Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University,Kottayam,Kerala.Re-accredited by NAAC with A grade.Celebrating the Golden Jubilee in 2013-14.

The epicenter of   intellectual, creativeand altruistic discourses of the college.   A chosen hub where aesthetic and reflective tastes and yearnings nestle. 

We envisage

  • Fostering new knowledge practices and aesthetic expressions in response to the   changing world
  • Reconstructing  learning strategiesinto innovative and  student centric approaches
  • Expanding  opportunities  to   enable  students  to acquire professional skills and  career competence

Courses Offered:

          M.A. English Language and Literature

          B. A.  English Language and Literature (Model I)

      B.A. (Self-Financing) English Literature and Communication Studies(Model III, Double Main)

Partaking   the   legacy of half a century of excellent service of the college, the Department stands aloft addressing the demands and issues of the times by redefining the existing parametres of knowledge dissemination. Ittries to be always ahead of the times in pedagogy, research and skill development. Truly humanitarian in outlook and extremely professional in attitude, the faculty help the students shape a befitting future for themselves. Here students are given the chance to think across times, cultures and disciplines, to explore their talents to endless bounds and to extend their creativity to boundless expanses defying the confines of knowledge. The Department attempts to carve out a successful sorority that can set its own standards.

Started in 1964, the Department  now offers a P.G. Course and two The ASAP programme hosted by the department  secured Five Star status in the last  two years and the Department  also offers a certificate course in German. The department hosts academic events, graced by eminent scholars from various walks of knowledge. We organize Prof. Rebecca Grace Memorial Lecture annuallyin honour of the first Head of the Department. The final year degree students have been successfully organizing intercollegiate educational and cultural fests for the last 15 years. The students broadcast a college radio and publish weekly tabloids.Endowed with   all the requisites for excellence likeresourceful and dedicated faculty, innovative teaching methods and state of the art technology, it is home to many active and creative young minds who take off from here to greater heights.



Associate Professors:

1.     Ms.Lincy JosephM.A., M.Phil, B.Ed

     Dr. Milon Franz (Head) MA, M.Phil, Ph.D., B.Ed, PGDJC


Assistant Professors:

1.     Dr. Lima Antony   M.A, B.Ed.,Ph.D.

2.     Dr. Mini V.S M.A, M.Phil, B.Ed,

3.     Ms. Sruthy Francis M, M.A.,M.Phil,

4.     Dr. Saumi Mary M  M.A.,B.Ed.

5.     Dr. Liss Marie Das M.A.,M.Phil, Ph.D.

6.     Ms. Jasmine GonesalvezM.A.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.

7.     Ms. V. Sreeja M.A., M.Phil,

8.     Ms. Camilla Diana B. H. M.A.,B.Ed.,

9.     Ms. Sheeba V. Rajan  M.A

     Ms. RenjithaRaghunath M.A.,B.Ed.


Faculty (B.A.English  Literature  and Communication Studies)

1.     Ms. Sonia John Markose M. A. (Mass Communication), P.G. D. P.R.

2.     Ms. Bindu Varghese M.A.( English)

3.     Ms.Namita Jonas M.A.(Mass Communication)

4.     Ms. Mary Tomsy M.A.( English), B.Ed.

     Ms.  Arya BalachandranM.A. ( English)




Xav Virtuoso 2k16

Xav Virtuoso 2k16 was inaugurated at the hands of Mr. Neeraj Madhav-famous youth icon and actor in the Malayalam film industry. Ms. Honey Rose, the actress and a member of organizing team was present at the function. All the competitions witnessed a large enthusiastic participation from various colleges around Kerala including NUALS, Rajagiri, Maharajas, St. Pauls, CUSAT,UC, Law College, FISAT, SCMS, BMC to name a few.The first prize was bagged by Siena College Professional Studies College followed by Chinmaya College being the first runner up. Various  competitions such as fashion show competition 'Estilo, Concentio band, Marketing, Mime, Photography, Collage, Quiz,Group dance, Rhythm War, Script Writing, Live reporting etc added to the glam of the fest.  CLUB FM 94.3 was also present for the RJ Hunt competition. The occasion was graced with the presence of famous RJ's like RJ Rafi and Karthik.  Events were judged by well known and experienced personalities in respective fields like Sameera Saneesh, DJ Antonio, Joe Siby Malayil, RJ Rafi, RJ Karthik to name a few. It was remarkable that for every event there was whole hearted coordination between students and staff members of English department of St. Xavier's college.The overall champion ship was bagged by NUALS.



Inauguration of Prof. Rebecca Grace Thomas Memorial Lecture series by

Dr. Joseph Koyippally, Dean, School of Comparitive Literature, Central University Of Kerala, Kasargod

Xav Virtuoso 2k16 logo lauched by Mollywood Actress Honey Rose

Honey Rose, student of B.A Communicative English handing over the presents to Jagdeep Murali, Senior Manager as part of Mathrubhoomi - Padam 1 Oru Kaisahayam Campaign.


June 5th was celebrated as World Environment Day. Students of the department along with faculty members gathered on the banks of river periyar and recited 'Green poems'. Students of the department also organized an organic food products exhibition in the college.

     An intercollegiate workshop on Research Methodology was conducted On Aug 6th,by the Department of English .The session was handled by Dr.Prasanth associate Prof, Kalady College.



            Students of the department organized a Flash Mob  on Sept 7th, as a tribute to all the teachers and to mark the occasion of teachers  day.







 'A Christmas Carol' a beloved classic by Charles Dickens staged  by Second Literature students  



  'Xavlogs'- release of the Literary blog by  Dr. Molly Joseph



English week - The department of English celebrated the English week on the 10th,11th and 18th of September. The department organised various events on these days like  Brit-O-cusine, Halloween pageant  and Litacle(literary spectacle) cum exhibition of different literary ages by the students of the department.



   Inauguration of English Association by the novelist Maxin James.


Xav Virtuso- 2015

As a part of the co- curricular activities, the 3rd BA communicative English students of St.Xavier's College for Women, Aluva; proudly presents 'Xav Virtuoso 2015' a carnival to revel and a feast to relish on. 'XAV' hails from the name of our college and 'VIRTUOSO' means a person skilled in any art or music. Thus, the aim of creating a platform for the youth to explore their inner passions and set the stage ablaze. This inter collegiate event in the previous years has been graced by the presence of legends of film industry and dignitaries from other walks of life.This year, it included the participation of students from all over the state on the 14th and 15th of Sept. Various events like dance, music,  marketing and many more were held. The event was inaugurated by the youth icon Vinay Fort and Honey Rose.







The very first edition of the college tabloid -Xav Voice was released in the month of August by the Communicative English Department. Xav Voice is a quarterly campus tabloid. For the students, this is a chance to show case their writing skills. The budding talents of the students are brought to limelight through this tabloid and thus nothing goes unnoticed. College news, editorial, students corner are the various sections in this four page newspaper. Advertisements are also published here.This has become so popular among the students and the quarterly edition is actually worth the wait.

Download tabloid august issue here


Radio Xav
Introducing in the year 2015,  Radio Xav is the campus radio run by the students of Communicative English.It is operated with the aim of broadcasting educational and  cultural activities of the week.It goes on air every thursday at 12 noon.Every programme would be based on the most popular topic of that particular week.Students can wish their friends on their birthdays and also suggest to play their favourite songs.This programme was initiated by the faculty of English Department and has become a major success under their guidance.

Logo of Radio-Xav


The English Association was inaugurated by the writer and journalist Shinie Antony on 10th January 2013.  She also gave a Golden Jubilee Lecture on Contemporary Indian Writers.  The manuscript magazine prepared by the students of the English department was released by her.  The UGC national seminar proceedings "Literature and Environment: Deep Ecological Perspectives" with ISBN was released by her on the same day.


                                                         Association Inauguration

Proceedings of National Seminar


The Department of English and Association for Environmental Protection conducted a UGC sponsored National Seminar on 11th and 12th of July 2013 on 'Literature and Environment: Deep Ecological Perspectives.'  The seminar was formally inaugurated by  Dr. V.S. Vijayan, Chairman, Salim Ali Foundation, Trichur. 

                                                         UGC sponsored National Seminar


             The English Association of the college was inaugurated by Dr. Ancy Eapen, Associate Professor of English, U.C. College, Aluva. The manuscript magazine prepared by our students, Lustrare 2012 was released by Dr. Ancy Eapen. There was an enactment of Macbeth by 3rd year Literature students.

              The Department of English observed the Environment day on 5th June 2012. As part of the programme 4 saplings were planted in the garden by teachers and students.  For the improvement of language skills and acquisition of self confidence, the Department of English offers a 25 hours ICT ENABLED ENGLISH ENHANCEMENT COURSE which includes 15 hrs of theory and 10 hrs of practical from January 2013 to March 2013. Together with the language lab sessions and the theory classes, the students become equipped to face the challenges of present day interviews and group discussions gaining self confidence to enter into the thresholds of the extremely competitive world. As part of Community Outreach Programme the II M A English students celebrated the Christmas with the kids and members of 'Snehakoodu' Aluva. They give free English tuitions to the girls in the orphanage.


             The III year B.A Communicative English students organized an inter-collegiate media and culture fest- as a part of the curriculum. The two-day fest, in which nearly twenty five colleges participated, was conducted on the 11th and 12th of October 2012. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Anwar Saddath, M.L.A, Aluva. Cine actor Mr. Asif Ali was the chief guest. Face Painting, Dress like a Painting, Short Film, Photography, Group Dance, Pair Dance and Western Band were the competitions conducted. A DJ Party by DJ Ryan was also held.

             Goan Institute conducted campus recruitment in our college for the post of Communicative English Faculty on 30-01-2013. Six candidates were selected from the English department. A workshop on short film and feature film titled Mise-en-scene was organized by the Department of English On 15-02-2013. Mr. A. Sahadevan, Associate Editor, India Vision discussed the grammar of movie making - shot, scene, sequence. Students from various colleges participated in this one day workshop.



The activities of the English Literary Association for the year 2011 took off on 28 September at 10:30 am in the College Auditorium. The Chief Guest of the day was Dr. P. M. Chacko, Retd. Professor of English, Union Christian College, Aluva. In his Inaugural address, Dr. P. M. Chacko exhorted the students to nurture their language skills through reading literary works. Later in the afternoon, the cultural programmes  performed by the students of the English Department were staged.






The English Association was inaugurated on 20th Dec 2010 by the Prof. P.J. Joseph, the Chairman of the To-cH Group of institutions.  He spoke on the importance of English in the present day world.  The manuscript 'Srishti' was also realeased on the 1st of December 73 students along with Dr. Molly, Ms.Lima and Ms. Bindu visited 'Aakashaparavakal', a rehabilitation centre form old age women.  It was a very enriching experience and a confrontation with hard realities of the time for everyone.  The time was spent in entertaining the inmates, a sum of Rs 2000 was also donated.


English Literary Association Inauguration By Prof.P.J.Joseph


The English Literary Association was inaugurated by Mr. Manoj K. Das, the Resident editor of The New Indian Express.  He also released the manuscript magazine entitled 'Rivulet'. Ms.Anju Unni of III B.A. English secured IST Prize in Elocution as part of Wild Welfare celebrations. She was also chosen as the Best Allrounder of our college. 

Chakoram '09 

           The final year B.A. Communicative English Students organized  'Chakoram'09, an inter-collegiate short film fest on 25th September 2009.  Renowned cine artists Shri Jayaram and Shri Sasikumar inaugurated the event.  It was followed by the screening of short films.  An open forum was conducted in which Director Mr.Ashiq Abu, Prof V.N.Vinod, Mr. Sreejith, Film Editor and Ms. Indu Rajasekharan answered to students queries regarding the techniques of film making.  Carmel College, Mala secured the first prize.

Magazine release

Shakespearean Drama Fest



The Activities of the English Literary Association was inaugurated by Prof Bruce Miller 21st October 2008.  the Association conducted a film talk by the journalist Mr. Vijay George.  A film review session with the support of 'Chitrasala Film Society', Angamaly was also organized in which two movies 'No Man's Land' and 'Getting Home' were screened.  'Nature With Literature' was the vow taken by the students of the English Department in connection with the World Environment day which was celebrated with various awareness campaigns by students.  The II Communicative students secured the second prize for a silent movie competition held at Bharatmata College, Thrikkakkara.


English Association Inauguration

Prof. Bruce Miller

In tune with time......


The English Literary Association was inaugurated by Dr. Varghese John, Principal U.C. College, Aluva.  On the Alzheimers's dau a film review inter departmental competition based on the film 'Thanmathra' was conducted.  The Teacher'd day was celebrated on 5th September.  

III B.A. Communicative students secured the first prize in the inter-collegiate Mock Advertising Competition conducted by the Department of English St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam.  

The III C.E. students prepared a documentary film 'Sameeksha' which was released on July 22nd.  It won a lot of appreciation from the media and the public.


The English Department organized a UGC sponsored national seminar on 'Ideology and Society'.  The seminar was inaugurated by Dr. U.R. Anathamurthy, former president of Sahitya Academy, New Delhi and former Vice-Chancellor of M.G. University.  Dr. V.N. Vinod, Lecturer School of Drama, University of Calicut, Dr. V.C. Harris, Director School of Letters, M.G. University, Dr. Muralidharan, Reader and Head of the Dept. of English, St. Aloysius College, Trichur were among the eminent resource persons for the seminar. 

The English Association conducted an IT aided Literary Quiz competition and an Inter-Departmental Film Review competition .  

40 students along with three teachers visited the rehabilitation centre named 'Akashapparavakal'. The final year Communicative English Students  prepared a documentary on 'Kottayil Kovilakom'.A certificate course in Journalism was conducted.  

The FESTA(Former English Students and Teacher's Association) meeting was held. 

 The English  Association was formally inaugurated by Dr. Mercy Williams, the Hon. Mayor of Cochin Corporation of 17th October 2006.  The manuscript magazine 'Incandescent Dreams' was also released.

UGC Sponsored seminar

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