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Department of English - About the Department

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Vision
  • To protect and promote collegiality, to share governance and continue academic freedom and integrity.
  • To improve scholarship and creative activities of the students.
  • To attain excellence in the field of teaching English coupled with values
Mission

The Department believes in the power of language to educate, exhort, excite and enlighten the students’ community. It fosters to students and faculties to have a passion for teaching. Learning activities in the capacious discipline of English studies.

Genesis

The Department of English was established in the year 1973 offering Part II English. The Department was uplifted with the inception of BA English Literature in the year 1983. From its inception, the Department has been striving to fulfill its Mission of imparting need- based programme in English. The Department was recognized as a Research Department in the year 2014 and is offering M.Phil and Ph.D. Programmes.It is also offering a Bharathiar University recognised Certificate Course in Journalism and Mass Media.

Salient Features

The Department has high UG student strength and its reearh programmes too are much in demand. 90% of the faulty members are PhDs actively involved in research. The students have achieed laurens in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities as well. The curriculum and syllabus is regularly updated to benefit higher education and job opportunities for students. The faculty members are well-versed in the use of technology for teaching purposes. The students are exposed to guest lectures, competitions, seminars and conferences conduted by the department . The Department has also brought out textbooks written/edited/ompiled by the faculty for Part II and various courses of the B.A.English Literature programmes. Faulty members have also secured national and international sponsored projects. The Department is equipped with Smart Board, LCD projector and other technological equipment and also has a state-of-the-art language Lab. The Department English was awarded the Best Department in the years 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Thrust Areas

The research focus of the Department was initially on Drama but has now diversified into areas such as Ecocriticism, Gandhian Literature, Myth and Archetypal Criticism, Travel Writing, English Language Teaching, Children and Young Adult Literature as well as Fantasy Fiction.

Milestones
  • 1973- Established in the year 1973
  • 1983-B.A.English Literature
  • 2014- M.Phil and PhD research programmes introduced
  • 2019-Bharathiar University recognised Certificate Course in Journalism and Mass Media
Roll of Honour
Faculty Name Designation Period of Service
Mr.A.K.Ganapathisubramaniam Reader & Head 1973-1992
Mr.M.P.Baladhandapani Reader & Head 1974-2002
Dr.Diwakar Thomas Associate Professor & Head 1973-2007
Dr.P.Tirunavakkarasu Associate Professor & Head 1974-2009
Mr.V.Kailasam Lecturer 1978-1987
Dr.R.Santhakumari Associate Professor & Head 1983-2016
Dr.Mahalakshmi Associate Professor 1984-2006
Dr.T.Muraleeswari Associate Professor, Head & Principal 1985-2017
Dr.R.Poongothai Associate Professor 1989-2013
Dr.M.R.Kalarani Associate Professor 1989-2017

 

Vision
  • To provide appropriate pedagogies - including class size - and environments (classrooms, equipment, resources, and technology) that will lead student retention and success as well as an increase in the number of majors.
  • To help students see themselves as professionals, as part of a discipline with skills and abilities valuable in the business, teaching, publishing, or post-graduate work.
  • To give students a sense of themselves as citizens of a larger community by encouraging participation in service learning and in diverse and national course work and programming.
  • To balance the needs of general education - communication, diversity, global perspectives, interdisciplinary studies - with those of the major.
Mission

The curriculum is designed to enable students to become informed citizens and active members of society.

  • We have designed our English major programs to convene the needs of English majors entering the 21st century.
  • We incorporate new technology at PG level like computer applications, web-based learning environment, Green Literature in our courses and encourage innovations in research program development.

Our unique degree and course provide students with high quality education that emphasizes the following:

  • A Firm Foundation in Literature: Our core English courses provide a solid background in literary traditions, history and research.
  • Multiculturalism: Our degree is specifically oriented to multicultural literature and diverse approaches to the study of literature. Course offerings, Faculty and Resources focus on bringing the world and its literature into the classroom.
  • In addition, our faculty is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge, evident in their involvement in programs such as Copy Writing, World Literature, Single Author Study and Environmental Studies. Our graduates are well prepared for professional and for lifelong learning. They pursue careers in education, research, business, law, government, and publishing. The Department's policies and its reading- and writing-intensive curriculum demonstrate our commitment to the liberal arts.
Genesis
  • The Department of English (PG) has been entered in the academic journey of KASC in the year 2003.
  • The Department offers MA English at the PG level and BA English Literature and Part II English at the UG level.
  • It also offers - Tourism and Air ticketing & Fundamental Psychology and personality development as value-added courses.
  • B.A English Literature was established in the year 2012.
  • The Department offers Journalism and provide Internship program for the students through the UG program.
Salient Features
  • A Firm Foundation in Literature: Our core English courses provide a solid background in literary traditions, history and research.
  • Multiculturalism: Our degree is specifically oriented to multicultural literature and diverse approaches to the study of literature. Course offerings, Faculty and Resources focus on bringing the world and its literature into the classroom.
  • In addition, our faculty is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge, evident in their involvement in programs such as Copy Writing, World Literature, Single Author Study and Environmental Studies. Our graduates are well prepared for professional and for lifelong learning. They pursue careers in education, research, business, law, government, and publishing. The Department's policies and its reading- and writing-intensive curriculum demonstrate our commitment to the liberal arts.
Thrust Areas
  • Translation Studies, Mass Communication and Journalism, Professional Ethics, English for competitive Examinations
  • The department focus on the hloistic development of the students through skill enhancement. Learning of communication through Literature studies promote the language skills to be writers, reporters, creative writers,translators and content writers, etc. The industry partnered internship programmes enhance the scope of the employability skill sets of the students.
  • The creative Department clubs enhance the specific skills of the students through monthly and weekly activities.
  • Theatrical studies enable the students to know about the theatre oriented skills and the opportunities to create,act and communicate develop their theatrical skill sets of students.
Job Opportunities for Students
  • Professional Writing: Journalism, resume production.
  • Technical Writing: Copy writing, translation services.
  • Literature and Culture: Poetry, drama, great authors, understanding cultural influences, critical thinking.
  • Research Methodology: Writing research papers following the correct methodology, presenting papers in Seminars and Conferences.

The MA Course opens up excellent job opportunities in a number of fields. Students who have completed the course can be employed as:

  • Teachers in schools and colleges
  • As E-content writers and web designers
  • Online tutors
  • Creative writers
  • Corporate trainers
  • Front office executives and HR executives
  • Copy Writers in advertisement agencies
  • Translators and interpreters
  • In various capacities in BPOs
  • As copy / technical editors in publishing houses
Future Plan
  • Spoken English classes for II UG classes.
  • A One day Literary Festival every year.
  • To introduce a Diploma course in Communicative English.
  • One day Inter-Collegiate Drama Festival every year.
  • PG Diploma course in Communicative English.
  • To make all teachers obtain their PhD Degree before the end of the year 2016.
  • Modifying and updating teaching methods in keeping with challenges and demands of the teaching of English as a second language especially to the learners of the disadvantaged sections.
  • Designing multimedia packages, web-based courses and materials for use in the Language Laboratory.
  • Several clubs were introduced
Notable Alumni
  • Mr. Solomon Paulraj is working as Assistant Professor in Karpagam University.
  • Mr. Gift Thompson is undergoing Divinity course in Chennai.
  • Mr. Pabin Dass working as Trainer in Maldives.
  • Mr. R. RajKumar is working as a Govt School teacher in Dharmapuri.
  • Mr. Kuriakose is undergoing Divinity course in Kerla.
  • Mr. S.Vidhyananth is working as Assistant Professir in Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College.
  • Mr. Udhaya Banu working as trainer in Maldives.
  • Dr. E.Kumar working as Head of the Department of English in PSG arts College in Salem.
  • Ms. Beaulah working as Assistant Professor in CIT Coimbatore.
  • Mr. S.M.Baggio working as Assistant Professor in Dr.SNS Rajalakshmi College Coimbatore.
  • Ms. Jaya Steffina working as Assistant Professor in Dr.SNS Rajalakshmi College Coimbatore.
  • Mr. S.Karthick working as Assistant Professor in Hindustan Arts College Coimbatore.
  • Ms. G.Vanitha working as Assistant Professor in Dr.SNS Rajalakshmi College Coimbatore.
  • Mr. A.Karthik working as Assistant Professor in Gobi Arts College Gobi.
Milestones

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Roll of Honour
Faculty Name Designation Period of Service
Dr.D.chitra Associate Professor and Head 2019-Till date
Mr.Athisayaraj Jebakumar Assistant Professor  
Mr.C.Sakthivel Assistant Professor  
Mrs.N.Ramaprabha Assistant Professor  
Dr.G.Youveniya Assistant Professor  
Mr.R.Gobinath Assistant Professor  
Ms.U.Gayathri Assistant Professor  
Mrs.Rini Marshel Assistant Professor  
Mr.O.S.Ravikumar Assistant Professor  
Mrs.Annamma John Assistant Professor  
Dr.P.Rajeswari Assistant Professor  
Mrs.M.Pradeepa Assistant Professor