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"Literature is a life - giving power, a Utopia, an Elysium and a Luxury"

The seed of teaching of English was sown in 2000 and as a major subject at the graduate level in 2008 - 2009 with 40 students. The Postgraduate programme commenced on 2011 - 2012 with 06 students followed by the Research Programme in 2014 - 2015 with 10 students.

It is an exemplary department focusing on the manifold aspects of communication skills. The department is vibrant with 14 commendable veterans endeavoring their valuable expertise at all levels.

"Nothing in the World is as powerful as a WORD"

 

Mission

We mould our students to become strong in their linguistic skills; we empower them to be meticulous in their expression that has resulted in their being absorbed in various educational institutions.

Vision

We have plans to arrange for international seminars and workshops and enable our students be exposed to the various fields in literature. Conducting more co curricular and extra?curricular activities is also in process.

CAREER OPTIONS

      LEARN ENGLISH AND BLOSSOM EVERYWHERE

  • TEACHING
  • BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING (BPO)
  • JOURNALISM
  • RECEPTIONIST
  • AIR-HOSTESS
  • TOURIST GUIDE
  • WRITER
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
  • STENOGRAPHER
  • NEWSPAPER EDITOR
  • MASS MEDIA
    • NEWS READER
    • TRANSLATOR
    • REPORTER
    • PRESS EDITOR
    • PROOF READER
  • ORATOR
  • PERSONAL ASSISTANT
  • SECRETARY

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES:

S.No DATE TITLE CHIEF GUEST
1. 4.4.2008 IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION DR. NOEL, H.O.D, BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY, TRICHY
2. 25.7.2008 ENGLISH LITERARY ASSOCIATION (RELEVANCE OF LITERATURE FOR TODAY'S WORLD). DR. SHANTHI, ASSO. PROF.,SRI A.V.V.M. PUSHPAM COLLEGE, POONDI.
3. 7.8.2009 ELA- IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

MR. JOSEPH PANDIAN, RETD PROF., SRI A.V.V.M. PUSHPAM COLLEGE, POONDI.

4. 4.8.2010 BENEFITS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE MRS. MARY GRACE, PRINCIPAL OF GOVT. COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, KMU
5. 23.2.2011 MODERN TRENDS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE DR. MURUGESAN, H.O.D, S.K.S.S COLLEGE OF ARTS, THIRUPANANDHAL.
6. 1.8.2011 MEANINGFUL CO - EXISTENCE DR. KALAYARASI, H.O.D, GOVT. COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, KMU
7. 3.3.2012 LEARNING LANGUAGE THROUGH LITERATURE MR.RAMAKRISHNAN H.O.D,GOVT.ARTS COLLEGE, KMU
8. 27.7.2012 LITERATURE AND SOCIETY DR. SIVAKUMAR, ASSO.PROF ,SRI A.V.V.M. PUSHPAM COLLEGE, POONDI.
9. 8.10.2013 POST COLONIAL LITERATURE DR. S. SIVARAJA, H.O.D, MASS COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, KMU
10. 1.2.2014 INAUGURAL OF IDEAL QUIZ CLUB DR. REV.SR. SARA JASMINE, IDHAYA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, KMU.
11. 4.4.2014 CONTROL YOUR MIND AND IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN EDUCATION. MS. PHILOMINA MARY, LECTURER IN MICROBIOLOGY.
12. 9.12.2014 IMPACT OF LILTERATURE ON SOCIETY ADVOCATE M. SUKUMARAN, ADV. GEORGE
13. 11.3.2014 WHY DO YOU CHOOSE LITERATURE? DR. RAMAKRISHNAN, H.O.D, GOVT. ARTS COLLEGE, KMU.
14. 6.8.2015 SOCIAL AWARENESS

MR.R. JAYAKUMAR, ADVOCATE AND GOVT.PLEADER, KMU.

15. 11.3.2016 THE ROAD TO SUCCESS MRS. S. KAVITHA, LECTURER IN ENGLISH, IDHAYA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, KMU.
16. 23.9.2016 THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN MR.C.RADHAKRISHNAN, ASSO.PROF, SRI A.V.V.M. PUSHPAM COLLEGE, POONDI.
17. 10.2.2017 IMPORTANCE AND VALUES OF SHAKESPEARE AND HIS WORKS MR.S. SARAVANAN, H.O.D, GOVT.ARTS COLLEGE, KMU.
18. 31.3.2017 GRATITUDE

MS. KOKILA, MS. FLORENCE, MS. PREETHI PERIYANAYAGI.

19. 24.8.2017 THE IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING COMMUNICATION SKILL MR. XAVIER, PROPRIETOR, PHILOMINA'S SPOKEN ENGLISH, KMU.
20. 12.10.2017 WORKSHOP ON COMMUNICATION SEMINAR MR. SANTHOSH VARMAN, DICE- DIRECTOR,M.A.,M.Ed.,M.B.A.,M.A(cri).,KUMBAKONAM.
21. 17.2.2018 INTER CLASS LITERARY FE(A)ST IDEAL CONTEST REV.SR.DR.EUGIN AMALA, PRINCIPAL, IDHAYA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN,KUMBAKONAM.
22. 16.4.2018 VALEDICTORY 2018 MR.S.ARUMUGAM,M.A.,M.Ed.,P.G.D.T.E.,M.Phil.,HEAD MASTER, GOVT.HR.SEC.SCHOOL, THIRUBUVANAM.
23. 13.7.2018 ALL DEPARTMENT ASSOCIATION INAUGURAL DR.K.PALANIVELU,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,PH.D.,FORMER PRINCIPAL, GOVT.ATRS COLLEGE(A), KUMBAKONAM.
24. 27.7.2018 ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP DR.V.JAY SINGH THAKUR,ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS,ASSISTANT DEEN,COLLEGE OF ARTS & APPLIED SCIENCE, DHOFAR UNIVERSITY, SALALAH, SULTANATE OF OMAN.
25. 15.10.2018 INTER DEPARTMENT COMPETITION IDEAL CONTEST 2018 REV.SR.DR.EUGIN AMALA, PRINCIPAL, IDHAYA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN , KUMBAKONAM.
26. 21.2.2019 STRESS MANAGEMENT & WELL-BEING DR. ARULNAYAGAM M.A., M.PHIL., PH.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, GOVT., ARTS COLLEGE(AUTO), KUMBAKONAM.
27. 29.3.2019 VALEDICTORY 2019 REV.SR.DR.VIMALI MARY, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,HEAD OF TAMIL DEPARTMENT, IDHAYA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN KUMBAKONAM.
28. 12.7.2019 ALL DEPARTMENT ASSOCIATION INAUGURAL DR.A.NAGARAJAN,M.SC.,(APP.PSY).,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,PH.D(U.K).,PH.D(INDIA), PRINCIPAL , AVC COLLEGE (A), MAYILADUTHURAI.
29. 30.8.2019 INTERDEPARTMENT COMPETITION IDEAL LITERARY CLUB 2019 DR.ANNADURAI,M.A.,M.Phil.,PH.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, GOVT.ARTS COLLEGE, KMU.
30. 24.9.2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2019 "RECENT TRENDS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE 1)DR.T.KARUNAKARAN,SENIOR LECTURER, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING, FACULTY OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF JAFFNA, SRILANKA.

2)DR.J.UMA SAMUNDEESWARI,M.A.,M.PHIL.,PH.D.,ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, A.V.V.M.SRI PUSHPAM COLLEGE, POONDI.

3)DR.K.SIVAKUMAR, M.A.,M.PHIL.,B.Ed.,PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, A.V.V.M. SRI PUSHPAM COLLEGE, POONDI.

4)DR.R.SUBHASHRI, M.A.,M.PHIL.,PH.D.,ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENLGLISH, BHARATHIDASAN GOVT.COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, PONDICHERRY.

STUDENTS PARTICIPATION IN OTHER COLLEGE

SNO YEAR NATURE OF THE ACTIVITY NAME OF THE STUDENT CLASS PROGRAMME REMARKS
1 2010 - 2011 BIBLE QUIZ 2 STUDENTS III BA ENGLISH HOLY CROSS COLLEGE, TRICHY I PRIZE AND II PRIZE
2 2010 - 2011 WESTERN DANCE J. BERNATH, J. CIBIYA II BA ENGLISH ST. ANNE'S HR. SEC. SCHOOL, CUDDALORE. PARTICIPATED
3 2011 - 2012 LITERARY ASSOCIATION 5 STUDENTS UG ENGLISH SRI. A.V.V.M PUSHPAM COLLEGE, POONDI. I PRIZE
4 2012 - 2013 WESTERN DANCE MANIMOZHI, MARY ANU PRETHI II BA ENGLISH ANNAI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, KOVILACHERI IV PRIZE
5 2013 - 2014 LITERARY CONTEST 19 STUDENTS UG & PG ENGLISH ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE, TRICHY. PARTICIPATED
6 2013 - 2014 KALAI SANGAMAM 2 STUDENTS UG ENGLISH BHARATH COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, THANJAVUR. II PRIZE
7 2014 - 2015 CULTURAL MEET 8 STUDENTS UG & PG ENGLISH ANNAI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, KOVILACHERI II PRIZE
8 2015 - 2016 LITERARY MEET 30 STUDENTS UG & PG ENGLISH BON SECOURS COLLEGE, THANJAVUR I & III PRIZE
9 2015 - 2016 LITERARY MEET 10 STUDENTS UG & PG ENGLISH TAMILVEL UMAMAHESWARANAR KARANDHAI ARTS COLLEGE, THANJAVUR. I & II PRIZE
10 2016 - 2017 DRAMA CONTEST 6 STUDENTS UG & PG ENGLISH RABIAMMAL AHAMED MAIDEEN COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, THIRUVARUR. PARTICIPATED
11 2016 - 2017 LITERARY FE(A)ST 25 STUDENTS UG & PG ENGLISH JAMAL MOHAMMED COLLEGE (AUTO), TRICHY. I PRIZE & PARTICIPATED
12 2016 - 2017 LIT - GALA' 17 21 STUDENTS UG & PG ENGLISH TAMILVEL UMAMAHESWARANAR KARANDHAI ARTS COLLEGE, THANJAVUR. I , II, & III PRIZE
13 2016 - 2017 LITERARY FE(A)ST 11 STUDENTS UG ENGLISH MASS COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, KALLAPULIUR II PRIZE
14 2017 - 2018 LITERARY FEST18 30 STUDENTS UG ENGLISH BON SECOURS COLLEGE, THANJAVUR PARTICIPATED
15 2017 - 2018 NATIOANL CONFERENCE 4 STUDENTS UG & PG ENGLISH BON SECOURS COLLEGE, THANJAVUR PRESENTED & PUBLISHED PAPER
16 2018 - 2019 INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 3 STUDENTS PG ENGLISH AVVM POONDI PUSHPAM ARTS AND SCIENCE, THANJAVUR PRESENTED A PAPER
17 2018 - 2019 INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 9 STUDENTS UG ENGLISH AVVM POONDI PUSHPAM ARTS AND SCIENCE, THANJAVUR PARTICIPATED
18 2019 - 2020 INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR 2 STUDENTS PG ENGLISH GOVT.COLLEGE, KUMBAKONAM. PRESENTED & PUBLISHED PAPER
19 2019 - 2020 INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR 23 STUDENTS PG ENGLISH ANNAI COLLEGE FOR ARTS & SCIENCE, KUMBAKONAM. PRATICIPATED
20 2019 - 2020 ZESTO'19 INTER SCHOOL & INTER COLLEGE MEET 6 STUDENTS UG & PG ENGLISH SPARK SCHOOL OF CAREER EDUCATION & ROTARY CLUB OF KUMBAKONAM. 2 I-PRIZES & 3 III-PRIZES
21 2019 - 2020 INTERNATIOANL CONFERENCE 2 STUDENTS PG ENGLISH BON SECOURS COLLEGE, THANJAVUR PRESENTED & PUBLISHED PAPER
22 2019 - 2020 ONE DAY WORKSHOP 8 STUDENTS UG ENGLISH POOMPUHAR COLLEGE(A), MELAIYUR. PARTICIPATED

 

SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS / CONFERENCE ORGANISED

SNO DATE NAME OF THE SEMINOR RESOURCE PERSON NO. OF PERSONS ATTENDED
1 18.12.2012 LITERARY WORKSHOP MR. NAZERKHAN, MR. SURESH THIRUMALAI, DR. THANGAM GANESHAN, TNLRC, CHENNAI. 115 STUDENTS
2 12.2.2014 NATIONAL LEVEL LITERARY CONTEST. LIT. CON. FETE ' 14 DR. G. RUBY DAVASEELI, ASSO. PROF. IN ENGLISH, BHARATHIDASAN GOVT. COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, PONDICHERY. 70 STUDENTS, 6 COLLEGES PARTICIPATED
3 27.9.2017 TWO DAYS WORKSHOP ON DEVELOPING COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS MR. SANTHOSH VARMAN, MR. CHARLES, MR. VINOTH KUMAR, DICE INSTITUTE, KUMBAKONAM. 1100 STUDENTS
4 12.10.2017 ONE DAY WORKSHOP ON COMMUNICATIVE SKILL MR. SANTHOSH VARMAN, DICE INSTITUTE, KUMBAKONAM. 170 STUDENTS
5 27.7.2018 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP CRITICAL PEDAGOGY & ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING DR. VIJAY SINGH THAKUR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS, ASSISTANT DEAN, COLLEGE OF ARTS & APPLIED SCIENCES, DHOFAR UNIVERSITY, SALALAH, SULTANATE OF OMAN. 519 STUDENTS
6. 24.9.2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2019 "RECENT TRENDS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE 1)DR.T.KARUNAKARAN,SENIOR LECTURER, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING, FACULTY OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF JAFFNA, SRILANKA.

2)DR.J.UMA SAMUNDEESWARI,M.A.,M.PHIL.,PH.D.,ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, A.V.V.M.SRI PUSHPAM COLLEGE, POONDI.

3)DR.K.SIVAKUMAR, M.A.,M.PHIL.,B.Ed.,PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, A.V.V.M. SRI PUSHPAM COLLEGE, POONDI.

4)DR.R.SUBHASHRI, M.A.,M.PHIL.,PH.D.,ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENLGLISH, BHARATHIDASAN GOVT.COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, PONDICHERRY.

600 STUDENTS, 10 COLLEGE FACULTIES PARTICIPATED

 

OUTCOME

 

      I. DEAPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES:

    • The Department of English was established in the year 2008.
    • It offers B.A ,M.A & M.Phil Programmes
    • II. FACULTY:

    • There are 13 qualified Teaching Faculty
    • Faculty awarded with Doctorate & or NET/ SET qualified- 4
    • III. UNIVERSITY RANK HOLDERS:

    • Total number of Rank Holders: 5
    • IV. SEMINARS & ASSOCIATIONS:

    • Seminars, workshops and IDEAL Contest organized- 28
    • International Seminar organized- 2

 

FUTURE PLANS

 

    • Designing Multimedia Packages, Web-based Courses and Materials.
    • Undertaking Collaborative efforts with other language centers in India and Abroad.
    • Augmenting department infrastructural facilities and a plan to establish a centre for language studies.
    • Performance based on learning methods through Innovative Projects.
    • To improve Academic Achievement/Academic Performance.
    • To conduct International Seminars.
    • Work hard to increase the number of Rank-holders.
    • To develop the Department Library.