The Department of English has been in existence ever since the inception of the college in 1971. The study of Englishwas made mandatory for all degree programmes.
The Department of English seeks to make students proficient in all the four basic skills of Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Towards this end it offers a Foundation Course in English, the textbooks being prepared by the faculty members of the Department. The Department also conducts Soft Skills classes for both the Undergraduate and Post Graduate students. Personality Enrichment Programme forms an integral part of these classes.
List of successive Heads of the Department:
|1||Prof. A. Gopala Krishnan||1971-1976|
|2||Prof. B. Arthanareeswaran||1976-1991|
|4||Dr. T. G. Joseph||1997-2008|
|6||Dr. C.N. Eswari||2010-2016|
|7||Prof. B. Kumaran||2016 to date|
The Department of English regularly conducts Guest Lectures, Workshops for the students.A variety of competitions such as Poster Making Competition, Spell Bee, Quiz, Essay Writing, Short Story Writing and Poetry Writing Competitions are conducted every year.The Department also encourages the students to exhibit their talents under the banner called “Talent Hut”.This is organized every Thursday during the Tea Break for about 20 minutes in the Assembly Square.