The Department of English Language had its humble beginning in the year 1995 with two faculty members. Now, It is supported by a committed team of ten faculty members who aim to impart quality education. Heads of the department over the years include:
Dr. CHRISTOPHER RAMESH M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D- ( 1995-2005)
Dr. B.KATHIRESAN M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D – (2000-2005)
Ms. N.RADHA M.A., M.Phil., – (2005 –Till Date )
The Department serves as the backbone in enhancing communication skills among the students of all UG-discipline. Later from 2016-2017 onwards it shares few literature papers of UG literature department for academic enhancement. With its long and distinguished history, the Department following the foot path of the management ensures to develop language skills with ease that helps the students to tap the potential of English more effectively for their personal and professional use.
Every year, the syllabus is revamped on suggestions from erudite subject experts, trainers, alumni, students and parents to enhance the student’s communicative functions in academic, social and work situations.
The Department is well equipped with a library consisting of 500 books, a PC with internet and printer and has access to practical usage components like Virtual Library, Smart Board, ICT enabled classroom, Google classroom, and subject link to YouTube. It has two language lab to train the students in Spoken English.
THE DEPARTMENT MEMBERSHIP
- American Consulate Library
The Department provides hospitable environment for research. Two staff are recognized guides for M.Phil, program and one faculty for Ph.D program. So far, 7 M.Phil scholars have been produced and two are pursuing. Four of the faculties are involved in doctoral research. The continual participation of the faculty members in National / International Seminars, Conferences and Workshops enhances research activities. Every member of the department has published and are publishing research article in Journal / Books.
The department has published nine books including revised editions. Three books have been published in collaboration with Aided English Department .
Guest lectures, Workshops and Seminars concentrating on LSRW skills are organized periodically by eminent literary scholar to usher in modern innovative thinking in the field of language and literature. The department has organized a National Seminar on “Revolution Through Literature” to celebrate the centenary year of Marxist Revolution and observed Poetry Day to promote creativity and to support Linguistic diversity. Both were of great acclaim. The articles received from all over India were selected and published in two volumes of book with ISBN number and very few articles were published in a journal (RJOE) with ISSN number.
The department feels proud in extending its service to the rural society in the form of extension. It stood one with society in imparting basic English knowledge and environment consciousness to the primary school children in and around Pollachi.