Department of English


The English course exposes the students to a wide range of literary texts drawn from a vast expanse of time and space: beginning with acquiring a strong foundation in classical Indian and European (Greek and Roman) literature, students go on to make an intensive in-depth study of Renaissance, Enlightenment, Romantic, Victorian, and Modern literature. The course is not just confined to literature written in English but also includes an array of texts available in English translation including texts originally written in Greek and Sanskrit to those written in modern European and Indian languages. The study of genres, literary movements, and historical turning points forms an integral part of the course. Students learn the importance of studying texts from a wide range of cultural and multidisciplinary perspectives.

Scope and Avenues

Our English faculty, a unique combination of experience and exuberance, is renowned for its excellence in teaching. During the course of studies, students acquire proficiency in written and oral communication; develop analytical and critical thinking skills; and acquire the ability to debate and develop convincing arguments to support their own point of view. After graduation, English students have the option to choose a career in creative and professional writing, editing, journalism, advertising, social media, public relations, hospitality & tourism industry, copywriting and publishing. Students who acquire proficiency in another language can become translators, while others can go into teaching after doing MA (with NET), B.Ed. or a language teaching certification course. The course attracts students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and the undergraduates learn a great deal from this rich multi-ethnic, multi-cultural environment. To encourage creativity and enhance intellectual acumen the department from time to time organises seminars, talks, demonstrations, and literature related film screenings. As a demonstration of the acquired skills students bring out an in-house newsletter The Olive Branch annually.


 Programme  No of Sections  Syllabus  Commencement of the Programme
 B.A. (Aided)  -  2017  2017  2004
 M.A. (Aided)  -  2017  2017  2004
 M.Phil. (Aided)  -  2017  2017  2004
 B.A. (Unaided)  -  2017  2017  2004
 M.A. (Unaided)  -  2017  2017  2004
 COP  -  2017  2017  2004

Department Activities



The Department of English conducted a seminar on "Setting on Track The Corona derailed Literary Wagon" on behalf of Sheke-Speare Literary Association on 10.5.2022. Dr Anushmitha Sebastian was the Guest Faculty. The students of the Department of English and II year students were the participants.