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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

SELF SUPPORTING

COURSES OFFERED

UG COURSES

PG COURSES

B.A English

B.A English and Communication Skills

M.A English

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U.G. English

U.G. English & CS

P.G. English

Established in the year 1981, the Department of English offers two undergraduate programmes, namely,

  • BA English (Sanctioned student strength – 70)
  • BA English Literature and Communication (Sanctioned student strength – 70)

 

BA English programme trains students to critically engage with diverse literature in English across the world in social, cultural, political and historical contexts. 

BA English Literature and Communication programme, which is a blend of a strong literature content with an equivalent content of communication – based courses, aims to train students to apply critical and theoretical approaches to the analysis of literary texts in various genres and traditions and synthesise language aesthetics and mechanics with various communication strategies for competency in professional and social discourses.

The pedagogic practices of the Department, besides imparting domain- knowledge and skills, seek to promote leadership and interpersonal competencies among students. Ever inspired by our revered Founder’s vision, the Department is dedicated to moulding the students into knowledgeable, skilled, career-ready, value – guided and socially conscious citizens contributing to the progress of our Nation and the wider humanity.

Department Email ID: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria

B.A English : Candidates who have passed in +2 Board exams from all disciplines with a good foundation in English Language and Communication.

B.A English and Communication Skills:

Candidates who have passed in +2 Board exams from all disciplines with a good foundation in English Language and Communication.

PLACEMENT ACTIVITIES

S.No.

year

Number of students Registered

Number of students selected

2014-2015

23

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9

2015-2016

24

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13

2016-2107

59

10

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2017-2018

10

5

2018-2019

6

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1

2019-2020

13

1

ACHEIVEMENTS

Activities       

                                                             

S.No

Date of the Event

Title of the Workshop/Seminar/Webinar/FDP

Category (National/International/State)

Name of expert(s) invited along with the name of Institution(s)

 

1

02/07/2020

Webinar: From Anthropocentrism to Anthrozoology: New Vistas in Ecocriticism

National

Dr. Anitha Balakrishnan, Former Head of the Department, Department of English, Queen Mary’s College for Women, Chennai.

2

03/05/2021

Impact of Literary Works on Human Rights Advocacy and Awareness

Dr. Sriranjini Subramanian,

Former Head, Department of Human Rights and Duties Education, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai 

 

SPORTS

Name of the Candidate

Games

State/National/International

Place

(I/II/III or Runner-Up)

Year

Nivetha  

Yoga

National

2020

 

PLACEMENT DETAILS

Batch

No.of Students Placed

Company Name

2016-2017

10

 

2017-2018

5

2018-2019

1

2019-2020

1

 

FACULTY PROFILE

K. YESHODA

Qualification: M.A., M.Phil,. UGC NET

Designation: Associate Professor

Years of Experience: UG: 24 years

Area of Specialization: British Literature, American Literature

Email-ID: [email protected]

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Elizabeth Thomas

Qualification: M.A., M.PHIL (SLET)

Designation: Associate Professor

Years Of Experience: UG: 21 Years

Area Of Specialization: British Literature, American Literature.

Email ID: [email protected]

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B.Chitra

Qualification: M.A., M.PHIL, (SLET)

Designation: Associate Professor

Years Of Experience: UG: 15 Years

Previous Experience: UG: 4 months

Area Of Specialization: British Literature, Indian Mythology.

Email ID: [email protected]

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Vidya Shri

Qualification: M.A., M.PHIL, (SLET)

Designation: Associate Professor

Years Of Experience: UG: 15 Years

Area Of Specialization: Women’s writing, Mythology and literature.

Email ID: [email protected]

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Anne Pon Malini (On Leave)

Qualification: MA B.Ed M.Phil,MA (Journalism)SET

Designation: Associate Professor

Years Of Experience: UG: 10 Years

Previous Experience: PG: 1 Years

Area Of Specialization: Women’s Writing, Indian Literature.

Email ID: NILL

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Dr. D. Uma

Qualification: M.A.,MPhil., PhD.,

Designation: Associate professor

Years of Experience: UG: 15 PG: 1

Previous Experience: UG: 6

Area of Specialization: American Literature, Children’s Literature

Email-ID: [email protected]

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Marion Felicia J

Qualification : M A., M. Phil.,

Designation : Assistant Professor

Years of Experience: UG: 13 years

Previous Experience: UG: 10 years

Area of Specialization: Teaching English as a Second Language & British Literature

Email-ID: [email protected]

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V. Bharathi

Qualification: M.A., SLET

Designation: Assistant Professor

Years of Experience: UG: 12 PG:

Previous Experience: UG: PG:

Area of Specialization: Drama, Shakespeare

Email-ID: [email protected]

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ELIZABETH BIJU

Qualification : M.Phil.,PhD

Designation : Assistant Professor

Years of Experience: UG: 12 years

Previous Experience: UG: 2 years

Area of Specilization: Children’s Literature, American Literature

Email-ID : [email protected]

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K. A. DEEPA

Qualification : M.A.,MPhil.NET

Years of Experience: UG: 12 years

Area of Specialization: African Literature, American Literature

Email-ID : [email protected]

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Dr.M.G.NIRMALA.

Qualification: M.A.M.Phil.Ph.D.SET

Designation: Assistant Professor

Years of Experience: UG: 11

Previous Experience: UG: 3

Area of Specilisation: Indian Writing, American Literature

Email-ID: [email protected]

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Maya Devi

Qualification: M.A.M.Phil.Ph.D.SET

Designation: Assistant Professor

Years of Experience: UG: 11

Previous Experience: UG: 3

Area of Specilization: (any two) Indian Literature American Literature

Email-ID: [email protected]

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FELITIA

Qualification : M.A. M.Phil.Ph.D

Designation : Assistant Professor

Years of Experience: UG: 10 PG:

Previous Experience: UG: 3 PG:

Area of Specilization: Indian Writing, American Literature

Email-ID : [email protected]

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Nazeema Begum S

Qualification : M.A , M.Phil

Designation : Assistant Professor

Years of Experience: UG: 9 yrs

Previous Experience: UG: 1 yr

Area of Specilization: Indian Writing in English African American Literature

Email-ID :  [email protected]

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Gnanam B

Qualification : M.A. M.Phil.NET

Designation :Assistant Professor

Years of Experience: UG:6 years PG:

Previous Experience: UG:7 years PG:2 years

Area of Specilization: American Literature ,Literary Criticism

Email-ID : [email protected]

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Khethzi Kerena

Qualification : PhD,M.Phil,MA, B.A

Designation : Assistant professor

Years of Experience: UG: 6 PG:nil

Previous Experience: UG: Nil PG:nil

Area of Specilization: (any two) American Literature and African American Literature

Email-ID : [email protected]

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Dr. D.M.Vedha Priya

Qualification : M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., PGDHRM,SET,NET, Ph.D

Designation : Assistant Professor

Years of Experience: UG: 3 PG:

Previous Experience: UG: PG:

Area of Specialization: ELT, Popular Culture

Email-ID : [email protected]

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Abinaya.B

Qualification: MA, MPhil, NET

Designation: Assistant Professor

Years of Experience: UG: 3 Years

Area of Specialization: South East Asian Literature, Diasporic Writings

Email-ID: [email protected]

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R.Arun Janani

Qualification : M.Phil, SET

Designation : Assistant professor

Years of Experience: UG: 4 years

Area of Specialization: Postcolonial literature, Women’s Writing

Email-ID : [email protected]

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RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Papers presented by the Faculties at the National level / International level

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NAME

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SEMINAR /CONFERENCE

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INSTITUTION

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1

Aazhi Arasi A

The Politics of (Mis)Representation of Trans women in Super Deluxe(2019)

(Re)Negotiating the Spectacle: Gender, Body and Discourse in Films

2

Abinaya.B

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Making Strides and Gaining Ground : A Study to Examine the Increasing Role of Women in Migration

Gendering Literature and Culture : Australia and the Asia-Pacific Countries.

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3

Ms. Nazeema Begum

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James Alan McPherson, Transcends the Boundaries of Race: A Study

Reminiscence of Revolutionary reality of African literature

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ABOUT US

The Department of English was established in the year 1981. From teaching Foundation English course, the Department has grown into offering two full-fledged undergraduate programmes, namely

BA English
BA English Literature and Communication
BA ENGLISH
Introduced in 1986, BA English programme aims to enable students to critically engage with diverse literatures in English across the world in social, cultural, political and historical contexts.

BA ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMMUNICATION
BA English Literature and Communication programme, (known as BA English and Communication Skills from the academic year 2005- 2006 to 2017- 2018) provides the students with a strong literature content and an equivalent content of communication – based courses. The programme trains students to.

Apply critical and theoretical approaches to the analysis of literary texts in various genres and traditions.
Synthesise language aesthetics and mechanics with various communication strategies for competency in professional and social discourses.
The pedagogic practices of the Department, besides imparting domain- knowledge and skills, seek to promote interpersonal skills and team spirit among students.

With a view to strengthening the language and communicative competencies of students across disciplines, the Department offers them the following value- added courses:

English for Competitive Examinations
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
The Department provides a platform for the myriad talents of the students of the College and from other institutions by organizing several literary competitions at inter – class, inter-departmental and inter-collegiate levels every year. The students of the Department of English bring out an annual in-house journal named ‘Scrambler”, which showcases the creative skills of the students across departments.

Ever inspired by our revered Founder’s vision, the faculty members of the Department of English are dedicated to moulding the students into confident, knowledgeable, skilled, career -ready, value – guided and socially conscious citizens contributing to the progress of our Nation and the wider humanity.

Department Email ID: [email protected]

 

ETHIRAJ COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

ADDRESS
70, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore,Chennai 600008, Tamilnadu, India

PHONE
+(91)-44-28279189

EMAIL
[email protected]