Department Of English

Department Of English

The Department of English was founded in 1974, starting with a modest team of four faculty members. In 1981, the department witnessed further growth with the introduction of Branch XII English Literature. Over the years, it expanded even more.In 2002, the department launched M.A. in English as part of its Self-financing wing. This was followed by the introduction of B.A. in English in 2008 and M. Phil in 2016. Since 2007, we have been providing guidance and support to Ph.D. candidates.Our dedicated faculty members have made significant contributions to the field, with the publication of approximately 86 papers in various esteemed journals and seminar volumes. Additionally, they have authored four books, showcasing their expertise and commitment to advancing knowledge in English literature.Furthermore, we take pride in the accomplishments of our students. Two of our exceptional students had the honor of presenting papers in an International Conference, which is a testament to the quality of education and research opportunities provided by our department. The faculty members of the Department have been the Chairpersons and members of the Board of studies in Periyar University. Few of our faculty are members of the Board of studies in other Autonomous Colleges like Vellalar College for Women, Erode,

Sri Sarada College for Women, Salem and Vivekanandha College of Arts and Science for Women, Elayampalayam.Five members of our Department have acted as Resource Persons in many Seminars and Conferences and have also acted as members of the Inspection Committee for various Colleges.The Department has organized a National Level Seminar and a State Level Workshop.The Department has 3 Ph.D guides and 5 M.Phil guides.The Department has produced 16 Ph.D and 25 M.Phil Scholars. Five research scholars have submittedtheir Ph.D thesis. At present nearly 18 Ph.D and8 M.Phil scholars are pursuing their research.

Many students from our Department are office bearers in various associations.They have brought laurels to the Department by winning in various competitions organized by various associations of our College and in other inter collegiate competitions.Many of our alumni are placed in renowned positions as gazetted officers and most of our students are working in Government Schools and Colleges and in reputed companies.

Courses Offered

Name of the Degree Duration
B.A. English Literature 3 years


To create a love for literature and language.


To improve the communicative skills of the students.


Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

  • Interpret ambiguous texts, complex texts and texts of aesthetic value.
  • Understand the deliberate writing process with emphasis on inquiry, audience, research, and revision.
  • Engage themselves in critical conversations and prepare, organize, and deliver their work to the public

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  • Equip with knowledge of English as a world language.
  • Equip with analytical skills in linguistics, communications and literary criticism.
  • Apply theoretical frame works to analyze media and other forms of public discourse.
  • Develop Faculty of Skill.
  • Increasing the in-depth Knowledge of the Core Areas of the Subject.


Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

  • Communicate accurately and precisely both in oral and written, in a variety of contexts and genres.
  • Pursue advanced studies in English, public relations or communication fields and to do original research.
  • Think critically and creatively, conceptualizing real world problems from different perspectives.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  • Demonstrate a thorough command of English and its linguistics structures.
  • Apply theoretical frame works to analyze media and other forms of public discourse.
  • Work productively in diverse teams and solve problems collaboratively.
  • Ethically gather, understand, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of written and electronic sources.
  • Develop intellectual flexibility, creativity and cultural literacy so as to engage in life-long learning.

Dr.K.RadhaiM.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,Associate Professor & Head
Dr.M.EshwariM.A., M.Phil., SET., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
Dr.R.MalathiM.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
Dr.C.BharathiM.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
Dr.S.SumathiM.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
Mr.A.Aravinth RajaM.A., NET., SET.,Assistant Professor