Department of English

Department Profile

The Department of English, St Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda started functioning along with the inception of the college in 1964, teaching English as Part I component to Pre-Degree students, and to the undergraduate students from 1967 onwards. During the initial years of its formation it was staffed by a competent team consisting of Prof. Meenakshy Thampan, Rev. Sr. Mary Pastor and Miss. Thankamma Job with Prof. George Kuruvilla as the Head of the Department. Rev. Sr. Franco, the Founder Principal was also on the faculty of the department.

In 1981, a Degree Course in English Language and Literature was started with British History and Sociology as subsidiary subjects. In 2001, the Department became full-fledged with the introduction of the Post graduate course in English Language and Literature. The Department has been upgraded to the status of a Research Centre, in 2012 under Calicut University. The present strength of the faculty is 11 with one Associate Professor, and ten Assistant Professors.

Department of English (Self- Financing) commenced during the academic year 2015 with Journalism and Electronic Media as subsidiary subjects. Present strength of faculty is five.

Activity Report

Sanctioned Strength of The Students In The Department

  • UG = 40+40+40 = 120
  • PG = 20+20 = 40

Sanctioned Strength Of The Students In The Department Of English (Self-financing)

  • UG = 24+24+24 = 72

Retired Faculty Of The Department Of English

  • Late Rev. Sr. Mary Franco CHF (Founder Principal)
  • Rev. Sr. Mary Pastor CHF (Retd. as Principal)
  • Mrs. Meenakshy Thampan Ex. MLA (Retd. as H.O.D.)
  • Rev. Sr. Philo Ivantia CHF (Retd. as Principal)
  • Rev. Sr. Rosalind S.A.B.S.
  • Mrs. Mary Vithayathil (Retd as H.O.D.)
  • Dr. Vimla K. Menon
  • Mrs. Marykutty George
  • Dr. Mary Williams
  • Dr. Anne Mary K. Manavalan
  • Dr. Radha P.S. (Retd as H.O.D.)
  • Dr. Rani Paul Ukkan (Retd as H.O.D.)
  • Dr Sarala Joyce Christopher (Retd as H.O.D.)
  • Dr Shali Anthappan (Retd as H.O.D.)

Other Special Programmes Conducted

  • UGC National Seminars
  • International Workshop
  • Faculty Consultancy Programme
  • Musical Magica – Western Classical Music Concert
  • Speak English Project
  • Green Earth Project
  • Beauty and Health Care – Certificate Course

UGC Minor Projects Granted

  • Dr Rani Paul Ukkan.

    1. Stage Adaptation of Prescribed Plays for College Students (2007 – 2008). (Completed)
    2. English in Scientific Research Writing (2009 – 2011). (Completed)

  • Dr. Asha Thomas

    The Cultural, Psychological and Linguistic Impact of Exclusive Children’s Channels on the Pre-Adolescent Child. (2010 – 2012) (Completed)

  • Ms. V.S. Sujitha.

    Creating A Female World: A Study of Julie Taymor’s Movie Adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (2013 – 14), (Completed)

  • Ms Sonima K.K.  

    Exploring the Personal Idiom: The Role and Relevance of Feminist Theatre Movements in India.  (2013 – 14),  (Completed)

  • Dr Linet Sebastian

    “Documentation of the Endangered Indigenous Cultures of Kurichiya and Kuruma Tribal Communities of Wayanad.” UNESCO Sahapedia Fellowship 2017.  (Completed)

Books Published By Students

  • Jalakireedam: Poems and Dairy Notes by Ms. Shanitha Immanuel. Published by Santa Maria Books, Irinjalakuda – II PG English (2007)
  • To Unveil the Unknown by Ms. Lijoy Joy – III UG English (2002)

General Programmes of the Department Of English

  • Intercollegiate Literature Quiz Sagesse Lit
  • Bridge Course
  • Add-on Course in Communicative English
  • Certificate Course in Beauty and Health Care
  • Invited Talk on Personality Development
  • PET Exams for Freshers
  • Student & Faculty Extension Programme (Non-Academic)
  • Endowment Lecture
  • Poets’ Day
  • Faculty Exchange Programme
  • Outreach Programme
  • Release of Student Manuscript
  • Skit Competition
  • Drama Competition
  • Debate Competition by English Club
  • ​UGC NET Coaching
Department of English