Department of English

About 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

 

2021-2022 Click here

2020-2021 Click here

2019-2020 Click here

2018-2019 Click here

2017-2018 Click here

2016-2017 Click here


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

 

  1. Late Rev. Sr. Mary Franco CHF (Founder Principal)
  2. Rev. Sr. Mary Pastor CHF (Retd. as Principal)
  3. Mrs. Meenakshy Thampan Ex. MLA (Retd. as H.O.D.)
  4. Rev. Sr. Philo Ivantia CHF  (Retd. as Principal)
  5. Rev. Sr. Rosalind S.A.B.S.
  6. Mrs. Mary Vithayathil (Retd as H.O.D.)
  7. Dr. Vimla K. Menon
  8. Mrs. Marykutty George
  9. Dr. Mary Williams
  10. Dr. Anne Mary K. Manavalan
  11. Dr. Radha P.S. (Retd as H.O.D.)
  12. Dr. Rani Paul Ukkan (Retd as H.O.D.)
  13. Dr Sarala Joyce Christopher (Retd as H.O.D.)
  14. Dr Shali Anthappan (Retd as H.O.D.)

 

OTHER SPECIAL PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED

 

  1. UGC National Seminars 
  2. International Workshop
  3. Faculty Consultancy Programme 
  4. Musical Magica – Western Classical Music Concert 
  5. Speak English Project 
  6. Green Earth Project 
  7. 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)

 

BOOKS PUBLISHED BY STUDENTS

 

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

 

GENERAL PROGRAMMES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH 

  1. Intercollegiate Literature Quiz Sagesse Lit 
  2. Bridge Course 
  3. Add-on Course in Communicative English
  4. Certificate Course in Beauty and Health Care 
  5. Invited Talk on Personality Development 
  6. PET Exams for Freshers  
  7. Student & Faculty Extension Programme (Non-Academic) 
  8. Endowment Lecture 
  9. Poets’ Day 
  10. Faculty Exchange Programme
  11. Outreach Programme 
  12. Release of Student Manuscript 
  13. Skit Competition 
  14. Drama Competition
  15. Debate Competition by English Club 
  16. UGC NET Coaching 

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