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.
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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
OTHER SPECIAL PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED
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
GENERAL PROGRAMMES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
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