The Department has been imparting literature since 2010 through the Under Graduate stream, and was upgraded into a Post Graduate stream in the year 2017. Faculties in the Department have specialization in different areas of the subject and work as resource persons to our students. The Department provides opportunities for concentrated study of the language and literature and also provides a zeal artistic knowledge to appreciate the language in its present form. The novices who are groomed by our department have gone great heights in all walks of life and the unbiased motivation with a noble vision has enshrined us a name.
OBJECTIVES OF STUDYING ENGLISH LITERATURE
The Department conducts bridge courses at the beginning of every academic year. Before commencement of the teaching programme, tests are conducted to identify student’s knowledge, language skills and capabilities. ELT Program was successfully launched from 2011 to help the Tamil medium students to improve the English communication skills and also to help the slow learners. This programme is outsourced; trainers from the corporate field highlight the need of English language in the corporate sector and also train them for the same. It also arranges special lectures stressing on the essentiality of effective communication through English in the changing global scenario. The Department has collaborative arrangement with Industry for training on Interview skills, aptitude and logical thinking, mock interviews, resume building, personality enrichment. English Language Laboratory Phonic with internet facilities is a valuable resource and helps us to enhance the language skills of our students and thus contribute to the college’s mission.
Literaria club acts as a medium to connect with the students in their pursuit for a global upliftment by conducting various events like paper presentation, poster presentation, model presentation and dramatics. Each year The Theatre club emerges with a theme and encourages the students to enact plays, thus enabling students to improve their speaking and Theatre skills. Students’ talents are recognized with certificates and prizes. Students are encouraged in story writing, scripting, and direction. The Department inculcates reading habits to students through the Readers Club which enables the students to increase their exposure to the native English language thereby giving them a first class opportunity to improve their standard of English listening, reading and speaking.
Reporter’s Club came into function during the academic year 2016 - 2017. The students are exposed to the art of creative writing, building vocabularies; picture editing etc. the aim of the reporter’s club is to give a strong base for the interested students to cherish the form of journalism. Students are selected for the post of Head Reporters, Reporters, Photo Journalist, Designer based on their performance. The club releases The Monthly Chronicles on the first week of each month.
The Department provides guidance to students in publication of the college magazine “Direction” annually.
The newsletter named “INSIGHT” is being released every semester which comprises general as well as articles relating to the subject.