Department of English

Department of English

History of the Department

The Department of English was started in 2015 offering students the under graduate and post graduate and doctoral programmes in English. The Department focuses on English literature and ELT. It imparts a multicultural and multilingual dimension to the study of the global language - English and its literature and promotes the study of worldwide literature written in English and extends the understanding of how the English language is inextricably intertwined with our culture. Our department has 12 professors, teaching General English to 13 departments of this college with the introduction of the credit based system.


We seek to foster knowledge and a love of literature and of English language in our students, by providing coherent curricular framework and relevant, well-structured course choices, in order to make them proficient in using the language efficiently in the society and career.


M1. Establish a unique learning environment through structured teaching- learning process and enable the students to face the challenges in life and career through effective Communication and the knowledge of English literature.
M2. Strengthen the liberal education of students by developing a deepened understanding of language and literacy, the value of critical reading and effective writing, and the richness of literature, past and present.
M3. Provide ethical and value based education through literary criticism and analyses in order to make them efficient in facing social challenges.
M4. Equip the students with expertise in the basic communication and creative skills with regard to its application for employability and entrepreneurship.

HoD's Desk

Our department has a very good and dedicated team of qualified, experienced, and efficient staff who are very committed to our mission of developing the English language skills to the students. The faculty members closely monitor the overall progress in the studies of the students. The department holds meetings to review the strengths and weaknesses of the students/wards and suggest corrective measures to be taken for desired results.
We are constantly striving hard to hone the communication talent of the students and help them in self-expression. We believe that English literature brings out their hidden potential and sets them on smoothly in their quest for job. We impart not only English literature to students but also moral, ethical and professional values and help them build their overall personality.

Head of the Department
Department of English
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Programs Offered

UG Programmes

PG Programmes

  • M.A. - English Literature
  • M.Phil. - English Literature
  • Ph.D. - English Literature

Faculty Details

S.No Name Qualification Designation
1 Mr.V.C.Jain M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., (Ph.D.) HOD
2 Dr.P.Arockia Nathan M.A., Ph.D. Asso. Prof.
3 Mrs.S.Subathra M.A., M.Phil. Asst. Prof.
4 Mrs.D.Thilagam M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil. Asst. Prof.
5 Ms.A.Annie Christy M.A., M.Phil. Asst. Prof.
6 Mrs.M.Sheeba M.A., M.Phil. Asst. Prof.
7 Mrs. B.Janua Sherly M.A., B.Ed. Asst. Prof.
8 Mr.S.Kumaresan M.A., M.Phil. Asst. Prof.


S.NoEvent Name
1A Webinar on ‘Why a Major in English’ has been arranged on 11.06.2021. Dr. M. Suganthi, will give a lecture on the importance and scope in studying English Literature.
2A Webinar on ‘Empowering Women for Gender Equity’ was arranged on account of Women’s Day on 08.03.2021. Dr. E. Caroline Victoria, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Madras Christian College delivered the lecture.
3One day National E-conference on ‘Modern Fiction & Facts’ was organized on 29.03.2021. Dr. Mekala Rajan. Head, Department of English, Madras Christian College was the key note speaker.

Unique Points

We, the Department of English is a diverse and supportive teaching group committed to the creation of knowledge and the pursuit of academic excellence through transmission, transaction and transformation of knowledge. Our focus remains on a variety of subject areas and we always work towards producing research of vital significance. The Department strives to promote and disseminate interdisciplinary studies in the key areas of Literature, Language, Linguistics and Literary and Critical Theories. With our resources of specialist faculty members, the students are exposed to a conducive academic atmosphere which is needed to make them as confident and independent scholars. The Department combines teaching, research and public engagement to inculcate students with a sense of excellence in the aesthetic appreciation of the artistic interpretation of life and its creative practices. With an emphasis on research-based learning and the creation of knowledge, the department brings all aspects related to its domain under the academic purview.

The Department organizes curricular and extra-curricular activities for the students, including Quiz contests, Webinars and Conferences. In addition, the Department plans its own literary event, Elysian which helps the students to showcase their talents. The faculties of the Department are actively engaged in research pursuits and are involved in the administrative bodies of the university and contribute towards the running of the institution.