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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

The Department of English was one of the first departments to be started in the college. The first B.A programme in English was started in the year 1947. Since then, the Department has grown into a Post Graduate Department and a Research Centre. The Research Centre under the University of Calicut has been functional since 2011. The Department of English conducts a Master's Degree course in English Language and Literature and Degree-level courses in English Language and Literature and Functional English.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

1. B.A ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Sanctioned Seats: 25

Complementary Courses: (i) World History

                                     (ii) British History

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2. B.A FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH

Sanctioned Seats: 30

Elective Paper: Advertising- Theory and Practice

Complementary Courses: (i) Indian Writing in English
                                          (ii) American Literature
                                          (iii) Foundations of Aaesthetics and Criticism 
                                          (iv) Personality Development

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3. M.A ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanctioned Seats: 15

Papers: British Literature from Chaucer to the Eighteenth century

              British Literature: The 19th Century

              British and Continental Drama Section A

              Oral Communication

              Twentieth Century Literature

              Criticism and Theory

              American Literature

              Advanced Literary Theory

              Film Studies

              Language and Linguistics

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4. PhD IN ENGLISH

Number of Research Guides: 4

Number of Research Scholars: 24

Number of JRF scholars: 3

RESEARCH DEPARTMENT
Research Guides

Dr. M.M Preeetha, Associate Professor and HOD, Department of English, Sree Kerala Varma College

Dr.K.P.Sudha (Principal Retd. Sree Kerala Varma College)

Dr.C.B.Mohandas (Associate Professor (Retd.), Dept. of English, Sree Kerala Varma College)

Dr. Usha K (Associate Professor, Dept. of English, N.S.S. College)

FACULTY
Dr. Preetha M.M Associate Professor and Head of the Department
Roshini Sreenivasan Associate Professor
Ravikrishnan A.K Associate Professor
Bindu R. Associate Professor
Hariharan C.K Associate Professor
Aiswarya S. Babu Assistant Professor
Sandeep T.G Assistant Professor
Lt. Chitra P.S Assistant Professor
Dr. Abitha Balagopal Assistant Professor
Dr. Divya N Assistant Professor
Dr. Anu Asokan Assistant Professor
Radhika  Assistant Professor
Dr. Janeepa P.A Assistant Professor
Vrinda Varma Assistant Professor
Seema K.V Assistant Professor
Dr. Archana V Assistant Professor
Ishwarya J.S Assistant Professor 
FORMER FACULTY
  1. Kavithilakan P.Sankaran Nambiar
  2. P.R.Anantanarayanan
  3. K.G.Bhaskara Menon
  4. V.Padmini
  5. V.M.Sreedharan
  6. T.A.Saraswati Amma
  7. N.S.Devaki
  8. V.K.Malathy
  9. C.R.Ramakrishnan
  10. Sathi M.Warrier
  11. K.Venkatachala Iyer
  12. K.Gopala Menon
  13. N.D.Subramanian
  14. V.K.Santha
  15. A.Radhadevi
  16. Gowri Prabhakar
  17. P.V.Vaidyanathan
  18. M.P.Gopinath
  19. M.Karunakaran
  20. T.C.B.Menon
  21. V.Sukumaran
  22. R.Ganapathy Krishnan
  23. M.Komalakumari
  24. Sharada R.Menon
  25. P.Ramachandran
  26. P.Visalakshy
  27. P.VijayalakshmyRavindranathan K.
  28. P.Ambikadevi
  29. Chandramohan K.
  30. Shailaja Mani
  31. Latha P.
  32. K.B.Balachandran
  33. K.J.Mathew
  34. G.S.Ramakrishnan
  35. K.P.Mohanan
  36. B.Kamala Bai
  37. Kaumudi Girish Kumar
  38. T.V.Kumaran
  39. P.K.Bhageerathy
  40. C.Narayanan Namboodiripad
  41. P.Sreedharan Nair
  42. C.R.Venkatachalam
  43. M.Krishna Menon
  44. K.Raja Varma
  45. P.Padma Kumari
  46. M.R.Jalaja
  47. V.M.Ajitha
  48. T.K.Nandakumaran
  49. M.Mohandas
  50. C.Rajan
  51. C.R.Lakshman
  52. Shalini Rajah
  53. N.R.Anil Kumar
  54. V.Indira
  55. C.K.Shouba
  56. Shailaja Mohan
  57. Sreedevi S.
  58. C.B.Mohandas
CONTACT

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ACTIVITES

The Department of English encourages the literary and cultural activities of the students through FELCA, a forum for literary and cultural activities. The Associations for English and Functional English conducts academic talks for the students of the respective programmes every year. The annual lecture conducted by TKN Foundation, in memory of Prof.T.K.Nandakumar, with its eminent speakers is another noteworthy event. Academic talks and lectures are also conducted by the Research Centre for the benefit of the scholars and the students of the Department. Members of our faculty have undertaken minor research projects funded by the UGC.

2016-2017

  • 27-03-2017 and 28-03-2017: Two Day Workshop on Literary Theory and Criticism. Resource Person: Sujeesh C.K. Faculty, Department of English, Sree Sankara College Kalady.
  • 28-11-2016: The Eighth T. K. Nandakumaran Memorial Lecture 2016 by Prof.M.T.Ansari, HoD, School of Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad, on "Nation and its Discontents".

2015-2016

  • 22 to 24-07-2015: Two-day film festival organised by FELCA. National Award winning director Priyanandanan inaugurated the festival. K.B. Venu, film maker; Prof.C.B.Mohandas; and Prof.I Shanmugha Das discussed the films that were screened.
  • 02-10-2015: Creative writing and poetry reading session by Dr.Syam Sudhakar, bi-lingual poet and Assistant Professor, St.Thomas College, Thrissur, organised by FELCA
  • 11-11-2015: The Sixth T.K. Nandakumaran Foundation Memorial Lecture 2015 by Prof.T.T.Sreekumar on "Asian Modernity and the Posthuman Future".
  • 25 to 27-11-2015: UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Theatre, Theory and Praxis was inaugurated by Prof Mangai, Theatre practitioner. Keynote speakers included Deepan Sivaraman and other eminent theatre practitioners and critics.

2014-2015

  • 20-10-2014: A lecture by Prof. P.N Prakash on Trends in Post War Literature, organised by FELCA.
  • 12-11-2014 to 14-11-2014: National Conference on Film, Film Studies and Ideology. Anand Patwardhan, notable documentary film maker and social activist was an invited speaker. His movie ‘Jaim Bheem Comrade’ was screened. K.R Mohanan, film maker inaugurated the seminar.

2013-2014

  • 30-07-2013: A  lecture on Theatre Studies by Dr.Sreenath Nair, Sr.Lecturer in Theatre and Performace Studies, University of Lincoln, UK followed by an Interactive Session, organised by FELCA.
  • 22-10-2013: Anil Anto (Cine Artist) inaugurated the activities of English Literature Association and Functional English Association for the academic year. It was followed by a talk on "The Language of Cinema" by Prof.I.Shanmugha Das, film critic and academician.
  • 26-11-2013: The Fifth T.K. Nandakumaran Foundation Memorial Lecture 2013 by Prof. K.Satchidanandan on 'Indianizing English: Strategies of Nativization in Indian English Writing'.
  • 14-01-2014 to 16-01-2014: A three-day Film Festival of World Classics organised by FELCA ended with a lecture by Dr.Muraleedharan, Head, St.Aloysius College, Thrissur on the politics of cinema on day three.
  • 06-01-2014: A workshop on Academic Writing conducted for the post graduate students of the Department in association with the Department of Political Science. 
  • 28-01-2014: A talk on Theatre by Abhilash K.Pillai organised by FELCA on the eve of Thrissur Theatre Festival 2014, 'itfok'

2012-2013

  • 6-8-12: One day workshop on Basic Photography by Sri. Biju ( Freelance photographer, Dubai), open to all students of the College as part of the Department's efforts to enhance the skill set of the students of the college.
  • 9-9-12: Inauguration of UGC-NET coaching classes by Prof.Salini Rajah, Retd. Professor of the Department.
  • 31-9-12: The Fourth T.K.N Memorial Lecture, 2012 on 'Rethinking Kerala's Modernity' by Dr.M.V. Narayanan, Head, Department of English, University of Calicut followed by a discussion moderated by Prof.P.V.Anilkumar, Head, Department of English, Government College, Kuttanellur.
  • 31-9-11: Release of the FELCA journal, 'Scribbles'. 
  • 14-12-12: Workshop on ‘How to Make Short Movies on a Shoe String Budget’ by Sunil Sugatha ( Short Movie Maker and Cine artist) and K.V. Sivaprasad( State Award Winner for Best Documentary 2012), followed by screening of short movies.
  • 23-1-13: Lecture by Sri. N.Madhavankutty( Resident Editor, Deshabhimani) on ‘Media Freedom: Myth and Reality’ in connection with the inauguration of B.A.English and B.A Functional English Associations for the academic year 2012-13.

2011-2012

  • 1-6-11: Lecture by Dr.E.V.Ramakrishnan (Baroda University) on ‘Locating Indian Literature in the Contemporary Context’ organized in collaboration with Centre for English Studies and Research.
  • 2-6-11: Lecture by Dr.P.Madhavan, Head of the Department of Linguistics, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad on ‘Meaning in Language’ in collaboration with the Research Centre and FELCA.
  • 8-6-11: Inauguration of the course ‘Introduction to Film studies’, a workshop on Film Studies and Screening of Film by Mr.P.Balan, former student of the College and Director of ‘The 18th Elephant’ which won the International Green Oscar (Panda) Award, South East Asian Film Award and National Award.
  • 17-6-11: Lecture by Prof.Habeeb.C, Farook College, Calicut on ‘Representation of the Visually Challenged in Literature and Media’.
  • 21-10-11: Third T.K.Nandakumaran Memorial Lecture by Dr.Susie Tharu (Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of Cultural Studies, EFLU, Hyderabad) on ‘Notes for A Theory of The Visual Vernacular: Pushpamala.N’s Native Women’s of South India’
  • 13-11-11:  Reunion of former English and Functional English students and felicitation to the former teachers
  • 24-11-11: Lecture by Dr.C.B.Mohandas on ‘Film and Ideology’ under the auspices of FELCA
  • 24-1-12: Lecture by Aiswarya.S.Babu on ‘Methodology’ under the auspices of FELCA
  • 24-1-12 & 25-1-12: Workshop on Theatre Studies in collaboration with the Department of English, Sree Krishna College, Guruvayoor by Cine and Theatre artist Manu Jose
  • 27-2-12: Lecture by Prof.B.Jayakrishnan (Dept. of English, NSS College, Ottappalam) on ‘Situating the Post Colonial’ in connection with the inauguration of B.A.English and B.A Functional English Associations.
  • 5-3-12: Screening of the play ‘Hamlet’ directed by Dr. Geetha Krishnankutty and enacted by IV semester M.A English students
  • 8-3-12: Film Festival by FELCA, screening of the movies: 1. Stoning of Soraya 2. Pares Pole 3. Manjana followed by a discussion with Prof.r.Bindu and Prof.Roshini Sreenivasan as moderators.

2010-2011

  • 18 to 19-09-2010: Conducted a two-day intensive training program in Digital Content Authoring Technology with Free Software. The program was jointly organized with the T K N Foundation. Thirty teachers from schools, colleges and universities in various parts of Kerala participated in the program and were given training in technology for creating Digital Courses for online and offline use. The training was unique in the use of Free Software for teacher empowerment.
  • 29.11.2010: Hosted the annual T K N Foundation lecture. Eminent media personality Sri. K. Sasikumar delivered the lecture on ‘Media Ecology’. The T K Nandakumar Foundation is associated with the English Department and honors the memory of Dr. T. K. Nandakumar, lecturer of the English department who passed away while in service in 2007.  Teachers, students and alumni of Sree Kerala Varma College  as well as other colleges participated in the program.
  • 03-02-2011: The English Literature and Functional English Students’ Associations were inaugurated by Dr. Jesmi, well-known social activist and advocate of women’s rights.
  • 03-02-2011: Conducted Media Seminar ‘The Fourth Estate’ at the P S N Hall. Well-known personalities from Print, Television, Radio and Web Media participated in the seminar which was attended by teachers and students of the college. A lively discussion with active audience participation followed.
  • 15-02-2011: Organized a talk by Dr. Sundar Singh, HOD of English, Karunya University, Coimbatore.
  • 23-03-2011: Prof. Prakasan formally inaugurated the newly sanctioned Research Centre of the Department, affiliated to the Univrsity of Calicut. 
  • 23-03-2011: Forum for English Literary and Cultural Activities (FELCA), a student forum, was inaugurated by the Principal of the college, Prof. N. Narayanan.
  • 23-03-2011: Organized a lecture and multimedia presentation on Graphic Novels by Sri. Gokuldas, Research Scholar , EFLU, Hyderabad.