The Department of English was established in 1965 to address the first language needs of Pre-University students. The department now functions on modern standards with excellent academic infrastructure and research facilities.
In 1998 the Department introduced a career oriented, broad based vocational degree course in Communicative English. Since the inception of the course, the Department has been the hub of innovative teaching activity, attracting a cross-section of students from all over the state. The BA programme is marked by rigorous course-work in theory and practicals and in emergent literatures cutting across various genres like poetry, criticism and fiction, and a semester-long work on a dissertation.
1. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communicative English
2.Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication (Add on Course)
All the Faculty members are equipped with PCs/ Laptops. The department has a computer with internet facility along with a laser printer and photocopier, a DVD Player, and new audio-visual equipment such as LCD projector, educational CDs & DVDs, a modern language lab, a Handy Cam, a 3CCCD Camera and fully equipped Editing and Sound Mixing Units.
The department has been conducting seminars and workshops on a regular basis for the inhouse academia and for the ELTS of nearby schools. The Faculty regularly participate in seminars/workshops and present research papers and publish them in research Journals including the one published by the college. Besides, the department has been publishing a bi-monthly titled The Word since 2004.
In 2005, the department conducted a 3-day workshop on ‘Business Communication and Business English’ for perfecting the Interpersonal and presentation skills of the students. The students of the department launched a musical album titled “Strings” in 2006, which featured some of the finest young musical talents of the college.
In 2008, the Department began offering an add-on course on Audio-Visual Communication. So far three short films have been produced viz: Campus Monday (2009), Manjuthulli (2010) and Venalpookal (2011).The production of another short film Dhaya is scheduled to begin in February 2012.
Continuous assessments of students are being done based on attendance, marks scored in seminars and assignments, performance in test papers etc. Apart from the mid-term and model examinations monthly and class test papers are regularly given.
Students who complete their Degree from the Department go on to get employment as teachers in schools or are placed with media field as content writers , technical writers and editors. A placement cell in the Department arranges for the interface between students and prospective employers who include MNCs