English Literature has a long and prestigious history. This course provides us with an excellent education in literature, drama and film. The degree combines a flexible approach and wide range of option choices with extensive historical coverage. English Literature is a broad and accessible subject that is important in its own right and offers connections to a wide range of other kinds of cultural enquiry. This wide-ranging, fascinating degree course draws on a rich variety of texts and approaches, helping to reveal the extraordinary scope of English Literature and its importance in today’s world.
Candidates for the admission to the first year Bachelor of English course shall require pass percentage in Higher Secondary Examination conducted by the Government of Tamilnadu/ other States
The duration of the course is three years which includes six semesters with two semesters per year. Each semester has ninety working days followed by examinations at the end of each semester.The odd semesters shall consist of the period from June to November of each year and the even semester from December to April of each year.
B.Ed., M.A. (English), M.A. Mass Communication, M.A. Public Administration, M.A. Journalism.
The department of English is one of the oldest departments in the college, established in 1993. It was upgraded with Branch XII English in the year 2010.
The objective of the department is to help women, grow with confidence and to challenge the competent world through the education.
The department reaches out to all the students of the college through the Foundation Course in English and helping the students to become smart and efficient communicators. Besides, the Foundation Course in English, Soft-skills subject is been introduced by the University of Madras, to enhance the skills and face the challenging world with much confidence.
|YEAR/SEMESTER||CATEGORY||TITLE OF PAPER||CREDITS|
|I YEAR / I SEMESTER||PART I||Language Paper –I||3||-||PART II||ENG-GE01||3||-||PART III||ENG-DSC01:British Literature- Paper I||4|
|-||-||ENG-DSA01:Background to English||5|
|-||PART IV||Basic Tamil / Adv. Tamil / NME||2|
|-||Soft Skills – I||-||3|
|Iyear – II Semester||PART I||Language Paper – II||3|
|-||PART III||ENG-DSC03:British Literature- Paper II||4|
|-||-||ENG-DSC04:Indian Writing in English||4|
|-||-||ENG-DSA02:Background to English||5|
|-||-||Skill base subject ( English Dept)||2|
|-||PART IV||Basic Tamil / Adv Tamil / NME||2|
|-||-||Soft Skills – II||3|
|IIyear - III Semester||Part I||Language - Paper III||4|
|-||Part III||‘ENG-DSC05:British Literature - Paper –III||4|
|-||-||ENG-DSC06:Aspects of English Language-||4|
|-||-$_COOKIE||ENG-DSA03:Background to English Literature –Paper III||5|
|-||Part IV||Soft Skills III||3|
|IIyear - IV Semester||Part I||Language Paper IV||3|
|Part III||ENG-DSC07:American Literature -Paper I||4|
|-||ENG-DSC08:Aspects of English Language –Paper II||4|
|-||ENG-DSA04:Background to European and American Literature||5|
|Soft Skill IV||-||5|
|III year/VSEMESTER||Part – III||ENG-DSC09:American Literature-Paper II||4|
|-||ENG-DSC10:World Classics in Translation||4|
|-||ENG-DSC11:Aspects of English Language Paper III||4|
|-||ENG-DSC12:Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism||4|
|-||ENG-DSE1A:Introduction to Journalism(or) ENG-DSE1B:English Language Teaching (or) ENG-DSE1C:Writing for the New Media||5|
|III YEAR / VI SEMESTER||Part IV||ENG-DSC13:Postcolonial Literatures in English||4|
|-||ENG- DSC15:Indian Literatures in English||4|
|-||ENG-DSE2A:Creative Writing (or) ENG-DSE2B:Women’s Writing (or) ENG-DSE2C:Literatures from the Margin||5|
|-||ENG-DSE3A:Green Studies (or) ENG-DSE3B:Introduction to Translation Studies (or) ENG-DSE3C:Film and Literature||5|
The Department of Computer Science has conducted several programmes like seminars and career counselling for the final year students on latest trends in Information Technology by eminent personalities from various reputed organizations like NASSCOM , CSC etc. The department also encourages the students to participate in various activities and competitions conducted by other institutions.
|S.NO.||Author||Month & Year of Publication||Title of the Research Article/Book/Book Review/ Magazine Article||Name of the publication||ISSN|
|1.||Ms. U.Preethi, Assistant Professor & Head||13th 2016||Quest For Identity in the works of the Diaspora Writers||Yazhini Publications||ISBN: 978-93-80622-36-1|
|2.||Ms. U.Preethi, Assistant Professor & Head||10th September, 2016||Marginalizing the works of Women Writers in Literature||Roots International Journal||ISSN: 2349-8684, Vol.3, Spl issue 2|
|3.||Ms.N.Nishakumari, Assistant Professor||May 2016||Survival struggle and self identity in Narayan’s “Kocharethi – The Araya Woman||Research Scholar I||ISSN: 2320-6101|
|4.||Ms.U.Preethi||Jan 2017||The Significance of "Tradition and Culture" in Chitra Banerjee||Roots International Journal||ISSN:2349-8684|
|5.||Ms. S. Rizwana Fathima||-||Aashna Chawla (compilar)||bookclub.in||ISBN no: 978-9390484-08-9|
|6.||Ms. W Nancy Hephzibah||July 2016||A Study of Symbols of Five Elements' The Wasteland,||IJELLS, Volume 5, Issue 2,||ISSN No 2278-0742|
The UG Department of English conducted the literary Fest, VIVITSA on January 7 th 2020. The Chief Guest of the day was Dr.N.Ramachandran, Former Professor and Head, Mohamed Sathak College, Chennai. A total of 88 participants from reputed institution in Chennai city took part in the events very enthusiastically. 5 On – Stage events and 3 off – stage events were organized and the overall trophy winner was students of Ethiraj College for Women.
A Webinar on Harmony with Nature: The Emotional and Spiritual Bonding of the Primitives was organized on 20th June 2020. Dr .D.Rajkumari Assistant Professor, Department of English, Chellammal Women’s College was the Resource person. Dr.D.Rajkumari emphasized on the importance to live in harmony with nature, thereby to protect the environment and other living beings that inhabit on the earth. When mankind indulges to affect nature through pollution and deforestation, humankind will be forced to repent for generations.
Event 3. Online Quiz – “Advanced test in Literature” was conducted on 21st& 22nd May 2020.
Event 3a. Online Quiz –“Brain Thugs” was conducted on 2nd – 4th June 2020.
Event 3b. National Level Online Quiz – Quizzical Quest was conducted on 8th& 9th June 2020.
Teachers’ Capacity Building Programme was organized on 16th September 2020.Mrs. Beena Thomas, Associate Professor & Head PG & Research Department of English, Chevalier T.Thomas Elizabeth College For Women & Chairperson Board of Studies in English (UG),University of Madras was the Resource Person. Mrs. Beena Thomas has highlighted the changes that are brought in the Branch XII English syllabus and its Learning Outcome of the Programme. The revised syllabus aims at providing a holistic understanding of the discipline and equips the students with life and transferable skills to pursue higher education and career. Besides the resource had emphasized about the students’ learning techniques, methodologies to be incorporated to teach various skills like reading, writing and different activities were suggested to infuse the passion for the programme.
Webinar on “RECENT JUDGEMENTS ON COMPANY LAW” eas organized by the department of corporate secretaryship in association with IQAC, on 30th October, 2021. The Resource person was Ms.Rajashree Balaji, B.com., LLB., CS., CA., Senior Analyst, PriceWaterHouseCooper, Chennai. The session was interactive and all final year students (100 No.) were participated. One-Day Basic Training Program on “Educating Women in Cyber Stalking & Women Abusement” The Department of Corporate Secretaryship has organized One Day Basic training programme on “Educating Women in Cyber Stalking & Women Abusement held on 22nd March 2019, which is sponsored by National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi. The programme consists of four sessions. The Chief Guest for the inauguration session was Dr.R.Thilagaraj, Member Syndicate University of Madras who addressed the audience on “Awareness on Cyber Security”. Ms.S.P.Lavanya, Additional Superintendent of Police, Cybercrime Cell, and CBCID, discussed on “Women Harassment in Cyber Stalking”. Ms.Adhilakshmi Logamurthy, Advocate Madras High court, addressed the gathering on “Women Abuse-Safety and Security”. Mr. Haja Nazuridin, Senior Advocate, Chairman Disciplinary Committee, Bar Council Tamil Nadu, addressed on “Misuse of social media”. The participants received participation certificates.
|S.NO.||Name Of The Staff||Month & Year||Geographic Level||Title||Institution|
|1.||Ms.U.Preethi||4th January 2022||Workshop||Teaching – Learning ‘Word Art’ for Appreciating and Interpreting Literature||Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women|
|-||-||24th August 2021||Workshop||Pedagogical Teaching Learning Process||CTTE College|
|-||-||12th September 2020||Development Programme||Enhancing the Resilience of Teachers for Better Performance||Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women.|
|-||-||22nd May 2020||Workshop||Mendeley Reference Manager||Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women.|
|-||-||27th May 2020||National level Seminar||Relationship Enhancement||Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women.|
|-||-||5th June 2020||Webinar||The Power of Positivity||St. Thomas College of Arts &Science, Chennai.|
|-||-||9th June 2020||Webinar||Postitive Attitude & Emotional Intelligence||Chennai.|
|2.||Mrs. N. NISHA KUMARI||4th January 2022||Workshop||Teaching-Learning ‘word Art’ for Appreciating and Interpreting Literature||Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women|
|-||-||20th June 2020.||Webinar||Harmony with Nature: The Emotional and Spiritual Bonding of Primitives’||Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women|
|-||7th October 2021||Teacher Support Programme||Language through Literature||University of Madras|
Academic proficiency prizes are awarded to students who top the subject papers, in each semester. Over all topper prize is bagged by the student who has the highest percentage in the department, during her period of study.List of Overall Toppers
The Department is proud to have produced University Rank holders.
Batch: 2012 - 2015
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