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B.A. English

B.A. English

ABOUT THE COURSE:

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.

ELIGIBILITY:

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

DURATION OF THE COURSE:

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.

ACADEMIC PROGRESSION:

B.Ed., M.A. (English), M.A. Mass Communication, M.A. Public Administration, M.A. Journalism.

CAREER PROGRESSION:

  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Technical Writing
  • Copy-Editing
  • Proof-reading
  • Publishing
  • Call Centres
  • Secretarial Services
  • Medical Transcription

Date of commencement of the course:

27 May 2010

University recognition number:

Affiliation No. A1/VPK/24/New Courses/2010 11/27

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

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.

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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-DSC02:Shakespeare 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 II ENG-GE02 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 II ENG-GE03: 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
- Environmental studies - 2
IIyear - IV Semester Part I Language Paper IV 3
Part II ENG-GE04: 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
Environmental studies - 2
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
Value Education - 2
III YEAR / VI SEMESTER Part IV ENG-DSC13:Postcolonial Literatures in English 4
- ENG-DSC14:Contemporary Literature 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
Extension Activities - 1

Faculty

Shift I

Name: Mrs.U.PREETHI

Qualification: M.A., M.Phil.,(Ph.D.)

Designation: Assistant Professor & Head

Area of Interest: Indian Writing in English & Women's Writing

Name: Mrs. N.NISHA KUMARI

Qualification: M.A., M. Phil.,

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Indian Writing in English

Name: Mrs. S. NITHYAKALYANI

Qualification: M.A., M.Phil.,

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Indian Writing in English

Name: Ms.ROSHNARA BANU

Qualification: M.A., M.Phil.

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Indian Writing in English

Name: Ms.RIZWANA FATHIMA

Qualification:M.A., M.Phil NET

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Indian Writing in English

Name:Ms.W.NANCY HEPHZIBAH

Qualification: M.A. M.Phil., B.Ed.

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Diaspora Literature

Name:Ms.S.JANNATHUL FARHANA

Qualification: M.A., M.Phil.

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Feminism

Name: Ms.B.JANANI

Qualification: M.A., M.Phil.

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Individualist Feminism & British Literature

Name:Ms.A.SHABANA

Qualification: M.A,B.Ed

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Indian Writing in English

Name: Ms.A.REVATHI

Qualification: M.A,B.Ed.

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: British Literature

Name: Ms. P. SHEEBA NANCY

Qualification: M. A, B.Ed.

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Indian Writing in English

Name: Ms. S. SOWMMIYA ROJA

Qualification: M. A, B.Ed.

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: English Language Teaching

Shift - II

Name:Mrs. R. KAMALA

Qualification: M.A., M. Phil.,

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Feminism

Association Activities

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.

Paper Presentation

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2016

Ms.U.Preethi, Assistant Professor

10th September 2016. - International Conference - Marginalizing the Works of Women Writers in Literature - Mangayarkarasi College of Arts and Science For Women.

13th Feb,2016 - National Seminar - Quest For Identity - Aiman College of arts and science for Women, Tiruchirapalli.

Ms. W Nancy Hephzibah, Assistant Professor

3rd March 2016 - Seminar - Enhancement of Language through Literature - Chevalier T. Thomas Elizabeth College for Women.

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2017

Ms.U.Preethi, Assistant Professor

28th January 2017- National Conference - The Significance of Tradition and Culture” in Chitra Banerjee Divkaruni’s Arranged Marriage - Joseph Arts and Science College, Thirunavalur, Villupuram.

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-2021

Ms.N.Nisha Kumari, Assistant Professor

25th Feb, 2019 - National Conference - Literature and Identity Politics - New College, Chennai.

Ms.R.Kamala, Assistant Professor

30 & 31st Jan, 2019 - National Conference - Re-envisioning Gender & Media - Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College For Women, Chennai.

Ms. B. Janani, Assistant Professor

11thApril 2021 - Seminar - A SURVEY STUDY ON STRUGGLES FACED BY UGC NET ASPIRANTS - ANNA UNIVERSITY.

Publications

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2016 - 2017

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

Lab Technician

Name: Ms J. Karthikeyani

Qualification: BCA

Designation: Lab Instructor

Area of Interest: Technical

Department Activities

DETAILS OF DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES HELD FOR THE YEAR 2020 – 2021

EVENT 1 - INTER COLLEGIATE EVENT

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.

EVENT 2

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

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.

EVENT 4

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.

EVENT 5

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.

Workshops, Fdp & Seminars

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 Achievements

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

Name of the candidate: Ms. V. GNANA SOUNDARYA

Batch: 2016-2019

Name of the candidate: Ms. E. SREENIDHI

Batch: 2015-2018

Name of the candidate: Ms. C. SWATHYRAJESWARI

Batch: 2014-2017

Name of the candidate: Ms. R. AISHWARYA

Batch: 2013-2016

Name of the candidate: Ms. Z. SHABNAM ABDIN

Batch: 2012-2015

Name of the candidate: Ms. N. LEENA

Batch: 2011-2014

Name of the candidate:Ms. G. GNANA SOUNDARI

Batch: 2010-2013

The Department is proud to have produced University Rank holders.

Name of the candidate: Ms. V. Gnana Soundarya

Rank: 8

Batch: 2016-2019

Name of the candidate: Ms. R. Aishwarya

Rank: 10

Batch: 2013-2016

Name of the candidate: Ms. Z.Shabanam Abdil

Rank: 1

Batch: 2012 - 2015

Name of the candidate: Ms. S. Noorsiba

Rank: 6

Batch: 2011-2014

Name of the candidate: Ms. P.F. Reema Jennifer

Rank: 16

Batch: 2011-2014

Name of the candidate: Ms. B Gladis Ropavathi

Rank: 9

Batch: 2011-2014

Name of the candidate: Ms. N. Leena

Rank: 10

Batch: 2011-2014

Name of the candidate: Ms. S. Noorsiba

Rank: 3

Batch: 2011-2014

Name of the candidate: Ms. P.F. Reema Jennifer

Rank: 2

Batch: 2011-2014

Name of the candidate: Ms. A. Thenaruvi

Rank: 1

Batch: 2011-2014

Name of the candidate: Ms. B Gladis Ropavathi

Rank: 1

Batch: 2011-2014

Name of the candidate: Ms. N. Leena

Rank: 1

Batch: 2011-2014

Name of the candidate: Ms. G. Gnana Soundari

Rank: 7

Batch: 2010-2013

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