English

The inception of the Department of English dates back to the year 1964.  The degree course in English Language and Literature started functioning in 1967 with the illustrious late Prof. P RajaramMenon at the helm.  In 1993, the Department was upgraded as a postgraduate one and in 1996 it was elevated to the status of research centre.  Dr. Annie Margaret, Dr. V. Alexander Raju and Dr. Varghese Leena serve as research guides.  It is with great pride that we place on record the names of Dr. Ranjana Sara Philip, Dr. Susan Varghese, Dr. Renju D, Dr. Armstrong Philip, Dr. Laly Mathew, Dr. Bijimol Thomas, Dr. Jyothimol P, Dr. Trisina M. Alappat and Fr. Dr. Jyothis Potharay who obtained their Doctral Degrees from this centre.  At present there are 5 scholars actively engaged  in research.

The Dept. recalls with deep gratitude the dedicated service and invaluable contributions of all its retired teachers namely Prof. P RajaramMenon (late), Prof. M.M Lukose (late), Prof. O.P Kurian, Prof. M.G George, Prof. Thomas Chandy(late), Prof. Fr. P.M Cherian, Prof. M.J Idicula, Prof. P.M Abraham(late), Prof. M.V.G Nampoodiri (late), Prof. Thomas Mathew, Prof. Vincent George, Prof. T.T Kuriakose, Prof. V.P Ninan (late), Prof. Elizabeth Kuruvilla, Prof. K.K Baby, Dr. Varghese Leena, Dr. Alexander Raju, Prof. Manju Mathews (late), Prof. K.S Ullas, Prof. Alphonsa Varkey, Prof. Daisy Zachariah and Dr. Maya Kuriakose.  We proudly acknowledge the contribution and service rendered by our faculty members who were promoted to the post of Principals in various colleges - Prof. P.K Abraham (St. Cyril's College, Adoor), Prof. E John Mathew (Baselius College, Kottayam), Prof. Fr. E.M. Philip  (Baselius College, Kottayam), Dr. Saramma Varghese (Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta) and Prof. Jacob Kurian Onattu (Baselius College, Kottayam).

The Department has a good library and is getting enriched thanks to the aid from the UGC and the P.T.A. funds. The results of the University examination have always been bringing laurels to the Department. Among the star achievers, Ms. Karthika V.K. stands out with exemplary performance securing the 2nd rank in B.A. English for the year 2006 and Ms. Nithya Mariam John who brought laurels to the Department by securing the 5th rank in M.A. English in the year 2009-10. Covetable prizes are given away every year to toppers in all the five literature classes from the V.K. Philip Educational fund (Rs 1 Lakh) instituted in 1997. The All Kerala Inter Collegiate Elocution and Quiz Competitions are held every year by the Department. The ELITA (English Literature Association) is a forum for honing the skills and talents of students through a variety of educative and entertainment programmes. A very noble project initiated by ELITA is 'Santhwanam' in tie with 'Karunya Nilayam' to raise funds for the needy cancer patients.

The Department has a team of highly motivated faculty whose concerted efforts saw the successful conduct of 7 National Seminars in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2013. Three of them were sponsored by the UGC. The Prof. Rajaram Menon Memorial Lecture and the Prof. Manju Mathews Memorial Lecture are conducted every year as befitting tributes to two illustrious faculty members who are no more. The UGC Sponsored Job-oriented Add-on Course in Communication Skills in English is being successfully conducted for the third consecutive year. A well equipped Language Laboratory with the latest advanced software in Language skills provides practical training. The Department has won the trophy for the Best Association twice within the last 5 years.  In the year 2013-14, the Dept. successfully conducted the Inter Collegiate Shakespeare Drama competition and inter - collegiate workshop on Research Methodology for the Ist time. Our faculty members have  published and presented many research papers and two books in the recent years.  English Dept. students won the overall championship for Annual sports in the Golden Jubilee year. In 2014-15 5 of our P.G. students qualified UGC NET.  Some of the students of the Dept. have attained International/ National reputation through Sports, games and Arts. The Alumni are a matter of pride to the Department and College, occupying responsible positions as Professors, Lawyers, Bishops, Principals, Management Personnel, Cine Artistes, IT Personnel, Businessmen and teachers, here as well as abroad.

FACULTY MEMBERS - Dept. Phone:0481-2304408, E-mail: englishdept12@gmail.com

1.

Dr. Lata Marina Varghese M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil, Ph.D., M.A. (WS) Associate Professor & HOD

9446978383,

04735-227428

drlatamarina@gmail.com

2.

Dr. Jyothimol P., M.A., NET, M.Phil, Ph.D. Associate Professor

0484-2745603, 9495690047

jyothigops@yahoo.com

3.

Prof. Elsa C. Maria Sebastian, M.A., M.Phil. Associate Professor

0481-2571950, 9447570167

elsacmaria@gmail.com

4.

Prof. Jyothi Susan Abraham, M.A., NET, B.Ed. Assistant Professor

0481-2462070, 9496267020

jyothisusankondodickal@gmail.com

5.

Prof. Vidya Merlin Varghese, M.A., NET, B.Ed. Assistant Professor.

0469-2733280, 9847942934

vidyamerlinvarghese@gmail.com

6.

Prof. Anju John, M.A., NET, M.Phil, Assistant Professor.

0495-2234509, 9744871664

ajkopla619@gmail.com

7.

Prof. Kavitha Gopalakrishnan, M.A., NET, M.Phil, Assistant Professor.

04862-200839, 9446765061

kavitha.sanju08@yahoo.co.in

8.

Prof. Jithin John, M.A., NET, Assistant Professor

0485-2252777, 9744503032

jithinjohn677@hotmail.co

9.

Prof. Susanna Thomas, M.A., NET, Assistant Professor

0481-2353736, 9567921201

susannathomas77@yahoo.com

10.

Prof. Viju Kurian, M.A. M.Phil, NET, Assistant.Professor,

9496093829

vijukurian@gmail.com

11.

Prof. Meera Elizabeth James, M.A., NET, Assistant Professor

0482-2240248,  9400840248

meeraej@gmail.com

Guides in the Research Centre

           Dr. Varghese Leena (Retd.)

           Dr. Alexander Raju (Retd.)

            Dr. Annie Margret ((Retd. BCM College)

 

 

Retired Teachers

Contact Number

1

Prof. P. Rajaram Menon (Late)

0487-2335156

 

2

Prof. M. M. Lukose (Late)

0468-2682112

 

3

Prof. O. P. Kurian

0481-2462262

8281017462

4

Prof. M. G. George

0484-2760356

9447061456

5

Prof. Thomas Chandy (Late)

9847446878

 

6

Prof. P. M. Abraham (Late)

0484-2760356

 

7

Prof. M.V.G. Nampoothiri (Late)

0469-2600786

 

8

Prof. M.J. Idicula

0481-2494670

9447141568

9

Prof. Fr. P. M. Cherian

04829-257312

9447568882

10

Prof. Thomas Mathew

0482-2211914

 

11

Prof. T.T. Kuriakose

0481-2507778

9447357048

12

Prof. P. K. Abraham

95469-2604436

9895168671

13

Prof. Vincent George

0481-2570454

9961600781

14

Prof. Elizabeth Kuruvilla

0481-2563066

 

15

Prof. K.K. Baby

0481-2504035

9400285378

16

Prof. E. John Mathew

0481-2572700

9447155099

17

Prof. Manju Mathews (Late)

0482-213224

 

18

Dr. Saramma Varghese

0473-2452812

9446954863

19

Dr. Alexander Raju

0481-2573188

8547784969

20

Prof. Alphonsa Varkey

9847736955

 

21

Prof. Rev. E. M. Philip

0481-2431030

9447457010

22

Prof. K.S. Ullas

0485-2252251

9446595251

23

Dr. Verghese Leena

0481-2581441

9446081441

24

Prof. Daisy Zacharia

0481-2572716

9447702710

25.

Prof. Jacob Kurian Onattu

0481-2463030

9447306490

26.

Dr. Maya Kuriakose

0481-2578860

9895549264

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