M.A. English

M.A. English2022-03-12T09:12:25+00:00

Department of English

The Department of English aims at developing knowledgeable and caring budding post graduates who help to create a better society through intercultural understanding and respect. Master Degree Program encourages students to become active, compassionate and life-long learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. Students work in partnership with peers, faculty members – each recognizing their individual, collaborative and collective responsibilities to take up the challenges of the 21st Century.

The Department had taken an initiative by signing an MOU with Cambridge Assessment English part of the University of Cambridge to enhance English language skills of the students to satisfy the needs of the industry. It provides ample opportunities for development in academics such as CEFR level curriculum integration and internationally recognized language teaching license courses and English proficiency certifications to create opportunities worldwide.

The Department of English is noted for its dedicated team of experienced faculty with doctoral qualification and international exposure. At present four research supervisors are guiding twelve research scholars. The Department offers Technical English and Technical Communication courses for Freshman Engineering Students (FME) of their B.Tech Degree Program. To develop their work focused communication skills and to impart moral values, the Department of English also provides various value education electives and institute electives:

  1. Public Speaking (VEE)
  2. Effective Group Discussion (VEE)
  3. Moral Values in Thirukkural (VEE)
  4. Stress Management (VEE)
  5. Autobiography and Memoirs (VEE)
  6. Academic Writing (IE)
  7. Intensive English for Beginners (IE)

The department is well equipped with three language labs with 123 computers with hi-speed internet connection and with headphones and speakers to enhance the learners’ language skills.

PG Programme Offered

  • M.A. English

Ph.D. Programme Offered

  • Ph.D. English

Career Prospects

The curriculum of the proposed M.A English programme is designed in such a way as to make the graduates employable in the following areas:

  1. Faculty for Arts and Science, Engineering, Polytechnic etc,
  2. A career of research in Language, Literature, linguistics.
  3. ESL / EFL Teacher Abroad
  4. Teacher in India for Cambridge International Education Schools
  5. Corporate Trainers / Communicative English Trainers
  6. Language/Accent Trainers
  7. Communication Sector
  8. Journalism
  9. Editing, Proof reading
  10. Copy Writing
  11. Media
  12. Literature
  13. Script Writing
  14. Content Development
  15. Competitive Examination
  16. Librarian
  17. Translator

Apart from English, it is essential to have computer skills to be successful in the technology driven world. Hence it is proposed to include a basic course in computer applications in the M.A curriculum under CBCS.

In an effort to achieve 100% placement, the department endeavors to prepare the graduates industry–ready. There are manifold possibilities for English graduates to succeed in a wide range of fields as communication is required in every sector. The curriculum has been developed on the basis of UGC Model Curriculum and the syllabus for UGC – NET Examination.

Faculty Members