Profile of the Department

The Department of English enjoys the special status of being the only department that has contact with every student at the undergraduate level. The starting of BA (English) in 1962, MA (English) in 1965 and M.Phil in 1984 considerably enhanced the prestige and the importance of the Department. Under the autonomous set up, with its own Board of Studies, the Department has been periodically revising and updating the syllabi for BA and MA including socially relevant and job-oriented subjects and papers which have gained currency in academic circles.


  • The PG & Research Department of English aspires to offer holistic education by teaching and training the students in using English effectively, making the students employable, and leading them to the total formation of themselves within the human community in accordance with the Jesuit vision of higher education.


  • To empower students with language skills and soft skills.
  • To introduce the teaching and dynamics of teaching ? learning.
  • To empower the scholars with hands on experience on teaching in classroom.
  • To get students acquainted with the recent trends and theories of English Language and Literature.
  • To introduce student s to the philosophy and mechanics of research.
  • To familiarize them with the theories of literature, and help them acquire both theoretical thrust and hands - on experience in writing research papers and theses.

Healthy Practices

  • Communication Club
  • Bibliophile Club
  • Bards? Club
  • Lit Quest
  • Drama Fest

Journals Published

  • Hermes: A bi-annual Literary Research Journal 2008, ISSN09753516
  • Pedagogue: An Annual ESL/EFL Research Journal 2011, ISSN22777512
  • Logo: An Annual Literary Journal for Students


  • St. Aloysius College, Mangalore
  • Ananda College, Devakottai
  • Selvam Arts & Science College, Namakkal
  • Loyola College, Vijayawada, Andhra

Students Enhancement Programme

  • Mentoring
  • PTA
  • Internship
  • Remedial Programme
  • WOESS (Weekly Orientation for English Staff and Scholars)
  • Bridge cum Remedial Course (All I UG Students)
  • A Certificate Course in English and French (SIEFL)
  • NET/SET Coaching Classes

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