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Post Graduate and Research Department of English

Established in 1919, the Department of English, National College, is as old as the college and one of the most illustrious faculties in the region. It has numbered among its members some of the most prominent scholars in the field, including Shri.V.Saranathan (1921-1947) who is popularly called as the “Prince among Principals”. It became a full-fledged department offering B.A., English programme in the year 1963 and brought in M.A., English programme in 1979. Responding to the growing need for research in literature and language teaching, the department became a research department offering M.Phil and Ph.D programmes in 2001. The department offers a comprehensive syllabi to cover the entire history of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day and world literatures, along with language studies. Supporting the students to enhance their competence in language through literature, the department serves as an interface for the economically underprivileged to achieve the target language competence through a “Bridge Course”. To maximise the opportunities for employability, regular training sessions are organised for NET/SLET aspirants by the department. The 'National Theatre', founded in 2011, is a conservatory to unwind students’ creativity. It is one of the most sought after departments for research in language, literature and criticism in the region.

Programmes offered

Programmes Offered
B.A. English
M.A. English
M.Phil. English (Full-Time / Part – Time)
Ph.D. English (Full-Time / Part – Time)
Certificate in Journalism and Editing

Facilities

The Department has a Language laboratory with 15 terminals. The Department offers a certificate course on “Journalism and Editing” under the Career orientated Programme of the UGC. The programme is offered jointly with the “Dinamalar” – A leading Tamil daily.


The following journals are subscribed

  • Indian Book Chronicle
  • Journal of Indian Writing in English
  • Literary Criterion
  • Journal of English Language Teaching
  • Triveni
  • Forum
  • Focus
  • T L S
  • Quarterly Review
  • The Department has a Language laboratory with 15 terminals.

    The Department offers a certificate Programme on “Journalism and Editing” under the Career orientated Programme of the UGC. The programme is offered jointly with the “Dinamalar” – A leading Tamil daily.


    NET / SET Coaching for English Aspirants

    Dr. Benet, Associate Professor regularly conducts Coaching Classes on all weekends for the students of English to qualify NET / SET in English discipline. The Classes are being attended by many around the state of Tamil Nadu and most popular among them.


    Learning to speak in English Language

    Students can improve their spoken English by following the Tutorials from the BBC website given below.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish


    Seminars/Workshops/Conference Conducted 2012 -2014

    • A Three Day UGC Sponsored Symposium on New Vistas of Research in English Studies at National College, Tiruchirappalli, 6th through 8th of March 2014. Amount spent – Rs. 211,000. Dr.D.E.Benet was the coordinator.
    • A two-day National Seminar on Canada: A Multitude of Spaces on 01.02.2013 & 02.02.2013. 78 papers were presented. Amount spent – Rs. 114,000. Dr.D.E.Benet was the coordinator.
    • A two-day UGC sponsored National Seminar on Writing on Rights is not a Rite but Realistic – A Study on the Relationship between Literature and Human Rights September 16 & 17, 2010. 176 papers were presented. Amount received from UGC – Rs. 100,000. K.Srinivasan was the coordinator.
    • A two-day IV International Conference of Organization for Studies in Literature and Environment – India on Ecology: Texts and Contexts – September 25 & 26, 2009. 189 papers were presented. Amount spent – Rs. 2,09,000. D.E.Benet was the coordinator.
    • A two-day UGC sponsored National Seminar on Protest as a Way of Life: An Analytical Study of Literatures in English in the Modern Socio-Cultural Contexts – September 3 & 4, 2009. 135 papers were presented. Amount received from UGC – Rs. 85,000. M.Shankaran was the coordinator.
    • A one-day Management sponsored Workshop on Speech Sounds and Spoken English for Higher Secondary Teachers in Tiruchirapalli Educational District – 27.02.2007. 60 teachers participated. S.Pushpavanam was the coordinator.
    • A three-day UGC sponsored National Seminar on Translation as a Tool to promote National Integration and Social Awareness – September 27, 28 & 29, 2006. Nearly 85 papers were presented. Amount received from UGC – Rs. 75,000. M.Shankaran was the coordinator.

    Research Activities

    The following members of the staff have their doctoral degrees and are actively engaged in supervising advanced level research.

    • Dr. V. Sekhar - Associate Professor
    • Dr..D. E.Benet – Associate Professor
    • Dr. T. S.Ramesh – Associate Professor
    • Dr. K. Srinivasan - Associate Professor
    • Dr. R. Soundararajan – Assistant Professor.
    • Dr. (Mrs.) Srividya – Assistant Professor.

    Dr.T.S.Ramesh, Associate Professor, has been guiding Ph.D. scholars – Six students from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli and ten students from Dravidian University, Kuppam. Three of his candidates have submitted their theses and are awaiting their viva voce examination.

    FACULTY- AIDED


    Dr. ELAVARASU R M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D., P.G.C.T.E., D.C.H.I., SLST., PGDJMC

    Associate Professor & Head

    Number of Research publications :  National: 8 Books / 6 Articles International: 1 Article

    Area of Specialization :  Indian Writing in English / Linguistics

    Contact : 9965348994

    E-Mail    : samyarasu10@gmail.com

    Dr. BENET D E M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D.,

    Associate Professor

    Number of Research publications :  National: 12 Books International: 3 Books

    Area of Specialization :  Literary Criticism, British Literature, Canadian Literature, Australian Literature.

    Contact : 9443248012

    E-Mail    : peaceeben@gmail.com

    Dr. RAMESH T S M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Associate Professor

    Number of Research publications :  National: 12 Books International: 1 Book

    Area of Specialization :  Indian Writing in English

    Mr. BALAMURUGAN M SM.A., M.Phil.,

    Associate Professor

    Area of Specialization :  Indian Writing in English

    Contact : 9443325242

    E-Mail    : bala-meks@yahoo.com

    Dr. SOUNDARARAJAN RM.A., M.Phi., B.Ed., Ph.D.,

    Associate Professor

    Number of Research publications :  National: 8 Books International: 4 Books

    Area of Specialization : Canadian Fiction

    Contact : 7708024724

    E-Mail    : vidhyarthy1@gmail.com

    Mr. SRI RAMACHANDRAN V M.A., M.Phil.,

    Assistant Professor(SS)

    Area of Specialization : Comparative Literature

    Contact : 9944568204

    E-Mail    : sriramachandraneng@gmail.com

    Dr. SRIVIDHYA V M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor(SS)

    Number of Research publications :  17

    Contact : 8903703954

    E-Mail    : srisekar2005@gmail.com

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    Dr. AKILA T G M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9443999962

    E-Mail    : akilaeng@nct.ac.in

    Dr. PREYA M N V M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9442947711

    E-Mail    : preyaeng@nct.ac.in

    Dr. NAINAR SUMATHI PM.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 8838417137

    E-Mail    : nsumathieng@nct.ac.in

    Dr. SURESH KUMAR R M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9842920737

    E-Mail    : rsuresh.r.d@gmail.com

    Dr.S MAHA M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 6381181650

    E-Mail    : mahaeng@nct.ac.in

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    Dr. VASANTHAN R M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Associate Professor & Head

    Contact : 9585571182

    E-Mail    : vasanthan@nct.ac.in

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    Ms. ANUSOOYA PM.A., M.Phil., B.Ed.,SET.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 8973148479

    E-Mail    : anusooya87@gmail.com, anusooyaeng@nct.ac.in

    Dr. NARMADHAA MM.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9952569405

    E-Mail    : narmadhaeng@nct.ac.in

    Mr. GOPI G M.A., M.Phil., D.T.Ed., B.Ed.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9585021806

    E-Mail    : gopieng@nct.ac.in

    Mr. DEEPAN S M.A., M.Phil., D.T.Ed., B.Ed.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9788068216

    E-Mail    : deepaneng@nct.ac.in

    Ms. ANGELIN CHRISTY JM.A., M.Phil.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 8807166551

    E-Mail    : angelineng@nct.ac.in

    Mr. GOPINATH D M.A., M.Phil.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9894401232

    E-Mail    : gopinatheng@nct.ac.in

    Ms. PRABHA K M.A., D.T.Ed., NET.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 8883710234

    E-Mail    : prabhaeng@nct.ac.in

    Mr. ARAVINTHAN T M.A., M.Phil., PGDJMC., SET., NET.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 8870099596

    E-Mail    : aravindhaneng@nct.ac.in

    Ms. SUDHA D M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., SET., Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9698948010

    E-Mail    : sudhaeng@nct.ac.in

    Dr. GOVINDARAJAN M M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9944856719

    E-Mail    : govindarajaneng@nct.ac.in

    Ms. P. MELVINA EVELIN RANI M.A., M.Phil.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 8838727201

    E-Mail    : melvinaeng@nct.ac.in

    Mr. P. C. JABNEEL PRAVEEN M.A., M.Phil.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9677942899

    E-Mail    : jabneeleng@nct.ac.in

    Dr. K. MOHANA PRIYAM.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 8903604386

    E-Mail    : mohanaenglish@nct.ac.in

    Ms. D. DIVYA PRIYAM.A., NET.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9789796506

    E-Mail    : divyaenglish@nct.ac.in

    Ms. R. DIVYAM.A., NET.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 7397661577

    E-Mail    : divyareng@nct.ac.in

    Ms. P. YOGAPRIYA M. Phil., NET.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9344005452

    E-Mail    : yogapriyaeng@nct.ac.in

    Ms. V.BIBIANA M.A, B.Ed., M.Phil., NET.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 7200102746

    E-Mail    : bibianaeng@nct.ac.in

    Ms. S.D SRI REVATHI M.A., NET.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 8508206249

    E-Mail    : srirevathieng@nct.ac.in

    Ms. P. AMALORPAVA MARYM.A, B.Ed., M.Phil., PGDELT

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9788523406

    E-Mail    : -

    Dr. R. SUDHARSAN M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9791464255

    E-Mail    : -

    Mr. S. SUBASH M.A., NET.,

    Assistant Professor

    Contact : 9445292072

    E-Mail    : -


    Events / Conferences / Seminars / Workshops

    The Department has conducted the following Seminars / Workshops in the last five years.

    • Principal Saranathan Endowment Lecture was delivered by Dr.C.T.Indra, Formerly Professor and Head of the Department of English Madras University, Chennai, on Comparative Literature: Towards Cultural Studies on 20.3.2014.
    • The Department of English organized a Seminar on New Vistas of Research in English Studies during 6th - 8th March 2014.
    • Two Day National Seminar on Canada : A Multitude of Spaces was organized by the Department of English on 01-02-2013 and 02-02-2013.
    • One Day Workshop on Communicational Dynamics for personality Development was organized by the Department of English (UAP) on 08-10-2012.
    • U.G.C. sponsored Seminar on Writing on Rights is not rite but realistic – a study on the relationship between Human Rights and Literature was organized by the Department of English from 16-09-2010 to 17-09-2010.
    • A UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Protest as a way of Life – An Analytical Study in English Literatures in the Modern Socio - Cultural contexts was conducted by the Department of English during 3rd & 4th September 2009.
    • The IV International Conference of Organization for Studies in Literature and Environment on the theme Ecology: Texts and Contexts was conducted by the Department of English during 25th & 26th September 2009.
    • The U.G.C. sponsored National Seminar on Translation as a Tool to promote National Integration and Social Awareness was conducted by the Dept. of English for 3 days from 27-09-06 to 29-09-06.
    • The IV International Conference of Organization for Studies in Literature and Environment on the theme Ecology: Texts and Contexts was conducted by the Department of English during 25th & 26th September 2009.
    • A UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Protest as a way of Life – An Analytical Study in English Literatures in the Modern Socio - Cultural contexts was conducted by the Department of English during 3rd & 4th September 2009.

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