The self-financing B.A programme in English language and Literature was started in 2015. The Department of English conducts a certificate course in Communicative English. A well-equipped Language Lab installed with interactive Language Software and a Department Library holding around 400 books for ready reference are the remarkable features of the Department.
The introduction of ICT classrooms in the Department of English has significantly elevated the learning experience, making it exceptionally interactive and engaging. With state-of-the-art technology and seamless internet connectivity, these classrooms have transformed traditional teaching methods into dynamic and participative sessions. Through interactive multimedia presentations, online resources, and collaborative learning platforms, students can explore literary texts, language nuances, and critical theories in innovative ways.
Study Tour 2022
The department organized a study tour to Kanthalloor and Marayur for the final year UG students.
Get Lit 2k22
The Department of English, in association with the Literary Club, organized “Get Lit 2k22” Literary Competitions. The program took place from 19th to 23rd December 2022.
The department of English conducted a treasure hunt “Mystery Trail” on 31-10-22 at 12.50 pm. Five teams consisting of five members from the department of B.Voc, M.Sc.Zoology, M.Sc. Chemistry, and B.Com participated in the competition. The team from the PG department of Chemistry won the treasure hunt competition.
A warm welcome was given to the freshers by the department of English, by organizing the Freshers’ day celebration “Oneiric fiesta”. The Freshers’ day celebration was held in the third B.A. English classroom on 17-10-2022 at 1.30 pm.
Times of India
We have facilitated the subscription to the Times of India Newspaper, through the “Times of India campus programme”, to the students in order to enrich their vocabulary and style of writing. At present, 13 students in our department are benefitting from this programme. We are providing newspapers for 132 working days at a reasonable rate of rs. 555/-.
The Department of English organized an interdepartmental Insert Punctuation Competition, in association with National Punctuation Day, at the third B. A. English classroom on 26-09-2022, at 12.50 pm. 25 teams, which contain 2 members participated in the competition. Rosemaria Antony and Aaliya Mujeeb of second B. Sc. FCS and Anna Treesa George and Sehna Jamal of first MSc chemistry bagged the first prize. Aysha Nargees and Anagha Sabu of second B. Sc. zoology won second prize.
‘No’ to Drugs
An Anti-Addiction Campaign was organized by the department of English in association with the Youth Red Cross and The Fourth Wave Foundation, as a part of their initiative Project ‘Venda’. The Beneficiaries of the programme were the students of the Department of English and the Department of Commerce. It was held at the Conference Hall of the college, on 17th August 2022 at 10.30 am.
The Department of English organized a film show, ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, commemorating the birthday of the famous British writer, J.K. Rowling. The film show was conducted at Conference Hall on 01-08-2022 at 12.50 pm, and the students of second-year B. A. English and second-year B.A. Economics were the beneficiaries.
The Department of English organized an inter-departmental Selfie Competition, “RAW”-Resemble A Writer! In connection with International Selfie Day on 22-06-2022, the students had to send a selfie resembling any writer of their choice. Sivani Binoj, Annmary Mattekkaatt, and Sruthi .M., second-year B. A. English students secured first, second, and third positions respectively in the competition.
The Department of English organized an inter-departmental Diary Writing Competition ‘Dear Diary’, on 12-06-2022 on the topic: “GLOSSOPHOBIA”, commemorating the birthday of Anne Frank who was famous for her poignant diary. Tania Maria John of third-year B.Sc.FCS bagged the first prize and Siva Lakshmi. S. of second-year B.Sc.Chemistry secured the second prize in the competition
Tour and Travel
A study tour was organized for students of III B A English between 31 March 2022 to 2 April 2022. 15 students along with 5 faculty members went on the trip to Wayand and visited places of historical importance.
Students of B. A. English Language and Literature performed in the College Day celebrated on 25 March 2022 held in the college auditorium.
First offline Parent Teacher Meeting for the B. A. English students was conducted on 14 March 2022 at 12:30 pm. The Parent Teacher Meeting, with a goal to build a healthy relationship with the students and parents, discussed students’ progress and performance. Parents were given feedbacks on their wards performances internal examinations. The parents were intimated about the meeting well in advance.
In connection with International Women’s Day , Department of English in association with St. Judes Counseling Centre organized an Invited Talk on ‘Words to World : Empowering Women’ on 9 march 2022. Dr. Poulose V. D. was the keynote speaker. Students of B. A. English and B. Voc attended the session conducted in the seminar hall.
As a part of Community Lab Program, The Department of English organized a Workshop titled ‘Introducing the Language of Internet’ for empowering rural women of Kudumbasree Unit no. 15 on 15 December 2021. Ms. Merrin Wilson, faculty of Department of English , familiarized terms related to e-commerce to all the participants and demonstrated how to use e-commerce websites and applications
Talents Day was conducted for I year students on 18 November 2021. All the students from I B.A English participated in the Talents Day.
An intradepartmental quiz competition on Indian Literature was organized by the Department for Engish Literature students on 16 December 2021. Anita Maria Jomy, Akshaya K O, Niya Thomas, Ann Nelson and Sr. Stency Devassy of II B A English were given prizes.
The Department of English in connection with World Post Day organized ‘La Carta’ – An interdepartmental letter-writing competition on 9 October 2021. Several students from different departments participated in the competitions and E-Certificates were provided to the winners.
The Department of English in association with Alumni association organized a webinar on the topic ‘Unlearning Gender Lessons’ on 3 September 2021 through Google Meet. Dr. Lakshmi S., Head of the Department of Government College Tripunithura was the resource person. 90 participants attended the webinar.
Onam celebration was organized virtually on 20th August 2021 on Google Meet at 4 PM. Ms. Vincy, faculty of Malayalam, delivered the Onam Message. Students of the II and III years presented different cultural programmes online.
The Department of English organized an Alumni Meet on 8th August 2020 at 11:00 Am on Google Meet. The principal addressed the gathering and the items on the agenda were discussed.
lire et grandir
The Department of English in association with NSS Unit no. 58 celebrated Reading week ‘lire et grandir’ from 19th June to 5th July. Several interdepartmental competitions including Click My Costume, Book Talk, Voice of Colours Competition, and Elocution were organized. E-certificates were issued to the winners of all competitions.
A National Webinar on “Skills for Fourth Industrial Revolution Post COVID 19” was conducted on 16 May 2020. The keynote speaker was Mr. Vighneswar K., Corporate Trainer and Chairman of TTT initiative (NGO). The webinar was open to the public.
The students of III BA English, assisted by three faculties went on a trip to Wayanad and Kozhikode from 26 to 29 January 2020.
The manuscript magazine of the Department of English, Cynosure 2020, was released by Ms. Sophia James, Head of the Department of Languages on 06 March 2020.
In the Street Play competition organized by Women’s Cell on 3 December 2022, the students secured third prize.
Morning Star Home Science College celebrated Merit Day on 16 March 2022 in the college auditorium. On the occasion the students who excelled in Academics, Arts & Sports in the academic year 2021-2022 were lauded. Annmary Mattekatt of I B A English, Jennifer John of II B A English and Maria Saju of III B A English were given proficiency prizes. Shero Martin received scholarship prize in remembrance of Prof. Cicily James, former Head of English, instituted by Dr. P.K. Zachariah and family.
Ms. Donna John (BA English 2015- ’18), our alumna qualified UGC NET exam in December 2020.
Ms. Ancy Maria Alex of III BA English secured third prize in ‘Unmapped Destination Presentation’ organized by Guiders Education on 10/02/2020.
MG University Rank
Ms. Donna John secured 8th rank in BA English Language and Literature, MG University.
In remembrance of Prof. Cicily James, former Head of English, a scholarship prize has been instituted by Dr. P.K. Zachariah and Family.
This prize is to be awarded to the:
1) Top scorer in BA English University Examination.
2) Top scorer in Common English in the 2nd year BA/BSc Model 2 University Examination.
3) Top scorer in Common English in the 2nd year BCom University Examination.
This award has been instituted by Prof. Cicily James, daughter of Panakal Jacob James, former Head of English. It is to be given to the student who attains the highest marks in English in the 2nd year B.A/B.Sc University Examination.
In an effort to enhance language skills and general knowledge, students are encouraged to subscribe to English newspapers, a valuable initiative undertaken by the Department of English. As part of this program, the department distributes ‘The Hindu’ newspaper to 50 students. By actively engaging with reputable publications, students not only improve their language proficiency but also stay informed about current affairs and diverse topics. This practice not only enriches their understanding of the English language but also cultivates a habit of staying updated with world events, contributing significantly to their overall academic and intellectual growth.
Launched on July 1, 2019, ‘Star Voice’ Morning Star Radio is a dynamic initiative by the Department of English. This student-led radio program provides a platform for budding radio jockeys to discuss diverse topics, such as the significance of special days and current events sourced from newspapers. Through engaging discussions, student RJs showcase their talents, enhance communication skills, and foster a sense of confidence. This innovative project not only hones their public speaking abilities but also encourages them to explore and express their thoughts on various subjects, enriching their overall learning experience within the department.
Head of the Department