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BA English

DEPARTMENT PROFILE:

The Department of B.A English was started in the year 2013. The course is structured in such a way that students can gain knowledge as well as unleash their creative capabilities. The department revised the syllabus in 2017-18 to enhance the career choices for the students. Journalism is offered as an elective and Non- Major Electives like Advertising and PublicRelations, Communication: Broadcasting & Telecasting expose and train the students to acquire skills in these diverse fields. The department also offers English for Career to improve the students’ communication skills and ensure their employability. Students are encouraged to participate in various academic, cultural and sporting events.\

 

  • Aim:
    • To impart knowledge and skills in various aspects of English Language and Literature
    • To rouse intellectual curiosity in the minds of the students.
    • To develop competency in the language and enable students emerge confident users of the language
    • To instill values and ethics, groom their personality and enable them emerge as empathetic and humane individuals.
    • To constantly update and revise the syllabus, so as to be relevant and contemporary.

 

  • Mission:
    • To strive to see the department emerge as a Post Graduate department and research centre.

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

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FACULTY DETAILS:

  1. M. Jayalakshmi, M.A., M.Phil. Associate Professor, Advisor & Head
  1. Nandhini Praveen, M.A., M.Phil Assistant Professor
  1. DeepaBalendran, M.A., M.Phil Assistant Professor
  1. J. Praveen Prabhu, M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., NET, SET Assistant Professor
  1. S.K. Rahmath, M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., PGDCS Assistant Professor (Part Time)

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Ms. M. Jayalakshmi, M.A., M.Phil
Associate Professor & Head 

She joined the department of English in 1997. Her research interests are in Canadian Literature, English Language Teaching. Her M.Phil dissertation examines the themes of alienation and identity in the fiction of Malcolm Lowry. She is serving as Advisor and head, department of English Literature since 2016.

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Ms. Nandhini Praveen, M.A., M.Phil
Assistant Professor 

She joined the department of English in D.G.Vaishnav College and has 10 years of teaching experience. She is a member in Board of Studies BA English DGVC, University of Madras. Areas of specialization are English Language Teaching, Language and Linguistics, American Literature. She has participated in 7 Workshops, conferences and national symposium. She has participated and presented papers in 4 national and 2 international level conferences. She has served as external examiner for English literature and soft skills in various colleges affiliated tothe University of Madras. She was also the coordinator of the students orientation programme 2017-18, Srinath Fine Arts and committee head for Vaishnav Bazaar 2017-18. She has represented the college in Inter Collegiate sports and had adjudged many cultural and academic events.

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Ms. DeepaBalendran, M.A., M.Phil
Assistant Professor

She has 13 years of teaching experience. She started her career in Delhi University and has been with DGVC for the past ten years. She has written and published numerous papers in various national level conferences. She is an external examiner in various city colleges for soft skills. She has been a visiting faculty at other institutions. She has translated stories from Hindi to English. Her area of specialization includes translation studies, Post colonialism, African American literature and modern European drama.

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Mr. J. Praveen Prabhu, M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., NET, SET
Assistant Professor

He has been teaching for 6years at the U.G level as well as Soft Skills for the P.G. Students. He has qualified at the UGC-NET (National Educational Test) in 2012 and SET in 2011. He contributed chapters for a reliable book on UGC NET/SET/JRF EnglishLiterature Paper II & III for Deepak Series for Test Preparation, Meerut- 250002, U.P, India. He has been an external examiner for the M.Phil course at Vels University. He has published and presented 9 research articles in the national and international conferences. His areas of academic interest are Indian Writing in English, Post-Colonial Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Literary forms and Criticism.

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Ms. S.K. Rahmath, M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., PGDCS
Assistant professor 

She joined the department of English and has a teaching experience of around 11 years. Her area of specialization is Indian Writing in English. She has beenserving the institution since 2009. She has presented 12 papers in various conferences/Seminars/Workshops

COURSES:

REGULATIONS

  1. Eligibility for admission:

Candidates for admission to the course shall be required to have passed Higher Secondary examinations conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu, or an examination accepted as equivalent thereto by the Syndicate of the University of Madras.

  1. Eligibility for award of Degree:

A candidate shall be deemed eligible for the award of Degree only if he or she has undergone the prescribed course for a period of not less than three academic years, passed the examinations of all six semesters prescribed.

 

  1. Course of  Study:

The main subject of study for Bachelor Degree shall consist of the following:

Part 1: Foundation course exclusive for language.

Part 2: English

Part 3: Core courses / Allied subjects I and II

Part 4 : Non-major Elective and Skill based subjects.

Part 3: Core courses / Allied subjects I and II

Part 4 : Non-major Elective and Skill based subjects.

Part 5 : Extension Activities / Sports/NCC

  1. Passing Minimum:

A candidate shall be declared to have passed in each paper/practical of the main subject of study wherever prescribed, only if he/she secures not less than 40% of the marks prescribed for the examination.

 

  1. Classification of successful candidates:

PART  I,II,III&IV

Those candidates who secure the marks (i) 60% and above and (ii)  those securing 50%and above but below 60% in the aggregate shall be declared to have passed the examination in the FIRST and SECOND class respectively. All other successful candidates shall be declared to have passed the examination in  THIRD class.

Only those candidates who pass all the examinations (Part I,II,III&IV) prescribed for the coursein the FIRST APPEARANCE are eligible for ranking.

 

  1. QUESTION PAPER PATTERN CONSISTS OF 3 PARTS :

PART A :- 30 MARKS

PART B :- 25 MARKS

PART C :- 45 MARKS

 

FACILITIES:

The department has been provided with a desktop computer with printer and scanner.   Wi- Fi connectivity has been provided. The department library has a good collection of prescribed texts as well as reference books. The department is well equipped with a LED projector which is constantly made use of in the classroom to screen films and documentaries which form part of the syllabus.Also,the students make use of the projector to acquire power point presentation skills as the assessment pattern includes presentations apart from regular seminars and assignments. The department proposes to establish a language lab.

 

SUBJECTS OFFERED UNDER THE REVISED SYLLABUS FROM THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017 -18  ONWARDS
Sem Course Cr. Hrs./

Week

Marks Total
Part Subject

Code

Name Int. Ext.
I I   Tamil / other languages – I 3 6 40 60 100
II   English – I 3 4 40 60 100
III   Core – I – Classical Age 5 6 40 60 100
  Core – II – Children’s Literature 5 6 40 60 100
  Allied I – Social History of England – I  

4

 

4

 

40

 

60

 

100

      N.M.E – Advertising and Public Relations  

2

 

2

 

40

 

60

 

100

      Soft Skills 3 2 40 60 100
      Total 25 30     700
 

II

 

I   Tamil / other languages – II 3 6 40 60 100
II   English – II 3 4 40 60 100
III   Core – III – The Elizabethan Age 5 6 40 60 100
  Core – IV – The Augustan Age 5 6 40 60 100
  Allied II –  Social History of England – II  

4

 

4

 

40

 

60

 

100

    N.M.E – Communication and Broadcasting  

2

 

2

 

40

 

60

 

100

IV   Soft Skills 3 2 40 60 100
      Total 25 30     700
III I   Tamil / other languages – III 3 6 40 60 100
II   English – III 3 4 40 60 100
III   Core – V The Romantic Age 5 6 40 60 100
  Core – VI – The Victorian Age 5 6 40 60 100
  Allied III – History of English Literature – I & Literary Forms – I 4 6 40 60 100
  Soft Skills 3 2 40 60 100
      Total 23 30     600
IV I   Tamil / other languages – IV 3 6 40 60 100
II   English – IV 3 4 40 60 100
III   Core – VII – The Modern Age 5 6 40 60 100
  Core – VIII – English Language and Linguistics 5 6 40 60 100
  Allied IV –  History of English Literature – II & Literary Forms – II 4 4 40 60 100
IV   Soft Skills 3 2 40 60 100
      Environmental Studies 2 2 40 60 100
      Total 25 30     700
V III   Core – VIII– English Language Teaching 5 6 40 60 100
  Core – IX – Shakespeare 5 6 40 60 100
  Core – X – American Literature 5 6 40 60 100
  Core – XI – Post Colonial Literature 5 6 40 60 100
  Elective I– Journalism 3 4 40 60 100
IV   Value Education 2 2 40 60 100
      Total 25 30     600
VI III   Core – XII– Indian Writing in English 5 6 40 60 100
  Core – XIII – Women’s Studies 5 6 40 60 100
    Core – XIV – Canadian Literature 5 6 40 60 100
    Core – XV – Translation Studies 5 6 40 60 100
    Elective II – Telecasting 3 4 40 60 100
IV   NSS/NCC/Rotract Club / Consumer Club 1 2 40 60 100
Total 24 30     600
Grand Total 147 180 3900

 

ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

Academic Activities:

  • Workshop on theater entitled “Stagekraft” an interdisciplinary workshop in collaboration with the visual communication department was conducted.
  • Workshop on “Nuances of News Reading” as part of NME curriculum was organized.
  • Black History Month – Students were taken to the American Consulate for a lecture.
  • Literary Quiz was conducted as an Intradepartmental Competition.
  • Periodic lectures and seminars are held.
  • Office bearers of the association for the year 2017-18 were
    • President – Manish Adhithya III B.A
    • Secretary – Rohini II B.A
    • Treasurer – Priyadharshini I B.A

 

Cultural Activities:

  • The Literary Association of the department “Mimamsa” organizes events like
    • Writers’ Forum – Pen a poem, scribble a story, and sketch a character.
    • Meraki – An Intradepartmental Competition on Creative Interpretations.

 

 

STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS:

Students have actively participated in numerous academic and cultural events and in sports in most of the city colleges and have won laurels and accolades.

 

ACADEMIC:

  • AmritManthanSen Gupta- Debate – First prize – MCC College.
  • AmritManthanSen Gupta- Quiz – First prize -MGRUniversity
  • AmritManthanSen Gupta- Creative Writing – First prize –Hindustan Arts and ScienceCollege.
  • SaminathaEswar – Tabard Inn Quiz – First Prize – Loyola College.
  • Arvind – Quiz – First Prize – M.G.R. University

 

CULTURAL:

  • Krishnaveni – Rangoli – First Prize – Madras Medical College
  • Arvind – Shipwreck – First Prize – Ethiraj College

 

SPORTS:

  • Sajan – Basket Ball – First Prize – Hindu College
  • Sajan – Basket Ball – First Prize – IIT Madras