Department Details


OVERVIEW

The Department of English has been a part of the college since its inception in 1952. The B.A. English course was established in the year 1980. The department was upgraded as a PG Department in 1999. It offers an Add-On Course in Communicative English.
The Department has built a brand name over the years, with the service of stalwarts like Sister Berchmans, Ms.Rose Andrews, Ms.Radha Nair, Ms.Maya Premanand, Ms Joan Williams, Ms. Seetha Ramakrishnan, Dr.M.D.Radhika, Dr.Lalitha Menon. Ms.Tessie Thanjan, Ms.Ancy Mathew and Ms.Beulah Thomas.
The Department has an impressive roll of honour with 23 University ranks for UG and one rank for PG down the years.  The progression from UG to PG is above 90%. The Pass Percentage has been high throughout. Subsequently, the Demand Ratio for the courses offered is very high. 10 of our students have cleared the National Eligibility Test.
The alumnae of the department are well-placed in various fields of enterprise. A good number of them are employed as faculty in colleges, teachers in schools and as journalists and writers. The department maintains strong bonds with the alumnae through ELAN, the English Literature Alumnae Association. 
The Department is a Training Partner of ASAP, the Additional Skills Acquisition Programme of the Govt. of Kerala. This programme offers training in Communicative English and IT skills in order to improve the employability quotient of the students. 
The department publishes Diotima’s, a Peer Reviewed Research Journal with the focus on New Readings. Seven issues of the journal have come out so far.
There are a large number of Clubs that the Department has launched – these are Bookscape – the Readers’ Club, Repertoire – the Theatre Club, Crossfire – the Debating Club, TransVision – the Radio Club, Mise-en Scene – the Film Club, Avant-Garde– the Innovation Club, and Grassroots – the Environment Club.
The Department engages in three major Extension activities – students offering tuition in Varadoor LP School, voluntary services in SUMAN Rehabilitation Centre for mentally challenged women, and the Mother Veronica Library for the women and children of the college neighbourhood.
The Department organized a UGC sponsored Seminar on Visual Culture and the Humanities in September, 2015.Our PG students’ organized a PG students National Seminar on Mythologies Today on March 16th, 2016.
The students of the department represent a vibrant cross section of the society. Notable student achievements include the two novels published by the students Ms.Anjumol B (Thulamazha Peyyumbol – 2012) and Ms.Ananya Gopi ( Njaan Seetha – 2015) and the Idea Star Singer Title won by Ms.Merin Gregory. Ms. Merlin Babu is now a notable film director. Ms. Tintu Abraham was part of the Indian Handball team at the Incheon Asian Games, 2013.Ms.Varsha Vinu (Second PG) won the Film Critics Award for the Best Malayalam play back singer in 2017 and the nomination for Film Fare awards. 
The future plan of the department is to be upgraded as a Research Centre.

Courses Offered:                   UG English Language and Literature
                                                PG English Language & Literature 
 
                                                Add-on Course in Communicative English

                                   
 VISION                     : Enabling Expression
MISSION                   : Enhancing Communicative Skills
Laying a strong Foundation in the Subject
Inculcating a sound critical sense
Fostering Research Aptitude
Empowering through Gender Awareness
Effective Inner Growth through Literature

FACULTY

Name

Designation

Leeji Francis

Associate Professor

Shyama E

Associate Professor

Ramani C.E

Associate Professor

Bindu A

Associate Professor

Shanti Vijayan

  Assistant Professor

Surya K

  Assistant Professor

Aparna Nandakumar

  Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Antony

  Assistant Professor

 

Preethy Mary George

  Assistant Professor

Kavya Krishna.

 Assistant Professor

 

Chitra Sebastian

 Assistant Professor

Anjana Treesa Joseph

FDP Substitute

 

 

FORMER FACULTY 

Ms.Rose Andrews                              1955-89
Ms.Radha Nair                                    1966-1998
Ms.Maya Premanand                          1967-1993
Ms. Seetha Ramakrishnan                   1970-2002
Ms Joan Williams                                1973-1994
Sr. Carmilla                                        1975-1995
Sr. Hannah                                         1978-1995
Dr.M.D.Radhika                                1980-2013
Dr.Lalitha Menon                              1980-2014
Ms.Ancy Mathew                               1983-2015
Ms. Tessie Thanjan                              1989-2012
Ms.Beulah Thomas                             1993-2015

PUBLICATIONS

2012- No. of publications- 7

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Title of the Paper

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Place and Month/Year of Publication

Regional/National/International

1

Ms.Shyama E.

     “Deceptive Polarities in Raja Rao and V. S. Naipaul

Proceedings of UGC sponsored National Seminar on New Literatures. Dept.of English,  Govt.Brennen College

 

Thalassery,
2012

National

2

Ms. Surya K.

“The Enigma of Female Independence: A Study of Advaita Kala’s Almost Single

Proceedings of UGC sponsored National Seminar on New Literatures. Dept.of English,  Govt.Brennen College

 

Thalassery,
2012

National

3

Ms. Preethy Mary George

  “Victimization Of Women: A Study on Margaret Atwood’s Novel Surfacing”.

Research Scholar, Vol. II. No. IV.

ISSN 2249-6696

December 2012

National

4

Ms. Preethy Mary George

“The Play Hayavadana: An Innovative Experiment and a New Direction to Modern Indian Theatre.”

Research Journal, Misbah Book 7. Vol. 7.

ISSN 0976-2523

January-2012

National

5

Ms. Preethy Mary George

“A Post-colonial Reading of the Play Hayavadana.”

Research Scholar, Vol. II. No. II.

ISSN 2249-6696

June 2012

National

6

Ms. Preethy Mary George

“Postcolonial Concepts in The English Teacher”

Research Scholar, Vol. II. No. I-B

ISSN-2249-6696

March 2012/

National

7

Ms. Preethy Mary George

“Deconstruction of the Poem Mirror ”

Baselius Researcher, Vol. XIII. No. 2.

ISSN 0975-8658

July-December  2012/

National

II) 2013 No. of publications- 5

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Name of the Faculty Member

Title of the Paper

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1

Ms. Aparna Nandakumar

“Mapping Desire and Violence on the University Campus”

Anveshi Broadsheet on Contemporary Politics, Vol. 2, No. 2,

ISSN: 2278-3423

HYDERABAD
December 2013

NATIONAL

2

Ms. Aparna Nandakumar

“The Romance of the Campus: Revisiting the Genre of Campus Films in Malayalam”

Diotima’s: A Journal of New Readings

ISSN: 2319-4189

KOZHIKODE
December 2013

NATIONAL

3

Ms. Preethy Mary George

 “Beyond Cultural Identity: Reflections on Multiculturalism in One Amazing Thing”.

Discourse,Vol.1No.2

ISSN2321-0214

September
2013

National

4

Ms. Preethy Mary George

Voices and Silences in One Amazing Thing.

LUX MONTIS( Girideepam Institute of Advanced Learning),Vol.1No.1

ISSN2321-8053

July2013

National

5

Ms. Preethy Mary George

 

“Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation in English – Success or Failure?”

Hindustan University Chennai-The Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics

ISSN 0974-8741

Special Issue January 2013

 National

III) 2014 No of Publications -2

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Name of the Faculty Member

Title of the Paper

Name of the Journal with page no and Vol./Issue no

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1

Ms. Chitra Sebastian

‘War on Terror’ as Refining the Sense of Security of a Common Man in Europe: A Close Look at One Day in the Life of Henry Perowne’

SVASH ( Swami Vivekanada Association of Science and humanities) – a multi disciplinary researcher’s forum

ISBN 978- 81- 907480- 9-4

Trivandrum, 2014

International

2

Ms. Chitra Sebastian

Deconstructing the Perceived Homogeneity of the Japanese :
Burakumin as the Social Outcastes of Japan”

34th Annual Session of South
Indian History Congress

 

Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Tanjavoor, Tamil
Nadu from 28th February to 2nd March, 2014.

National

IV) 2015 -No of Publications -2

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Name of the Faculty Member

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1

Ms. Surya K.

“The Ideal of Femininty: Woman in Indian Television Advertisements

Research Scholar

2249-6696

Vol 5. N0.3
Sept. 2015

National

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Name of the Faculty Member

Title of the Paper/
Book Chapter

Name of the Book and page no

Publisher

Place and Year of Publication

Regional/National/International

2

Dr. Kavya Krishna K.R.

Gender and Performance: The Re-invention of Mohiniyattam in Early Twentieth Century Kerala

Transcultural Negotiations of Gender: Studies in (Be)longing
(Eds) Indrani Mukherjee Saugatha Baduri (JNU New Delhi)

Springer

Netherlands, New York, New Delhi
2015

International

V) 2016 No of Publications – 13

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Title of the Paper

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1

Ms. Shanthi Vijayan

“Postfeminist Mythopoeia: Oppositional Consciousness at Work in Sarah Joseph’s Oorukaval” 

International Journal of  English Language, Literature and Translation Studies
Vol.3, Issue.1, 2016.P.444-449

ISSN-2349-9451

2016

International

2

Ms. Shanthi Vijayan

“Immanence and Transcendence: Forest as an Archetypal and Ecological Abode in the Select Works of Sarah Joseph” 

South Asian Journal of  Multidisciplinary Studies,Vol.4, Issue 3.
P.101-109

ISSN-2349-7858.

2016

International

3

Ms. Surya K.

“Femininity and the Beauty Ideal: Image of the Woman in Indian Popular Media

The Criterion

0976–8165

Online
Oct 2016 Vol 7 Issue 5

International

4

Ms. Surya K

Articulations of Power: Female Agency in Shobha De’s Socialite Evenings

IJELR Journal

2349-9451

Online
Vol.3 Issue 4
2016 Oct-Dec

International

5

Ms. Surya K

Gender Politics and Cultural Representation.: The Dynamics of Power in Women’s Magazines”

Singularities

2348-3369

Unity women’s College Manjeri,2016

National

6

Dr. Kavya Krishna K. R.

Engendering Revolution: A Study of Select Textual Representations of the Radical Left Movement in Kerala

World Journal of Gender and Literature

ISSN NO-2349-1620

New Delhi July 2016

National

7

Dr.Kavya Krishna K.R.

Rukmini Devi Arundale and the Making of Bharatanatyam

The Literary Voyage

ISSN NO-2348-5272

Rachana Publications, Gulbarga, Karnataka 2016

National

8

Ms. Anjana Treesa Joseph

Unfathomed Emotional Spaces : Posttraumatic Women Psyche

International al Research Journal  of Humanities, Language and Literature June 2016, Vol. 3,
Issue. 6 ,
Pg. 136 – 145

2394-1642

2016

International

9

Ms. Anjana Treesa Joseph

Violence; Silence  and the Awakening in Between

International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities June 2016, Vol. 4,
Issue. 6,
Pg. 369 -374

2321-7065

2016

International

10

Ms. Anjana Treesa Joseph

Panthibhojanam : A Story of Adaptation

Institute of Research Advances- International Journal of Education and Multidisciplinary Studies July 2016,
Vol. 4,
Issue. 1,
Pg. 10 – 15

2455-2526

2016

International

11

Ms. Anjana Treesa Joseph

Living in the Midst of Incomprehensible

Journal of English Language and Literature July 2016,
Vol. 3,
Issue. 3,
Pg. 1-4

2349-9753

2016

International

12

Ms. Anjana Treesa Joseph

A Partisan’s Daughter and the social world

Research Journal of English Language and Literature July- September 2016,
Vol. 4,
Issue. 3,
Pg. 120-126

 

2395-2363

2016

International

13

Ms. Anjana Treesa Joseph

Consuming Culture : A Reading of Food Capitalism

Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences December 2016,
Vol. 7,
Issue.2,
Pg. 80-88

0976-1861

0976-1861

National

 

VI) 2017 No of publications till July -1

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1

Ms. Surya K.

“Femininity and the Ideal of Emancipation: A Comparative Reading of the Films English Vinglish and How Old are You?

Assonance Journal

2394-7853.

Calicut University

Dept. of Russian and Comparative Literature
Jan 2017
N0.17

National

 

MAJOR/MINOR PROJECTS (FACULTY):  
Chitra Sebastian – Ongoing UGC Minor project (1,80,000) for the proposal “Anti-Realist Techniques Employed in the Japanese Noh Theatre”.

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
PRESENTATIONS ( IV Sem PG students)

SL.NO

                          NAME

TOPIC

COLLEGE

1.

Swathi T

Tracing the Margins: Analysis of the Ethnocentrism in Khaled Hosseini’s                                        ‘The Kite Runner’

 

 

KAHM Unity Women’s College,
Manjeri.

2.

Remya R

Historical Revisionism in Kammattipadam: A Regional Chronicle of Dalit History.

 

KAHM Unity Women’s College,
Manjeri.

3.

Renu G

Myth and Nationalism: A Study of the Hindutva Politics.

 

Providence Women’s College.

4.

Alicia Jacob

Crossing thresholds: A Transition from Feminism to Womanism.
Discovering the self: Archetypal Patterns in ‘Charlie’.

 

KAHM Unity Women’s College,
Manjeri.

 

  Providence Women’s College.

5.

Haritha M.B
Sreelakshmi N

Bonding Feminine: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty.

 

Providence Women’s College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS (IV Sem PG students)

SL.NO

NAME OF THE STUDENT

NAME OF THE JOURNAL

TOPIC

1.

Alicia Jacob

 

Tracings. Volume 2, Issue 1.

Crossing thresholds: A Transition from Feminism to Womanism.

2.

Remya R

 

Tracings. Volume 2, Issue 1.

Historical Revisionism in Kammattipadam: A Regional Chronicle of Dalit History.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Unnimaya TP of II BA won the Special Jury Prize at the Arts Fest conducted by Blossom Arts and Science College, Calicut on 12/1/2017.
  • Ayisha TK and Oshin N of I BA won the II prize in the Quiz conducted by AIR on 18/1/2017
  • Ridha Jaleel of I B.A. English won II Prize for English Versification at the Shakespeare Fiesta organized by Farook College, Calicut, on 8/2/2017.
  • Unnimaya TP of II BA won the II Prize in the App Presentation competition organized as part of Digital Day Celebrations by Malabar Christian College, Calicut, on 23/2/2017.
  • Ms. Rida Jaleel of I BA English won the State Level I Prize in the Essay Competition organized by PRTC, Calicut in connection with the Birth Anniversary of Justice V R Krishna Iyer on 24/11/2016.
  • Alicia Jacob of IIPG won the III Prize at the International Poetry Writing Competition organized by Farook College, Calicut on 23/2/2017, and the poem has been published in the anthology Shakespeare Sings, brought out as part of the event.
  • Ms. Varsha Vinu of PG Final year wins the Kerala State Film Critics’ Award for the Best Female Playback Singer for her song in the movie Marupadi.
  • Remya R and Renu  of II PG won III Prize in Intercollege  Literature Quiz  at Holy Cross College on 26/10/2016
  • Alicia Jacob, Remya R and Swathi T presented research papers at the PG Students’ National Seminar on “Literature from the Margins” organized by Unity College, Manjeri on 23/11/2016. These papers will be published in the forthcoming issue of the Peer-Reviewed Journal, Singularities.
  • Ridha Jaleel of I B.A. English won I Prize for the Best Management Team at the Management Fest organized by FIMS on 1/12/2016
  • Aloshya and Indulekha of I PG won II Prize at the Bob Dylan Quiz at Holy Cross College, Calicut on 2/12/2016
  • Ms.Ananya G of Final Year BA English got her third novel, Njan Seetha, published by Mathrubhumi Books. The book was released by eminent South Indian writer Jayakanthan

  • Unnimaya V Nambiar and Shinu Hamna of V Sem B.A. win the II and III prizes respectively in the debate on the topic ‘Does Education Empower Women’, organized by the Swadeshi Science Mission, Kerala State Women’s Commission and the Indian Institute of Spices Research in association with the college, on 10/9/2015.
  • Debthara Suresh of I Sem B.A. wins Best Parliamentarian Award at the State Level Competition conducted by the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of Kerala 3/10/2015

  • Remya R and Alicia Jacob of I Sem PG win the I and II Prizes respectively at the Inter -college Versification Competition conducted by Unity Women’s College, manjeri on 24/11/2015.
  • Sona Sathar and Shahanaz M of IV Sem.UG win the Ist and II Prizes respectively in the Tagline Competition organized as part of Ad Fest at Malabar Christian College, Calicut on 15/12/2015.
  • Doyal Jacob John of II BA is felicitated by the college on the occasion of Women’s Day for her achievements in the literary field on 9/3/2016.

University Arts Fest Winners

  • Unnimaya V Nambiar of VI Sem UG won the II Prize in Hindi Elocution at the B Zone Arts Fest 2016
  • Ruthulya V Nambiar of II Sem UG won the I Prize in the Folk Dance competition at the B Zone Arts Fest 2016
  • Sreelakshmi and Deepika of IV Sem UG were part of the Thiruvathirakali team that won the I place at the B Zone Arts Fest 2016
  • Keerthana M,  Akshaya Rajan  (VI Sem BA) and Keerthana of IV Sem UG were part of the Malayalam Drama and Skit Competitions that won I Prize at the BZone Arts Festival 2016
  • Shafna M Ali of PG Final Semester Class won the third prize in the State wide Best PG Dissertation Competition organized by Unity Women’s College, Manjeri. ( January 2014)
  • Shradha Sudhir and Remya K of IV Sem BA English won the 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively at the Educational App Presentation Competition conducted by Malabar Christian College in connection with Digital Learning Day. (4-2-2014).

March 2014- The following students were University Interzone Competition winners (2013-2014)
Shilpa Joy-Mal.Drama
Shweta Premkumar-Mal Drama
Keertanan-Margamkali
Akshaya Rajan- (Mal Drama)
Shalini Baby Mal Drama
Athira Anand-Thiruvathira
Niranjana B- Margamkali
Unnimaya Nambiar- Hindi Elocution

           Shalini Baby of 2011-2014 batch was selected by All India Radio as Dubbing artiste.
Sept.2014.-Tintu Abraham of PG IVth Semester selected to play for the Indian Women’s Handball Team at the Incheon Asian Games starting on 19th Sept.

  • Book Release of Degree student Anjumol B (6th Sem English 2010-2013 batch)–(Short Story Collection) Thulamazha Peyyunnu by Nidhi Publications, Kozhikode (October 2012). She is the author of 3 short story collections
  •  Shradha Sudhir and Shilpa Joy, Amala Devi N and Anna Ruphus were selected for the    intercollegiate paper presentation competition ‘Talking Pictures’ organized by the Dept. of English Devagiri College in 2013.
  • Veena Devi Cheriyath was the University topper for BA English in 2012 University    Results with 3.94 CGPA — A+
  • Aparna Raveendran also received an A+ with 3.85 CGPA in 2012 University Results

 

ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPT. (LATEST)

  • PG Students’ National Seminar on Mythologies on 16/3/2017. Keynote speaker: Dr. K. Arunlal, Faculty, Govt. College, Mokeri. 15 papers were presented by students of various colleges.
  • Lecture on Postcolonial Fiction by former faculty Ms.Beulah Thomas for the PG students on27/1/2017
  • Class on Academic Writing led by Prof. Bhaskaran Nayar, former faculty, Lincoln University, UK, for the UG and PG final year students on 21/6/2016.
  • Class on Feminist Literary Theory for UG and PG students by Dr. M.D. Radhika, former Head of the department and eminent writer, on 15.7.2016.
  • The Dept. organized the release of a book authored by former Pricipal Sr.Carmilla, A.C., titled Starry and Sublime: Reading Elizabeth Jennings. Book released by former Head of the Dept, Dr. Lalitha Menon.
  • Activities Organized by the Clubs
    Debating Club, Crossfire

    • Annual Competition for the Prof.Radha S Nair Prize for the Best Debator – conducted on 3/3/2016. Topic: “Atrocities Against Women Spring from our Attitude” Winner – Sona Sathar, VI Sem B.A.English

    Environment Club – Grassroots

    • Inter-class Collage competition on Global Warming on 27/6/2016
    • Eco Critical Readings of Literary Texts by I PG students on 29/7/2016
    • Quiz on the Environment conducted by II DC student Debthara Suresh on 7/9/2016

    Film Club, Mis en Scene

    • Tribute to film maker Paul Cox presented by the students of II DC on 30/6/2016
    • Review of Maheshinte Pratikaram by III DC students Anamika and Nushathul Banath on 6/9/2016
    • Cultural Programme in honour of Sreekumaran Thampy and Mohammed Rafi on 2/11/2016
    • Screening of the film Hamlet in association with the British Council, on 17/11/2016
    • Screening of the film Randu Penkuttikal for the women of the neighbourhood on 9/2/2017
    • Organized a Talk cum Screening of Documentaries by Dr. Madhumitha Sinha, Reader, EFLU, Hyderabad on “Gender and Documentary Films”, on 17/2/2017.

      Radio Club, TransVision

      • Interviewing freedom fighter PGK Raghavan –  by Malavika J of III DC on 11/8/2016
      • Talk by Asst. Station Director, AIR, Smt. Meera Rani, on Opportunities for students in Akashvani
      • Shifana KP of I Zoology participates in a quiz on AIR on Eye Donation on 24/8/2016
      • Lesson on Communicative English by Anjali CK on 11/9/2016
      • Yuvavani Programme onSwachch Bharath Mission by NSS volunteers on 30/9/2016
      • Interview with Jewellery Designing faculty Priya Nath on 6/10/2016
      • Interactive programme on CAD with Jewellery Designing faculty Neethu Krishna on 11/11/2016
      • Calling the Youth programme by the students of the college on 17/12/2016 and 7/1/2017
      • Yuvavani Programme on Energy Resources by Lakshmi KR and Binit Mathew of IV Sem Physics on 18/1/2017
      • Ayisha TK and Oshin N won the II Prize in the Quiz conducted on 23/1/2017
      • Yuvavani Programme on Radio Clubs on Campuses. Participants – Faculty Ramani CE and students of the dept. Malavika J (VI Sem), Jilna C (IV Sem) and Oshin N (II Sem)
      • Skit presented by the students of the college at the Women’s Day Programme organized by AIR and the Social Welfare Dept at MCC, Calicut, on 4/3/2017.
      • Workshop on Poetry Recitation and Impromptu Speeches for IDC students, led by language trainer Anjali CK, Dept of TTM, on 15/3/2017.
      • Quiz Programme on ater. Participants – Lakshmi K.R. and Sreelakshmi M of II Physics.

      Readers’ Club, Bookscape

      • Observed Bloomsday on 16/6/2016. Sreelakshmi K of I PG made a presentation on the significance of the day, and the works of James Joyce.
      • Conducted an Inter Departmental  Literature Quiz in connection with Reading Week, on 17/6/2016. Winners – Dept. of Mathematics and Dept of. English
      • Review of Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper by Jahiza K of IIIDC on 25/7/2016
      • Tribute to Mahaswetha Devi by Shahnaz KM of IIIDC on 16/8/2016
      • Arranged a lecture on the Harlem Literary Renaissance for the PG and Final Year UG students by alumna Anitha Rose George on 5/9/2016.
      • Members had an interactive session with novelist Ravinder Singh at the launch of his latest bookThis Love That is Just Right organized by Penguin Books,on 29/9/2016.
      • Presentation on the Songs of Bob Dylan, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 2016 by Rida Jaleel, I DC on 24/11/2016
      • Members participated in the book launch of author Sudeep Nagarkar’s latest book, All Rights Reserved for You,organized by DC Books, on 21/1/2016.
      • Members attended various sessions of the Kerala Literature Fest organized by the Govt. Of Kerala and DC Books from 2/2/2017 – 5/2/2017.
      • World Poetry Day observed, with the reading of the poems of Sir Derek Walcott as a tribute to the poet, on 21/3/2017. 

      Theatre Club, Repertoire

      • Skit presented by II DC students to spread the Anti-Ragging message on 28/6/2016
      • Organized an Interactive session with Sri Ranjith Kuzhur, the director of the Documentary 18 Feet, and screened the film.
      • Interaction with a Film maker:

        Noted film director Anil Radhakrishnan Menon interacted with the students of the department on 5/2/2016

      • UGC sponsored two-day national seminar on “Image, Text, and Subjectivity: Visual Culture and the Humanities” was conducted on 17-18 September 2015.
      • Inauguration of Literature Association by Dr. M.V. Suma, Head of the Dept. of English, Govt. College, Kodencheri – 4/12/2015. She delivered a talk on Feminist Theatre. 
      • CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

        ASAP: The Additional Skill Acquisition Programme
        The Department is Co-ordinating the ASAP programme of the Govt. of Kerala, in the college. A 21 day camp, with 28 participants from all over the state, was organised during the Summer vacation (27/4/2015 – 17/5/2015).

        The Training Programme spread over two years, with 180 hours of English and IT classes, was continued for the 30 students from the various III Semester UG courses. A new batch for the I Semester students of 2015-16 began in January 2016 after an Orientation session, Personal Interview and Aptitude Test. Selected students attended Skill Orientation Programme at MCCHSS.

        An Orientation Programme and a selection process with GD and Personal Interview for the Final Semester UG and PG students was conducted on 7-3-2016

        Two camps of 21 days each, with 60 participants from all over the state, were organised during the Summer vacation (13-5-2013 – 2-6-2013). The college was granted A Star status by the Higher Education Dept. for this progrmme.

        A Training Programme spread over two years, with 180 hours of English and IT classes, was launched in the month of November, 2013. 30 students from the various I Semester UG courses were selected for this course.
        The ASAP Co-ordinator, Bindu Amat was selected to undergo a 4 day special course for Master Trainers at Thiruvananthapuram from 11-11-2013 to 14-11-2013.
        An Orientation Programme for the Final Semester UG and PG students was conducted on 3-3-2014

      ASAP Fest was conducted on 5-3-2014 to recruit students for the 21-Day Training Programme and the Vocation for Vacation Skill Training Programme. All the students of the outgoing batches participated

      Group Discussion and Personal Interview:  Conducted on 13-3-2014 and 17-3-2014 to select students from various colleges of Calicut for the 21 day Training Programme. 90 students participated, and 49 were selected.
      Workshop on Public Speaking

      A two- week Public Speaking Workshop, in association with Toastmasters International, was organized for the students of the college. Alumna Payal Pankaj Bhulani was the Resource Person. 15 students completed the course in December 2015.

      Extra Curricular Activities
      Students of all the three UG classes presented cultural hours displaying their talents. 

      ACTIVITIES OF CLUBS:
      BOOKSCAPE (READER’S CLUB)
      The Readers’ Club aims to ignite passion for reading in the students of the college.
      The club organises regular discussions on books and authors, literary quizzes, and book review competitions. Special occasions observed by the club include the Reading Week in June, discussions on the Nobel and Booker Prize winners, and World Poetry Day.
      Commemorative days like the birth anniversaries of eminent writers are observed.
      Book readings are also organised to pay tributes to writers.
      The bulletin board of the club is a space for displaying news and views related to literature.
      Bloomsday observed by Sreelakshmi of I PG
      Review of Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper by Jahiza K of III DC
      Tribute to Mahaswetha Devi by Shahnaz KM of III DC
      Interaction with novelist Ravinder Singh organized by Penguin Publishers
      Presentation on the significance of Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate, 2016 by Rida Jaleel, I DC
      Ananya. G of VI semester presented her short story on 11th February 2016.
      Reader’s Club, “Bookscape” observed Bloom’s Day with readings from Joyce’s Ulysses and the screening of short film.
      Reading Day was observed with a tribute to Gunter Grass, reviews of Karror’s poetry and Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner on 19th June 2015.
      On the occasion of the Premchand Week celebrations, Shruthi. T. K of III year presented a tribute to Premchand on 13th August.
      Ananya. G presented her recently published novel Njaan Sita on 13th January 2016.
      The Reader’s Week was observed with tributes to Gabriel Garcia Marques and Maya Angelou by the students. Copies of Marques’ stories were distributed among the students.
      Students interacted with the Malayalam writer Sri C. Radhakrishnan on Creative Writing, Literature and Science on the occasion of the release of the English translation of his novel Agni on 23rd July 2014.
      Ananya. G and Anna Ruphus presented a tribute to Nadine Gordimer with a reading of her short stories on 31st July 2014.
      Shilpa Joy paid tributes to U. R. Anandamurthy on his demise and presented a review of his novel Samskaram on 23rd September.
      The Reader’s Week Celebration comprised a review of Yashodhara Lal’s fiction by Aditi Aravind of II M. A.
      Alicia Jacob of II B. A. presented a review of Alvin Tofler’s The Third Wave on 25th July 2013.
      An interactive session was organized for the students with Tamil writer Salma on 4th October.
      Tributes were paid by students to writers like Doris Lessing, Amiri Baraka and Namdeo Dhasal on their demise.
      Lakshmi Muraleedharan and Anitha Rose of III B. A. presented a review of the work of the Canadian writer Alice Munro and Noble Laureate for literature on 12th December.
      An inter-class Literature Quiz for the students of the department was organized on 21st January 2014 with II M. A. bagging the prize.   
      During the Reading week students were introduced to literary giants like Rabindranath Tagore, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Basho, Shashi Deshpande and Orhan Pamuk.
      Akhila Henry of II BA reviewed Alice Walker’s feminist novel Possessing the Secret of Joy.
      REPERTOIRE (THEATRE CLUB)
      Vision of the club: To develop histrionic talents
      Mission/Objectives of the club:

      • To tap the latent talents of students with an inclination for histrionics
      • To encourage them in getting involved in stage production – script writing, direction, acting, stage setting, make-up, dialogue delivery etc.
      • To introduce them to the latest advancements in the field of drama
      • To give them opportunities to interact with talented students of other colleges
      • To arrange professional training for full-fledged productions
      • To sensitize the students to the infinite potential of this art

      Skit presented by II DC students to spread the Anti-Ragging message.
      III year students presented a skit on the topic Reality Television Shows on 29th July.
      Theatre club members of the department presented a skit on Freedom of Expression that won the first prize in the Fine Arts Day competition on 30th October.
      Under the auspices of the Theatre Club, II year students presented Macbeth on 2nd December.
      15 students accompanied by faculty Aparna Nandakumar and Elizabeth Antony attended the staging of Macbeth organized by Yuva, the Association of the English Department, St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri on 3rd December.
      Alumna Soumya Balakrishnan conducted a theatre workshop for the 2nd July 2014.
      Members of the Theatre Club presented a humorous skit for the Faculty farewell and Fine Arts Day that was widely appreciated.
      As part of Christmas celebrations, plays conveying the message of the occasion were performed by the students of the department. 
      P M Taj’s play Mary Lawrence was enacted in the Town Hall by Fathima Salma of II Physics, Narshida of II economics and Tanvi of II T&T.
      CROSS FIRE (DEBATING CLUB)
      Vision of the club : To hone the communicative skills of students
      Mission/Objectives of the club :

      • Honing the communicative skills of students.
      • Enabling them to keep pace with the latest in news and get interested in issues.
      • Encouraging them to think logically, critically and rationally.
      • Getting them interested in listening to discussions and actively participate in such GDs.
      • Expressing their ideas lucidly and forcefully.
      • Developing a sense of self-confidence by overcoming nervousness and inhibitions
      • Giving them opportunities to listen to impressive speakers and work on their own improvement.
      • Mastering in some measure the art of public speaking.
      • Grooming speakers for college functions and competitions at the inter-collegiate level.
      • Equipping them with the necessary drive to take up challenging careers.

      The debating club organized the Annual competition for the Prof Radha Nair Prize for Best Debater of the year 2016 on the topic ‘Can the Media Judge?’ Anagha Anil of 4th semester English was the winner.
      Mr. Shiyas, SCERT Trainer in English conducted an orientation session in debating.
      In the annual debating competition conducted on 19th January, 2015 on the topic ‘Should the Freedom of Expression be Curbed?’ Remya R of 6th semester English won the prize for the best debater.
      The Debating Club ‘Crossfire’ conducted the Annual Debating Competition on the topic ‘Reality Shows are More Harmful than Good’ on 19th January 2014. Shradha Sudeer of 4th semester English won the prize for the best debater.
      On February 25th 2013, the annual Debating Competition was conducted on the topic ‘Should Death Penalty Stay?’ The Prof. Radha Nair prize for the best debater went to Aiswarya Sanath of 6th semester English.
      The annual Debating Competition for the Best Debater of the year 2012 was conducted on the topic Should Online Freedom Be Restricted? The winner of the Prof Radha Nair Prize was Akhila Henry of VI Semester English.
      GRASSROOTS (ENVIRONMENT CLUB)
      Vision of the club: Promoting Ecological Awareness
      Mission/Objectives of the club:  To instill love and respect for nature and environment
      To inspire environment friendly activities
      To integrate learning and environment conservation
      Paper Presentation on various environment-related themes by IV Sem students was organised on 11.07.2017
      Inter-class Collage competition on Global Warming.
      Eco Critical Readings of Literary Texts by I PG students.
      Quiz on the Environment conducted by II DC student Debthara Suresh.
      The environment club of the department organized a programme on 29th June, 2015 based on the theme of Nature and Literature during which students presented their reading of selected literary works.
      On 6th November, 2015 paper presentations were done by students of I BA on various environmental issues.
      A documentary on the life around the river Periyar was screened on 4th July, 2014 for the students of III BA .The presentation was followed by a discussion.
      On 25th July a nature walk was conducted by the students of III BA.
      On October 15th –Global Hand Washing Day- the message of Water Conservation was conveyed through posters on the bulletin board.
      A Question of the Week contest was introduced based on various environmental issues. Selected questions were displayed on the club notice board and separate box was arranged for answers. Anjali Sojan of III BA was selected as the winner of the contest.
      A collage made out of paper cuttings and writings collected from students were displayed on the club notice board.
      On 29th February, 2013 Dr. A R R Menon, retired scientist KFRI delivered a talk on Biodiversity of Kerala.
      Environment related newspaper articles and photos were exhibited on the notice board.
       MIS-EN-SCENE (FILM CLUB)
      Vision of the club:  Foster creative and critical participation in the world of cinema
      Mission/Objectives of the club: To screen and discuss films, to promote awareness regarding career prospects in films, to conscientize about the politics of representation
      Tribute to film maker Paul Cox presented by the students of II DC.
      Review of Maheshinte Pratikaram by III DC students Anamika and Nushathul Banath.
      Cultural Programme in honour of Sreekumaran Thampy and Mohammed Rafi.
      Screening of the film Hamlet in association with the British Council.
      Anna Ruphus of Vth semester presented a review of the Korean film Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter on 26th June 2015.
      On 18th September, Anaswara Ramachandran of 2nd year presented a review of the Wind Rises.
      Alicia Jacob and Remya R of 1st M.A. made a presentation on oppositional consciousness in Queen as part of the competition held at St. Joseph’s college, Devagiri.
      Anjumol of 2nd M.A. English delivered a talk on the great director Padmarajan followed by a screening of Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal.
      Khadheeja Manika, Athira Devadas, Harsha Vincent and Shinta Paulson presented paper on stereotypes of women in films on 20th February 2015.
      The short film Oru Nerkkazhcha was screened on 25th February 2015.
      A quiz workshop for the students was handled by Mr. Snehraj Srinivas of the quiz society of India on 25th September.
      The film club organized a programme remembering Rithuparno on 19th June 2013. Providonnas Lakshmi Prabhu and Aiswarya Sanath delivered talks on the director, his major films and a screening of Chokerbali ensued.
      Seven students attended the film fest organized by the Don Bosco Arts and Science College on 11th and 12th October.
      Shradha Sudheer and Shilpa joy of 3rd B.A English presented a paper entitled Kafkesque Incarceration: a reading of Joy Mathew’s Shutter at St. Joseph’s college, Devagiri.
      Shradha Sudheer, Khadeeja Manika and Shinta Paulson, Liji Jasmine participated as two teams in the ‘Quiz Quiz Bang Bang’ on 29th October.
      An interview session with Mr. Renjith Shankar, director of new wave film like Traffic and Molly Aunty Rocks was organized for the students.
      The movie Ustad Hotel was screened in collaboration with the institute of Palliative Medicine on 28th August 2012.
      The Film club Mis-en-scene conducted a two day Women’s Film Festival ‘FESTEVE’ ON 17th and 18th February, 2012 inaugurated by Ms Revathi, renowned actor and film maker. Mitr, My Friend, The Day I Became a Woman, Water, Panorama were among the movies screened.
      Ms Anjali Menon, alumna and film maker was felicitated in association with Providonna, the Alumnae Association of the college.
      The movie Unarthupattu by celebrated dance and Social activist Mallika Sarabhai was screened.
      An intercollegiate film review competition based on Anjali Menon’s Happy Journey was held.
      Akhila Henry, III BA English made a short film entitled Ithu Njangalude Campus.
      TRANSVISION (RADIO CLUB)
      Vision of the club : To foster aural communication
      Mission/Objectives of the club: To develop creative faculty and to give exposure to job prospects related to the medium
      Interview of freedom fighter PGK Raghavan by Malavika J of III DC
      Shifana KP of I Zoology participates in a quiz on AIR on Eye Donation
      Lesson on Communicative English by Anjali CK
      Yuvavani Programme
      Programme on SwachchBharath Mission by NSS volunteers
      Interview with Jewellery designing faculty Priya Nath
      Interactive programme on CAD with Jewellery Designing faculty Neethu Krishna
      Calling the Youth programme
      Members of the radio club interviewed eminent personalities and participated in the Calling the Youth programme.
      Extension Activites
      Mother Veronica Memorial Library

      • Exclusively For The Women And Children Of The Neighbourhood To Nurture Their Creativity And Sharpen Their Sensitivity
      • Literary  Competitions For Children To Develop Their Language Skills
      • Story Telling Sessions To Introduce Famous Writers To The Women And Children Of The Neighbourhood

      Suman : Rehabilitation Centre For Mentally Challenged Women

      • Regular Visits To The Centre To Interact With The Inmates
      • Participation In Their Activities Like Screen Printing, Card Making, Bag Making, Embroidery And Pickle Making, Thus Helping Them In The Process Of Rehabilitation
      • Exhibition And Sale Of The Products Made By The Inmates To Help Them Financially
      • Celebrating Festivals With The Inmates To Express Our Solidarity With Them

      Varadur Lower Primary School

      • Free Tuitions By Our Students For The Children Of The School Who Come From Economically Backward Class
      • Cultural Programmes Creating Awareness Of Social Menaces
      • Games To Promote Their Interest In  English Language
      • Celebrating Festivals With The Children To Inculcate A Sense Of Social Responsibility In Our Students

      Extension Activities – 2016-17

      • Mother Veronica Memorial Library: A story telling session was organised for the women of the charkha centre by Debthara, Sruthy Denny, and Varsha Suresh of 4th semester on 21, Jan. 2017.
      • SUMAN : Students celebrated Onam with the inmates . Games were organised and sweets were distributed.
      • Varadur LP School : Students celebrated Christmas with the children of the school . Together, they sang carols. Sweets were also distributed. Suman Rehabilitation Centre – Students of I B.A. celebrated Onam and Christmas with the inmates of the centre
      • Students displayed new products created by them at the Innovation Club Exhibition organized on 10/1/2017.
      • 5 students of the UG Final year participated in a Workshop organized by the District Administration, and updated the Website of the Kozhikode District Administration in January, 2017

            2015-2016

      • Mother Veronica Library – Story Telling session by the students, for the women and children of the college neighbourhood – 1/8/2015
      • Books worth Rs.3500 added to the library.
      • Talk by Dr.Soniya John on Ayurveda for Monsoon Related Ailments – arranged for thewomen of the college neighbourhood – 10/8/2015.
      • Varadoor LP School –  II B.A.Students presented a skit based on the Anti Drugs campaign – 20/8/2015. Students also celebrated X’mas at the school.

      Suman Rehabilitation Centre –Students of I B.A. celebrated Onam with the inmates of the centre- 20/8/2015, and Christmas, by making Christmas cards to be sold towards fund-raising for the Centre.