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With a vision to instil confidence in budding minds to face the competitive cosmos, the Department of English, Shift II was established in the year 1965. At present the department functions with 20 faculty members, who impart values and ethics to 6,916 students (UG - 6,300 & PG- 616).

Objective

  • To hone the communication skills of the students in order to make them effective communicators and empathetic & confident citizens at the end of the course
  • To widen the horizon of their perspectives and to promulgate perseverance
  • To help the students to inscribe their insight, shedding inhibitions
  • To instil in students, inspiring reverence for nature through the canons of literation, thereby creating eco warriors
  • To assist the students in establishing their own behavioural benchmarks and goals
  • To encourage the students to celebrate diversity of life by providing a rich syllabus, comprising all genres from different parts of the world
  • To inculcate courtesy in students, thereby helping them to have smooth interpersonal relationships
  • Mission

    To introduce an amalgamation of classic and modern literary works that would instil creative and critical thinking skills that would vouchsafe holistic development of the students

    Vision

    To help the students know the nuances of English language and inculcate calm confidence in students through varied and comprehensive syllabus comprising components of language, literature and function English from all over the world.

    Understanding the need to bring in challenging curriculum in accordance with the pulse of the contemporary world, the Department secured a separate Board of Studies, featuring aspects that cater to the linguistic competence and cognitive appetence of the students.The Department of English (Shift-II) conducted Essay Writing Competition, Oratorical Competition and Workshop on Theatre to impart holistic development in students and to provide them with a fertile ground to enunciate their perspective to become worthy citizens of India. Essay writing competition and Oratorical competition were convened by Dr. K.K. Lakshmi, Head of the Department, English (Shift II) and organised by R. Haripriya, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Shift II.

    Essay Writing Competition was conducted on the topic, ‘Me too: The unfolding of the untold’ on 15th December 2018 at Basha Sangam. Ms. A. Netra, Assistant Professor and Mr. Joby John, Assistant Professor served as the juries. M.K. Amrita of I B.Com. A&F ‘A’ secured the first Place and R. Ajaykumar of I B.Sc. Psychology bagged the second Place.

    Oratorical competition was conducted on the topic, ‘Cyber bullying – Hazards’ on 17th December 2018 at Basha Sangam. Ms. K. Rajashree, Assistant Professor and Ms. R. Haripriya, Assistant Professor, served as the juries. J. Aravind of I B.A. English bagged the first place and Yashasvi Chouraria of I B.Com. A&F ‘A’ secured the second place.

    A Workshop on Theatre was conducted on 16th February 2019, as part of its annual programmes to enhance the competencies of students outside the classroom environment. With a number of workshops to his credit, and experience of training students of various colleges in the art of theatre, Dr. David Wesley, Assistant Professor, Madras Christian College, presided over as the chief guest and resource person for the event. The auditorium was brimming with students from various departments of Shift-II, witnessing the interest of the students towards theatre.

    Presenting the various aspects of theatre, he delved into the intricate details that help an individual in becoming an actor namely, reading and emoting. While reading, he said, an actor of theatre should involve himself in a proactive articulation of words and sounds that are not read often with the same fervor by an ordinary reader. He exemplified it with the gestural articulation of the Tamil & English vowels which when emoted gave a theatrical effect. During the whole process, Dr. David Wesley demonstrated this method with the help of student volunteers from the gathering. He then went into the nuances of kinesics or body language that reinforces a performer's stance. Prizes and certificates were awarded to the winners of Essay writing competition and oratorical competition during the workshop on theatre by the Chief Guest, Dr. David Wesley.

Faculty

Dr. K.K. Lakshmi, M.A., M.Phil., MBA., M.S., PGDAMM, Ph.D.

Head of the Department

Mr. P. Senthilkumaran, M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., NET, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ms. C. Vidhya, M.A., M.Phil., SET

Assistant Professor

Mr. Joby John, M.A., M.Phil

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Under Graduate
  • Foundation English & Soft Skills
Post Graduate
  • Soft Skills
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