V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women

Department Of English

Mail ID - englishvvvc@gmail.com

The Department of English offers UG and PG courses in regular stream and M.Phil. in self-financing stream. It was upgraded as a Research Centre in English in 2011. The department also offers Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Functional English for students of all disciplines.

Objectives

♦ To develop the listening speaking, reading and writing skills of the students and thereby enabling them to achieve good communication skills.

♦ To enable students to gain proficiency and fluency in the use of English language.

♦ To enable students to gain knowledge of various literary genres, the literary movements, literary theories and various schools of thought in literary criticism.

♦ To expose the students to classics in English Literature so as to encourage their creativity.

Faculty Members

1 Mrs.N.Kalaimathi, M.A.,M.Phil., Head & Associate Professor
2 Mrs.B.Maithili, M.A.,M.Phil., Associate Professor
3 Mrs.A.Banumathy, M.A.,M.Phil., Associate Professor
4 Mrs.G.Usharani, M.A.,M.Phil., Associate Professor
5 Dr.(Mrs.)N.Velmani, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Associate Professor
6 Dr.(Mrs.)R.Malathy, M.A.,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,Ph.D., Associate Professor
7 Mrs.G.Athirshta Kumari, M.A.,M.Phil., Associate Professor
8 Dr.(Mrs.)S.Cinthana, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
9 Mrs.V.Navaneethamani, M.A.,M.Phil.,B.Ed., Assistant Professor
10 Mrs.T.Ganga Parameswari, M.A.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor
11 Dr.(Mrs.)S.Anitha, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
12 Dr.(Mrs.)S.Sharmelee, M.A.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor
13 Mrs.P.Amirthayogam, M.A.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor
14 Mrs.B.Kanagalakshmi, M.A.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor
15 Mrs.R.Priya, M.A.,B.Ed.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor
16 Mrs.E.Kalpana, M.A.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor
17 Mrs.B.Winmayil, M.A.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor

Bridge course is conducted by the Department every year for the freshers.

Student Achievements

♦ The Department of English won the first position in 'Youth(ni)que', - Inter-departmental competitions organised by the Youth Welfare Organisation of the college by securing points in December 2013.

♦ Won the overall shield for the securing the highest score in 'Mannar Fest -2013', State level intercollegiate competitions organised by Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, Madurai on 2.3.2013.

♦ Selvi.R.Ragavi of I BA English secured third position in State level Essay writing competition 2012-2013 organised by Shakespeare Institute of English Studies, Chennai. She was awarded a cash prize of Rs.500/-.

♦ Selvi.M.Sankareswari of II BA English won the first prize in the State level Short Story writing competition organised by S.Vellaichamy Nadar College, Madurai and won a cash award of Rs.3000/- in the academic year 2012-2013.

♦ Our students won the first prize in Literary Parade in the State level intercollegiate Fiesta-ORCHID 2013, conducted by ANJA, Sivakasi on 30.8.13.

♦ Selvi.J.Priya of I BA English bagged the first prize in the Poster making competition in the Intercollegiate meet, conductd by Lady Doak College, Madurai on 31.8.13

♦ National level seminar on Diasporic Literature was organised by our Department on 20.9.2013

♦ Selvi.M.Karpagavalli of II BA English got the first prize in Western dance in the Intercollegiate meet-EROS 2013, conducted by Pioneer Meenakshi Women's College, Poovanthi on 1.10.2013

♦ Selvi.J.Priya of I BA English won the cash award for painting in the State level Creative writing competitions conducted by Shakespeare Institute of English Studies, Chennai on 7.1.2014.

♦ Selvi.T.Pandiselvi won the first position in the Elocution competition conducted on the eve of World Elders' Day Celebrations by the Elders for Elders Foundation, Virudhunagar on 30.9.2013.

♦ C.Soundarya of III B.A Eng. won the first prize in Literary Quiz in the intercollegiate seminar conducted by S.S.Duraisamy Nadar Mariammal College, Kovilpatti on 07.02.14.

♦ Our students won the first position and secured the Rolling Shield in You(th)nique intercollegiate in Jan.'14 .

♦ I.Sruthilakshmi of II B.A Eng bagged the cash award of Rs.1000 for the best paper presentation in the National Level Students Seminar on Indian Writing in English organised by V.H.N.S.N College on 06.03.14.

♦ 8 students of our department participated and won the overall shield in the SPHINX - Inter collegiate meet 2015 organised by N.M.S.Sermathai Vasan College for Women, on 6.8.2015 by winning FIRST prize in all the competitions conducted.

♦ Selvi.J.Priya III BA English was honoured with 'Vivekananda Award' by Madurai Bharathi Yuvakendra Trust for her excellence in Art work on 30.1.2016.

♦ A team of 20 students of our department won Overall Shield in the FANTASIA'16 , State Level cultural carnival organised by V.H.N.S.N College, Virudhunagar on 11.2.'16 and 12.2.'16

♦ Selvi.V.Kalai Vaani , III B.A.English Secured II Rank in the State Level English Spelling Contest conducted by Shakespeare Institute of English Studies , Chennai in Nov. 2015

♦The Students of Our Department have secured the Overall trophy consequetively for the second time in ORCHID'16 - A State Level Inter-collegiate Literary meet Organised by ANJA College, Sivakasi on 26.2.2016.