DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
The department of English is one of the best and dedicated disciplines, ceaselessly educating and energizing with equality content. The department offers a comprehensive curriculum to equip students with a sound knowledge of literature and to strength their language and communication skills. The department English started in the year June 2009 with 60 students and 5 staff members, Rev. Sr. Arokia Gracy, FSAG recommended being the Head of the department with 5 staff members. Mrs. Themnozhi was the Head of the Department in 2010 with 9 staff members in 2011 we had 2 section for the department. In 2012 PG English Course was introduced and Mr .Jesu Stephen was the Head of the Department and 14 staff members. In 2013 Rev.Sr. Antony Maria Jansi, FSAG became Head of the department, 10 new staff were appointed. The department has nearly 740 books in the department Library. In 2019 Rev.Sr. Ann Christilla Priyadhrashini, FSAG became Head of the department.
Imparting quality in teaching English and value-filled education to the rural girls of this area to make them think critically and creatively and also to train them in effective communication skills such as reading, writing and speaking.
- To teach English language and make the rural girls speak, read and write correctly
- To develop effective communication skills in the field of their specialization
- To bring about historical and cultural awareness, instill intellectual growth among students
- To develop critical thinking and make them socially conscious of our democratic rightsand responsibilities
- To encourage young budding writers to enhance their creative abilities
Bridge courses are a tool to help students succeed in their graduate level studies with the need to strengthen some core competencies as rote learning does not help. It is a means of preparing for the intellectual challenges of a university education. As the medium of instruction is English the learners ought to have a sound knowledge in English in order to perform well in the examinations. For few years in beginning in all the day order 6 hour practiced as Language Learning class. From 2017 Department Bridge Course also conducted to the students to know the core paper and the technique to read in the easy way. After attending this course, the students will gain confidence and courage by improving their vocabulary, be a good speaker by expressing their ideas in English. Every year the bridge course is being conducted for around 6 days to all the disciplines.
Seminars and Conferences
|28.07.2020||Boom the basis of LSRW Skills||327|
|22.08.2019||Global perspective on English Language and Literature||300|
|28.08.2017||Integrating Value Education with Teaching English||458|
ELA MUSINGS the English Literary Association of English Department specializes in producing versatile and imaginative students with the strong interpretive and communication skills needed for today’s changing world. We have the clubs named Book Club and ELC.
(Davinci English Language Club) and the department publishes magazine yearly three issues named “Glespire”. Every year office bearers were changed under the guidance of HOD we carry out the events in the departments.
|Date||Name of the Institution||Seminars / Conferences / Workshop/Event||No.of Participants (Students/Faculty/Research Scholar)||Remarks|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Witches||4 Students||I Prize|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Romantic Aside||2 Students||I Prize|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Comedian||3 Students||I Prize|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Memes||8 Students||II & III Prize|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Pen a Poem||20 Students||Participation|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Essay Writing||21 Students||Participation|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Photography||14 Students||Participation|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Hand Painting||4 Students||Participation|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Drawing||6 Students||Participation|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Memes||2 Students||Participation|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Dramatic Monologue||2 Students||Participation|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College||Poetry Enacting||6 Students||II Prize|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College||Live Reporting||2 Students||Participation|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College||Pen a Poem||2 Students||Participation|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College||Memory Contest||4 Students||Participation|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College||L2Lyriscist||2 Students||III Prize|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College||Compose and Singing||6 Students||II Prize|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College||Quiz||2 Students||I Prize|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College||Block and Tackle||3 Students||I Prize|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College||Mime||5 Students||I Prize|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College||Collage Making||2 Students||II Prize|
|20.09.2019||Don Bosco College, Dharmapuri||Workshop||22 Students
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Muthamizh Vizhla -Dance||6 students||II Prize|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Muthamizh Vizhla -Drama||3 Students||Participation|
|Adhiyaman Arts & Science College For Women||Fashion Parade||2 Students||Participation|
|Adhiyaman Arts & Science College For Women||Pen a Poem||3 Students||I Prize
|Adhiyaman Arts & Science College For Women||Monologue||2 Students||Participation|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||Folk Dance||8 Students||I Prize|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||Couple Dance||2 Students||I Prize|
|12.01.2019||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||Vegetable Carving||5 Students||Participation|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||Rangoli Making||3 Students||Participation|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||Pongal Making||10 Students||Participation|
|Gonzaga College of Arts Science for Women.||Election Skit – Tamil||11 Students||Participation|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||Election Skit – English||9 Students||Participation|
|20.09.18||Pachamuthu College of Arts and Science For Women, Dharmapuri||International Conference on ‘ Shifting Paradigms in Subaltern Literature||25 Students||15 presented papers|
|30.08.18||Literary Adiyaman Arts and Science College for Women, Uhangarai||Fest Charbagh’18||25 students||I and II prizes|
|24.08.18||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Seminar on “Comparative Literature”||459 Students||40 Published papers and 25 presented papers|
|14.08.18||Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Thirupattur, Vellore.||National level Symposium on ‘ The Growth of English Literary Studies”||31 Students|
|27.07.18||MorappurKongu College of Arts and Science, Morappur, Dharmapuri||National level Seminar on ‘A Perspective on New Historicism’||3 Students||Presented|
|02.02.18||DonBosco College, Yelagiri||Bos’Lit||20 Students||II and III prizes|
|Periyar University, Salem||Inter department competitions||35 Students||I and III Prizes|
|10.01.18||PG Extension Service, Department of English Dharmapuri||Inter department competitions||30 Students||III prize|
|22.09. 17||Sacread Heart College, Tirupattur, Vellore||A State Level Symposium||19 Students||Won 500 II Prize for Poetry enacting, 500 II Prize for Compose and sing|
|19.09.17||Kailash Women’s college, Salem||A State Level Symposium
|Won the prizes Tableau I, Word box II, Hand Painting I, Creative writing I|
|28.08.17||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Seminar on “Integrating Value Education with Teaching English”||458 Students||56 published papers and 29 presented papers|
|15.02.17||Don Bosco Arts and Science College||Inter department competitions||40 Students||II prizes for Dumb Charades I Prize in Compose and Sing, II Prize Lit Quiz , Soliloquy|
|Periyar University, Salem||Workshop on preparing text books for Part II English||1 Staff|
National Institute of Technology- Tiruchirapalli.
|Traning of Trainers in Life Skills.National Institute of technology, Tiruchirapalli.||1 Staff|
|Periyar University, Salem||Workshop on preparing text books for Part II English|
|21.01. 17||N.M.S SermathaiVasan College For Women, Madurai||National Conference On Rereading Of The Marginalized In English Literature.||1 Staff|
|06 .01.17||Thiruvalluvar University||National Seminar on Crossing the Boundaries: Theory and Practice of Comparative Literature||1 Staff|
|17 .12.16||Pachamuthu College Of Arts And Science For Women, Dharmapuri||National Seminar On Journalism And Mass Communication In Modern Era||2 Staff||presented|
|AnnamalaiUniversity ,Annamalainagar, Tamilnadu||A Two Day National Seminar On Harlem Renaissance: Its Impact On American Literature||1 Staff|
|7 .10.16||Government Arts College for women Bargur.||International Conference on LITERATURE: A Reflection of the society||1 Staff|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||One Day National Seminar on Feminist literature||550 Students||65 presented|
|Dravidian University||National Conference on Pedagogy of Literatures in English in Indian Classroom Context||3 staff||1 Published paper|
|12.08.16||E.R.K. Arts and Science College. Erumiyampatti||National Level Seminar on Multi culturalism in Modern Scenario||1 staff|
|29.01.16||Shevaroys College of Arts and Science, Yercadu||National Seminar on Media and English language.|
|Periyar University, Salem||Workshop on Virtual Learning in Collaboration with ELTAI||2 staff|
|21.12.15||Govt. Arts College for Women Salem||One day International Conference on Exploring Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies||2 staff||presented|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||Workshop on Communication Skills ( ILT Method )||450 Students|
|16.09.15||Loyala college, Thiruvannamalai||ManninKalaei, Meetadupom Folk Group Singing||5 Students||1 prize|
|15.09.15||Sacred Heart College||(State Level Inter-Collegiate Competition Ellites 2015)||5 Students||I prize
Special prize for composing Rs.500
|31.08.15||Govt. College of Arts & Science for Men, Krishnagiri||Elocution
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Seminar on Post Colonial Literature||530 Students||30 Presented|
|28.08.15||Vysya College Salem||Mime, Parade & Word Hunt||31 students|
|10.04.15||Arignar Anna College Arts and Science, Krishnagiri||Asian Review of Social Sciences||2 staff|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Workshops on “Communication and ELT Skills” on 22nd and 23rd, August 2014.||420 Students|
|04.02.14||Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur||Seminar on Language Immersion Techniques||2 Staff and 10 Students|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Conference On “Fourth World Literature”||598 Students
|25.11. 13||Periyar University, Salem||A program on Anti-Ragging,||3 Students|
|17.02.12||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||One Day National Seminar on Recent Trends Indian women writing in English||78 Students|
|2011-12||Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur||National Level Seminar||10 Students|
STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME
Enrichment programs offer an excellent opportunity to gain experience and exposure to density while also learning about the academic expectations that go along with pursuing a dental career. This activity helps the students to navigate group environment and build social skills.
|Date||Event(Guest Lecture Title)|
|30.07.2020||American Literature- Quiz|
|06.07.2020||English Grammar- Quiz|
|12.06.2020||Plays on Shakespeare- Quiz|
|09.06.2020||Children’s Literature- Quiz|
|11.03.2019||One Day State Level Workshop on Winning UGC NET/
|19.02.18||A Guest Lecture on “Scope Of Literature”|
|03.10.17||Guest Lecture on “Brief History of English Literature ”|
|18.09.17||“Literary Criticism ”|
|06.03.17 & 08.03.17||Three Day Course on Health and Happiness|
|04.03.17||Prologue To Modern Research In English Literature|
|22.01.16||Indian Writing in English|
|20.01.16||Indian Writing in English-Work and its secret|
|08.01.16||Indian Writing in English Imaginary Home land|
|18.12.15||English is the Latin of the 21st century”|
|18 .08. 10||English is the Latin of the 21st century”|
|Literary Pearelowe – 21. Intra Department Competition.||217 Students Participated|
|19.07.19||Littera– Zephyr’19 On stage events-Mr&Mrs, Monologue and Literary parade Off Stage events – Pen a poem, Picture Story Writing, Paint a poem were conducted as part of English Literary Association||280 students participated|
|10.07.19||Spell Bee, Verse Writing, Essay Writing, Poster Presentation, Collage Making Elocution, Mime ,Drawing and Compose and Sing were conducted as part of English Literary Association||270 students participated|
|18.12.18||G-Litera(Cultural Fest’18) Intra College Competitions||160 students participated|
|04.10.18||G-Litera (Literary Fest’18) Intra departmental Competitions Various competitions such as Pen a Poem, Quiz,Essay Writing, Drama, Book Cover Design, Drawing, Riddles, Puzzles and Crossword||150 Students participated|
|19.07.18||G-Litera Intra College Competitions Various competitions such as Pen a Poem, Quiz,Essay Writing, Drama, Book Cover Design, Drawing, Riddles, Puzzles and Crossword||150 students participated|
|15.12.17||Inter department competitions such as Advertisement Making, Couple dance, Poetry Enacting, and Fashion parade.||100 Students participated|
|06.10.17||G- Litera Intra Departmental Competitions- Verse writing, Quiz, Essay Writing, and drawing||100 Students participated|
|11 .01. 17||Intra Departmental Competition||106 students Participated|
|23 .07.16||G- Literary Fest||78 Students Participated|
|18 .07. 16||G- Litera Intra College Competitions||326 Students Participated|
|Date||Events||No of Participants|
|03.09.2019||AICUF||The Unknown Facts||6|
|03.09.2019||AICUF||Find my Cause||4|
|16.07.2019||G.Litera||Mr and Mrs||4|
|16.07.2019||G.Litera||Picture Story Telling||4|
|22.01.16||ELA Gees Rally (Gonzaga English Enhancing Skills Rally)||I & II year Students from all Disciplines|
|18.12.15||English Department||Cultural Fest||10|
|20.07.15||English Department||Verse Writing||2|
|17.07.15||(Inter College ) Literary Fest – Dr. ManimegalaiJeypaul, Dr. Kalpana, Govt Arts College, Krishnagiri||Literary Mime||19|
|13.07.15||Intra ELA Competitions
|Essay Writing,Verse Writing&Drawing||3|
|11.07.14||English Literary Association||Essay Writing Competition||30|
STUDENTS EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
Outreach plays a significant Role in our Graduate Education. Our goal is to develop strong and engaged relationship with members of the local community.This provides our students opportunities for hands-on learning and working experiences. Through this program students came to know about society problem, social discrimination, their life style, food and cultural habits. This helps the children’s to become more responsible citizen in the country. The following table shows the detailed view of outreach activity in the department.
|Outreach-Explore their native.||3 Students|
|05.07.19||Outreach Program -Oarapam Government Middle School||15 students from PG and UG|
|Outreach to tribal villages was a joint venture of PG Department of English and AICUF.||17 students and 4 staff members participated|
|near lakes in Krishnagiri district||Skill will Club members|
|Rural Schools And Villages||12 students from PG and UG|
|Tribal Village (SikkariMedu).||17 PG and UG students|
|Government Hr.Sec School at Orappam, St. Anne’s Hr. Sec. School at Elathagiri||III UG & PG|
CULTURAL VISIT /LIBRARY VISIT
The main rationale of the visit is to arouse their artistic sense and to observe the culture, and heritage and movement of persons to cultural attractions away from their normal place of residence, with the intention to gather new information and experiences to satisfy their cultural needs. Students who value an environment where they can easily relax and be touched with the nature, cultural visit helps the students to be glad about their own and spread the cultural values to the changes around the generation.
|Cultural Visit-Virtual Vist||49 Students, 2 Students|
|05.10.19||Cultural Visit-Paravasa Ulagam, Salem||50 UG students and 5 faculty members|
|08.09.18||Cultural visit to Mahabalipuram and visited former CMs Memorial place at Marina Beach.||UG & 6 PG students and four faculty members|
|16.02.18||Library visit to kannimara Library, Chennai.||12 UG & PG students and one faculty member|
|08.10.17||Ginji Fort, Thiruvanamazhin Temple and Sathanur Dam.||
60 UG& PG students and 4 faculty members.
|22.08.15||Mamallapuram||60 students from II UG|
AWARDS & RECOGNITION RECEIVED BY THE FACULTY
Ms. N Bharathi, Asst.Professor of English has cleared her NET exam in 2018, registered her Ph.D in the same year and she was appointed as the SWAYAM mentor in the university as a representative for our college.
Ms. N Jayasudha Asst.Professor of English was appointed as the Social Media Champion.
Rev.Sr. A Antony Maria Jansi Head and Assistant Professor, Department of English has been selected as one of the members and Editors to frame syllabus for Part II English by Periyar University, Salem. She completed her doctoral in 2018.
Rev. Sr. A Antony Maria Jansi Head and Assistant Professor, Department of English has been awarded Puratchi Kaviznar and Manitha Neya Kavi Chemmal viruthu on 4 June 2016 by Tamil Nadu Tamil Ezhuthalargal Sangam and she is one of the poet in the “Ralley” of monthly magazine.
Jansi A M
- TheScar – A critical appraisal in Hegemony and Resistance: Textualising and ContextualisingInternational journal (2017) in Press.
- Struggle For Affirming Feminine Identity In Kamala Das’s Poetry, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches, Vol : 3 Special Issue : 1 September 2016 ISSN : 2349-8684 (ISRA – Impact Factor: 0.811).
- Historical and Socio Cultural nuances in AmitavGhoshSea of Poppies and River of Smoke –International journal (2016).
- The Influence of Ambedkarism on P Sivagami’s Novel, The Grip of Change on the plight of Dalit Women International journal (2016).
- The agonies of Dalit Women in Karukku and Black Women in The Color Purple (2017) ISBN 978-81-926667-5-4.
- Quest for feminist indentity in ShobaDe’s Socialite Evenings,National Seminar on Feminist Literature. (ISBN: 819228469-7)
- Representation of Women‘s space and identity in TsisitsDangaremrga’s Nervous Condition,International Journal,Volume3 SpecialIssue:8,October2016,
- ISSN-2349 8684 Impact Factor: 0.811
- Diasporic Rudiments in Anita Dasai’s Bye- Bye Black Bird.InternationalJournal,Volume 3Sepical Issue: 4, October 2016-ISSN 2349-8684 Impact Factor:0.811
- Martha as a casualty of patriarchal Society from Fay Weldon’s Weekend,International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches, Vol : 3 Special Issue : 1 September 2016 ISSN : 2349-8684 (ISRA – Impact Factor: 0.811)
- Onomatopoeic Elements In Selected Poems:Edgar Allan Poe’s The Bells And Terence Alan Milligan’s On The Ning Nang Nong-International Journal
- A Women in Insanity, Gonzaga College Of Arts And Science For Women. (ISBN: 819228469-7)
- Traumatic Condition in the “Heart of Darkness” Joseph Conrad’s Novel. – International Journal
Vigneswari K P
- Mermaid’s Suffer And Sacrifice InHans Christian Andersen ‘S The Little Mermaid. . (ISBN : 819228469-7)
- Stereotyped roles of Indian women in ShashiDespande’s Roots and Shadows ,International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches, Vol : 3 Special Issue : 1 February 2017 ISSN : 2349-8684 (ISRA – Impact Factor: 0.811)
- Shakespeare’s Epistemic Title For Women “Madspyc” — Madness, Ambitious, Disguise, Suicide, Planning, Yielding And Cunning, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches, Vol : 3 Special Issue : 1 September 2016 ISSN : 2349-8684 (ISRA – Impact Factor: 0.811)
- “Submissiveness In Marriage” – ShashiDeshpande’s That Long Silence, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches, Vol : 3 Special Issue : 4 September 2016 ISSN : 2349-8684 (ISRA – Impact Factor: 0.811)
- Water – The Symbol Of Life And Death In AmitavGhosh’s The Hungry Tide, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches, Roots International Journal Of Multidisciplinary Researches Vol 3 No 1 August 2016 ISSN : 2349-8684 (ISRA – Impact Factor: 0.811)
- Grimm’s Tales Changes Children’s Way Of Style , International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches, Vol : 3 Special Issue : 8October 2016 ISSN : 2349-8684 (ISRA – Impact Factor: 0.811).
- Importance Of English Language, A Two Day International Conference on Emerging revolutationary advancements in english language teaching (ERA- ELT),Rathinam College of Arts and Science (Autonomus), Coimabatore. (ISBN: 9788190856720).
- Feministic perspectives in Shakespeare’s Play,International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches, Vol : 3 Special Issue : 1 February 2017 ISSN : 2349-8684 (ISRA – Impact Factor: 0.811
- Representation of Women‘s space and identity in TsisitsDangaremrga’s Nervous Condition,International Journal,Volume3 SpecialIssue:8,October2016,
- ISSN-2349 8684 Impact Factor: 0.811
- Creating Consciousness and Inventing Identity in ChitraDivyakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices
|S.No||Name of the Staff||No.of Journal||No.of Students|
|1||Rev.Sr.A M Jansi||5||10 members from II PG|
|4||K P Vigneshwari||2|
|S.NO||Name of the Experts|
|1||Dr. B. Raju, ALC, Vijayawada|
|Dr T Pushpanathan MA., B.Ed., M.Phil, SCSVMV University|
|Mr James Raaj MA., M.phil ., NET., SET., P.hd, RAAJ Academy Chennai|
|Dr. B. Raju, ALC, Vijayawada, Dr. C. Raju, Yadava College, Madurai|
|Dr. C. D. Sebastian, Indira Gandhi University, Cochin|
|Dr.P.Ramanujam, Director,ELT Centre, and Senior Professor of English Gudlavalleru Engineering College, Gudlavalleru, A.P.|
|Dr. V. Kadambari, Adjunct Professor, (RGNIYD)Chennai|
|Dr.NKrishnaswamy, Former professor, CIEFL (now EFLU) University, Hyderabad & JVB University, Rajasthan.|
|Dr.VSangeetha, Prof. & Head Dept of English, Periyar University,Salem|
- As per to establish Research Course.
- To bring university rank and gold mentalist.
- To have an enriched department with faculty qualified according to UGC norms.