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English Department Reports

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

INTRODUCTION

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.

VISION

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.

MISSION

  • 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 COURSE

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

Date Title Participations
28.07.2020 Boom the basis of LSRW Skills 327
22.08.2019 Global perspective on English Language and Literature 300
24.08.2018 Comparative Literature 459
28.08.2017 Integrating Value Education with Teaching English 458
7.09.2016 Feminist Literature 583

 

ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

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
 

19.02.2021

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women Witches 4 Students I Prize
 

19.02.2021

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women Romantic Aside 2 Students I Prize
 

19.02.2021

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women Comedian 3 Students I Prize
 

19.02.2021

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women Memes 8 Students II & III Prize
 

18.01.2021-20.01.2021

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women Pen  a Poem 20 Students Participation
 

18.01.2021-20.01.2021

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women Essay Writing 21 Students Participation
 

18.01.2021-20.01.2021

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women Photography 14 Students Participation
 

18.01.2021-20.01.2021

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women Hand Painting 4 Students Participation
 

18.01.2021-20.01.2021

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women Drawing 6 Students Participation
 

18.01.2021-20.01.2021

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women Memes 2 Students Participation
 

18.01.2021-20.01.2021

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

2 staff

 

 

02.08.2019

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women Muthamizh Vizhla -Dance 6 students II Prize
 

02.08.2019

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women Muthamizh Vizhla -Drama 3 Students Participation
 

20.07.2019

Adhiyaman Arts & Science College For Women Fashion Parade 2 Students Participation
 

20.07.2019

Adhiyaman Arts & Science College For Women Pen a Poem 3 Students I Prize

Participation

 

20.07.2019

Adhiyaman Arts & Science College For Women Monologue 2 Students Participation
 

11.01.2019

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women Folk Dance 8 Students I Prize
 

11.01.2019

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
 

12.01.2019

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women Rangoli Making 3 Students Participation
 

12.01.2019

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women Pongal Making 10 Students Participation
 

16.02.2019

Gonzaga College of Arts  Science for Women. Election Skit – Tamil 11 Students Participation
 

16.02.2019

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
 

31.01.18

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

 

 

 

15 Students

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
04.01.17

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0 5.01.17

Periyar University, Salem Workshop on preparing text books for Part II English 1 Staff
27.02.17

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03.03.17

 

National Institute of Technology- Tiruchirapalli.

Traning of Trainers in Life Skills.National Institute of technology, Tiruchirapalli. 1 Staff
08.03.17

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09.03.17

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
20.10.16

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21 .10.16

 

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
 

 

07.09.16

 

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women One Day National Seminar  on  Feminist literature 550 Students 65 presented
29.08.16

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31.08.16

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.
06.01.16

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07.01.16

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
18.09.15

 

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

 

5 Students  
 

28.08.15

 

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  
 

22.08.14

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23.08.14

 

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  
 

28.09.13

 

Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women National Conference On “Fourth World Literature” 598 Students

 

76 presented
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/

SET Examination

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
12.02.16 Shakespeare’s Macbeth
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”

 Intra College

Date Event Remarks
 

19.02.2021

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

 Intra College

Date Events No of Participants
03.09.2019 AICUF The Unknown Facts 6
03.09.2019 AICUF        Find my Cause 4
03.09.2019 AICUF 1st Buzzer 4
03.09.2019 AICUF  

Quiz

 

3
02.08.2019 Mutamizhvizha  

Essay  Writing

 

1
02.08.2019 Mutamizhvizha Drama 10
02.08.2019 Mutamizhvizha Dance 6
16.07.2019 G.Litera     Drawing 5
16.07.2019 G.Litera Monologue  

5

 

16.07.2019 G.Litera Mr and Mrs 4
16.07.2019 G.Litera Pegent Show 11
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
22.07.15  

English Department

 

Literary Fest(Parade) 5
Literary Fest(Mime) 13
20.07.15 English Department Verse Writing 2
Essay Writing 2
Drawing 1
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
Verse WritingCompetition 65
Drawing Competition 31
Elocution Competition 10

 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.

Date Venue Participants
 

05.08.2020

Outreach-Explore their native. 3 Students
05.07.19 Outreach Program -Oarapam Government Middle School 15 students from PG and UG
09.07.18

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12.07.18

Outreach to tribal villages was a joint venture of PG Department of English and AICUF. 17 students and 4 staff members participated
7.08.17

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09.08.17

near lakes in Krishnagiri district Skill will Club members
29.06.17

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01.07.17

Rural Schools And Villages 12 students from PG and UG
11.07.16

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15.07.16

Tribal Village (SikkariMedu). 17 PG and UG students
06 .07.15

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10.07.15

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.

Date Place Participants
 

10/10/2020

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.

 

20.02.16 Connemara Library 75
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.

STAFF PUBLICATION

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.

Gayathri M

  • 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

Minnal R

  • 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

Deepa M

  • 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)

Sofia L

  • 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

Ilakkia N

  • 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
2 M Gayathri 4
3 R Minnal 2
4 K P Vigneshwari 2
5 L Sofia 6
6 M Deepa 2
7 N Ilakkia 2

 SUBJECT EXPERTS

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

FUTURE VISION

  • 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.