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 strengthen their language and communication skills. The Department English started in the year June 2009 with 60 students and 5 staff. Rev. Sr. Arokia Gracy, FSAG recommended being the Head of the Department with 5 Faculties. Mrs. Themnozhi was the Head of the Department in 2010 with 9 staff. we had 2 sections for the Department in 2011 .PG English Course was introduced In 2012 and Mr.Jesu Stephen was the Head of the Department with14 staff for the smooth running of the Department. Rev.Sr. Antony Maria Jansi, FSAG became Head of the department In 2013 and 10 new staff were appointed. 740 books added value to both staff and students to utilize the Department Library. Since 2019 Rev.Sr. An Chiristilla Priya Dharsini, FSAG is appointed as the 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 with effective communication skills such as Listening, speaking reading and writing.
- To teach the English language and make the rural girls speak, read and write correctly
- To develop effective communication skills in the field of their specialization
- To enhance historical and cultural awareness, instill intellectual growth among students
- To develop critical thinking and make them socially conscious of our democratic rights and responsibilities
- To encourage young budding writers to enhance their creative abilities
Bridge course is a tool to help students succeed in their graduate-level studies with the need to strengthen some core competencies. It is a means of preparing for the intellectual challenges of university education. English as the medium of instruction, the learners ought to have sound knowledge in English in order to perform well in the examinations. For few years, in the beginning, Day order 6,v-th hour is practiced as Language Learning class. Since 2017 Department Bridge Course is organized for the students to know the core paper and the technique to read in the simplest way. Therefore, the students gain confidence and courage to improve their vocabulary, be good speakers 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
|23.08.2021||Recalling the Literary Theories and Criticisms||253|
|28.07.2020||Boom the basis of LSRW Skills||327|
|22.08.2019||Global perspectives on English Language and Literature||300|
|28.08.2017||Integrating Value Education with Teaching English||458|
ELA MUSINGS the English Literary Association of the English Department specializes in producing versatile and imaginative students with the strong interpretive and communication skills needed for today’s changing world. It includes clubs named Book Club and ELC. (Davinci English Language Club) and the Department publishes magazine yearly three issues named “Gelspire”.Every year office bearers were changed under the guidance of HOD to carry out the events in the Department.
|Date||Name of the Institution||Seminars / Conferences / Workshops/Events||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||Participated|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Essay Writing||21 Students||Participated|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Photography||14 Students||Participated|
|18.01.2021-20.01.2021||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Hand Painting||4 Students||Participated|
|-20.01.2021||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Drawing||6 Students||Participated|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Memes||2 Students||Participated|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science For Women||Dramatic Monologue||2 Students||Participated|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur.||Poetry Enacting||6 Students||II Prize|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur.||Live Reporting||2 Students||Participated|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College , Tirupattur.||Pen a Poem||2 Students||Participated|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College , Tirupattur.||Memory Contest||4 Students||Participated|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College , Tirupattur.||L2Lyriscist||2 Students||III Prize|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College , Tirupattur.||Compose and Singing||6 Students||II Prize|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College , Tirupattur.||Quiz||2 Students||I Prize|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College , Tirupattur.||Block and Tackle||3 Students||I Prize|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College , Tirupattur.||Mime||5 Students||I Prize|
|20.09.2019||Sacred Heart College , Tirupattur.||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||Participated|
|Adhiyaman Arts & Science College For Women||Fashion Parade||2 Students||Participated|
|Adhiyaman Arts & Science College For Women||Pen a Poem||3 Students||I Prize
|Adhiyaman Arts & Science College For Women||Monologue||2 Students||Participated|
|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||Participated|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||Rangoli Making||3 Students||Participated|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||Pongal Making||10 Students||Participated|
|Gonzaga College of Arts Science for Women.||Election Skit – Tamil||11 Students||Participated|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||Election Skit – English||9 Students||Participated|
|20.09.2018||Pachamuthu College of Arts and Science For Women, Dharmapuri.||International Conference on ‘ Shifting Paradigms in Subaltern Literature||25 Students||15 presented papers|
|30.08.2018||Literary Adiyaman Arts and Science College for Women, Uthangarai.||Fest Charbagh’18||25 students||I and II prizes|
|24.08.2018||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Seminar on “Comparative Literature”||459 Students||40 Published papers and 25 presented papers|
|14.08.2018||Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Thirupattur, Vellore.||National level Symposium on ‘ The Growth of English Literary Studies”||31 Students||Participated|
|27.07.2018||MorappurKongu College of Arts and Science, Morappur, Dharmapuri||National level Seminar on ‘A Perspective on New Historicism’||3 Students||Presented Papers|
|02.02.2018||DonBosco College, Yelagiri.||Bos’Lit||20 Students||II and III prizes|
|Periyar University, Salem.||Inter department competitions||35 Students||I and III Prizes|
|10.01.2018||PG Extension Service, Department of English Dharmapuri.||Inter department competitions||30 Students||III prize|
|22.09. 2017||Sacread Heart College, Tirupattur, Vellore.||A State Level Symposium||19 Students|| 500 Cash Award and
II Prize for Poetry enacting 500 Cash Award and II Prize for Compose and sing
|19.09.2017||Kailash Women’s college, Salem||A State Level Symposium
|I Prize Tableau,
II Prize Word box,
I Prize Hand Painting I prize Creative writing.
|28.08.2017||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|
|15.02.2017||Don Bosco Arts and Science College, Dharmapuri.||Inter-Department Competitions||40 Students||II prizes for Dumb Charades
I Prize in Compose and Sing,
II Prize Lit Quiz and Soliloquy
|Periyar University, Salem||Workshop on preparing textbooks for Part II English||1 Staff||Participated|
National Institute of Technology- Tiruchirapalli.
|Traning of Trainers in Life Skills.National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli.||1 Staff||Participated|
|Periyar University, Salem.||Workshop on preparing textbooks for Part II English||1 Staff||Participated|
|21.01. 2017||N.M.S SermathaiVasan College For Women, Madurai.||National Conference On Rereading Of The Marginalized In English Literature.||1 Staff||Participated|
|06 .01.2017||Thiruvalluvar University.||National Seminar on Crossing the Boundaries: Theory and Practice of Comparative Literature||1 Staff||Participated|
|17 .12.2016||Pachamuthu College Of Arts And Science For Women, Dharmapuri||National Seminar On Journalism And Mass Communication In Modern Era||2 Staff||Presented Papers|
|AnnamalaiUniversity ,Annamalainagar, Tamilnadu||A Two Day National Seminar On Harlem Renaissance: Its Impact On American Literature||1 Staff||Participated|
|7 .10.2016||Government Arts College for women Bargur.||International Conference on LITERATURE: A Reflection of the society||1 Staff||Participated|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||One Day National Seminar on Feminist literature||550 Students||65 presented Papers|
|Dravidian University||National Conference on Pedagogy of Literatures in English in Indian Classroom Context||3 staff||1 Published paper|
|12.08.2016||E.R.K. Arts and Science College. Erumiyampatti.||National Level Seminar on Multiculturalism in Modern Scenario||1 staff||Participated|
|29.01.2016||Shevaroys College of Arts and Science, Yercaudu.||National Seminar on Media and English language.||1 staff||Participated|
|Periyar University, Salem.||Workshop on Virtual Learning in Collaboration with ELTAI||2 staff||Participated|
|21.12.2015||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||Participated|
|16.09.2015||Loyala college, Thiruvannamalai||ManninKalaei, Meetadupom Folk Group Singing||5 Students||1 Prize|
|15.09.2015||Sacred Heart College||(State Level Inter-Collegiate Competition Ellites 2015)||5 Students||I Prize
Special prize for composing (Rs.500)
|31.08.2015||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 Papers|
|28.08.2015||Vysya College Salem||Mime, Parade & Word Hunt||31 students||Participated|
|10.04.2015||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||Participated|
|04.02.2014||Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur||Seminar on Language Immersion Techniques||2 Staff and 10 Students||Participated|
|Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women||National Conference On “Fourth World Literature”||598 Students
|76 Presented Papers|
|25.11. 2013||Periyar University, Salem.||A program on Anti-Ragging,||3 Students||Participated|
|17.02.2012||Gonzaga College of Arts and Science for Women.||One Day National Seminar on Recent Trends Indian women writing in English||78 Students||Participated|
|20.11.2012||Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur.||National Level Seminar||10 Students||Participated|
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 career. This activity helps the students to navigate the group environment and build social skills.
|Date||Events /Guest Lecture|
|27.01.2022||The Pre-Chacerian Period|
|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/
|19.02.2018||A Guest Lecture on “Scope Of Literature”|
|03.10.2017||Guest Lecture on “Brief History of English Literature ”|
|18.09.2017||“Literary Criticism ”|
|06.03.2017 & 08.03.2017||Three Day Course on Health and Happiness|
|04.03.2017||Prologue To Modern Research In English Literature|
|22.01.2016||Indian Writing in English|
|20.01.2016||Indian Writing in English-Work and its secret|
|08.01.2016||Indian Writing in English Imaginary Homeland|
|18.12.2015||English is the Latin of the 21st century”|
|18 .08.2010||English is the Latin of the 21st century”|
Intra College Competition.
|Literary Pearelowe – 21. Intra Department Competition.||217 Students Participated|
|19.07.2019||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|
|10.07.2019||Spell Bee, Verse Writing, Essay Writing, Poster Presentation, Collage Making Elocution, Mime, Drawing and Compose and Sing were conducted as part of the English Literary Association.||270 students participated|
|18.12.2018||G-Litera(Cultural Fest’18) Intra College Competitions.||160 students participated|
|04.10.2018||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|
|19.07.2018||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|
|15.12.2017||Inter department competitions such as Advertisement Making, Couple dance, Poetry Enacting, and Fashion parade.||100 Students participated|
|06.10.2017||G- Litera Intra Departmental Competitions- Verse writing, Quiz, Essay Writing, and Drawing.||100 Students participated|
|11.01.2017||Intra Departmental Competition.||106 students Participated|
|23.07.2016||G- Literary Fest.||78 Students Participated|
|18.07.2016||G- Litera Intra College Competitions.||326 Students Participated|
Intra College Competition.
|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|
|22.01.2016||ELA Gees Rally (Gonzaga English Enhancing Skills Rally)||ELA Gees Rally||I & II year Students from All Disciplines.|
|18.12.2015||English Department||Cultural Fest||10|
|22.07.2015||English Department||Literary Fest(Parade)||5|
|20.07.2015||English Department||Verse Writing||2|
|17.07.2015||(Inter College ) Literary Fest – Dr. ManimegalaiJeypaul, Dr. Kalpana, Govt Arts College, Krishnagiri.||Literary Mime||19|
|13.07.2015||Intra ELA Competitions||Essay Writing, Verse Writing&Drawing||3|
|11.07.2014||English Literary Association||Essay Writing||30|
STUDENTS EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
Outreach plays a significant role in Graduate Education. Our goal is to develop a strong and engaged relationship with members of the local community. This provides them an opportunity for learning and working experiences. Through this program, students came to know about societal problems, such as social discrimination, their lifestyle, food, and cultural habits. This helps to become a 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|
|05.07.2019||Outreach Program -Oarapam Government Middle School||15 students from PG and UG|
|Outreach to tribal villages was a joint venture of the PG Department of English and AICUF.||17 students and 4 staff members|
|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. Antony’s Hr. Sec. School at Elathagiri||III UG & PG|
CULTURAL VISIT /LIBRARY VISIT
|Cultural Visit-Virtual Vist||49 Students, 2 Students|
|05.10.2019||Cultural Visit-Paravasa Ulagam, Salem||50 UG students and 5 faculties|
|08.09.2018||Cultural visit -Mahabalipuram and visited former CMs Memorial place at Marina Beach.||UG & 6 PG students and four faculties members|
|16.02.2018||Library visit to connemara Library, Chennai.||12 UG & PG students and one faculty|
|08.10.2017||Ginji Fort, Thiruvanamalai Temple, and Sathanur Dam.||
60 UG& PG students and 4 faculty members.
|20.02.2016||Connemara Library||75 students|
|22.08.2015||Mamallapuram||60 students from II UG|
The main rationale of the visit is to arouse their artistic sense and to observe the culture, and heritage, and cultural attractions away from their normal place of residence, with the intention to gather new information and experiences to satisfy their cultural needs. For students who value an environment where they can easily relax and be touched by nature, a cultural visit helps the students to spread the cultural values to their generation.
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 the 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 virudhu on 4 June 2016 by Tamil Nadu Tamil Ezhuthalargal Sangam and she is one of the poets in the “Ralley” of the 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 identity 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, October 2016,
- ISSN-2349 8684 Impact Factor: 0.811
- Diasporic Rudiments in Anita Desai’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 In Hans 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” – Shashi Deshpande’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 Amitav Ghosh’sThe 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: 8 October 2016 ISSN: 2349-8684 (ISRA – Impact Factor: 0.811).
- Importance Of English Language, A Two Day International Conference on Emerging revolutionary advancements in English language teaching (ERA- ELT), Rathinam College of Arts and Science (Autonomous), Coimbatore. (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, October 2016,
- 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 Journals||No.of Students|
|1||Rev.Sr.A M Jansi||5||10 Students from II PG|
|4||K P Vigneshwari||2|
|S.NO||Name of the Experts|
|1||Dr. B. Raju, ALC, Vijayawada|
|2||Dr. T Pushpanathan MA., B.Ed., M.Phil, SCSVMV University|
|3||Mr. James Raaj MA., M.phil ., NET., SET., P.hd, RAAJ Academy Chennai|
|4||Dr. B. Raju, ALC, Vijayawada, Dr. C. Raju, Yadava College, Madurai|
|5||Dr. C. D. Sebastian, Indira Gandhi University, Cochin|
|6||Dr.P.Ramanujam, Director, ELT Centre, and Senior Professor of English Gudlavalleru Engineering College, Gudlavalleru, A.P.|
|7||Dr. V. Kadambari, Adjunct Professor, (RGNIYD)Chennai|
|8||Dr.N. Krishnaswamy, Former professor, CIEFL (now EFLU) University, Hyderabad & JVB University, Rajasthan.|
|9||Dr.V.Sangeetha, Prof. & Head Dept of English, Periyar University, Salem|
- To establish Research Course.
- To secure university rank and gold medals.
- To enrich the Department with qualified faculty according to UGC norms.