The self-financing B.A programme in English language and Literature was started in 2015. The Department of English conducts a certificate course in Communicative English. A well-equipped Language Lab installed with interactive Language Software and a Department Library holding around 400 books for ready reference are the remarkable features of the Department.
ICT enabled Classrooms
ICT Classrooms (Information and Communication Technologies led Classrooms) with Wifi connectivity makes learning interesting and effective.
Poster Competition on Anti Drugs Campaign-on 20th October 2022
The department of English conducted a treasure hunt “Mystery Trail” on 31-10-22 at 12.50 pm. Five teams consisting of five members from the department of B.Voc, M.Sc.Zoology, M.Sc. Chemistry, and B.Com participated in the competition. The team from the PG department of Chemistry won the treasure hunt competition.
A warm welcome was given to the freshers by the department of English, by organizing the Freshers’ day celebration “Oneiric fiesta”. The Freshers’ day celebration was held in the third B.A. English classroom on 17-10-2022 at 1.30 pm.
The department of English in association with NSS unit no: 58 organized an interdepartmental poetry writing competition, in connection with ‘Lahari Mukta Keralam’. The competition was held at the third B. A. English classroom on 17-10-2022 at 12.50 pm. A sum total of 33 students participated in the competition, out of which Akshaya K.O of third B.A. English bagged the first prize, jInimol P.J. of third B.Voc won the second prize and the third prize was shared by Anitta Maria Jomy of third B.A English and Sreekutty K.R. of third B.Voc.
Times of India
We have facilitated the subscription to the Times of India Newspaper, through the “Times of India campus programme”, to the students in order to enrich their vocabulary and style of writing. At present, 13 students in our department are benefitting from this programme. We are providing newspapers for 132 working days at a reasonable rate of rs. 555/-.
The Department of English organized an interdepartmental Insert Punctuation Competition, in association with National Punctuation Day, at the third B. A. English classroom on 26-09-2022, at 12.50 pm. 25 teams, which contain 2 members participated in the competition. Rosemaria Antony and Aaliya Mujeeb of second B. Sc. FCS and Anna Treesa George and Sehna Jamal of first MSc chemistry bagged the first prize. Aysha Nargees and Anagha Sabu of second B. Sc. zoology won second prize.
'No' to Drugs
An Anti-Addiction Campaign was organized by the department of English in association with the Youth Red Cross and The Fourth Wave Foundation, as a part of their initiative Project ‘Venda’. The Beneficiaries of the programme were the students of the Department of English and the Department of Commerce. It was held at the Conference Hall of the college, on 17th August 2022 at 10.30 am.
The Department of English organized a film show, ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, commemorating the birthday of the famous British writer, J.K. Rowling. The film show was conducted at Conference Hall on 01-08-2022 at 12.50 pm, and the students of second-year B. A. English and second-year B.A. Economics were the beneficiaries.
The Department of English organized an inter-departmental Selfie Competition, “RAW”-Resemble A Writer! In connection with International Selfie Day on 22-06-2022, the students had to send a selfie resembling any writer of their choice. Sivani Binoj, Annmary Mattekkaatt, and Sruthi .M., second-year B. A. English students secured first, second, and third positions respectively in the competition.
The Department of English organized an inter-departmental Diary Writing Competition ‘Dear Diary’, on 12-06-2022 on the topic: “GLOSSOPHOBIA”, commemorating the birthday of Anne Frank who was famous for her poignant diary. Tania Maria John of third-year B.Sc.FCS bagged the first prize and Siva Lakshmi. S. of second-year B.Sc.Chemistry secured the second prize in the competition
Tour and Travel
A study tour was organized for students of III B A English between 31 March 2022 to 2 April 2022. 15 students along with 5 faculty members went on the trip to Wayand and visited places of historical importance.
Students of B. A. English Language and Literature performed in the College Day celebrated on 25 March 2022 held in the college auditorium.
First offline Parent Teacher Meeting for the B. A. English students was conducted on 14 March 2022 at 12:30 pm. The Parent Teacher Meeting, with a goal to build a healthy relationship with the students and parents, discussed students' progress and performance. Parents were given feedbacks on their wards performances internal examinations. The parents were intimated about the meeting well in advance.
In connection with International Women’s Day , Department of English in association with St. Judes Counseling Centre organized an Invited Talk on ‘Words to World : Empowering Women’ on 9 march 2022. Dr. Poulose V. D. was the keynote speaker. Students of B. A. English and B. Voc attended the session conducted in the seminar hall.
Christmas was celebrated on 23 December 2021. Ms. Twinkle Jose, faculty of the Department of English, delivered the Christmas Message. Students of I and III year conducted cake cutting, exchanged Christmas gifts, organized games and presented different cultural programs.
As a part of Community Lab Program, The Department of English organized a Workshop titled ‘Introducing the Language of Internet’ for empowering rural women of Kudumbasree Unit no. 15 on 15 December 2021. Ms. Merrin Wilson, faculty of Department of English , familiarized terms related to e-commerce to all the participants and demonstrated how to use e-commerce websites and applications
Talents day was conducted for I year students on 18 November 2021. All the students from I B A English participated in the Talents Day.
An intradepartmental quiz competition on Indian Literature was organized by the Department for Engish Literature students on 16 December 2021. Anita Maria Jomy, Akshaya K O, Niya Thomas, Ann Nelson and Sr. Stency Devassy of II B A English were given prizes.
The Department of English in connection with World Post Day organized ‘La Carta’ – Interdepartmental letter writing competition on 9 October 2021. Several students from different departments participated in the competitions and E-Certificates were provided to the winners.
The Department of English in association with Alumni association organized a webinar on the topic ‘Unlearning Gender Lessons’ on 3 September 2021 through Google Meet. Dr. Lakshmi S., Head of the department of Government College Tripunithura was the resource person. 90 participants attended the webinar.
Onam celebration was organized virtually on 20th August 2021 on google meet at 4 PM. Ms. Vincy, faculty of Malayalam, delivered the Onam Message. Students of the II and III years presented different cultural programmes online.
The Department of English organized an Alumni Meet on 8th August 2020 at 11:00 Am on Google Meet. The principal addressed the gathering and the items on agenda were discussed.
lire et grandir
The Department of English in association with NSS Unit no. 58 celebrated Reading week ‘lire et grandir’ from 19th June to 5th July. Several interdepartmental competitions including Click my costume, Book Talk, Voice of Colours competition, and Elocution were organized. E-certificates were issued to the winners of all competitions.
Nature's Color Palette
The Department of English in connection with World Environment Day organized an Interdepartmental Photography competition on the theme ‘Exploring Nature's Colour Palette’ on 5 June 2021. Niya K Thomas of I B.A. English won the First Prize. Krishnendhu P. S. of III B.A. English and Devika Devdas of I B.A. Economics secured the second and third prizes respectively.
English for Global World
A certificate course titled English for Global World, was offered by the Department of English to the final year students of the Commerce Department. Students were trained by the faculties of the department and certificates were provided to those who effectively completed the course.
A National Webinar on “Literature and Interpretation: An Exploration” was conducted on 01 August 2020 on google meet. The keynote speaker was Ms. Dr. Mini Mark Bonjour, Assistant professor of St. Joseph’s college Bengaluru. The webinar was open to the public and approximately 80 people participated in the webinar. E-certificates were issued to all participants on submission of the feedback form .
A National Webinar on “Skills for Fourth Industrial Revolution Post COVID 19” was conducted on 16 May 2020. The keynote speaker was Mr. Vighneswar K., Corporate Trainer and Chairman of TTT initiative (NGO). The webinar was open to the public.
The students of III BA English assisted by three faculties went on a trip to Wayanad and Kozhikode from 26 to 29 January 2020.
“Malayla Bhashavaracharanam” was organised on 19 November2019 by the Department of English at the Speakers Corner of our college. Storytelling, recitation and reading competitions were conducted in connection with the same.
Jane Austen Day
The Department of English commemorated Jane Austen Day by organizing a film Show to all first year UG students in the college. The celebrated film ‘Sense and Sensibility’ was shown. Various competitions were also organized by the department for the B.A. English Literature students in association with Jane Austen Day on 18 July 2019.
As a part of celebrating Gandhi Jayanti, the students of the department of English conducted an Interdepartmental Caricature and Crossword Puzzle competition on 01 October 2019. The team led by Krithika P. Krishnakumar(II B.Com) won the first position in Crossword and Ms. Fathima Femiya(II B.Sc Physics) won the first position in Caricature.
The manuscript magazine of the Department of English, Cynosure 2020, was released by Ms. Sophia James, Head of the Department of Languages on 06 March 2020.
An International Seminar on “Bibliotherapy for Mental Well Being: Theories and Praxis” was organised by the Department of English on 27 September 2019. The resource persons were Ms. Laura Lopez Lopez (Occupational Therapist and member of ADMTE, Spain), Mr. P.N.Viswanathan Nair (Journalist and former Chief Editor, The Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad) and Mrs. Meera Elizabeth James (Assistant Professor, Post Graduate Department of English and Centre for Research, Baselius College, Kottayam).
In the Street Play competition organized by Women's Cell on 3 December 2022, the students secured third prize.
Merit Day 2022
Morning Star Home Science College celebrated Merit Day on 16 March 2022 in the college auditorium. On the occasion the students who excelled in Academics, Arts & Sports in the academic year 2021-2022 were lauded. Annmary Mattekatt of I B A English, Jennifer John of II B A English and Maria Saju of III B A English were given proficiency prizes. Shero Martin received scholarship prize in remembrance of Prof. Cicily James, former Head of English, instituted by Dr. P.K. Zachariah and family.
UGC - NET
Ms. Donna John (BA English 2015- ’18), our alumna qualified UGC NET exam in December 2020.
Ms. Ancy Maria Alex of III BA English secured third prize in ‘Unmapped Destination Presentation’ organized by Guiders Education on 10/02/2020.
MG University - Rank
Ms. Donna John secured 8th rank in BA English Language and Literature, MG University.
Common Course English
Top Scorer (Second year)
Highest scorer in English (Final Year)
Students are promoted to subscribe English newspapers as an attempt to improve language skills and general knowledge. Under this initiative, the Department of English has been distributing ‘The Hindu’ newspaper. There are 50 students who subscribe it.
‘Star Voice’ Morning Star Radio
‘Star Voice’ Morning Star Radio, an initiative of the Department of English was launched on 1-07-2019. Student RJs talked on various topics including the relevance of special days, topics from the newspapers etc.