Do not fear, for I am with you,
do not be afraid, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand

– Isaiah 41:10



Academic

Eng. Head

1. VISION

In its venture towards excellence, the Research Centre of English envisions to embolden young women with academic proficiency, research aptitude and life skills through the study of English literature and language.

2. OBJECTIVES

Hone communication skills for better placements and global mobility.

Use technology based teaching/learning strategies.

Reconstruct curriculum to face the challenges of the society.

3. PROGRAMMES & COURSES OFFERED

S. No. Programmes / Courses Year of Affiliation / Commencement

1.

B.A. English

1957 – 1958

2.

M.A. English

2004 – 2005

3.

M.Phil. English – Currently not offered

2011 – 2012

4.

Ph.D. English

2011 – 2012

5.

UGC Sponsored Certificate Course in English for Presentation Skills

2013 – 2017

6.

UGC Sponsored Diploma Course in English for Presentation Skills

2014 – 2017

7.

UGC Sponsored Advanced Diploma Course in English for Presentation Skills

2015 – 2017

8.

Certificate Course on Montessori Aid Training

2016 & 2017

9.

Certificate Course on Airhostess and Airport Management

2017 & 2018

10.

Crash Course on English for Career Enrichment

2021 – Onwards

4. CURRICULUM

    Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO)

    B.A. English

    M.A. English

    Course Outcomes (CO)

    B.A. English

    M.A. English

    Syllabus

    B.A. English (I & II)

    B.A. English (III)

    M.A. English

5. MOTHER ROSE ENDOWMENT LECTURE – SINCE 2013

S. No. Topic Resource Persons Date

1.

Literature and Eco Feminism

Dr. N. Geetha
Professor and Head, Department of English,
Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal.

Jun. 28,2013

2.

Visvaranga – Universe Theatre

Dr. K. Ganesh
Head, PG and Research Department of English,
Madras Christian College, Chennai.

July. 08,2014

3.

New Criticism, Reader Response Theory and Postmodernism

Dr. V. Rajagopalan
Dean, SSKV College of Arts and Science for DDe Women, Kizhambi, Kanchipuram. &
Former Professor, PG and Research Department of English, Madras Christian College, Chennai.

Jan. 19,2016

4.

Fourth World Literatures

Dr. S. Armstrong,
Professor and Head, Department of English, University of Madras, Chennai.

Aug. 05,2016

5.

Ecocriticism: Paradigms And Praxis

Dr. Clement S Lourdes,
Head & Associate Professor,
Department of English,
Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Feb. 16,2018

6.

Fourth World Literatures

Dr. Suresh Frederick,
Associate Professor & Head,
Dept of English (UG),
Bishop Heber college, Trichy.

Sep. 24,2018

7.

Questioning the Canon in Language, Literature and Culture: Politics of the Singular

Dr. John Joseph Kennedy,
Professor and Former Head,
Dept of English,
Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences(Deemed to be University), Bengaluru

Sep. 09,2019

6. CUSTOMISED ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALPRODUCED BY THE DEPARTMENT

7. ELTTC

The English Language Teaching Training Centre was the dream of faculty members of the Research Centre of English. The ELTTC was inaugurated on November 30, 2011. ThethenChief Educational Officer of Madurai, Mrs. K.Sridevi inaugurated the Centre and appreciated theendeavours of the Department to explore new avenues in order to augment the English Languageteaching skills of the school teachers. So far, training programs and workshops have beenconducted for school teachers, college teachers and non Teaching staff.

The objective of the ELTTC is to equip English teachers with special pedagogical skills necessary to train the avid learners of the current competitive world. The Centre also attempts toreach out and extend its services to the teachers of Matriculation schools. With the sole aim ofrendering dedicated assistance to the teaching fraternity and to the student community at large,the ELTTC aspires to offer ICT-based modules making the process of language learning bothenjoyable and goal-oriented.

Besides working to train the teaching community, the Centre also proposes to help theworkers and staff employed in the corporate and service sectors with learning modules onEnglish for Everyday life, English for Specific Purposes and Conversational skills and soft skills

8. MOU/LOI 

MoU : DHAN Foundation to produce Documentaries.

    

Produced 8 Documentaries of which one on “Mayandi Bharati” won a National Award.

    

Uniqueness – Documentaries produced in the absence of a Digital lab.

LoI : A letter of Intent was signed with St.Joseph School for the Blind, Paravai with the following objectives:.

    

To instill a sense of community service among of the students of the department.

    

To improve the communication and soft skills of the students of the school.

9. ASSOCIATION/CLUB 

Name of the Association : ORACLE

Vision :

    

To bring out the latent dramatic and creative talents

    

To instill leadership and team work

    

To prepare students for intra & intercollegiate events

    

To overcome their stage fear, shyness etc… that are the stumbling blocks in realizing their potentials.

Motto :

    

Radiance of Talents

Activities :

    

Guest Lectures on general topics.

    

Honing the students’ innate talents through participation in intra departmental and inter collegiate literary activities.

    

Monthly activities with a focus on cultural events pertaining to literature.

    

Screening of classical movies in English.

    

Book reviews.

    

Classical film reviews.

    

Students reading comprehension is tested through literary quiz.

    

Students are encouraged to unleash their creativity through writing for the department blog.

    

Annual inter collegiate literary cultural bonanza.

10. FACULTY 

11. RETIRED FACULTY

12. BLOG:  https://fcenglishmatters.blogspot.in/

13. SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIUMS ORGANIZED

14. DOCUMENTARY FILMS

TOWARDS A NEW DAWN

TOWARDS A NEW HORIZON

MAYANDI BHARATHI – A PROFILE (WON THE NATIONAL AWARD)

THE TRAIL OF TRASH – THE STORY OF GARBAGE

VANISHING WISDOM – WATER RESOURCES AND MADURAI

THE THIRD EYE

THE CAVES OF WISDOM – JAIN HERITAGE IN MADURAI

BACK TO TRADITION – REVIVING LEGACY OF SMALL MILLETS

A CLARION CALL

WANING WEALTH

RIVER ONCE     

CURTAIN RAISER    

DOTING ON DOT ART    

15. SHORT FILMS

பச்சதுண்டு (PACHATHUNDU)

FRAME TO FAME

ரைட்டா ரைட்டு (RIGHTA RIGHTU)

குயிலி (Kuyili)   

அறிய செய் (ARIYA SEI)   

16. FUTURE PLANS

    To become a Centre of Excellence.

   Staff with Ph.D. – 100%.

   Revive in-house magazine ‘Leaves of Ivy’.

   Increase Publications/ start a research Journal.

   Inter- disciplinary seminars/ workshops, training programmes, MOUs , More
          minor and major projects.

    Revive the dying art of dramatics- Stage plays with Department of Tamil.

    Produce Texts for Remedial Teaching and Bridge Course.

    Equip first generation learners for efficient digital learning.

    Aiming at 100% English speaking environment on campus.

17. CONTACT US

Email : english@fatimacollegemdu.org

  • Vision Statement

    To empower young women through faith formation and value-based education for societal equality, harmony and care for our common home.