POs that the College envisions for her students as they leave her portals…

The POs are identified in keeping with the Vision and Mission of the College and in close conformity with the Motto of the College Accendere Lumen.

1. Domain Knowledge

2. Communicative competence

3. Critical Acumen

4. Aptitude for Lifelong learning

5. Self Esteem/Confidence

6. Team Skills & Competitive Edge

7. Humane Values, Sound Ethical Base, Other Oriented Perspective

8. Gender Consciousness/Gender-Role Acceptance

9. Respect for the Country & Spirit of Nationhood

10. Eco-consciousness


PSOs- Department of English.

1.       Graduates as they complete their programmes here should acquire competencies in all the four skills – L,S,R,W.

2.       They should develop the acumen to appreciate the literary treasures of the various ages and heighten their critical sense.

3.       They should be aware of the various schools of writers and the rich variety of genres that constitute their chosen discipline.

4.       They should develop a sense of the moral and the ethical by virtue of their acquaintance with the masters and the classics.

5.       They should hone their appreciative ability and their eye for quality, discover their latent creative selves and bloom into their best possible versions.



Fine Tune Your English


1.      Confidently use English in both written and spoken forms.

2.      Use English for formal communication effectively.



Pearls from the Deep

1. Appreciate and enjoy works of literature.

2. Appreciate the aesthetic and structural elements of literature.

3. Compare and weigh the merits of works from across the globe.



Issues that Matter

1.identify major issues of contemporary significance


2.respond rationally and positively to the issues raised


3.internalize the values imparted  through the excerpts


4.re-orient herself as conscious, cautious, concerned, conscientious and concerned human being and


5.Articulate these values in error-  free English.



Savouring the Classics

1.  become familiar with the classics from various lands.


2.  Understand the features that go into the making of a classic.



Literature and/as Identity

1.  The subtle negotiations of Indigenous and Diasporic identities with-in Literature.


2.  The conflicts, the tensions and the interstices present in South Asian regional identities.


3.  The emergence of Life Writing and alternate/alternative/marginal identities.




1.      Appreciate different forms of inspiring and motivating literature

2.      Maintain a positive attitude to life.

3.      Evaluate and overcome setbacks based on the insights that these texts provide.


Core Courses:

Methodology of Literary Studies

1.  The emergence of literature as a specific discipline within the humanities.

2.  The tenets of what is now known as traditional approaches and also that of


3. The shift towards contextual-political critiques of literary studies.

4.  The questions raised by Cultural Studies and Feminism(s)

5.  The issues of subalternity and regionality in the literary domain.



Introducing Language and Literature

1.  The evolution and the differential traits of the English language till the present time.

2. The evolution of literature from antiquity to postmodern times.


3.   The diversity of genres and techniques of representation and narration

4. The links between literature and film as narrative expressions.


5.  The emergence of British and American Literature through diverse periods



Harmony of Prose

1.      Familiar with varied prose styles of expression.

2.      aware of eloquent expressions, brevity and aptness of voicing ideas in stylish language.



Symphony of Verse


1.  an understanding of the representation of poetry in various periods of the English tradition.

2.  an awareness of the emerging cultural and aesthetic expressions that poetry makes possible.



Modes of Fiction

1.      the student will have comprehended the categories of British and non- British short fiction

2.      the novel as a form of literary expression.


Language and Linguistics

1.  To show the various organs and processes involved in the production of speech, the types and typology of speech sounds, segmental &suprasegmental features of the English language, and transcription using IPA.


2.  To describe and explain morphological processes and phenomena.

3.  To show the various processes involved in the generation of meaning.


4.  To enhance students’ awareness that natural language is structure dependent and generative and to develop their ability to observe, describe and explain grammatical processes and phenomena.


Acts on the Stage

1.  Familiar with the works of the playwrights included in the course.

2.  Informed about the broad genre-based nuances in the realm of drama.

3.  Able to appreciate and critique drama as an art form.


Literary Criticism and Theory


1.will have awareness about the major developments in literary criticism from the ancient times to the twentieth century.


2.will be initiated to the realm of literary theory and major theoretical schools.

3.will have awareness about the chief strains of Indian literary criticism.

4.will be able to analyse short poetical pieces critically.


Indian Writing in English


1.The subtle flavours that distinguish the Indian quotient in English writings from India.


2.The different concerns that Indian English writers share, cutting across sub-nationalities and regionalities.


3. The locusstandi of diasporic Indian writers.


Environmental Science and Human Rights

1.Encourage students to research, investigate how and why things happen, and make their own decisions about complex environmental issues by developing and enhancing critical and creative thinking skills.

2. To foster a new generation of informed consumers, workers, as well as policy or decision makers.

3.To understand how their decisions and actions affect the environment, builds knowledge and skills necessary to address complex environmental issues, as well as ways we can take action to keep our environment healthy and sustainable for the future.

4. To encourage character building, and develop positive attitudes and values.

5.To develop the sense of awareness among the students about the environment and its various problems and to help the students in realizing the inter-relationship between man and environment and helps to protect the nature and natural resources.


6.To help the students in acquiring the basic knowledge about environment and the social norms that provides unity with environmental characteristics and create positive attitude about the environment.

7. The students be aware of the vital importance of respecting human rights.

8. To be in touch with reality through field projects and thus open themselves to experiential learning.




Postcolonial Literatures

1.  be aware of the social, political, cultural aspects of postcolonial societies.

2.  realise the impact of colonialism and imperialism on native cultural identities.

3.  Get an insight into the links between language, history and culture.



Women Writing

1.  critically respond to literature from a feminist perspective.


2.  realize how the patriarchal notions pervade in the social and cultural scenario and how feminism exposes these notions.


3.  Identify how stereotypical representations of women were constructed and how these are subverted by feminist writing.

4.  Gender Sensitivity and Gender Equality


American Literature


1.  Familiar with the evolution of various literary movements in American literature.

2. Acquainted with the major authors in American Literary History.



Modern World Literature

1.  That literatures the world over engage in very deep ways with the vicissitudes of life.


2.  World literatures often defy genres/regionalities and canonical assumptions to emerge as a platform where poetics and politics fuse.


3.  The notion of Major and Minor, Central and Peripheral literatures is a myth.


English for Careers (Open Course)

1.  To develop communicative skills, which will enable them to prepare for a career and function effectively in it.


2.  To equip themselves in oral and written communication to enhance their academic and professional use of language.


3.  To train themselves in making effective presentations.



Result of the Selection of Assistant Professor in English held on 17-11-2021

1. Maria George   - Rank I
2. Anita Jose         - Rank II
3. Jolsy Abraham  -Rank III  

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