Welcome To Our Department
The Department of English has been functioning since the inception of St.Albert’s College (Autonomous). The department started off with Under Graduate Courses and the Post Graduate Course was added in the year 2006 as a self-financing programme. The English department is a hub of language learning and innovation with the inculcation of modern teaching techniques, the addition of contemporary subjects in the curriculum and research based learning. The students are given the opportunity gain knowledge in Literary Theory, Culture Studies, Gender Studies, Environment Studies and Linguistics to equip themselves for competitive exams. Knowledge rich seminars are conducted for the students to stay updated with latest developments in the subject with expert talk and deliberation from Indian and international faculties. Students are also encouraged to take short-term online course and attend literary workshops.
To be a centre of excellence through the process of self-evaluation and continued renewal in all endeavours in learning, teaching, research, consultancy and other related areas. Our Vision is to upgrade the quality of English literature education to match international standards and industry requirements.
Our mission is to mould students to achieve understanding about conventional as well as modern concepts and perspectives in English literature and thereby reach heights in their chosen field of career.
Peer Reviewed Journals & Research Publications –
International Platform for knowledge transfer during the annual Albertian Knowledge Summit
Certificate Programmes – AELP
Social Outreach Programme – Lebanah Aheb – Construction of home for the needy
Department at a glance
The Post Graduate Department of English commenced in the year 2006 and offers MA English. It is a self-financing programme that follows the restructured syllabus of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. Taking advantage of the Autonomous status of the college, we have chosen Elective Papers for the final semester that would enable students to qualify for the National Eligibility Test (NET)/JRF with ease. The Syllabus is also a combination of Conventional and Contemporary literary works so that students are updated with the latest trends in the subject. This is further enhanced by the compulsory Research Project that would give insight into Literary Theory and Analysis. Knowledge rich seminars are conducted for students to imbibe the theoretical and literary advancements with expert talk and deliberations from Indian and International faculties.
Message from HoD
The Post Graduate Department of English at St.Albert’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam was formed in the year 2006 offering MA English Programme under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. In the year 2016, the college was granted Autonomy and The Post Graduate Department of English follows the guidelines and as a result, the examinations are conducted and results are published within the stipulated timeframe. This enables students to pursue higher studies or choose to start their career soon after the course. Students are given career options through the placement cell or on a case to case basis. There is continuous brainstorming to think about various possibilities of planning career after completing the MA English Course.
Research is given due importance and the mandatory of presentation of a paper during the course of study, enables students to gain a deeper understanding of various literary works and theory. Students are encouraged to participate in National and International Seminar and Webinar to stay updated about new concepts in English Literature and Literary Theory.
The Syllabus is also revised to keep in pace with the changing scenario of learning English literature. Students are given opportunity to play an active role in all the programs and co-curricular activities conducted in the college, thereby giving them a chance to become future leaders.
Daisy Roshan Rebera