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About the Department Department of Functional English began functioning as a separate department in 1998 with special focus on Communicative English and English Language Teaching. The department regularly conducts Conferences, Seminars and Workshops every year. Resource persons are invited to talk on specific topics and career development. The Indo-Anglian Theatre Fest is conducted annually where all the students of the department participate compulsorily. Students produce their own scripts and stage plays. The theatre pursues the purpose of enhancing the communicative skills of the students as well as developing their personality. The best play of the Department participates in the National Theatre Festival being organized by Christ University Bangalore and participates in the University Arts festivals. The department also have a Book club to inculcate reading habits in the students.
Programmes UG Course – BA Functional English

  1. Intake capacity – 45.
  2. Min required qualification – +2.
  3. Number of semesters/years – 6 semesters/3 years.
  4. Student attributes – Every year students proceed to prestigious universities like EFLU, Hyderabad Central University, Pondicherry University etc, for higher studies.
  5. Prospects – Students pursue their masters in English literature, Linguistics, Journalism, and Comparative literature after the course.
  6. Syllabus of BA Functional English Programme under CBCSS UG Regulations 2019 with effect from 2019 Admission onwards Admission year: 2019 [Order Date:02-07-2019] Download
Faculty Members
  1. Premanand M. E., M.A, Ph.D, CELTA ((HoD)
  2. Ninitte Rolence M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.
  3. Ms Anuradha P R, M.A.
  4. Roshni Prabhakaran M.A.
  5. Danie C Mathews, M.A.
  6. Saigeetha S, M.A.

 

Seminar/Workshop/Symposia

Sl. No. Title Year Regional/National/International
1. Kerala State Higher Education Council sponsored State workshop on Educational Resource Technologies 2019 National
2. Digital Learning Day 2018 State
3. Edcamp for Functional English teachers 2017 State
4. International Conference on Language and Technology 2016 International
5. National Seminar on Media and Writing 2016 National
6. National Seminar on New Trends in Language and Technology (NTLLT) 2016 National
7. National seminar on New Trends in Advertisements 2015 National
8. National seminar on Digital Learning 2014 National
9. UGC Sponsored International seminar on English Language and Technology 2011 International

 

Former Faculty Members
  1. Lorch (Germany) – Principal, MCC
  2. Mueller (Germany) – Principal, MCC
  3. M.R. Nair (Sanjayan – noted humourist in Malayalam literature)
  4. O.V. Vijayan (renowned novelist)
  5. Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri ( noted writer in Malayalam )
  6. V.G.M.Pavamani (College was upgraded into a First Grade College-1956)
  7. Miss Victoria Thaddaeus – HOD- later Mrs Lancelot Thomas (Principal & Manager, MCC)
  8. M Krishnankutty – (H.O.D.)
  9. Mr KC Balachandran – (Lecturer )
  10. Mr Krishnanmani (Tutor)
  11. Solomon Chittiyagam
  12. Radha Padmanaban (writer of children’s stories)
  13. Raju George
  14. V.J. Abraham
  15. W. H. Mackaden (HOD, Former Prof. and Consultant for Managerial studies at IIMK)
  16. T. Ummer (H.O.D)
  17. N. Govindan ( HOD)
  18. Merlyn Premdas (H.O.D & Principal – MCC)
  19. Ashley Paul – M.A, PGDES (CIEFL), M.Phil.
  20. Jayashree K. P – M.A
  21. Anitha Y.C. M.A – Ph.D.
  22. Leena Thomas – M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D.
  23. Darley Thomas – M.A English Literature
  24. Gladys P E Isaac,  Principal – MCC.(2004 – 2013) M.A, B.Ed, Diploma in Journalism
  25. Lizzy Manjooran,  M.A, PGDTE(CIEFL) Ph.D.(Applied Linguistics )
  26. Pavamani Mary Gladys – M.A, M.Phil, LLB.
  27. Vineetha Sophia Gabriel- M.A English
Any other

Achievements of the Department

Dr. Premanand M.E. has won three prestigious awards – M M Ghani Award for Best Teacher, University of Calicut (2016), Rotary Club of Calicut Metropolis, Best Teacher Award in 2015 and Best Techno Faculty Award instituted by ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu, in 2014, from among a pool of over 2000 teachers using ICT in classrooms. Effective 2019, Nuts and Bolts of English figures as Suggested Practice Workbook for BA Functional English students. Two books, Media Studies – Print Media and Media Studies- Electronic Media and www.englishskillsone.com Progressive Web App are also resource material.
Dr. Premanand holds a copyright for Basic English Grammar Mind Map.
Members of the faculty participates in International/National/Regional Seminars and Conferences and presents papers.
University ranks have adorned the academic expertise of the department.

Radio Club
English Department. Calling the youth on Yuva Vani has seen many of our students participating in campus programmes. The Face behind the voice – a programme was put up wherein the students met Mr. Bobby who is the favourite voice on AIR. Radio Club coordinator, Anuradha P R, shared her thoughts on Jnathpith award winner, Amitav Ghosh in AIR, 2019.

 

Indo-Anglian Theatre

Launched by the Hon. Justice R. Basanth during the Sanjayan Centenary celebration in the year 2002, organized by the Dept of English in collaboration with the Prof. Wilson H. Mackaden Foundation. Indo-Anglian Theatre Fest is conducted annually where all the students of the department participate compulsorily. Students produce their own scripts and stage plays. The theatre pursues the purpose of enhancing the communicative skills of the students as well as developing their personality. The best play of the Department participates in the National Theatre Festival being organized by Christ University Bangalore and participates in the University Arts festival. The Indo-Anglian theatre of the English department celebrated its 15th anniversary by taking its annual interdepartmental theatre fest to an intercollegiate level. Over a period of 2 days, 19th & 20th of February 2018, various competitions related to theatre were held.