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Arul Anandar College
(An Autonomous Institution Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University)
Re-accredited (3rd cycle) by NAAC with 'A' Grade - CGPA 3.66 on a 4-point scale
Karumathur - 625 514, Madurai District, Tamilnadu
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Department of English Literature

The Department of English Language and Literature was established in 2011 with a supreme vision of providing "Integrated formation to the rural students towards leadership and empowerment through Literature" with 65 students and four staff members under the headship of Rev. Sr. Dr. C. Lowrencia. As a maiden Department, its primary objectives were to introduce the learners to the art of the English language and to inculcate the values which are embedded in literature; to mould the First Generation Learners from the rural background; to create a conducive academic environment for the promotion of fruitful learning. Understanding the need of the programme in Usilampattti area and also to offer the timely opportunity especially for the girl students, the Madurai Kamaraj University permitted us to have two sections of the UG classes during the academic year 2012-2013. The girl students who studied their UG Programme have been placed as Teachers in nearby schools. The Department offers them a platform for their higher studies and placement.

»   Integrated Formation of Rural Students towards Leadership and Empowerment through Literature.
»  To introduce literary writings to the learners to inculcate values for social transformation.
Best Practices
»  2014 - BELL Association to enhance the Communicative Skills of the Students.
»  2016 - Oratorium was instituted to enhance student's speaking skill in English
»  2016-2017 - 'Seshat', Inter-collegiate Literary competitions, was introduced.
»  2018 - Workshop for women students on Montessori teaching jobs
»  Annual Theatre Fest, an inter-departmental English drama competition, to enhance the theatrical and performance skills of the students.
»  Parent-Teacher Association Meetings are conducted every academic year.
»  Mentor Care Programmes are conducted to closely accompany the students and help them overcome their difficulties in their studies.
»  Educational tour is arranged for the Students to have a better exposure and to acquire knowledge of the external world.
»  2019-2020: 'A Word A Week', the display of a word on the notice board with meaning,along with Phonetic Transcription and usage of it in sentence, to enhance students' vocabulary power.
»  2019-2020: Book-Clubwas formed exclusively for the faculties and PG students.
»  2020-2021: Monthly Quiz in History of English Literature for UG and PG Students.
»  2020-2021: UGC NET/SET coaching classes forMA English students of AAC.