The Department of English was founded to teach Part II English from the day of inception in 1970. When the college became autonomous in 1987 the department had the opportunity to exercise a variety of approaches and techniques in order to train the students to become fluent in English, as well knowledgeable in their respective disciplines besides inspiring them ethically and preparing them career-oriented. In 2011, UG Programme in English Literature was introduced in the self-financed stream as it was the felt need of the people of the vicinity.
Two faculty members have been recognized as research guides by Madurai Kamaraj University and presently six scholars have registered for their part-time Ph.D Programme in English. The department has 4 members and each one is specialized in different fields.
To make learning experience pleasant and to fulfill the rising demands and expectations of the learners with diverse interests, the department has introduced two different streams and has made the syllabi appropriate for their proficiency level. The Text Books prepared by the faculty contain meaningful exercises to promote classroom interactions and make the learners efficient communicators, besides enriching their creative and critical acumen.