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About the Department


The Department of English holds the special status of being the only Department that has contact with every student at the Undergraduate level. Since 1921 the succession of English faculty has been highly respected and admired. 

The success of the Department till date is because of inspiring, dedicated and gifted teachers like Prof. Sitaraman B.A. (Hons)( 1957-1968), Prof. B.V. Sudaraman B.A. (Hons) (1969- 1982),  Prof. A. Habibur Rahman M.A.,M.Phil., (1982-1996), Prof. A.P. Zubair M.A., M.Phil., (1997- 2001), Prof. V. Rahmatullah  M.A., (2002- 2005). The commissioning of BA English in the year 2010 and MA English in 2011 under CBCS pattern has elevated the Department to the level of much appreciation.

Another feather added to the Department was publication of Foundation English Text Books for four Semesters and a Question Bank for Value Education(MCQ) which have been tailored in accordance with the present global market scenario.

To develop the speaking proficiency level of the students, a three month Course in Spoken English was introduced in the academic year 2016-2017. The enrollment of students to this Course is innumerably increasing year by year.

To create academic and career pursuit among the students we conduct Career  and Personal Counseling. We train students to make PPT presentation on the general topics like “Gender Issues”, “I Have a Dream” to “Inferiority Complex” which enhances their  all round practical knowledge.

Teachers of Department of English are associated with US English Access Micro scholarship Program of Regional English Language Office, US Embassy, New Delhi and conduct classes to the students of Islamiah Boy’s and Islamiah Girls’ Schools at Islamiah College since 2009. So far more than five hundred students are benefited under the scheme. We conduct Summer Intensive Progammes, Workshops and other Personality Development Programmes.
 
Another initiative by the Department is by signing an MoU for the term June 2016 – April 2017  with the Government Higher Secondary School, Natrampalli Taluk, Vellore District for teaching English Language to the Rural Students.

In the Academic year 2016-2017, our Department collaborated with an NGO-Restless Development, UK based International Citizen Service - a leading volunteering Program, comprised British nationals as part of the team. For the first year UG students the session focused on “How to write a Resume and Interview techniques”.

Mere teaching and writing will not make a Department a complete one without active research.

During the academic year (2015-2016), the Department gradually gained its strength in research with the help of Dr. S. Abdullah Shah who earned Doctorate Degree in 2016. Four Ph.D scholars have registered under his supervision. 
Inter-School and Inter-College competitions have become the regular itinerary of our Department since 2018.

Department of English in association with ICT-Academy conducted a personalized English Diagnostic Test. 20 self- learning videos were provided to 100 students who took part in the online test at the Language Lab on 13-01-2020 and received E-Certificate of personalized report on their skill levels. 

At present the Department has created a channel in YouTube to upload the videos of students and teachers’ participation in various activities and their teaching presentations.

Click Here to go to Dept of English Youtube Channel


Program Offered


S. No

Name of the Course

Major Subject

Year of Affiliation

1

Foundation English

For all UG programs

1921

2

B.A

English Literature

2010

3

M.A

English Literature

2011

4

Certificate Course in Spoken English

For UG and PG programs

2016

5

Ph.D.

English Language/Literature

2018

 


Faculties


Mr. S Shaik Khader Nawaz M.A,M.Phil,(Ph.D)

HOD

Publications National Journals [1] Optimizing L2 Utterances Using Web-based Resources Shaik Khader Nawaz In ELTAI Journal of Technology for Englis

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Mr. K Nazar Husen M.A., M.Phil.,

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Publications National Conferences [1] Exploring Human Relationship through Human Values NAZAR HUSEN.K In One day International Conference on Human

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Mr. B Akbar Aalam M.A. M.Phil (Ph D)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Passionate learner, oratious reader, pragmatic teacher, and enjoys interacting and discussing with students to make them shine intellectually and acad

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Dr. S Abdullah Shah M.A., M.Phil., Ph D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

He has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Islamiah College (Autonomous) since 2006. His field of interest is Ameri

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Mr. A.B Shameel Ahmed M.A.M.Phil, (Ph D)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Workshops and Seminars Attended International Seminars [1] Language and its Significance Attended, Shanmuga Arts and Science College , Thiruvannama

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Mr. S Mushtaque Ahmed M. A., M. Phil., (PhD)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Publications International Journals [1] Compliance to Western culture and Shift in the Indian Traditional Stance S. Mushtaque Ahmed In Internatio

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Mr. G Needhimohan M.A.,B.ED.,M.PHIL.,

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Workshops and Seminars Attended National Seminars [1] Subaltern literature Attended, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Thirupattur., 12 Dec 2014 t

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Mr. C Parthiban M.A., B.Ed.,

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Workshops and Seminars Attended National Seminars [1] STATE LEVEL SEMINAR Attended, MARUDHAR KESARI JAIN COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, VANIYAMBADI, 26 Feb 201

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Mr. R Thirunavukarsu M.A.,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Workshops and Seminars Attended National Seminars [1] RECENT TRENDS AND TECHNIQUES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING Attended, JAMAL MOHAMMED COLLEGE.TR

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Mr. A Mohammed Faizan MA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Publications International Conferences [1] SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE OF JANE AUSTEN NOVEL PRIDE AND PREJUDICE MOHAMMED FAIZAN A In KONGUNADU PUBLICATION

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Mr. K Showkath Ali M.A., M.Phil.,M.A.,(PhD)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Prof K. Showkath Ali has been rendering his innovative services to his students impartially. His mission is to make his students wonderful humane huma

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Mr. R MD.SULAIMAN M.A

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Workshops and Seminars Attended National Seminars [1] LITERATURE AS PANACEA Attended, MAZHARUL ULOOM COLLEGE, AMBUR, 12 Aug 2014 to 13 Aug 2014 [

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Mr. SM ABRAR AHMED M.A.,

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Workshops and Seminars Attended National Seminars [1] ALLAMA SHILBI NOMANI - HAYATH - O - KHIDMATH Attended, ISLAMIAH COLLEGE, 06 Mar 2016 to 06 Ma

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Mr. B Lokesh M.A., M.Phil.,

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Workshops and Seminars Attended International Conferences [1] RELOCATING SUBALTERNITY : CHANGING CONFIGURATIONS Attended, THIRUVALLUVAR UNIVERSITY,

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Association Activities


The Department of English conducted An Association Function on 20-02-2019, Ms. Mubeen Sulthana, Senior Technical Trainer Research and Development, HTC Global Services was spresentation was made through PPT titled “ Why learners can’t avoid the New Age Skills of Today”.


Best Practices


  • The entire syllabus for Semester I has been focussed on situational grammar teaching keeping away prose and poetry. Basic grammar was the first and foremost to begin from the scratch, like revisiting the past. Grammar is taught in the student's own context which he is familiar with makes him to comprehend easily.
  • The Department of English in association with Public Affairs, U.S. Consulate Chennai conducted workshops for students and teachers in and around Vaniyambadi. Two of the teachers from our Department are working as Access Teacher for Micro Scholarship English Access Program after the regular teaching hours.
  • Motivate students to take part in sports and other extra-curricular activities.
  • Students take part in essay writing competitions organised by other institutions.( APJ Abdul Kalam International Level Essay Writing Contest).
  • Teachers visiting nearby schools as panel members.
  • Inter- School Literary Fest.
  • Inter-College Literary Fest.
  • Bridge Course for Fresher.
  • Certificate Course In Spoken English.
  • Inviting speaker form the industry.
  • Uploading teaching materials and students performances in YouTube channel.

Research Supervisor


Name of the Supervisor

Designation

Area of Specialization

Dr. S. Abdullah Shah

Assistant Professor

1. American Literature 

2. Indian Writing in English 


Events


Career Guidance and Placement Cell | 13-01-2020 to 06-02-2020 | Venue: Commerce Computer Lab

ICT-Academy: personalized English Diagnostic test

Department of Commerce (Financial Accounts) and The Department of English in association with ICT-Ac...

Competition | 05-12-2019 | Venue: Auditorium, Seminar Hall and Multimedia Hall

Department of English "ENGENIUOUS 2K19 FEST" an Inter-School Literary Fest

The Department of English conducted ENGENIUOUS 2K19 FEST Inter- School Literary Fest on 05-12-2019. ...

Competition | 20-08-2019 | Venue: Auditorium, Seminar Hall & Multimedia Hall

Department of English "ENGENIUOUS 2K19 FEST"

The Department of English conducted  ENGENIUOUS 2K19 FEST   on 20-08-2019. The program beg...

invited talk | 06-07-2019 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Session on “Abroad Studies”

Department of English in association with Micro Scholarship English Access Programme, US Consulate, ...

Seminar & Workshop | 29-06-2019 | Venue: Seminar Hall

One Day workshop on “National Safety Month-2019”

Department of English in association with Micro Scholarship English Access Programme, US Consulate, ...

Competition | 07-02-2019 | Venue: Multimedia Hall

Department of English - Oratorical & Essay writing competitions

Department of English conducted Oratorical, Essay writing competitions on 07-02-2019 at the Multimed...

Seminar & Workshop | 06-01-2019 | Venue: Commerce Computer Lab

Dept of English - workshop on “Imparting Computer Skills with Hands-on training” 

Department of English in association with English Micro Scholarship English Access Programme, US Con...

Training | 10-11-2018 | Venue: Multimedia Hall

One Day Special Training Program for English Teachers

Department of English in association with Micro Scholarship English Access Programme, US Consulate, ...

Seminar & Workshop | 10-11-2018 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Special Training Program for Access Teachers on “Teaching of Listening”

Department of English in association with Micro Scholarship English Access Programme, US Consulate, ...

Seminar & Workshop | 20-10-2018 | Venue: Allama Iqbal Auditorium

 One Day workshop on “Enhancement Activities”

Department of English in association with Micro Scholarship English Access Programme, US Consulate, ...

Seminar & Workshop | 01-08-2018 to 06-08-2018 | Venue: Allama Iqbal Auditorium, Seminar Hall and Multimedia Hall

Dept of English - Six Day workshop

Department of English in association with Micro Scholarship English Access Programme, US Consulate, ...

Seminar & Workshop | 30-06-2018 | Venue: Seminar Hall

One Day workshop on “Learning English through US Federal Holidays”

Department of English in association with Micro Scholarship English Access Programme, US Consulate, ...

Seminar & Workshop | 22-04-2018 | Venue: Seminar Hall & Multimedia Hall

One Day workshop on "Language Enhancement"

Department of English in association with Micro Scholarship English Access Programme, US Consulate, ...

invited talk | 15-03-2018 | Venue: Seminar Hall

English Association - Special Lecture - 15.3.2018

Department of English organized a Special Lecture on “Role of English Language Today" on 15.3....

Career Guidance and Placement Cell | 15-02-2018 to 15-03-2018 | Venue: Seminar Hall

UK based Restless Group Training Programme on Soft Skills,CV writing and Interview facing techniques

Career Guidance & Placement cell and Department of English along with UK based Restless Group or...

Celebrations | 03-08-2017 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Micro Scholarship English Access Programme, US Consulate - Graduation Day Ceremony

Prof. S Khader Nawaz one of the Access Teachers from VMES, Vaniyambadi Centre, participated in Gradu...

Seminar & Workshop | 03-06-2017 to 04-06-2017 | Venue: Seminar Hall and Computer Lab

Two Day workshop on “Soft Skills Development and Computer Training”

Department of English in association with English Access Program, Vaniyambadi Centre, conducted &nbs...

Seminar & Workshop | 03-06-2017 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Session on “Learning English through American National Parks”

Department of English in association with English Access Program, Vaniyambadi Centre, Prof. S. Khade...

Seminar & Workshop | 29-04-2017 | Venue: Seminar Hall

One Day workshop on “Strategies of English Teaching”

Department of English in association with English Access Program, Vaniyambadi Centre, conducted One ...

Seminar & Workshop | 24-09-2016 | Venue: Seminar Hall

One Day Workshop on “Alternative Assesment”

Micro Scholarship English Access Programme, US Consulate, Vaniyambadi Centre conducted a One Day Wor...

Seminar & Workshop | 16-07-2016 to 21-07-2016 | Venue: Auditorium, Seminar Hall & Multimedia Hall

Five Day Summer Intensive Program

Five Day Summer Intensive Program by Micro Scholarship English Access Programme , ,US Consulate, Van...

invited talk | 09-03-2016 | Venue: Allama Iqbal Auditorium

English Associatiion-Special Lecture-9.3.2016

Department of English has organized a special Lecture on “Common Errors by Non-Native Speakers...

invited talk | 14-03-2015

Rejuvenate your focus to reach the employability - 14.3.2015

English association organized a guest lecture on "Rejuvenate your focus to reach the employability"o...

General | 13-03-2014

Special Lecture on Motivation to Learn English - Learning Strategies Venue - Seminar Hall, 13-3-2014

Special lecture on Motivation to Learn English- Learning Strategies  was organized on 13.02...

Seminar & Workshop | 19-02-2014 | Venue: Seminar Hall

One Day Workshop on “Evaluation of Four Skills”

Department of English in association with Micro Scholarship English Access Programme , US Consulate,...

Seminar & Workshop | 04-01-2014 | Venue: Seminar Hall

One Day Summer Intensive Program

Department of English in association with Micro Scholarship English Access Programme, US Consulate, ...

Seminar | 13-03-2013 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Role of English for Career Growth

Dr S VIJAYALAKSHMI, Associate Professor of English, VIT University, delivering her lecture on "ROLE ...

General | 13-03-2013 | Venue: Auditorium

English Association Function-'English' Students perform a skit on "Juliscism"

On the occasion of English Association function, it was thrilling to see the 'English' students perf...

Seminar & Workshop | 07-12-2012 | Venue: Seminar Hall

The Valedictory Function of The 15-day Workshop on Communicative English Language and Teaching Methods

Dr Shanna Dietz Surendra, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate, Chennai, speaking on the valedic...

Seminar | 15-11-2012 | Venue: Seminar Hall

Dr Padma Ravindaran, Counselor from the US Consulate Teaching Aspects of English and Communication Skills

Dr Padma Ravindaran, Counselor from the US Consulate, Chennai, had a marathon session for the Englis...

Seminar | 04-10-2012 | Venue: Seminar Hall

The Special Lecture on Communicative English Delivered by Dr Nageswara Rao, Retired Professor of English

Dr Nageswara Rao, retired Professor of English from Osmania University, Hyderabad delivering a speci...

Islamiah College (Autonomous)
Newtown,
Vaniyambadi - 635 752
Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
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