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PROFILE

          Since 1972, the year of its inception, the department of English has been significantly contributing to the mission of empowering the marginalized, rural, and economically weak young women through quality education. It strives tirelessly towards perfection in realizing the institution’s vision and mission under the banner of its motto, “Serve with Love”.

        The department offers innovative, career-oriented and tailored courses to hone language competency and critical thinking. A consecrated tradition of effectual teaching by unswerving teachers makes learning an amiable phenomenon. We chisel our students into academic competency through bridge courses for freshers, organisation of state, national, international seminars, conferences and guest lecturers. The bi-annual Department magazine, “Wings” gives platform to the imaginative and creative faculties of the students. The reading club, “Open Minds” fosters reading habit, thereby enriching language and life skills. Our writing club, “English Bookery”, through various creative activities enhances the writing skills of the students. Software like ETNL and Lady Hawk are used to encourage language acquirement in General English students. We create a vibrant educational environment that is conducive of learning, self-development, creativity and research.

VISION

            To enrich and empower our students through transformative education that would create graduates who are well-grounded in the contents and methods of literary studies, communication skills and creative writing. Through a broad spectrum of courses which offer a fine balance of traditional and contemporary literature and language, we endeavour to shape our students to be professionals in the fields of education, research, business, government, and publishing.

 MISSION

  • To promote English literacy in first generation learners, specifically the ability to read, write, and think critically.
  • To balance the needs of general education – communication, diversity, global perspectives, interdisciplinary studies – through a relevant syllabus.
  • To stimulate creative curiosity crucial to English studies through theatre productions, readings by writers, creative programmes and presentations.
  • To give students a sense of a larger community through appreciation of literature and diverse culture.
  • To give students a sense of themselves as citizens of a larger community through appreciation of literature and diverse culture.
  • To disseminate knowledge in a rigorous academic and research environment.
  • To ensure faculty scholarship and service through continuous learning, research and participation in activities of the profession.

Core Values:

  • Creative Excellence
  • Competence
  • Commitment
  • Inclusiveness
  • Employability

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

Course Year Established
U.G. Programme 1972
Certificate Course in Communicative English 2003
P. G. Programme 2005
Career Oriented Certificate/Diploma/ Advanced Diploma Course 2010
Teaching Staff – Aided Programme
Management Staff – Aided Programme
Teaching Staff – Un-Aided Programme
Retired Staff 
  • Mrs. K. Premavalli, 1972- 2004
  • Mrs. Rita Gudule Poobala Rayan, 1972-2008
  • Rev. Sr. T. Canisius, 1976-2006
  • Mrs. G. Vijayarani, 1981-2010
  • Mrs. M. Nabisa, 1981-2014
  • Mrs. T. M. Umarani, 1982-2017
  • Mrs. G. Vijayalekshmi, 1983-2019
  • Mrs. I. Jeya Pushpa, 1986-2017
  • Miss B. Annapoorani, 1987-2016
  • Dr. Ms. Gomez Sophia, 1990-2019

PROGRAMMES

Date Name of the Seminar/Conference/Workshop Agency Level
28th September, 2005 Seminar on “Skill Development and Teaching Language Skills Through Literature” JAC Regional
20th and 21st September, 2007 Seminar on Recent Trends in English UGC National
25th September, 2008 Intercollegiate Meet -MUSE 2008 JAC Regional
30th July, 2009 Guest Lecture on Current Teaching Techniques of Developing Communication Skills in English JAC Regional
6th &7th August, 2009 Seminar on Portrayal of Gender Discrimination in Post-Colonial Literature UGC National
7th January, 2011 Intercollegiate Meet -MUSE 2011 JAC Regional
10th February, 2012 Intercollegiate Meet -MUSE 2012 and Guest Lecture, “Relevance of Shakespeare Today” JAC Regional
11th February, 2013 Guest Lecture on “Shakespearean Theatre and Stage Craft” JAC Regional
20th February, 2013  Seminar -Dual Marginalization JAC Regional
14th August, 2013 Guest Lecture- “An Evaluative Approach to Girish Karnad and Angela Carter” JAC Regional
4th January, 2014 Workshop on “Deconstruction: Theory and Practice” JAC International
25th October, 2014 Guest Lecture on“English in the 21st Century” JAC Regional
29th October, 2014 Guest Lecture on “Memory Power” JAC Regional
25th October, 2014 Guest Lecture on“English in the 21st Century” JAC Regional
06th March, 2015 Interdisciplinary Workshop on “Literature in Life and Life in Literature” JAC Regional
13th August, 2015 Guest Lecture on Comparative International Higher Education JAC International
11th &
12th February, 2016
Seminar on Gender based Violence in English Literature JAC National
13th July, 2016. Guest Lecture, “Finding God in All Things” JAC International
14th February, 2017 Seminar on Shakespeare: An Enigma JAC National
6th July, 2017 Guest Lecture on “Tudor Period – A Pervasive View” JAC International
11th December, 2017 Guest Lecture on “Women in Post- Colonial Literature” JAC Regional
06th February, 2018 Afro-American Literature: Modern Interpretations JAC Regional
27th February, 2019 Seminar on Women in Literature JAC National
06th January, 2020 Neoteric Trends in English Language Teaching and Testing JAC International
29th February, 2020 Eco- Carnival JAC Interdepartmental
18th to 20th June, 2020 5 week Online Net/Set Paper II Coaching JAC Regional
16th June, 2020 Webinar on the Exercise of Outcome Based Education in English Language and Literature JAC National
14th to 22nd July, 2020 One week Online Workshop on Communication Skills in collaboration with Hope Club and Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK JAC International

RESEARCH

Research Projects:

Year

Title

Staff Name

2014-2015

The Socio-Political Perspectives of Multiculturalism in Kushwant Singh’s ‘Train to Pakistan’, Anita Desai’s ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’, Amitav Ghosh’s ‘An Antique Land’ and Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake’

Ms. Annapoorani
2020- (On Going)

Structure Based Morphophonemics for Teaching & Learning

Dr. J. Preethi

BOOKS PUBLISHED

YEAR

NAME OF THE STAFF

BOOK TITLE WITH ISBN NO. & PUBLICATIONS

2013 Mrs. M. Nabisa

Associate Professor

EC ENGLISH
ISBN: 978-81-7735-664-9
Pavai Publications,
142, Jani Jan Khan Road,
Royapettah, Chennai – 600 014.
2016 Mrs. T. M. Umarani

Associate Professor

BLAZING TORCHES
ISBN :978-93-81723
Dr. Ms. Gomez Sophia

Associate Professor

Department of English
Jayaraj Annapackiam college For women (Autonomous)
Mrs. U. Anamica

Assistant Professor

Periyakulam – 625601.
2016 Ms. Petricia Alphine Nirmala

Assistant Professor

ENGLISH GRAMMAR & USAGE – AN IDEAL COMPANION FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS
ISBN: 978-81-2343-204-5
New Century Book House (P) Ltd.,
41 – B, SIDCO Industrial Estate,
Ambattur, Chennai – 600 098.
2017 Mrs. T. M. Umarani

Associate Professor

SHAKESPEARE FOREVER
ISBN: 978-93-84193-78-2
Dr. Ms. Gomez Sophia

Associate Professor

Department of English
Jayaraj Annapackiam college For women (Autonomous)
Mrs. U. Anamica Periyakulam – 625601.
2017 Mrs. U. Anamica &  Angeline Sorna

Assistant Professors

Communication Skills
ISBN: 978-81-923121-3-2
PG Department of English,
Jayaraj Annapackiam College (Autonomous)
2017 Mrs. Angeline Sorna

Assistant Professor 

Value Education
ISBN: 978-81923121-4-9
Department of Foundation Courses
Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women (Autonomous)
 2018 Dr. Ms. Gomez Sophia

Associate Professor

ECHOING CASCADES
ISBN: 978-93-86712-18-9
Mrs. U. Anamica

Assistant Professor

Laser Point,
Madurai – 625 003.
2019 Dr. Ms. Gomez Sophia

Associate Professor

FATHOMLESS OCEAN
ISBN: 978-93-8671261-
Mrs. U. Anamica

Assistant Professor

Laser Point,
Madurai – 625 003.

AWARDS

Student Achievements:

    • The students of the Department of English were the proud winners of the Overall Shield of the Intra-college Fine Arts Competitions for five subsequent years (2010-2015).

    • Deepika Priyadharshini & K. R. Shunmugapriya of II M. A. English and M. Pavithra of II M. A. English attended The Big Hope 2 Young Leaders Congress at Liverpool Hope University from 13th to 20th June, 2018.

    • The Department of English won the overall championship for games in 48th Sports Meet of Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women (Autonomous), held on 25th January, 2019.

 National /State Level Recognition :

S. No. Name Title
1. K. PREMAA SET & NET
2. A. NAVEENA NET
3. ANGELINE SORNA SET & NET
4. J. PREETHI NET
5. E. SAHAYA MERLIN TNSET
6. MOHANA AISHWARYA KUMAR NET
7. K. KARTHIGA DEVI NET

ALUMNAE

Prominent Alumnae

S.NO

NAME CONTACT NO. DESIGNATION ADDRESS
1.   Mrs.Vijayarani 9865762170 Correspondent of the school Renuga Vidayalaya School, Periyakulam.
2.  Ms. Annapoorani 9791799183 Assistant Professor of English Mary Matha College, Periyakulam.
3.   Mrs. Sowntharnayagi Journalist Mumbai
4.   Mrs. Thanga Princy Sheeba 9488968685 Employee ,Railway Postal Department Madurai.
5. Mrs.Shiyamini 9384116623 Teacher Mary Matha Higher Secondary  School, Theni.
6.  Mrs. Sheeba 9566580931 Teacher Rosy Primary School, Kailasapatti.
7.  Mrs. Sangeetha 8428380680 Teacher Mary Matha Higher Secondary  School, Theni.
8.  Mrs. Tamil Selvi 9092688918 HOD of English Renuga Vidayalaya School, Periyakulam.
9.  Mrs. Gayathiri 9688695889 Teacher Renuga Vidayalaya School, Periyakulam.
10.  M. Pushpa 8870448774 BRTE, District coordinator, vellore CEO Office. 20,South Street, Jakkampatti, Aundipatti.
11. Mrs. Pallavi Natarajan 9884091201 Manager, PMO, Head,

Wipro Technologies,Chennai.

165,Casa Grande Urbano, Vengadamangalam, Ponmar, Chennai.
12. M. Sangeetha 9444824011 Mentor. APL Global School, Thoraipakkam, Chennai.
13. Dr. R. Dhanalakshmi 9976121404 Assistant Professor of English & Dean for Research, UGC &University Affairs. Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, Pasumalai, Madurai-4
14.  K. Deepa 97091623028 Guest Lecturer

MKU College, out post, Madurai

192,LIG colony, K.K.Nagar, Madurai.
15. N. Rajalakshmi 9788678479 PG Teacher in English Government Girls Higher Secondary School Periyakulam.
16. R. Shanmuga Priya 9789597223 Vice Principal,

Sri Vidya Matric Hr. Sec. school, Virudhunagar.

11 Gurunathan Kovil Street, Palayampatti, Aruppukottai Tk. 626112
17.  Mrs. Suganya 8754269051 Teacher, Dept. of English BVM Global CBSE School, Coimbatore.
18. Mrs. Karthiga 9629027729 Assistant Professor of English Mary Matha College, Periyakulam.
19. Mrs. Shanthi Kamaraj 8973368895 Teacher The Little Kingdom, Vedhapuri, Theni.
20.  Ms. Renuga Devi 7598031252 Assistant Professor of English Dr. Kalaignar Karunanidhi Institute of Technology, Coimbatore.
21. Ms. Lavanya 8838570550 Assistant Professor Nadar Saraswathi College Of Arts And Science, Theni.
22. Mrs. Kothaikani 9965546242 Assistant Professor Mannar Tirumalai Nayakar College, Madurai.
23. Ms. K.Shanmugapriya 8754218073 Assistant Professor Dhanpalan College Of Arts and Science, Pudur, Chennai.
24. Ms. Jeyarani 8870413762 Teacher CPI College, Bodi
25.  Sr. Inigo 9894189028 Asst. Professor Holy Cross College, Trichy.
26. Mrs. Abinaya 7598198621 BT Teacher Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Lakshmipuram.
27.  H. Ann Shini 8300100144  Assistant Professor Muslim Arts College. Thiruvithancode
28. R. Esther Salomi 8012257720 Teacher MRP Memorial  Primary and Nursery School, Dindigul
29.  Ms. Afroze 8098905423 Teacher Mary Matha School, Theni
30.  Ms. Vinita 9585079205 Project Associate 8th Floor, Magnum, Thuraipaakam, Chennai Taramani 100 Feet Road, Velachery, Chennai _600097

REACH US

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Email jaceng@annejac.ac.in

PG Department of English Virtual Alumnae Meet-21.11.2021

Bulletin Board
Inception : 1972
Courses Offered : UG (Aided & Unaided), PG
No. of Faculty members : 14
No. of Students : UG: 320 PG: 28
No. of Awards : Faculty: 1
Paper Publications : International: 63
National: 112
Impact Factor: 5.75
Paper Presentations : International:17 National:102
Conference / Workshop Attended : International: 47
National:140
Conference / Workshop Organized : International: 7

National: 6
State Level:13