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School of English & Foreign Languages University of Madras

Chepauk, Chennai, Chennai - 600005

 

Affiliated to UGC, NAAC, AIU

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In 1976, the Department of English, along with many Departments in the University was made into a full teaching Department. M.Phil, both full-time and part-time, as the first degree in research also instituted as per UGC's norms. While M.Phil offered every year, M.A.offered in alternate years.

Dr C.T. Indra was appointed Lecturer in 1976 and Mr. A. Joseph, Reader in 1977. In 1978, Dr M.S. Nagarajan joined as Reader and Mr. A. Joseph went to the PG Centre at Trichy on mutual transfer. Mr. N. Eakambaram joined as Lecturer in the same year. During these early years, the Department envisioned quality teaching and research as its immediate goal. The Master's course (under semester system) and the M.Phil (under the annual pattern) attracted some of the most promising and talented students and scholars.

During 1980-81, one whole batch of seniormost College professors, some of them Principals, undertook the M.Phil course under full-time. Annual pattern was restored in M.A in the mid-1980s and gradually when most of the College teachers came to acquire the M.Phil qualification, only full-time M.Phil continued to be offered. Between 1980 and 1995, nearly seventy percent of the doctoral dissertations produced from the Department were on American literature. It is about this time that Commonwealth Literature Studies also found favour with young researchers.

With the appointment of Dr V. Saraswathi as Reader in 1985, English Language Teaching emerged as a popular field of research and offered diagnoses of what ailed English teaching in our schools and colleges.

The horizon of thrust areas in Literary Studies expanded from mid-1990s to include New Historicism and Cultural Materialism, Translation, Postmodernism, Feminism, Deconstruction among literary theories at the M.Phil level. With the appointment of Dr.R.Azhagarasan as Lecturer in 2000 the Department started moving in the direction of Cultural Studies. Because of the new demands and challenges arising in the wake of the Choice Based Credit System in 1998 the Department could provide stimulating courses, innovative teaching and evaluation. In 2004, Dr D. Venkataramanan and Dr S. Armstrong joined the Department. Their induction helped to strengthen the profile and some of the Core and Elective Courses like Technical Writing, Postcolonial and Canadian Literature. Mrs. Angkayarkan Vinayaka Selvi and Supala Pandiarajan joined the Department in 2004 and 2005 respectively, strengthening the components of Feminism and Australian literature.

The granting of autonomy to premier colleges from the 1980s considerably altered the structure and design of the curricula as well as academic obligations. Most of the established colleges were granted recognition to start post-graduate and M.Phil courses. However, the University Department continues its crusade in the direction of earnest teaching, solid and serious research.

Founded in1976
Timing10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Working DaysMon-Fri

 

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Degree
2 Years
5307

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Candidate with Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

Degree
2 Years

Course Eligibility

Candidate with Master's degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

Degree
1 Year
5062

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Candidate with Master's degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

Degree
2 Years
5307

Course Eligibility

Candidate with Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

Certificate
3940

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Passed 10+2 examination or equivalent with relevant subjects from any recognized board.

Certificate
3940

Course Eligibility

Passed 10+2 examination or equivalent with relevant subjects from any recognized board.

Certificate
3940

Course Eligibility

Passed 10+2 examination or equivalent with relevant subjects from any recognized board.

Certificate
3940

Course Eligibility

Passed 10+2 examination or equivalent with relevant subjects from any recognized board.

Course Eligibility

Candidate with Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

Course Eligibility

Candidate with Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

Degree
1 Year
5062

Course Eligibility

Candidate with Master's degree or equivalent in the relevant field from any recognized University.

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