DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
The Department of English of St. Joseph’s College for Women, was established at the inception of the college, on 1st July 1954. Though originally it started functioning to cater to the intermediate / Pre-degree level students, and for the General English students at the Degree level, it came into its own when the Under Graduate Course in English Language and Literature was introduced in 1971. The Department was instrumental in elevating of the college from the undergraduate level when the first ever Post Graduate Course in the college was started in English Language and Literature in 1999. The Department has been imparting quality education for more than half a century and is the biggest department in the college, reaching out to all the streams of study, thus placing it a position capable of influencing and moulding all the students.
The department offers courses at various levels: a General English course for B.A./ B. Sc. Students, one for the B. Com students of the first and second year degree; an English Language and Literature course at the undergraduate level and a Post Graduate course in English Language and Literature (with Women’s Writing and Writing for the Media as the chosen electives). The department also conducts a career oriented short term certificate course in Communicative English, Soft Skills and Personality Development as part of its Employability Enhancement Programme. In addition to these the department trains and grooms the students in event management and public speaking, in creative writing, in conducting debates, seminars and literary competitions in English. Innovative and interesting teaching techniques, including role play and group dynamics are introduced by the department. Incentives for sports personnel, recognition and awards for outstanding performers, financial aid, scholarships and sponsorships, guidance for P.G. entrance exams and NET exams are offered by the department. The academic performance and result analysis reveal that is department is one among the top five, in the colleges of the University.