The Department of English has been the integral part of St George’s College Aruvithura since its inception in 1965 and has been catering to the literary, linguistic, creative and aesthetic demands, both of the academic community associated with it as well as the society of which it is an integral part. A host of 15 eminent teachers have served the department down the years and currently 7 permanent teachers are engaged in the task of enhancing the linguistic and literary skills of students in an intellectual environment that is stimulating and nurturing.
In the year 2000 the innovative under-graduate programme BA English with Broadcaster and Broadcasting, a high-tech job-oriented course, first of its kind in the state, was introduced in the department. In 2009, CBCSS was introduced by the university and the department switched over to BA English with Teacher of English in Lower Classes considering the overwhelming demand for English teachers following the governmental decision that English is to be taught only by English teachers at the school level. The 2017 syllabus revision renamed the course as B A English with Teaching. In the year 2020 the department was elevated to the position of a Post Graduate Department with the introduction of the new generation course Integrated MA in English.
The two highlights of the department are the English Association PEGASUS and the literary platform Art House. A plethora of events are organised from time to time by PEGASUS to enhance the academic and co-curricular aspects of the educational space. Art House is a vibrant collective that aims to foster meaningful engagement with literature, with one another, and the world around.
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