B.A. PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES (MODEL III – DOUBLE MAIN)

 

About the Department

The Department of Communicative English was established in the year 2014.  The Department offers a double main programme with equal thrust on two diverse disciplines – English Literature and Communication Studies.  The course aims to provide quality-oriented education in English Literature and Communication studies with stress on theory as well as practical learning.  The curriculum offers a comprehensive coverage of subjects like History of Language and Literature, English Prose and Poetry, Translation Studies, British History and Linguistics.  It also covers areas related to media studies like Visual Media, Print Media, Journalism and Public Relations.

The Department holds workshops and interactive sessions consistently giving the students an opportunity to interact with industry experts.  In addition to this, students undergo an internship which gives them hands on training in core aspects of Media studies such as Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, TV/Radio and Cinema.  Our students make us proud by bagging rank positions in M G University every year.  Since its inception the department has always strived to establish itself as an excellent centre of learning for literature media students.

MISSION

Educate to evolve into complete Excellence

Committing ourselves to the ideals of our Poojya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda and believing in the power of every individual, who step into our department, we nurture them to equip themselves to new ways of learning and understanding.  Students embark their social and intellectual transformation through the knowledge they have perceived, resulting in a sustainable development into excellence and becoming an asset to the world.

VISION

The Department of Communicative English with a deep awareness of the growing power of language and media plays in our life, functions with a few objectives.

  • One of the prime objectives is to produce professionals of tomorrow who would offer a selfless service, matching to professional requirements and ethical norms.
  • We aim at the holistic development of our students by giving them sessions on life skills and personality development.
  • We nurture them into knowledgeable individuals through proper training by exposing them to industry interfaces.
  • We try to inspire them to fly high and reach the stars by giving them presentations with the support of our alumnae.
  • With its dedicated faculty and management we work towards making media education and language studies meaningful and productive.

COURSE STRUCTURE & SYLLABUS

  • Sanctioned Strength: 24
  • Marginal Increase of Seats: 6
  • Total number of seats: 30
 

Duration of the course

  • Three years/Six semesters
 

Eligibility

  • Candidates shall be required to have passed Plus Two or equivalent examination or an examination recognised by the university as equivalent thereto.
 

Procedure

  • Total marks obtained in the qualifying examination, less handicap marks, plus twice the marks secured in Part I English of the Plus two/equivalent examination, plus weightage of 50 marks to those who have taken English as one of the optional for the qualifying exam, plus bonus marks if any.
 

Course Objective

BA English Literature and Communication Studies is a double main course that merges two diverse but inter related streams of study- English Literature and Communication Studies. A study of English literature can focus equally on the literature and language sides. It is designed with a focus on history of the language, literary texts from all phases of history; their cultural social, historical and political contexts, critique of prose and verse, analysis of theories, and takes a more critical look at the signs and words surrounding us every day. The course aims to engage students proficient in written and spoken English, and to get them thinking creatively and analytically about the English language. The course will train students to analyse the language outside of literature, including language-based communication in all kinds of forms and contexts. Study in media and communication is a combination of theories and practical, and it equips students to deal with the highly competitive media world. Communication studies encompasses beyond the domains that are typically considered within the world of media. It explores human communications in all kinds of environment and context and is closely related to disciplines like psychology, sociology, politics, law, education and more. Studies in areas of media offer a combination of practical and theoretical preparation for various media careers, alongside prospects to analyse media representations from different perspectives – including moral, political and historical. Communication and media studies pose the challenge of being adept with the latest debates and discourses, trends and technological advancements. This stream equips students for work in media-related professions, and train them to critically analyze the ways in which the media reflects, represents and influences the world. The course prepares students for careers in Writing, Content development, Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations, TV, Radio, Cinema, Digital Marketing and content creation, Academics etc.

Syllabus

  • BAProgramme in English Literature and Communication Studies (Double main)
  • Course details
  • Semester I
Title Course Type Credit
Fine Tune your English Common Course 4
English in Informal Situations Common Course 4
Methodology of Literary Studies Core Course 4
Conversational skills Core Course 4
Sociology Complementary I 4
  • Semester 2
Title Course Type Credit
Issues that Matter Common Course 4
Introducing Language and Literature Core Course 4
Introduction to Communication Core Course 4
Business Communication Core Course 4
Sociology Complementary II 4
  • Semester 3
Title Course Type Credit
Print Media and Journalism I Core Course 4
Harmony of Prose Core Course 4
Symphony of Verse Core Course 4
Indian Writing in English Core Course 4
Evolution of Literary Movements: The Shapers of Destiny Complementary I 4
  • Semester 4
Title Course Type Credit
Print Media and Journalism II Core Course 4
Modes of Fiction Core Course 4
Language and Linguistics Core Course 4
Acts on the Stage Core Course 4
Evolution of Literary Movements: Cross-Currents of Change Complementary II 4
 
  • Semester 5
Title Course Type Credit
Appreciating Films, Theatre Studies, English for Careers Open Course 3
Environmental Science and Human Rights Core Course 4
Creative Writing and Translation Studies Core Course 4
Mass Communication and Broadcasting Core Course 4
Public Relations 1 Core Course 4
  • Semester 6
Title Course Type Credit
Entrepreneurship Development CoreCourse 4
Visual Media:TV and Cinema CoreCourse 4
Public Relations II CoreCourse 4
Office Administration and Human Resource Management CoreCourse 4
Comparative Literature, Modern Malayalam Literature in Translation, Regional Literatures in Translation, Voices from the margins Choice-based Course 3
Project(Individual or Group)   2
 

FACULTY MEMBERS

 
Name Designation Q Qualification Contact Number
Vinaya Ajithkumar HOD MA, B.Ed 9746195151
Sabitha Kuriakose Lecturer MA, B.Ed, SET 9495117655
Sreeja S. Lecturer MCJ, SET, UGC-NET 9020947007
Arya S Nair Lecturer MCJ 9497366298
Arya P.A. Lecturer MA, M.Ed, NET,SET, PGDFC 9496823954
Aiswarya Manoharan Lecturer (Temporary) MA, UGC-NET 9567102140
   

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COURSE

Internships

Just having a good degree is no longer enough to secure that all important graduate job offer in today’s world.  Pertinent work experience is now just as valuable as one’s degree when it comes to building a successful career.  As a result, internships have become an essential way to help candidates make themselves stand out.  Our students therefore undergo a one-month internship at various newspapers, PR and Advertising agencies during the course.  Students have been provided internships at organizations like Times of India, The Indian Express’,  Mangalam, Malayala Manorama, Perfect Relations(PR),  Maitri Ad Agency, Mudra Ad agency, SBI Mutual Funds, Lakeshore Hospital, Lakshmi Hospital, Amritha Hospital (PR Department) etc. in the past years, Corona Safe Network (Affiliated to Kerala govt.) etc. in the past years.

Industrial Visits

With the objective of providing the students, an insight into practical work environment and create awareness about industrial practices, the department organizes regular industrial visits to Media houses like Malayala Manorama, Mathrubhumi, Club FM, Reporter Channel etc.  The students get an opportunity to interact with the employees which provides them firsthand knowledge about the functioning of units at different levels.  We encourage the students to participate in news based shows in Manorama News and 24 News Channel.

Add On Courses

Business English Certification (BEC)

The Department of Communicative English offers a 40 hour Business English Certification (BEC) course by the Cambridge English Language Assessment, a part of the University of Cambridge. The course is specifically designed to give the students work-focused English language skills needed to communicate in an international business environment.

Course in Media Publishing by Arena Multimedia

The Department of Communicative English has started a 30 hour short term course in Media publishing in 2019. Through the course, the students are expected to acquire practical skills in the soft ware’s Adobe In Design, Adobe illustrator And Adobe Photoshop. The course also offers a comprehensive study of the software’s which equip the students for jobs in newspapers, book publishing, designing, digital production etc.

COLLABORATIONS

Public Relations Council of India, Young Communicators’ Club (YCC)

Chinmaya College Chapter

PUBLIC RELATIONS COUNCIL OF INDIA (PRCI), a premier network that connects communication professionals all over India, has started a chapter of their YOUNG COMMUNICATORS’ CLUB (YCC) in the college in collaboration with the Department of Communicative English. The office bearers of the Public Relations Council of India-Young Communicators Club Chinmaya College Chapter are:


Faculty coordinator- Sreeja S (Faculty member, Department of Communicative English)
President- Maheswari C S (III BA Communicative English)
Vice President- Shraavana H Pillai (II BA Communicative English)
General Secretary- Pooja Ramesh (III BA Communicative English)
Secretary- Saswata Acharya (II BA Communicative English)
Treasurer- Anagha Krishna (III BA Communicative English)

ACHIEVEMENTS

University Ranks

  • 2017 Batch- Varsha Vinod-4th
  • 2018 Batch- Shradha Gopakumar- 6th rank, Jayalakshmi S Babu- 13th rank, Afnan Shaji- 19th
  • 2019 Batch-Richard martin- 4th rank, Abhishek Ramesh- 8th rank, Farsana Noushad-14th
  • 2020 Batch- Arathy Bejoy – 8th Rank in the University.
  • Pooja S Kumar of first year B.A.Communicative English bagged first prize in English short story writing competition held in MG University Kalolsavam 2020.

ACTIVITIES

Book Talk

The Department of Communicative English in collaboration with the College Library has been organising monthly online Book Talk sessions, since 2019.  Each month, two students review a book of their choice, followed by a brief discussion and Q&A session, with active participation from all the students and teachers.

Club activities

The Department of Communicative English has been actively involved in hosting club activities that are instrumental in the holistic development of the students. The clubs have successfully managed to make events exciting and engaging to the students. The Literary Club, Media Club, Debate Club and Quiz Club have actively hosted events in all academic years.  The Department and Clubs organise Inter-Department Debate Competitions every year. Students from all departments participate in the competitions.

College Blog- "Inkquills",

"Inkquills", is an exclusive blog platform for the students and teachers of Chinmaya College to exhibit their works in the form of articles, stories, poems etc. The platform continues to be a place to display talent.Visit https://thechinmayablog.wixsite.com/website

Lab newspaper

The lab newspaper titled "The Citizen Journalist" is produced every year by the second year students. The newspaper showcases news and feature stories, analytical and opinion pieces on different aspects related to Ernakulam district. It is designed and produced by the students themselves. Different issues of Citizen Journalist are available in https://www.facebook.com/chinmayacollege/

Class Magazines

The Department also produces class magazines every year which showcases the activities of the department in the previous academic year.  It includes articles, stories, poems etc and it is edited and designed by the students of first year batch. Read @ https://chachakittay.wixsite.com/theclassact

PR campaigns

Every year the final year students of the department launch PR campaigns which are meant to promote a relevant social cause. It is held through the different social media handles and engages students and youngsters from other organisations.

Workshops/ Guest Faculty sessions/Webinars

Every year the department hosts media and technical workshops to familiarise the students with the different industry practices. Guest faculty sessions are arranged regularly and students are given chance to interact with industry professionals and academicians. Owing to the pandemic situation webinars were arranged in areas like Poetry, Journalism, TV production, Public Relations, Research Methodology etc.

Video Productions

The department produces short films, documentaries etc. every year as part of their studies in communication and media. The visual productions are showcased in a YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHQNBAJOyMQfGQfiv1e4i-Q/featured

 ACTIVITIES OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-19

  • Various activities for the academic year 2018-19 commenced during the months of March and April with the final year students beginning their internship programmes in various organizations like The Times of India, Indian Express, MalayalaManorama, Perfect Relations, Green Pepper Advertising etc.
  • The third issue of the lab newspaper by the name ‘THE CITIZEN JOURNALIST’ done by the final year students was released by Mr.Jayamohan, News Programmes Editor, Manorama News on 26 JUNE 2018. The students also handed over a copy of the newspaper to Mr. V.N. Venugopal, Trustee, CMECT.
  • Industry training for the students took place during the month of June and July. Sreenath S and Amrutha Jinan, students of final year Communicative English got the opportunity to work with the PR team of Toyota b Yariz La Liga World International football press meet event held at Grand Hyatt, Bolgatty on 26 June 2018.
Sreenath S and Abhishek Ramesh worked as Central Media Managers with the PR team of Toyota b Yaris La Liga World International football matches on 24, 27, 28 July 2018.
  • The final year students visited Club FM radio station on 20 July, 2018 to learn about radio programme production and live broadcasting (Mathrubhumi Group). The students were guided by Mr. Priyaraj, Programme Head, on the different phases of programme production and broadcasting.
  • A lecture on ‘The Challenges of Translation’for the final year students was given by well-known academician and translator Dr. Priya Nair, Asst. Professor, St Teresa’s College, Ernakulam.
  • On 7 September, 2018, the second-year students encountered a learning curve when they visited the Malayala Manorama Editorial and Printing Press. A brief session on newspaper editing and history of Malayala Manorama was given by Mr. Jose Nidhiri, Deputy Production Manager, Malayala Manorama..
  • The Department along with Media Club organised a Student Photography Exhibition on 7 September, 2018with students from all departments participating in the exhibition. Around 100 selected photographs were exhibited. The exhibition was aimed to promote the students' artistic capabilities and encourage them to enter the world of professional photography.
  • The Department launched a Business English Certification (BEC) Course offered by University of Cambridge, a certificate course which helps the students gain practical language skills for everyday use in business. Dr. Beena Job, HOD, English Dept, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam inaugurated the function.
  • The Department has been in the forefront to lead campaigns that create awareness about various issues of social relevance. Starting with the #BundleofBooks campaign in 2016 to the very successful #EverybodyisBeautiful campaign in 2017. This year the department launched the #postpositive Campaign that appealed each one to take forward the thought of spreading positivity through the online platforms. It was launched on 19 November, 2018 via Facebook and Instagram As part of the campaign; a micro-story writing competition was conducted.
  • A session on Research Methodology was arranged on December 12th for the final year students led by Dr. Nirmal Jacob, HOD, School of Media and Communication, De Paul Institute of Science and Technology, Angamaly.
  • A class on documentary production techniques was arranged on December 13th for the final year students. Evaluation of the documentaries produced by the final year students and classes were handled by Mr. Shino Varghese, Academician and Documentary filmmaker.
 

The Literary And Dramatics Club

 
  • The Reading week was observed from the 19th to the 25th of June with Dr.K.G.Paulose, Former Vice -Chancellor Kerala Kalamandalam, Former Registrar Sree Sankara University, Kalady, Retd. Principal Sanskrit College, Tripunithura, addressing the students on the importance of reading. The event was organised by the department in collaboration with the Literary and Drama Club and the College Library.
  • In accordance with the Ramayana month, the Literary and Dramatics club of the college organized an Inter- Department Quiz Competition. The quiz was conducted by Dr. Sarita Maheshwar, Head of the Department of Sanskrit, Government Sanskrit College, Tripunitura.
 

Media Club

  • The students of the department and media club members participated in current affairs show ‘Manasu’ in Manorama News in June 2018.
  • Media Club and The Department of Communicative English organised a Student photography exhibition in accordance with World Photography Day, on 7 September, 2018. Students from all departments participated in the exhibition. Around 100 selected photographs were exhibited. Winners were selected.
  • The media club actively conducts monthly screenings of classic movies for the students. Movies screened were:
Gone with the Wind (English-1939) Casablanca (English-1942) Vertigo (English-1958) Run Lola Run (German 1998)
  • The club also organized a film review competition for students of all departments on 22 January, 2019. The competition was based on the award-winning French short film ‘Remembering the Fallen’.

ACTIVITIES OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020

  • A lecture session on ‘Flouting Boundaries: The Kaleidoscopic fictional world of Amitav Ghosh’ was conducted by Dr.Soney Bhageeradhan, Asst. Professor, Dept of English, The Cochin College on 18th  January, 2019.
  • Media Workshop and Faculty Development Programme was hosted for the fourth consecutive year by the department. The workshop held on 19th January, 2019, had sessions by Mr.Sujit Chandra Kumar, Editor,  Kochi Times, Times of India, Mr. Jayamohan Nair, the News Programmes Editor of Manorama News and Ms. Shana Susan, Marketing Communications Manager at Grand Hyatt, Kochi.
  • The Department organised a poster exhibition on18th January, 2019 in relation to the Anti-Drug addiction campaign conducted annually by the department.
  • Literature workshop organised by the department on 6th February 2019. The sessions were handled by Sri. Chandradasan, Founder and Artistic Director, Lokadharmi theatre, Kochi on Theatre Studies followed by a session on Subaltern Literature by Dr. Meenu B, Assistant Professor and Research Guide, Amritha Viswa Vidyapeetam, Coimbatore. The final session on creative writing and Critical appreciation of Poetry was handled by Ms. Sheethal S Nair, Assistant Professor, NSS Hindu College, Changanacherry.
  • A talk on translation Studies for final year students was organised. The speaker was Dr. Lakshmi Devi Menon, Retired Professor, Department of English, St. Teresa’s College.
  • Industrial visit to Malayala Manorama Editing and Printing Unit on 25th July 2019.
  • Release of the Lab Newspaper “The Citizen Journalist on 6th September 2019 by Sri V.N.Venugopal, Trustee, CMECT.
  • Industrial visit to Club FM Kochi, Mr. Priyaraj, Programme Head, interacted with the students on aspects related to radio programme production on 6th September 2019.
  • With the aim of reviving the dying and unknown art forms of our land, a campaign was launched in the month of December 2019 by the final year students as part of their project PR campaign Folk On. The closing ceremony of the campaign was held on 14th February 2020. An Ottam Thullal performance by Artist Gouri S Ajith was held in the college auditorium, in order to promote our indigenous art forms.  A painting competition was held for school students as part of the campaign and winners of the same were awarded cash prizes.  An online photography contest was also held as part of the campaign.
 

ACTIVITIES OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021

  • The Department of Communicative English organized several programmes with the aim of overall development of students and give them practical orientation to inculcate skills which help them to face the challenges of this competitive world.
  • The Department began the activities for the academic year on 7th January 2020, where a student photography exhibition was organized in association with the Media Club of our college.
  • On 21st January, a One- day media workshop was organized. Renowned cartoonist Mr. EP Unny conducted a session on “World War II cartoons by Global Masters”. An interactive session on “The Craft of Feature Writing” was led by Mrs. Priyadarshini Sharma, Features Editor, The Hindu.  A session on “Content Marketing” was led by Mr. Krishna Kumar, Founder, Green Pepper Digital Marketing Services.

Webinars conducted

  • A webinar on News Agency Journalism was conducted on 1st July which was headed by Mr Manoj Rammohan, Senior Assistant Editor, Press Trust of India, New Delhi.
  • The ICFAI Business School in association with the department conducted a webinar on Emerging Trends Post Covid-19 on 27th Prof. Geetha Sharma, IBS, Bangalore was the resource person.
  • Webinar on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights was organized on 17th  Dr. Mini S, Professor of Law, NUALS, Kochi was the speaker of the session.
  • On 1st October a webinar was organized on the topic Technical Content Writing in which Miss. Varsha Vinod, Technical content Writer, Cognizant, Chennai and an alumni of our college conducted the session.
  • A Talk on Poetry was coordinated on 2nd Dr. Sigma Sathish, Poet, Writer, Asst. Professor, PG department of English, VTMNSS College, Trivandrum was the guest speaker.
  • A session on Digital Marketing was conducted in which Miss Aiswarya Joseph, Director, AISMAR, Kochi and a former alumni handled the session.
  • A webinar for the students was organized on Journalistic Writing and Editing which was managed by Miss Aishwarya Prabhakaran, Sub Editor/Reporter, The New Indian Express, Kochi.
  • On 7th December a webinar on TV and Digital News production techniques was conducted.  The speaker of the session was Mrs. Lijusara Joseph, Mutlimedia professional, Network 18.
  • A webinar on Research Methodology was conducted on 11th December 2020.  The resource person was Mrs. Nidhi Surendranath, Research Scholar, IIT, Hyderabad.
Publications and Online Blogs  

Book Talk sessions

  • The Department conducts monthly Book talk sessions with the aim of inculcating reading habits among the students and faculties. All the students and faculty members actively participate in the book talks.
  • On 14th February, the Department in association with the College Library conducted a book talk on “One Part Woman” by Perumal Murugan.
  • As part of the Reading day, a book talk was conducted on 19th June in which the books reviewed were “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen and “The Palace of Illusions” by Chitra Banerjee.
  • An online book talk session was organized on 17th July and the books discussed were “The Kite Runner” by Khalid Hosseini and “The Village by the Sea” by Anita Desai.
  • On 14th August, the next session of the monthly book talk was conducted and the students presented a review on the books “Lajja” by Taslima Nasrin and “To Kill A Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee.
  • In association with the college library, the department organized a book talk on 18th An analysis of the books “Kafka on the Shore” by Haruki Murakami and “The Fault in Our Stars by John Green” was done by the students.
  • In order to commemorate the 89th birth anniversary of our former President, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam , a review of his Autobiography Wings of Fire was done on 16th “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho was also evaluated on the same day.
  • An online book talk session was conducted on 13th November, in which the students examined the books, “The Ivory Throne” by Manu S Pillai and “Desire” by Haruki Murakami.
  • The students of the Department participated in a book talk in which the books “My Name is Red” by Orhan Pamuk and “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins were reviewed.
  • Organised a book talk session on 24th may 2021. The books reviewed were Train To Pakistan by Khushwant Singh and Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
  • Book talk on 30th April 2021 in which books reviewed were Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and The Unending Game – Biography of Vikram Sood
  • Monthly book talk session on 26th March 2021. The books reviewed were Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
  • Monthly book talk session on 26th February 2021. Books reviewed were In Custody by Anita Desai and The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.
  • Book talk organised by 22nd The books reviewed were Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie and We Were Liars by E Lockhart.

Placement Programmes

  • A three day online “Placement Orientation Programme” was held from 7th to 9th September 2020 in which the final year students actively participated. The resource person was Ms. Vinitha Jayan, Corporate Trainer and Motivational Speaker.
  • Public Relation Campaigns
#UnlockHope campaign- An initiative by the Department of Communicative English titled #UnlockHope to spread positivity and instil hope in cyberspace was organized.  The initiative received umpteen backing from celebrities from the field of film and arts.  In this pandemic situation with the global balance being disturbed, the campaign hopes to spread hope which alone is the backbone for the survival of humans at these difficult times.  Many celebrities like Gopi Sundar, Renji Panicker, Vijay Babu, Neeta Pillai, Mathew Thomas and many others shared video messages to lend the support to the campaign.  An Instagram page called Unlock.hope was introduced which showcased photos and videos sharing the message of Hope.

Other activities

  • The Department hosted an Online Poster Exhibition on 16th September {World Ozone Day} on the theme “35 years and healing”. This day marked the efforts of the international community against Ozone Layer depletion and its preservation.
  • On 19th August, World Photography Day, photographs by the students of the department were released through the college blog.
  • The Department conducted an inter-department debate competition in association with the Debate Club of our college ON 14th
  • The Department released the Lab Newspaper of 2018-2021 batch “The Citizen Journalist” on 3rd
  • Release of the class magazine 2019-2022 batch titled Aesthete, which chronicled the activities of the department in the academic year 2019-2020 on 23rd July was held.
  • The Department released a Blog named Inkquills, a creative platform for the students and faculty members. The students and faculties actively contribute to the same.
  • https://thewixsite.com/website
  • Video Productions of the final year students were uploaded on YouTube and it included 14 videos in the category of short films and micro-documentaries. They were 'Remembering' by Akash Rejith, 'Smart phone' by Arundhati B, 'Mask' by Sooraj EI, 'Finding happiness' by Anna Maria Ullas, 'Into the nature' by Anaida Merin, 'Lockdown diaries' by Amaana Sagar, 'The hard knock life' by Gayathri Devi, '21 days' by Abin Jose, 'Elixir of life' by Sreelakshmi Vijayan, 'Just a bottle' by Sreelakshmi D Nair, 'Blink' by Athmaja Charles, 'Unconditional' by Rosmia Xavier, 'Retrieval' by Lakshmi Unnikrishnan and 'Survival' by Chinju Joshy.
  • The class magazine of the BA Communicative English batch of 2020-21 was published on March 30th The class magazine was titled 'The Class Act'and included all kinds of creative works ranging from stories to poems and letters and had entries from the 25 students of the batch.
  • The inauguration ofPUBLIC RELATIONS COUNCIL OF INDIA’s (a national network of Communication professionals, academics and students),YOUNG COMMUNICATORS’ CLUB (YCC) CHINMAYA COLLEGE KOCHI CHAPTER, held on 17 May 2021 via zoom, was another feather added to the crown of the department.
  • Despite the deterrents caused by the pandemic, the second batch of students completed the Cambridge Business English (BEC) Add on Course offered by the department in the month of February. The first batch of the Media Publishing course offered by Arena Multimedia was also completed in March.
  • As part of the yearly internship, 15 students from the department were engaged in the Community Response Network Training Programme offered by National Health Mission, Ernakulam District Administration and Corona Safe network.
  • Two students from final year were also selected for an internship programme at Perfect Relations, a national PR agency.
  • The Department hosted a “7 Days, 7 Stories”, a seven-day long story reading session to observe Reading Day and Reading Week from 19th June 2021. The first day of the programme started with a narration of a short story ‘Sweetness’ by Toni Morrison. On Day 2 the story Fritz by Satyajit Ray was read out. Neypayasam by Madhavikutty was narrated on the third day. On Day 4 the story Gift of Magi by O Henry was read out. Day 5- Prakasham Parathunna Oru Penkutty by T Padmanabhan.
    Day 6- The Nightingale and the Rose by Oscar wilde
    Day 7- Atmahatya by Rajalakshmi.
  • Webinar on Translation Studies by Professor Mary Teresa, Former HOD, Department of English, St. Teresa’s College on 29th June 2021.
 
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