History

The Department of English occupies a pioneering status in the history of M.S.M College, as it was established along with the inception of the college in 1964. During the initial phase, it functioned as a vital instrument in imparting communicative competence in a global medium to students pursuing undergraduate courses in other disciplines. In a short span of time, the Department attained a steady course of progress in terms of academic excellence and infrastructural facilities. In recognition of the merit and achievements of the Department, the University of Kerala to which the college is affiliated, accepted the proposal for commencing a Degree Course in English, and subsequently the B.A. Degree Course in English Language and Literature was started in 1970. Another milestone in the academic evolution of the Department was the sanctioning of the Post Graduate Course in English Language and Literature in 2001. Guided by a succession of eminently qualified Heads of the Department and supported by a sincerely motivated faculty, the Department of English of M.S.M. College has been making rapid strides in attaining greater heights of academic performance.

Apart from conscientiously adhering to the vested task of syllabus- oriented knowledge dissemination, the Faculty of English has also asserted its commitment to the student community through allied activities like organization of academic conferences and seminars, consultancy and counselling services, artistic and literary festivals and competitions, placement activities, and P.T.A. and Alumni Meets. Efforts are on to prepare a registry of the former students of the Department who adorn various walks of life both in India and abroad. With the concerted efforts of everyone involved – the U.G.C., the Management, the Faculty, the Student Community and the illustrious Alumni of the Department, it has been a kind of dream –run in transforming the Department of English of M.S.M. College, from its humble origins to its most modern guise, characterized by state-of-the-art technological features like Multimedia equipment, Computers and the Internet, a Smart Class room with the interactive board facility, and a language lab. Over the years, the Department Library has also been expanded in terms of quantity and quality, to cater to the varying needs of the U.G and the P.G students.

Perfection is not a desirable quality in any human activity as it preempts the scope and efforts for further improvement.  Far from being content with the palms and laurels won in the past, the faculty of the Department of English has constantly been in search of novel ways and means to serve the interests of the students as well as the society at large.

Faculty

Name: Dr Deepa R
Designation: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: Postcolonialism, Feminism, Culture Studies

Age: 38 years
Official Address: Assistant Professor, Department of English, M.S.M.College, Kayamkulam
Permanent Address: Krishna Bhavan, Mythri Nagar22, Kadappakada, Kollam-691008
Qualification: MA, BEd, MPhil PhD, NET, SET
Additional Responsibilities: College Calendar Revision Committee Convenor,  Department Newsletter Co-editor,  KDISC YIP Program Convenor
Details of Project undertaken: UGC Minor Project “Marginalised/Colonised?: A Study of Elite women in Select Works And Films (Sept 2013 – April 2015) amount 1.30 lakhs
Professional Experience: 8 years 9 months
Date Of Joining: 03/10/2011
Other Experience:Worked as guest lecturer in the Department of English, S N Women’s College, Kollam (2005-2009)
Worked as guest lecturer at T K M College of Engineering, Karicode, Kollam (2010-2011)

 

Name: S. Ragasankar
Designation: Associate Professor
Area of Specialization: History of English Literature

Age: 54 years
Official Address: Associate Professor, Department of English, M.S.M.College, Kayamkulam
Permanent Address: Karalil Kizhakathil, Erezha North, Chettikulangara. P.O, Mavelikara
Qualification: MA
Administrative Responsibilities: Admission Committee Convener (PG), College Council Member
Professional Experience: 30 years

Name: Dr. Harsha Viswanath
Designation: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: ELT, Psychoanalytic Theory, Indian Literature.

Age: 38 years
Official Address: Assistant Professor, Department of English, MSM College, Kayamkulam
Permanent Address: Kochuveettil, Valanjavattom P. O, Thiruvalla-689104
Qualification: M A, B.Ed, PGDCE, M.Phil, PhD, NET.
Additional Responsibilities: Convenor – Differently abled Cell
Details of Project Undertaken: Efficacy of Teaching Phonetics to Under Graduate Students. 04-07-2014 to 27-11-2015. Amount granted by UGC – Rs. 50,000/-
Professional Experience:

  • worked at International Indian School, Buraidah, Saudi Arabia.
  • 1yr and 3 months teaching experience in FDP Vacancy, MSM College.
  • Has been teaching in UG and PG from Oct, 2010 to till date.

Name: Asha K. Nair
Designation: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: Life Writing, Literary theory

Age: 32 years
Official Address: Assistant Professor, Department of English, M.S.M College, Kayamkulam
Permanent Address: Kalpatharu, Maruthanadu, K.P.A.C. Jn, Kallumoodu, Kayamkulam.
Qualification: M.A.
Additional Responsibilities: Coordinator, Student IQAC, Member, Calendar Revision Committee, DLMC Convenor
Professional Experience: 7 years 10 months

Name: Arshad Ahammad A
Designation: Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization: Literary and Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, History of Ideas, Islamic History, Historical Fiction

Age: 32 years
Official Address: Assistant Professor, Department of English, M.S.M College, Kayamkulam
Permanent Address: Kalpatharu, Maruthanadu, K.P.A.C. Jn, Kallumoodu, Kayamkulam.
Qualification: MA, PGDCJ
Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Office team member, IQAC (2016-18)
  • Convener of IT Cell and Website Administrator
  • Member, Calendar Revision Committee (2016-17)
  • Official, Literary and Arts Fest.

Professional Experience: 4 years