Department of English

In accordance with the vision and mission of the Nair Service Society, the N.S.S. College for Women has taken as its mission, the goal of providing holistic education to women. The Department of English follows the mission to the letter by addressing two major areas that all educationalists agree are those that need closer attention

  • Remedial English and
  • Spoken English.

The Department which had been functioning since the inception of the college became a full-fledged one with an Undergraduate Programme in English Language and Literature which was started in 1999.

The Under Graduate Program Course under the CBCS System offers Journalismas a complementary course, which give s a cutting edge advantage to our student community in the present career scenario.

The Post Graduate Programme in English Language and Literature started in 2013 is a major landmark in our quest for excellence.

The Department maintains a good track record of achievement in terms of pass percentage in University examinations (far above the University average), student progression, employability and placement profile etc.

Activities

Over the years, the Department of English has organized several co-curricular extension programmes to complement the classroom experience. These programmes include poetry workshops, introduction to authors, dialogue of cultures, literary expo, short term courses, counselling sessions, lectures by invited academics, journalists, civil servants and the like.

2012-2013: A two-day interdisciplinary seminar on Poetry and Translation: Agony and Ecstasy was organized in collaboration with the Department of Malayalam on 6-7 March, 2013.

The English Association Inauguration Programme was organized on 12 March 2013, and the inaugural lecture was delivered by Sri K. Padma Kumar IPS, IG Central Range, Ernakulam.

A Counselling session on Stress Management was organized the same day (12 March 2013) with Dr. Justin Padamadan, Clinical Psychologist as the resource person.

2013-2014: On 21 November 2013, the newly sanctioned Post Graduate Course in English was inaugurated by Prof. Prasanna Kumar, Education Secretary, NSS Colleges’ Central Committee.

Other student achievements:

Several prizes and accolades have been won by students of English in co-curricular cultural, literary and sports events in intra university, inter university and other competitions.

Hima Chandran (2011-14) – directed a short film “Nishadam” and represented India in the Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival held at Taipei City, Taiwan in 2012.

Achievers in literary competitions oraganized by other institutions and bodies:
Vani Gireesh (2011-14), Sree Silpa A. S. (2011-14), Harshaa Harikumar (2011-14), Aishwarya R. S. (2011-14), Brinda S. Nair (2011-14), Divya G. U. (2011-14), Aswathy S. V. (2009-12), Gopika K. P. (2010-13) and Geethu G. K. (2010-13).

Creative writers with published works in new media: Jyothi Jagdeesh (2007-10), Shalini Harilal (2010-13)

Achievers in Inter-University/ regional/ national sports events and championships during 2009-2013: Reshma S., Monisha Nair, Neethu S.S., Anjana S. V. Sethulekshmi, Reshma Krishnan, Veena Vinod, Mubashira, Daya Sarath, Divya B. S.

Faculty Profile

The department of English has a well qualified and dedicated faculty. Five of the ten permanent members of the faculty are Ph. D holders of which two members are recognized as post doctoral fellows.The faculty research and publication profile of the department continues to be a dynamic one.

The permanent members of faculty in the department are:
SL No Name Designation
1 Dr. Sreedevi K. Nair Associate Professor, Head of the Department
2 Dr. S. Devika Associate Professor
3 Dr.Asha Krishnan Assistant Professor
4 Smt.Radhika R Assistant Professor
5 Smt.Amritha S Nair Assistant Professor
6 Smt.Aswathy A Assistant Professor
7 Smt.Asha Prabhakaran Assistant Professor
8 Smt.Lakshmi Menon Assistant Professor
9 Smt.Chithra Mohan

Assistant Professor
10 Smt.Parvathy G

Assistant Professor
11 Smt.Anila Chandran

Assistant Professor
12 Dr.Meera Rachel Selvaraj

Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Sreedevi K. Nair
    • Designation :Associate Professor

    • Qualifications : M.A., PhD

    • Email : devisat@asianetindia.com

    • Teaching Experience : 27 years of exp
    Achievements
    • No. of Seminars Attended : 50
    • No. of International Paper Published : 15
    • No. of National Paper Published : 20
    • No. of Regional Paper Published : 15
    • No. of Journals Published : 23
    • No. of Books Published : 7
    • Awards : International Translation Grant 2010
    • International Center for Writing & Translation (ICWT), University of California, Irvine
    • The Kerala State Lalita Kala Academy Award for the Best Translation of an Art Book, 2004.
    • Manorama – Air India Bolt Award for Excellence Outside the Field of Academics, 2004
    • Honours / Post – Doctoral Fellowships : Post- doctoral Research Award, University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
    • Post- doctoral Fellowship, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.
    • Senior Fellowship, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.
    • Academic Associateship, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
    • Major & Minor Research Fellowships, University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
    • Group Study Exchange Fellowship to U.S.A,Rotary International.
    • International Scholar -in- Residence, Center for Women’s Studies, Wakeforest University, North Carolina, U.S.A.
    • International Visiting Scholar, Center for Research in Women’s Studies and Gender Relations, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
    • Invited Speaker for the International Seminar on ‘Staging Translated Plays: Adaptation, Translation and Multimediality’ University of East Anglia, 28 June -1 July 2007.
    • 2011 Associate, Nida School of Translation Studies, San Pellegrino Institute, Misano adriatica, Italy
    • Chief Editor, Sahitya Akademi Major Project ‘Indian Discourse on Translation’.
    • Execuitve Board Member , Margi
    • Projects : Indian Discourse on Translation ( Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi)UGC Major Research Project: Women Writers of Kerala
    • Areas of Interest : Translation Studies
    • Areas of Interest : Women’s Studies
  • Smt. S. Devika
    Achievements
    • No. of Seminars Attended : 5
    • No. of International Paper Published : 4
    • No. of National Paper Published : 4
    • No. of Journals Published : 21