THE CHOICE: COURSE AND CAREER WEBINAR
Our Department conducted a Course and Career Webinar titled “The Choice” in association with the Dean of Academics on 30th of June 2021. The webinar aimed at elaborating upon the UG Programme in English Language and Literature and enumerating various career options after becoming a graduate or post graduate in English Language and Literature. Ms. Anila Treesa K J, faculty of the Postgraduate Department of St. Paul’s College was the spokesperson. Students, Teachers and Parents from various institutions participated along with our students.
1. MEET THE ENTREPRENEUR: DOODLE WORKSHOP
The Postgraduate Department of English, St. Paul’s College, in association with IEDC and training and Development conducted an online workshop on Doodle Art. The session was led by Ms. Annu Jose, a successful entrepreneur and founder of Kythe.studio and Kythe.jewellery. A total of 161 entries were received. The resource person also shared her experiences and tips on how to be a successful entrepreneur. The faculty coordinator of the workshop was Ms. Ann Mary K Antony and the student coordinators were Ms. Sangitha S and Mr. SidharthSunilkumar of I MA English.The budding entrepreneurs of the department and other institutions received various inputs on improving their entrepreneurial skills and ventures and were also able to learn several innovative techniques in doodle art
World Environment Day Competitions
In connection with the World Environment Day, the Postgraduate Department of English, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery organised a Photography and Digital Poster Making Contest. The themes for Photography and Digital poster making contests were, Nature at its Best and Ecosystem Restoration. 17 students from various departments participated in the photography contest and 8 students for the poster making contest. The winners were as follow:
1st Position – Gabriela
2nd Position – Devika
3rd Position- Alan Thomas
In the digital Poster competition, following are the winners
1st- K. R Devika I MA English
2nd- Siyan Fathima MS- B.VOC Banking and Financial Services
3rd- Hajra Nazrin- BA Economics
Literature and Gender
On International Women’s Day (08/03/2021) a webinar was organized by the Post Graduate Department of English on the topic “Literature and Gender “. The resource person was Dr. Reena J Andrews, Former Head of the Department, St Paul’s College. The webinar commenced at 9 am via Google Meet. The webinar focused on the deconstructing some major writings and critical ideas of Indian Women Writers. An overall analysis and Question answer session was the highlight of the webinar. All together 94 students had participated in the webinar.
As a part of the Department Sports Club Activities, a friendly cricket match between UG and PG students of the postgraduate department of English, titled Crickheroes 2021 was held on 23th of March 2021. The event started by 2pm with a silent prayer followed by the welcome speech of Fr. Xavier Sebastian Padiyaramparambil,the Vice Principal cum HOD of the Post Graduate English Department. The audience were addressed by Dr. Rajesh Mon V. G, the HOD of the Physics Department and the Cricket Club Coordinator of our college.
It was followed by the official inauguration of Crickheroes by the Associate Manager of our college, Fr. Joseph Antony Palliparambil. Fr. Joseph carried out the inaugural batting for which Dr. Rajesmin bowled. Fr.Xavier Sebastian tossed the coin. The BA English team headed by Sunny Francis of III BA won the toss and chose to bat and the PG team headed by Alan T Thomas of I MA were assigned for bowling. Six overs were assigned for each team. The play extended for an hour. The players of UG scored 4 wickets and 52 runs in six overs while PG won the match in 53 runs in 3 overs. The players of PG won the match. Libin James of II MA was announced as the Man of the Match. Ms Anila Treesa K J was the Faculty coordinator and Alan T Thomas of I MA and Sunny Francis of III BA were the Student Coordinators.
INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHOD: BATTLE OF MINDS
A debate was conducted on the topic Gender Equality on 19th of March 2021. It was carried out as a part of the third semester paper EN010304 Literature and Gender. The students were divided into two groups of 15 students each. AnuvindhaShaji was the moderator of the debate. Ms. Ann Mary K Antony was the Faculty coordinator.
- It helped in improving their critical thinking and analysing capacity.
- They became more aware of the Gender bias existing even in the so called developed and educated modern world.
- 3.It helped in enhancing the Listening and Speaking Skills of the Students.
Students of I MA English were taken outdoor for their Literary Criticism paper. A total of 20 students present and the topic of discussion was Interpretation. Students pointed out their views on interpretation of a text. Most of them preferred a reader centered interpretation over an author centered one.
To be or not to be
To be or not to be, a mind mapping session was organized for III BA English students on 12/03/2021. The topic of the session was Feminism and its waves. Students took turn to come up with various features and characteristics of the waves.
INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHOD: ON TO THE STAGE
As a part of the Paper EN010102: Literature of the English Renaissance, the students of first year PG were asked to enact prominent parts of various Shakespearean Plays. Sidharth Sunilkumar was appointed as the Director of the entire event; Archit T Niranj was the choreographer and script writer. Both of them together assigned various roles for their classmates. There was a brief discussion, after the role play of each part. Students found it really amusing and effective. Mr. Sam Thomas K X and Ms. Anila Treesa K J were the faculty coordinators.
INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHOD: BUDDY TEACHING
As a Part of Innovative Teaching the Postgraduate Students of our Department were asked to take class for the first year UG students. Archit T Niranj, Naeema Jaleel and Akhil Philip of I MA were selected to talk about the Author, Themes and Plot of the Novella “The Old Man and the Sea” respectively. Other students of I MA were also there to attend the session as well as to support their juniors and peers. The assigned students took the class in an interactive and effective manner. The entire session which begun at 9.30 am was concluded at 11 am. Annet Xavier and Chandhana Sagar shared their feedbacks which boosted the I MA students. Sr. Lucy delivered the Vote of Thanks. Ms. Anila Treesa K J and Sr. Lucy Yesudas were the faculty coordinators of this programme.
NEA ARCHI: ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
The postgraduate Department organized a warm welcome programme for the first year students entitled as Nea Archi on 02/02/2021. The postgraduate Department organized a warm welcome programme for the first year students entitled as Nea Archi. The programme aimed at giving an orientation for the first years students about the curriculum, college, various clubs in our department and other co curricular activities in our department. Our Head of the Department Fr. Xavier Sebastian Padiyaramparambil delivered the introductory speech after the prayer, which was followed by the self introduction of the Department Faculty. Later the 2nd year degree students carried out various icebreaking activities and cultural programmes for the first years. Sr.Lucy delivered the vote of thanks.
INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHOD: INTO THE WOODS
As a part of Environmental Studies the III BA students were asked to visit an ecosystem/natural resource/landscape. They were also asked to make a detailed report of it within a month. The students 44 students of III BA take it as a great opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty along with their friends or individually. They went for one day trips and came up with excellent reports. The faculty coordinator of Into the Woods was Sr. Lucy Yesudas.
INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHOD: EUREKA
Eureka is an innovative teaching method carried out in our department which enhances the research skills of the students. On January 4th 2021 the newly joined PG Students were taken to the college library inorder to introduce to them the Pauline hub of knowledge, especially the literature section in our library. There they were given a brief session on the importance of using library being a PG student and also a brief outline of Research Methodology (MLA Format). After that they were given assigned to do a mini research upon the history of English Literature referring various books and articles. The students submitted their research article via email by the end of January. The faculty coordinator of this initiative was Ms. Anila Treesa K J.
Department Association, PEN Inauguration
Date : 16/12/2020
Report: the Department Association PEN: Pauline English Nexus organised a set of competitions as part of the Christmas celebrations at the Department level. The competitions include Handmade card making, Selfie with Santa and Creo: Christmas Decor from Scrap.
Department Association, PEN Inauguration
Date of the Programme: 06/08/2020
Report: The Department organized poetry recitation competition to commemorate the Hiroshima Day. This event marked the virtual inauguration of the Department Association PEN: Pauline English Nexus by eminent writer Abijith Radhakrishna, Assistant Professor at Naipunnya College, Cherthala. 98 students from UG and PG tookpart in the event.
Department Association, PEN Inauguration
Date of the Programme: 05/09/2020
Report: On the 5th of September 2020, the Department Association PEN: Pauline English Nexu organised a poetry writing competition to commemorate Teacher’s Day. 18 students from UG and PG took part in the event.
WEBINAR: ‘From Elizabethan Age to Edward Said : An Eclectic Overview’
Date: 16/07/2020 to 18/07/2020
Report: A Webinar Series titled ‘From Elizabethan Age to Edward Said : An Eclectic Overview’ was organised by the Postgraduate Department of English from the 16th to 18th of July 2020. 274 participants including students, researchers and teaching faculty across the world took part in the webinar series.
Date of the Programme: 18/02/2020
Report: The Post Graduate Department of English mothered PEGASUS in 2017, and was reignited for the third time on 18th of February 2020. The Inter Departmental Cultural Fest once again opened the channel of arts and culture. Students showed exuberance in literary, dramatic, artistic and other areas.
FILM REVIEW OMPETITION
Date of the Programme: 26/07/2019
Report: The Film Review Competition was held on 26th of July, 2019 with an objective to enhance students’ critical and analyzing skills. The film to be reviewed was “Amrutham Gamaya” directed by Hariharan. It comes under the genre of Drama Film. 51 students participated in the competition.
BITE O’ SALAD (Food Festival)
Date of the Programme: 29/01/2019
Report: Bite O’ Salad was an innovative Salad Festival organized by the Post Graduate Department of English on 29th of January 2019. The Fest was inaugurated by Our Associate Manger Fr. Joseph Palliparambil, the event was embellished by the presence of our beloved Principal Dr. Shobana Michael and other faculty members. The fest was a platform for the students to try and succeed in making unique salad combinations.
LITERARY QUIZ (Indian Writing in English)
Date of the Programme: 28/01/2019
Report: As a tribute to Indian English Literature, the Post Graduate Department of English Conducted a Literary Quiz on 28th of January 2019. The quiz was an evidence for the interest of students in the learning and discussion on the Contributions of the National Writers and Translators to the literary realm of the Global Language. They were found interested in the Diasporic writers also. A team of two represented each class, and the winners were the third year BA English students.
Date of the Programme: 14/12/2018
Report: The Inter Departmental Cultural Fest organized by the Post Graduate Department of English was conducted for the second time on 14th of December 2018. 76 students from various departments participated in various events and displayed their talents.
Date of the Programme: 14/12/2017
Report: The Inter Departmental Cultural Fest mothered by the Post Graduate Department of English – PEGASUS 2017 was conducted on 14th of December 2017. It was a great opportunity for the students t exhibit their various talents and skills.
YUMMY TUMMY (Food Festival)
Date of the Programme: 01/11/2017
Report: A food fest titled “Yummy Tummy” was organized by the Post Graduate Department of English on 1st of November 2017. Our Manager Fr. Felix Chackalackal inaugurated the programme in the presence of our beloved Principal Dr. V J Peter and many of the venerable members of the staff. It was an effective platform to display the cooking skills of the students which stimulated the taste buds of many.