ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department started functioning in the academic year 1981-82. BA English Language and Literature course was started in 1993. The Complementary courses offered are (i) History of English Literature (ii) Political science. The department offers an Open Course in Communicative application in English (1551.1)

Faculty

Prof. Madhu T. R (Associate Professor & HOD)
Name Prof. Madhu T. R
Designation Associate Professor & HOD
Qualification Summary MA, M.Phil
M.Phil MacLeigh’s Job, A study of J.B. Sardar Patel Univeristy, 1989
M.A English Language and Literature. Dr. H S Gour Viswavidyalaya Sagar, 1987
Employment History
  • Joined on 19.10.1992 as Lecturer at NSS College, Nemmara, served in NSS College, Pandalam and MMNSS College, Kottiyam.
Research Interests
  • Fiction
Administrative responsibilities
  • Served as PTA secretary, Chief Superintendent of University Examinations, Administrative Convener of College staff Co-operative society
Academic Positions
  • UGC Convener, Film club coordinator
Dr. Kishore Ram (Assistant Professor)
Name Dr. Kishore Ram
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary M.A., B.Ed , PhD
PhD English University of Kerala, 2007
B.Ed English University of Kerala, 1997
M.A English University of Kerala, 1994
Employment History
  • NSS College, Nemmara (Oct 2004 – May 2010)
  • NSS College, Pandalam (June 2010 – May 2012)
  • MMNSS College, Kottiyam (June 2012- till date )
Title: Subversion as Narrative Mode in the Major Novels of Joseph Heller
Research Publications
  • “Changed Times Changing Voices: Contemporary Malayalam Poetry” in Malayalam Literary Survey (English) published by Kerala Sahitya Academy in the year 2009.
  • “O.V. Vijayan’s Thalamurakal : Social Discrimination and the Quest for Identity.” In Malayalam Literary Survey (English) published by Kerala Sahitya Academy in the year 2010
  • “Postmodernism of Joseph Heller” Published in TELES. ISBN: 9789381423004 Published by Muslim Arts College, Thiruvithancode 2012
  • “Military as Surrogate Identity: John Gray’s Billy Bishop Goes to War and O.V. Vijayan’s Thalamurakal” in Encounter and Identity: Perspectives on Indo-Canadian Studies” Edited by Jacob George (Prestige Books , New Delhi, 2001) ISBN 81-7551-105-2
  • Postmodernism in English Literature Sonali Publishers New Delhi, 2011. ISBN : 81-7551-105-2
  • Understanding Joseph Heller’s Catch -22 Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany . ISBN 9783659298615
  • Indian Readings on Indian Writings in English Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany ISBN 9783659371257
Administrative responsibilities
  • Nodal Officer (Finance) RashtriyaUchatha Shikshan Abhyan (RUSA), 2014-
  • Coordinator , Career Guidance Centre, 2015
  • Coordinator, Scholar Support Programme , 2015
Academic Positions
  • Resource Person,Academic Staff College, Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Ph.D thesis examiner, Madurai Kamaraj Univeristy
  • Ph.D Course Work question setter , Calicut University
Awards & Honors
  • UGC Research Award 2016-18
  • Gold Medal from the University of Kerala for PhD 2007.
  • Research Grant from American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad (now OUCIP).
  • Member of the Royal Society of Literature, London. (2012-14)
  • Was among the 22 talented writers selected worldwide for the first ever UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA Creative Writing Workshop held at Kolkatta in the year 2013.
Meera K. G (Assistant Professor)
Name Meera K. G
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary MA, M.Phil, NET
PhD Doing University of Kerala
M.Phil English University of Kerala, 2011
M.A English University of Kerala, 2008
Employment History
  • NSS College, Nilamel (Dec 2010-May 2015)
  • MMNSS College, (June2015- till present)
Title: Life writing, Counter memory, Practices: Towards a Cultural History of Malabar(1900-1950)
Research Interests
  • Cultural studies, Women’s writing
Research Publications
  • 4 Papers
Administrative responsibilities
  • Coordinator –Walk with a Scholar Program 2016
  • Convener- Literary Club
  • Member-IQAC
  • Coordinator – Magazine Committee
Minor Project undertaken

Topic: The Praxis of enculturation in teaching learning materials: A critical thinking..

Duration: 2 years

Name of the funding agency: UGC

Total grant: Rs. 40,000/-

Status: Ongoing

Jayalakshmi J (Assistant Professor)
Name Jayalakshmi J
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary MA, B.Ed., NET
B.Ed English University of Kerala, 2008
M.A English Language and Literature University of Kerala, 2011
Employment History
  • MMNSS College, Kottiyam (Aug 2015-till date)
  • Amrita University (July 2013-July 2015)
Research Publications
  • English Activities Update, Vol. 4(2) and Vol. 5(1), 2014
Administrative responsibilities
  • Member, IQAC 2016
  • Member, Ethics Committee 2016
  • Coordinator, Music club 2016
  • Coordinator, Human rights cell
  • Internal mentor of SSP