Alagappa University, Karaikudi

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Department of English and Foreign Languages


The Department of English and Foreign Languages was established in May 2005 .Within a very short period of its establishment, it has been serving the five-fold objectives of Higher Education "PEARL"(Pedagogy, Extension, Application, Research and Learning).

The Department offers Post-Graduate, Post-Master’s and Doctoral Research Programmes so as to cater to the needs of the students belonging to Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram Districts and other places all over India. It also offers Certificate course in French. Further, the Department has opened fresh avenues for developing command over language skills through a well equipped Language Laboratory. This Department has attracted students from China, which is a matter of pride indeed.

Courses Offered :

=> M.A English
=> M.Phil English
=> Ph.D English

Research Activities :

Twelve Scholars are currently pursuing their Doctoral Research in English, of which eight are full-time Scholars and four Scholars are part-timers. There are 28 M.Phil Scholars who carry out research as a part of curricular requirement.

Salient Features of the Department :

=> The profiles of Faculty Members are rich with publications. Project execution experience of the faculty has been leading to good research output in the form of M.Phil dissertations / Ph.D theses, and dissemination activities like article writing and seminar paper readings.
=> Remedial teaching offered to slow learners.
=> Special Coaching Classes are arranged periodically for the benefit of rural students.
=> Inter-Disciplinary Electives are offered. (English for Mass Media, Business, Communication, Office Automation and Essentials
of Educational Psychology)
=> Philosophical, Psychological & Sociological Foundations of Education has been included as one of the courses.
=> Opportunities are provided to acquire fellowships and grants from different funding agencies.
=> Through DEEP Club, the Department conducts classes for improving communication skills of the students of all departments.
=> Special coaching classes are organized for SLET / NET exams.
=> Students sharpen their listening and speaking skills through conventional and computerized language laboratory.
=> Department library is equipped with latest reference books & journals.
=> Final year students get placed in established educational institutions through placement cell.
=> Eminent professors and erudite scholars from various universities deliver special lectures periodically.

Department of English & Foreign Languages,
Alagappa University,
Karaikudi – 630 003,
Tamil Nadu,

Phone No.: 9442282517

E-mail : [email protected]


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