Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women, Coimbatore

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Department of English


The Department of English was started in 1957 offering General English at the Undergraduate level. Branch XII English Literature was introduced in 1996 with a thrust on formal, historical, and cultural contexts of English Literature. The Department offers UG, PG, M.Phil and Ph.D programmes. Taking into account the enormous importance given to communication skills in todays times: choice based papers- Communication Skills and English for Career Advancement are offered in the UG and PG level respectively.

Courses Offered :

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

Activities :

=> The English Association organizes workshops, seminars, guest lectures and competitions from time to time to help the students to tune themselves to the latest developments in the field of English Literature.
=> The staff members of the department contribute their expertise to other colleges and universities as members of Board of Studies, Staff Selection Committee, Question Paper Setters and Examiners.
=> In-charge of the University Newsletter and "New Horizons"- the University Magazine
=> Under NSS and CSS which are curriculum-integrated programmes, several need based programmes on sensitizing the community regarding social evils, welfare of women and children, social and legal rights, voters rights and responsibilities, coaching classes for school children and drop-outs, free medical check-ups, and health and nutrition education are conducted with the help of a programme officer and an assistant programme officer.


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