With the appointment of Dr. S.P. Appasamy and Dr. T. Prabhakar Reddy as Professor and Reader respectively, the Department of English at the University of Madras was established in 1969 with the mandate to conduct inter-collegiate weekly lectures on certain topics besides guiding research. Prior to this, the Master's course in English was offered from the Madras Christian College and Presidency College with Prof. S. Ramaswamy occupying the post of Chief Professor at Presidency College.
=> M.A English
=> M.Phil English
=> P.G.Diploma in English Skills and Knowledge Management
=> P.G.Diploma in Technical Writing
=> Ph.D English
=> IACLALS Annual Conference on Teaching Post-Colonial Texts: Theory and Strategy February 2005
=> Memorial Seminar on Ted Hughes: A Poet and Laureate December 1998
=> Toward a Critical Biography in India March 1998 under India Studies Programme funded by ICSSR.
=> ELTAI Annual Conference of the English Language Teachers' Association of India, March 1998
=> National Seminar on Post - colonial Discourse with Special focus on Australia February 1997.
=> Regional Conference on Criticism and Theory for all Government College Teachers sponsored by the Directorate of Collegiate Education, 1996
=> TELL Seminar on Teaching English Language and Literature was conducted in collaboration with British Council, Chennai, 1991.
=> 39th All India English Teachers' Conference, December 1990.
=> T.S. Eliot Centenary Seminar in collaboration with British Council, Chennai in 1987.
=> 29th All India English Teachers' Conference in 1977
Equipment: Personal Computer, Printers, Xerox - cum- Printer machine, Video Camera, Video Mixture, Audio Mixture, Television, PA System With Microphones, DVD Player, Music System with CD and Cassette Player, Slide Projector, Set Lights with Dimmers, Scanner, Laptop Computer and DLP. LCD Projector, Air-Conditioners for maintenance of Performance Laboratory equipment.
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