The department initiates Curricular and co-curricular activities periodically to tap out the latent potentials of the students. Such events enable the students to develop communicative competence enhancing their confidence, to obtain professional excellence, their creative skills, event management skills and team management skills.
Various academic workshops and conferences are conducted periodically to equip them and train them to have ingenuity and achieve excellence in academics and inspire them towards research All new faculty attended orientation programs. Faculty members attended training programs organized by KITS.
Name of the Programme Period   Details  
From To Name of the resource persons Title of the topic / lecture delivered No. of Participants
Faculty Empowerment Programme’ 26h Sep 2011 I point Faculty Training 10
 Research Workshop 19-09-2011 Dr.Thirumalai Research Avenues 40
Teacher Support Program 10th July 2012 BEC, Cambridge Training 14
Teacher Support Program 15th Nov. 2012 BEC, Cambridge Training 14
Teacher Support Program 21 and 22nd June 2013 BEC, Cambridge Training 14
Coordination Program 21st Jan 2014 BEC, Cambridge Orientation 11
Coordination Program 12th Nov 2014 BEC, Cambridge Orientation 11
Orientation 1ST April 2015 Pearson English Orientation 11
Coordination Program 3rd May 2017 BEC, Cambridge Orientation 15
 4th May, 2017 15
Teacher Support Programme 18th Sep 2017 to 19th Sep. 2017 BEC, Cambridge Training 40
FDP CONDUCTED BY OTHER INSITUTIONS:
Number of Faculty Name of the programme Institution Year
2 Faculty development programme  Organized by American University of India (AUI), Kodaikanal 21.11.13 and 22.11.13
Seminars / conferences / workshops organized
Name of the Seminar/workshop Date Resource persons
International Seminar on Chomsky’s Contibution to Language Stusies 17-10-2011 Dr.George Bedell, UK
Training cum Workshop on assessing Communicative competence of Learners 29-30 October 2012 Dr.Balakumar, Head,National Testing Service India, CIIL, Mysore
National level seminar-cum-workshop on “Recent Advances in ELT” 25.10.13 Dr.RajniBadlani, Chief Advisor, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi
Naional level seminar on the World of Canadian Literature Themes, Trends and Techniques 24. 09.2014 Dr. Om P.Juneja President, International Council for Canadian Sudies, Ottawa
29th IACS International Conference on Canadian Studies: Theory and Practice 27-29th January 2016 Dr. Gopa Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Kerala, Dr. Om P.Juneja President, International Council for Canadian Sudies, Ottawa Dr.Yan Gong, Beijing University, China, Dr.Brendabeck, University of Toronto, Dr. Ramabai, University of Toronto
Intercollegiate Conference and seminar on Empowered and Marginalised Women in Media and Literature 12th March 2016 Dr.Koteswari, Associate Professor, Head, Mercy College, Kerala
One Day National Conference on Women as Sculptors & Architects: A Call for Change 17th March, 2017 Dr.Kadambari, (Rtd) Adjunct Professor and Head of Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Youth Development, Chennai
 Development programmes conducted by the Department for students
S.No. Name of the Programme Names of External Experts Date Duration
1 Lexical Semantics Dr.Umarani Pappusamy 09-01-2015 Half a day
2 ELT WORKSHOP Dr.Krishnaswamy 24-03-2015 Half a day
3 Eco critical Studies Dr.Suresh Frederick 12-01-2015 2 hours
4 American Literature and literary theories Dr.Stanely Mohan 26-03-2015 2 hours
5. Feminism and Indian Women writers Dr.Pravin Joshi 12-12-2014 2 hours
6. Post Doctoral Fellowship and Innovative Research methods and Recent Trends in American Literature Dr.Ravichandran Fullbright Awardee, IIT Kanpur 17-12-2015 Half a day
7 Effective Research and Quality Publication Dr.Nageswari, VIT University, Vellore 26-02-2016 Half a day
Highlight of the participation of students and faculty in extension activities.  All the staff members are either programme coordinators or programme officers of DECE clubs and the students work in any of the clubs or in extension activities. Students have to be a part of these extension activities to score non – academic activities. Clubs in KITS are Journalism Club, Karunya Arts and Literary Association (KALA), Nature Club and Advanced Leadership Club are some of the clubs in which the staff and students are involved. a)Conducted and co-ordinated an FDP for All Indian Association for Christian Higher Education b) Extension activity conducted to EMS School students- SARANG on 13-09-2013
  1.  c) Outreach to the Old age Home, SEESHA. 05-09-2014
  2. d) An Orientation Program on Environmental Protection and Awareness was conducted on
4-05-2015 e)A program was conducted on ‘ Women Empowerment’ on 9th March 2015 Life and Literature event
A new initiative to integrate literature in the leaning process is done by a literature enactment on stage which enhances their confidence and competency in their professional skills and integrates work with values. Details of “beyond syllabus scholarly activities” of the department.
  • BEC Training offered to Staff and students;
  • Literary Events – Quiz and debate
  • Mindkraft competitions
  • Department Associaion”PEARL” Inaguration was held on11-09-2013
  • Valedictory function of the association was conducted on 25-03-2014
  • Through PEPSAK Association Literary contest on Dramatics was conducted during 25-09-2014 to 30-09-2014
  • National level Literary competition cum workshop for Literature students was conducted on 5-03-2015 to 6-03-2015
  • Visit to EFL University Library, Hyderabad during 16h -18th August 2014
  • English Language Skill Assessment of EMS School Teachers on 11h Sep.2014
  • Mindkraft 2016: Dramatics competitions, English dept. Stall with tableaus of Cindrella, Dr.Faustus, Midsummers Nights Dream Scenes and the Globe Theatre and Collesium models.
CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE Best Cambridge Centre of the year award for academic support for 2014 and 2015  Students were trained for Cambridge English BEC (VANTAGE) exam and 370 students were qualified in 2014. This certificate helps students to be placed.