An Autonomous Institution affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University (AISHE ID: C-36540)

Department Of English



The Department of English, The Madura College, is as old as the College itself. It has had academic luminaries as teachers. At present, it is a recognized research department of the Madurai Kamaraj University leading to doctoral programmes. The department offers papers on Indian Writing in English, British Literature, English Language Teaching and a host of other subjects at the PG and UG level. It is a prestigious department and much sought after by students in the region. Several Seminars funded by UGC have also been conducted by the department at the National level. The Department of English consists of eminent academicians who have published at the National and International level.


To produce disciplined and committed students through quality education and research enabling themselves to be professionally equipped and socially upright citizens in this modern digital world.


  • To help the students develop literary sensibility, critical thinking, and an acute penetrating and understanding of literary history, literary criticism and a wide range of literary texts in prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama.
  • To articulate clear questions and ideas in class discussion; listen thoughtfully and respectfully to other's ideas.
    • To provide practice in writing a variety of genres as a process of intellectual inquiry, creative expression and ultimately to become more effective thinkers and communicators who are well equipped for a variety of careers in our information intensive society.


Name of Programme Year of Affiliation
B.A. (SF) 2012
M.A. (Aided) 1988
Ph.D. (Aided) 2023



Delphi English Club-An Inter Departmental Endeavour. The Club was started on 15th December 2017 to fulfil the needs of the literary enthusiasts at The Madura College. The initiative was taken by the Department of English with a view to sharpen the knowledge of students and provide them opportunities for a wider intellectual exposure.


The Delphi English Club of The Madura College organized and conducted various competitions like Quiz, Pencil Drawing, Verse writing, As You Like It, News Reading, Book review, Poetry recitation, story writing, Theatre model exhibition, short film and enacting play for the students of English department.

Name of the club: BENZAITEN (SF STREAM)


  • To inculcate among students a love for language and enhance their literary skills.
  • To encourage students become orators to display their intellectual and independent thinking skills and imbibe a sense of confidence.
  • To improve and develop the four major English skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
  • To provide a place for language learners to use English in a casual setting.
  • To help to gain invaluable leadership as well as life skills.


(Brief the activities being carried out under the club in general)

  • Inauguration- 06.12.2021
  • Club Activities - Literary quiz, literary parade, enacting the Shakespearean plays, role plays, play narration, poem recitation – 04.12.2022
  • Literary Club Activities – 28.02.2023
    • Rangoli – Literary Figures
    • Poetry Recitation – Sonnet (Genre)
      1. Nature
      2. My Childhood Days
    • Paper Presentation
      1. Gender roles in literature
      2. Good versus Bad in Shakespeare's work
    • Literary Festive – 03.03.2023


  • To upgrade the department as a premier research department.
  • To conduct more qualitative seminars/ workshops for the students and teachers.