• Holy Cross Home Science College
    ThoothukudiAffiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. Re-Accredited with 'B' Grade By NAAC
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  Department Highlights

  Oracle Literary Club

   To develop and hone the literary skills of the students, Oracle Literary club inspires the students to develop a taste for literature and also works in the direction of educating their spoken and written language. Our main objective is to provide a platform to promote creativity. Oracle Literary Club encourages the students to participate in various related activities to bring out their literary and creative talent. The students enthusiastically participate in activities and their participation will help them to hove their creativity as well as their speaking and presentation skills. The club has initiated competitions in extempore, essay writing, creative writing, poetry writing, debate, elocution, skit, quiz, competition on power point presentation, paper presentation competition and reading to enhance the speech and oratorical skills. The club aims at improving and accomplishing literary ideas and thoughts. The publication of department annual magazine is in the process. The following are the activities of the Club:

  • Guest Lectures
  • Literary Expo
  • Literary Regalia
  • Quiz Competitions
  • Paper Presentation with Power Point
  • Photo Contest
  • National/International seminar
  • Library Visit
  • Creating Newspaper Contest
  • Assuming the role of the teacher
  • Intercollegiate Literary Competitions

  •   Awards & Achievements

        Best Department Award in our college for the year 2016 -2017

    Title of the Book Edited by Name of the Publisher ISBN Number
    Ecological Consideration in Feminist Perspectives Dr. Sr. Mary Hilda, Principal, Mrs. B. Angeline Priya, HOD, Department of English & Ms. A. Leela Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Holy Cross Home Science College, Thoothukudi. Dr. S. Balakrishnan, Executive Director, VERGAL Educational Trust, VERGAL Publications, Madurai. 978-93-85109-59-1

      National Seminar Organized

    Date Level Topic Beneficiaries
    05. 02. 2016 National Ecological Consideration in Feminist Perspectives No. of colleges: 10 No. of staff: 30 No. of students: 270 No. of scholars: 15


      Paper Publication of Staff in 2016 - 2017:

    Journal Name Title of The Paper Author& Designation Details
    P.G and Research Department of English, V.O.C College, Thoothukudi Quest For Identity in BharathiMuukherjee’s The Tiger’s Daughter Mrs. I.AngelinePriya, Assistant Professor & Head 1st Edition, ISBN: 978-81-928385-0-2
    ROOTS Publications Ecological Considerations in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide ISBN: 978-93-85109-59-1
    ROOTS International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches (Impact Factor:0811) A Most Distinctive Voice of Amitav Ghosh Vol : 8 Special Issue 4, ISSN: 2349-8684
    BODHI International Journal of Research in humanities, Arts and Science Amitav Ghosh – A Post Colonial Narrator Vol I, Special Issue, ISSN 2456 - 5571, Impact factor - 1.014
    ROOTS International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches The Power Struggle between Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Gabriel Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude Ms. A. Leela Thomas, Assistant Professor Vol.2, Special issue 4, ISSN: 2349-8684
    ROOTS International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches Estrangement and Dislocation of the protagonist Elvis Oke in Chris Abani’s Grace Land Vol.2, Special issue 2, ISSN: 2349-8684
    ROOTS Publications Presence of Eco-consciousness in JhumpaLahiri’s The Lowland ISBN: 978-93-85109-59-1
    ROOTS International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches (Impact Factor:0811) Myths Retold from a Feministic View in Gita Hariharan’s ‘The Thousand Faces of Night’ Vol : 3 Special Issue 2, ISSN: 2349-8684
    ROOTS International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches A Study of Gita Mehta’s A River Sutra as a Mirror of Modern India St. Charles College of Education, Madurai
    International Conference on English Language, Literature and Education Political Difference and Marginalization of Jews in Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America St. Charles College of Education, Madurai
    ROOTS- International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches Frederick Douglass’ Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass and Solomon Northup Twelve Years A Slave as slave narratives Ms. V. ArockyaSabiPriyanka, Assistant Professor Vol:3,Special Issue:4, ISSN:2349-8684, Impact Factor 0.811
    ROOTS- International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches Feminism : A Bird’s Eye View Ms. P. Vasanthi, Assistant Professor Vol:3,Special Issue:4, ISSN:2349-8684, Impact Factor 0.811
    ROOTS- International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches The Odyssey of Human Existence: A Reading of Jack Kerouac’s Oeuvre Mrs. Mary Bridget Rohini Fernando, Assistant Professor St. Charles College, Madurai
    ROOTS- International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researches Diasporic View of Michael Gilkes’s Son of Guyana Mrs. Pushpa Angeline Nivedha, Assistant Professor Vol:4, Special Issue:12, ISSN-2349-8684,Impact factor: 3.487


     Participation of Staff in Seminars/Workshop

    Year State National Inter National Workshop
    2016-2017 - 2 2 1
    2016-2017 - 2 2 1
    2017-2018 - 1 5 -

     Students Book Publications

    International Conferences : 39
    National Conferences : 25
    Conferences attended : 87
    Paper Presented : 41

     Participation of Students in Seminars/Workshop/Paper Publication

    Year State Level National Level Inter National Level Workshop Paper Publication
    2016-2017 - 17 19 - -
    2017-2018 - - 49 - -

     Best Practices

    • Encouraging the students to present and publish papers in National & International Seminars.
    • Conducting various competitions and motivating them to explore their talents inside and outside the college.
    • Guiding them to do dissertation apart from their curriculum aspects in order to develop their research activities.
    • Mentoring the wards by each staff to share their problems and find peace in their heart.
    • Developing their communicative skills through various activities.

     Student Support Services

       Department of English offers various programmes to other departments

  • Bridge Course
  • Spoken English Course
  • Communicative Skill Development Programme
  • Voice to the Voiceless

  •  Bridge Course

       The Bridge Course is aimed to act as a platform for the new entrants, with an objective to provide adequate time for the transition to gain confidence in the foundation of English. Syllabus for the Bridge Course is designed with a mixed set of activities during the class. The students will be asked to write their feedback before bridge course in order to evaluate the students feeling and to know their expectation on Bridge Course. The Preliminary exam is conducted in order to know the Freshers’ competence in English Language. Based on the result of the Preliminary Exam, the students are divided into below average and above average. Thestaff prepare Power Point presentations and videos for their concerned topics and the students are much inspired by this course.

     Spoken English Course

       Spoken EnglishCoursehelp students to enhance their linguistic abilities and their communication thereby they become good public speakers.Learning Spoken English opens a number of opportunities for the students.Department of English offers Spoken English Course for the students of other department and shapes their career by enhancing their speaking skills.The classes are scheduled to be conducted from Monday to Wednesday in a week.

     Communicative Skill Development Programme

       Communication skills are essential for the successful future career of a student. In today’s competitive world, communication skills in all fields are the most sought after quality of an educated person.Expressive skills and managing skills are also important for a student to develop communication skills in relationships. Listening skills are also an important skill that should be taught to a student. Students should be taught as how to give undivided attention to a person with whom a conversation is taking place. To heighten students’ communication skills, weekly two days, Department of English organized Communicative Skill DevelopmentProgramme” for all III UG and II PG students on all Thursdays and Fridays.Syllabus is based on communication skills – creating resume, soft skills, group discussion, public speaking, introducing oneself, introducing others, making conversations to a given situations and mock interview.

     Voice to the Voiceless

       In the wake of growing importance to communication skills and spoken English, the Department of English first launched English as medium of teaching in selected best performing schools to provide Spoken English to children from pre-primary level. Accordingly, the Department of English launched ‘Voice to the Voiceless' programme and selected St. Charles School, Thoothukudi to teach Spoken English. We organized Orientation Programme for the school students. Students of I MA English Literature entertained the students with various programmes. Incidentally, there was good response to learn Spoken English at St. Charles School. Students of III B.A English Literature were instructed to prepare educational material under the guidance of the staff members of the Department of English. We are confident that the students would outshine with this spoken English programme and emerge victorious in their career.

    Date Year Place Activity
    08. 08. 2016 – 26.08. 2016 2016 – 2017 St. Charles School, Thoothukudi Spoken English
    28. 07. 2017 –21. 08. 2017 2017 - 2018 St. Charles School, Thoothukudi Spoken English


    • To launch English Literary Magazine
    • To indulge more in research activity presenting and publishing more research oriented papers
    • To register for Ph.D and completion of it.