our vision

To achieve economic and social equity for women and through them strengthen the Nation to usher in an egalitarian society.

To become a globally recognised Women's University.

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To sensitize young women to their rights and place in society through advancement and application of relevant knowledge.

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The College will abide by all the regulations of the UGC which are enforced from time to time.

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Aided English Department student Achievemnts

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

STUDENT ACHEIVEMENTS

The literary events of the Post Graduate and Research Department of English for the year 2015-16 commenced with the Oratorical and Essay Competition on 11th July 2015 to commemorate the Founder’s Day. N. J. Subhashruthi of B.Com (Honours) Department won the oratorical competition and delivered her speech on the topic Empowerment of Women-Vision of a Legend held on Founder’s Day. Varshini Venkatesh of II B.com (Aided) Department won the essay competition written on the topic Enlightenment and Empowerment- A visionary’s Dream.

The Department’s Literary Association, Athena’15-16 which was conducted on 12th and 13th of January 2016, with the theme, ‘Tribal Literature’. The programme was inaugurated by Mr. M. D. Muthukumaraswamy, Director of National Folklore Support Centre (NFSC) who delivered the inaugural speech. Students from over twenty colleges in and around Chennai actively participated in the events and competitions held. The highlights of Day One were a tribal presentation by the students that revealed the theme of the event, a highly competitive annual inter-class Creative Interpretation and Dramatics. Day Two began with Debate and Quiz held simultaneously at two different venues within the college campus, followed by Act-a-Thorn, Poetry Slam, Stress Interview and Connexions. B.A. English (Aided) secured the first place in Dramatics and B.A ECS (Self-Supporting) got the first place in Creative Interpretation. We also had the pleasure of some eminent personalities such as, Mrs. Aarabi Veeraraghavan, Mr. Sudharasan, VJ Rio Raj, Mr. Gopalan, Mr.Curt, Mr. Prem Sankhar, Mr. Harikumar to judge our famous events as mentioned as above.

On Feburary 17th 2016, an inter-class quiz competition was conducted by the English Department in which Sanjana Ganesh and Aasifa Rahamath of IIIB.A. English (Aided) and Shruthi and Swetha of II B.A. ECS (Self-Supporting) secured the first place.

The Professor Tmt. Sita Udupa Endowment lecture was held on 16th March 2016. Dr. B.C. Archana Kalyani,I.F.S., Director of Tribal Welfare, Tamil Nadu, delivered the Endowment lecture on ‘The importance of Tribal welfare to preserve the Ecological welfare’ and released the annual edition of the students’ magazine ‘Scrambler’.

Book club of Ethiraj College which was inaugurated on 19th August 2015 followed by periodical meetings and lectures given by professors of the English department to fine tune the strategies on reading. Book club members also actively participated and co-ordinated various events at the Chennai Literary Festival.

The Department of English in collaboration with the Chennai Literary Association had organized two workshops at the regional level on “Tribal Literature” and “Copy Editing” on the 18th February, 2016. Dr.Prabhu, Assistant Professor of English, Thiruthani Government Arts College, Ms. Nallini, Director of Emerald Publishers and Ms.Soumi Sinha Ray, Copy Editor, were the resource persons for the workshops. The workshops were a grand success with more than 150 participants from the city colleges.

The valedictory of Chennai Literary Festival was held in Ethiraj College on the 19th February 2016. The chief guests of the event Mr.V.M.Muralidharan, Chairman, Ethiraj College Trust and Dr. Mariazeena Johnson, MD, Sathyabama University had felicitated the prize winners of various events conducted in connection with the three day CLF 16 third edition.

C.Chandhani of III B.A. English is proceeding to Concordia University in August to complete her degree as part of the American Transfer Programme.