Department Overview

The English language unlocks the doors to a world of opportunities in Literature and Communication. The Department of English and Languages is started with the objective of enhancing the communication skills and regenerating the lost literary values. The department offers Ph.D., M. Phil., 2 years M.A. in English Language and Literature and a five year Integrated B.A. - M.A. degree programme in English Language and Literature. A student can also exit with B.A. after successfully completing three years of the Integrated Programme. The programme is framed on the basis of equal priorities given to language and literature. The highlight of the programme includes specializations in contemporary areas like Cultural Studies, Applied Linguistics, English Language Teaching, Black Literature, Translation Studies and Post Colonial Literature. Although the specializations offered in the curriculum may differ in scope and emphasis, the focus of core courses is aimed at the development and enhancement of linguistic skills, research and critical abilities, required by the changing global employment scenario. The department envisages new approaches and methodologies in the process of teaching, training and guiding research. The department will constantly endeavour to introduce need-based and student-centered learning activities using the latest trends and techniques. The department functions with highly qualified, competent and well- trained faculty members who have expertise in their respective domains. We use modern pedagogical techniques to promote the students’ skills. The department also has a well equipped library with books, journals and interactive e-learning content. The main aim of the department is to equip its aspirants to attain their higher education without compromising quality and professionalism.


Faculty Details

Dr. K. Balakrishnan

Email: drbalakrishnan@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Professor and Research Guide (Chairman, Board of Studies in English Language and Literature).
Qualifications - Ph.D., M.Phil, M.A. English, M.A. Politics,
M.A. Linguistics, Diploma in Translation.
Areas of Interest - Literary Theory, Cultural Studies.
Experience - 36 years academic experience, including research.

Dr. Sreena K

Email: sreenak@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor (Sr. Gr.) and Research Guide.
Qualifications - Ph.D., M.A. (English), M.Phil.
Areas of Interest - Literary theory, Film Studies, Technical Communication.
Experience - 13 years academic experience, including 7 years in research. Presented papers in national and international conferences and published papers in referred national journals. (Also serving Department of Visual Media and Communication).

Dr. M. G. Priya

Email: mgpriya@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.), Research Guide.
Qualifications - Ph. D., M. A. (English), B. Ed. (English)
Areas of Interest: Indian Writing in English, Spiritual Literature, Poetry, Bhakti Literature, Linguistics.
Experience - 15 years teaching experience including 8 years research experience.

Dr. Sreenath Muraleedharan K

Email: sreenathmuraleedharan@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor (Sr. Gr.) and Research Guide (Member, Board of Studies in English Language and Literature).
Qualifications - Ph.D., M. A., B. Ed., M. Phil.
Areas of Interest - Comparative Literature, Travel Writing.
Experience - 12 years academic experience including 7 years research. Has national and international research publications.

Prof. C. S. Jayaraman

Email: jayaramancs@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Professor (Member, Board of Studies in English Language and Literature), Chairman (Board of Studies in Visual Communication and Fine Arts).
Qualifications - M. A. in English Language and Literature, Ph.D. (Honorary).
Areas of Interest - Visual Arts, English Literature, Dramatics, Music and Film Studies.
Experience - Retired Professor. 45 years of academic experience, including teaching History of Arts - Indian and Western, Theory of composition, screenplay Writing and Paintings. Presented papers in international conferences. Published books. (Also Serving in Department of Visual Media and Communication).

Dr. P. P. Vijayalakshmi

Email: ppvijayalakshmi@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Professor and Research Supervisor (Member, Board of Studies in English Language and Literature).
Qualifications - Ph. D., M. A., PGCTE (EFLU, Hyderabad).
Areas of Interest - Communicative English, Fine Arts and Media.
Experience - 45 years of teaching in Collegiate Education Service, including 15 years in research. (Also Serving in Department of Visual Media and Communication).

Dr. Sreelakshmi N

Email: sreelakshmi@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor and Research Guide.
Qualifications - Ph.D.(English), M.Phil., MA.
Areas of Interest - Women’s studies, Postcolonial Studies, Diaspora Studies, Film Studies.
Experience - 7 years experience in teaching and research. Presented papers in national and international conferences and published papers in referred journals.

Geetha R. Pai .

Email: geethar@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor.
Qualifications - M. A., B. Ed., M. Phil., (Pursuing PhD).
Areas of Interest - Indian Writing, Science Fiction, Deep Ecology.
Experience - 19 years experience in teaching.

Dr. A Karthika Unnithan

Email: @asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor.
Qualifications - Ph.D.(English Language and Literature), MA.
Areas of Interest - British and American literature, Climate fiction, Dark Tourism Studies,, Animal Studies, Disability studies and Masculinity studies..
Experience - Published papers in national and international journals and presented papedrs in conferences.

Devi K.

Email: devik@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor.
Qualifications - M. Phil, M A, B. Ed, (Pursuing PhD).
Areas of Interest - Women’s studies, Translation.
Experience - 12 years teaching experience including 7 years research experience.

Prof. P. A. Appukkuttan

Hon. Professor.
Qualifications - M. A. (English).
Areas of Interest - Poetry, Writing, Public Speaking, Social Activities.
Experience - 56 years of experience in teaching including 30 years in Collegiate Education Department. Expert in Spritual Literature, Linguistics and Poetry.

Sonia Chellerian

Email: sonia@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor.
Qualifications - M.A. (English Language and Literature), M.Phil., M.H.A., PG Diploma in Environmental Journalism, (Pursuing PhD).
Areas of Interest - Drama, Educational Media.
Experience - 16 years experience in teaching. Presented papers in international conferences.

Kavya Purushothaman

Email: kavyapurushothaman@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor.
M. A., B. Ed., M. Phil , (Pursuing PhD).
Areas of Interest - Indian Writing in English, Twentieth Century English Literature.
Experience - 12 years experience in teaching.