The Department of English of the Panampilly College is as old as the college itself. It is the only department whose teachers have had a strong bond of love and affection with every undergraduate student of the college. For the same reason, the teachers of English have always been engaging themselves in a variety of activities – curricular and co-curricular – besides their normal academic work. English being a hard nut to crack the world over, the teachers of English have always taken a very special care to inculcate in the students a strong natural affinity to the language so that they can communicate in the international language effortlessly.
Courses: The department has been engaged in teaching the general English courses since its inception in 1975. After the Restructuring of the Curriculum in the University of Calicut in 1999, the Part I English has been replaced by the Common Courses 1 – 6 which comprises a variety of courses – from Communicative English to a thorough discussion of areas of knowledge of perennial as well as contemporary relevance, another way of teaching English through our world.
Add-ons: The faculty has never lost any opportunity to offer a new course whenever it came its way. An Add-on course in Communication Skills & English was conducted by the department in 2011-12. The course has proved to be highly effective and successful. The teachers of the department are also effectively handling state government sponsored quality enhancement initiatives such as Scholar Support Programme (SSP) and Walk with a Scholar (WWS).
A Language Lab was set up by the department in 2005. It is a cutting edge tool to train the students in the art of communicating in English in the most effective way possible. The state-of-the-art facility is also being used to train students belonging to the marginalized sections of the area.
Library: A very good collection of books in English (approx. 5000) related to language, linguistics, literature and literary studies is proudly maintained by the department in the General Library. The collection is updated and enlarged every year so that when a new programme in English is launched, the students find themselves in the right place for the right thing. The department is also in a state of war readiness to launch a new academic programme in English as soon as possible for which no stone is left unturned.