The Department of English was established in the year 1974 with just four faculty members.
Branch XII English Literature was introduced in 1981 and the Department expanded.
In the Self-financing wing M.A., English was introduced in 2002, B.A English in 2008 and M. Phil in 2016. We have been guiding the Ph.D. candidates since 2007.
The faculty members have published around 86 papers in various journals, seminar volumes and have published 4 books. Two of our students have presented papers in International Conference.
The faculty members of the Department have been the Chairpersons and members of the Board of studies in Periyar University. Few of our faculty are members of the Board of studies in other Autonomous Colleges like Vellalar College for Women, Erode, Sri Sarada College for Women, Salem and Vivekanandha College of Arts and Science for Women, Elayampalayam.
Five members of our Department have acted as Resource Persons in many Seminars and Conferences and have also acted as members of the Inspection Committee for various Colleges.
The Department has organized a National Level Seminar and a State Level Workshop.
The Department has 3 Ph.D guides and 5 M.Phil guides.