Activities

The Entrepreneur Talk

Venue: Googlemeet

Date: 16.3.3022

No of Participants: 45

Objective: To introduce students to entrepreneurs and inspire students to entrepreneurial ventures

Report: The Entrepreneur Talk was organized on 16.3.2022 at 6.30 pm. The speaker was Ms. PR Mridula, an alumna and the founder of Panache Gateaux.

Webinar - Problematising Translation

Department of English Model I and Model II organized a webinar on “Problematising Translation” on 23 February 2022. Dr. Atheena Niranj, Assistant Professor of Malayalam, NSS College, Cherthala was the resource person. 

 

Dr. Atheena traced the evolution of translation studies and presented the intricacies and issues related to translation process. The resource person also answered the doubts of students. Mr. Binil Kumar, Assistant Professor of English, was the co-ordinator of the programme.  There were 33 participants for the webinar.

Social Extension Activities- Social- Extension/Outreach program to better the life of child afflicted with cancer

The students of the department joined together to raise funds to help the NGO No Tears Foundation by way of your support to better the life of Baby boy Watshya kumar 4 year old struggling for his life suffering from a life-threatening disease of Eye-Cancer and who needs several chemotherapies and eye operation.

Social Extension Activities- Reaching out to the underprivileged children under Make a Difference

The students of the department joined together to raise funds to help the NGO Make a Difference to ensure their vision of equitable outcomes for children in need of care and protection.

 The students had a better understanding of the underprivileged people around them  and realized the importance of helping such children.

Trash to Treasure Competition

Trash to Treasure competition  was held to raise awareness about the different problems faced by environment today

 The students had a better understanding of the pollutions affecting the environment And the need to mitigate the harmful effects of human activities

 

Patriotic Song Writing Competition

To develop patriotic sentiments among and the relevance of pagtritic values today. An elocution competition was held in connection with Republic day, 2022. The topic for the competition was Constitutional Values today.  The students had a better understanding of the importance patritic values.

Patriotic Speech Competition

 To develop oratorical skills among students and  understand the importance of constitutional values today.An elocution competition was held in connection with Republic day, 2022. The topic for the competition was Constitutional Values today.  The students had a better understanding of Constitutional Values and their relevance in the current times.

IntraDepartmental Christmas Competitions

I BA English Model II students of Department of English organized a series of intradepartmental competitions on 23rd December, 2021, Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am in Room S22/Mukkath Block. The student coordinators were Alina Anna Salu and Aleem Rafeek.Christmas was celebrated in the department. The day started with students and faculty singing along to Christmas songs, followed by the cutting of the cake in the venue. It was an opportunity for students of different classes to bond on Christmas day.  The time spent together allowed the students a reprieve from studying and feel relaxed.

Fresher’s day Celebrations
Oath Taking

Fresher’s day was organized on 9.12.2021. On the same day a pledge was taken to reduce violence against women and children.This was done expressing solidarity to the new project launched by Kerala High Legal Services Committee- Victim Rights Centre.This was an occasion for students to get to know each other. The oath supported the cause of putting an end to violence against women and children.

Workshop on the Tactics of Waste Management

A unique intradepartmental workshop to develop art from waste was arranged on 16/11/2011. The students of the department worked with used water bottles, paper cups, bamboo sticks, match sticks, tissue paper, wooden planks to create thematic art work.The art installations shared the message of the positive impact waste reduction can have on the environment. 

Eco friendly initiatives: Paper Pen Making Workshop

An intradepartmental paper pen making workshop was organized on 12.11.2021 for the students of the department. All the students and teachers were participants.The programme gave exposure to skill development in making paper pens.

Herbal Garden Maintenance and Naming

The department maintains a herbal garden with the support of NSS and a weeding and pruning drive was organized on October 10, 2021.The activity raised awareness among students on the importance on the locally available medicinal plants. They also understood to conserve rare varieties of plants that are on the verge of extinction.

DEEKSHARAMBH Student Induction Programme – 2021

The student induction programmme was held in three phases. The first phase involved orientation programmes held at the institutional level with external mentors leading the sessions. At the next level there was the induction programme was led by Department head Ms. Deepa George and the class teacher Mr. Binil Kumar MR.

Two external resource person also led sessions on 30.9. 2021. Dr Mary Sapna Mary Miranda led a session on Literature as an Interstitial Space.The sessions were aimed at introducing students to the campus, the department, programmes and programme and course outcomes. Literature  as an interstitial space introducdes students to the possibilities of issue based research. This program helped students to acclimatize with the new surroundings though for the time being they have to satisfy themselves through the offline mode, and develop bond with fellow students and teachers and know the college in a better way.

Publication of A Handbook on Milwalky Forest in St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery

The Department of English published a handbook which is a compilation of the plnts and trees which comprise the Miyawalky forest in the college. More than 90 different varieties of plants and trees and around 2000 saplings were planted during the Miyawalkyplantation drive.

Environment Day Celebrations

WORLD NO TOBOCCO DAY

AD/AT Cell and Departments of English and Commerce organized an Anti- Tobacco slogan Writiong Competition in connection with World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2021. There were 20 slogan entries.Ms. Deepa George HoD Dept. of English, Jibin Jacob, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Commerce, Daniel George, II BCom, Sahalamol KA, III BA English were the coordinators.

വായനയുടെവൻകരകൾ- On the Shores of Reading

Date: 21.6.2021

Report: A Webinar on the topic “വായനയുടെവൻകരകൾ – On the Shores of Readingwas organized by the College Library and the Language departments of Malayalam and Hindi on 21 st June, 2021. The webinar was led by Jacob Abraham. The coordinators were Dr.Binu PC, UGC librarian, and Ms. Deepa George, Head, Dept. of English.

Outcome: The talk was a deep sighted foray into the possibilities of reading which gave valuable insights to students how and why to improve reading skills.

Share Your Tale

Dept of English, IEDC, Training and Development arranged a share your tale in connection with World Creativity and Innovation Day. Ms. Deepa George, HoD Dept of English  and Dr.Sumitha Franklin, Dean Training and Development , Anisha Maria Job II BA English, and Ajex Jacob, II BA English were the coordinators.were the coordinators.

 Outcome: The students understand the psychological well being that is got through Sharing Tales in covid times.

Mask Art

Date: April 21.2021

 Dept of English, IEDC, Training and Development arranged a maskart competition in connection with World Creativity and Innovation Day. Ms. Deepa George, HoD Dept of English  and Dr.Sumitha Franklin, Dean Training and Development , Anisha Maria Job II BA English, and Ajex Jacob, II BA English were the coordinators.were the coordinators.

Outcome: Creative designs in masks gave students an opportunity to explore aesthetic possibilities in innovative ideas.

Derivations of Film and Literature

A webinar on the topic “Derivations of Film and Literature” was organized on 24.7.2021. The webinar was a collaborative venture between the Dept. of English and changampuzha library youth wing, Edappally.   Mr. Binil Kumar MR, Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery was the resource person.

Outcome: The webinar equipped students to make a comparative study of literatures and the movies that were produced out of it. It was an insightful session exposing students to different theoretical approaches that could be adopted in analysing a movie.

Wordwise: The First Chapter”

The Office of International Affairs, in association with the Department of English, convened “Wordwise: The First Chapter” as a part of Reading Week 2021.The programme was convened on 7th July 2021 at 8.30 a.m. The students of II and III B.A. English Literature were the participants of “Wordwise: The First Chapter”, and made an in-depth analysis of two literary works, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and “The Gift of Magi” by O.Henry. Dr.Salia Rex was the staff coordinator and Miss. Alen Yohannan, Miss. Anjaly C.A., Miss .Anaina N.K. and Mr. Kenes Michael were the student coordinators. There were sixty four attendees for the programme which turned out to be a successful event which won both the students’ and the teachers’ acclamation.

Poetry Recitals

‘Poetry Recitals’ was organized by the College Library in association with the departments of Malayalam, Hindi and English, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery in connection with reading day celebration on the 30th of June, 2021, Wednesday from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM. The Faculty Coordinators of the program were Dr. Binu P.C, UGC Librarian, Ms. Deepa George, HoD, Department of English and Ms. Ann Mary K Antony, Assistant Professor, Postgraduate Department of English. The Student Coordinators were Fathima Zefrin, I BA English, Niya Paul, II BA English, Keerthi P.R, I MA English and K.R. Devika, I MA English.  Professor Lima Sunny and Mr. Sam Thomas were the judges. Ms. Sansia Gonsalves and Ms. Sandra R of III BBA secured the first position and Ms. Summyya P.A of II BA English (SF) and Ms. Anaina NK of II BA English secured the second position.

Outcomes

Participants were able to

  1. appreciate the poem
  2. develop love for poetry reading and writing.
  3. develop the power of imagination.
  4. understand the thought and imagination contained in the poem.
  5. develop their aesthetic sense

Webinar Career Choice: Prospects of B A English Model II Teaching

Department of English in association with the Office of the Dean of Academics organized a webinar on “Career Choice: Prospects of B A English Model II Teaching” on 25 June 2021. Dr. Salia Rex, Assistant Professor of English, St. Paul’s College was the resource person. Dr. Salia presented the possibilities and prospects of B A English Model II Teaching course. The resource person also answeredthe doubts and concerns of students. Mr. Binil Kumar, Assistant Professor of English, was the co-ordinator of the programme.There were 33 participants for the webinar.

Webinar on Share facts about drugs, Save Lives

AD/AT Cell and the Depts. Of English and Commerce organized a Webinar in connection with International Day of Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 28.6.2021.The webinar was led by Vijayakumar GD, Assistant Police Commissioner. He enriched the session with concrete facts and practical suggestions withviable solutions for students to keep away from drugs in the campus and elsewhere. It was a thorough and insightful sharing of information regarding all aspects of drug addiction, gang formation, and related anti- social activites and the strategies that all the stakeholders should adopt to rescue the victims.

Outcome: The webinar led students to be cautious of dangers lurking around in the form of drugs and how to avert such dangers. They also understood the need to respond in case of finding victims addicted to drugs.

Reading Week Celebration 2021

A Webinar on the topic “Is the future of reading a digital one?’ ഇനിയുള്ളവായനഇ-വായനയോ? was organized in association with the College Library and the Language depatments of Malayalam and Hindi on 21 st June, 2021. The webinar was led by Dr. KM Manjula, Poet, HSST- Govt. Model Boys HSS Thrissur. The coordinators were Deepa George, Head, Dept. of English, Dr. Binu PC, UGC librarian, Ms. Le.kha NK, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Malayalam.

Outcome: The talk could induce a general interest in an environment friendly paper less reading which is easy, comfortable and cost effective. The speaker could motivate students to develop an attitude of reading which involves reading time, reading texts of life.

 

Webinar on Herbal Garden in pandemic Times

Herbal Garden in Pandemic Times on 9th June , 2021, Time: 10.30 am via Google Meet. The Resource Person was Dr. Gracy Mathew, Professor, AMPRS, Kerala Agricultural University, Odakkali. The Coordinators were Deepa George,    Asst. Professor and Head, Dept.of English, Dr. Sumitha Franklin    Vice Principal and Green Coordinators Dhanya  B Abraham  and Muhammed Suhail.

Outcome: The department of English maintains a herbal garden. So the students could get insights into how to maintain it better. The talk also inspired students to relax themselves preparing a herbal garden at home which would provide home remedies. The session also gave insights regarding the rich resources available in nature.

Introduction to Critical Reading and Theory

Completion of Certificate Course- Introduction to Critical Reading and Theory. The course coordinator was Prof. Deepa George. 

Course Outcome:

  •  learn the basic concepts of the critical idiom.
  • an understanding of the historical positioning of various theories
  • analyse literary texts to know about the undercurrents that move the society forward
  • become critical thinkers and theorists in their own way
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