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Department of English (Aided)

(English Research Centre)

  • To empower the students with knowledge and skills and mould them into competent individuals with confidence to face challenges in life.
  • To chisel the creative and critical faculties of the students through in-depth study of English literary texts, to instil a fervour for research endeavours and to strengthen their linguistic competency for employability and better living.
History of the Department
     The Department of English has been rendering its service by offering Part II English from the inception of the College in 1962. The Undergraduate Programme in English was launched in 1968. The Department was upgraded as PG Department in 1979. M.Phil. Programme has been offered since 2004. The Department has been recognized as Research Centre since 2011 and has produced 17 Ph.D. candidates. There are 9 potential Research Supervisors recognized by Madurai Kamaraj University. At present 14 Research Scholars (2 Full-time & 12 Part-time) are pursuing research with utmost commitment.
     The Department of English also offers UGC-Career oriented Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses in Communicative and Functional English.
  • Dedicated to the noble cause of educating rural women for more than six decades
  • Conducts Student Induction Programme to ease the trajectory of the freshers from school to college
  • Hosts National/International Seminars, Conferences and Workshops
  • MoU signed with Arts and Science Colleges in Virudhunagar District for 5 years under Virudhunagar District Cluster of Colleges Joint Faculty Programme in English
  • MoU signed with Pachyderm Tales Consultancy Private Limited, Vellore for 1 year
  • Stages English Play every year on Founder’s Day
  • Organises Literary Exhibition to nurture creativity, artistic skill and aesthetic sensibility of the students
  • Karpagaviruksha Scholarship installed with the contribution of the Faculty
  • Ponnunjal Endowment contributed by the alumnae on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Department
  • Students are recipients of Best Outgoing Student Award, Sakalakalavalli Awards every year
  • Students serve under various capacities in the Student Union Cabinet every year
  • Students win top positions in Inter-Collegiate competitions
  • Meritorious alumnae hold higher positionsin reputed organisations

Programmes offered

S.No. Name of the Programme Sanctioned Strength Syllabus
B.A. English
M.A. English
Ph.D. English

Faculty Members

Associate Professor & Head
Associate Professor
Dr.T.Ganga Parameswari
Associate Professor

Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Dr.A.Anitha Raj
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Dr.V.Thaiyal Nayaki
Assistant Professor
Ms.K.P.Vennilaa, M.A.,
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

  • Part II English and Part III Books were compiled by the faculty.
  • 2 Research Scholars were awarded Ph.D. Degree.
  • Overall Shield was won at Sphinx 2018, N.M.S.Sermathai Vasan College, Madurai on 03.08.2018.
  • Overall Shield was won at Lit-Flair 2019 organised by Saiva Bhanu Kshatriya College, Aruppukottai on 30.01.2019.
  • Ms.R.Aishwarya, III B.A. English bagged Sakalakalavalli Award.
  • Hebesia 2018, an Inter-Collegiate Competition was conducted on 28.09.2019.
  • Literary Exhibition was organized on 27.12.2018.
  • One-day workshop on “Developing Writing Skills” was organized on 04.02.2019.


  • Research Centre in English produced 2 M. Phil. and 2 Ph.D. candidates in 2019-2020.
  • Dr. T. Ganga Parameswari acted as resource person in Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and Einstein College of Arts and Science, Tirunelveli.
  • Dr. S. Anitha acted as resource person in Thiruvalluvar University Constituent College, Kallakurichi and Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi.
  • Dr. B.Winmayil acted as Chairperson in SRM University, Ramapuram and Guest Speaker in Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi.
  • Dr. R.Priya has authored the book entitled A Succinct Guide to Shakespeare 978-93-5274-561-6 published by Trinity Press, New Delhi.
  • Dr. R.Priya has received Young Faculty Excellence Award, 2020 from Global Multidisciplinary Research and Academic Foundation, Chennai.
  • Dr.B.Winmayil was honoured by our Managing Board with Star Performer Award.
  • A team of 20 students participated in Palsuvai Nigazhchi and Illaya Bharatham broadcast on All India Radio Madurai FM on 30th&31st March 2020.
  • Ms.R.Akila, II M.A. English was honoured with Sakalakalavalli Award.
  • Ms.R.Soundarya,I M.A. English captained the Madurai Kamaraj University Ball Badminton Team in the South Zone Inter University Ball Badminton Tournament held in Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
  • Ms. R.Ram Harshini, III B.A. English won the first Prize in Paper Presentation in the Inter-Collegiate Competitions organised by N.M.S.Sermathai Vasan College for Women, Madurai on 03.08.2019.
  • Ms. R.Rohini, III B.A. English won the first Prize in Elocution in the Inter-Collegiate Competitions organised by V.H.N.S.N.College, Virudhunagar on 25.08.2019.


  • 1 Ph.D. Scholar was awarded doctoral degreeand 5 scholars registered for Ph.D. Programme.
  • Dr.B.Winmayil was honoured with Star Performer Award by the College Managing Board, and Kamarajar Award by Rotary Club of Virudhunagar.
  • Dr.B.Winmayil published the article, “The Perceived Stress of Women as Victims or Warriors of COVID-19” in the e-book, Impact of Pandemic on Women Empowerment.
  • Dr.A.AnithaRaj was honoured with Kamarajar Award by Rotary Club of Virudhunagar.
  • Ms. R. Chitra Bharathi, III B.A. English received the Best Student Award from Kalai Matrum Ilakiya Kazhagam on 29.12.2020.
  • Ms.T. Abinaya Shri, III B.A. English won the title Miss. RYLA in the RYLA Camp organised by Rotary Club of Virudhunagar on 03.03.2021.
  • Ms.R.Aishwarya II M.A. English and Ms. R.Chitra Bharathi III B.A.Englishwon Sakalakalavalli Award.
  • Ms.M.Sobana, II M.A. English won the first Prize in Book Review Competition organised by St. Joseph College, Trichy on 25.08.2020.


  • Dr.S.Sharmelee was appointed Additional Dean of Arts.
  • 4 Research Scholars were awarded Ph.D. Degree.
  • 2 Faculty were recognized asResearch Supervisors.
  • Dr.B.Winmayil completed a Minor Research Project on “Challenges of English Language Learners in Virtual Classroom at V.V.VanniaperumalCollegeforWomen” sponsored by the College Managing Board.
  • One-day workshop on “Journalism” was organized on 18.08.2021.
  • Over-all Shield was won at Orchid 2022, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi on 08.04.2022.
  • The English Language Day was celebrated on 23.04.2022.
  • Ms. M.Sakthi, III B.A. English published her poems in a book in 2021.
  • Ms. Rahmaniya, II M.A. English bagged Sakalakalavalli Award and Green Warrior Award from Thozhi’s Gaganam.
  • World Literacy Day was organized on 08.09.2021.
  • Author of the Month was organised to glorify the contribution of authors in English across the globe.
  • Literary Exhibition was organized on 30.03.2022.
  • Dr.K.Nagamani (Alumna) Assistant Professor, Department of English and other Foreign Languages, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram, Chennai gave a lecture to the outgoing students on “Coping Skills for Life and Career through Literature” on 21.05.2022.


  • Dr.G.Athirshtakumari is Principal-in-charge.
  • Dr.S.Cinthana took charge as IQAC Coordinator.
  • Dr.S.Sharmelee was appointed Dean of Arts.
  • 2 staff members were recognized as Research Supervisors.
  • Dr.S.Cinthana and Dr.B.Winmayil gave Corporate Training to the women employees of the Manufacturing Unit, Surge Seven Inc, Sivakasi in August & September, 2022.
  • Four faculty are carrying out Minor Research Projects sponsored by the College Managing Board.
  • Dr.S.Cinthana was External Expert for AAA Audit in The Standard Fireworks Rajaratnam College for Women, Sivakasi.
  • Dr.S.Sharmelee delivered a lecture in S.S.Duraisamy Nadar Mariammal College, Kovilpatti.
  • Dr. B.Winmayil gave a guest lecture in Saiva Bhanu Kshatriya College, Aruppukottai.
  • Dr.A.AnithaRaj acted as Judge for Intercollegiate Competitions in Noble College of Arts and Science for Women, Virudhunagar.
  • M.Soniya, III B.A. English was appointed Recruit (GD), Assam Rifles Training Centre & School, Oimapur (Nagaland).
  • Ms.Mathipriya, I M.A.English, was appointed Girl Cadet Assistance of the two-team battalion for the September NCC training camp at Ediapatti in 2022.
  • Ms.V.Siva Kavya and Ms. R.Ramya Barathi, alumnae passed NET Exam.
  • A workshop on “Translation” was organized on 30.09.2022, the International Translation Day.
  • Literary Exhibition was organized on 30.03.2023.
  • Myth and Legends Day was celebratedon 14.10.2022.
  • World Literacy Day was celebrated emphasizing the theme “Each One Teach One” on 08.09.2022.
  • Training Programme on Spoken English - Project Punch 28.O was organized in collaboration with Beehive Communication Club and the Rotary Club of Virudhunagar (3212) from 02.11.2022 to 04.11.2022.
  • Gender sensitization Programme was organized on 26.09.2022. Ms.Priya Babu, Managing Trustee, Transgender Resource Centre, Madurai addressed the students on “Rights of the ThirdI”.
  • Entrepreneurial Skill Development Programme - Mrs.SubhashiniSathyamoorthy, alumna of the Department gave hands-on training to the students on Flower Stringing on 26.09.2022.
  • Skill Development Programme -Ms.M.N.Ram Harshini, alumna of the Department gave a lecture on “The Art of Speaking” to the Part II English students on 07.10.2022.
  • Health Awareness Programme – Dr.M.Vijayalakshmi, Gynecologist& Obstetrician, Vijay Clinic, Virudhunagar addressed the students on “Women’s Health” on 13.10.2022.
  • Halloween Day was celebrated on 31.10.2022.


  • Dr.B.Winmayil and 2 students of III B.A.English gave a programme on “G20 Summit: A discussion” in All India Radio, Madurai PC on 22.6.2023.
  • A team of 20 students participated ina live programme in All India Radio, Madurai PC on 10.07.2023.
  • Dr.B.Kanagalakshmi gave a speech about Karmaveerar K. Kamarajar under the title “Suthanthira Deepangal” broadcast on All India Radio Madurai PC on 15.07.2023.
  • A team of 20 students gave cultural programme in All India Radio,Madurai PCon 31.07.2023.
  • Ms.B. Revathe, alumna of the Department passed NET Exam.
  • 20 hours of Outreach Activity-Training on “Basic Communication Skills in English” isbeing organised for the IX standard students of Government Higher Secondary School, Chatrareddiapatti.
  • Ms.P.Ruthra Devi, II B.A. English (Aided) secured Silver Medal in the South West Inter-University Taekwondo Women Championship held at Sree Jagadhish Prasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University, Rajasthan from 05.11.2023 to 09.11.2023

Notable Alumni

  • Dr.N.Kannagi, Former Principal, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar.
  • Dr.P.Selvameenakshi, Former Principal, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar.
  • Mrs.M.Indra Devi, M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., Principal, S.M.B.M. National Public School, Dindigul.
  • Mrs.V.Santha, IAS, Retired Additional Commissioner Land Reforms, Chepaulk, Chennai.
  • Lt.R.Aiswarya Devi, M.A.,M.Phil., Director of Physical Education and Associate NCC Officer, Ramco Institute of Technology, Rajapalayam.
  • Mrs.Loga Jagadesh, Director, Dhanam Foundation Private Limited, Tambaram, Chennai & Managing Partner, Sky Motors, Chennai.
  • Mrs.Vanishree Shankar, Beautician, Beyond Looks, Virudhunagar.
  • Mrs.Ramya Vinoth, Virudhunagar Municipal Counsellor (Ward 17) &Pranic Healing Instructor, VMCKS Pranic Healing Center, Virudhunagar.
  • Mrs. B. Vijaya Bharathi, Founder, Alphics Phonics, Chennai.
  • Mrs. N. Priya, Homepreneur, Crafiteria Art, DS Max Sheerwood, Gunjur Palya, Bangalore.
  • Ms.K.Parvathavarthini, Content Writer, Uber Technologies Inc. Chennai.
  • Ms.S.Rachna, HR, Crud Academy, Bangalore.
  • Ms.J.Ruthra Devi, Manager, DM Granton Organization, Perungalathur.
  • Ms.S.Iswariya, Event Planner, Owner of 2Uframme event, Virudhunagar.
  • M.N.R.RamHarshini, Managing Director, ISHA Boutique, ISHA Super Market, R.R. Nagar, Virudhunagar.
  • Ms.R.Aishwarya, Acupuncture and Food Treatment, Sugan Acupuncture, Virudhunagar.
  • Ms.P.Punitha, Homepreneur, PV Arts Studio, Aruppukottai.
  • Ms.R.Keerthana, Homepreneur, Classic Designers, Muthuramanpatti, Virudhunagar.


  • MoU signed with Arts and Science Colleges in Virudhunagar District for 5 years under Virudhunagar District Cluster of Colleges Joint Faculty Programme in English.
  • MoU signed with Pachyderm Tales Consultancy Private Limited, Vellore for 1 year.

Address : Dr.S.Cinthana, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Associate Professor & Head,
Department of English(Aided),
V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women,
Virudhunagar 626 001.

Mail Id :englishr@vvvcollege.org

Contact Number:94890 88708



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