Department of English (Aided)


  • 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 and to strengthen their linguistic competency for employability and better living.

History of the Department

     The Department of English has been rendering its service right from the inception of the college in the year 1962.The Undergraduate programme in English was launched in 1968 and ever since the department has grown by leaps and bounds, widening its horizon into M.A.English in 1979 and later M.Phil. English in the year 2004.The Department got uplift with the status of a Research Centre in 2011. Now it is one of the most prestigious departments of the college with 18 accomplished faculty on roll and nearly 280 aspiring students. The Department Library is resourceful with more than four thousand books and subscribes to four International reputed Journals-Literary Criterion, Notions, Rock Pebbles and Motifs. The state- of- art English Laboratory instituted in 2008 aids in enhancing the language competence of the students and paves way for better job placements. The Department hosts conferences on contemporary areas of research periodically. It regularly organises Literary Exhibition to cull out the latent talents of the students. It also publishes a students’ magazine “Myriad Hues” every year that showcases the inherent potential of department. The students of the English Department stage an English Play every year during the Founder’s Day Celebration in the college. The Department actualises its vision by inspiring the students to cultivate aesthetic fervor, imbibe social and moral ethics, preserve the cultural heritage and thus enables them to emerge as full -fledged citizens.


  • Dedicated to the cause of educating the rural women with English language and literature for more than five decades.
  • Conduct of Bridge Intensive Course ease the trajectory of the freshers from school to college.
  • Students as recipients of Best Outgoing Student Award, Sakalakalavalli Awards every year.
  • Students serving under various capacities in the Student Union Cabinet every year.
  • Clinching top positions in Inter-Collegiate competitions organized by the colleges in and around Virudhunagar.
  • Hosting National/International level Seminars, conferences and workshops on important topics.

Programmes offered

S.No. Name of the Programme Sanctioned
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Faculty Members

S.No. Name of the Faculty Designation
1 Dr.(Tmty.) G.Athirshtakumari, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Head & Associate Professor
2 Dr.(Tmty.) S.Cinthana, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
3 Dr.(Tmty.) V.Navaneethamani, M.A.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
4 Dr.(Tmty.) T.Ganga Parameswari, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
5 Dr.(Tmty.) S.Anitha, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
6 Dr.(Tmty.) S.Sharmelee, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
7 Tmty. P.Amirthayogam, M.A.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor
8 Tmty. B.Kanagalakshmi, M.A.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor
9 Dr.(Tmty.) R.Priya, M.A.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
10 Tmty. E.Kalpana, M.A.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor
11 Dr.(Tmty.) B. Winmayil, M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
12 Dr.(Tmty.) A. Anitha Raj, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
13 Dr.(Tmty.) K. Kavitha, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
14 Dr.(Tmty.) C.Veenarani, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
15 Dr.(Tmty.) K.Malarvizhi, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
16 Dr.(Selvi.) V.Thaiyal Nayakie, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor
17 Selvi. K.P.Vennilaa, M.A., Assistant Professor

Achievements of the Department

     The Department of English has conducted International and National Conferences and has come out with the publication of two books namely,

  • Acculturation in the Works of the Millennium
  • English and Job Avenues

     The Department of English has published the following books with ISBN and prescribed them in the curriculum

  • Literary Terms
  • A Collection of Short Stories and One-Act plays
  • Cornucopia of Infinite Riches
  • Children Literature
  • Cherub’s Chamber
  • Understanding Prose Forms
  • English for Enlightenment
  • An Anthology of Prose and Poetry.
  • English for Everyday Use
  • Short Stories Around the World
  • Poets’ Bower
  • Reading and Speaking Skills
  • Literary Forms and Devices
  • English for Enrichment
  • English for Communicative Competence

Achievements of the Faculty

  • Dr.N.Velmani has authored the book entitled Innovative Insights (2017) -ISBN 978-81-2343-498-8, published by New Century Book House (P) Ltd., Chennai. She has also edited a book Pearls of Victory (2017) –ISBN978-81-2343-466-7, published by New Century Book House (P) Ltd., Chennai.
  • Dr.V.Navaneethamani, Dr.S.Anitha, Mrs.P.Amirthayogam,M.A.,M.Phil., Dr. R.Priya, Dr.B.Winmayil, Dr.C.Veenarani have contributed chapters in the book Pearls of Victory (2017) edited by Dr.N.Velmani and published by New Century Book House (P) Ltd., Chennai.

Feats in Co-curricular Activities

S.No. Date Activity Venue Topic Position
116.03.2017 &
FANTASIA-17(State Level Literary Carnival)V.H.N.S.N.College,VIrudhunagar19th and 20th Century LiteratureOverall I Position
203.08.2017SPHINX 2017(Inter-collegiate meet)Nadar Mahajana Sangam SermathaiVasan College for Women,Madurai.Shakespeare-His Approach to Nature,murder,horror and revenge.Overall I Position
305.09.2017Alumni Meet in Commemoration of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Department of EnglishV.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women,Virudhunagar. - -
419.09.2017Phoneix-2017(State Level Inter –collegiate competitions)Mangayarkarasi College of Arts and Science for Women,Madurai.Myth in Indian Literature Overall I Position
530.01.2019LIT-FLAIR-2K19(State Level Cultural Festival)SBK College,Aruppukottai. - Runner Up

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Notable Alumni

  • Mrs. M. Indra Devi, M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., Principal, S.M.B.M. National Public School, Dindigul.
  • Mrs. P. Gayathri, Principal, K.V.S.English Medium School, Virudhunagar.
  • Dr.N. Kannagi, Former Principal, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar.
  • Dr.P. Selvameenakshi, Former Principal, V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar.
  • Lt. Aiswarya Devi, Physical Director & Associate NCC officer, Soka Ikeda College, Ambattur, Chennai.
  • Mrs. Loga Jagadesh, Director, Dhanam Foundation Private Ltd., Tambaram, Chennai & Managing Partner, Sky Motors, Chennai .
  • Mrs. Vanishree Shankar, Beautician, Beyond Looks, Virudhunagar.
  • Mrs. Ramya Vinoth, Senior Pranic Healer, VMCKS Pranic Healing Center, Virudhunagar.

Address : Dr.R.Malathy,
Head of the Department,
V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women,
Virudhunagar 626 001.

Mail Id

Intercom Number: 94890 88708