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To achieve academic excellence and high quality research status by stimulating and developing the imagination and critical thinking of the students through teaching and research.


 Promoting Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (LSRW) Skills of the students.

 Exposing the students to the imperatives of careers by training them in various fields including competitive examinations.

     Introducing the theories of literature to the students, and helping them to acquire hands-on experience in creative      writing     and content writing to prompt the students as mass communication and media professionals.

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The Department of English at SMS College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore welcomes the undergraduate students to develop your soft skills, entrepreneurial qualities, Creativity through enjoyable and fruitful Seminars, Guest Lectures and Workshops by experts from reputed institutions. The Department has a motto tol impart you a holistic development and will also be a part of your success.

HOD Profile

Dr. G.M.A. Christy, the Head of the Department of English, SMS College of Arts and Science has opted to ensure that the Department achieves the highest possible standards of excellence in all its activities in assisting the students to reach the pinnacle of success.

She has 8 years of research experience and has received her Doctoral Degree from the Bharathiar University in the year 2018. She has received her Master of Philosophy in the year 2002, Master of Arts in the year 2001 and Bachelor of Arts in the year 1999 from the Univeristy of Madras.

Her area of specialization consists of Nineteenth Century British Literature and Theory and Cultural Studies. She has twelve years of teaching experience in several Self Financing colleges. She has published her Doctoral Thesis into a Book and has published five Research articles in the International Refereed UGC Sponsored Journals of English Language, Literature and Criticism.

She is a recognised PhD research Supervisor of the Bharathiar University and eligible to supervise 4 candidates with the Qualification approval issued by the University.

She has presented research papers in National and State Level Seminars and Conferences and has participated in literary workshops. She has arranged expert meets for students on a periodic basis to create an interest about English Language and Literature.

She was the member of Board of Studies of the Department of English at Dr. SNS Rajalakshmi College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore - 49. She has rendered her service as the NSS Programme Officer and also as the Fine Arts Coordinator at Bishop Ambrose College, Coimbatore.

In SMS College of Arts and Science, she is the convener of the College Handbook Committee (CHC), Report Writing Committee (RWC). She is also a member in several other committees of the College.

Course Information

The BA English Language and Literature is an undergraduate degree program. The students of BA English Language and Literature will focus primarily on English proficiency by learning in detail how the language is structured and will become familiar with almost all the literary works and Genres. It provides career opportunities ranging from editor to academic and legal advisor to manager. The media industry comprises smaller industries and its domain extends into film industry, television, newspaper, news blogs, advertising, and even reviews on games, which pave the way to an English literature aspirant to become a professional in such fields or to produce, write, edit, create and review things all by himself.

Duration of the course

Duration of the BA English Literature program is three years and has Semester wise Examination Category.

Eligibility Criteria

Pass in 10+2 with minimum 50% marks or equivalent.
Candidates should have passed class 10+2 with minimum 50% marks from any recognized education board.
Candidates should be at least 17 years of age at the time of admission and the upper age limit is 25 years.

University Curriculum Structure

  •       Course
  •          No.of Courses
  •             Total Credits
  • Part - I Tamil
  • 4
  • 16
  • Part - II English
  • 4
  • 16
  • Part - III Core Courses
  • 15
  • 58
  • Part - III Allied Courses
  • 4
  • 16
  • Part - III Elective
  • 3
  • 12
  • Part - IV Non Major Elective Courses
  • 4
  • 8
  • Part - IV skill Based Course
  • 2
  • 6
  • Value Added Course
  • 2
  • 6
  • Professional English Add On Course
  • 2
  • -
  • Part - V Extension Activities
  • 1
  • 2
  • Total
  • 41
  • 140

List of Allied Courses

  • Social History of England.
  • History of English Literature.
  • Literary Forms.
  • Literary Criticism.

List of Non - Major Elective Courses

  • Environmental Studies.
  • Value – Education – Human Rights.
  • Tamil/Advanced Tamil (OR) Non -Major Elective – I
            (Yoga for HumanExcellence) / Women‟s Rights.
  • Tamil/Advanced Tamil (OR) Non -Major Elective –II -         General Awareness.

List of Core Electives (Major Electives)

  • English for Competitive Exams .
  • Communicative English.
  • Studying Novels.

List of Skill Based Courses

  • Job Oriented Course – Paper 1- Language Skill I
  • Job Oriented Course – Paper Ii- Language Skill II.

List of Value Added Courses

  • Value Added Course – Paper I- Study of English         Phonetics- I
  • Value Added Course – Paper II- Study of English         Phonetics- II

List of ADD ON Courses

  • Professional English Course – I – Add on Course.
  • Professional English Course – II – Add on Course.


Career Opportunities

An English literature aspirant has numerous career openings in corporate as well as media field. The various opportunities are such as listed below:

  • A broad range of jobs in BPOs with decent salaries.
  • Academic librarian
  • Advertising copywriter
  • Archivist
  • Arts administrator
  • Education consultant
  • Information officer
  • Learning mentor
  • Marketing executive
  • Media researcher
  • PPC specialist (Pay-per-click)
  • Public relations officer
  • Records manager
  • Social media manager
  • English Translator.
  • Junior Parliamentary Reporter.
  • English Content Writer.
  • Customer Support Executive.
  • English lecturers or professors in different universities and         institutes across the country.
  • A graduation in English Literature helps to qualify in civil         services examination.

Salary Scale for BA English Literature Course

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Dr. G.M.A. Christy,
M.A., M.Phil., PhD., Head of the Department

  Department of English,

  SMS College of Arts and Science,
  Perur Main Road,
  Coimbatore - 641010
Mrs. V. Maareeswari,
M.A., M.Phil., SET, (PhD.,), Assistant Professor,

  Department of English,

   SMS College of Arts and Science,
  Perur Main Road,
  Coimbatore - 641010

Department Association - ELACEA

English Literary Association for Communication Enrichment Activities – ELACEA
primarily aims to provide the Students a platform to nurture and exhibit their innate potentials. To achieve this goal ‘ELACEA’ has in its treasure various activities and programs like Debates, Group discussion forum and quiz competitions and its office bearers play a vital role in promoting its goal. The association feels proud to have the following students as its office bearers:

List of Association Activities

  •    Date
  •       Program
  •          Resource Persons
  • 02.11.2020
  • Inauguration of English Literary Association                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Mr. Pahalad Ramachandran,
    Associate Business Analyst in IT primarily in Finance, Healthcare and Media Industries.
  • 13.02.2021
  • An Expert Lecture on the topic "Improving communication Competence to Adopt Cross Culture in Corporate Sectors"
  • Mr. Gnanasekaran
    Project Manager,
    Wipro Technologies, Bangalore.

Contact Details

Department of English,
SMS College of Arts & Science,
Perur Main Rd, Priya Nagar,
Perur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641010,
Contact No. 0422 – 2982266.

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