Associations & Literary Activities
· English Literary Association
· World Poetry Day Celebrations
· Alumni Association
· Parents’ Meeting
· DEEP Club
English Literary Association (ELA)
The Department of English & Foreign Languages organizes English Literary Progammes regularly. The ELA conducts various competitions on Lyric Writing, Essay Writing, Debates, Interaction Meets and Elocution. The winners of the competitions are awarded prizes. The major objective of the ELA is to promote aural-oral competencies of rural learners.
World Poetry Day
This is a unique occasion regularly celebrated by Alagappa University on 21st March of every year. Eminent poets from Sahitya Academy and experts from various universities inspire the students through their enlightening lectures. Competitions are conducted on Poetry writing both in English and Tamil which help the students express their hidden poetic talents.
This year “World Poetry Day” was celebrated on March 21, 2011. Dr.S. Sudalaimuthu, Vice-Chancellor, Alagappa University presides over the function. Dr.G. Balakrishnan, former Vice-Principal, St. Joseph’s College, Trichy, and Mr. Thangam Moorthy, Member, Sahitya Academy were the key resource persons who spoke on the importance of creating interest on poetry among the students.
The Department organizes Alumni Association meeting every year. The students of the department of English and Foreign Languages hail from all walks of life and always carry bright memories of the Department, as its aim is to promote a healthy, congenial and academically interactive atmosphere. The Alumni Association of the department takes initiatives in collecting data about the past students, keeping track of their academic records and achievements. The Alumni of the department are invited to offer suggestions for more effective functioning of the department based on their experiences; this interaction benefits both the staff and students in promoting better planning. Most of the Alumni are placed in Universities, Arts & Science Colleges, Engineering Colleges and Schools.
The Department conducts Parents Meeting annually. Parents are invited to express their impressions at the meeting. The faculty members strive to communicate regularly with the parents not only to keep them aware of the progress of their wards in academic subjects, but also to keep them involved in their overall performance.