Post Graduate Department of English and Research Centre plays a decisive role in facilitating the national goal of women empowerment by equipping students with necessary educational qualification to meet the challenges of the present day socio-economic scenario. The UG and PG courses with equal emphasis on linguistics and literature serve to strengthen their language base, improve their interactive skills and thus ensure their access to employment. The B.A. Programme in English Language and Literature was sanctioned in 1991-92 and M. A. Course in 2005-06. The Department was recognized as an approved Research Centre of Kannur University with effect from 26-09-2009. Subjects like Critical Theory, Journalism, Film and Culture Studies are also given due importance in the programme. Choice based Credit and Semester System was introduced at the Degree level from 2009-10. The Department organizes extension activities like classes on Communicative skills for the students of neighbouring schools and the inmates of Central Prison, Kannur. The research activities of the Department include seminars, workshops and presentation of papers by the invitees as well as the students .The Department has a Research Forum, Signature the Literary Club, a Media Club and Voice the Woman’s Forum, which serve as platforms for the students to interact and express themselves. By providing such varied opportunities to students, the majority of whom are from socially and educationally backward groups, the Department equips them to address a universal audience and thus plays a vital role in bringing the marginalized to the centre.
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