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PROGRAMMES ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

16 December 2017

Dr K. Satchidanandan, eminent poet, translator and academician, delivers a speech on Indian Literature: Diversity in Unity (ഇന്ത്യൻ സാഹിത്യം: ഒരുമയിലെ പലമ). The venue also witnessed the launch of the blog English Made Easy by Sri Satchidanandan. The blog was designed by the students of BA English language and Literature 2015-18 batch, Payyanur College, as a guide to the book Green Voices, English Common Course text prescribed for the second semester undergraduate students of Kannur University.

15 December 2017

Dr Vipin Kumar, former students and presently Asso. Prof at EFLU, Lucknow campus, interacted with the students of English on how translation is not a secondary activity and how untranslatability needs to be understood as moments of creativity. In the afternoon, Dr Jyothi Arayambath spoke to the students on Mental Health.

13 December 2017

Priyanka K. Nambiar, short film director interacted with the students of English department after screening her first short film Kalippavakal (കളിപ്പാവകൾ).

7 December 2017

Former students Shahal B, Amritha Mohan, Chandini Pavithran and Veena Vijayan V who are presently pursuing their post graduation in various departments in Hyderabad Central University talked to the students about film, literature, culture and appreciation.

Mom’s English 2017-2018

26 November 2017

English department Alumni meets with a decision to get together on 24th December 2017.

21 October 2017

Talk on Indigenous Literature and Discussion of EV Ramakrishnan’s book organized by the department. Dr E.V. Ramakrishnan, Dr P.P. Raveendran, N Prabhakaran, E.P. Rajagopalan participated in the function held at Gandhi park. Dr E.V. Ramakrishnan and Dr P.P. Raveendran spoke about the interventions of translation and region in determining the literary, with special reference to Malayalam literature. The function was moderated by Dr K.C. Muraleedharan, Head of the Department of English.

16 September 2017

Orientation course at Edanad West LP school.

24 August 2017

Felicitation and Freshers: Prof C. Jagannath Pai, former Head of the Department of English, Payyanur College, Payyanur, inaugurated the function to felicitate the students for their achievements in the UG/PG exams 2017. Prof. C.J. He congratulated Anju Narayanan and V.V. Sthuthi Thilak for their inspiring performance in the PG and UG exams respectively. Also he appreciated the attempts of Ambili Sreenivasan, who scored 72% in the UG exams, despite all the obstacles she had to face due to her differently-abled situation. Dr K.C. Muraleedharan, the Head of the Department, presided over the function. Dr Santhosh V.M. felicitated the toppers and Aishwarya Sureshan of second semester proposed the vote of thanks. The function turned to be a befitting preface to a memorable Freshers Day, organized by the second and third year BA English students, standing apart by its eco-sensitive decorations.

16 August 2017

A distinguished alumnus of Payyanur college (Dept. of English) and an inspiring teacher, Dr. Saji Mathew, Assistant Professor of English, School of Letters, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, gave a class on the transition from literary criticism to theoretical reading practices giving prominence to the specific aspect Cultural Politics of the Supernatural.

28 June 2017

Mohammad Asheel, former student of Payyanur College interacted with the students based on the topic, Public Health: Experience Sharing with focus on Disability issues. The program was organized by IQAC, Walk with Scholar and Eng. Dept. Dr K.C. Muraleedharan, Sri A. Nisanth, Sri Padmanabhan Kavumbayi, Dr V.M. Santhosh, Dr Sujith K.V., student editor Greeshma and others interacted during the program.

05-25 May 2017

ASAP TPS CET Training, hosted by the department of English.

04 May 2017

Discussion on Dr P.P. Ravindran’s book at Gandhi Park, organized by our department. Dr E.V. Ramakrishnan, Dr Sunil P. Elayodom, E.P. Rajagopalan, P.K. Sureshkumar etc participated.

29 March 2017

Farewell to outgoing UG and PG students.

13 March 2017

Inauguration of English Association and talk on Transgender Issues by Ummer. K.C.

16 January 2017

Talk by Dr A. Hariprasad (EFLU Hyderabad) on film studies. Dr A Hariprasad, Asso. Prof in the Dept. of Film Studies, TEFLU, Hyderabad and a close friend of the Dept. of English, Payyanur College, talked about film narratives today. The programme was held jointly by the Dept. and Walk with the Scholar scheme. He talked about the evolution of the concept of cinema from an invention that prompted scientific curiosity to an art form and later on to a medium of entertainment.

2016-17 Teach them Young

16 November 2016

Symposium on the Public Intellectual in Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod. In the symposium held in the Dept. of English and Comparative Literature, Central University of Kerala, Kasargode, in memory of late Arun Kumar KK, responding to the discussion initiated by Mr Sunny M. Kapikad, why Kerala has failed to produce an internationally aclaimed public intellectual, Dr K.C. Muraleedharan talked about why intellectuals need not fit into a universal category. Going by Romila Thaper's definition, intellectuals are people who ask questions. Those like Prof. Johncy Jacob and Kallen Pokkudan neednot be acknowledged as intellectuals in the mainstream sense of the term. But they have raised questions and found alternatives to the discriminations practised in their immediate surroundings.

25 August 2016

Interactive Session on “Current Trends in Publishing Industry” with S. Sritilak (Viva Books, New Delhi). Sreetilak Sambhanda former student and a University topper of English Department, Payyanur College and presently editor at Viva Books, New Delhi, had an inspiring interactive session with the students of the Department. He talked largely about the opportunities available to students of literature outside academics, especially the publishing sector, the ideologies at work there, as well as issues of marketability.

23 August 2016

Welcome Party for first year UG and PG students.

16 August 2016

Release of Roy P.V.’s book: The book release function was inaugurated by Hon. T.V. Rajesh MLA, and presided by Dr K.C. Muraleedharan, Head, Dept. of English, Payyanur College. The book was released by Dr P.P. Prakasan, Joint Director, Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, by handing it over to Dr T. Pavithran, Professor Emeritus, Payyanur College.

22 April 2016 to 12 May 2016

ASAP TPS 21-Day Residential Training Camp.

5 February 2016

One-Day National Workshop on Academic Writing in association with ELTIF.

31 December 2015

Invited Talk by Dr Raphael Fernandez, (Dept. of English, Goa University) on The Novels of Henry James.

19 November 2015

Invited Lecture by Ms Aiswarya P.K. (Research Scholar, Kannur University) on Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities.

17 October 2015

Invited Lecture by Sri. Ummer K.C. (HoD English, Govt,. Polytechnic College, Thottada, Kannur) on Judith Butler and Gender Trouble.

30 September 2015

Visit by university team for granting permanent affiliation to MA course.

1 September 2015

Welcome Party for first year UG and PG students.

23 June 2015

Talks on The Politics of Literature by Jobin Thomas (Jesus & Mary College, Delhi Uty) and Dr Paroma Sanyal (IIT Delhi)

13 June 2015

Coaching class for UGC NET examination

15 May 2015 to 4 June 2015

ASAP TPS 21-Day Residential Training Camp.

24 March 2015

Department of English, Payyanur College is very happy with its fifth faculty to have PhD. Dr A C Sreehari after Dr V V Balakrishanan, Dr K C Muraleedharan, Dr V M Santhosh and Dr Premachandran Keezhoth has successfully defended his thesis on Masculinities (The Making of the Male: A Study of the Popular Art Films in Malayalam) in front of a quite scholarly audience. The defence was in the presence of the well-known scholar and bilingual writer Prof. P P Raveendran, Professor Emeritus of MG University and former Dean of School of Letters, MG University and his guide 'Prof Bhaskaran Nair, Pondichery University and Co-guide, Prof. T Pavithran, Calicut University.

20 March 2015

Farewell to outgoing PG and UG students

23 February 2015

English Association inauguration talk on Changing Paradigms of Aesthetics by Sri. M.P. Radhakrishnan.

31 December 2014

Talk on Translation. by Prof Dr E.V. Ramakrishnan.

21 December 2014

Interaction with poets from Assam.

30 September 2014

Talk on Indian Aesthetics by Prof. Dr E. Sreedharan (Campus Director, SSUS, Payyanur Regional Centre), organised in collaboration with depts. of Malayam, Hindi and Sanskrit.

22, 29 September 2014

Dr Santhosh V.M. engaged a class on Human Resource Development and Training for final year B.Com students as part of interdepartmental resource sharing programme.

17 September 2014

Interactive Session with Mr Priyadarshi (Telugu film maker)

17 September 2014

Public Talk by Prof. Pulikonda Subbachary (eminent folklorist from Andhra Pradesh) on Folk Performing Arts: Social Functions and Social Responsibilities. Organised in collaboration with Folkland, Trikaripur.

26 August 2014

Welcome party to first DC and first PG students.

25 August 2014

Interaction with alumni journalist Mr Abdul Rasheed (Deccan Herald).

10 July 2014

Karim Malapattam, poet from the region called Malappattam in North Kerala interacted with the students of English department. He talked about the plural worlds present in Malayalam poetry which tends to revolve around the midlands of Kerala.

April - May 2014

ASAP-TPS 21 day training programme.

29 January 2014

English Association inauguration by Mr Gireesh Kumar.

2 January 2014

Rupesh Kumar, former student of the Department of English, Payyanur College, writes in the online publication AZHIMUKHAM about how the Dalit community negotiated their everyday realities and worked towards a counter subculture. This post follows the ROOPESH DOCUMENTARY DAY: SCREENING AND DISCUSSION at the department of English on 02.01.2014, Saturday as part of the course on FILM STUDIES. The vibrant discussion that followed the screening, according to notable director and film activist, was one that was politically memorable, thought provoking and more excelling in its depth and sharpness than the ones in his experience including the one at JNU.

17 December 2013

Prof C.J. Pai interacts with MA English students.

5 November 2013

Inauguration of MA Course by Prof. E.V. Ramakrishnan.

1 November 2013

Talk by Dr K.M. Krishnan to MA students.

23 October 2013

MA classes started.

12 September 2013

Department Onam celebration.

31 August 2013

Interaction with Mr Vincent (Research Scholar, Dept of Anthropology, Montreal University, Canada).

5 August 2013

Iftar party by third DC Muslim girls.

April -June 2013

ASAP TPS 21 day training.

6 March 2013

Inauguration of English Association by Dr E.V. Fathima (KMM Women’s College, Kannur)

4 March 2013

Interaction with Anandi Sharan (Climate Negotiation Expert)

4-5 January 2013

National Seminar on English Language and Literature in the e-Era.

27 September 2012

Inauguration of the Public Address System donated by Mrs. Elizabeth Xavier, retired faculty of the dept.

27 September 2012

Inauguration of the Public Address System donated by Mrs. Elizabeth Xavier, retired faculty of the dept.

27 September 2012

Inauguration of Language Lab.

10 August 2012

Class on How to Install Windows? by Vineesh (MILA).

6 August 2012

Malabar Gold Spenglish started.

30 July 2012

Discussion with Malabar Gold authorities on Communicative English course Spenglish.

30 July 2012

Film screening and interaction with Tamil film maker and activist, R.L. Amudhan. Two documentaries, Shit and Radiation Story (Kalpakkam) by the noted Tamil social activist and documentary maker Amudhan R P were screened at Payyanur college in a function arranged by the department of English. In the vigorous interaction that followed each screening students came up with an ideological recognition of the dalit and environmental and nuclear issues in the Indian context

5 August 2012

Inauguration of Mahagany sapling plantation. The Department of English and the Forestry Club with the financial support of the Board of Management, Payyanur Educational Society and the labour support of the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Programme of the third ward of the Kunhimangalam Panchayath planted 250 saplings of mahogany in the college campus. Students of the Department of English, department of Botany and Zoology along with the faculty from departments of English, Malayalam, Hindi, Botany, Zoology, Statistics and Economics participated in the function. The President-in-charge Sri Thejraj Mallar launched the programme planting a mahogany sapling. Sri P.K. Kuriakose welcomed the gathering. Dr K.C. Muraleedharan presided over the function. The member representing the third ward of the panchayath, Dr Y.V. Kannan Master graced the function with his presence and felicitations. The leader of the labour pool and former member of the panchayath Sarojini also addressed the audience. Dr V.M. Santhosh of the Department of English thanked the gathering of teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students. This project is the third one taken up by the club and the department of English, the other two being the Teak Garden and the Fruit Orchard.

15 July 2012

Inauguration of Teak Garden. Teak Garden, a dream project of the Payyanur Educational Society, was realized with the help of Rotary Club, Payyanur and managed by the Dept of English and the Forestry Club. Occasional help from the students of the PES school is also sought as and when needed. The project was made possible by the mediation of Dr Santhosh V.M. who is on the faculty and a Rotarian too. Sri P.K. Kuriakose of the Dept of English is the consultant. This year the club was able to tie up with the Kunhimangalam Panchayath in which the college is situated to make use of the NREGP labour pool to help maintain all the projects of the FORESTRY CLUB and some of the pioneering projects of the College in collaboration with other willing organizations and funding agencies. This teak garden with 500 saplings planted and almost all surviving would be one of the rare organizational projects in north Malabar towards attaining environmental sustainability, soil protection and enrichment and preservation of remarkable wood heritage. With the proper flourish of this cultivation, there is also the possibility of wild life being provided a secure place in this area where rabbits, wild pigs, porcupines, Jungle Fowl (some of them being the threatened species) are seen in small numbers.

12 July 2012

First DC Welcome party.

23 February 2012

Language lab software demonstration for staff and students.

30 January 2012

Inauguration of the English Association by Dr C. Padmanabhan (PRNSS College, Mattannur)