The Department of English was started in 1967 with the introduction of Pre-university course. The department offers Part II English to all the graduate students.
Mr. K.T. Tamilmani has been functioning as the Head of the Department since 19 August 2007. The department has 19 faculty members out of which 3 faculty members are in the aided stream and remaining faculty members are in the self supporting stream. There is one vacancies in the aided stream for which the management is providing faculty members.
Mr. K.T. Tamilmani has passed UGC-NET Lectureship examination in 1996. Ms. R. Lakshmi has joined the department in June 2012 and she has qualified herself in UGC-NET Lectureship Examination (2011). Mr. K.T. Tamilmani has also qualified himself for the Diploma in the Teaching of English from the prestigious English and Foreign Languages University (Formerly CIEFL), Hyderabad, Dr. S.R. Komahan Kavirinadan has got the Post-graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English from the CIEFL University, Hyderabad.
The department organized a week-long Bridge Intensive Course in English for the I year B.A./B.Sc/B.Com students during June 2005. Dr. A. Noel Joseph Irudayaraj, Professor and Head, Department of English, Bharathidasan University, Trichy delivered the inaugural address for the Bridge Intensive Course.Dr. S.R. Komahan Kavirinadan was awarded Ph.D. degree in June 2006 for his research in English Language Teaching. He is the first member among the staff of Dept. of English to receive the doctoral degree. The other members of the department are M.Phil holders. Dr. S.R. Komahan Kavirinadan has been guiding M.Phil and Ph.D scholars since 2006. 7 M.Phil scholars have registered with him and 4 have already received their M.Phil degrees. 3 candidates have registered with him for their doctoral research.
Mr. K.T. Tamilmani was awarded the UGC-Teacher Fellowship during the X plan period to prosecute his doctoral research in the Department of English, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli from 01 May 2005 to 30 March 2007.
Ms S Indra Devi from our college Self-financed Stream is inducted to the Department as a Management Staff, from June 2008. The department offers B.A. English Literature (Branch XII) programme from the academic year 2009-10. 57 students have got admitted in the first batch. Mr.K.T.Tamilmani, the Head has been sanctioned with a sum of Rs.88, 500/- by the UGC for the conduct of a National Level Seminar on Teaching of Grammar especially for rural learners. The seminar entitled “The Why, What, and How of Grammar Teaching” was conducted from 4th to 6th February 2010 on our campus. Over 120 participants both students and staff from different parts of the country attended the seminar and got benefitted. The department has formed a Society called The Lyceum of NMC for Literary and Debating activities of B.A. English Literature students. The Lyceum of NMC was inaugurated on 8th October 2009. Dr A Noel Joseph Irudayaraj, Formerly Professor and Head, Dept of English, Bharathidasan University, Trichy inaugurated the society and delivered a special lecture on Language for Living and Language for Life.