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Department of English

The department of English is established in 1993 and belongs to the Faculty of Foreign Languages. The department made certain innovative contributions in the following fields of research in terms of application of Information Communication Technology in English Language Teaching, African-American fiction analyzed from the perspectives of Cultural Studies, New readings in Translation Studies from the perspectives of Post colonialism and Cultural Studies and development of Maternity discourses, Disability discourses and Culinary discourses. The department have greater scope for development and diversification and greater opportunities of employability for students.

English had been the language of western colonialism. It, still, is the language of neo imperialism. It has now become the official and power language of global capitalism and its various manifestations in knowledge, communication and information sectors. The western centrism and hegemonic aspects of English are part of contemporary linguistic, literary and cultural reality. English has also monopolized the media and academia across the world.

The cultural homogenizing and erasing effect of English has seriously affected the indigenous linguistic cultures in the Asian and African countries. English has replaced the native languages and literature in a serious threat to local cultures. English in the contemporary world is also an agent of westernization and Americanization.

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About Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit

The University was established two decades ago in the name of the illustrious Indian philosopher Jagad Guru Adi Sankara in his place of birth at Kalady. The basic objective of the University is to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit, Indology, Indian culture, Indian and Foreign languages, Indian philosophy, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and to promote the study and research in Sanskrit and other systems of Indian knowledge. As a centre of cultural heritage and a house for indigenous art forms, the University is envisioned to harmonize the society through educational excellence.