The department of English, co-eval with the college, was established in 1944. It is one of the oldest of its kind under the university to offer postgraduate education, and has established itself as a reputed centre of postgraduate studies, attracting a wide cross-section of students from all over the state. The flagship programme of the department is the innovative B.A. English (Copy Editor) which was started in 1998. It is a vocational degree programme for students who aspire for a career in publishing and journalism. The training modules include Editing, Publishing, Desktop printing, besides courses in English language and literature. The mandatory ‘on-the-job’ module offers the students the necessary exposure to and a taste of various publishing houses and visual media centers, advertisement agencies etc. Apart from getting placed, the successful graduates of B.A. English Copy Editor obtain eligibility to pursue their higher studies in English Language and Literature, Journalism, Mass Communication and Media Studies, besides other programmes for which graduation is the minimum eligibility. At the PG level, the department offers courses in accordance with the restructured curriculum of MG University, Kottayam, Kerala, with American Literature and Film Studies as optional papers. The highlight of the M.A. syllabus is the research project in the IV semester, aimed at initiating students into academic research.