The Department of English, Holy Cross College was established in 1923 to teach English to the students of the Intermediate classes. The introduction of the B.A course in English in 1966, the Post- Graduate course in 1972, Research in 1992 and M.Phil in 2003 are the important academic milestones of the department. The Shift II, B.A. course began in 2009.


       - The programmes offered by the department allow the learners to embark on a voyage into the fathomless world of Literature.

       - Contemporarily relevant courses that are tailor –made for our students at all levels be it the undergraduate, Post graduate, M. Phil or PhD level.

       - Global interest of the learners are catered by offering courses such as English for Competitive Examination, Journalism, Theater Arts, English for Eligibility Examinations, Spoken English, Effective Communication, English for Personnel Management, Group Dynamics and Creative Writing which help learners use communication skills to branch out into any professional domain.

       - The department also offers learner sample opportunities to giveflight to their creative imagination through competitions, dramatics, seminars, assignments, etc.


      To inculcate a deep understanding of language and literature in the students, and appreciate the richness of literature, past and present. To develop effective thinkers, readers and writers with good English communication skills.


      The Department of English provides academically excellent education to create morally, intellectually, aesthetically, socially responsible and professionally competent literary personnel.