ENGLISH RESEARCH CENTRE
Department of English, Aditanar College of Arts and
Science, Tiruchendur was provisionally recognized as a
Research Centre to offer Ph. D programme in the academic
year 2012 -2013. As on 9.1.2017, 16 members are doing Ph. D
research under the guidance of Dr. K. Thanikasalam, Dr.
R.Rita Yasodha and Dr. A. Parvathavarthini . Of the 16, 14
scholars are from other colleges. One scholar was awarded
the degree after her Viva Voce Examination was conducted in
the Research Centre on 08.01.2016.Two have submitted their
theses and are waiting for the Viva, and one is about to
submit. Five scholars working under guides belonging to
other colleges, are working in our Research Centre, of whom
Pre Ph. D Viva Voce Examination had been conducted for two
The following faculty of our department have done UGC
1. J. Sathyalakshmi - Search for Self Discovery
and Survival in the Novels of Anita Nair
2. A. Kavitha - An Encounter between
the Feminine and the Avante- Garde –
A Reading of Margaret Lawerence’s Select Works.
3. C. Shola Fernando - A Post-Colonial Reading of
Thomas Kenealy’s Novels : The
Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and A Widow and her hero.
M. Phil course was started in the year 2008. Every year
M. Phil, scholars submit their project work guided by the
staff of the Department of English.