Born with the college in 1950, the department of English trails a glorious history crowning several undergraduate and postgraduate batches with merit and value. Prof. K.M. Chandy, Dr. Sivarama Subramanian Iyer, Prof. A.C. Kuruvilla, Prof. Andrews Kottiri and Msgr. Joseph Kureethadam are some among the stalwarts of this department. This department is proud of its alumni like K.J. Mathew I.A.S., Dr. Mathew Joseph and Dr. N. Ramachandran who carved their names in golden letters in their careers. In 1985 Mahatma Gandhi University recognized the department as a research department and it has 12 scholarly Ph.D. Guides. The students have brought laurels to the department by winning university ranks and UGC NET continuously for several years. Besides conducting refresher courses the Department of English organizes classes seminars and workshops on research methodology and literary criticism. From 2000 onwards PG students are benefitted by the UGC NET coaching conducted along with their PG programme.