The Department of English which came into existence with the very inception of the College, became a PG. Department in 1964, and in 1967, started a unique degree course as part 3 Double Main with History & English of equal status. The renowned Malayalam literacy critics, prof. P. Sankaran Nambiar and prof MP.Paul were members of the Department. Mar James Pazhayattil, the former Bishop of irinjalakuda was a member of this Department from 1968 to 1978. The whole teaching community remembers with gratitude the services and leadership of prof. V.R. Subramanian (H.O.D 1977-1985), the former speaker and financial Minister of Kerala, and Prof N.D. George former chairman of thrissur Municipality, Prof N.A. Ouseph and George Menachery, former members of this Department are Chevaliers of Thrissur Archdiocese. Shri George Menachery (H.O.D 1990-1992) an authority on Church history and Architecture, is internationally known for his Thomapaedia. The Department was recognized as a Research centre by the university of Calicut in 1995. The Department has been publishing a journal entitled Conspectus (ISSN 0973-0990) . The Department offers Adviced Certificate Course in professional communication for UG and Certificate course in English Communication for PG students.
Programs / Courses Offered
1. Cardinal Gracias Scholarship for a poor deserving student of M.A. English or M.Sc. Mathematics
2. Rev. Fr. Ittyera Mampilly Scholarship for a poor deserving student of M.A. English
3. Very Rev. Fr. Paul Alappat Prize for the best Degree student in Part I English
4. Prof. A.L. Krishnan Endowment Prize to a student who gets highest mark in II M.A. English at the University Examination from this College.
5. Prof. N.D. George Memorial Endowment instituted by his wife Mrs. Mary George to the student who secured highest marks in B.A. History and English.
6. Mrs. Thressia Antony Thettayil Memorial Endowment instituted by his son, Fr. Varghese Thettayil, to the best student in M. A. English.
7. Prof. P.S. Venkiteswaran endowment, interest amount of Rs. 50,000, dated 09-02-2012 for the top scorer in M. A. English, instituted by Dr. V. Kalliyana Krishnan.