Seminary, the brainchild of Dr. Padmanabhan, former Vice
Chancellor and Dr. P. T. Manoharan, Academic advisor of the
University, is the only non-technical club approved by the
management to encompass the three phases of the university -
teaching, research and extension.
The pedagogy of
teaching needs a lot of changes. The theoretical knowledge
gained by the students is to be enhanced by the workshops,
seminars and conferences. The Literary Seminary in the past nine
years has conducted 13 workshops, 6 conferences and 6 seminars.
Most of our students have participated in them and have gained
an on-hand experience. The student members of the Literary
Seminary have been the originators and planners of these
workshops and most of them have reached the heights of the
ladder and have become employable and also successful
activities of the student members have taken the university to
become the brand in other states like Karnataka, Kerala, U.P.
Assam, New Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
The second phase
of the Literary Seminary is devoted to research activities. The
convener has organised three conferences on literature inviting
papers from the whole country and also conducting a workshop in
the state level. Publications are brought out both as hard
copies and soft copies.
scholars are working in the research wing and one has already
finished the doctorate.
wing has made use of the enthusiastic spirit of the student
members in some extension services. The project undertaken is
called - 'The Outreach Programme - learning is ‘FUNtastic’
extended to one full month. This has resulted in making an MoU
with Children's Home of Hope, Maduravoyal.
The third phase
is the important one of having getting linked with professional
societies - British Council and Cambridge English language
Assessment. A separate folder is attached for verification.
LITFEST '10 -
The Commencement of Tagore's Birthday Celebrations [ +
LITFEST '11 -
Tagore's Sesquicentennial Birth Celebration [ +
LITFEST '12 -
The Second International Conference on The Contemporaneous
Effect of Charles Dickens [ + ]
LITFEST '13 -
Three Day National Level Workshop on the Recent Trends in
Research Methodology in ELT [ + ]
LITFEST '14 - A
Three Day International Conference on Shakespeare - The
Quintessential Zeitgeist [ + ]