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Institute of English (Established in : 1962)

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Institute of English
University of Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram
The Institute of English was established in 1962 as a programme for improving existing standards of teaching of English in schools and colleges. Two one-year courses were started, one for the Diploma in English for School teachers and the other Diploma in English for third class post graduates to improve their qualification. The M.A. course in English Language and Literature was started in 1964 and in 1965 a part-time M.A. English evening course was started. In 1972, the evening course was discontinued and in 1973 the Diploma Course in the Teaching of English was also discontinued. In 1982, the PG Diploma in English for Communication was started as an evening course. The full-time regular M.A. course with greater facilities for research continued. With the introduction of the M.Phil course in 1978, the Institute became the nerve centre of research in English Language and Literature in Kerala.