The year 1875 witnessed the inception of Maharaja’s College, Ernakulum, an academic institution whose name has found an indelible place in the annals of the educational history of Kerala. Along with the college began the Department of English which soon became an embellishment to the institution. The M A course in English Language and Literature was started in 1956 when Prof. T C Balakrishna Menon was the Head of the Department. The BA course in English was started in 1972 when Prof T R K Marar was the Head of the Department. In fact 2006 was the 50th year of the independent existence of the Department which continues its meritorious performance.