PSG College of Arts & Science was founded in the year 1947 before independence by the PSG & Sons’ Charities Trust with a mission to set education on a noble perch accessible to all in pursuit of knowledge and world class education. The founders envisioned charity through education and crested this zealous thought as the reason for having set up a premier grade institution, which still remains as an untarnished thought through the lineage of successors to this college. The college embodies a rich tradition of excellence in teaching and research and has thus diffused dynamism and knowledge to several learners in the sands of time. The college upgrades its facilities available from time to time, to set up the best pedal of access for its students. The college has a long standing and a well established title for having harbored an excellent faculty resource in the city. The quality of education is carefully cradled to impart profound education to all who have knocked on the knowledge doors of the college with belief. The institution promotes deep research and lifelong learning in the fields of Liberal Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Management, Computer Science, Social Science and Life Sciences.
PSGCAS is one of the largest Higher Education Institutions of South India with 41 Undergraduate programmes, 2 BVoc Programmes, 27 Postgraduate programmes, 1 Five year Integrated Postgraduate Programme 5 PG Diploma and 1 Diploma program. M.Phil and Ph.D programs are offered in 23 Disciplines. In addition to this, the PSG CAS Academy of Excellence offers 17 Life/Job Oriented Courses and 12 Career oriented add-on courses for enhancing the life skills of students.
The Department of English was established in 1957 and is one of the oldest language departments on the campus. Since its inception, the department has played an important role in establishing relevant specializations such as American Literature, English for Competitive Examinations, Dynamic of Public Speaking and Creative Writing, Writing for the Media, Translation Studies and English Language Teaching. The Department had the distinction in introducing Research Programme (M.Phil and Ph.D.) from 2005. The faculty members provide extensive mentoring to the learners both in and beyond the classroom for a wide variety of forums. Guest Lectures and Symposia make up our calendar.