Food Exhibition - Petite Madeleines by Department of English
The Department of English at Kristu Jayanti College hosted a delectable and intellectually stimulating food exhibition titled “Petite Madeleines” on April 15th, 2024. This unique event was designed to explore the rich representations of food in literature, offering attendees a multisensory journey through the culinary landscapes depicted in various literary works. Fr. Jais V Thomas, Financial Administrator, Kristu Jayanti College, inaugurated the event at 10.00 am in M2 Auditorium, Main Block. The UG and PG programme coordinators, Dr. Lyola Thomas and Prof. Jerrin Jose graced the occasion with their presence. Students from various English Major Classes participated in the exhibition by displaying interesting descriptions and poignant narratives woven around humble meals and food samples. The exhibition celebrated food's diverse roles in storytelling and cultural expression. Dr. Akhila Variyar, Dr. Rini Reba Mathew, Dr. Rajalekshmi K. were the faculty coordinators of the event. The event witnessed students from various deaneries trying out food samples and listening to the stories behind the food. The exhibition came to an end by 12.00 pm.

National Conference: Exhibition of Paul Fernandes’ Artworks
The Department of English hosted a captivating National Conference on "Cityscapes: Interstices of Space and Memory Retelling Metropolitan Chronotopes" on November 9th and 10th, 2023. A highlight of the event was the mesmerizing exhibition featuring 30 frames of Paul Fernandes' iconic artworks, beautifully curated to showcase Bangalore's nostalgic charm. Fr. Jais V Thomas, Financial Administrator Director, Jayantian Extension Services, and faculty member of Commerce and Management, inaugurated the exhibition in the M1 Auditorium. Open to the entire college, the exhibition offered a visual journey into the heart of Bangalore's memories. Paul Fernandes' illustrations, capturing the city's essence, added an artistic dimension to the intellectual discourse, making the Conference an unforgettable blend of scholarly exploration and creative celebration.

“Arty Scales” Brochure - Stopper Exhibition
The event “Arty Scales” Brochure – Stopper Exhibition was organized by the students of Bcom Tourism, IV Semester to enhance their creative skills and to showcase their artistic potential. As part of the English class activity, brochure-making on travel, food, and lodging was assigned to all the students. Everyone enthusiastically participated and followed which was initiated by students to display as English class is beyond the classroom teacher. It helps students to interact and explain the importance of thinking beyond texts and initiate events that would improve their leadership skills.

A Tribute to Girish Karnad
The Department of English (PG) organized an exhibition titled A Tribute to Girish Karnad honouring the legacy of Padma Shri awardee Girish Karnad, on August 02, 2019. The purpose of this exhibition was to commemorate the veteran playwright, actor, director, and writer and to bring to mind his phenomenal contribution to literature. The exhibition was honoured by the presence of our Principal Rev. Fr. Josekutty P.D., Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P. J., Director of Kristu Jayanti College of Law and Dr. Gopakumar AV, Dean of Humanities. The exhibition encompassed of several visual representations which displayed Karnad’s famous plays, the movies in which he acted. His photos, videos and a bioscope showcased major events in Karnad’s life. The programme included the enactment of a modern adaptation of Girish Karnad’s play Nagamandala by the final year students.

The main attraction of the exhibition was the fact that most of the displays were made out of waste materials which were recycled as wooden props and this provided an insight into the usefulness of recycling. In addition, there was a display of the various awards he had received which were also made out of recycled materials.

Positive feedback was received from the dignitaries and other visitors from different departments. A few select quotes:

“Innovative adaptation of Girish Karnad’s play and excellent tribute to the great playwright and actor. Hearty congratulations to all in English (PG) Department”. - ~ Rev. Fr. Josekutty P.D., Principal

“Very informative and innovative. Appreciating the efforts of English Department, I congratulate the students who made it a Reality”. ~ Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P.J., Director of Kristu Jayanti College of Law

“Brilliant performance. You’ve given a contextual significance to Nagamandala and could create a visual journey through the life of Girish Karnad”. ~ Dr. Gopakumar AV, Dean of Humanities

This was a golden opportunity not only for the students who worked together but also for each and every one who participated. This exhibition has set the stage for all the students identifying and harnessing their skills and helping them to evolve.

In the opinion of T F Calvin, a final year student, “the exhibition was a great platform for students to know and learn more, as they worked on the creative genius that Girish Karnad was. The beautiful adaptation of the play and the brilliant acting by the students gave others a better insight into the creative world of Karnad”.

The final year students organised the exhibition which had a total of 52 participants from the Department.

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