“Educate, Agitate and Organize”
Department of English
The Department of English was established in 2006 with B.A. General Programme initially and B.A. Honours was introduced in 2007 with a limited number of 30 seats. Gradually the intake capacity for 1st year B.A. (hons.) has increased and is currently 85.
The Department stands focussed on the holistic development of the students and promotes Liberal Humanities to empower students to venture out into cross-disciplinary practices beyond the college.The strengths of the Department are the vibrancy of the regular student activities, collaborative engagements with various institutions, in/formal discussion groups and innovative pedagogical practices. We provide thorough guidance for the career path of our learners, not only in academics but also in other social services. Supported by the Career Counselling and Placement Cell of our college, we provide spaces for our students to become employable and get placed in varied job profiles. Read more
The English Literary Society, Bricoleurs, was formed in 2017 so as to broaden the interactive space between the teachers and the students. The team comprises of student representatives who assist the faculty members in organising various academic and cultural events throughout the year. The Bricoleurs organises Seminars, Workshops, Lecture-demonstrations, Literary Fest, Film Screenings, Cultural performances et al.
One could get a glimpse of the activities conducted and organised by the Society in the Department Website and also contribute their writings- critical and creative and paintings that could be displayed in the Website. To know more please visit our website and share your feedback with us.
One of the most significant aspect of the Department is its library collection. The Departmental Library is an external node of the Central Library but an autonomous entity in the way it functions to create an interactive space for literary appreciation. The Book Club facilitates this interaction and aims to cultivate reading habits and develop a taste for literature that is not confined to the syllabus.
The books range from fictions for beginners to non-fiction and contemporary theories from diverse disciplines. One could avail the Reference Collection and thereading facility is available in the Department Room and also issue selected items from the Library collection following certain criteria for issue/return process.The readers are always encouraged to submit a critical appreciation of the text in writing and a feedback is provided to them so that they could enhance their skills of reading and appreciation. This is a continuous process and have been quite successful in the past few years. These readings ultimately culminate into Annual Students Seminar where selected participants present their papers and critical readings of texts followed by discussions and critical inputs from the faculty-discussant. This entire process works under the supervision of a faculty-mentor.
□ Use of ICT Classroom and Audio-Visual aids
□ Socio-digital participation
□ Teaching through collaborations and Group activities
□ Hands on training and soft skill development
□ Theatre practicum
□ Social innovation research
We have been able to create an autonomous space for interaction in the virtual platform through our Department website. This website displays not only the progress of the Department in the past few years but also intends to cultivate an orientation for Liberal Arts.
The website has a Student Forum where any one could participate. You could share your creative writing, review (literary/film/performance), paintings, photographs and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org any time of the year. We do not endorse plagiarized texts here.
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The Department has a team of dedicated Alumni who contribute to the teaching-learning process in their best interests. Occasional Seminars, lecture-demonstrations, theatre workshops are conducted by the Alumni under the supervision of Bricoleurs, the English Literary Society. We have been able to successfully initiate Annual Alumni Meet since 2017.
In the future we intend to create a Research Hub for the Alumni so that they can build their resources along with the Department and generate an effective symbiotic relationship.
□ Upgrade the existing E-Resources and Language Lab activities □ Build a Research Hub or an Incubator Programme to cultivate young research scholars into Social Innovation Research □ To initiate certificate courses for Language and Communication skills □ To create a platform for e-learning as a supplement to the classroom pedagogy □ We intend to begin a Department Journal which would feature the academic advancement of the current students and the Alumni.
Sudipto MukhopadhyayM.A, M.Phil
Specialization- Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Visual Ethnography, Visual & Performing Arts Email: [email@example.com]
Assistant Professor (HOD)
Specialization- Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Visual Ethnography, Visual & Performing Arts