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Department Profile

The Department of English was established in the year 1985. The department offers the following programmes:
  • B.A. English
  • M.A. English
  • M.Phil English
  • Ph.D English

The Department offers various courses, to enhance the language skills in particular and communication skills in general, of the students.

Various courses in Literatures produced globally are offered so that the students and scholars will be able to attain international standards.

The need of the students at the regional and national levels have been identified and several courses of interest and relevance such as English for Competitive Examinations, Journalism, Voices of Women in Literature, New Literatures and Creative Writing widen the horizons of the students at Under Graduate Level. A course in Perspectives of Women in Literature to focus on Women’s Writings has been included in PG syllabus. In addition practical criticism, traditional and modern literary theories and critical canons are included.

Innovative Teaching Methodologies facilitating learner-centered classroom activities are used.

Program Outcome:  

Students will be able to write effectively for a variety of professional and social settings. They will practice writing as a process of motivated inquiry, engaging other writers ideas as they explore and develop their own.

Program Specific Outcome:  

                Student will develop an appreciation of how the formal elements language and genre shape meaning. Student will gain knowledge of the major tradition of literature written in English, and an appreciation for the diversity of literary and social voices within - and sometimes marginalized by those traditions. Student will develop the ability to read works of literary, rhetorical and cultural criticism, and deploy ideas from these texts in their own reading and writing. Student will develop a passion for literature and language. They will develop literature’s ability to elicit feeling, cultivate the imagination, and call as to account as humans.

Course Outcomes:

  • Addresses Gender issues and focuses on means to avoid the discrimination of gender by introducing the women’s voice articulated in Literature from various countries.
  • Addresses human values to the students by focusing on Literary characterization and dramatic techniques.
  • Enables the students to prepare for the UGC Eligibility Tests and to train them to succeed in various competitive examinations.
  • Facilitates the students to understand the advanced skills used in spoken communication and to understand the importance of overall development of personality.
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