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The Department of English started its journey with the General Course in 2010. However, the Honours Course was introduced five years later in 2015. The courses have been approved by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of W.B. and are taught under the University of Kalyani. The Department of English is committed to provide sincere care and support to the students and uphold a high level performance. We organize seminars and workshops, publish a wall magazine ‘Phynix’, arrange invited lectures and maintain an academic calendar. We make power point presentations, and movies based on novels and dramas are screened and analyzed in the virtual classroom. We take class tests at regular intervals. We follow recommended texts, and adequate numbers of lectures are delivered, paying close attention that no necessary parts of the lesson are left untouched. We make students familiar with suggested topics for class presentation and books for further readings prescribed in the syllabus. We maintain a good teacher-student relationship. Encouraging active participation of the students, we ask them to raise questions and motivate them into teamwork for solving different issues regarding the lessons taught with the help of the teachers. The college library has a rich collection of English books. Initially intake capacity of the Honours Course was sixty (60), now it has been increased to 100.

Though in the beginning only one student appeared in the final exam and passes it securing 37 marks, the number of students appearing in the final examination has increased ever since.

At present, our teaching faculty consists of Dr. Abu Siddik and Mr. Chandan Barman. Mr. Chandan Barman, Assistant Professor, has been acting as the Head of the Department since 2017.

Profiles of other previous teachers updated upto their work period in the department are given below:

Course Outcome:

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to masterpieces from different time and space. Apart from that literary theory, learners are made familiar with fundamentals and tools of communication and also vital communication skills, integral to personal, social and professional. The present course hopes to address some of these aspects through an interactive mode of teaching-learning process and by focusing on various dimensions of comprehension and communication skills. It is hoped that after studying this course, students will find a basic and solid base of English literary masterpieces. The recommended readings given at the end are only suggestive; the students and teachers have the freedom to consult other materials on various units/topics given below. Similarly, the questions in the examination will be aimed towards assessing the skills learnt by the students rather than the textual content of the recommended books. Students are encouraged to be creative and imaginative while have their strong foothold on reality. Life lessons and moral lessons are needed to be deeply implanted in their personality. In studying English literature one experiences a mysterious blend of religiosity and scientific outlook to life and society, deeply understanding life with its joys and sorrow at personal social and universal level.

After completion of the Program students will be able to have familiarity with the following :

  • Indian Classical Literature
  • European Classical Literature
  • Indian Writing in English
  • British Poetry and Drama: 14th Century
  • American Literature
  • Popular Literature
  • British Poetry and Drama: 17th and 18th Centuries
  • British Literature: 18th Century
  • British Romantic Literature
  • British Literature: 19th Century
  • Women‟s Writing
  • British Literature: The Early 20th Century
  • Modern European Drama
  • Postcolonial Literatures
  • Modern Indian Writing in English Translation
  • British Literature: Post World War II
  • Literary Criticism
  • Literary Theory
  • Partition Literature
  • Research Methodology
  • Academic Writing and Composition
  • Text and Performance
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Contemporary India: Women and Empowerment
  • English Communication
  • English Language Teaching
  • Soft Skills