About Department of English

National Seminar "Indian Literary Traditions: Texts and Contexts" September 22-23, 2023

The Department of English began functioning from June, 1970. It offers various academic programmes in English: Master of Arts (M. A.), Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.). The Department offers the core courses likehistory of English literature, Multi disciplinary Course (with reference to Drama and Psychology, Novel and Psychology; Drama and History, Novel and History), Literary Criticism and Theory, Indian Writing in English, Literary Forms (Novel, Drama) and World Literature in Translation, It also offers optional courses like Women’s Writing in English/ English Langauge Teaching; Indian Literature in English Translation/ New Literatures in English; American Literature (Novel, Poetry)/ English Language Teaching; American Literature (Drama, Non- fictional Prose)/ English Language Teaching.

The coursework of M. Phil. and Ph. D. programmes includes core content courses in Research Methodology, Modern Literature and Literary Theory, and optional contentcourses like Translation Studies and English Language Teaching.

The Department has, at present, seven faculties in all, consisting of three Professors, three Associate Professors, and one Assistant Professor, and all are recognized as Research supervisors for M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in English. The publications by the faculties of the Department address a wide range of research in Humanities like Translational Studies, Gender Studies, ELT, Travel Writing, Canadian Literature, Indian Literature, Modern Literature and writing Contemporary Theory. The Department has had a large number of M. Phil. and Ph.D. scholars to its credit, with research conducted in the areas like British literature, American literature, Afro-American literature, Indian Writing in English, Indian literature, Comparative literature, English Language Teaching (ELT), Translation Studies, Post-Colonial Studies, Gender Studies, Children’s literature and other emerging areas of interdisciplinary research in Humanities.

In addition to the talks by eminent Professors from other universities, the Department has organized national and international seminars. National Seminars have been organized in the areas of Translation Studies, General Semantics, Contemporary Indian Drama, Children’s literature, Partition literature and English Language Teaching. A national workshop on Gandhi’s, Martin Luther King’s and Alfred Korzybski’s thoughts was organized in collaboration with Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences, Baroda. Further, two international conferences have been organized in the areas of Translation Studies and Alfred Korzybski’s General Semantics in academic collaboration with Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences, Baroda.

  • Vision

    To extend creatively in literary terms the consciousness of life and cultural values in a regional context to that of wider global range and complexity, leading to mutual enrichment and fulfillment.

  • Mission

    To translate in literary terms richness and complexity of modes of life and modalities of culture of native context, into their global versions for their enriching interface.