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Head of Department:  Prof. Vikas Sharma (23.06.2021-22.06.2024)

The Department of English was established in July, 1978 and offers M.A. Courses. The Department is actively engaged in research work leading to a Ph.D. degree in various areas like English Literature, American Literature, Indian Literature, and Canadian and Comparative Literatures. In 1991, the UGC allotted 13 centres to various universities in India for Canadian Studies. The Department of English was also allotted one centre for Canadian Studies which ran for almost a decade under the able guidance of Professor Manorama Trikha. The students of the Department have fared extremely well in various professions including Air Force, Army, Journalism, Civil Services and Teaching. During the last five years around 45 students have qualified NET and JRF.

English being a highly acclaimed global language invites special interest of the young and the promising students from all over the country. Today, it is no more a language of the British; it belongs to all who speak it. It has become a link language that has brought the globe under one umbrella. It is a well known fact that the rich tradition of English Literature has influenced the literatures of the world. With this view in mind the Department of English was established in July 1978 under the guidance of Professor TR Sharma, the founder Head of the Department.

The Department offers a two year M.A. programme in which the orientation is primarily towards not only the literature of British Isles and of America but also towards New Literatures, including Indian Writing in English. The Department has an M.Phil programme in which students are encouraged to explore fundamental issues in their respective areas of research. The Ph.D. programme is offered in all the areas of the competence of the faculty members of the Department.

The M.A. courses in the Department have been thoroughly revised as these are regularly updated in the meetings of the Board of Studies organised by the Department from time to time. The Department also has a computer lab to make the students aware of technological uses in language learning. The resources for research in English are rich in various branches of English Literature. The Department has got a fairly large collection of books in its library.

The diverse research activities in the Department in British Literature, American Literature, Canadian Literature, Commonwealth Literature and Indian Writing in English ensure regular contributions from visiting speakers and create an academic environment.

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Programme/ Courses

The department is currently offering the following programmes of study:

B.A.(Hons.) English

B.A.(Hons.) English
About Programme:

The B.A. (Honors) English program is a full-time three-year program divided into six semesters (Two semesters in first year, two semesters in the second year and two semesters in the third year).

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3 years program

Number of Seats:
40
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B.A. (NEP) English

B.A. (NEP) English
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Three years course

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N/A
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M.A (with CBCS)

M.A (with CBCS)
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Duration:

2 year (4 semesters)

Number of Seats:
30
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Eligibility Conditions:

Second Class Bachelor’s Degree (including concerned subject) with 55% marks and Second Division in the Intermediate Examination or 50% marks in each of the Bachelor’s Degree and Intermediate Examination separately.

Ph.D (English)

Ph.D (English)
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Under the Ph.D. Program the scholars of the department have undertaken research projects on Comparative Literature, English, American Literature, Indian Writing in English and Canadian Literature dissertation.

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Number of Seats:
24
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M.A. English NEP

M.A. English NEP
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N/A
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Pre-Ph.D. Course Work English

Pre-Ph.D. Course Work English
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M.A. English

M.A. English
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Basic Communicative English

Basic Communicative English
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Communication Skill & Personality Development

Communication Skill & Personality Development
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Faculty

Head & Professor

Prof. Vikas Sharma

M.A., MPhil, Ph.D., D.Lit.

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Professor

Prof. Pratibha Tyagi

M.A., Ph.D.

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Prof. Ravindra Kumar

MPhil, Ph.D., UGC-NET.

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Bhawna Singh

M.A., NET, Ph.D.

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Syllabus

Programme Name Download New/ Revised Syllabus
B.A. English (For First Three Years of Higher Education (UG) Programme)
B.A. Honours English
B.A. Under NEP (English)
Communication Skill & Personality Development
Communication Skills and Personality Development : Semester - 6
English
M.A. English 2022-23
M.A. English NEP
Pre-Ph.D. Course Work English
Skill development course (Basic Communicative English)

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Job/ Placement

Job Opportunities
The Master of Arts and MPhil in English provide a balanced and comprehensive programme of study in literature and language. It is also excellent preparation for doctoral studies in English, teaching in a college or university or other careers requiring a higher degree of literacy.
The Syllabus offers a balanced coverage of major approaches to literature, including theoretical, historical, comparative, thematic, multicultural and genre studies. It provides students with the tools and skills to produce literary scholarship of professional quality and to participate in the ongoing literary discussions of issues in the field of literary study. The study of English thus provides opportunities to explore the worlds of literature and culture.
The focus of study is such that it will provide you with skills for a variety of positions in business, government, research, publishing as well as in the cultural entertainment, tourism, travel and communication industries. English, therefore, helps you develop skills useful in many career fields.

Placements
it is a matter of pride that almost all our students and research scholars are employed as Lecturers, Readers and Professors in various colleges and universities of the country and abroad after completing their PhDs and also qualifying NET/SLET. They are also engaged in teaching Business and Communicative English at various Engineering Colleges of the country.

Research & Publications

RESEARCH PAPERS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

S.No. Author Name Title Name of Journal Month Year of Publication
1 Nidhi Gupta Relation between teacher and secondary class students in India Vidyawarta 2022-03-30
2 Nidhi Gupta Quality Concerns & need of Reformation in Higher Education of India Excellence in Education 2022-01-31
3 Prof. Pratibha Tyagi the struggle for existence in john steinbeck the wrath THE CRATIVE LAUNCHER 2022-02-28
4 Prof. Pratibha Tyagi theme of allienation in john steinbeck of mice THE CRATIVE LAUNCHER 2021-12-30
5 Prof. Ravindra Kumar meaning of child psychology with reference to literary works of ruskin bond International journal of trends in english language and literature 2021-10-08
6 Prof. Ravindra Kumar indianness in the literary works of ruskin bond INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH RESEARCH 2021-09-09
7 Prof. Ravindra Kumar heaven in pursuit: an outlook of the role of religious philosophy and family in the brothers karamazov INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH RESEARCH 2021-09-07
8 Prof. Ravindra Kumar A PSYCHOANALYTICAL EXPLORATION OF GUILT After CRIME IN DOSTOEVSKY'S CRIME AND PUNISHMENT...... THE CRITERION 2021-08-31
9 Prof. Ravindra Kumar literature and pandemic shodh sarita 2021-03-29
10 Prof. Ravindra Kumar Rationalizing the Extraordinary Men: A Study of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment Shodh sanchar bulletin 2021-03-27
11 Prof. Ravindra Kumar arun joshi's the strange case of billy biswas: escaping of hero from bourgeois stratum and finding his roots in primitive world international journal of advanced research and development 2020-11-10
12 Prof. Ravindra Kumar SLAVE AND SLAVERY IN THE SELECT NOVELS OF MARK TWAIN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH RESEARCH 2020-09-03
13 Prof. Ravindra Kumar the changing face of the indian woman with special reference to the dark holds no terrors INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH RESEARCH 2020-08-17
14 Prof. Ravindra Kumar a naturalistic study of henrik ibsen's a doll's house international journal of advanced research and development 2020-07-04
15 Prof. Ravindra Kumar TRACING THE EXISTENTIAL STRAIN IN SHAKESPEARE CREATIVE FORUM 2017-12-05
16 Prof. Ravindra Kumar analysis of modern classic: the great gatsby international journal of academic research and development 2017-08-08
17 Prof. Ravindra Kumar GERTRUDE: THE DECEIVER OR THE STUPID? HINDU 2017-07-05
18 Prof. Ravindra Kumar The Influence of Civil War on American Literature international journal of multidisciplinary research and development 2017-07-01
19 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA ANALYSIS OF WOMEN CHARACTERS IN AUSPUCIOUS CHARACTER RESEARCH JOURNAL OF ENGLISH (RJOE) 2020-07-07
20 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA CULTURE AND CONFLICT: THE PLIDGE OF DIASTIORE RESEARCH JOURNAL OF ENGLISH 2020-07-03
21 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA RESEARCH : AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE HERITAGE 2020-05-06
22 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA SOCIAL JUSTICE AS A PROMINENT THEME IN THE NOVELS OF BHAVANI BHATTTARCHARYA THE CRATIVE LAUNCHER 2019-04-10
23 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA DIFFICULT DAUGHTERS : CRITICAL APRRECIATION NOTIONS 2018-03-15

PUBLICATION PROFILE (OTHER THAN RESEARCH PAPERS)

S.No. Name Publication Title Publisher Year of Publication
1 Prof. Ravindra Kumar Chapter in an Edited Books EMERGING TRENDS IN LANGUAGE LITERATURE AND CULTURE THE THEME OF INHERITANCE IN HENRIK IBSEN;S GHOSTS 2018-08-07
2 Prof. Ravindra Kumar Chapter in an Edited Books POLYPHONY OF INDIAN LITERARY TRADITION: EXPLORING MULTIPLE VOICES IN INDIAN SHORT STORIES PSYCHO-SOCIAL DILEMMA IN ARJUN DANGLE'S PROMOTION 2017-08-09
3 Prof. Ravindra Kumar Chapter in an Edited Books AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE-PARADIGMS, PRAXIS AND THEORY REBELLION AGAINST THE CULTURE OF STOICISM AND THE LAND IN A AD HOPE'S AUSTRALIA 2016-08-08
4 Prof. Ravindra Kumar Book Authored POETRY DOWN THE AGES MACMILLAN 2012-05-08
5 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA Book Authored HOPE AGAINST HOPE diamond pocket books 2022-03-12
6 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA Book Authored 498 A FEARS & DREAMS diamond pocket books 2022-03-10
7 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA Book Authored ASHES & FIRE diamond pocket books 2022-03-10
8 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA Book Authored MEDINE LIGHT IN TWILGHT diamond pocket books 2022-01-12
9 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA Book Authored IAS TODAY diamond pocket books 2021-12-30
10 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA Book Authored LOVES NOT TIMES FOOL diamond pocket books 2021-12-30
11 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA Book Edited EPHIPHANIES 2 TRINITY 2021-11-24
12 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA Book Authored RAH KE PATHAR diamond pocket books 2021-11-10
13 PROF. VIKAS SHARMA Book Edited EPIPHANIES TRINITY 2021-10-20

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