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The Department of English started functioning since the inception of the college in 1887. However, although the department is old and English was a compulsory subject in most of the courses, upto the Graduate level, the affiliation for Honours course from Calcutta University came in 1996. Since then, the department has made tremendous progress both in terms of teaching and other co-curricular activities. The department faced a tremendous setback when Parasor Chatterjee, the then Head of the Department, died in harness on 12th October, 2004. However, the department has slowly weathered the loss, seeking refuge in his inspirational world-view. There are 4 sanctioned substantial posts in the department. At present, the department is helmed by 3 full-time teachers and 1 part-time teacher.
- Introduction of Intermediate Course: 1887
- Introduction of Pass Course: 1955
- Introduction of Honours Course: 1996
- B.A. Honours Course in English
- B.A. General Course in English
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One to one interaction between the students and the teacher
- The Department has its own library which is quite rich in collection of books and journals. The Department is fortunate to acquire books from the archival collection of its ex-teacher, Dr Provash Kr. Sinha
- Lecture method is normally followed supplemented by audio-visual methods wherever necessary. The department has one LCD Projector with audio facilities which is used to screen films related to syllabus.
- Presently, the department has one computer with internet facility.
- Apart from this procedure, tutorial classes and home assignments are also arranged by the faculty. The teachers are available beyond class hours and during vacations for academic interaction with students. The teachers of the Department are also available for personal guidance to the students in order to encourage them for future prospects.
- The department regularly arranges special lectures delivered by invited faculty from various reputed colleges/universities/institutions. The department is a pioneer in this respect.
- The teachers regularly participate in special coaching classes for students belonging to SC, ST, minority communities and financially backward class under the UGC Sponsored Remedial Coaching Center for the SC, ST, minority communities and financially backward class students.
- The Department publishes a journal/book entitled "Perspectives" annually with research contributions from various universities in India & abroad.
- The Departmental wall-magazine "Perspectives" is enthusiastically prepared by the students of the Department under the guidance of teachers and currently it appears every month.
Priority Area of Research in the Department:
- Post colonial literature.
- Indian drama in English & regional languages.
- Indian writing in English.
- African literature.
- Popular culture (with special reference to comics).
- Post modern literary theory.
Research work is going on under the guidance of Dr Debashis Chattopadhyay in the Department.
- Guided Tanusree Mandal, who worked for her M. Phil. Degree on "Pygmalion, Heartbreak House & Saint Joan: A Study of the Development of Shaw’s Concept of Heroism". She was awarded her M. Phil. degree by the Rabindra Bharati University in 2010.
- Guiding Kalapi Sen, who is working for her Ph.D thesis on "From Margins to the Centre: A Study of the Subordinate Figures in the Novels of Chinua Achebe". She is registered with the Netaji Subhas Open University since 2008.
- Dr Jolly Das, Associate Professor, undertook & completed a Minor Research Project entitled “The Past-Present interface in Girish Karnad’s plays” under UGC and got financial assistance of Rs. 80,000./- (2005-2007)
- Pinaki De, Assistant Professor, worked in a collaborative research activity with Subrata Roy Choudhury, Associate Professor in English of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur, Howrah, as co-investigator of UGC sponsored Minor Research Project worth Rs. 1,00,000/- entitled "Changing faces of Globalised Kolkata: A Lens’ Eye View" (2008-2010)
Perspectives’ edition on
|Name of the Teacher||Qualification||Designation||Phone No|
|Dr Debashis Chatterjee||M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D||Associate Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Jolly Das||M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D||Associate Professoremail@example.com|
|Pinaki De||M.A., M.Phil.||Assistant Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 9836304490|
|Kalapi Sen||M.A.||Part Time Teacheremail@example.com|
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