The department of English has a long tradition of excellence and is committed to providing a stimulating and vibrant intellectual environment for students and research scholars. To strengthen teaching and research, the department revises the curriculum and initiates necessary changes in teaching, learning processes and evaluation practices at regular intervals. This enables the department to remain in tune with current trends in the field of English Studies. Keeping in mind the importance and sensitivity attached to the specificities of local and regional literary traditions, the curriculum of the department, designed in accordance with Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), tries to make room for native literatures as well.

The department, including our satellite campuses boasts of a faculty with a distinguished research and teaching record who place the student at the centre of their academic ventures.  Our success is measured by the fact that we enrol more than 75 students in the main department and almost 100 students in our satellite campuses every year for our M.A. programme. The most rewarding result of our endeavours is the successful job placements of our students, many of whom are recruited as teachers in higher education and carry the legacy of professional and academic commitment forward. The department continues to maintain its standard of excellence, borne out by the fact that a number of our students qualify NET/JRF and SLET while many secure admission to research programmes in prestigious universities like JNU, AMU, and Jamia Milia Islamia.

 Research in the department is robust and aims to encourage young scholars to participate and contribute to the tradition of critical thought. It revolves around the recent debates on multiculturalism, post-colonialism, diaspora studies, trauma studies, postmodernism, marxism, feminism etc. Our scholars try to integrate literary analysis into broader debates on cultural changes and their implications; this fosters a vibrant interdisciplinary learning and research culture in the department.  Series of research seminars are regularly held, enabling scholars and faculty to engage in constructive debates. International/national seminars too are a regular feature of the department, creating avenues for academic exchange and interaction.  However, the department is aware of the need to constantly update itself in the emerging knowledge-based society transformed by technology. We are constantly trying to rethink our educational policies and pedagogies to meet the challenges thrown up from time to time.  

Dr Iffat Maqbool
Head Of Department