School of Languages, Literature and Culture

Department of English

Welcome to the Department of English. We are a diverse and supportive teaching group committed to the creation of knowledge and the pursuit of academic excellence through transmission, transaction and transformation of knowledge. Our focus  remains on a variety of subject areas and we always work towards producing research of vital significance. The department strives to promote and disseminate interdisciplinary studies in the key areas of Literature, Language, Linguistics, and Literary and Critical Theories. With our resources, specialist faculty members and efficient supportive staff,  the students are exposed to a conducive academic atmosphere that they need to become confident and independent scholars. The department combines teaching, research and public engagement to inculcate students with a sense of excellence not only in the aesthetic appreciation of the artistic interpretation of life, and creative practices but also in the theoretically-grounded study of literature. With an emphasis on research-based learning and the creation of knowledge, the department brings all aspects related to its domain under the academic purview. Our thrust areas of research are Film Studies, Applied Language Studies, American Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies, and Feminism. Admission at all levels is through a demanding Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Mission
The mission of our programs is to make the students familiar with representative literary and cultural texts within a significant number of historical, geographical, and cultural contexts. We teach students in such a way that they shall be able to apply critical and theoretical approaches to the reading and analysis of literary and cultural texts in multiple genres. Students are equipped with the skills to identify, analyze, interpret and describe the critical ideas, values, and themes that appear in literary and cultural texts and understand the way these ideas, values, and themes inform and impact culture and society, both now and in the past. Another major objective is to make the students capable of writing analytically in a variety of formats, including essays, research papers, reflective writing, and critical reviews of secondary sources. Students are enabled to ethically gather, understand, evaluate and synthesize knowledge  from a variety of written and electronic sources. Students are made proficient in oral communication and writing as well.

Programs offered

  • M.A. English
  • Ph.D. English

Faculty

  1. Dr. Alpna Saini, Professor and HOD
  2. Dr. Shahila Zafar, Associate Professor
  3. Dr. Vipan Pal Singh, Associate Professor
  4. Dr. Dinesh Babu P., Assistant Professor
  5. Dr. Prithvi Raj, Assistant Professor

Academic Calender

Syllabi

Photo Gallery

  1. First Batch of MA English students receiving their degrees during Convocation, 2018
  2. Invited lecture on "Print Culture and the Emergence of Early Novels in Malayalam" by Dr. Ashokan Nambiar C (Visiting Fellow at King's India Institute, King's College London) held on January 25, 2019.
  3. Invited Lecture by Professor Harjeet Singh Gill, Professor Emeritus, JNU, New Delhi and Professor of Eminence, Punjabi University, Patiala on March 15, 2019, on "Semiotics of Literary Discourse."
  4. Inaugural Event of English Literary Society on May 27, 2019
  5. English Literary Society Activity:  'Poetry Recitation and Discussion Session' on August 30, 2019.
  6. Celebrating Teachers' Day in the Department: September 5, 2019
  7. Special lecture by Prof. Rabinder Powar (Department of English, Punjabi University, Patiala) on 'Literary Theory and Criticism' on  November 7, 2019
  8. Invited Lecture by Professor Rana Nayar, Panjab University, Chandigarh on February 11, 2020 on "How to Read a Text."