Department of English


About the Department

The Department of English was established in July, 2011. The Department aspires to be a leading center of Comparative Studies in English by integrating modern and contemporary concepts, skills and technology; and to attain national and international renown.

Department is distinctive in new knowledge generation:

  • The course for M.A English and Comparative Literature is designed to trace the origin and development of Literature in English, Language and Literary Theory across ages, regions and cultures and impart essential knowledge of literary forms, movements and trends.

The Department is distinctive in offering:

  • Indian Novels in English Translation
  • Comparative Literature

The Department is distinctive in

  • Offering a two year Masters Degree Programme in English and Comparative Literature.
  • A choice-based Comprehensive Credit System for the Interdisciplinary courses. The total number of credits the students have to earn is 80.
  • Familiarizing the students in the fundamentals of inter-disciplinary areas such as ethnic, indigenous, caste, gender studies.
  • Training the graduates of this course for careers in English, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies teaching as well as careers in creative writing, journalism, translation, art criticism, publishing, scriptwriting.
  • Equipping the students and scholars for higher specialization in the above-mentioned areas.
  •  Sensitizing them towards gender, conflict management, and human rights issues.

Thrust areas of the Department of English:

  • Comparative Studies

  • Feminism/ Post feminism

  • Gender Studies

  • Colonial/ Post colonial

  • Translation Studies

  • Cultural Studies

  • Tribal/ Dalit Literature

  • Ethnic Literature

  • Children Literature

  • Science Fiction