Department of English

Department Overview

Head of Department: Prof. Pratibha Tyagi

The Department of English was established in July, 1978 and offers M.A. and M.Phil. 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./M.Phil 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.

Programme/ Courses

The department is currently offering the follwing programmes of study :

Duration

2 year (4 semesters)


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Eligibilty Criteria

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.

About Program

It is a one year (two semesters) course based on the study of Research Methodology, Interdisciplinary Approaches and Contemporary Critical Theories, World Classics in Translation, twentieth Century Canadian Literature in English and Commonwealth Literature and dissertation.


Duration

1 year (2 semesters)


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Eligibilty Criteria

Master's degree in concerned subject with 55% marks. Bachelor's Degree with an aggregate of 55% marks including the concerned subject (wherever applicable), and second division in Intermediate examination; or 50% marks in bachelor‟s degree as well as Intermediate examination separately.


About Program

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.


Duration

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Eligibilty Criteria

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Faculty

Head

Pratibha Tyagi

Professor & Head

M.A., Ph.D.

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Professor

R. Kumar

Professor

MPhil, Ph. D., UGC-NET.

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Vikas Sharma

Professor

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

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Syllabus

Course NameDownload Syllabus
M.A.
M.Phil
Pre-Ph.D
CBCS 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.

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M.A
No. of Seats

20


M.Phil
No. of Seats

10


Pre- Ph.d
No. of Seats

0


CBCS ENGLISH
No. of Seats

0