The Department of English was established in 1956 and is one of the premier centres of English in the country. It offers subjects ranging from Contemporary British Literature to Indian Writing in English, from World Literatures to Contemporary Critical Approaches. It has a well-equipped Language Lab with multi-media audio-visual systems and computers. In addition there is a library which stocks relevant books on literature and language. Apart from imparting instruction at the Masters and Undergraduate (Bachelor of Science (Honours)) level, research work on a large scale in new and challenging areas is being conducted by the faculty as well as the students.
The Department organizes curricular and extra-curricular activities for the students, including Quiz Contests, Seminars, Declamation Contests, Group Discussions and annual play productions. In addition, the Department brings out a refereed research Journal annually. The faculty of the Department is actively engaged in research pursuits and each member has authored several books / research papers. The Faculty includes several highly visible academics who have traveled extensively for academic purposes. At the same time, they are involved in the various administrative bodies of the university and contribute towards the running of the home institution.
The Department enrolls about 250 students every year for the Master's degree. There is a Literary Society called The Three Hundred that organizes literary events from time to time.
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