Department of English

Department of English

The Department of English is one of the pioneer Department of the college which started Under Graduate classes in the year 1994. The Post Graduate Program in English Literature was introduced in the year 2012 with an intake of 30 students. The faculty members of the department are fully committed to impart quality education to the students. The Department has been working hard to conduct various academic as well as cultural activities in the college.

Courses Offered

B.A. with English

M.A. English

Faculty Members (Department of English)


Mrs. Reena Sharma (M. A.,M.Phil.) Assistant Professor


Dr. Chanchal Kumar , Assistant Professor

Qualification : M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,B.Ed.,DIST

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Click here to download BA English syllabus

Click here to download MA English syllabus

Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Objectives and Learning Outcomes of Course: (M.A. in English Literature)

MA English Programme proposes to offer an overview of disparate literatures that have been produced spatio-temporally in various languages and genres. The purpose is to facilitate a detailed study of the established classics and acknowledged masterpieces across the world, commencing from the fourteenth century, when English as a language was acknowledged and appreciated at par with Latin and French. The programme targets to develop an understanding of the theoretical and critical perspectives covered under different genres of literature so as to impart knowledge of the historical background of English literature with its continuing influence in the subsequent eras. The students are trained to develop analytical and critical propositions to strengthen the requisite acuity in the field of research. The programme intends to develop comprehensive insights into the cultural nuances and experiential livings of numerous societies across the globe. The programme comprises literature and a significant component of linguistics to groom and nurture the students into competent assets, employable in multiple avenues that a specialization in English opens up in the professional world. The course attempts to inculcate the principles of “gender sensitivity,” “social responsibility,” “community service” and “national pride,” which are the underlining tenets of this programme.

Programme Specific Outcomes:

MA English Programme specifically aspires to inculcate the following in the students:

▪ Acquaintance with the writers and theorists of different ages across the world along with their concerns, ideas and perspectives.

▪ Application of the knowledge of language and literature in different spheres of life.

▪ A critical acumen to analyse and evaluate the scholarly works of English literature.

▪ Interpersonal skills and ethical values for the holistic development of the students.

▪ Expertise in writing and oratory skills in a variety of formats, such as articles, essays, critical reviews of literary texts, debates, declamations, panel discussions and seminar presentations.

Facilities Available

The Department has a well equipped Language Lab for the students of English Literature as well as Linguistics. English Language Lab is designed to provide the learners with a strong platform for practical training in the language. Our aim is to develop the language skills of the learners skillfully and efficiently. It enables the learners to hear the language spoken from recorded tapes and to practice speaking in the same manner. The lab is equipped with a latest Language Lab Software.

Activities Organized

  1. A lecture series on ‘Communication Skills’ was organized by the Department in the session 2023-24.
  • The first lecture of the series was organized on 18th August 2023.
  • The second lecture of the series was organized on 5th 2023.
  • The third lecture of the series was organized on 11th March 2024.
  1. The Department organized a cultural and academic festival ‘Sahitya Se Sanskriti Tak’ on 29th December 2023. The students prepared and presented various dishes of the different states of India. The students also presented Bhajan, Dances such as – Gidda, Himachali Nati, Kasmiri, Haryanvi etc.
  2. A guest lecture on ‘Culture and Tourism in Kerala’ was organized by the Department on 30 th December 2023 in collaboration with ‘Ek Bharat Sresth Bharat’ club of the college. In this lecture Prof. Sulfhia Samad of The Department of Commerce, TKM College of Arts and Science Kollam, Kerala delivered a healthy talk among the students.
  3. An Educational Tour of the students of B.A. Final Year of the Department of English was organized to explore the different places of Historical and cultural significance of Dist. Kangra of Himachal Pradesh. The objective was to explore the spirit of culture, national integration, and rich cultural heritage of Himachal Pradesh, customs, and environment awareness among the students. Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful place to visit and to explore its rich cultural and geographical heritage the students of the Department blissfully started their journey on 2nd of January 2024 from the college Campus to Dharamshala. The plan was to visit JawalaJi Temple, Kangra Fort, Chamunda Nandikeshwar Temple, Triund, HPCA International Cricket Stadium, Dharamshala War Memorial, Baijnath Temple, Shobha Sing Art Gallery, Saurabh Van Vihar, Meclodganj, Bhagsunath, Palampur Tea Garden etc. As per plan the students successfully visited the above destinations in four days. During the visit the students interacted with many people and had a great excursion. The visit of these places has really given a cultural and historical insight of Himachal Pradesh.
  4. A Cultural Festival on ‘Basant Panchami’ was organized on 14th February 2024 by the Department with traditional gaiety and pomp. On this occasion, traditional delicacies of different states such as gujiya, aloo and luchi, besan ka churma, chinapoda, meetha bhaat, and siddu prepared by the students themselves were presented. In addition, students performed traditional dances from various states such as Ghoomar from Rajasthan, Badhai Nritya from Madhya Pradesh, Lavani from Maharashtra, Folk Dance from West Bengal, Dance from Uttarakhand, and Punjabi Giddha. On this occasion, two minutes silence was observed remembering the soldiers martyred in Pulwama on 14 February and patriotic dances and folk songs of different states were also presented. A lecture on the importance of ‘Basant Panchami’ was also delivered in the Department.
  5. A lecture on the topic ‘Improving Communicative Competence’ was jointly organized by the Old Students’ Welfare Committee (OSWC) and the Department of English on 13th March 2024 in the college conference hall. Prof. Arun Sharma from Government College Sarkaghat Dist. Mandi was the invited speaker in this lecture. Dr. Arun Sharma shared his views with the students on the topics like communication skills as well as soft skills, life skills, personality development etc. Dr. Arun Sharma said that students should focus on communication skills to be successful in their life.
  6. On 9th April 2024 a programme was organized by the Department of English to commemorate the beginning of the New Year (Yugabd 5126, Vikrami 2081, Chaitra Shukla Pratipada) and the beginning of Navratri. In this programme, poetry recitation, group singing, speech and song singing were presented by the students of Post Graduate (English). According to Brahma Purana, the creation of the universe was started by Lord Brahma from this day. Therefore, the theory of time calculation started with this as its basis. Vikram Samvat was started by Maharaj Vikramaditya. This era started in 57 AD. Customs and festivals have some purpose or the other. The purpose of celebrating New Year in Chaitra month is that at this time new creation of nature begins.