English

Brief of Department

 

The Department of English of Sir Gurudas Mahavidyalaya has an intake capacity of 82 students with a teaching staff of two Asst. Professors; one Govt. approved lecturer and three guest lecturers. The department puts special emphasis on active academic engagement on the part of teachers as well as students. It conducts seminars, special lectures, film-screenings and discussions on a regular basis. The faculty of the department are engaged in various research activities. Students’ feedback are sought regularly and their progress is monitored both on the departmental as well as institutional level.

 

Faculty Profile
Name Dr. Paramita   Halder
Designation Assistant Professor and the Head of the Department
Qualification Ph.D

  

Name Dr. Shinjini Basu
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Ph.D

 

Name Prof. Prashanta Ghosal
Designation Part Time Lecturer(Govt. Approved)
Qualification M.Phil

 

Name Prof. Mrinal Sarkar
Designation Guest Lecturer
Qualification M.Phil
Degree Awarded
  • Franz Kafka and Modernity (M. Phil Degree Awarded)

 

Name Prof. Farid Mondal
Designation Guest Lecturer
Qualification Post Graduate

 

Name Prof. Priya Middey  
Designation Guest Lecturer
Qualification M.Phil

 

Name Prof. Ashiqui Rahman  
Designation Guest Lecturer
Qualification Post Graduate

 

Departmental Activities

 

UGC sponsored National Level Seminar: The Department of English organised a UGC sponsored National Level seminar titled ‘Transformation of Women: Interrogating the Discourses’ jointly with the Department of Political Science and in collaboration with Khudiram Bose Central College on 16 January, 2015.Events and Reports

 

 

Special Lectures by resource persons: The department invites eminent academicians from other colleges and institutions to deliver special lectures on different topics for the students.


 

Audio-visual classes:The department always endeavours towards making the classrooms more engaging and interactive. For this purpose apart from conventional chalk-and-talk lectures, audio-visual classes are conducted and different ICT techniques are used extensively.


 

Regular film screening: In today’s increasingly interdisciplinary academic environment literature is no longer considered a stand-alone category; rather it has become part of a broader spectrum of cultural activities that includes film, theatre and other performance forms. Keeping this in mind the Department of English organizes screening of the film versions of different texts included in the syllabus.

Apart from all of these the department publishes a students’ wall magazine, organises students’ seminars and encourages students in their varied academic and cultural pursuit.

 

Events and Reports:-

 

  • A UGC-sponsored national level 1 day seminar titled ‘Transformation of Women: Interrogating the Discourses’ was organised jointly by the departments of English and Political Science on 16.1.2105 in collaboration with Khudiram Bose Central College. Eminent academicians such as Prof, Ramananda Rai, Department of English, Banaras Hindu University and Prof. Amitava Roy, Department of English, Rabindra Bharati University graced the occasion with their presence as the key-note addressee and the chairperson respectively. Teachers and researchers from various colleges and universities from across the country participated in the seminar and presented papers.