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English

Information

VISION

The Department of English envisions youth with love for literature, desiring to explore the world of aesthetic pleasure, kindle their spirit to understand the science of language, improve their power of expression and linguistic competency leading to successful careers in diverse fields.


MISSION

Our mission is to inspire, motivate and encourage students to excel in their academics, be good communicators, foster employability skills among them by providing a platform to identify and nurture their inherent talent, promote their creative pursuits, build their self-esteem and make them well-rounded personalities.


OBJECTIVES

  • To create awareness about the importance of English as a global language.

  • To cultivate research aptitude through comparative study of cultures and literatures.

  • To acquaint students with catalytic effect of English in opening gateways to myriad career opportunities.

  • To make students comprehend, analyze and appreciate literary texts.

  • To enhance their personality, build their confidence through training in English communication viz. social etiquette, manners, polite conversations and formal and informal discourse etc.


Year of Establishment: 1992
Department of English was instituted in the year 1992. English is taught at UG level for traditional programs in Arts, Commerce and Science and for professional courses like Computer Science, Biotechnology, Computer Applications and B. Voc.

Students of Arts can opt for English at the special level for a course in Literature and Language

Programs


Under Graduate Courses - English

Course Name Duration of Course Current Strength
BA (with English Special), 3 years 360
FY BCom, 3 years 666
SY BSc, 3 years 140
SY BCS, 3 years 120
SYBSc Bio Tech 3 years 30
BCA (under Science Faculty 3 years 27
B. Voc. 3 years 50



Certificate Courses run by the Department:

  • 3 - month Certificate Course in Spoken English

Modules covered: i) Basic Grammar

ii)Use of day-to- day vocabulary

iii) Correct sentence constructions

iv) Speech: pitch, intonation and modulation

v) Pronunciation

  • Software used: “Tell Me More”



Proposed Skill-based Course

“Finishing School”

Duration: 1 ½ month

Objective of the course: It will be value addition to the curriculum. It will address the gap between ‘campus’ and ‘corporate’, accelerate career prospects, improve professional competency thereby increasing students’ employability.

Modules:
  1. Better English for professional success
  2. Be a commanding communicator
  3. Personal and professional excellence

Our Budding Poet, Abhishaj Sajeev, TYBA (English Special)

This Time Tomorrow

This time tomorrow,

the birds would go mute.

As their castles would disappear,

being cut down root by root.


This time tomorrow,

heaven would unveil its wrath.

Your breath will grow heavier,

none would figure out the math.


This time tomorrow,

nickels would outrun humanity.

Killing each other to pay your bills,

selling fresh flesh and assuring quality.


This time tomorrow,

you won't have a mother.

You dare not wish for a sister,

for her to be dead is what they prefer.


This time tomorrow,

would you let a flower whither?

would you be the silver lining?

or would you just sit and wonder?


Remember Her?


She was dressed in brown blue and green,

all her intentions always pure and clean.

She built a home for the birds,

and for the creatures which couldn't use words.


Bearing burdens of stones on her back,

will so strong, her spine wouldn't crack.

She slept under the stars and bright moonlight,

legends have been told, of her courage and might.


She fed men and women with grass and fruits,

and yet they've set out to cut the roots.

She asked nothing but for love and mercy,

she never knew her gods were so clumsy.


Today she's forgotten and nowhere to be found,

neither her sobbing nor laughter sound.

Dime and time spent can't measure her worth,

do you remember her, her name was 'Earth'?

Teaching Faculty

Name
: Dr. Shampa Priyatosh Chakravarthy
Designation
: Assistant Professor
Qualification
: M.A, MPhil., Ph.D
Teaching Experience
: 26 Years
Research Papers
: 8
Research Project
  • Completed Projects : 1
Chapters / Books Written
  • Chapters written : 4
E-Content Developed
  • Documents : 4
Awards Received
: 3
Curriculum Vitae


Name
: Mr. Jitender Kumar
Designation
: Assistant Professor
Qualification
: MA (English), SET, NET, Ph.D. (Pursuing)
Teaching Experience
: 3 Years
Research Papers
: 1
Research Project
  • Ongoing Projects : 1
E-Content Developed
  • Documents : 3
Curriculum Vitae


Research Projects

Name of Faculty

Funding Agency

Amount Sanctioned

Ref/Date

 

Sandeep Sanap

BCUD

1,30,000

OSD/BCUD/360/117,21.11.2013

 

Shampa Chakravarthy

UGC

75,000

F.23-1

 

Research Publications

Publication per faculty:


Mrs. Shampa Chakravarthy:

  1. Co-authored an article ‘Urban Bias as a Post-colonial Distortion’in a bookPostcolonial Theory and Literature ed. by P. MallikarjunRao and published by Atlantic Publishers. New Delhi ISBN: 978-81-269-0230-9

  2. An article ‘Technology Enhanced Pedagogy-Challenges and Threats’ in a Peer reviewed International Research Journal –Thematics, Vol.1 Issue-3 Sept. 2011(ISSN-2231-487-3)

  3. An article ‘In Search Of The Quintessential...’ in a book “Raising The Bar: Striving For Quality” ed. by Dr. MintuSinha , Alfa Publications. 2012 ISBN: 978-93-81465-61-5

  4. Research Paper titled “Catching The Winds of Change- ‘Voice’ of The Subaltern in BadalSircar’s Third Theatre” published in EPIGNOSIS- Journal of Multidisciplinary Research - Information & Communication for Development- Reach, Impact, Opportunities, Vol-1, Issue 2 January 2013. ISBN: 978-81-922163-2-4

  5. “It’s Time We Broke Through the Glass Ceiling” – Paper published in the Conference Proceedings at the National Symposium on ‘Empowering Women in Higher Education Institutions’, Modern College, Pune-16. Sept. 2013ISBN: 978-81-928564-1-4

  6. “ Come Let’s Break Those Invisible Barriers”- Paper published in the Conference Proceedings at the 5th Annual Women’s Leadership & Empowerment Conference in Bangkok, March 2014 ISBN: 978-86-87043-21-3

  7. “Quest For Identity: Metamorphosis of the ‘Archetypal’ Indian Woman InManjuKapur’s Fiction”. Abstract published in the Conference Proceedings at the International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship-A Global Perspective:2015Manipal University. January 2015


  1. BadalSircar’s ‘Third Theatre’: A ‘Voice’ to the ‘Voiceless’- Abstractpublished in the Conference Proceedings at the InternationalConference on ‘Marginalisation And Indian English Literature’.BharatiVidyapeeth University’s Y.M. College, Pune.February 2015.ISBN: 13978-81-923-438-1-5

  2. “Women,Workplace and the Invisible Barriers”- Research Paper published in ‘LANGLIT’ a Peer- reviewed Open Access Journal. May 2015 ISSN: 2349-5189

  3. BadalSircar’s ‘Third Theatre’: A ‘Voice’ to the ‘Voiceless’-a Research Paperpublished in the Special Issue on Indian English Literature of International Journal of Innovative Knowledge Concepts. Vol.I, Issue 3, September 2015. ISSN: 2454-2415

  4. Abstract of a Research Paper titled “In Search of ‘Self’: Metamorphosis of the ‘Archetypal’ Indian Woman in ManjuKapur’s Fiction” published in Conference Proceedings at the International Conference on Women Studies & Social Sciences March 2016. ISBN 978-93-84124-67-0

  5. Research Paper titled “In Search of ‘Self’: Metamorphosis of the ‘Archetypal’ Indian Woman in ManjuKapur’s Fiction” published in an International Research Journal ENGLISH STUDIES Vol-4, Issue-1.March 2016 ISSN 2347-3479

Mr. SandeepSanap:

  1. “An Analysis of Marginalisation and Exclusion in Rama Mehta’s Inside the Haveli”- Research Paper published in ‘LANGLIT’ a Peer- reviewed Open Access Journal. Feb 2015 ISSN: 2349-5189

  2. “Pstcolonialism: Polarities and Similarities in The Lying Days and The Grass is Singing”- Research Paper published in ‘Literary Cognizance’ An International Referred e-Journal. Dec. 2015 ISSN:2395-7522

Dr. Deepanita Bhanja:

  1. “Traversing the Terrain of the Past: A textual Analysis of Anita Desai’s

TheZigzagWay” –Research Paper published in Indian Journal of World

Literature and Culture. July 2013. Vol 9 & 10, ISSN 2229-7251


  1. “ The Path Towards Self Discovery: Womenin Anita Desai’sNovels”Paper published in the Conference Proceedings at the National Symposium on ‘Empowering Women in Higher Education Institutions’, Modern College, Pune-16. Sept. 2013 ISBN: 978-81-928564-1-4


  1. “Baidh/Abaidh: Relationships in Buddhadeva Bose’s It Rained All Night and DibyenduPalit’sIllitic”- Research Paper published in The Commonwealth Review. Vol 24, ISSN: 0974-0473


Research Paper titled “Redefining Freedom through selected novels of anita Desai” published in an International Research Journal ENGLISH STUDIES Vol-4, Issue-1.March 2016 ISSN 2347-3479


Chapter in Books:


Shampa Chakravarthy: 02

  • Co-authored an article‘Urban Bias as a Post-colonial Distortion’in a bookPostcolonial Theory and Literature ed. by P. MallikarjunRao and published by Atlantic Publishers. New Delhi ISBN: 978-81-269-0230-9

  • An article ‘In Search Of The Quintessential...’ in a book “ Raising The Bar: Striving For Quality” ed. by DrMintuSinha , Alfa Publications. 2012 ISBN: 978-93-81465-61-5

Sandeep Sanap: 01

Glimpses of World Literature, ABS Publication, Varanasi, ISBN:

978-93-85149-71-1


DeepanitaBhanja: 01

Co- authored an articleBiadh/Abaidh: Relationships in Buddhadeva Bose’s It Rained All Night and DibyenduPalit’s Illicit edited by R.K.Dhawan and SumitaPuriin a book titled Indian and Comparative Literature:NewInsights. (138-151).Prestige Books, New Delhi

Linkage Collaboration

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of Progressive Education Society’s Modern College of Arts, Science & Commerce Ganeshkhind, Pune -16 between Keshavsita Memorial Foundation Trust in October 2016.

P. E. Society’s Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind is a senior College and KSMFT is in the business of collection of plastic scrap in environmental friendly manner. This MoU is an initiative of the Department of English of the College. As a part of Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) the Department and its students have undertaken to play the role of eco-warriors and carry out ‘A Waste Plastic Management Drive’ in the College campus and other housing societies in Pune.


Consultancy

Shampa Chakravarthy

Proof Reading/Editing articles and theses

Content Writing for websites

Compering academic and cultural programs

Guidance on Business English, Technical Writing and Communication Skills

Guidance to students on writing SoP

Sandeep Sanap

Guidance to students aspiring for NET/SET

Lectures for MPSC aspirants

Study material on Basic English Grammar for competitive examinations

 

Dr. Deepanita Bhanja

Proof Reading/Editing PhD theses

Designed syllabus of MBA Course of a private college in Pune

 

Activities

Interdisciplinary Activities

Sr.

no.

Name of the activity

In association with which department

Nature of work

1

FLAIR

All Departments

Creative Writing

2

“What’s the Good Word?”

All Departments

Vocabulary Quiz


Other Activities of the Department:

Sr. No.

Activity

1

FLAIR

2

English Corner

3

What’s The Good Word?

4

Spoken English

5

Remedial Coaching

6

Guest Lectures

7

Literary Club

8

7 Sisters Club

9

Learning by Sharing

10

Educational Visits

11

Trilingual Booklet

12

Film Screening

13.

Intercollegiate Essay writing Competition

14.

Inhouse Magazine “Odyssey”

15.

Plastic waste segregation


MoUs :

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MoU)

OF

PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION SOCIETY’S

MODERN COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE

GANESHKHIND, PUNE 16

With

KESHAVSITA MEMORIAL FOUNDATION TRUST

October 2016

This MoU is signed between P.E.Society’s Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce,

Ganeshkhind, Pune and Keshavsita Memorial foundation trust (Here in after referred as

KSMFT). P.E.Society’s Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind is a senior

College and KSMFT is in the business of collection of plastic scrap in environmental friendly

manner.

This MoU is an initiative of the Department of English of the College. As a part of Institutional

Social Responsibility (ISR) the Department and its students have undertaken to play the role of

eco-warriors and carry out ‘ A Waste Plastic Management Drive’ in the College campus and

other housing societies in Pune.









Placement

News

Upcoming events:

One Day Workshop organized by Department of English for UG and PG students on “College to Corporate” on 27th December 2016 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Alumni

Ayushman Gupta: Film, Television

and media

Supriya Bhonde: Translator and

Japanese language

instructor

Jitender Kumar: Asst. Professor

Sonu Chaudhary: entrepreneur

Mhalappa Koli: IT professional

Infrastructure

Library: Central Library

  • 04 Journals

  • 824 (includes Reference Books on Language, Literature, Communication Skills - Scientific and Business

  • 205 Text Books

  • Digital Library facility for staff and students

  • Online Library Facility: DELNET, INFONET, INFLIBNET

  • Well equipped Language Laboratory with 21 computers having internet facility, BSNL and Aircell Broadband connection with 10 mbps speed

  • Tell Me More” a special software installed for Language Learning

Support Staff:

Name Designation Qualification Experience
Mahesh Bandal Sr. Clerk   7 years
Khude Peon    

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  Our Courses

  • U.G. COURSES
  • B.A.(Economics)
  • B.A.(English)
  • B.A.(Geography)
  • B.A.(History)
  • B.A.(Psychology)
  • B.A.(Sociology)
  • B.Com.
  • B.B.A.(C.A.)
  • B.Sc.(Biotechnology)
  • B.Sc.(Chemistry)
  • B.Sc.(Computer Science)
  • B.Sc.(Maths)
  • B.Sc.(Microbiology)
  • B.Sc.(Physics)
  • B.Sc.(Zoology)
  • B.C.A.(Science)

  • P.G. COURSES
  • M.A.(Economics)
  • M.A.(History)
  • M.A.(Sociology)
  • M.COM.
  • M.SC.(Biotechnology)
  • M.SC.(Chemistry)
  • M.SC.(Computer Science)
  • M.SC.(Microbiology)
  • M.SC.(Zoology)

  • Skill Based
  • B.Voc.(Food Processing Technology)
  • B.Voc.(Green House Technology)

  • Research Centre
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology

  Placement Opportunities