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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 13
FY BCom, 3 years 486
SY BSc, 3 years 152
SY BCS, 3 years 216
SYBSc Bio Tech 3 years 70
BCA (under Science Faculty 3 years 163
B. Voc. 3 years 8
B.Sc Blended 3 years 5



Certificate Courses run by the Department:

  • 3 Months Certificate course in French for Beginners (Started in Academic Year 2020-21)

  • 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”




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
: Associate Professor & Head
Qualification
: MA, M.Phil., Ph. D.
Teaching Experience
: 29 Years
Research Papers
: 14
Research Project
  • Completed Projects : 1
Chapters / Books Written
  • Chapters written : 6
E-Content Developed
  • Documents : 14
Awards Received
: 3


Name
: Dr. Sanap Sandeep
Designation
: Associate Professor
Qualification
: MA, SET, Ph. D.
Teaching Experience
: 18 Years
Research Papers
: 16
Research Project
  • Completed Projects : 1
Chapters / Books Written
  • Chapters written : 2
E-Content Developed
  • Documents : 10
Awards Received
: 4
Other Details


Name
: Dr. Deepanita Bhanja
Designation
: Assistant Professor
Qualification
: M.A. Ph.D. English
Teaching Experience
: 12Years
Research Papers
: 5
Chapters / Books Written
  • Chapters written : 2
Other Details


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


Name
: Dr. Renjini Pradeep
Designation
: Assistant Professor
Qualification
: MA,B.Ed,Ph.D.
Teaching Experience
: 4 Years
Research Papers
: 5
Other Details


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

Revisiting Language and Literature

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

  6. An article ‘Education in India-A Journey from Gurukul To Cyberkul’ in a book “Aajche Shikshan Ek Vaastav” edited by Shanta Malegaonkar and published by VidyarthiSahayakSamiti, Pune.

  7. An article ‘Directing the Winds of Change’ in The Indian Express on the occasion of Badal Sircar Theatre Festival.

  8. Dare to Defy: Reflections of the ‘New Woman’ in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters and A Married Woman. Asian Quarterly. Vol. 14 Issue No. 1&2 May 2016 & August 2016. ISSN 2229-581X

  9. Published a Research Paper titled The Language of a Play: ‘Being Within and Experiencing…’in a book ‘Revisiting Language and Literature’ having ISBN no.978-81-928564-8-3

  10. Looking Beyond the Image of ‘Angel in the House’: Feminist Readings of the Status of Women in Society published in an International book titled Women Issues in Developing Countries: Some Reflections, Delton Publishing House (P) Ltd. Delhi ISBN: 978-93-87631-08-3. 2018

  11. The ‘Ideal’ versus ‘Difficult’:Virmati’s Conflict in Manju Kapur’s ‘Difficult Daughters’ published in International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities (IJELLH) an Indexed Peer Reviewed UGC Approved Journal Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2018

  12. Quest for Identity: Manju Kapur’s ‘Astha’-An Ineffectual Angel or a Rebel? Published in Reflections on Gender: Mapping the Territory, Delton Publishing House (P) Ltd. Delhi 2019 ISBN : 978-93-87631-22-9 2019

  13. Badal Sircar’s ‘Street Plays’: A Vehicle of Social Change published in ROYAL- an International multi-disciplinary Research Journal (Peer-reviewed &UGC listed) Vol-VI, Issue-II, December-May 2017-18, ISSN# 2278-8158

  14. The Quintessential Women in Selected Post-colonial Indian Novels published in AJANTA- an International multi-disciplinary Quarterly Research Journal (Peer-reviewed &UGC listed) Vol-VII, Issue-III, July- September 2018, ISSN# 2277-5730

Mr. SandeepSanap:

Sr. No.Journal NameTitle of PaperISBN/ISSNYear of PublicationPage No.Approved/Ref. No
1LangLit: An International Peer-Reviewed Open Access JournalAn Analysis of Marginalization and Exclusion in Rama Mehta’s Inside the Haveli ISSN:2349-5189February 2015727-731UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
2Glimpses of World LiteratureA Postcolonial Analysis of E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India ISBN:978-93-81549-71-1September 2015257-263UChapter in Book
3Literary Cognizance: An International Refereed e-Journal of English Language, Literatures & Criticism Post-Colonialism: Polarities and Similarities in The Lying Days and The Grass is Singing ISSN:2395-7522Decembe 201526-34UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
4LangLit: An International Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journal A critical survey of the postmodern Indian writing in English with special reference to selected Indian novels, poetry and dramas ISSN:2349-5189May 2016951-955 UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
5LangLit: An International Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journal The reflection of Indian society in Indo-Anglian writings ISSN:2349-5189August 2016914-917 UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
6Interlink Research Analysis: International Research Journal Related to Higher Education for all Subjects Pragmatic analysis of socio-political realism in Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq ISSN:0976-0377January 201701-07 UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
7Universal research analysis: International Research Journal related to higher education for all subjects Teaching English Through Literature ISSN:2229-4406September 201701-07 UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
8LangLit: An International Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journal The study of inner world of characters in Arundhati Roy’s novel The God of Small Things ISSN:2349-5189May 2018397-400 UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
9Interlink Research Analysis: International Research Journal Related to Higher Education for all Subjects Arvind Adiga’s the White Tiger: The Greater Process of Self-Examination ISSN:0976-0377June 201801-07 UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
10Review of Research Teaching of English Language through English Literature ISSN:2249-894XJanuary 2019123-127 UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
11Research Journey: International e-Research Journal Subordinate Position of Women Characters in Kiran Desai’s Novel The Inheritance of LossThe reflection of Indian society in Indo-Anglian writings ISSN:2348-7143February 2019287-290 UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
12Research Directions: An International Multidisciplinary Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access Research Journal A study of realism and naturalism in Indian Writing in English UGC Journal No. 45489 ISSN: 2321-5488February 2019208-214 UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
13Research Directions: An International Multidisciplinary Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access Research Journal An analysis of code-mixing and code-switching in Baby Kamble’s Prison we Broke UGC Journal No. 45489 ISSN: 2321-5488May 201999-104 UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
14Kala Sarovar: An International Multidisciplinary Peer Reviewed Refereed UGC CARE listed Journal Women Activism and Gender Parities in Post-Modern Indian Writing in English ISSN:0975-4520August 2021222-226 International Refereed Peer Reviewed UGC CARE listed Journal
15LangLit: An International Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journal Postmodern Themes in the Selected Novels of Indian Women Novelists ISSN:2349-5189November 2021176-179 UGC Listed International Refereed Peer Reviewed
16Sanshodhak: An International Multidisciplinary Peer Reviewed Refereed UGC CARE listed Journal A Postmodernist Reading of The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai ISSN:2394-5990March 2022485-491 International Refereed Peer Reviewed UGC CARE listed Journal

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

  • Collaboration with TIMES GROUP for English for Employability
  • PEN INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

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

QUEST: THE CURIOSITY AND CREATIVITY FORUM

All Departments

Creative Writing

2

SPELLATHON

All Departments

Vocabulary Quiz


Other Activities of the Department:

Sr.No.

Activity

1

QUEST: THE CURIOSITY AND CREATIVITY FORUM

2

English Corner

3

SPELLATHON

4

Think-Pair-Share

5

Inhouse e-magazine AURORA

6

LITCARNATION-The Literary Carnival

7

CAPTION CONTEST

8

WRITERS’ UNBOXED

9

Spoken English

10

Remedial Coaching

11

Guest Lectures

12

Workshops

13

French for Beginners along with Spoken English

14

Educational Visits

11

Trilingual Booklet

15

Film Screening

16.

Intercollegiate Essay writing Competition

17.

Inhouse Magazine “Odyssey”

18.

Aurora – E-Magazine

19.

Polaris – An Interactive Career Guidance Workshop










Odyssey Release

LITCARNATION

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

Abhishaaj Sajeev: Senior Content Editor, Fortune Business Magazine

Priyanka Padmanabhan: Senior Processing Executive

Bubar Debbarma: Freelance Hair Stylist and Make-Up Artist

Navya Pandey: Teaching profession

Pranjali Parite: Teaching profession

Aditi Tare: Teaching profession

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    

  PROGRAMMES TAUGHT

      U.G. Programmes:
    • B.A.
      • 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.
      • B.Sc. (Chemistry)
      • B.Sc. (Maths)
      • B.Sc. (Microbiology)
      • B.Sc. (Physics)
      • B.Sc. (Statistics)
      • B.Sc. (Zoology)
    • B.Sc. (Biotechnology)
    • B.Sc. (Computer Science)
    • B.C.A. (Science)
    • B.Sc. Blended in Chemistry [University of Melbourne , Australia] (International Collaboration Course)
    • B.Voc.(Food Processing Technology)


      • P.G. Programmes:
      • M.A. (Economics)
      • M.A. (History)
      • M.A. (Psychology)
      • M.A. (Sociology)
      • M.Com.
      • M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
      • M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry)
      • M.Sc. (Computer Science)
      • M.Sc. (Computer Applications)
      • M.Sc. (Maths)
      • M.Sc. (Microbiology)
      • M.Sc. (Statistics)
      • M.Sc. (Zoology)


        Research Programmes:
      • M. Phil. Zoology
      • Ph. D. Zoology
      • M. Phil. Chemistry
      • M. Phil. Biotechnology
      • Ph. D. Biotechnology

    Programmes NOT-Taught/Closed