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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

ABOUT US

The Department of English is one of the oldest departments in the university, synchronic to the inception of post-graduate studies in the university itself. The Board of studies have introduced CBCS syllabus in UG and PG both, and students get multiple choices to arrange their courses in the scorecards. In fact, it is the first department in the university to adopt “Cafeteria Approach” in the curriculum.

The Department emphasizes on multi-disciplinary and multi-media interfaces between theory, practice, and art-forms while designing the courses each semester. Gender studies, Musicology, Green studies, Performing Arts and Political sciences are well integrated into the syllabi. All the available resources, technologies, and pedagogies of contemporary academic world are well utilized, along with more conventional teaching-learning methods.

FACULTY

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
  • Ph.D. in English
  • Ph.D. course-work [ with Research methods and Computer applications as per latest UGC guidelines]
  • MPhil in English
  • MA in English
  • Honours in English [ in the affiliated colleges, monitored by the Board of Studies (UG)]
  • Programme Course in English [in the affiliated colleges, monitored by the Board of Studies (UG)]]
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES: GLIMPSES FROM THE RECENT PAST
  • International Resource person on War and Literature, Professor Featherstone, from Department of English, De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K., delivered a special lecture in a one-day seminar organized by the department of English on August 2014. He also delivered class-room lectures of Course 301 to the students of the third semester for a week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Department of Philosophy and Department of English jointly held film-studies workshop-cum-seminar on The Third World Films in which Prof Dennis Hanlon of University of St. Andrews, Scotland, was the chief speaker. [September 2014].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Dr. Neha Arora, Central University of Rajasthan, has visited and delivered lectures in the department in November, 2014.
  • Dr. Ujjwal Jana, an internationally reputed academician on the areas of Indian Aesthetic theories from the School of Humanities, Pondicherry University and Dr. Samipendra Banerjee, a noted teacher and theatre-specialist from the University of Gour Banga have delivered special lectures to the students as visiting teachers, in the Monsoon Semester, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Professor Basabi Fraser, Director of Tagore Studies, Edinburgh Napier University, held Creative Writing workshop and also offered visiting lectures in the Monsoon Semester, 2016.

RESEARCH

REGISTERED RESEARCH SCHOLARS OF THE DEPARTMENT

Sl. No.

Faculty

Department

Name of the  Supervisor

Name of the Ph.D. Scholar with Aadhaar number/ Photo ID

Mode of Ph.D.

(Full Time/

Part Time)

Registration Number/ roll number on Register

Date of Registration

Research Topic

Likely date of     completion of Ph.D

Availing    Fellows hip Yes/No

Funding Agency of Fellowship

1

Arts

English

Dr. Saunak Samajdar

Abu Farah Hoque

Adhaar No.- 991938830295

Regular through RET and BRS viva, Course work and “open” Registratio n Seminar and Viva conducted by the

BRS, as per  notification

of the Registrar

15399910-

10025 of 2016-

17

31.07.17

City/Text Interfusion in Contemporary Bengali Poetry(1940-Present): Poetics and Politics

August,2020

NO

N/ A

2

Arts

English

Dr. Saunak Samajdar

Jagannath Basu

 

 

561829125085

DO

15399910-

20096 of 2016-

17

31-07-2017

Laughing ‘Astride of a Grave’: A Select Reading of Twentieth Century European Modernist Fiction (1910-1960) through the Poetics of Laughter

August, 2020

NO

N/A

3

DO

DO

Dr. Saunak Samajdar

SAIKAT GUHA (AADHAAR NO.

495921703610)

DO

15399910-

10034 of 2016-

17

31-07-17

THE POETRY OF NORTHEAST INDIA IN ENGLISH AND TRANSLATION:

AN ETHICO-POLITICAL READING

2020

NO

N/A

4

Arts

English

Dr. Saunak Samajdar

Subhashis Kundu Adhar No.-

634725506574

DO

15399910-

10037

31.07.2017

Openly Closed: Poetics and Politics of the Manimal in

Select Literary and Cultural Instances

July,2020

NO

N/A

5

Arts

English

Dr.Saunak Samajdar

Poulomi Modak, Aadhaar No: 2342 1158 3900

DO

15399910-

10033

31.07.2017

“Even If She Is My Blood”: Incest and the Shift in the English Novel from Nineteenth to Twentieth Century

2021

No; JRF not currently    applicable as she is

in ad hoc job

N/A

6.

DO

DO

Dr. Saunak

Samajdar

Arpita Sen

DO

 

31.07.2017

 

2021

NO

N/A

 

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