Department of English

The aim of the English Department is to guide students in a way that can help develop their thought processes and critical faculties independently. Rather than accepting ideas readily, they are encouraged to ask the two most significant questions: ‘why’ and ‘how’.

The primary focus of the teachers of the department is on the prescribed texts. It is only after a detailed analysis of the basic texts that further reference works are encouraged. Students are expected to read the texts minutely first and then consult critical works on the texts that are available in the college library.The department provides materials from online journals and articles regularly to help students remain updated on current critical trends in literature. Departmental seminars are arranged regularly where students are encouraged to present papers that help develop independent critical thinking, train them to frame an argument properly and develop it logically. Apart from departmental seminars, class tests are conducted regularly where a student’s attendance is compulsory. Through this process of constant evaluation, the student understands his/her academic status and the amount of effort he/she needs to invest in trying to improve himself/herself further.

The department regularly arranges film screenings of the prescribed dramas and novels as the department believes that audio-visual rendition of literary texts help students to understand the texts thoroughly. Discussions regarding a film, its merits and demerits, how faithful is the film to the original text, are encouraged. Such discussions enable students to place the texts within contemporary cultural milieu and help the students have a better understanding of the texts discussed in class.

Apart from attending classes regularly, consulting books and articles in the library, it is expected that the students would be interactive in class and would participate wholeheartedly in the discussions that the teachers encourage within the classroom.

As far as career options are concerned,there are a lot of career opportunities with an honours degree in English. The most obvious one for students with an academic bent is to pursue a Masters’ degree in the subject. Following that one can enter the research field by applying for a PhD program, or can join the education sector as teachers or lecturers. Students not interested in these options may pursue careers in advertising, journalism, communications, and publishing. English graduates can also apply for Civil Service jobs by appearing in the UPSC or WBCS exams. They can also avail of jobs as interpreters, translators or proof readers. So, for students who are seriously interested in graduating with English as their honours subject, the sky is the limit.

Courses offered:

  • B.A Hons. in English

Dr. Asit Biswas

M.Sc, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (W.B.E.S.)
asitbiswasku@gmail.com

 Research Interest

  • Literature and Film
  • Dalit Literature and Translation

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Anindita Halder

Anindita Halder

M.A
Assistant Professor (W.B.E.S.)
anindita.halder@prtgc.ac.in

 Research Interest

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Folk Literature of India
  • Children’s Literature

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