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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The department of English was established in 1969 in Mathabhanga College and is one of the oldest departments to have started in the college. The department offers both Honors and Program course to the students. The honors course was started from the year 1988. At present there are 5 faculty members in the department. The teaching-learning method of the department includes classroom lectures, seminars with active student participation, movies, of course related topics, power point presentations.Occasional internal evaluations like MCQ,Viva, written class tests, class presentations are held to evaluate the students’ performance. Apart from the academic activities the department also organizes various programmes and encourages the students to participate in many activities like quiz competitions and different cultural programmes to help build up their morale and boost their confidence. All the teachers of the department also share a very amicable relationship with the students and create a favorable atmosphere so that the teaching-learning becomes joyful and fruitful. The teachers feel free to satisfy any queries of the students.

 

WHY STUDY ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

  • Studying English literature opens up a world of inspiration and creativity.
  • Studying English literature, develops skills that are essential for today’s global environment.
  • It is a chance to discover how literature makes sense of the world through stories, poems, novels and plays.
  • It sharpens the students’ ability to write, read, analyze and persuade.
  • The students receive a thorough introduction to essential genres (novels, poems,drama, criticism) and study the works of great canonical authors (Shakespeare, Milton, Austen, Dickens) as well as contemporary ones.
  • This study will expose students to new horizons such as translation and creative writing.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A DEGREE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

  •  Teaching and Academia( high school/college and university)
  •  Public sectors, roles in English-speaking countries
  •  Foreign service Officer
  •  Journalism
  •  Mass communication
  •  Public relations (PR)
  •  Marketing and Advertising
  •  Digital marketing/Social media marketing
  • Content writing and Blogging
  • Creative Writing
  • Law

Programme Outcomes

  • Studying English literature opens up a world of inspiration and creativity.
  • Studying English literature develops skills that are essential for today’s global environment.
  • It is a chance to discover how literature makes sense of the world through stories, poems, novels and plays.
  • It sharpens the students’ ability to write, read, analyze and persuade.
  • The students receive a thorough introduction to essential genres (novels, poems, drama, and criticism) and study the works of great canonical authors (Shakespeare, Milton, Austen, Dickens) as well as contemporary ones.
  • This study will expose students to new horizons such as translation and creative writing.

Programme Specific Outcomes

  • On successful completion of the programme, the students will be accurate both in oral and written communication as they will be strong in Grammar and its usage.
  • The students can express a thorough command of English and its linguistic structures.
  • The students will be familiar with the textual genres including fiction, non–fiction, poetry, autobiography, biography, journal, plays, editorials etc.

Course Outcomes:

  • On successful completion of the programme, the students are introduced to communicative skills, to define, classify and understand the methods of communication, to improve their LSRW skills, to enable them to practice those skills in their daily life.
  •  To gain knowledge on fundamental principles of English grammar including parts of speech, sentence types (simple/compound/complex sentences), subject-verb agreement, pronoun usage, punctuation etc.
  • To learn the literary, societal, cultural and historical background of the greatest English writings penned by Indian Authors
  • To familiarize students with the literary texts of ancient and modern literature written by great writers of English.
  •  To obtain adequate information on colonization and post- war consequences through the literary, cultural biographical and historical background of the greatest writings in Commonwealth literature.

FACULTY DETAILS

Prof. Pijush Kanti Das (HOD)

1983-TILLDATE: Assistant Professor in English at Mathabhanga College  

1980: MA, North Bengal University (Milton, Pope and Classical literature)

Biodata of Pijus Kanti Das

 

Prof. Basudeb Saha 

2015-TILLDATE: Assistant Professor in English at Mathabhanga College  

1998: MA, North Bengal University (Romantic poetry, 20th century British prose Fictions and Indian Prose fictions)

Biodata of Basudeb Saha

 

Prof. Sinjan Goswami

2017-TILLDATE: Assistant Professor in English at Mathabhanga College 

2012-2014: M. Phil University of Delhi

2012: MA, University of Hyderabad (Waltar Benjamin, Jacques Derrida, Levinas, J.M.Coetzee)

Biodata of Sinjan Goswami

 

Sri. Nianjan Saha 

2020-TILLDATE: SACT-II Teacher in English at Mathabhanga College 

 2005-2019: WBPTT Teacher in English at Mathabhanga College

2004: MA, North Bengal University (Jacobean Tragedy, Victorian poetry and detective fictions)

Biodata of Nilanjan Saha

 

Sri. Joyraj Saha 

2020-TILLDATE: SACT-II Teacher in English at Mathabhanga College 

 2009-2019: WBPTT Teacher in English at Mathabhanga College

2006: MA, North Bengal University (Christopher Marlowe, Bernard Shaw, Rhetoric and Prosody)

Biodata of Joyraj Saha

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING PLAN AND ROUTINE

The department follows the course guidelines and syllabus given by the CoochbeharPanchananBarma University. The teachers of the department distribute among themselves various topics given in the syllabus of both honours and programme courses.

Teaching Plan of Engish Department

Routine of English Department

PARENT-TEACHER MEETING

The department held a parent-teacher meeting on 06.03.2019 to create a common platform so that the teachers can easily interact with the parents and students collectively.

An online parent-teachers meeting was held on 24th August 2021 to discuss various issues about online classes. The guardians of the 6th Semester students discussed about future plans of their children.

  

Teacher days Celebration:

Every year Sanskrit Department of Mathabhanga College is observed the day with activities like small cultural programme performed by students, lectures by Teachers etc.

 

SEMINAR AND WEBINARS:

 A one-day webinar on “ What is Contemporary? Articulating the historical in 19th century literature” was organized by the Department of English on 5th September, 2020. The program initiated by the introductory speech of Teachr in Charge, Mathabhanga College, Dr. Amit Kundu. He briefly described the importance of arranging a webinar in a pandemic situation and how the students of Mathabhanga college will be benefited from this type of programme. Sri Suvendu Ghatak, PhD Scholar, University of Florida, was the invited speaker of the webinar.  

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