To develop and empower women through education that fosters knowledge and skills, promotes values of equality, secularism and national integration, moulds character through discipline and rigour and creates an open mind capable of assimilating the best traditions of the East and the West.

Department of English

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Prospects

  • Higher studies in any University in India and abroad.
  • Employment opportunities in reputed organizations, with or without specialized training in the fields of Education, Management, Media, Publishing and Print Journalism. Induction into specialized Training Courses in Mass Media, Publishing Houses, Management, Public Relations, Print Journalism, etc.
     

Achievements

After graduation our students have been admitted to Universities and Colleges that offer Post-Graduate Courses in English Literature. Those less interested in 'conventional' higher study have branched out to other courses as Management, courses in Language, Publishing, Media, Computers, etc. Some of our students are in the Corporate World now. We are happy to mention that many of our students are working for their Doctoral Degree here in India and abroad and there are some who are now Lecturers/Guest Faculty in other Colleges. Our students have joined our Institution too as Guest Faculty. Avenues are many in number and all wide open for the sincere and diligent.
 

Elective Subject Combinations

for English (B.A.) as Honours subject

  1. History and Philosophy
  2. History and Education
  3. Philosophy and Education
  4. History and Geography
  5. History and Elective Bengali
  6. History and Hindi
  7. Philosophy and Bengali
  8. Philosophy and Hindi
  9. Geography and Education
  10. Geography and Elective Bengali
  11. Geography and Hindi
     

Faculty

Sri. Rajkumar Barman
Sri Subham Dutta
Sri. Sumalya Mukhopadhyay (Contractual)

 

Activities of the English Department

 

  • Students staged a street play on rape victims and social hypocrisy entitled Cannibalism called Sympathy as part of their entry in a competition organized by Xavotsav which was subsequently put up at the Annual Foundation Day Programme of the College, celebrated on December 18, 2014.
  • 11.01.2015- Departmental picnic was organized at Narendrapur at a garden house which was thoroughly enjoyed by the girls.
  • Students of the department participated in various seminars and competitions organized by the College and other institutions:
    1. NSS Unit seminar on Breast Cancer Awareness on 19.02.2015.
    2. the Political Science department seminar on Women Empowerment on February 14, 2015, and Professor Swapan Chakraborty's lecture on Imagining Education.
    3. A 3-day International Seminar on Modernism organized by the Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata from February 24 to February 26, 2015
    4. 1.03.2015 - a Photography competition was organized by CRY and the Social Awareness Club in which Ishani Chatterjee won the 2nd prize.
    5. The prizes in the Bengali Flash Fiction category were won by Sayani Basu and Nirajana Bardhan in the Creative Writing Competition organized by the Literary Club on 26.05.2015.
    6. Kamalika Mitra and Madhulina Biswas participated in a National Essay - writing competition in August 2015 while Kamalika contributed an article in an e-journal, Academia.edu on " Macbeth and Schizophrenia" .
    7. Aishwarya Sinha won the first prize at the Mehendi competition at the Scottish Church College Fest. Ashwini Karmakar won the 2nd prize in the Shot put category in the College sports held in 2014. Tumpa Burman, who took part in a Yoga contest, secured the first place. Students also took part in the Presidency College Fest Incarnadine.
    8. Soumi Mukherjee, a third year student, is interning as a Climate Counsellor with Green (R)evolution, a cause supported by the United Nations Environment Programme.
  • The department organized a Special Lecture on Pride and Prejudice: An Enterprise of the Novel by Sm. Swaty Mitra, Assistant Professor in English, Barasat Government College, West Bengal, and an alumnus of the department, on February, 23, 2015.
  • Students of the department put up a magnificent exhibition on Harry Potter and the Chronicles of Narnia: Beyond the Fantasy on February 28, 2015 in Room no. 8 with charts, models, film snippets, puppet shows and electronically supported models which won considerable appreciation from spectators.
  • A Newsletter of the Department was displayed highlighting the year-round departmental activities and students' achievements among which was featured Aleya Chanda's visit to Japan sponsored by the Japanese Foundation, Kolkata and Chandreyee Mukherjee's entry into the Final round in the P.C. Chandra's Fresh Face Contest among other things.
  • Teachers' Day celebrations were clubbed together with the Farewell given to Dr. Sudeshna Kar Barua, who retired as Associate Professor from the department after 37 years of service, on September 29, 2015. The students made visual presentations, danced and sang on the occasion.

Chandreyee Mukherjee interned with CNN-IBN in July 2015. Indira Bishui wrote articles for T2, The Telegraph, and is engaged in writing 3 fan-fictions on Watt pad. The students participate in Paper Reading sessions in the Department.