DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

The B.A. Honours course in English at Maharaja Agrasen College was introduced in 1997. This is a highly sought-after course and justly so. With an entire panorama of literary texts, contexts and critical tools, it aims to provide students an exposure to a spectrum of global literatures and train them in various methods of literary and sociocultural analyses. The department has consistently provided opportunities to students for interacting with some of the best minds in the discipline as well as in allied fields. It has systems in place to ensure delivery of quality teaching, transparent mechanisms for internal assessment and structured preparation for University examination as well as orientation for future preparation for diverse fields and professions. To apply research to classroom teaching, an interfaculty lecture series project (ILSP) has been ited since the session 2020-21. Furthermore, it has a full calendar of activities aimed towards making students connect not just with the literary world but also with the larger world beyond their classroom ambit. The Department has its own departmental library, a growing digital archive, as well as a rich reserve of resource in its Centre for Performing Arts and Cultural Studies (CPACS). The Department of English Co-curricular Student Society, ‘ACTIVE’, lives up to its name each year by organising, under the guidance of the teachers, many well attended events. The co-curricular events include the Annual Lecture Series, Literature Festival ‘LITERATI’, Meet the Author Series, film-making and theatre performance projects by CPACS , various workshops and an excursion to places of cultural interest. Meet the Alumni series is a recent inclusion in this elaborate list of activities. The department also organizes National and International conferences on a regular basis. Implementing NEP from the academic session 2022-23, the structure and syllabi of DU English courses under UGCF scheme have been designed by incorporating inputs from well researched areas worldwide providing these courses clarity of course statements, academic and job oriented objectives , facilitating the achievements of course , essential readings, weekly teaching plans and keywords. Besides core courses on literary studies, the framework of the degree also includes courses on skill / ability enhancement, discipline specific electives, generic elective and a wide range of exposure to activities associated with teaching-learning exercises of these courses. To facilitate the achievements of course learning outcomes, the department applies the model of teaching-learning as included in syllabus which clearly demarcates a participatory three pillar approach consisting of 1. Course Learning Outcomes 2. Teaching and Learning Activity and 3. Assessment Tasks. To lay theoretical foundation for the course the emphasis is on understanding concepts, expressing concepts through writing, and demonstrating conceptual and textual understanding in tests and exams. Teaching-learning activity comprises of interactive discussions in small groups in tutorial classes, how to think critically and write with clarity and discussions on exam questions and answering techniques. The assessment tasks include reading material together in small groups, initiating discussion topics, participation in discussions, writing essay length assignments and class tests. The Department, thus is a stimulating, vibrant space, providing ample opportunities for students to explore their potentials and the possibilities made available to them in the intellectual, academic, creative, as well as social arenas.

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Dr.Sangeeta Mittal
Associate Professor
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Ms.Mona Sinha
Associate Professor
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Gitanjali Chawla
Associate Professor
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Dr.Anupama Jaidev Karir
Assistant Professor
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Mr. Vinod Kr. Verma
Associate Professor
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Dr. Charu Arya
Assistant Professor
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Ms. Shilpa Gupta
Assistant Professor
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Ms. Debosmita Paul
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Subodh Kumar
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Assistant Professor
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Ms. Indrani Das Gupta
Assistant Professor
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Dr.Guntasha Tulsi
Assistant Professor
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Mr. Shashi Prava Tigga
Assistant Professor
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Mr. Aditya Prem Deep
Assistant Professor
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Ms.Nabanita Deka
Assistant Professor
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