The Department of English was founded and established by Rev. Fr. Van. Englan, in 1951. Ever since its inception in the year 1951, the Department of English has been on an onward march towards excellence. The Department of English working with the motto of “Persevere-Excel-Promote Quality” aims to hone the linguistic skills of the second language learners and strengthen the literary talents of the UG and PG students opting for English Literature. The students graduating from the Department have distinguished themselves both in language and literary studies and have earned laurels for the college by their remarkable and outstanding success in different walks of life.

MEANS

  • To achieve the above objectives we shoulder the responsibility of moulding the character of students through the teaching learning process.
  • We aim to build a healthy relationship with the students by combining academic excellence with higher values of life.
  • We attempt to promote quality research and advanced methods of teaching for the effective dissemination of knowledge to enhance professional skills.

ACHIEVEMENTS

An outstanding contribution of the Department has been in the field of Functional English. As a result of exemplary teaching many of our alumni hold very responsible posts in the field of mass media and communication. To further enhance this training and facilitate still better learning of the nuances of the subject, a language laboratory has been set up, and is fully functional.

To upgrade the standard of English, regular Remedial Classes and Spoken English courses are held. The progress of students is monitored through tutorial classes, Surprise tests, and C.C.E’s that ensure better performance of the students.
Merit positions in the University have been bagged consistently by our students both at the graduate and the post graduate levels. All members of the department are actively engaged in research work and contribute to the discipline.


FACULTY

1. Dr. Mrs. Neelanjana Pathak (HOD) M.A. , Ph.D
2. Mrs. Niharika A. Singh M.A. , DCA , M.Phil.
3. Mrs. Mary Raymer M.A.
4. Dr. Mrs. Soma Guha Das M.A. , M.Phil. , Ph.D
5. Ms. Meenal Anand M.A.
6. Ms. Sneha Kezia Ramtek MBA, M.A.

COURSES

  • Degree Course – B.A. (English Literature)
  • Post-Graduation – M.A. (English Literature)
  • Certificate Courses
    • “Personality Development and Communication Skills” 
    • “Speech Enhancement Skills”.

FACILITIES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT

  • Language Lab
  • Departmental Library

Minor Research Projects

  • Mrs. Mary Raymer received grant for Minor Research Project entitled “Ruskin Bond’s Contribution to Children’s Literature in India, from UGC Bhopal.(2017-19,On going)
  • Mrs. Niharika A. Singh received grant for Minor Research Project entitled “Margins to Centre: Mahasweta Devi’s Contribution to Dalit Literature” (2015-17,Completed)
  • Dr. Neelanjana Pathak received grant for Minor Research Project entitled Translations of Harishankar Parsai's Short Stories Rachnavali Vol. II (2013-14,Completed).

Guest Lectures

  • Dr. Pankaj Shukla  "Career Prospects in Media", 21 September, 2011
  • Dr. Abha Pandey "Victorian Age", 25 September, 2011
  • Dr. Pratibha Kumar “Importance of body Language", 14 March, 2012
  • Dr. Archana Pathak "Image and Imagery", 1 February, 2013
  • Ms. Shruti Kohli “The Petticoat Journal”, 2 August 2013.
  • Tulsi Ratna awardee Dr Akhilesh Gumastha, “Sunderkand” 25 September, 2013.
  • Dr. Rosy Misra "IC Analysis", 20 February, 2014.
  • Dr. Usha Kalley "Madam Bovary", 4 March, 2014.
  • Ms. Nishi Sharma "Understanding Poetry", 26 September, 2014.
  • Dr. Alok Chansoria “Phonetics”, 19 & 20 August, 2015.
  • Dr. Vinita Singh Chaudhary "Corporate Etiquettes", 29 January, 2016.
  • Dr. Vineeta Kaur Saluja "Effective Communication", 16 September, 2016.
  • Dr. Madhumalti Adhikari "Reading Fiction", 21 September, 2016.
  • Dr. Urbashi Barat “IC Analysis &Its Ambiguities”, 3rd February 2017
  • Sqn.Ldr. Prashant Dubey “Language Lab Training Programme”
  • Ms. Shruti Kohli “Interpersonal Skills’ ,31 July 2017

EVENTS / ACTIVITIES

  • Elocution, Debate, Extempore, Creative Writing and Essay are organized regularly to encourage the talent of all the students of the college.
  • Pictorial presentation of literary texts is introduced from the session 2007-08.
  • The Department has instituted ‘Literact Club’ and ‘Movie Club’ for the benefit of the staff and students of the college.
  • Visits are organized to old age homes.
  • The Editing of College and departmental magazine is done by the UG and PG students.
  • One day state level symposium on “Literacy: Time to Act for Nation Building” in collaboration with SRC, Bhopal on 19 February 2010.
  • Personality Development Workshop for all I year students by Elevate group on March 2010.
  • Six days workshop on Event management by Synergies on September, 2010.
  • One month certificate course on Life skills and Personality Transformation on August 2010.
  • One day sensitization programme for teachers and students in collaboration with State Resource Centre, Bhopal on 25 February 2011.
  • The Department organized National Seminar on “Changing Trends in New Indian Poetry in English: Challenges and Directions” on 10th and 11th February 2012.
  • In association with St. Aloysius’ Alumni, the department organized a “Book Reading Session” of the novel Painted Years on 24th January 2013 by Mrs. Dolly Saxena.
  • Every year the departmental organizes ‘Literary Week’ in which competitions like debate, extempore, speech, elocution, essay writing and creative writing are conducted.
  • The Department releases three issues of the departmental magazine “The Aloysian Times” every academic session.

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
The departmental members are actively engaged in research and publication. The department edits and publishes the following journals and magazines:

  • Ninad - Multidisciplinary Research Journal (Ed. by the Department)
  • The Aloysian- College magazine – English section
  • The Aloysian Times- Departmental Magazine- Tri – Annual
  • Sarthi - Science & Religion Journal (Ed. by the Department)

Extension Activities

  • Visits to local Hospice, orphanage, home for the aged and schools for the blind.
  • The Joy of Caring campaign.
  • Engage honorary classes of Basic English in remote schools.
  • State Literacy drive through posters, slogans and spreading awareness.

Beyond Academics

  • Lit-Fest under the aegis of Literact club is organized to showcase the literary leanings of the students and accord a platform for creativity through competitions.
  • Panel discussions in the classrooms.
  • Bridge classes are conducted by the M.A. final year students for B.A. I and M.A. I semester students.
  • Publication of departmental magazine as news bulletin of the college The Aloysian Times, thrice a year.
  • Participating in international, national conferences, seminars, and workshops.
  • Publication of The Aloysian, annual College Magazine.
  • Enactment is organized twice a year.
  • Movie screening.
  • Book reading sessions.
  • Students participation in intercollegiate, inter district, inter university, central, and zonal levels extra-curricular activities.

SEMINARS / WORKSHOP / CONFERENCES

  • Two workshops on “Phonetics of English” from 19th to 23rd Nov, 2007 and from 26th Nov. to 1st Dec,2007.
  • A one day workshop on “Textual, Bibliographical and Editorial Skills” on 29th Jan. 2008
  • One day state level symposium on “Literacy: Time to Act for Nation Building” in collaboration with SRC, Bhopal on 19 February 2010.
  • The Department organized National Seminar on “Changing Trends in New Indian Poetry in English: Challenges and Directions” on 10th and 11th February 2012.
  • A UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Changing Trends in New Indian Poetry in English: Challenges and Directions”, 10-11 February 2012

Linkages

  • Kevin’s Lab
  • Strides, Centre of Youth Empowerment
  • INSD (International School of Design)

Future Plans

  • MoUs with reputed educational and research institutes and industries.
  • Collaboration with Hindi Department for a certificate course in Journalism and Translation.
  • To introduce Add On course on foreign languages like French/German/Spanish.
  • Certificate course on Placement Recruitment/ Recruitment
  • Publishing a Research Journal.
  • Hosting an International Conference.
  • Developing the department as a Research Centre.
  • To organize virtual classes of eminent academics of the subject from renowned institutes.
  • To establish a local literary talent pool comprising of students from different colleges who excel in creative expression, linguistic abilities and literary talent.
  • To include Comparative Literature, Women’s Studies and Gender Equality in the PG curriculum.
  • To have a linkage with a BPO for accent training to students for international jobs.
  • Developing a scheme to monitor the happiness quotient of all students and regularly maintain a measurable record of Departmental Happiness Index- DHI.

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