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English

Department of English

About the Subject

With hundreds of millions of people around the world using English daily, it is undoubtedly one of the most important global language. In virtually every country, it is an essential part of business, research, commerce, technology, politics, news and many other fields in which the exchange of ideas is essential.

About the Department

The Department of English was established in 1958. The department offers English CC (Lower Level) to B.A. I, II and III (Hindi Medium) students. It offers English CC (Higher Level) to B.Com I, II and III (English Medium) students.BMS students are taught Basic Communication Skills.The Department offers only compulsory component English courses at Degree College with the intention of enhancing the language skills of the students. Language and communication skills are indispensable tools that help students to communicate,to exchange thoughts, ideas and emotions with others.The department works hard to improve students’ communication skills and English language by conducting ‘Spoken English and Communication Skills’ crash course which includes activities like grammar, communication practice through dialogues, English movie screenings, language games, group discussions, etc.

The Departmental Activities

Movie Screenings-

  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • The Namesake
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Lord of the Rings
  • English Vinglish
  • Dangerous Minds
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Sound of Music

Movie Screenings-

  • Bio data/ CV Writing
  • Painting Appreciation
  • Film Appreciation
  • Employability Skills

Competitions -

  • Story Telling/Enacting
  • Debate
  • Essay Writing
  • Elocution
  • Creative writing

Other Activities conducted by the Department-

  • Power Point Presentations
  • Bridge course
  • Language Game Activities
  • Guest Lectures
  • Field Visits
  • Film festivals

Faculty

Dr. (Mrs.) Renuka Devi Jena, M.A, M.Phil., Ph.D.

Dr.Renuka Jenais an Associate Professor with 22 years of teaching experience in Degree College.

Her area of interest is Indian English Literature and Existentialism. She is the IQAC coordinator and NSS Programme Officer and is actively involved in several committees of the college.She has published several research papers in various National and International journals. She has also edited ISBN research volumes of the college.

Ms. KavitaPatil (M.A, SET, NET, M.Phil.)

Ms. KavitaPatil is an Assistant Professor having 2 yearsteaching experience in Degree CollegeHer areas of research-interest are Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, Shakespeare Studies, Marathi Theatre, Feminism and Literature and Literary Theory. She is currently pursuingPh.D. from the department of English, SavitribaiPhule Pune University. She is a practicing translator and has been involved in translation activities. She has published several research papers in various National and International journals.