Department Profile - English


Department of English

Dr. Kavita Ratan Patil

Assistant Professor
M.A, SET, NET, M.Phil, Ph.D (English), M.A (Marathi)

Ph.D : Translation as Afterlife: A Study of Marathi Theatre from 1860 to 1912.
M.Phil : Translation an Act of Interpretation, A Comparative Study of Kosla and Cocoon.
Visiting Faculty for M.A in English : IDOL- Distance Learning Centre, University of Mumbai, Department of English, S.N.D.T Women’s University, Mumbai.

Fields of Specialisation under the Discipline:

• Translation Studies
• Archival Research of Literature
• Colonial Marathi Theatre
• William Shakespeare
• Western Feminism
• Marathi Literature
• Dalit Literature and Translation

About English as a Language

English, being a lingua franca of the world, spoken by 1452 million native and non-native speakers of the world, is a global means of inter-community communication. With hundreds of millions of people around the world using English daily, it is undoubtedly one of the most important global languages. In virtually every country, it is an essential part of academics, business, research, commerce, technology, politics, news, and many other fields in which the exchange of ideas is essential.

About the Department

The department was started in 1958 which 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. Only compulsory component English courses are offered 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 faculty works hard to improve students’ employability skills, communication skills and English language by conducting ‘English for Career Advancement’ Add-on Certificate Course and ‘Spoken English and Communication Skills’ crash course which includes activities like job-search, interviews, preparing resumes and covering letters, networking for a job, grammar, communication practice through dialogues, English movie screenings, language games, group discussions, and so on.


B.A: Core Component English Course (Non-English Medium)
B.Com: Core Component English Course (English Medium)

Sr. No. B.A (Non-English Medium) B.Com (English Medium)
1 B.A I, SEM I, CC English (L.L), Paper I, ‘Starting with English’, 155101 B.Com I, SEM I, CC English (H.L), Paper I, 110101
2 B.A I, SEM II, CC English (L.L), Paper II, ‘Exploring English’, 255201 B.Com I, SEM II, CC English (H.L), Paper II, 210201
3 B.A II, SEM III, CC English (L.L), Paper III, ‘Using English Effectively’, 355301 B.Com II, SEM III, CC English (H.L), Paper III, 310301
4 B.A II, SEM IV, CC English (L.L), Paper IV, ‘Advancing with English’, 455401 B.Com II, SEM IV, CC English (H.L), Paper IV, 410401
5 B.A III, SEM V, CC English (L.L), Paper V, ‘English for Empowerment’, 555501 B.Com III, SEM V, CC English (H.L), Paper V, 510501
6 B.A III, SEM VI, CC English (L.L), Paper VI, ‘English for Success’, 655601 B.Com III, SEM VI, CC English (H.L), Paper VI, 610601

Activities Highlights

Symposiums and Conferences

  • A National Symposium on “Narrative in Cinema and Literature”
  • A State Level Webinar on “Effective Communication Skills: A Key to Successful Career

Add-on Certificate Courses

  • English for Career Advancement
  • Spoken English and Communication Skills

Guest Lectures

  • Honing Writing Skills
  • Gender, Essence, and the Question of Being
  • 75 Years of Women’s Writing in India
  • Reading and Reading Stories


  • A National Level Quiz on Women’s Writing in India
  • A National Level Quiz on 75 Years of Indian Writing in English Translation

Movie Screenings

  • Spirited Away
  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • The Namesake
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Lord of the Rings
  • English Vinglish
  • Train to Pakistan
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Bride and Prejudice
  • Anne Frank’s Diary
  • Shakespeare in Love

Short Films

  • One Minute Fly
  • No Arms, No legs, No Worries
  • Wind on a Hunted Hill


  • Email Writing
  • Bio data/ CV Writing
  • Painting Appreciation
  • Film Appreciation
  • Employability Skills
  • Common Grammar Errors
  • Types of Graphs and Charts


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

Other Activities

  • Power Point Presentations
  • Remedial Course
  • Language Game Activities