The Department of English commenced its journey in 1994 (the year of the establishment of Assam University) and it has been one of the first six flagship departments of this institution. Since the time of its inception, the department has remained profoundly committed in offering its service towards the multilingual, multiethnic communities of Southern Assam. The Department visualises achieving excellence in pedagogy and research in multi-disciplinary areas keeping in mind the interface between literature and language on the one hand and society and culture on the other.
Students hailing from various parts of the country have been pursuing their studies for M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. Degrees from this department. The Department offers one of the most sought after PG programmes of the University. The core component of the PG Programme is British Literature, closely followed by courses and papers covering almost all the latest areas of English Studies like Critical Theory, American Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Translation Studies, Gender Studies and Film Studies (Open Choice). The syllabi for different paper/courses of P.G./M.Phil/Ph.D. is updated periodically keeping in mind the current thrust areas of literary and cultural studies. The success rate of the students has been very good over the years.
The ICT-based Smart Class Room system available in the Department enhances the teaching-learning experience. The Departmental library aids the students and the research scholars with books and infrastructure. The emphasis of the department is on developing an interdisciplinary approach in teaching and research, which broadens the skills and outlooks of students and keep them updated on major socio-cultural issues along with studies in and research about English literature.
|Courses Offered||Duration||Number of Seats||Program Course Structure|
|M.A.(by course work)||Four Semesters||62||M.A(Syllabus)|
|M.Phil (by course work & dissertation)|
|Ph.D. (by course work & research work)|
|D.Litt (by research work)|
|Name & Qualification||Designation||Area of Specialization||Contact & Email ID|
|Dipendu Das, Ph.D.||Professor||Drama Studies, New Literatures in English, Indian English Writing and Translation Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Baby Puspa Sinha, Ph.D.||Professor||American Fictionemail@example.com|
|Anindya Syam Choudhury,
Ph.D., PGCTE, PGDTE (EFLU), Cert TESOL (Trinity London)
|Professor (HoD)||ELT, Stylistics, Indian Writing in English, Northeast Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Saugata Kumar Nath, M Phil, Ph.D.||Professor||Drama Studies, Indian English Writing, New Literatures in Englishemail@example.com
|Sumana Chakraborty, M.Phil, Ph.D.||Assistant Professor||Fiction, American Literature, Postcolonial Literatures, Literatures of the Diaspora, Film Studies, Gender Studies.||firstname.lastname@example.org
|Lalthakim Hmar, Ph.D.||Assistant Professor||Literary Theory, Culture Studies, Women’s Studies.||email@example.com|
|Sib Sankar Majumder, Ph.D||Assistant Professor||Drama & Theatre Studies, Postcolonial Literaturefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jaydeep Chakrabarty, Ph.D.||Assistant Professor||British Literature, Postcolonial Literatures and Theory, Critical Theory,
Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Queer Studies, Men’s Studies
|Anindya Sen, M.Phil||Assistant Professor||Modernism, Post Modernismemail@example.com|
Head of the Department:
Prof. Anindya Syam Choudhury
A large number of passed out students of the Department are now employed as teachers in different universities, colleges and other educational institutions in India. A good number of students have found placements in various industrial and service organisations in different parts of India. Some are also employed in the corporate sectors.