Department Of English Humanity

The Department of English was established in the year 1997 since the inception of the college. English being a highly acclaimed link language invites special interest of the young and the promising students from all over the country. It is a well known fact that the rich tradition of English literature has influenced the literaturesof the world. With this view in mind M.A. course was introduced in the department in 2002.

The Department of English covers, enriches and reinforces the rich heritage offered by literature, facilitate ideas that provoke, produce and nurture critical as well as creative thinking, develops inherent values and builds an emotional and intellectual connectivity between the studentsand thesociety. The curriculum for both UG and PG programmes develop rich talents in students, offers industrial environment and is relevant, connecting to every aspect of society. A dynamic environment coupled with a meaningful stress on all-round educational effectiveness facilitates an attitude that lays emphasis on moral, social and intellectual ethics.

Vision

  • To envision the department as a centre for academic excellence, professional expertise, and contextual research in English Studies.
  • To apply new pattern and to encourage the students to read more.
  • To give a wider scope to them to choose the areas in which they are interested.

Mission

Undergraduate Programme
  • To train students in communication skills in English.
  • To introduce students to the tools of literary scholarship.
  • To strengthen their ability to analyze all forms of literary expression
Postgraduate Programme
  • To enable students to develop a holistic understanding of literatures in English.
  • To introduce students to the tools of research and broaden their critical sensibilities.
  • To equip them for further research and career opportunities.

Courses Offered

S. No. Courses offered Year of Establishment
1. B.Com I II III 1997
2. B.Sc I II III 1997
3. BBA Ist Semester 1997
4. BCA 1997
5. M.A(English Literature) 2002

Departmental Activities

The department offers diverse opportunities to the students to discover and develop their talents and exercise their communication skills. The department regularly undertakes the following activities for its students

  • Essay writing competition
  • Quiz competition
  • Debate
  • Extempore
  • Creative Writing

Post. Script Classroom seminars are also organized regularly to encourage the talent of all the students of the college. The Department has constituted English Literary Association for the benefit of the staff and students of the colleges. The Editing of College Magazine and preparation of Bi-monthly News Bulletin of the college is also done by the department of English

Glimpses of Departmental Activities Ugc Sponsored National Seminar on Feminism in India: Emerging Trends and Issues

The Seminar was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Ms. SarojPandey , Member of Parliament Durg, LokSabha Constituency, Durg (Chhattisgarh). While present on the occasion Chief Patron of the Seminar Shri I.P. Mishra President Shri Gangajali Education Society, Bhilai, Patron, Dr. Raksha Singh Principal of the college and Additional Director Mr. J Durga Prasad Rao.

Feminism is a concept whose focus is woman and the future of woman in society, which is at the heart of a radical movement striving to create a brave new world for woman. A feministic ally read text can lead to a better understanding of the women’s condition, thereby subverting the male strategies of oppression.

Thus, the very basic of feminism is reformist. As the historian Linda Gordan says, feminism is “An analysis of women’s subordination for the purpose of figuring out how to change it.” At the same time, while dealing with feminism as an ideology and also as a critical tool, it is essential to take note of the fact that it assumes different configuration in accordance with racial, class and cultural variations.

As a literary discourse, it is part of the modernist search for new modes of conceptuality to change the existing pattern of gender relationships. Feminism, thus, offers a fresh perspective for critical analysis linking the study of literature with real life contexts.

Other Departmental Activities
  • English department of Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Sector-6 Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) organized a one-day Workshop on Communication Skills by Aaphia English Academy Supela, Bhilai held on 2 September 2013 followed by a proficiency test on English Language and Grammar in which as many as 120 students of both UG and PG participated and won attractive prizes.
  • Department of English organized a one-day Workshop on Gyani The Bizz Quiz held on 4 October 2013 by ITM University NaviMumbaifor the final year and post-graduate student of the college. The test comprises of Mental Ability, Reasoning and General Studies Questions so as to prepare them for various competitive examinations. Ms. Soni of our college from M.Com secured the 1st Position in the competition.
  • Department of English with the collaboration of Shri Ram Chandra Mission(SRCM) and United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan(UNIC), OrganizedAll India Essay Writing competition.
  • Spoken English Classes are taken on Regular Basis and the Key Areas Covered in Spoken English Class are
    • The ability to speak English
    • Confidence Building
    • Self motivation
    • Personality enhancement

    For a student, spoken English programme creates a solid base and foundation that the students may use as a starting point for further self-study and self-research, whereas, for the student, who knows, it may be used as a supplement to self-study and self-research to open new areas of thought and new paths of study.The students are enabled to come out of their shell and speak English boldly. Moreover, vigorous training is given to pronounce the English language without mistakes. The classes are interactive and interesting with activities like group discussion on interesting topics role play and language games.

    Spoken English classes are taken on regular basis in the session and are put into effect by Mrs. Neeta Sharma and Mrs. Sindhu Nair,under the able guidance of Dr.RahulMene (HOD).

Result

S. No. Session Pass Percentage
1. 2012-2013 100%
2. 2011-2012 100%
3. 2010-2011 100%

Students Academic Achievement

University Merit List M.A. English IVth semester Examination May 2013
S. No. Name of Student Division Position in University
1. Ku. Akanksha Ingle Ist IInd
2. Ku. Harpreet Kaur Dhillon Ist Vth
3. Ku. Farha Shireen Ist VIIIth
4. Ku. Jaya Sarkar Ist Xth

Students Awards

All India Essay Writing Event, Organized by Shri Ram Chandra Mission(SRCM) and United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan(UNIC).Certificates were awarded to:

  • Jyoti Ratre (B.Com.-I)
  • Alisha Zabin (B.Sc.-I)

No. of faculty with ongoing/completed projects from funding agencies

S. No. Name of the Faculty Topic Fund Allocated Funding Agencies
1 Dr. Rahul Mene Water Resource Management in Durg District(C.G) Rs.1,90,500/- UGC – CRO Bhopal

Publication Details

S.No. Name Of The Faculty No. of Paper Published in Journal No. of Paper Presented in Seminar/ Conference No. of Seminar/ Conferences Attended No. of Workshops Attended Faculty Development Programme Book Published
International National International National International National Orientation Refresher Training Program
01 Dr.Rahul Mene Nil 02 Nil Nil Nil 02 Nil 01 Nil Nil 01
02 Mrs. Neeta Sharma Nil 02 Nil 03 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil

Faculties in committees

S.No. Name of the Faculty Name of Committee
1. Dr. Rahul Mene Member of the Editorial Board of College Magazine “Kshitij”, List Member of TEACHING ENGLISH ASIA runs by British Council, Joint Secretary of ELT@I (English Language Teachers’ Association of India) Bhilai Chapter, Member of Association for English Studies of India, Member of Prerna Teachers’ Association managed by Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Sector-6, Bhilai(C.G.)
2. Mrs. Neeta Sharma Editor of the college Bi-Monthly News Bulletin, Member of Prerna Teachers’ Association managed by Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Sector-6, Bhilai(C.G.)

Faculty Profile

S.No. Name of Faculty Qualification Experience (in Years) Designation Email ID
1. Dr. Rahul Mene M.A. M.Phil. Ph.D.(English 11 HOD rahulmene77@gmail.com
2. Mrs. Neeta Sharma M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil. (English) 2 Assistant Professor neetashivam@gmail.com

Assistant Staff Profile

Mrs. Sindhu S. Nair takes the classes the as per the requirement of the department.

Departmental Strength

  • The strength of the English Department is its appeal as a stimulating, creative and fulfilling programme.
  • We have the opportunity to provide even more challenging and cutting-edge environment that motivates the students to think independently and to support and sustain their views with confidence both verbally and in their writing.
  • We are dedicated to “World Literature” crossing all national, cultural, and disciplinary boundaries.
  • It enables student to develop a holistic understanding of literature in English and to introduce them to the tools of research and broaden their critical sensibilities and to equip them for further research and career opportunity
  • To ensure that both the slow learner and the high achiever can be engaged, guided and motivated to perform better.

Departmental Opportunities