Department of English

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. M.A(English Literature) 2001-2002
2. B.A. (English Literature) 2018-2019
S.No. Name Qualification Designation Statute 28 Experience Mob. No. Email Id Resume
1. Dr. Rahul Mene M.Phil. Ph.D.(English) Assistant Professor & Head Yes 15 Years rahulmene77@gmail.com Download
2. Dr Neeta Sharma M.Phil, PhD
English
Assistant Professor yes 13 Years neetashivam@gmail.com Download
3. Dr Nidhi Tiwari M.Phil, Ph.D (English) Assistant Professor No 12 Years nidhi2103tiwari@gmail.com Download
S.No. Name of Faculty Awards Session
1. Dr. Rahul Mene Certificate of Appreciation from Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Junwani, Bhilai (C.G.) 2015-2016
2. Dr. Rahul Mene Best Teacher Award on the occasion of Teachers’ Day by Rotary Club of Bhilai Crown, Rotary International District 3261 5 September 2015
3. Dr. Rahul Mene Best Teacher Award on the occasion of Teachers’ Day by Former Member of Parliament and President of Chhattisgarh Swabhimaan Manch Shri Tarachand Sahu 5 September 2009
4. Dr. Rahul Mene Best Teacher Award for outstanding contribution and dedicated service by Youth Sports and Cultural Group, Bhilai 16 September 2009
5. Dr. Rahul Mene Best Teacher Award on the occasion of Teachers’ Day by State Minister Shri Badruddin Quraishi 5 September 2004
6. Dr. Rahul Mene Certificate of Appreciation from Chhattisgarh State Youth Commission and State Development & Research Centre, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, Raipur for successful cooperation in organizing YOUTH SPARK COMPETITION in the college 12 January 2018
7. Dr. Rahul Mene Certificate of Appreciation from Chhattisgarh State Youth Commission and State Development & Research Centre, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, Raipur  for successful cooperation in organizing YOUTH FOR EKATMATA .....EK HAI HUM COMPETITION  in the college 2 October 2018
8. Dr. Neeta Sharma Dr. S.P.Radhakrishnan National Teacher Award for contribution in the field of education,by AJVP, Chattisgarh 22 Sept 2019
9. Dr. Neeta Sharma Certificate of Honour by Rotary Club Of Bhilai Steel City for excellent and valuable contribution in the field of Education. 09 Sept 2018
10. Dr. Neeta Sharma Invited as an expert to render expertise and to check required technical specification in order to determine the appropriate software in the process of opening Digital English Lab at Govt K H College Abhanpur 06 Oct 2017
S.No. Name of the Student Branch Total Marks Obtained Percentage Division Position Year
1. Ku. Akanksha Ingle M. A. English 4th Semester (Merit List Pt. RSU, Raipur) 1295/1800 71.94 1st 2nd 2013
2. Ku. Harpreet Kaur Dhillon M. A. English 4th Semester (Merit List Pt. RSU, Raipur) 1267/1800 70.38 1st 5th 2013
3. Ku. Farha Shireen M. A. English 4th Semester (Merit List Pt. RSU, Raipur) 1247/1800 69.27 1st 7th 2013
4. Ku. Jaya Sarkar M. A. English 4th Semester (Merit List Pt. RSU, Raipur) 1244/1800 69.11 1st 10th 2013
5. Ku. Sonalika Singh (Gold Medalist) M. A. English 4th Semester (Merit List Pt. RSU, Raipur) 1291/1800 71.72 1st 1st 2015
6. Ku. Bina Kumari M. A. English 4th Semester (Merit List Pt. RSU, Raipur) 1192/1800 66.22 1st 10th 2015
S.No. Name of Student Awards Session
S.No Session Pass Percentage
1. 2012-2013 100%
2. 2011-2012 100%
3. 2010-2011 100%
4. 2018-2019
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 Teacher's Association of India) Bhilai Chapter, Member of Association for English Studies of India, Member of Prerna Teacher's 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 Teacher's Association managed by Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Sector-6, Bhilai(C.G.)
From To Designation Organisation
2010-2011 On Going NODAL OFFICER AISHE (All India Survey on Higher Education)
22/12/2017 08/01/2018 NODAL OFFICER YOUTH SPARK COMPETITION.... KHELEGA CHHATTISGARH JITEGA CHHATTISGARH organized by Chhattisgarh State Youth Commission and State Development & Research Centre, Raipur
04/08/2018 20/08/2018 NODAL OFFICER YOUTH FOR EKATMATA .....EK HAI HUM COMPETITION organized by Chhattisgarh State Youth Commission and State Development & Research Centre, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, Raipur
01/05/2018 31/07/2018 NODAL OFFICER Swachh Bharat Summer Internship (Gramin) Programme under Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Govt. of India

Completed Project

S.No. Name of Faculty Title of the Project Funding Agency Amount
1. Dr. Rahul Mene Growing Materialism and Loss of Human Values in the Poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra UGC Central Regional Office, Bhopal (M.P.) 1,30,000/-

Students Awards


  • Aashish Tamrakar of M. A. English IV semester participated in Sri Guru Gobind Singh National Integration Youth Camp, Patna Bihar for Patriotic Programme as a Mission of Life organized by National Youth Project, New Delhi from 21-26 January 2017.
  • Aashish Tamrakar of M. A. English IV semester participated in the presentation of 'Bharat Ki Santaan' a unique programme under National Youth Project, New Delhi of Linguistic National Integration held at Sri Guru Gobind Singh National Integration Youth Camp, Patna Bihar which has helped strengthening the spirit of National Integration in the Country from 21-26 January 2017.
  • Aashish Tamrakar of M. A. English IV semester performed in a Mime act on "Portrayal of Shakespearean Characters' in his Plays" in the Inaugural Ceremony of the NAAC sponsored National Conference on "Innovative Approaches in Teaching, Learning & Evaluation" held on 14-15 February 2017          in Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Junwani, Bhilai (C.G.)
  • Aashish Tamrakar of M. A. English IV semester presented paper on the topic "Creative Teaching, Learning Strategies and Effective Evaluation" in the NAAC sponsored National Conference on "Innovative Approaches in Teaching, Learning & Evaluation" held on 14-15 February 2017 in Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Junwani, Bhilai (C.G.).
  • Aashish Tamrakar of M. A. English IV semester represented Durg University, Durg (C.G.) in the State Level Athletics Competition held in the month of January/February in Mahasamund (C.G.).
  • Benu Nag student of M. A. English II semester performed in Fusion Indian classical dance form in college day celebration on 27 February 2017.
  • Students and staff of M. A. English II & IV semester celebrated World Poetry Day on 21st March 2017. The students of PG classes Aashish Tamrakar, Jasprit Kaur, Anita Singh, Divya Bharti, Sheetal Singh, Soniya, Vaibhav Shah, Surbhi Sharma, and Kalpana Sahu have taken active participation in the event by reciting the poems of William Wordsworth, S T Coleridge, John Keats, Mathew Arnold etc.
  • Afrin Khan and Nilesh Bhojak of B.Com. has been awarded with top performer in Category 2 (college UG/PG) essay writing competition on the topic "The Whole Purpose of Education is to Turn Mirrors into Windows" in the All India Essay Writing Event 2016 organized by Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM) & United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan (UNIC) on 15 January 2017 in Raipur.
  • Yasha Mishra and Shagufta of  B.Com  1st year has been awarded with top performer in Category 2 (college UG/PG) essay writing competition in the All India Essay Writing Event 2018 organized by Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM) & United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan (UNIC) with collaboration of  college department of English.


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

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NAME OF ACTIVITY

 

DATE

 

DESCRIPTION

1.

TRIBUTE TO SIR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ON HIS 400TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY

 

08/09/2016

Shakespeare's skit titled "ROMEO & JULIET" and "MACBETH" a tribute to Sir William Shakespeare as 2016 the world will commemorate 400 years of his death. The skit was played by students of different streams; they put their performance to show how they are been taught and nurtured by these practical performance.

 

2.

GUEST LECTURE ON IMPORTANCE OF VALUE OF EDUCATION & BOOK FAIR

 

19/12/2016

Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya organized guest lecture on importance of value of education by ISKON (International Society For Krishna Consciousness). Program started by enlightening of light in front of goddess Saraswati followed by Saraswati Vandana. Chief Guest of the program were College Principal Dr.Raksha Singh, Additional Director Dr.J. Durga Prasad Rao, Vivek Thakur and Dr. Abhijeet Patil from ISKON.

 

3.

ALL INDIA ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION

15/01/2017

Afrin Khan and Nilesh Bhojak of  B.Com has been awarded with top performer in Category 2 (college UG/PG) essay writing competition on the topic "The Whole Purpose of Education is to Turn Mirrors into Windows" in the All India Essay Writing Event 2016 organized by Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM) & United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan (UNIC) with collaboration of  college department of English.

 

4.

POWER POINT PRESENTATION

11/11/2017

Students of M.A. English 1st semester presented a power point on their respective topics.

 

5.

WORLD POETRY DAY CELEBRATION

 

21/03/2017

Students and staff of M. A. English II & IV semester celebrated World Poetry Day on 21st March 2017. The students of PG classes Aashish Tamrakar, Jasprit Kaur, Anita Singh, Divya Bharti, Sheetal Singh, Soniya, Vaibhav Shah, Surbhi Sharma, and Kalpana Sahu have taken active participation in the event by reciting the poems of William Wordsworth, S T Coleridge, John Keats, Mathew Arnold etc.

 

6.

RESUME PREPARATION TAUGHT IN LANGUAGE LAB

 

 

16/08/2018

In the language lab students were taught how to prepare a resume. A brilliant resume is indispensable for each and every fresher.

 

7.

DENGUE AWARENESS

 

31/08/2018

With the aim of combating the deadly disease Dengue, English department has aware about the cause, symptoms and prevention of Dengue to the people and also distributed Homeopathic medicines among the workers.

 

8.

MOVIE SCREENED AT SHRI SHANKARACHARYA MAHAVIDYALAYA, JUNWANI

 

15/09/2018

Department of English, SSMV BHILAI, Organized screening of movie for the students of M.A.  English I Semester and M.A English III Semester. Students were taught by the ICT Technology. The movie was "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe.

 

9.

ALL INDIA ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION

 

16/12/2018

Yasha Mishra and Shagufta of  B.Com  1st year has been awarded with top performer in Category 2 (college UG/PG) essay writing competition in the All India Essay Writing Event 2018 organized by Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM) & United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan (UNIC) with collaboration of  college department of English.

 

Department of English

The department organized various workshops and seminars for the staff; teaching and non-teaching and also for students.

Dated 07.12.2015

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Department of English SSMV and Perfect Communication New Civic Centre, Bhilai jointly organized a Guest Lecture on the topic of ‘Perfect Communications and Soft Skills’, Smt. Diksha Singh, Director, Perfect Communication presented her lecture explaining them how to present themselves during Personal Interviews, Group Discussion and also how to develop their personalities. 100 students participated in the programme from different streams. Programme was organized under the supervision of Dr. Rahul Mene, HOD English Department. Vote of thanks was presented by Dr Neeta Sharma

23.06.2016

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Two days workshop was organized in Shri Shankaracharya Mahavidyalaya Junwani, Bhilai for all the academic and non-academic staff. The workshop was organized to describe the benefits of the English Language Lab and how it can be useful for the staff members also in day to day working. The workshop was taken by Ms. Neeta Sharma and Ms. Sushma Dubey of Education Department. In this workshop they explained the following points:

  • Language Lab is an audio-visual lab in which all can learn
  • Learners can record their voice and play back the recordings, interact with each other and the teacher, and also store results
  • Self-access for independent learning which includes access to resources outside class
  • Vocabulary can be improved with the help of Language Lab.

The purpose of a language lab is to involve students to actively participate in language learning exercises and get them to practice more than otherwise possible in a traditional classroom environment. All the staff members actively participated in the workshop thanks was given by Asst. Prof. Mrs. Neeta Sharma of English Department.

11.08.2017

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Department of English in collaboration with AMOHA Education Pvt. Ltd., East Area Kolkata (VETA English Classes) organized conference on “Communicating Art – Importance & Work Expertise”. Trainer Mr.Kaushik from VETA gave very interesting presentation over the topic. They covered the topic like debate, role play, word vocabulary, conversation and self introduction. AGM Mr. Palash Sarkhel, VETA East Territory Manager Mr. Harinder Singh and Centre Head of Bhilai Branch Shri Keshav Thakur were present. To make this program a success Addl. Director Dr. J Durga Prasad Rao, Principal Dr. Raksha Singh, English Department HOD Dr. Rahul Mene, Mrs. Neeta Sharma, Ms. Shreya Paul played an important role college were present during the program.

 

Dated 01.05.2017 – 02.05.2017

Workshop for non-teaching staff was held at SSMV language lab.

 Mrs. Neeta Sharma and Mrs. Sushma Dubey were the coordinator and the trainer of the two days’ workshop.

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Address: 97/2 Near Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus,

Besides Petrol Pump, Junwani

Bhilai Distt. Durg, Chhattisgarh 

Pincode: 490020

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