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English

History of the Department:

 

English literature and language have been an integral part of the courses offered in various universities in India since pre-Independdence days. Since the inception of Dibrugarh University, this course have been introduced in the undergraduate courses and the syllabus in English Literature have been designed to identify the signposts of English society and culture from the Anglo-Saxon Period to the Twentieth Centuery. Different uionts of the syllabus have incorporated ideas, events, personalities, and texts that formed the backbone of each period with cvlear awareness of parallel or related traends in the continent. The courses also have been designed to acqwuaint the students with the history of the English language both synchronic and diachronic, keeping in mind the different elements such as influencesa, borrowings and changes over the centuries. 

Introduction and implementation of the CBCS syllabus in English in 2019 opened up new avewnews for the students to understand and appreciate the rich cultural heritage ancient Indian literary tradition including Sanskrit literature and its distinctive aesthetic philosophies. Thje course in European Classical Tradition will give opportunities to the students to understand the siource of Westren literary paradigm—a formation that was responsible for constituting the great tradition of the Western Canon.

In the initial stages of the establishment of Swahid Peoli Phukan college in 1970, Engl;ish wass introduced as a compulsory subject in the Higher Secondary level as well as in the undergraduate level. The major course was introduced much later, after a considerable period of development in the college, in 1994 and three male students opted major in the course. Sri Bijoy Chakravorty took over the responsibilities as the Head of the Department and worked with the cooperation of the other faculty members for the subsequent progress and development of the students. The students mostly coming from the rural background and having weak foundation in the English languagege neede much attention and effort to be proficient in the language and to get acquainted with the courses. Since the beginning the department of English made sincere effort to create an environment to encourage the students to work hard to Improve their knowledge in the subject and grammar of the English language. Since then, the department has come a long way and a considerable number of students have passed out successfully and have pursued higher studies in English literaturwe and language.

The department of English ahas a departmental library having a collection of about 400 books and journals and provide opportunities of use by the students as per their needs and requirements.

 

Vision & Mission:

The department of English organizes seminars and group discussions at regular intervals to encouraghe the students to acquaint themselves with the practical need of the language in different stages of their profdessional career options. The department also organizes study tours and picnics to enable the students to take part in informal interaction with people and understandings of the social norms. 

The students are given guidance in preparing research papers and wall magazines to develop their academic and creative skills. The department also offers opportunities to the students top take part in cocurricul;ar and extra curricular activities to augment ample room for the growth of interactions among themselves that gives an impetus to the rise of their personalities, social well-being and in becoming a responsible citizen.

Our special focus is:

 

Courses Offered:

 

Swahid Peoli Phukan College is affiliated to Dibrugarh University and the Department offers both Major and Graduate Pass courses as prescribed by the University since its inception in 1970. 

Currently the department is following the course and syllabus offered by the University in two format— B.A Semester Non CBCS and B.A Semester CBCS course.

 

 

  1. Bachelor of Arts Major Course in English (Non-CBCS)

Sl. No.

Paper Code

Paper Title

1.

ENGM101

History of English Society and Culture I (Anglo-Saxon to the Restoration)

2.

ENGM201

History of English Society and Culture II (From the 18th to 20th Century)

3.

ENGM301

History of English Language, Critical Terms and Classical Mythology

4.

ENGM302

Reading Poetry

5.

ENGM401

Reading Prose and Fiction

6.

ENGM402

Reading Fiction

7.

ENGM501

Reading Drama

8.

ENGM502

Criticism I (Classical)

9.

ENGM503

Great European Thinkers

10.

ENGM504

Indian Writing in English

11.

ENGM601

Criticism II (Romantic to the Modern)

12.

ENGM602

Literature of the U.S.A.

13.

ENGM603

Literature in the Post colonial World

14.

ENGM604

Introduction to Linguistics and Phonetics

 

  1. General English (GENG 101)—compulsory paper for all First Semester Students.
  2. General English for non-major students:
  1. GENG 101 (First Semester)
  2. GENG 102 (Second Semester)
  3. GENG 103 (Third Semester)
  1. Communication Skill—compulsory for Third Semester students
  2. Alternative English:   First Semester—   Paper I

Second Semester—        Paper II

Third Semester—  Paper III

  1. Bachelor of Arts Honours Course in English under CBCS

 

Sl. No.

Paper Code

Paper Title

1.

ENG Core 10100

Indian Classical Literature

2.

ENG Core 10200

European Classical Literature

3.

ENG Core 20100

Indian Writing in English

4.

ENG Core 20200

British Poetry and Drama: 14th to 17th Century

5.

ENG Core 30100

American Literature

6.

ENG Core 30200

Popular Literature

7.

ENG Core 30300

British Poetry and Drama: 17th to 18th Century

8.

ENG Core 40100

British Literature: 18th Century

9.

ENG Core 40200

British Romantic Literature

10.

ENG Core 40300

British Literature: 19th Century

11.

ENG Core 50100

Women’s Writing

12.

ENG Core 50200

British Literature: The Early 20th Century

13.

ENG Core 60100

Modern European Drama

14.

ENG Core 60200

Postcolonial Literatures

 

  1. Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC):
  1. AECC 1: English Communication (Semester I)
  2. AECC 2: Alternative English (Semester I)
  3. AECC 3: Environmental Study (Semester II)
  1. Discipline Specific Elective (DSE):
  1. DSE: any 2 papers for Fifth Semester
  1. DSE 1: Modern Indian Writing in English Translation
  2. DSE 2: Literature of the Indian Diaspora
  3. DSE 3: Literary Criticism
  4. DSE 4: Worlds Literature
  1. DSE: any 2 papers for Sixth Semester
  1. DSE 5: Literary Theory
  2. DSE 6: Literature and Cinema
  3. DSE 7: Partition Literature
  4. DSE 8: Travel Writing
  1. Generic Elective (GE):

GE 1: Academic Writing and Composition (Semester I)

GE 2: Media and Communication Skills (Semester II)

GE 3: Language and Linguistics (Semester III)

GE 4: Contemporary India: Women and Empowerment (Semester IV)

  1. Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC): 

(any one paper for Third Semester)

  1. SEC 1: English Language Teaching (ELT)
  2. SEC 2: Soft Skills

(any one paper for Fourth Semester)

  1. SEC 3: Creative Writing
  2. SEC 4: Business Communication

 

Faculties:

Sl. No.

Name of the Teacher

Qualification

Designation

Experience in terms of Service

Specialization/Interest

1.

Dr. Nilakshi Phukan Borgohain

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D

Associate Professor

33 years

Twentieth Century Literature

2.

Dr. Tanuja Bora

M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

26 years

South-Asian, Caribbean and African Literature, Phonetics

3.

Mr. Ramen Baruah

M.A., M.Phil.

Assistant Professor

19 years

English Language, Drama and Criticism 

4.

Dr. Abdul Mubid Islam

M.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

5 years

Modern & Romantic Poetry, American, African Literature, Literary Theory, Classical Criticism, Performance Studies

 

Facilities:

The following facilities are provided by the department in order to mould and strengthen Knowledge, Creativity, Personality, Physical & Mental development of the students.

  1. Infrastructure facilities:
  1. Separate departmental office
  2. Departmental Library with more than 400 Books and Journals
  1. Class room (1) 
  2. Computer with Laser Printer 
  3. Water Filter with stand
  4. Whiteboard

 

  1. Non-Infrastructure facilities
  1. Seminars, Workshop, Group Discussion and Remedial Classes
  2. Departmental Fresher’s Social Meet 
  3. Departmental Parting Social Gathering
  4. Departmental Picnic
  5. Study Tour within and outside the state
  6. Departmental Wall Magazine named “Pursuit” (annually inaugurated during Teacher’s Day)

Our Faculties

Mr. Ramen Baruah

Assistant Professor

Date of Joining : January, 01 2002

Department : English

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