Faculty   Faculty of Arts
Department of English
Head of Department: Prof. Pratibha Tyagi

The Department of English was established in July, 1978 and offers M.A. and M.Phil. Courses. The Department is actively engaged in research work leading to a Ph.D. degree in various areas like English Literature, American Literature, Indian Literature, and Canadian and Comparative Literatures. In 1991, the UGC allotted 13 centres to various universities in India for Canadian Studies. The Department of English was also allotted one centre for Canadian Studies which ran for almost a decade under the able guidance of Professor Manorama Trikha. The students of the Department have fared extremely well in various professions including Air Force, Army, Journalism, Civil Services and Teaching. During the last five years around 45 students have qualified NET and JRF.
English being a highly acclaimed global language invites special interest of the young and the promising students from all over the country. Today, it is no more a language of the British; it belongs to all who speak it. It has become a link language that has brought the globe under one umbrella. It is a well known fact that the rich tradition of English Literature has influenced the literatures of the world. With this view in mind the Department of English was established in July 1978 under the guidance of Professor TR Sharma, the founder Head of the Department.
The Department offers a two year M.A. programme in which the orientation is primarily towards not only the literature of British Isles and of America but also towards New Literatures, including Indian Writing in English. The Department has an M.Phil programme in which students are encouraged to explore fundamental issues in their respective areas of research. The Ph.D. programme is offered in all the areas of the competence of the faculty members of the Department.
The M.A./M.Phil courses in the Department have been thoroughly revised as these are regularly updated in the meetings of the Board of Studies organised by the Department from time to time.  The Department also has a computer lab to make the students aware of technological uses in language learning. The resources for research in English are rich in various branches of English Literature. The Department has got a fairly large collection of books in its library.
The diverse research activities in the Department in British Literature, American Literature, Canadian Literature, Commonwealth Literature and Indian Writing in English ensure regular contributions from visiting speakers and create an academic environment.

Post-Graduate Course
M.A is a four semester course M.A is a two year full time post-graduate programme.
M.Phil Program
It is a one year (two semesters) course based on the study of Research Methodology, Interdisciplinary Approaches and Contemporary Critical Theories, World Classics in Translation, twentieth Century Canadian Literature in English and Commonwealth Literature and dissertation.
Ph.D. Program
Under the Ph.D. Program the scholars of the department have undertaken research projects on Comparative Literature, English, American Literature, Indian Writing in English and Canadian Literature dissertation.
Regular Programmes of Study and Duration
a. MA in English will consist of Four Semesters of two years’ duration. The following will be the break-up of the papers:-
Semester I     Two Papers of 50 Marks each.
Semester II    Two Papers of 50 Marks each.
Semester III Two Papers of 50 Marks each
Semester IV  Three Papers of 50 Marks each.
Maximum Marks External Written Papers: 450 Marks
There will be a Viva-Voce Examination of 100 Marks immediately after the end of the Fourth Semester Examinations.
Maximum Marks - External:                        550 Marks
In every paper there will be an Internal Assessment of 50 marks each on the pattern of the UGC - NET. It will consist of Term Papers, Tests, Seminars, Library Work and Oral Presentations/Viva.
Maximum Marks Internal Examinations:   450 Marks
Grand Total:                                            1000 Marks
b. The MPhil Course of one-year duration (two semesters) will consist of four papers, a dissertation of 80 to 100 pages a Viva-Voce Examination thereon. Students will get their topic of dissertation approved within a month of the commencement of the course and submit the dissertation as soon as the examinations in the four papers are over. The course will carry a total of 400 marks, with the following break-up :-
Four Written Papers of 80 Marks each.                   80x4 = 320 Marks
Continuous Evaluation based on performance in
Class-room Seminars, Term Papers and
Periodic Tests. Each Paper will carry 20 Marks.      20x4 = 80 Marks
Viva-Voce Examination on the dissertation which
will be examined by an External Examiner and the
Supervisor concerned. They will jointly conduct the
Open Viva-Voce Examination.
Eligibility Conditions
MA: Second Class Bachelor’s Degree (including concerned subject) with 55% marks and Second Division in the Intermediate Examination or 50% marks in each of the Bachelor’s Degree and Intermediate Examination separately.
MPhil: Master’s Degree in the concerned subject with 55% marks. The eligibility conditions regarding Bachelor’s Degree and Intermediate Examination are the same as for admission to the MA programme.
Intake (Number of Seats)
MA               20 Seats
MPhil            10 Seats
 Designation Name Qualifications Specializations E-mail Resume
Pratibha Tyagi
M.A., Ph.D. Victorian Literature, Post-Colonial Studies, Canadian Fiction Email Resume
Professor R. Kumar MPhil, Ph. D., UGC-NET.

American Fiction, Indian Writing in English, English Language Teaching

Email EResume
Associate Professor Dr. Vikas Sharma M.A., MPhil, Ph. D., D.Lit   Email EResume
MA English
Job Opportunities
The Master of Arts and MPhil in English provide a balanced and comprehensive programme of study in literature and language. It is also excellent preparation for doctoral studies in English, teaching in a college or university or other careers requiring a higher degree of literacy.

The Syllabus offers a balanced coverage of major approaches to literature, including theoretical, historical, comparative, thematic, multicultural and genre studies. It provides students with the tools and skills to produce literary scholarship of  professional quality and to participate in the ongoing literary discussions of issues in the field of literary study. The study of English thus provides opportunities to explore the worlds of literature and culture.

The focus of study is such that it will provide you with skills for a variety of positions in business, government, research, publishing as well as in the cultural entertainment, tourism, travel  and communication industries. English, therefore, helps you develop skills useful in many career fields.
it is a matter of pride that almost all our students and research scholars are employed as Lecturers, Readers and Professors in various colleges and universities of the country and abroad after completing their PhDs and also qualifying NET/SLET. They are also engaged in teaching Business and Communicative English at various Engineering Colleges of the country.
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