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Welcome to Department of English

ABOUT DEPARTMENT

The Department of English was founded in 1937, right from the establishment of the college. In the past, distinguished academics like Jnyanpeeth Awardee Prof. V. D. Karandikar, Prof. V. M. Paranjape, Dr. K. Pakrasi, Prof. K. Shri Kumar, Indian English poet Prof. I. M. Jayakar, eminent Marathi writer and translator Prof. Sadanand Rege and recently retired a renowned faculty and head Dr. Anjali Bhelande have enriched the Department, creating   a strong tradition of excellence.

The Department aims at sensitizing students to English Literature and to enhance their English Language skills. Apart from teaching the BA courses as prescribed by the University of Mumbai, The Dept. sometimes runs a UGC sponsored Course in Remedial English. Moreover, it hosts an annual inter-collegiate literary festival entitled ‘Mad Hatters’. It also has a Wall-magazine entitled ‘Literati’ which displays students’ creative writing in English.

The Dept inaugurated its Language Lab in 2014-15. Since then, it has been offering sessions on speaking, reading and writing skills.

The Dept. has its own Departmental Library which has over 600 books. It tries to inculcate a research culture among students through the use of this library and guidance by Faculty. We encourage students to make creative posters and research-based presentations at Seminars. Moreover, we use innovative teaching techniques like flip-the-classroom and project-based learning. 

 

DEPARTMENT FEATURES

 

FACULTY DETAILS

Sr. No.

FACULTY NAME

DESIGNATION

QUALIFICATIONS

SUBJECT EXPERTISE

1

Arjun Sahebrao Kharat

Assistant Professor and Head, Dept. of English

MA, B.Ed, SET, M.Phil, PhD (In Progress)

Indian Literature in English and Translation, Dalit Literature, 19th Cent. English Literature, Expertise in Ambedkarite and Buddhist Philosophy.

2

Ms. Devyani Balasra

Lecturer

M.A., SET

19th &20th Cent English Literature

3

Dr. Dinaz Munshi

 

Visiting Lecturer

 

M.A., Ph.D.

 

British Literature

 

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES

Seminars Organized

In academic year 2014-15 English Dept jointly with Dept. of Philosophy organized a national level seminar on ‘Sustaining Values: Ideas into Actuality’.

 

Workshops Organized

In academic year 2013-14 English Dept organized a local level workshop on ‘Creative Writing’. Israeli poet Tsippy Levine Byron was the resource person.

 

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

YEAR

STUDENT NAME

ACHIEVEMENTS

2012-13

Ms. Shivani Joshi

‘Teach India’ (TOI Group)

2012-13

Ms. Priyal Panchal

Third rank for  project on Meerabai at ‘Avishkar’-University of Mumbai

2013-14

Ms. Devyani Balsara

 Read a paper at Vaze college seminar on Pride and Prejudice (accepted for publication)

2013-14

Ms. Priyanka Sharma

‘Most Enthusiastic Performer Award ’ at a competition - Helen O’ Grady’s International

2013-14

Ms. Madhuri

Shankarnarayanan

Third in the University of Mumbai at TYBA  [ English]

2014-15

Ms. Atulita Biswas

Won Flash Fiction Contest (TATA Lit. Live contest); presented a joint paper in our National Seminar on Values.

2014-15

Ms. Ragini Sharma and Ms. Divyanka Bandekar

Made a creative poster for our  National  Seminar on Values

 

2015-16

Ms. Amrita Shenoy

‘Shield of Honour’ for  exceptional academic & extra-curricular performance

2016-17

Ms. Amrita Shenoy

‘Vidya Bhushan Award ‘for academic excellence

2016-17

Ms. Hridaya Ajgaonkar

First in the University of Mumbai at TYBA (English),

Won the K Shri Kumar Rolling Trophy as subject topper in college

2016-17

Ms. Mitali Parulekar

First prize for paper presentation on Shakespeare at  Bedekar College .

2016-17

Ms. Arya Dhamorikar

Third prize in ‘Black History Month ’ Poetry competition at the American Library

 

ILLUSTRIOUS ALUMNI's

PASSING

YEAR

PROMINENT ALUMNI’S

DESIGNATION

ORGANIZATION

1972

Mr. Brian Lobo

Senior Vice-President

Edelweiss Securities Ltd.

1977

Gangadharan Menon

Teacher

He currently teaches at Rachana Sansad.

1982

Dr. Marie Fernandes

Professor and Principal

St. Andrew’s College

1984

Debjani Ganguly

Professor of English and the Director

Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures at the University of Virginia

1989

Priti Nair

Owns an advertising agency  

  • Curry-Nation Brand Conversations
  • Currently some of her prestigious clients are Rasna , Loksatta , Chandrika , ACC , Colors Marathi and Kinder Joy

 

 

1989

Sharmila Umesh

Principal

Sharada Mandir, Goa

1990

Harish Nambiar

Columnist for The Economic Times

He has worked with major national English newspapers like Indian Express, The Telegraph and currently with The Economic Times.



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