Department of English

Shoolini University's Department of English is committed to perfection in teaching, learning, and research. Our aim is to create world-class academicians, scholars, creative writers and other professionals who can stand above the rest, making a difference with their high-impact research and communication skills. Our department brings together various streams of English literature in a thriving academic environment.

We also prepare our students for a range of careers that enable them to contribute to society, combining high-quality education with the skills needed for successful networking with institutions across national and international borders. One such endeavour is our in-house society called Belletristic – Shoolini Loves Literature Society, which is a name to reckon with in literary circles. Our students are also given International exposure through programmes held in collaboration with institutions and scholars from abroad, thus facilitating a rich interaction with renowned personalities in the field.

The prescribed programmes are specially designed to expose diverse streams of literature to students so that they get an analytical understanding and in-depth knowledge about the vast world of literature. 

Highlights

  • Exposure to diverse streams of literature through the prescribed programmes
  • Guest lectures by top academicians in the field
  • Regular seminars, conferences and symposia organised by the department
  • Curating and organising an Annual Literature Festival with vast outreach 
  • Networking and collaborations with national and international institutions
  • Publication of books and papers by the faculty
  • Involvement of students in report writing and other academic activities

Programmes

PROGRAMME DURATION ELIGIBILITY
BA (Hons) English 3 years 10+2 (in any stream) with minimum 55% marks.
MA English Literature 2 years Graduation in any discipline with minimum 50% marks & English as one of the subjects.
PhD English 3 years Four years graduation degree/ Master’s degree in English Literature or any related discipline with minimum 55% marks

Why Enroll?

We integrate real-world expertise with theoretical knowledge to empower students to become professionals capable of showcasing their skills at the national as well as the international level. 

  • Knowledge partnership with various Literature associations
  • A curriculum that covers all genres of literature
  • Focus on overall personality development through weekly literary events
  • Grooming students for higher studies, civil services, journalism, and other exciting careers

 

Under the leadership of Prof Manju Jaidka, the Department of English has been making rapid strides and is known to be the most vibrant department of its kind in the region, its impact extending across the country and in the international arena. Assisted by Prof Tej Nath Dhar and the younger faculty, Purnima Bali, Neeraj Pizar and Sakshi Sundaram, it is one of the most “happening” places on the campus, focusing on both academics and co-curricular activities. 

The faculty has been doing exceptional work in academics as well as research and outreach. Apart from the programmes being taught, it has a robust activity calendar round the year, organising activities at different levels, regional, state, national, as well as global. It has strong international linkages and regular interactions are held with other institutions for mutual benefit. 

Placements

Renowned academicians collaborate with us to prepare students for exciting careers ahead. We equip students with the courage, confidence, and the necessary skills for higher education, research, or careers in administration, corporate life, journalism, and teaching.

Research

The faculty has been doing exceptional work in academics as well as research. The curriculum has been designed in a way to provide the best possible exposure of all the streams of literary studies and students get a rich exposure to practitioners of literature through participation in our Friday Belletristic sessions. The Department has a strong thrust on research which is being done at the PhD level. 

Research areas 

  • Literature and Society  
  • Gender Issues in Literature 
  • Literature and Ecology 
  • Folk Lore, Myths, traditional art and culture specific to the region 
  • Study of Drama
  • Indian Writing in English
  • Film Study
  • Culture – Popular and Elite
  • Literature and Psychology
  • World Literature

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