DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Established : July 1994
Research and Development Activities : The M.A. course was started in 1994 and the M.Phil. course in January 1997. The Ph.D. programme concentrates mainly on the major thrust area of 'Twentieth Century Literature in English'.
Courses Offered : M.A., M.Phil & Ph.D.
Faculty of the Department :
Name & Qualifications
Dr. S.C. Saha, M.A., LL.B., Ph.D.
Dr. D. Purkayastha, M.A., Ph.D.
Dr. M.M. Mazumdar, M.A., B.Ed., PGDDE, Ph.D.
Dr. M. Renganathan, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Reader & Head
Commonwealth Literatures, Post-Colonial Studies, Feminism.
English Poetry, American Literature.
American Drama and Theatre Indian writing in English
Visiting Professors & Fellows :
Prof. Dilip Kumar Barua, Prof. Of English (Retd.), University of Burdwan, spoke on 'Reading Modern Poetry'
Invited / Lectures Delivered by Faculty Members in other institutions.
Prof. S.C. Saha
Delivered a lecture on Australian and English poetry, Refresher Course, Department of English, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, May 1999.
Academic activities of the Teachers :
Prof. S.C. Saha
Appointed as an Assessor of Institutions of Higher Education by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission) for five years 1999-2000.
Attended a workshop for Course Writers on Australian Literature, IGNOU, New Delhi, April 1999.
Attended a workshop of Assessors of Institution of Higher Education organised in Bangalore, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, August 1999.
Dr D. Purkayastha
Attended an International Conference, India Chapter of MELUS, at IACIS, Hyderabad, January 2000.
Re-elected Joint Secretary of MELUS India Chapter.
Dr. M.M. Mazumder
Presented a paper, 'Women Today' on the occasion of the International Women's Day, Women's Study Centre and Department of Social Work, Assam University, March 8,2000.
Presented a paper, 'The Viability of Distance Education : An Overview' presented at the AUTA national seminar on 'Education in the Twentyfirst Century : Challenges and Perspectives', March 24,2000.
Dr. M. Renganathan
Presented a paper, 'Women and Theatre', on the occasion of International Women's Day, Women's Study Centre and Department of Social Work, Assam University, March 8, 2000.
Awarded Ph.D. for doctoral thesis titled 'Maria Irene Fornes's Theatre : A Study', Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, December 15, 1999.
Attended Refresher Course in English, organised by Academic Staff College, University of Pune, December 3-30, 1999.
Research Publications :
Prof. S.C. Saha
'Nissim Ezekiel's Contribution to English Poetry', Contemporary Indian Literature in English : A Humanistic Perspective, (ed.) Mitilesh K. Pandey, Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi, 1999.
'The Need for Scientific Temper in Today's World', Science in Society, (ed.) D.K. Bhattacharjee, Silchar, A.U.
'The Indian Cultural Perspective in A.K. Ramanujan's Poetry' Recent Indian Literature in English : A Cultural Perspective, (ed.) Mitilesh K. Pandey, Anmol Publications, New Delhi, 1999.
'Dennis Haskell's new Book of Poems, The Ghost names Sing : An Introductory Appraisal', Points of View, Vol. VI, No. 1, Summer, 1999.
'Nineteenth-Century Australian Poetry as a Mirror of Australian History : A Re-Appraisal', The Critical Endeavour, Vol. V, December 1999.
'P. Pal : A Tribute', Be Vocal in Times of Beauty : Tributes to P. Pal At Seventy, (ed.) C. Venugopal, Writers Workshop, Calcutta, 2000.
Dr. Mala Renganathan
"Meetings With Dramaturge", College English Review. 3, 2(April - June 1999), pp. 13-17.