Maulana Azad College

Maulana Azad College

Affiliated to the University of Calcutta
NAAC Accredited with 'A' Grade
DBT Star College with Star Status
Maulana Azad CollegeGovt. of W.B.

Post Graduate Department of English

The English Department has remained an integral part of this institution since its inception in 1926. Legendary teachers like Tarak Nath Sen , Kalidas Bose, Jnanpeeth award winning poet Bishnu Dey, eminent lexicographer Gauri Prasad Ghosh as well as other distinguished personalities have served this department. It has also produced generations of bright young people who have made their name in different fields, including education, journalism and bureaucracy.

Liberal progressive values of western literature have made our Department the guiding light of this institution as it blossomed from a college only for men, to one that makes no discrimination based on caste, creed and gender.

A Post Graduate course was started in the department in 2009. Since 2018 it has come under the CBCS.

Courses:

Under Graduate : B.A. in English.
Post Graduate : M.A. Honours in English.

Key features of the Courses offered:

B.A. (Hons)

Sem-III SEC A2:
  • Business Communication
  • Writing Reports, Letters, CV
  • Writing Meeting Minutes
  • E-correspondence
Sem-IV SEC B1:
  • What is creating writing
  • Modes of creative writing
  • Writing short story/poetry
  • Preparing for publication
Sem-V DSE A1:
  • Modern Indian writing in English translation

DSE B1:

  • Literary Types
  • Rhetoric & Prosody
Sem-VI DSE A3: Partition literature
DSE B3: Autobiography

M.A.

Semester GE DSE
Sem-II   DSE III: Indian Literature I
Sem-III Buddhist Studies DSE VI: Indian Literature II
DSE VIII: American Literature II
Sem-IV As per C.U. As per C.U.

 

Syllabus:

Under Graduate

Old syllabus of Calcutta University (1+1+1 Regulations, 2010) : View Syllabus

New CBCS syllabus : View Syllabus

New PG CBCS syllabus : View Syllabus

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

The Department runs Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses in English under the Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS), teaching a syllabi mandated by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The new system divides the curriculum in modular forms for the duration of the semesters running six months each, thus making the process of transferring credits (grades) easier for a student. Since the semester system has widespread international acceptance, it also facilitates the recognition of academic credits everywhere.

Both at the Undergraduate and the Postgraduate levels, the Department offers a bouquet of Core Courses and General Elective Courses, and also offers Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) in English language to all Undergraduate students of the college in  Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences and Commerce Streams.

The upgraded syllabi of the B.A. and M.A. courses in English, taught by the Department, not only covers British Literature, but also American Literature, Indian Literature in Translation etc. This give the students a wide exposure to the literatures of the world, as well as critical theories covering the most recent trends in different fields in literature and cultural studies.

Both at the B.A. and the M.A. levels, there is a special emphasis on language acquisition, with Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) in B.A. level and English Language  Teaching (ELT) modules in M.A. level, with papers focused on applied Linguistics. Such emphasis naturally enhances the students’ language skills and improves general employability in teaching, media, Information Technology (IT) and other sectors.

Lesson Plan

English Lesson Plan : View

Open Resources

Website of Department of English, Maulana Azad College : View

Faculty:

Sri PARIMAL BHATTACHARYA

Qualification: M.A.
Designation:ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR & Head
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Sri ABHIJIT SHARMA ROY

Qualification: M.A.
Designation: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
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Smt. PRITHA CHAKRABORTY

Qualification: M.A., M.Phil.
Designation:ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
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Smt. ROOPAMALA SAHA

Qualification: M.A., M.Phil.
Designation:ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
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Dr. DEBASRI BASU

Qualification: M.A., PHD
Designation:ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
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Smt. ANAMITRA CHATTERJEE

Qualification: M.A., M.Phil.
Designation: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
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Dr. MADHUMITA MAZUMDAR

Qualification: M.A., PHD
Designation: GUEST FACULTY
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Sri AMITAVA GUPTA

Qualification: M.A.; Retd. Asso. Prof.
Designation:GUEST FACULTY
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Smt. BHAWANI DUTTA

Qualification: M.A.; Retd. Asso. Prof.
Designation:GUEST FACULTY
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Smt. NAMITA CHAKRABARTI

Qualification: M.A.; Retd. Asso. Prof.
Designation:GUEST FACULTY
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Sri DEBAPRASAD BANERJEE

Qualification: M.A., M.Phil.,PHD, Assoc. Prof.
Designation:GUEST FACULTY
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