UG and PG students of the English Department are directed to follow the departmental WhatsApp groups and also the dedicated website of the Department at www.engmackol.blogspot.com for study materials and other academic assistance. They can also contact individual teachers over phone as always.
Head of the Department of English
Maulana Azad College
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.
Under Graduate : B.A. in English.
Post Graduate : M.A. in English.
|Sem-VI||DSE A3: Partition literature
DSE B3: Autobiography
|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.|
Old syllabus of Calcutta University (1+1+1 Regulations, 2010) : View Syllabus
New CBCS syllabus : View Syllabus
New PG CBCS syllabus : View Syllabus
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.
Designation:ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR & HOD
Qualification: M.A., M.Phil.
Qualification: M.A., PHD
Designation: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Qualification: M.A., M.PHIL
Designation: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR