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The Department of English, one of the older Departments of Raiganj University, has been working tirelessly to provide quality-education to hundreds of students at the U.G., P.G., and Doctoral Studies’ levels. In terms of student-intake and evaluator-activities, it is the largest Department of Raiganj University.

Vision of the Department: To provide flawless higher studies to all those concerned up to the doctoral studies’ level.

Mission of the Department: Quality higher education for all.

Level & Nature of the ProgramsDegrees Approved/Offered
BachelorsB.A.(H)-English
B.A.(H)-English
(Evening/ Self Financed)
Masters (Taught)M.A.-English
M.A.-English
(Evening/ Self Financed)
Masters (Research)M.Phil.-English
DoctoralPh.D. (Arts)-English

✱ BA (Programme Course) also offered by this Department as aided & self financed basis.

 

Objective of the UG Program:

To provide quality honours-level educational facilities.

Objective of the PG Program:

To provide quality post-graduation-level educational facilities.

Future Program Planning :

To expand and excel.

The Department has following facilities for its students, researchers and teachers---

A small seminar library

Three desktop computers

Internet-connectivity

1 Smart Classroom

The Department has following research areas of interest as thrust area—

Postcolonial Studies

Feminism, Translation

Diasporic literature

War-writings

Popular literature

Number of M.Phil. Candidate Received their Degrees (if any) (2015-2020)

(Name of the Candidate with Title of the Thesis and Year of Award): Nil

Number of Ph.D. Candidate their Degrees (if any) (2015-2020):

(Name of the Candidate with Title of the Thesis and Year of Award)

Dr. Sanjukta Chatterjee – “Daughters-in-Arms: Female Bonding in Select Novels of Manju Kapur, Shashi Deshpande, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Anita Nair” (2019)

Dr. Tanima Dutta – “German Folktales and Fairytales versus Indian ‘Lok Kathas’ and ‘Rup Kathas’: A Feminist Study with Special Reference to Brothers Grimm and Dakshinaranjan Mitra Majumdar” (2020)

Dr. Auritra Munshi: “Diasporic Subjectivity as Intimate Alienation: Rereading Jhumpa Lahiri’s Select Fiction” (2020)

Dr. Sanchita Das:

"REWRITING THE ORIGINAL: A STUDY OF CLINTON B. SEELY'S TRANSLATIONS OF JIBANANANDA DAS'S POEMS." (2020)

Number of M.Phil. Candidate Registered (if any) (from 2015 to 2020):

Farida Parvin on Modern Poetry.

Durjoy Bhattacharjee on Ecocriticism.

Partha Sarathi Mondal on Cultural Studies.

Bikram Das on Diaspora.

Mikesh Rai on Ecoprecarity.

Sampurna Das on Caribbean Poetry.

Number of Ph.D. Candidate Registered (if any) (from 2015 to 2020):

Sujaya Chaki on Indian Writing in English.

Surabhi Jha on Holocaust Writings.

Rajarshi Bagchi on French Feminism.

Sumit Ray on War Writings.

Subrata Rana on Power and Gender.

Kaushik De on Mythology.

Kaushik Roy on Film Studies.

Sudip Roy Chowdhury on Translation Studies.

Mrinal Kanti Das on Postcolonial Drama of the Indian Sub-Continent.

Ankita Mondal on War Writings.

Rituparna Chakrobarty on Detective Fiction.

Dipak Giri on Postcolonial Indian English Fiction.

Tanbir Shahnawaz on Travel Literature.

Subash Roy on Humanism.

Rezwan Ahmed on Postcolonial Studies.

 

Prof. Pinaki Roy:

Number of Journal Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 21

Number of Conference Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 1

Number of Book Chapter Published (from 2015 to 2020): 6

Number of Book Published (from 2015 to 2020): 1

 

Dr. Satrughna Singh:

Number of Journal Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 4

Number of Conference Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 0

Number of Book Chapter Published (from 2015 to 2020):0

Number of Book Published (from 2015 to 2020): 0

 

Dr. Nirjhar Sarkar:

Number of Journal Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 6

Number of Conference Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 20

Number of Book Chapter Published (from 2015 to 2020): 3

Number of Book Published (from 2015 to 2020):0

 

Dr. Sanjukta Chatterjee:

Number of Journal Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 9

Number of Conference Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 1

Number of Book Chapter Published (from 2015 to 2020): 1

Number of Book Published (from 2015 to 2020): 0

 

Dr. Jayjit Sarkar:

Number of Journal Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 2

Number of Conference Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 0

Number of Book Chapter Published (from 2015 to 2020): 0

Number of Book Published (from 2015 to 2020): 3

 

Dr. Auritra Munshi:

Number of Journal Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 5

Number of Conference Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 4

Number of Book Chapter Published (from 2015 to 2020): 3

Number of Book Published (from 2015 to 2020): 1

  • ● Pinaki Roy has received prestigious Shiksha Ratna Award – 2020 by the Govt. of West Bengal

 

The Department takes pride in stating that it has lived up to its primary purpose of providing the space for higher education to the students who mostly hail from the villages. It has regularly invited Visiting Faculty from various parts of India and the world over to keep the students updated.

In 2016:

Bi- lingual literary Seminar held on 18th March: “ Interface of Creative and Critical : Exploring New Avenues. Sponsored by West Bengal Government.

 

Lectures at the departmental level by Visiting Professor, Prof. Simon Featherstone of De-Montfort University from 6th Nov to 16th Nov, 2016.

 

Raiganj University-sponsored International Conference on “War in/and Texts” held between 7-8 December  2016.

 

In 2017:

Lectures at the Departmental Level by Visiting Professor , Prof. Gautam Ghosal of Visvabharati, Santiniketan from 12th Nov to 15th Feb, 2017.

 

Lectures at the Departmental Level by Visiting Professor , Prof. Mandana Mahmoudi, Dept of Linguitsics and Translation studies, Payeme Noor University, Teheran, Iran Santiniketan from 20th Feb, 2017.

 

Lectures at the Departmental Level by Visiting Professor , Prof. Chidananda Bhattacharya, Dept Of English, 22nd May 2017 to 25th May 2017.

 

In 2018:

Student Workshop on Creative Writing by Prof Robert Masterson, CUNY at PD Memorial Hall on 7th Jan,2018.

 

Lectures at the Departmental Level by Visiting Professor , Dr. Neha Arora, Dept Of English, Central University of Rajasthan between 29th Jan 2018 and 31st Jan 2018.

 

Special invited lecture by eminent film maker Buddhadev Dasgupta. Hosted by Raiganj University. 18-20 th Feb.

 

Research seminar on “Literature, Theory and Comparative Philosophy” by Prof Ranjan Ghosh, Dept of English ,North Bengal University  on 13th and 14 th March,2018.

 

“An Evening with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: Postcolonialism and the Subaltern” held on 6th April and hosted by Raiganj University at Bidhan mancha, Raiganj.

 

Border Lecture Series- I- Guest Speaker. Prof. Himadri Lahiri. 3rd Oct 18.

 

In 2019: 

Border Lec. Series II- Prof. Promod. K. Nayar. Jan 19. Sponsored by Raiganj University.

 

Workshop on “Mind mapping” and “Special Lecture on Violence against Women” by Ms Irene Graham, Former Counsillor, Glasgow, Scotland on 3/04/2019.

 

Lectures at the Departmental Level by Visiting Professor , Prof. Nandana Dutta, Dept Of English, Gauhati University between 25/05/2019 and 31/05/2019.

 

Special Lecture by Prof. Himadri Roy, SOGDS, IGNOU on Gender Studies, 30th Oct- 1st Nov.  Hosted by Raiganj University.

 

Department of English

Near NCC Complex

Raiganj University

West Bengal-733 134, India

Email:

Departmental:

Head/ Coordinator: monkaaroy@gmail.com (Prof. Pinaki Roy)