English

Department of English

Established in 2013

The Department aims at preparing the students who take up this course to become conscientious teachers and insightful researchers. Today, the job market in all fields has ample opportunities for those who have language competencies. The Two-year-program has components that shall help the students immensely to equip themselves with all the requisite skills. The courses in theatre studies, film studies, translation studies and ELT focus on the experiential learning. This M.A. Program, with Special Papers in non-British literatures like American, Black, Postcolonial, Dalit and Regional literature along with British Literature intends to familiarize the students with various literatures of the world. Highly qualified faculties in the dept. with a vast teaching experience are not only earnestly engaged in teaching-and-learning but also in research and training. Students are given intensive training in research methodology, communicative skills, content writing, film appreciation, theatre and other skills relevant to various professions. Practicum, seminars, assignments and use of ICT tools predominantly form the basis of teaching, learning and assessment here.

Highlights of the Department

  • Dept. is focused on enhancing research, skill and competencies
  • Experiential and project oriented mode of teaching and learning

Elective subjects offered by the department

Semester

Electives

II Functional English
III Individual Development and Communication Skills

Did You Know ?

Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.

~Salman Rushdie
Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Research Output

Association & Activities

The department through the Association encourages the students to participate in the activities such as literary, cultural and extension. The activities include

  • School adoption 
  • Group discussions 
  • Seminars – general seminars and subject seminars
  • Guest lectures
  • Discussion on current affairs 
  • Moral values
  • Training in dramatics
  • Documentaries
  • Review of films
  • Literary appreciation programs
  • Quiz
  • Projects 
  • Departmental printed bulletin
  • Wall magazine
  • Readers forum

Community Orientation

  • School Adoption – a unique community oriented program wherein students visit selected High Schools and teach English.
  • Share Lecture Program

Research Output

  • Partition Literature
  • Indian Drama and Theatre
  • Postcolonial Literatures
  • Comparative Literature
  • Dissertation, a mandatory component of the course.

Publication

  • Shankaranarayana, K. (2010). Girish Karnad and Indian Theatre Tradition. Shodha, XX(2), 74-85.  ISSN 2249-0396
  • Shankaranarayana, K. (2013). Karnad Revisits Indigenous Folk in Naga-Mandala. Shodha,XXX(2), 60-71.  ISSN 2249-0396
  • Shankaranarayana, K. (2013). Folk Revisited in Karnad’s Folk Play Flowers (A Monologue). Proceedings of International Conference on English Literature-2012 at TBAK College for Women, Kilakarai, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu. ISBN-978-81-927042-3-4
  • Shankaranarayana, K. (2013). History, Myth, Legends and Oral Traditions in the Plays of Karnad. Deutschland, Germany: Lambert Academic. ISBN 978-3-659-46337-2
  • Shankaranarayana, K. (2013). Karnadara Natakagalallina Charithre, Purana, Mathu Jaanapadada Bagegina Adhyayana Ujire: SDM College.
  • Shankaranarayana, K. (2017). Language Games, an Effective Tool in Language Teaching and Learning  . ELT Vibes III(1), 48-51.  ISSN -23950595
  • Shankaranarayana, K. (2018). Pragmatic Strategy to Align Research in to Under graduate Studies. Shodha,VII(2), 74-85.  ISSN 2249-0396
  • Shankaranarayana, K. (2017). Karnad’s Anju Mallige, a Global Play(global and local) on Incest.Criterion,VIII(4), 74-85. ISSN-09768165
  • Shashikant, S. Kurodi. (2012). Multicultural Landscapes in A.K.Ramanujan’s Poetry. Proceedings of Post Modern Theory and Literature at Indira Gandhi (Sr) College, CIDCO, Nanded, Maharashtra. ISBN 978-81-920120-0-1
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2013). Kushwant Singh’s Delhi as a Metaphor of Power. Deutschland, Germany: Lambert Academic. ISBN 978-3-659-46337-2
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2013). Subaltern Concerns in A.K. Ramanujan’s Translation Speaking of Siva’. Shodha,XXX(2), 55-62.  ISSN 2249-0396
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2013). A.K. Ramanujan and Cross Cultural Negotiations. Shodha,XXX(2), 55-62. ISSN 2249-0396
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2014). We are all…. POETCRIT, XXVII(1), 152-152. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2014). Awareness. POETCRIT, XXVII(2), 133. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2014). Culture-Specific Nuances in the Translation of Speaking of Siva. I & I, Xx(2), 30-38. ISSN 2320-7744
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2014). Cultural Variations in the Translation of Speaking of Siva. Basava Journal, 43(2), 50-56. ISSN 2319-4723
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2014). Cultural Variations in the Translation of Speaking of Siva. Basava Journal, 43(3), 50-56. ISSN 2319-4723
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2015). A Tribute to Papa. POETCRIT, XXVIII(1), 138. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2015). Change.  Poets International, XXI(2), 15. ISSN 0971-4227
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2015). Review of “Oceans of Thoughts”an Anthology of Poems by Dr. Sangeeta Mahesh. POETCRIT, XXVIII(1), 140-41. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2015). A Mystery . POETCRIT, XXVIII(2), 159. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2016). PLEASURE.  POETCRIT, XXIX(1), 138. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2016). Affection.  POETCRIT, XXIX(1), 139. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2016). Confusion . POETCRIT, XXIX(2), 148. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2017). If I were a Tree.  POETCRIT, XXX(1), 149. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2017). Appreciation POETCRIT, XXX(1), 149. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2017). Freedom POETCRIT, XXX(2), 141. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2018). Gratefulness POETCRIT, XXXI(1), 144. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2018). Nature POETCRIT, XXXI(1), 144. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2019). Nature’s  Wonder POETCRIT, XXXII(1), 121. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2019). Enterprise POETCRIT, XXXII(1), 121. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2019). The Theme of Identity and Belonging in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland POETCRIT, XXXII(2), 38-42.
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2019). Jewels of Life POETCRIT, XXXII (2), 147.  ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2019). A Study on concept of the Self in the novels of Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence and The Binding Vine Roots, VI (3), 45-51.
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2020). Awesome Nature POETCRIT, XXXIII(2), 172. ISSN 09702830
  • Kurodi, S. S. (2020). Life Serene POETCRIT, XXXIII(2), 173. ISSN 09702830

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