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Department of English
Introduction

Department of English, Jorhat college( Amalgamated), has been there since the inception of the College. Several distinguished teachers, such as Retired Principals Ms Sarada Bezbaruah, Dr. Prabhat Ch. Sabhapandit, Dr.Pabitrapran Goswami, and the incumbent Principal Dr.DevabrataSarmah belonged/ belongs to this department. Presently the department has four full time Associate/Assistant Professors and one part-timer.

Mission and Vision

It has been an earnest endeavour on the part of the department to undertake number of academic and co-curricular activities. The department also undertakes various initiatives as its responsibility towards the society.

Course Offered

The department has been offering U.G. Major and Non-major Courses under Dibrugarh University (both in Semester and CBCS). Besides it has been rendering its service to the Directorate of Distance Education, Dibrugarh University in UG & PG Courses and UG Course of K.K. Handique Open University.

Programme

Level of study

Cut off marks

Student strength

General English

UG

N/A

300

Major in English

UG

65%

21

Alternative English

UG

N/A

45

CMSK

UG

N/A

226

General English

HS

N/A

300

Present Faculties

Sl. No.

Name

Designation

Qualification

Teaching Experience

1

Monisha Duara

Associate
Prof.

MA

21 years

2

Pankajpani Saikia

Associate
Prof.

MA

21 years

3

Subhrajyoti Chanda

Assistant
Prof.

MA

   years

4

Dr.Gitartha Goswami

Assistant
Prof.

MA, M.Phil, PhD

10 years

Activities and Achievements

Some of the activities and achievements of the English Department of Jorhat College are stated below. They are both academic as well as co-curricular----

  1. A number of lecture programmes have been conducted by the department. Various esteemed personalities have imparted their knowledge to the students of the department and also to students of other streams who attended the programme. The Principal, Dr.DevabrataSarma gave a number of course related talks. Dr.Dilip Kr. Baruah, Mr. Kutubuddin Ahmed, Ms Saba Anish and others delivered lectures on the invitation of the department.
  2. Lecture programme by Dr.DebabrataSarmah on 25.03.2015, 30.09.2015, 07.03.2017, 10.10.2017 on Colonialist Criticism by Chinua Achebe, Karl Marx and his Communist Manifesto, Rousseau- The Social Contract.
  3. Lecture programme by Saba Anish, assistant prof, department of English, J.B College[Autonomous] on 02.04.2015 on Post Colonialism-Features and Consequences.
  4. Lecture programme by Dr.Kutubuddin Ahmed, ex Hod of English in DKD College on 26.08.2016 on Romanticism.
  5. Lecture programme by Dr.DilipBarua on 30.03.2017 on Shakesperean Tragedy with special reference to King Lear.
  6. A Book review session was organised on 25.10.2017 and Nobel Laureate, Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Remains of the Day’ was reviewed by MonishaDuara and Dr Gitartha Goswami of the department.
  7. The Departmental Journal, ‘The Excursus’ is published with ISSN NO.
  8. The departmental Library has more than three hundred books.
  9. Departmental Wall Magazine ‘Blossoms’ displays the creative talent of the departmental students every year. It was awarded the third position in the wall magazine competition during the annual college week in 2017.
  10. The department secured second position in the cultural rally competition during the College week 2017.
  11. Field trips are undertaken by the teachers and students of the department .BaksaPahar expedition to study the Arlongpira relics of the past was one such trip undertaken on 01.04.2015. A linguistic survey was done in Murmuria Tea Estate on another occasion in Nov 2017.
  12. Our Alumni are our pride. The HOD, Mr. PankajpaniSaikia is from our department. All the three faculty members of Women’s University, Jorhat, are from the department. Many others are engaged in various educational institutions, banks, Assam Police etc. We get their support and guidance in achieving our extension goals. PrashantaPuzari and Prakash jyoti Borah conducted one English Language Teaching programme from 07.01.2019 to 12.01.2019 in a Govt. Primary school in Murmuria Tea Estate.
  13. Research papers have been presented by the faculty members of the department, both in National and International seminars/conferences. MonishaDuara of the department has served as session chair in an International conference organised by NIT, Meghalaya.
  14. Mr. Subhrajyoti Chanda of the department is pursuing his PhD and has done certificate course PGCTE[2012], PGDTE[2015] from IFLU, Hyderabad. He has also completed one UGC sponsored MRP in English Language Education in 2013.
  15. Gitartha Goswami of the department has recently been conferred the PhD degree from Tezpur University for his thesis on ‘ T.S Eliot: from Crisis to Contemplation’.
  16. The results of the department have been satisfactory every year. The department was awarded certificate of appreciation for 100% first class of sixth semester students on 6.8.2016.
  17. The English department along with the department of History, held a National Symposium on ‘History and Archeology of DoyangDhansiri Valley’, in collaboration with Mech-Kachari Development council, Assam on 27th April, 2015.
  18. The Forum for English Studies of the department celebrates important events like Teachers Day, Fresher’s social, Alumni meet etc. on a regular basis. A special event was organised on 09.01.2016 to mark Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary.
  19. Seminar presentation by major students of all the semesters is a norm and group discussion of the non-major students is conducted every year.
  20. The icing on the cake for the department though, was the signing of the letter of COLLABORATION between the English department of Jorhat College and the department of English, Baburaoji Gholap College, Pune, on 26.10.2017.
  21. The faculty members engage inter disciplinary classes, both within the college and in other colleges and also engage classes for the benefit of the students of the associated schools of the College. 
Current Faculty Members
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Ms. Manisha Duara
M.A., Associate Professor

Mr Pankaj Pani Saikia
M.A., Associate Professor

Mr. Subhrajyoti Chanda
M.A., Assistant Professor

Dr. Gitartha Goswami
M.A.,M. Phil, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

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