The department of English believes in rendering quality education along with the moral values to the students. It emphasizes on basic understanding of English language and hence encourages students coming from vernacular medium to develop and improve their English language. Various assignments, projects and activities given here sharpen their speaking, writing and communication skills allowing them to articulate their thoughts and ideas in spoken and written form.
The department offers mixture of literature and language. The literary genres and theories included here not only develop their critical thinking but also help students to explore any literary piece of work with broader perspectives. They understand social, political, historical, cultural impact on writers and their work. The department has also introduced a paper on Indian Writing in English which familiarize students with some prominent Indian writers and their works.
As we aim at building language competency, we offer electives like phonetics and translation that give a better understanding of aspects of the language. Regular sessions in the well-equipped language lab helps students to practice and improve their language.
Vision & Mission
The objectives of teaching English Language to the students are to equip them to use language in an efficient and effective manner. The idea is to empower an average student in such a way that learning English becomes a pleasurable endeavor. It is with this aim in mind that the new topics and text books have been chosen for English Language Program. The focus of the new text books is two-fold: to teach finer nuances of language, Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology through an integrated approach;and to teach composition through activity-based, not rule-based approach. For this reason, we have consciously chosen topics and text books that de-emphasize literature and re-set our focus on the study of language.
- An improved intellectual flexibility along with an added understanding of human values.
- Remarkable interpreting skills with the understanding of the various literary forms, theories, methods and culture.
- Proficiency in the use of English language while making their base of literature stronger.
- Polished analytical skill that will make provisions for the students for their research and professional environment.
- Academic excellence: Ability to identify key questions, research and pursue rigorous evidence-based arguments
- Critical Thinking and Effective communications:Analysis and evaluation of information to form a judgement about a subject or idea and ability to effectively communicate the same in a structured form.
- Global Citizenship:Mutual understanding with others from diverse cultures, perspectives and backgrounds
- Life Long Learning:Open, curious, willing to investigate, and consider new knowledge and ways of thinking
Program Educational Outcomes
Our programme will produce Graduates who will attain following PEOs after few years of graduation
- PEO 1: Breadth and depth of domain knowledge: will develop the competency to pursue higher education or successful professional career with synergistic combination of the knowledge and skills of English
- PEO 2: Curiosity and truth seeking: : will show capabilities of independently designing, executing and interpreting small research problems by integrating the interdisciplinary knowledge of English and other domains.
- PEO 3: Analytical & practical skills: will have the potential to show willingness to take any task or assignment in the capacity of a leader or team member in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
- PEO 4: Digital capabilities: will show values and responsibilities in the character to make them fit to work in a multidisciplinary team and to become socio-ethically responsible citizen.
- PEO 5: Confidence & Tolerance: will develop mind-set of self-learning abilities and keep themselves abreast with new development in all spheres of life.
After completion of the programme the Graduate will be able to:
- PO 1: Domain knowledge: Demonstrate and apply the knowledge of translation, forms and critical theories professionally.
- PO 2: Problem analysis:Acquire critical thinking skills to understand and solve contemporary problems with interdisciplinary knowledge of English and other domains.
- PO 3: Design/development of solutions:Competence:receive the uunderstanding of language, literature and culture from across the globe.
- PO 4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Communicate effectively using different modes such as written and verbalto interact and understand the requirement of the society.
- PO 5: Modern tool usage: Learning the modern advancement and uunderstand standard operating procedures and acquire in-depth technical competence to be prepared for the chosen career.
- PO 6: The Engineer and society:Understand own’s role in society and act in an honest and consistent manner based on a strong sense of self and personal values
- PO 7: Environment and sustainability: Understand complex environmental issues and their interrelationships and requirement of interdisciplinary domains for sustainable development
- PO 8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the Biotechnological practice.
- PO 9: Individual and team work:Able to function effectively as individual and as a member in multidisciplinary settings
- PO 10: Communication:Work independently in terms of reading texts and application of theories.
- PO 11: Project management and finance: Utilize the digital sources for better explanations and understanding of a concept, theory and idea.
- PO 12: Life-long learning: Able to recognize the need to undertake life-long learning and acquire the capacity to do so
Program Specific Outcomes
After completion of the programme the Graduate will:
- PSO 1: Be able to utilize English language while making their base of English literature stronger.
- PSO 2: Be able to absorb the knowledge of various literary forms, theories, methods and culture that will contribute in the development of their creativity.
- PSO 3: Be able to analyse the impacts of literature in the society and vice versa.
- PSO 4: Be able to think and write creatively and critically
- PSO 5: Be able to use and apply their knowledge of language and literature professionally
The committed and curious faculty members of English department expect their students to replicate the same qualities with an open mind to explore and enjoy new theories, ideas and concepts.
The students with these qualities open doors of opportunities for themselves. The papers that we offer here enhance their speaking and writing skills which help them to express themselves better. Having strong and clear background of literature and base of the language, the graduates have various fields to go for after getting the degree. After their master’s degree, students can practice profession of teaching, journalism, public relations, content writing, hotel management, fashion designing, social work etc. English graduates can opt for administrative jobs in civil and defense service too. They can also opt for some newly emerging jobs like a translator /transcription or editor as their learning here will make them competent with language. The field of art and drama is where these students can contribute remarkably as they have proper background and understanding of its theories and have studied some of the classic plays.
Along with this, the constant guidance of the teachers will help them shaping their career and future.
Research and Publication
||Dr. Shivangi Oza
1) The quest for identity in Cry, the Peacock of Anita Desai and Maun Raag of Kaajal Oza Vaidya: A Comparative Analysis of protagonists
2) Depiction of Intricacy and Predicament in the lives of Maya in Cry the Peacock by Anita Desai and Anjali in Maunraag by Kaajal Oza Vaidya: A comparative analysis
3) Bim(Bimla)- The Eternal mother in Clear Light of the day
4) Complexities & Crisis in the lives of Mayain Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai in Maunraag by KaajalOza Vaidya: a comparative analysis
||Dr. Jay Ranpura
1) Predicament of Sarita in ‘The Dark Holds No Terror’ by Shashi Deshpande
2) Jaya-The symbol of Silent Suffering in That Long Silence by Shashi Deshpande
3) A Comparative Analysis of Marital Disharmony in the selected novels of Shashi Deshpande and Varsha Adalja
4) A Character Delineation of Jaya in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence
||Mr. Nishant Dave
||1) Tendencies and Functions of Finnish Education System (ResearchPaper) 2) Dependability of ICT and English in Education (Research Article)
||Mr. Nilesh Helaiya
||Ms. Jayana Gajjar
1) A Comparative Study of O. Henry and Pannalal Patel's Selected Love Story.
2) A Comparative Study of O Henry and Pannalal Patel's Selected Short stories
||Dr. Drashti Purohit
1) “The Aspects of Indian Feminism and Problems in Translating: A Study of Kundanika Kapadia’s Seven Steps in the Sky”
2)“French Feminism: Genesis and Development”
3) “Comparative Literary Studies: A Retrospect”
4)“Existentialist Feminism in Simone De Beauvoir’s She Came to Stay: A Critical Study”
||Dr. Srushti Dodia
1) Myth of Akoopar and Time Binding- Surabhi
2) Moving Beyond the Two Dimensionality of Self by Yann Martel- Saurashtriya
3) Critique of J M Synge The Playboy of Western World- Ayudh
4) Theatre as the means of Distressing the Damsel- Literary Herald
5) Clementizing LGBTQ(ETC) Representations in Select Bollywood Movies - Memorabillia
||Mr. Nishith Mehta
||1) AI & EDUCATION - THE WAY FORWARD'( in ELT QUARTERLY- SEPT 2021)
||Ms. Nishita Jataniya
||Ms. Twinkle Rajyaguru