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Department of English

Introduction

The Department of English was started in 1971 along with the establishment of the college. The department plays an important role in addressing the students especially from minority and depressed communities. It endeavors to create awareness and interest among the students regarding the English language and literature. Besides, the department also attempts to develop and enrich the library. It also provides Language-lab facility for enriching student’s communicative competence.

The English department of the college happens to be the large department in the Arts faculty of the college with 3 full time faculties. The department has the post-graduate department since 2006-07.The department has consistently striven to provide quality teaching , students who are drawn to the college from rural areas. In terms of resources & infra structure too, the department has a lot of the latest audio visual equipments at its disposal including a television set, DVD & LCD projector with screen. The department has a good collection of high quality books in the departmental library. The department collects the films related to literature and their syllabus that enables us to arrange screenings for students from time to time. The college has also set up of language lab facility to be use by all students who are eager to learn it. The English literary Association ( ELA) provides a forum to students for extra and co-curricular activities such as poetry reading, dramatics, debate etc. Our students too have consistently made their mark in various competitions like soliloquy, debate, elocution, paper-presentations etc. and bagged prizes.

Prof. Dr. Rajani S. Patil has done her P.hD in Linguistics.Prof. Manisha Gaikwad has done M.Phil and awarded her P.hD on African writer Chinua Achebe .Prof Kishore Nikam has also submitted his research to North Maharashtra University on English language teaching.

Prof.Swapnil Alhat & Prof.Anil Awchare the two visiting faculties for the year 1016-17.Prof Swapnil Alhat is perusing his M.Phil ,the topic of his research is “Postcolonality Reflected in Eugene O’neill’s ‘The Emperor Jones’ & Solanky’s ‘King and Horseman’ All the faculty members have research publications to their credit . They are also invited as guest speakers to other institutions as also as Resource Persons for seminars.

All in all ,both the staff & the students of the department have been fairly active in the past and hope to lead the department & the college to greater height in future too.

Highlights of the Department :
    • The post graduate department was started in 2006-07. Taking into consideration the needs of the tribal, rural, backward and minority Students, College had extended all necessary assistance in starting the P.G. Department in the college.
    • A Certificate Course in English for Business was started in June 2008 with the financial assistance of Rs. 5,00,000 (Rupees Five Lakhs) from UGC.
    • The Audio-Visual Centre has been started by the department recently which has helped the faculty to introduce ICT methodology.
    • The centre provides DVDs and CDs to the students. Books are issued regularly from the departmental library.
    • Inter- Library borrowing scheme   was  in operation till the year 2014-15. The department had subscribed to The British Library (BL), Pune.
    • A departmental library has been formed recently consisting of 400 books.
    • The faculty consistently publishes research articles in national and international research journals.
    • The faculty is credited to have published a few books.
    • The  two faculties  have completed  UGC and BCUD  Minor Research Projects.
    • The faculty is consistently engaged in journalistic writing of national repute.
    • The faculty is involved in translation projects.
    • Internet access has been provided to the department by the college.
    • The department has provided reading room facility to the students. Periodicals,journals, and English newspapers are availed of to create interest and inculcate reading habits among the students.

State Level Conference Organized :

State level conference is organized by the department on Postcolonialism and Eco criticism on 5th & 6th Feb 2016.In the conference Dr.Milind Malshe,IIT,Powai was the Chief-Guest, and Dr. Satish Deshpande, BAMU Aurangabad, Dr.Shobha Shinde,North Maharashtra University,Jalgaon,Dr.Mabel Fernandis, BAMU Aurangabad, Prin.Dr.A.P.Patil,Ozar College, Dr.Seema Bhaduri,HPT College, Dr.Chetan Deshmane,HPT. were the resource persons.

Workshops Organized :

  1. The faculty of the department organized a workshop for junior college teachers in teaching the new syllabus for XII std class on Nov. 12 and 13, 2007
  2. Net-Set workshop was organized by the department for PG students from ( Jan.18) 2012-13 . The following Resource Persons guided our students for 2nd & 3rd paper of NET/SET.

Sr. No

Name of the Resource Person

Year

1.

Prof.Parmar,Niphad College,Nashik

2012-13 (18th Jan.)

2.

Prof.Dnyaneshwar Chavan Sakri,Dhule 

2013-14

3.

Prof.Trupti Sapkale,LVH

2013-14

4.

Prof.Kishore Nikam,LVH

2013-14

5.

Prof.Pratibha Ghuge,Nashik

2015-16 (19th Mar)

6.

Prof. Swapnil Alhat,Nashik

2015-16

7.

Prof.Swapnil Alhat, LVH

2016-17 (16th Feb.)

8.

Prof. Anil Awchare,LVH

2016-17

Extension Service :

  1. The faculty of the department participated in spoken English and communication skill programmes to provide training for newly appointed judges in Nashik court from Aug.6, 2008 to Aug. 12, 2008.
  2. The faculty was involved in teaching to classes such as M.Sc. Zoology Part I – English for Scientists and BCS- Enriching Oral and Written Communication and now Visionary Gleam.
  3. The faculty has  taken some grammar classes for 11th & 12th std. students in the academic year 2016-17

The Innovative Practices :

The following innovative practices have been followed by department of English.

  • ICT methodology has been introduced (Internet Computer Technology)
  • Audio-visual centre has been started.
  • Language programmes, movies, plays are screened frequently according to their need & syllabus.
  • Exercises in listening and speaking skills are given by using lingua-phone machines and  computer software (Language lab).
  • Books are issued regularly to the students and staff.
  •  ‘A certificate course in English for Business’ has been started  since 2007-08.
  • The students are availed of opportunity to have wider exposure to the English language, newspapers (The Times of India) & the periodicals ,Journals are displayed in the department.
  • The students are encouraged to write creatively such as short stories, poems ,articles etc. for the College Annual ‘Parijat’.
  • In the academic year the students took part in intercollegiate soliloquy  Competition held at HPT College on Commemorating Shakespeare 400 . Pallavi Pawar ,M.A.II students bagged  1st prize of Rs.1000/- & also won Best  Team Trophy in the competition.
  • The students are deputed for paper presentation at inter collegiate level.In  the year  2016-17 five students of the department took part in Paper Presentation Competition & Rahul Nair  (S.Y.B.A) won second prize of 1000/- Rs. & Mahendra Gaikwad ( M..II) got consolation prize in it.
  • In the academic year 2016-17 ,  Eleven  students of the department  took part in various  debating & elocution competitions held at different places.
  • The department organized Guest Lecture Series for PG students since the year 2013-14.The following Resource Persons  delivered  lectures for PG students in these series.

  • Sr.No.

    Name of the Resource Person

    Topic

    Year

    1.

    Dr.Vilas Salunkhe,Nashik

    Shakespearean Drama

    2012-13

    2.

    Dr.AnjaliGautam,Bitcocollege

    King Lear

    2012-13

    3.

    Dr. Mohini Gurav, Nashik

    Spencerian Sonnets

    2013-14

    4.

    Dr. Chetan Deshmane,HPT

    Elizabethan Age

    2014-15

    5.

    Dr. Sanjay Pagare ,Akole

    Basic structure of Noun Phrase

    2013-14

    6.

    Dr. Ashok Chaskar,Pune

    Credit System

    2013-14

    7.

    Dr. Seema Bhaduri,HPT

    King Lear

    2016-17

    8.

    Prof.Vinaya Kelkar,KTHM

    American Poetry

    2016-17

    9.

    Prof Vakil,Chandwad

    The Spanish Tragedy

    2016-17

Sr. No. Name Photo Designation Qualification
1 Dr. Rajni Patil Prof. M. P. Patil Assistant Professor
(Recipient of Dr. SarvapalliRadhakrishna Gold Medal Award for the best achievements in her respective field.)
Minor Research Project Executive summary : Click Here
M.A. B.Ed ,Ph.D.
2 Prof. K. R. Nikam Prof. K. R. Nikam Assistant Professor
(Member Of European Network for Comparative Literary Studies [ ENCLS])
M.A. NET
3 Prof. Manisha Gaikwad Prof. M. P. Patil Assistant Professor
(Attended the Seminar on Advance Leadership organized by Advance Leadership Training Center Maui HI USA.)
M.A. MPhil.P.hD

Future Plans of the Department :

  • Organization of a National  Level Seminar on  English Language Teaching.
  • Organization of a District level Seminar/Paper Presentation Competition  for  Special students.
  • Organization of a workshop for UG/PG students on Research Paper Writing.
  • Lecture Series by Experts for UG and PG students.
  • Weekly Presentations  for students.
  • To enrich the departmental library.