About The Department
The Department of English Studies reflects the expansion, diversification and confluences at both the institutional level as well as in the dynamic disciplinary fields of literary and cultural studies and linguistics. The objective of the Department is to teach focused courses in these core areas at undergraduate and masters levels, and also develop a well-focused research program. The main emphasis is to inculcate in the students a sense of professionalism, as part of a discipline, with skills and abilities valuable in teaching, research, publishing and management studies. Further, the Department aims to give students a sense of themselves as citizens of a larger community by encouraging participation in service of learning. Currently, the Department offers Ph.D. in English Studies and Linguistics, M.A. in English and B.A. (Honors) in English. These programs have also come to the limelight for their unique design and relevance in the contemporary Indian as well as the international literary scenario. The duration of the B.A. English (Hons) program is six semesters (three years). The program intends to
1.Train students in communication skills in English.
2.Introduce students to the tools of literary scholarship.
3.Strengthen their ability to analyze all forms of language and literary expression
4.Prepare them for careers and higher education.
The duration of M.A. program is four semesters. It enables students to develop a holistic understanding of language and literatures in English. It also introduces the students to the tools of research and broadens their critical sensibilities. Further, it equips them for career opportunities as well as for further research.
The Department also offers Ph.D. program in various research areas of language sciences, literary and cultural studies, and also interdisciplinary areas that influence language and scoiety.
The Department has highly competent and efficient faculty members with diversity of research interests. The faculty of English Studies has various national and international research collaborations. To enhance the competency of the students, in addition to the classroom lectures, the Department also utilizes seminars, workshops and invited lectures as integral part of academic programme.
The Department also provides acute mentoring of the students both in and beyond the classroom in a wide variety of forums. These activities promote a healthy holistic development of the student. Moreover, the Department has a club “AN EXTENDED HAND” for helping the weak students in improving their English language skills. As an extension of this initiative, to provide a platform to students for mutual exchange of ideas, knowledge and skills, the Department has also started the programme “WE WILL”.
|Course||B.A. (Honours) English|
|Duration||3 years (Semester System)|
|Course||M. A. (Honours) English|
|Duration||2 years (Semester System)|
• Neuroscience of language
• Indian English literature
• Cultural Studies
• Cognitive Linguistics and Psycholinguistics
• Language Testing and Evaluation
• Literary and Cultural Studies
• Diaspora Studies
• Phonetics and Phonology
|S.No||Student Name and Class||Title of Project/Dissertation||Supervisor|
|1.||Ms. Amanjeet Brar(M.A.)English UID:154606002||Gender Fluidity and the Spaces of Negotiation: A study of select Autobiographies of Transgenders||Dr. Manika Arora|
|2.||Ms. Binderpal Kaur(M.A.)English UID: 154606004||Gendered Identities and Disciplining of Women: A reading of A Life Less Ordinary by Baby Halder||Dr. Farhan Ahmad|
|S.No.||UID||Name of Student||Title of Dissertation (as approved by the Department)||Supervisor|
|1||164606007||Beant Kaur||Evolution And Cultural Impact of Hindi Film Music From the 1940s||Dr.Anil K.P.|
|2||164606024||Lakshdeep Kaur||Phonological Category Perception for L3 Learning by Speakers of Punjabi||Dr.S.Ghosh|
|3||194607001||Arshpreet Kaur||Ghettoization of Transgenders in Indian Society: A Study of Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness||Dr. Anil Kumar|
|4||164606019||Kirandeep Kaur||Assamese Folk Music||Dr. Anil K.P.|
|5||164606010||Divya||“Black Lives Matter”: Locating Black Feminist Standpoint in Gloria Naylor’s 1996 and Paule Marshall’s Triangular Road||Ms. Adishree Vats|
|6||194607005||Virinderpal Kaur||Unravelling the Caste Question in Sikh Society through Balbi Madhopuri’s Changiya Rukh Against the Night||Dr. Anil Kumar|
|7||164606027||Lovepreet Kaur||Exploring the Explores: An Anthropological Study of Heinrich Harrer’s Seven Years in Tibet and Noo Saro Wiwa’s Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria||Ms. Adishree Vats|
|8||164606037||Renu Pal||Subverting Silence: An Analysis of Geetanjali Shree’s Mai||Dr. Manika Arora|
|9||94607006||Dilpreet Kaur||On Female Subjugation and Violence During Partition: A study of Manto’s Selected Short Stories||Ms. Apurva Lohumi|
|10||194607009||Rupinder Kaur||Gazing, Alienation and Disability: A Study of Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy||Dr. Manika Arora|
|11||194607003||Samanpreet Kaur||Evolution of Folklore Studies in India||Dr.Anil K.P.|
|12||194607010||Shilpa Manjhu||Recuperating Women’s Submerged Histories and Voices in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus||Dr. Farhan Ahmad|
|13||194607004||Veerpal Kaur||Migrants as Multicultural Misfits in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake||Dr. Farhan Ahmad|
|14||164606041||Sukhjeet Kaur||Insertion of a Female Subjectivity at the Centre of Progressive Writing: Constructs of Womanhood, Feminity and Gender in Select Poems of Fahmida Riaz||Dr.Farhan Ahmad|