The Department of English is one of the oldest departments of the college established in 1972. It deals with the language and literature teaching at UG level. From the academic year 2018-19 the department has started Post Graduate Programme in English Literature.Since the department deals with teaching of English language as a compulsory subject it has huge amount of students.
We feel proud of our students who brought laurels to the college by being a part of various Elocution and Debate competitions held at various courses throughout the academic year. We have produced a good number of administrators, Police officers, Lawyers and Professors rendering their honest services to the nation.
The Department has always taken a lead as far as research and publications are concerned. It has successfully completed a Major and two minor research projects funded by the UGC. The department has been recognized as a research center for doctoral (Ph. D) degree by the affiliated university. It has been allotted intake of 18 research scholars to carry out the research. The Department has successfully produced 14 Ph. Ds and 39 of M. Phil students as well as 08 publications in journal and 09 books edited by the faculty.
It is a matter proud and pleasure that the department has organized an International Conference on English Language and Literature which turned out to be a grand success. The department also shouldered the responsibility of organizing the State Level Elocution Competition, a mega event, student centric activity each year in the month of September. The department has been contributing a lot in shaping, editing and publishing its college magazine “Pratibha". The faculty members are cent percent involved in the Assessment and Accreditation process by the NACC by being the coordinator and members of IQAC and Steering Committee.
The department has also led the Board of Studies in English by being the Chairperson of it at the university level. Dr. R. M. Patil, Head of the Department, revised the syllabi at UG and PG level and also brought in the Internal Evaluation System in his tenure as the Chairperson of the BOS in English and the Member of the Academic Council and the Senate.
The department remains vibrant throughout the year by organizing various Academic and support academic activities. We have been regularly using ICT tools in Teaching - Learning process by conducting classes in the Smart Classroom, screening films and dramas, video lectures of experts. The department also has developed a language Laboratory supported with Words Worth Software to make language learning interesting and effective.