Department of English

Ever since its inception in the year 1965, the Department of English has been ceaselessly involved in myriad academic, literary and cultural pursuits, in order to instill a creative quotient and to introduce the learners to a hitherto unknown Promethean world. To name a few: the English literary and debating society showcased an issue laden movie “Water” in the academic year 2010-2011; it also arranged an interactive dramatic workshop in collaboration with the Pandies Theatre group( 2013-14). The dept. has to its credit a workshop conducted on literary and cultural studies( 2012-13); the dept. has also organized orientation lectures to induct the students to a plethora of essential, critical concepts and theories(2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015). Eminent academicians like Professor Tapan Basu (Dept. Of English, DU), DR. B. Mangalam (Associate Professor, Ram Lal Anand College Evening), and the department’s very own Ruchi Mundeja (Associate Professor) graced the occasion (2014-15) with their captivating and power-packed lectures. The wall magazine “Words Unlimited”, exclusively conceived and maintained by the department was launched on 30th October, 2014 and had generated interest and admiration across disciplines within the college.      It is an absolute delight to the eyes! Further, a play by Woody Allen, namely “God” was performed by the English dept. students in January, 2015. The department, still, has miles to traverse, infinity to explore! 


Evaluative Report of English Department

  1. Name of the department: English
  2. Year of Establishment:1965
  3. Names of  Programmes / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters; Integrated Ph.D., etc.): B.A. (H) English (Undergraduate Course); B.A. Programme (Under Graduate Course)
  4. Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved:

S. No.

Name of the course

Departments Involved

1.

Technical Writing and Business Communication (SEC)

B.A. (Prog), Sem V and VI

2.

Generic Elective

Other than English Hons. Ist & IInd Year

3.

AECC (Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course)

All Hons., B.A (Prog.) & B. Com (Prog.) Ist Year

 

  1. Annual/ Semester/Choice based credit system (programme wise):

S. No.

Name of the Course

System (CBCS/ Semester)

 

  1.  

B.A. (HONS) English Ist Year

CBCS

 

  1.  

B.A.(PROG) Ist Year

CBCS

 

  1.  

B.Com (PROG), 1st Year

CBCS

 

  1.  

B.A.(HONS) English IInd Year

CBCS

 

  1.  

B.A. (PROG) IInd Year

CBCS

 

  1.  

B.Com (PROG) Sem IV, IInd Year

CBCS

 

          7.

 

               B.A.(HONS) IIIrd Year

 

                                 CBCS

 

         8.

              B.A.(PROG) IIIrd Year

CBCS

 

         9

       B. Com. (PROG.)  Sem VI, IIIrd Year

                                   CBCS

 

 

     6. Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments:

S. No.

Name of the Paper

Course & Department

  1.  

Text and Performance (Generic Paper)

Semester III of all honours courses except B.A. (H) ENG

  1.  

LLC (Language Literature and Culture), Media and Communication, Contemporary India: Women and

Empowerment (Generic Paper)

Semester I, II, IV, V of all honours courses except B.A. (H) English and B.A. (Prog.)

  1.  

Readings on Indian Diversities and Literary Movements

Semester VI of B.A. (Prog.) and B.Com.  (Prog.)

  1.  

AECC(Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course)

All the Students of B.A (H) , B.A.(P), B.Com(H) and B.com(P)

  1.  

Eng Core

All the Students of B.A. (P)

 

 

  1. Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, specialization, (D.Sc./D.Litt./ Ph.D./M. Phil. etc.):

S.No.

Name

Qualifications

Designation

Specialization

No. of years of exp.

No. of PhD. Students guided for past 4 years

1.

Dr. PratyushVatsala

Ph.D.(DRML Avadh University) DHR,DEA, M.A.,

Principal

Indian writing in English, Women’s Studies, Indian Poetics, Shakespeare

30

03

2.

Dr.Sucheta Chaturvedi

Ph.D (DU)&M.Phil(DU) , JRF+NET

Associate Professor

Women’s   Writing, Post Colonial Indian Writing, Modern European Drama, Classical Literature

25

-

3.

Deeba Zafir

M.Phil (DU), PhD (pursuing) DU

Associate Professor

Contemporary literature, Partition and Dalit studies, Translation

 24

-

4.

Dr Ruchi Mundeja

Ph.D (JNU), M.Phil,(DU)

NET (UGC)

 Associate Professor

Women’s Writing and Gender Studies, Modernism, Postcolonial Literatures, Victorian literature

 23

-

5.

Dr. Mahabir Prasad Yadav

Ph.D, (SRTMU, Nanded) M.Ed, M.Phil,(MKU Madurai) DCA.

 Assistant     Professor

Comparative Literature, Research Writing and Translation of Disability Literature & Mass communication

07

-

6.

Dr.Anju Dahiya

Ph.D, (Kurukshetra University)&M.Phil

Assistant Professor

The Theatre of the Absurd and  Literature of Indian Diaspora

13

-

7.

Ashima Kanwar

M.Phil(DU)

Assistant Professor

Non Fiction Writing, Transcultural Disability Studies, Trauma Narratives, Public Health. 

19

-

8.

Ratnakar Kumar

M.Phil (DU)

UGC NET

Assist. Prof. (ad hoc)

 Indian Theatre, Literary Theory, English Literature 17th and 18th Century

4 years and 5 months

-

9.

Dr Dolly V.Muanching

M.Phil (Manipur University), PhD (MU) , NET +JRF (UGC)

Assist. Prof. (ad hoc)

African Feminism, Folklore Studies, Literature of North East India

 

7 years and 7 months

-

10.

Neetu Kumar

M.Phil( CCS University Meerut)

Assist. Prof. (ad hoc)

Indian Poetry and Drama.

03

-

11.

Pracheta Bakshi

M.Phil (University of Calcutta)

Assist. Prof. (ad hoc)

African- American (Women’s) Literature; American Literature; Contemporary and Post- colonial literature/ literature of the third world;  popular literature—crime/ detective, thriller, fantasy ; Films and literature—adaptations and applications ; study and interpretation of Mythology

8 years and one month

-

12.

Ojaswini

Hooda

 M.A, Ph.D (Pursuing) DU, UGC NET

Assist. Prof. (ad hoc)

Folklore and Oral Tradition, Women’s Studies, Women’s Folk Tradition, Culture Studies

 

8 years and 7 months

-

13.

Anila Shree

(not a part of the current faculty)

M.Phil (Jamia Millia Islamia)

Assist. Prof (ad-hoc)

British and Irish Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century, Literary Theory, Popular Culture

01

-

14.

Renu

M.Phil(Agra University), PhD (Pursuing) CCSU, Meerut

Assist. Prof. (ad hoc)

 Indian Fiction.

7 years one month

-

15.

Shaswat Panda

(not a part of the current faculty)

M.A., M.Phil(Pursuing) (DU)

Assist. Prof. (ad hoc)

Life-Writing, Literature in Eighteenth Century England, Translation

? (information not available to me)

-

16.

Shayari Dutta

(not a part of the current faculty)

M.Phil,  Ph.D (Pursuing) (JNU)

Assist. Prof. (ad hoc)

Indian Writing in English, Postcolonial Theory

02

-

17.

Yumnam Rosy

M.Phil (DU), SLET, NET+JRF(UGC)

Assist. Prof. (ad hoc)

Dalit Literature and Autobiographical Narratives

8 years

-

18.

Neeru

M.Phil (DU)

Assist. Prof. (ad hoc)

Modern European Drama, Victorian Literature

7 years 4 months

-

19.

Dr Dharmendra Singh

MA, Ph.D (University of Allahabad), UGC-NET

Assist. Prof.

 (Ad-hoc)

 Feminism in India, Gender Studies, Feminist Theory

 

4 years 5 months

-

  20.

Dr Shweta Singh

MA (Bangalore University), Ph.D (Lucknow University)

Assistant professor (adhoc)

Indian Women Writers,

 

Indian Writing in English.

 

Victorian Novel & Modern English Novel.,

 

Soft Skills Professional Communication.

 

4 years 5 months

 

  21.

Avantika Chamoli

MA (University of Delhi), UGC NET

Assistant Prof (Ad-hoc)

Gender Studies, Literary Theory

2 years

 

22.

Shubham Pandey

MA (DU), UGC-NET

Assist. Prof.

 (Ad-hoc)

Modern European Drama, Science Fiction

 

2 years and 3 months

 

23.

Mercy Jill Jill

MPhil (DU), PhD pursuing DU

Assistant Prof (Ad-hoc)

Gender Studies,  Translation Studies, Indian Classics, Indian English Literature, English Communication,Film Criticism, Diaspora, American Drama, Creative Writing, Bible Studies.

 

7 months

 

24.

Brijesh Rana

(not a part of the current faculty)

MA (DU), MPhil pursuing DU

Assistant Prof (Ad-hoc)

American identity and the intersectional politics of race and gender in American Literature,Political theory and republican thought across Italian Renaissance, Genealogy of Humanism as philosophical thought, from ancient Greece to contemporary times,Children’s Literature,Thinking with and against popular cultural and media representations

 

5 months

 

 

  1. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff; sanctioned & filled:

S. No.

Sub Department

Count

  1.  

Academic Support Staff (Technical Computer Lab)

NA

  1.  

Administrative Staff

NA

 

  1. Qualifications of teaching faculty with D.Sc. / D.Litt. / Ph.D. / M.Phil. / PG.:

S. No.

Qualification

Count

  1.  

D.Sc.

Nil

  1.  

D. Litt.

Nil

  1.  

Ph.D.

08(05 M.Phil+Ph.D)

  1.  

M. Phil.

16

  1.  

P.G.

03

 

  1. Number  of  faculty  with  ongoing  projects  from  a)  National  b)  International  fundingagencies and  grants received:Nil

Nature of Project

Name of Project

Project Title

Funding Agency

Grants Received

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

  1. Departmental projects funded by DST- FIST; UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc.

Total grants received for research/ projects (National/ International) 2014-15 to 2019-20:

Dr Ruchi Mundeja: Awarded a travel grant by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to travel to     London to present a paper entitled “‘That Interminable Conversation in her Head’: The Un-Sublime Poetics of Protest in the Works of Jean Rhys” at the Marginalized Mainstream Conference on ‘Disguise’ organized by the Institute of English Studies, University of London, November 2014. The paper emerged from her research topic.

Ms Ojaswini Hooda ; Received two grants from American Folklore society to present a paper entitled “Peripheral Voices, Subversive spaces” at American Folklore Society International Conference in October 2019 at Baltimore, USA. The paper was connected to her PhD research.

 

  1. Research Centre /facility recognized by the University: Nil
  2. Publications (Between 2014-15 to 2019-20):
    1. Publication per faculty

S. No.

Name

  1.  

Dr. PratyushVatsala

 

 

Edited Volumes: 11

 

Vatsala, Pratyush, (Ed.) Equality & Social Justice: Issues and Concerns pub. by Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2014. ISBN: 978-81-269-1987-1.                                                           

Vatsala, Pratyush (Ed.) Current Issues in Human Rights Education and Value Development. Bharti Publications, New Delhi, 2014. ISBN 978-93-81212-59-2.                                                                 

Vatsala, Pratyush. (Ed.) Mahila Hinsa Ka Ant: Kal Aaj aur Kal. pub. by Bharti Publications, New Delhi, 2015. ISBN: 978-93-81212-96-7.    

Vatsala, Pratyush. (Ed.) Human Rights Education: Issues & Challenges. Pub. by Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2015.  ISBN 978-81-269-1988-8                 

Vatsala, Pratyush. Breaking the Silence on Human Rights & Gender Issues, (Ed.)Bharti Publications, New Delhi  2015. ISBN 978-93-85000-15-7     

Vatsala, Pratyush (Ed) Human Rights Regime: Dialogic & Debates published by Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi. 2017. ISBN 978-81-2121-310-3.

Vatsala, Pratyush & Chaturvedi, Sucheta. (Ed.) Speaking Silence: History, Politics & Psychology pub. By Gyan Publishing House, Delhi. 2019

Vatsala, Pratyush & Sharma, Sangeeta (Ed.) Media aur Loktantra. Published by genNEXT publication, Delhi. 2019.

Vatsala, Pratyush & Pramila (Ed.) Ikkiswin Sadi ke Bharat men Gandhi Chintan ki Prasangikta. Published by Kalpaz Publication, Delhi. 2020.

Vatsala, Pratyush & Tiwari, Ramashankar.  Kayva Aur Saundarya: Vividh Ayam published by Delhi Hindi Academy. 2020

Vatsala, Pratyush. Innovative Teaching, Learning & Evaluation in English, pub. By Gyan Publishing House, Delhi 2020.

Book Chapters (National/International Publishers) Published/Accepted.:03

1)                   Vatsala, Pratyush & Verma, Anu, “Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationship in Paul Scott’s Staying On”. Article contributed to the Book on Perspectives on Booker Prize Winning Books of the World. Germany. Lambert  Publishing. ISBN 978-3-659-18779-7.

 

2)                   Vatsala, Pratyush & Raut Neelu. “Human Vision, Illusion and Disillusion: Raone : A Hero in Cyberspace”. Article contributed to Navigating Cybercultures in ISBN: 978-84888-163-1,E Book , pub. by Interdisciplinary Press Oxford. United Kingdom. 2013.

(pp. 225-233).

3)                    Vandana & Vatsala, Pratyush. “Bhasha Translation as Rewriting: A Study of Gumani Pant”. Article contributed to the Book Nation Translation and  Bhasha Literature  pub. by Sarup & Sons, New Delhi. ISBN-978-81-7625-908-8 (pp. 129-140).

Articles in  Peer Reviewed/Refereed International Journals: 03

1)                   Vatsala, Pratyush. “Fission and Fusion of Self-Identity in Bharati Mukherjee’s Novels”.  Creative Forum Vol. 27, No.2, Jul-Dec. 2014. ISSN 0975-6396.

2)                   Vatsala, Pratyush. “Harum Scarum and Saar: Signs of Change in Dalit Writing”, Contemporary Discourse Vol. 6 Issue I January 2015  ISSN 0976-3686. (P)

3)                    Vatsala Pratyush. “Sangati & Kocharethi: A Crusade for Human Rights”, Sangharsh/Struggle : e-Journal of Dalit Literary Studies, Oct. to Dec., 2014 Vol. 03, Issue 04  ISSN : 2278-3067      

 

 

  1.  

Dr. Sucheta Chaturvedi

 

Monographs: 01

  • Book published in 2017: Representing Violence against Women in Post Colonial Indian Writing (LAP: Berlin,2017)?ISBN 978-3-330-33140-2

Chapters in Books (national/international):01

  • Essay titled “The Inadequacies of Rape Laws :A Literary Perspective” in Women and Development (Elite:New Delhi, 2018)55-74

Creative piece: 01

  • Poetry in journal The Criterion August 2019 Volume 10 Issue IV (page 258-260 ISSN-0976-8165

 

  1.  

Mrs. DeebaZafir

 

 

  • Chapters in Books: 01

“Translation as ‘Re-Presentation’: The Disability Spectrum in Selected Urdu Short Stories” in Disability in Translation: The Indian Experience (Eds.) Someshwar Sati and G.J.V. Prasad, Routledge (South Asia edition) 2020.

  • Translations:03

Critical Essays:

“Lady Chenghez Khan” the full obituary by Qurratulain Hyder in An Uncivil Woman: Writings on Ismat Chughtai, (Ed.) Rakhshanda Jalil (O.U.P) 2017.

Stories:

“Atmaram” by Premchand, Premchand : The Complete Short Stories, Vol. 2 (Ed.) M. Asaduddin (Penguin) 2017

Autobiography:

My Childhood on My Shoulders (Mera Bachpan Mere Kandhon Par) autobiography of Hindi Dalit writer Sheoraj Singh Bechain, co-translated with Tapan Basu (O.U.P.) 2018.

·         Book Reviews:01

“An Elegant Revenge: A Rare Literary Find” a review of Madness of Waiting by Muhammad Hadi Ruswa (Trans.) Krupa Shandilya and Taimur Shahid (Zubaan, 2018) in The Book Review, Vol. XLII, Number 2, Feb 2018.

  1.  

Dr Ruchi Mundeja

 

·         Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international) :02

1.‘That “Longing for Cities”: The Cityscape in the Fiction of Jean Rhys and Katherine Mansfield’. JSL: Journal of the School of Language, Literature and Culture (Jawaharlal Nehru University). New Series 20. Spring/ Autumn 2016: 7-19. (UGC Listed).

2.“Rooms Not Quite Their Own: Two Colonial Itinerants, Katherine Mansfield and Jean Rhys, and Narratives of Roomlessness” in JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory 50.1. Winter 2020: 87-119. (Globally Indexed)

·         Chapters in Books: 02

1.“Of Parvenus and Pantheons: Mansfield’s Short Fiction as a ‘Reading Back’ “in Re-Forming World   Literature: Katherine Mansfield and the Modernist Short Story eds. Gerri Kimber and Janet Wilson. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag: 2018. 51-69. ISBN 978-3-8382-1113-8.

 

2.“Space of Debate, Debating Space: A Look at Irreverent Bloomsbury Through the Lens of Mansfield’s Stories” in Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group ed. Todd Martin. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 181-199. ISBN: 978-1-4742-9897-1.

 

 

  1.  

Dr Anju

 

·         Chapter in an Edited Book:01

1.“Partition from a Woman’s Perspective: A Study of Shauna Singh Baldwin’s What the Body Remembers” in Historical Researches: Theory and Practices. South Asian Series-II ISBN: 978-81-925005-7-7.

 

  1.  

Dr. Mahabir Prasad Yadav

 

  • Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international) :07 (04 International; 03 National)
  • Books Edited:01
  • Books with ISBN/ISSN numbers with details of publishers: 05
  1.  

Ashima Kanwar

 

  • Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international): 02
  • Books edited - more than 50-60 books
  1.  

Mr. Ratnakar Kumar

  • Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international) :06 Papers in National Journals

1)       The Power and Politics of Body In The Cilappatikaram. In Paripreksya, Reg. No. :          291 / 2010-11, Page No. 47-52, Vol. X, 2014.

2)       Understanding Modernism and Desire: Looking at Different Texts with Different Perspectives in Paripreksya,Reg. No. : 291 / 2010-11, Page No. 105-111, Vol. Xi., ISSN 2278 – 0602, 2014.

3)       Modern Times: A Story of Industry, of Individual Enterprise- Humanity Crusading in the Pursuit of Happiness in Paripreksya, Reg. No. : 291 / 2010-11,Page No. 101-105, Vol. Xii, ISSN 2278 – 0602, 2014.

4)       Conformity and Convergences, Resistance and Departures: Understanding Love Relationships through a Lover’s Discourse and “The Fecundity of The Caress” in Anusilana, Reg. No. : 141 / 2004, Page No. 53-57, Vol. No. LIV, ISSN 0973 – 8762, 2014.

5)       Zooming Into Bunuel’s world: An attempt Towards Understanding, Anusilana,Reg. No. : 141 / 2004,Page No. 117-123,Vol. No. LV, ISSN 0973 – 8762, 2014.

6)       An attempt to understand the Dialectics of Brecht- Lukacs Debate: In View of Three Plays of Bertolt Brecht, Anusilana, Reg. No. : 141 / 2004, Page No. 111-116, Vol. No. LVI, ISSN 0973 – 8762


  • Chapter in book: 1

1) Caste as Social Problem: Discernment through Gajarawala’s Untouchable Fiction and Manu Joseph’s Serious Men in Contemporary Social Issues of India, ISBN: 978-93-86453-50-1, 2018.

 


  1.  

Dr Dolly V. Muanching

 

  • Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international): 01 papers in national journals

1.       'Decoding Female Resistance in Buchi Emecheta's Kehinde' in Research Journal of English Language and Literature, Vol 2, Issue 2, 2014. ISSN 2321-3108

 

  1.  

Mr. Neetu Kumar

 

  • Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international): 02 papers in national journals
  1.  

Ms. Renu

 

  • Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international): 03

 

1) A study of Narayana's The Man Eater of Malgudi As a myth

International research journal of management sociology & humanities , 2014  ISSN 2277-9809 volume 5 issue 3 

2) Feminist Aspect in the Anita Desai's Cry, The peacock ( peer Review international journal ),

Sai om journal of Arts & education , ) 2015    ISSN 2348-3520 volume 2,issue 2

3) Status of women's in the 18th century's English society (impacts factor 5.3)

International journal of academic research and development , 2017  ISSN 2455-4197 volume 2,issue 3 

 

 

 

  1.  

Ms. Ojaswini Hooda

 

  • Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international): 02 papers in national journals

1.Published paper titled “Singing Resistance” in Muse India Journal (Jul-Aug 2016) ISSN 0975-1815

2.Published paper titled “Queering the Text: A Critical Analysis of Jeanette Winterson’s Sexing the cherry” in Research Journal of English Language and Literature (Vol.3 Issue1,2015) ISSN:2321-3108

·         Creative Piece: Poem in Journal: 01

1.Published a self-composed poem titled “On Narcissus” in Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary research Journal (Vol.3, Issue 2, March 2014), ISSN 2278:9529.

 

 

  1.  

Ms. Shayeri Dutta

 

  • Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international) :02 Papers in National Journals
  1.  

Dr. Dharmendra Singh

 

  • Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international): 03 papers in international Journal

1. "Cultural Displacement and Double Identity in Manju Kapur's The Immigrant, European Academic Research, Vol.I, Issue 12/ March 2014, ISSN 2286-4822.

2. "Torn Between Two Cultures: Jumpa Lahiri's The Namesake, The Criterion, Vol. 5, Issue II (April 2014), ISSN- 0976-8165

3. " Portrayal of Women in Socio -Cultural Context: A Study of Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters, Veda’s Journal of English Language and Literature (JOELL), Vol. 3, Issue 1/2016, ISSN- 2349-9753

  1.  

Mr. Shaswat Panda

 

  • Newspaper Article:01
  • Translations- 02 short stories translated
  1.  

Anila Shree

 

  • Books/Monographs (Authored/Edited): Edited:02
  1.  

Neeru

 

  • Nil
  1.  

Yumnam Rosy

 

  • Unit for IGNOU:01

“Folk Tales of Mizoram and Meghalaya” in MEG-13 Writings from the Margins, Indira Gandhi Open University, 2019, p 27-42. (ISBN: 978-93-88498-60-9).

 

  1.  

Pracheta Bakshi

 

  • Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (national/international): 05

1.“Empire, nation, gender in Audre Lorde’s ZAMI and Maxine Hong-Kingston’s The Woman Warrior –A research paper in The Criterion –ISSN: 0976-8165. 2014

2.“Erotic, anger, the woman identified: Invoking the African Deities in Audre Lorde’s writing”—a research paper in Galaxy –ISSN: 2278-9529. 2014.

3.“Audre lorde’s Exploration of her Multiple Selves –a research paper in Abhinav journal –ISSN: 2277-1182. 2014

4.“The African Slave Gustavus Vassa Who Wanted to Paint His Face White”--a research paper in “Literary Confluence—ISSN no: 2349-6509. 2014.

5.“Nation, Language and the Middle Classes : A Brief Reppraisal of the Respective Stances of Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay and Rabindranath Tagore.”—An article published in the Journal of Bengali Studies –ISSN 2277-9426; Impact Factor 4.596; published March, 2018.

 

 

 

  1.  

 

Mercy Jill Jill

 

 

“Advertisement in Tele-media—as façade of Indian Nationalistic Thought”.          IJISH:  ISSN-2349-1876, April 2018. Page 45.

“Messengers of Eloquence in Romantic Verse narratives: A Study of the Character ‘Suchimuki’ in ‘A Demons Daughter, a Love Story from South India’ by Pingali Suranna” in Telgu Writings in English: New Perspectives. AG publications, Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-5382-752-6. Page 110.

 

 

 

 

 

    1. Publication Students: 08

(Students of English Department work as Editors of the Wall Magazine of the college)

  1. Areas of consultancy and income generated:None

 

  1. Faculty as members in:
    1. National Committees
    2. International Committees
    3. Editorial Boards

Dr. PratyushVatsala

  • Editor of national &international journals, International Journal of Interdisciplinary studies, Editor Awadh Archana

·         International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies, Volume 7 (On Advisory Board to International Journal).

·         Member: Indian Red cross Society.

 

Mrs. DeebaZafir

  • Oxford Dictionary of English (Second Edition) (O.U. P. New Delhi; 2003)
  • Muse India: The Literary E-journal, special edition of ‘Urdu Literature Today’ Issue 14, Jul-Aug 2007
  • Editor of E- magazine- News India

Dr Ruchi Mundeja

  • Member: Katherine Mansfield Society

·         Member: SEM - Société d’Études Modernistes

·         Member: Modernist Studies Association (MSA)

Ms Ojaswini Hooda

·         Member: American Folklore Society

·         Member: Popular Culture Association

·         Member: IACLALS

Dr Shweta Singh

          Associated with Kaav Publications, New Delhi as one of the members in Managing editors.

        Associated with IJELL as reviewer.

          Member: ELTAI, ISTE

          CEGR, New Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Student Projects:

a.      Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter-Departmental/ programme:None

b.      Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the Institution i.e.in Research laboratories/Industry/ other agencies:None

  1. Awards/ Recognitions received by faculty and students:
    1. Faculty Members:

Dr. PratyushVatsala:

 

SAHITYA SHIROMANI (1999) - Mahavir Sewa Sansthan for Hindi Poetry Book “Jane Anjane”.

DG COMMENDATION (2006)- Director General NCC (as NCC Incharge).

BHARAT SHIKSHA RATAN AWARD (2013) Global Society for Health & Education.

BADGE OF HONOUR (2015) Awarded by Governor, Uttarakhand &   Chairperson, State Red Cross Society.

PEACE AMBASSADOR RECOGNITION AWARD. 10th Dec. 2016. International Women’s Peace Group, South Korea.

WORLD GIRL CHILD EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT AWARD 2017.

Life Time Achievement Award by Women’s Agency for Generating Employment (Wage).2017

GREEN CAMPUS AWARD 2017 by Women’s Agency for Generating Employment (Wage).

STREE SHAKTI AWARD 2017 by Social Reforms Research Foundation, New Delhi.

EXCELLENCE IN INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD 2017 by Indian Media and Research and Awards, New Delhi.

BEST MANAGED CAMPUS AWARD 2017 by Women’s Agency for   Generating Employment (Wage).

RASHTRA BHASHA GAURAV SAMMAN 2018 by Parliamentary Hindi Committee.

BHARAT NIRMAN AWARD FOR LITERARY EXCELLENCE 2020

 

Dr Ruchi Mundeja: Received the Distinguished Teachers’ Award (instituted by Delhi University) from the former President of India, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, in 2009

    1. Students:Data not available
  1. List of eminent academicians and scientists /visitors to the department:

 

Name

Affiliation

Year of visit

Dr. Tapan Basu

Department of English, University of Delhi

2014

Dr. B. Mangalam

Aryabhatta College DU

2014

Dr. Namita Shethi

JDMC DU

2015

Dr. Tarannum Riyaz

All India Radio, eminent Urdu Poet

2016

Dr. Anjana Neira Dev

Gargi College, University of Delhi

2018

Dr. Simi Malhotra

Jamia Milia Islamia University

2018

Dr. Sanjay Kumar

Hansraj College, University of Delhi

2018

Dr. Anuradha Marwah

Zakir Hussain College, University of Delhi

2018

Adreesh Chakraborty

Architect and Writer

2018

Ashtam Nilkanth

Poet

2018

Dr. Meenakshi Malhotra

Hansraj College, University of Delhi

2019

Dr. Gautam Chaubey

Atmaram Sanatan Dharma College, University of Delhi

2019

Prof. Saikat Majumdar

Ashoka University

2019

Prof Udaya Kumar

JNU

2019

Dr. Ira Raja

University of Delhi

2019

. Kuljeet Singh

Creative Head, Atelier Theatre

2019

 

 

  1. Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized & the source of funding:

National: A two-day UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Speaking Silence: History, Politics and Psychology” was held on 23.10.2019 and 24.10.2019. Dr Pratyush Vatsala and Dr Sucheta Chaturvedi were the convenor and the co-convenor for the event, respectively. The event was graced by eminent speakers, academics, film and theatre personalities as well as noteworthy resource persons from the field of Politics and Psychology—Prof. Chandrakala Pudia, Prof. Nandini Sahu, Prof. Girishwar Mishra, Dr. Nilofer Kaul, Dr. Arjun Ghosh, Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Dr. Anil Aneja, Dr. Raj Kumar, Dr. Joy L.K. Pachaue, Prof. H.S Prasad, Prof. Aruna Broota, Mr. Rahul Rawail, Vimla Mishra  and Chandan Mitra. 

 

International: A Three Day UGC Sponsored International Seminar and Workshop OnInnovative Teaching, Learning and Evaluation in English: Harmonious Transition from School to University” was organized by the Department of English, between January 23rd to 25th, 2020 in Collaboration with Trinity College, London. The event was conceptualized and convened by Dr Pratyush Vatsala. Dr. Elaine Boyd (Associate Academic, University College, London), Prof. Kapil Kumar, (Chairman, IIAS , Mr. Vineet Joshi (IAS, Director General of NTA), Major Harsh Kumar (Secretary, NCERT),  Dr. Geeta Rai (Assistant Professor at CIE  Prof. Sandhya Sahoo (English, NCERT)), Dr. Sanjay Verma, Dr. Mukti Sanyal (Officiating Principal at Bharti College, University of Delhi),  Dr. Vinod Kumar Singh (Assistant Professor at Department of English, University of Delhi), Dr Sanjay Verma were the dignitaries and speakers  present in the seminar.

 

 

  1. Diversity of Students:

Year

Course

No. of students from Delhi

No. of outstation students

No. of international students

Total

Year I

B.A. (Honors)

33

15

 

48

B.A. (Programme)

Data not available for BA (Prog)

 

 

 

Year II

B.A. (Honors)

56

33

00

89

B.A. (Programme)

 

 

 

 

Year III

B.A. (Honors)

27

15

00

42

B.A. (Programme)

 

 

-

 

Data is based on informal information. No formal data is available. The figures for BA (Prog) may be procured from the office.

21.    How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as NET,  SLET, GATE,  Civil services, Defense services, etc.:

( Data procured through informal mechanisms)

S. No.

Competitive Examinations

No. of students

  1.  

NET ( Deeksha Vats, Shilpi Saraswat, Shreeya Malhotra, Sidddhi Jangid, Priyanka Bisht, Vasundhara Bharadwaj, Ruchi Nagpal

07

  1.  

SLET

-

  1.  

GATE

-

  1.  

IAS

-

  1.  

CAT

-

  1.  

Post Graduate

88

  1.  

Others

-



 

  1. Student Progression:

Student Progression

Against Percentage Enrolled

U.G. to P.G.

25%

P.G. to M.Phil

05%

P.G. to Ph.D.

05%

Ph.D. to Post- Doctoral

Data not available

Employed

  • Campus selection
  • Other than campus recruitment

 

5%

40%

Entrepreneurship/ Self employment

10%

Data is based on informal information.

  1. Details of infrastructural facilities:
    1. Library:- The Department is engaged in putting together a department library, which is envisaged as a co-operative venture, fueled entirely by the commitment of the teachers.
    2. Internet facilities for Staff & Students:Wi-Fi is available for all (Staff & Students)
    3. Classrooms with ICT facility:-
    4. Laboratories: Disability unit for special needs students

 

  1. Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning:

·         Direct Method

·         Bilingual Method

·         Translation Method

·         Creative Pedagogy

·         Situational Method

 

  1. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities:

Dr Pratyush Vatsala

·         Initiated Smart Identity Cards with cashless transaction facility at Lakshmibai College, DU making it first college to go cashless even before demonitization. Wide news coverage by Print and Electronic media.

·         Installed Solar Panel and Rain Water Harvesting System, Open Gym etc. at Lakshmibai College.

·         Initiated Student Internship Programme and Earn While You Learn Scheme

·         Founder, Naman Matribhumi (NGO). NGO working since 12 Jan 1992 which has worked for Leprosy patients at Sangam, Allahabad, Ayodhya and provided coaching to their children.

·         Worked for ladies at Mahila Sharanalaya & also for child delinquents in Observation Home.

·         Organized & attended motivational & yoga camps for youth

·         Executive member, University Women Association, Manurbhav (NGO)

·         Founder Vishvas (Vivekanand Youth Initiative for Strength, Happiness, Values, Awareness & Service) in Dehradun.

·         Founder, Naman Matribhumi (NGO). NGO working since 12 Jan 1992 which has worked for Leprosy patients at Sangam, Allahabad, Ayodhya and provided coaching to their children.

·         Worked for ladies at Mahila Sharanalaya & also for child delinquents in Observation Home.

·         Executive member, University Women Association, Manurbhav (NGO)

·         Member Core Committee for Central Screening Committee for the Recruitment of Assistant Professors

·         Member, Attendance Monitoring Committee, University of Delhi.

·         Coordinator, IGNOU Study Centre, 31017, (5 Years Approx) DBS (PG)          College, Dehradun                     

·         Paper Setting U.G.& P.G. Evaluation/Viva, Centre Superintendent, IGNOU Exams

·         IGNOU Counsellor (since Oct 2010)

 

Dr Sucheta Chaturvedi

·         Member Governing Body

·         Student Union Advisor

·         Convenor Admission Committee

·         Teacher Incharge

·         Editor, College Magazine

·         Paper setting and evaluation of UG and PG papers

·         Deputy Superintendent Exams

·         Convenor of several committees

Dr Ruchi Mundeja

·         Teacher-In-Charge and Convenor of “Rhetoricians”, The English Department Society

·         Convenor of an Inter-College Students’ Conference on the topic “‘Speaking’ of Silence: Speaking from the Silence” on March 8, 2019

·         Evaluation (BA Hons English First Year, Third Year; BA Prog First Year, Stream A) and Paper-setting (Final Semester exams, BA Prog First Year, 2013) at the University level

·         Deputy Superintendentship of Examinations at the College Level

·         Convenor / Co-Convenor of various societies in college such as WDC (Women’s Development Centre), Students’ Union, AIC (Academic Improvement Committee), English Literary and Debating Society

Ms. DeebaZafir

·         Teacher In Charge

·         Convenor, Admission Committee and English Literary and Debating Society

·         Deputy Superintendent of Examinations at the college level.

·         Student Advisor

·         Member, Academic Improvement Committee

·         Editor, College Magazine

·         Teaching, Paper setting and Evaluation of UG and PG papers

·         Member, Organizing Committee of National Seminar organized by Lakshmibai College, University of Delhi, March 3-4, 2017.

Dr. M. P. Yadav

·         Represented as Coordinator/ Convener  and Co- Convener on such committees as Enabling  Unit for Differently Abled , Society on Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Cell, Served the College TIC,  Dept. of English and Deputy Superintendent of  Examination Student Advisor

Dr. Anju

·         Teacher Incharge

·         Evaluation and Paper Setting of U.G. Papers

·         Convener of Navrangg, the dramatics society of the college

·         Deputy Superintendent of Examinations at the college level

·         Member of the college admission committee

·         Department Representative in the Library Committee of the College

·         Judged Inter- College Debate and other competitions of the College

Ms. Ashima Kanwar

·         Student Union advisor

·         Teacher in charge

·         Edited and compiled the college report for four years in a row

·         Deputy superintendent exams

·         Honours admissions in 2010 and in 2017

 

  1. SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans:

Strengths

·         Accomplished Teachers

·         A receptive and accessible faculty

·         Pedagogical practices that work in cojunction with the larger life of the Department  (its societies, clubs, etc)

·         Given the nature of the discipline, encouragement of classroom discussions and debates which allow for an interplay of plural interpretations and voices

·         The interdisciplinary approach of the department, with intersections between literature and visual medium like cinema and applied arts like creative writing, are tapped to assist in the conceptual growth and understanding of the students.

Weakness

·         Low focus on research projects led by students

Opportunities

·         Building stronger corporate- student tie up to drive research

Challenges

·         Additional infrastructure requirements

Future Plans

·         The department, in its continuing line of in-house initiatives, is in the middle of putting together a small department library. The unique feature of this is that this is conceived as an entirely co-operative project, with books and material curated and contributed by faculty members going towards making a small beginning of this venture possible. Its modest beginnings notwithstanding, the spirited involvement of the student members and the commitment of the teachers needs to be acknowledged and bodes well for its future growth. The Department also has a vibrant life outside of the classroom, with its Department society, “Rhetoricians”, as also a Film Club that it runs under its aegis. These forums stimulate out-of-the-box thinking in the students and create novel meeting points between students and teachers of the department.    

·          The department is also planning to conduct remedial classes in English in order to boost the knowledge and skills of the students. 

·         The strength of the department is its dedicated and qualified faculty. This has led to enrichment of students. The weakness of the department is that faculty positions have not been filled up for a long time and this is not conducive to stability.