Message From H.O.D
The Department of English of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College was established in 1968. Ever since its inception, the department has been working passionately for teaching this international language to the students belonging to rural areas. In the cradling days of the department, English was introduced in all undergraduate courses as a compulsory subject but with the passage of time, the department saw exceptional growth and courses of M.A English, Certificate Course in Spoken English and B.A. Honours. School in English were introduced.
The Department has been striving ardently to sharpen the written, spoken, reading and listening skills of the students. Instead of providing a dull classroom environment, the faculty members of the department mentor the students with interactive teaching techniques, which help the students to develop an analytical mindset rather than relying on sheer bookish knowledge. To keep the students abreast of the latest developments on the subject a well-equipped Language Lab has been established where the students learn the nuances of language through the audio-visual aids and enjoy the curriculum taught through these ultra modern modes of teaching. With the globalization, the world has shrunken into a small village. The internet has brought a revolution in all fields of knowledge and even literature could not remain untouched. Hence, the students are provided internet facility in the Language Lab where they can read the relevant study material as per their curriculum.
The Department conducts a number of academic as well as recreational activities on regular basis. Expert lectures, group discussions, seminars and study tours also form an important part of the curriculum. The purpose behind these activities is to develop adaptability among the students. In recent past, the department of English has organized one international conference on the topic of ‘Post-Colonial Literature’ and the resource persons from the eminent institutions of India gave an insight of the subject to the students of our department. The conference was largely attended by the research scholars from different states of India.
The unprecedented rise in the enrolment for various courses offered by the department reveal that the students from this financially backward area have started taking interest in the courses, curriculum and the interactive teaching offered by the department. Therefore, to develop the taste of literature among the students an ‘English Literary Society’ has been formed. This Literary Society organizes poetic recitation, essay writing, slogan writing, debates and elocution competitions and provides a platform to the students, which helps them to groom their personalities.
M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D
M.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D
M.A. B.Ed., M.Ed., PGDCA
MA, M.Phil, PhD
Dr. Manjit Singh