English Department

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Dr. Anasuya Bhar

Associate Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies

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Dr. Syeda Ayesha Ali

Assistant Professor

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Prof. Tayana Chatterjee

Assistant Professor

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Kush Sengupta

Assistant Professor

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Ms. Uma Biswas

PG Full-Time Contractual

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Sm. Chaitali Moitra


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Established 1915, the Department of English in St. Pauls Cathedral Mission College, celebrates its hundredth anniversary in 2015, and is one of the oldest departments to begin the Honours course. It has grown steadily as a centre for serious academic engagement. The Honours course focuses on the study of literature in English. Students who love reading, have a flair for writing and are proficient in English should aspire for this course. English Honours helps to develop and sharpen skills of analysis, logical reasoning, interpretation and understanding of various points of view. It opens up the world view of learners as they get to taste not just British Literature but a slice of world literature too. They are introduced to people, culture and tradition and more importantly to new worlds of experience. Learners grow and evolve through this literary journey by reading poems, plays, novels, essays and short stories. The content and style of a text are often decoded through the use of literary theory. The English Honours course is designed to engage the creative imagination of learners and to improve their writing skills. Students are not only taught the nuances of the English language, but command over the language is a prerequisite to enable them to express themselves and follow class lectures. The course will comprise eight papers and students will be expected to answer questions with a set word limit of 500–600 words and short notes within 250–300 words. Answers will have to be convincing, logically argued and replete with textual evidence, while being concise and to–the–point.
The Department conducts periodical assessment and there exists a healthy system of student–teacher interaction. The mode of teaching not only entrails classroom lectures as the teachers regularly prepare PowerPoint Presentations while also providing the students with handouts and reading lists which aid them in their study. The Department publishes an annual academic journal, Symposium, (ISSN 2320–1452) and where scholars from all over Kolkata are invited to write. The Department regularly conducts UGC sponsored Seminars and Conferences.
Students who to take up English Honours will find it liberating and enjoyable provided they have a fondness for literature and are comfortable with the language.




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9 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 18-12-2022 LINK TO MY SITE FOR USEFUL STUDY GUIDES
10 Dr. Anasuya Bhar 24-01-2021 Questions and References for PG Sem 3 19 -21
11 Dr. Anasuya Bhar 18-01-2021 Sukumar Ray’s ‘Aabol Tabol’
12 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 16-05-2020 PG_SEM_2_LARKIN_AUBADE_ANALYSIS
13 Ms. Uma Biswas 14-05-2020 ug-eng-ge-sem-2-arms-and-the-man-an-explanatory-note-uma-biswas
14 Ms. Uma Biswas 14-05-2020 ug-eng-hons.-sem-2-cc4-spenser-sonnet-an-explanatory-note-uma-biswas
15 Ms. Uma Biswas 14-05-2020 ug-eng-hons.-sem2-cc4-shakespeare-sonnets-an-explanatory-note-uma-biswas
16 Kush Sengupta 11-05-2020 B.A. General Sem-2 GE2/CC2 Tutorial Topics
17 Kush Sengupta 07-05-2020 Some resources for As You Like It
18 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 07-05-2020 BA_GENERAL_GE2/CC2_ORWELL_SHOOTING_AN_ELEPHANT
19 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 07-05-2020 BA_GENERAL_SEM_4_GE4/CC4_TUTORIAL_TOPICS
20 Kush Sengupta 07-05-2020 Some resources for As You Like It
21 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 05-05-2020 UG_SEM_4_CC9_FRANKENSTEIN_5&6&7
22 Ms. Uma Biswas 02-05-2020 ug-eng-sem4-cc10-matthew-arnold-dover-beach-critical-analysis-uma-biswas
23 Ms. Uma Biswas 02-05-2020 ug-eng-sem4-cc8-tutorial-assignments-uma-biswas
24 Ms. Uma Biswas 02-05-2020 ug-eng-elective-sem-4-substance-writing-uma-biswas
25 Dr. Anasuya Bhar 28-04-2020 Study Material for Sem 2 English General Students CC2/GE2 on Hardy’s Novel – Anasuya Bhar
26 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 28-04-2020 UG_SEM_4_CC10_GOBLIN_MARKET_ICT(PPT)
27 Dr. Anasuya Bhar 27-04-2020 Shelley’s ‘Defence’ of Poetry
28 Dr. Anasuya Bhar 27-04-2020 Tutorial Assignments for UG English, Sem 4, CC 9 – Anasuya Bhar
29 Dr. Anasuya Bhar 22-04-2020 A Presentation on William Blake for UG Sem 4 Students of English by Dr. Anasuya Bhar
30 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 22-04-2020 PG_SEM_2_LARKIN_AN_ARUNDEL_TOMB_ANALYSIS
31 Ms. Uma Biswas 21-04-2020 english_ug_sem_4_cc10_ulysses_a_critical_reading_uma_biswas
32 Ms. Uma Biswas 21-04-2020 english_pg_sem_4_matthew_arnold_function_of_criticism_uma_biswas
33 Ms. Uma Biswas 21-04-2020 english_ug_sem_2_cc4_an_introductory_note_on_elizabethan_sonnet_tradition_uma_biswas
34 Dr. Anasuya Bhar 16-04-2020 Shelley – A Presentation by Dr. Anasuya Bhar
35 Kush Sengupta 09-04-2020 Tutorial topics for Dept. of English, Sem-4 (CC10)
36 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 09-04-2020 UG_SEM_2_CC4_MACBETH_BACKGROUND
37 Dr. Anasuya Bhar 09-04-2020 Keats’ Odes – A Presentation by Anasuya Bhar for UG Sem 4 English
38 Dr. Anasuya Bhar 07-04-2020 Keats’ Letters: A Critical Reading by Anasuya Bhar
39 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 06-04-2020 UG_SEM_2_CC4_TUTORIAL_TOPICS
40 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 05-04-2020 UG_SEM_4_CC9_FRANKENSTEIN_1
41 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 05-04-2020 UG_SEM_4_CC9_FRANKENSTEIN_2
42 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 05-04-2020 UG_SEM_4_CC9_FRANKENSTEIN_3&4
43 Ms. Uma Biswas 03-04-2020 study material for english ug sem 2 and sem 4, english pg sem2 and sem4
44 Dr. Anasuya Bhar 03-04-2020 The Elizabethan Sonnet
45 Dr. Anasuya Bhar 03-04-2020 Gaganendranath Tagore’s Slides
46 Dr. Anasuya Bhar 03-04-2020 Bibliography for Bankimchandra – UG CC3 – Anasuya Bhar
47 Prof. Tayana Chatterjee 03-04-2020 PG_ENG_SEM_2_LARKIN_THE_WHITSUN_WEDDINGS_ANALYSIS


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Certificate Courses

UG Course Outcome :
CO 1 – A thorough understanding of history of English Literature from the Old English period to the year 2000, along with an understanding of the science of philology.

CO 2 – A thorough understanding of poetry from the Elizabethan age to the Modern Age.

CO 3 – To foster an adequate knowledge of Drama beginning from the Elizabethan to the Modern period, with a few representative examples.

CO 4 – A thorough understanding of prose works, keeping in mind fiction (novels and short stories) as well as non-fiction.

CO 5 – An optional area of literature either Indian or American at the end of the course teaches the nuances of literature other than the core British variety.

CO 6 – The CBCS curriculum has a more focussed and diverse range of courses, which would familiarise the students with more texts and areas of thought, that would benefit them in their future careers. There are job-oriented courses and curricula that would give them an edge in the job market.



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