Department of English


 

About the Department:

  • The department was established in the year 1978 with the inception of the college
  • Along with Bachelor of Arts in English, the department has introduced UGC recognized Add on Course ‘Functional English’ since 1998
  • Department also runs UGC sponsored ‘A Certificate Course in Spoken English’
  • It is one of the seven departments that offer Functional English Course in the jurisdiction of the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  • The department has successfully organized Two national level seminars on “Oral Traditions and Literature and Film Adaptations of Literary Texts: A Perspective respectively on 2013 and 2014
  • ICT enabled classroom and well equipped language laboratory with Orell Digital Language Laboratory Software are the special features of the department

Courses Offered:

Sr. No. Name of the Course Level Class Intake
1. B.A. English Undergraduate Level F.Y.B.A 21
S.Y.B.A 19
T.Y.B.A 11
2. Functional English Add on Course for undergraduate students F.Y.B.A 21
S.Y.B.A 19
T.Y.B.A 11
3. A Certificate Course in Spoken English Undergraduate and Post Graduate Students All Classes 30
4. A Certificate Course in Technical Writing Both Undergraduate and Post- Graduate Students All Classes To be commenced from the next Academic year


 


Faculty

Ravindra Gomaji Vaidy

Designation : Assistant Professor
M.A.,SET,PGDT

 

Thombe Sonaji Zumbar

Designation : Assistant Professor
M.A.,NET

 

Hemant Radhakrushna Gaikwad

Designation: Assistant Professor
M.A.,NET


 

Ramdas Bhaurao Korde

Designation : Assistant Professor
M.A.,NET,SET

Take Rahul Suresh

Designation : Assistant Professor
M.A.,NET,SET


 

Achievements:

  • Mr Ravindra Gomaji Vaidya has completed his Doctoral research on “Depiction of Tribal Culture: A Critical Analysis of the Select Movies in English”
  • Two of the Faculty members Mr S.Z.Thombe and Mr H.R. Gaikwad are pursuing their doctoral degree
  • Two of the faculty members Mr Rahul Take and Mr. Ramdas Korde have qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) and State Eligibility Test (SET) Examinations
  • Dr R. G. Vaidya has been working on BCUD, SPPU, Pune Sponsored Minor Research Project entitled “Tribal Culture in  Indian English Fiction: A Critical Survey
  • Departmental alumni Mr Vijay Sabale (physically challenged student) has secured the post of Assistant Sales Tax Inspector.
  • Almost 90% student of the previous batch are pursuing higher degree in SPPU, Pune
  • Departmental Students have participated in Zonal level Avishkar Research Competition

Departmental Activities:

  • Audio Visual Sessions: the literary adaptations of the text prescribed for the syllabus as well as related subjects are screened frequently in the department
  • Mock interview, group discussions are regular activities in the department
  • Students are assigned to carry out in house projects on Entrepreneurship Development
  • Department celebrates “Literary Week” every year, under which various competitions viz. elocution, debate, storytelling, news and advertisement, Drama and cultural are organized
  • Under functional course the department organizes Study tour to places like Radio Station and T.V. stations

Research:

  • Ravindra G. Vaidya has been working on Film studies and Literary Criticism as major areas of his research
  • Sonaji Thombe pursue Biblical Studies as his area of research
  • Hemant Gaikwad has been working on Indian Writing in English as his area of interest
  • Mr R.S.Take works on Literary Theory and Criticism whereas Mr. Ramdas B. Korde work on Poetry as his area of research

Departmental Research Activity:

  • Department collectively trying to devise research module that would enable rural students to learn English as a Second language without being afraid of it.