Established in 1965, the Department of English provides specialized knowledge and training in British Literature, New Literatures in English, Linguistics, ELT, Comparative Literature and Communicative Competence. It also seeks to develop, through teaching of Language and Literature, sensitivity to human and social values.
- British Literature
- American Literature
- Indian Literature in English
- European Literature
- Indian English
- Applied Linguistics
- New Literatures in English
The Department conducts M. A. and M. Phil courses and guides research at M. Phil and Ph.D. levels. Under the overall scheme of improving teaching of English at the University level, ELT Centre, sanctioned by the UGC, was set up in the Department for the period of five years, from July 1987 to January, 1992. In accordance with the UGC guidelines, the ELT Centre organized Correspondence Courses for college teachers, prepared Teaching Materials for the undergraduate courses, and conducted Contact Programmes for college teachers in the modern techniques of Testing and Evaluation. The Department continues to be associated with the preparation of Text Books and Self-Instructional Materials for the undergraduate classes and the organization of the Teachers-Training Programmes.
Linguistics, including Teaching of English Language and literature, is one of the popular specialized Electives offered for M. A. and M. Phil. Courses.
The Kolhapur Corpus of Indian English
One of the major research interests of the Department is Indian English Studies. This is being pursued for the past 25 years systematically. The Department has been associated with the compilation of “One Million Word Computer Corpus of Indian English”, better known as “Kolhapur Corpus of Indian English”, which is being distributed worldwide through the Norwegian Centre for Computer Corpora Studies, Norway. The Kolhapur Corpus of Indian English, in machine readable form, is a million-word stratified random sample of the edited and published materials in India by Indians in the year 1978. It is meant for use with digital computers for the purposes of linguistic description of syntactic, lexical and semantic aspects of written Indian English. The Corpus has been designed to be closely comparable to the standard corpora of American English and British English to facilitate comparative studies of the three varieties of English. With the advent of computers, Corpus Linguistics has become a very important discipline.
New Literatures in English
The teachers in the Department are actively involved in research. They have been working on several UGC Projects and have published Research Papers extensively. The Department has been teaching and promoting research in New Literatures in English, including Indian/ African and Caribbean/ Australian and Canadian Literatures in English, known earlier as Commonwealth Literature, for the last 35 years. It has built up resources by way of books, journals and critical materials on all the major components of New Literatures in English, in general, and Indian /Anglo-Indian Literature in particular.
Academic Programmes offered
The Department offers regular M.A., M.Phil. Courses and guidance for Ph.D. All the courses are designed in accordance with the UGC guidelines and are useful for careers in Teaching, Research and areas where Communication Skills in English are required. Electives offered at M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. levels are also of interdisciplinary nature.
The Department offers also the Self-supporting Courses like Certificate Course in Spoken English and P.G. Diploma in English, Marathi and Hindi Translation to the graduate students from any faculty.
- Ph.D. : 73
- M. Phil : 124
|Dr. P. A. Attar||Professor and Head||M.A., Ph.D.|
|Dr. M. L. Jadhav||Associate Professor||M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.|
|Dr. C. A. Langare||Associate Professor||M.A., Ph.D.|
|Dr. (Mrs.) T. K. Karekatti||Assistant Professor||M.A., Ph.D.|
|Mr. Prabhanjan Mane||Assistant Professor||M.A., M.Phil, PGDTE (CIEFL)|
|Mr. A. M. Sarwade||Assistant Professor||M.A.|
|Mr. M. S. Vaswani||Assistant Professor||M.A.|
|Dr. (Ms.) R. G. Barvekar||Assistant Professor||M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil, Ph.D.|
Dr. P. A. Attar
Professor and Head