The department of English Studies and Research established in 1978. Taking into account the demand of the students, we started postgraduate programme in 2003. The department equips students with the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind essential to ethical participation in a world that is diverse and complex, inclusive and interconnected. The strengths our department lie in the interdisciplinary research, whose cutting-edge work in contemporary literary studies, inter-disciplinary studies, film studies, and English education crosses tidy and traditional boundaries of discipline, period, and nation. The research scholars are made aware of how cultural production across the globe is shaped by race, gender, sexuality, class, ability and their intersections. This range and flexibility of training and expertise across genre, and geography enables our research scholars and faculty members to better collaborate and innovate, and to respond agilely to the changing needs, interests, and competencies of our students.

We will use our teaching gateway to promote the humanities broadly and engage students in pressing debates about their individual and social value, especially in moments of crisis like current one. Our curricular and co-curricular activities encourage students to see the difference the humanities make in the various communities they engage and transform. In these ways, the Department will continue to expand the democratic promise of a capacious definition of literature within a liberal arts education.