Department of English

Year of Establishment: 1960
Head of the Department: Dr. Naresh Thakur
Total No. of approved faculty strength: 04 (Four)

Faculties of the Department (Regular): 

Sl. No.NameDesignationYear of JoiningQualification
1Dr. Naresh ThakurAssociate Professor1998MA,PhD, UGC-NET
2Dr. Nipam Kumar SaikiaAssistant Professor2001MA, PhD, UGC-NET, SLET
3Dr. Mita HazarikaAssistant Professor2005MA, MPhil, PhD, PGDTE
4Mr. Dipankar SaikiaAssistant Professor2005MA,MPhil, PhD (Thesis Submitted)
5Dr. Pranita DeyAssistant Professor (Guest)2021MA, PhD
6Miss Sanghamitra DeviAssistant Professor (Guest)2021MA, UGC NET

Brief introduction to the Department: 

The Department of English was started with the establishment of the college in 1960. Initially, the Department of English offered instructions to BA General Course students. When Intermediate Course was started, English was taught to them besides the BA students. With the introduction of Science Stream in 1970, the department also started teaching English to the intermediate students of Science stream. Gradually, BSc, BCom and BCA courses were also introduced and the department has been  teaching  the students of these streams since then. Moreover, since 1985-86, the department has been offering BA Honours Course also. The Government of Assam sanctioned three posts in Arts stream and one post in Science stream for this department. The department has currently four permanent teachers and as such three temporary teachers need to be appointed for every academic session. The department boasts of a good number of alumni who have been well-placed in various government jobs.

Laboratory facilities available: A Language Laboratory is available.

Prominent alumni of the Department: 

  1. Mr Nurjamal Sarkar, Former Minister, Assam Government
  2. Mr prabin Hazarika, Former Minister, Assam Government
  3. Mr Pramod Borthakur, MLA, Biswanath LAC
  4. Mr Biswajit Saikia, ACS: Circle Officer, Biswanath
  5. Dr Mrinal Kumar Borah, MA PhD, Registrar, MSSU & Former Principal, Biswanath College, 
  6. Late Purna Hazarika, Former Principal, Biswanath College & former President, Biswanath College Governing Body.
  7. Dr Nipam Kumar Saikia, Assistant Professor of English, Biswanath College
  8. Dr Mita Hazarika, Assistant Professor of English, Biswanath College
  9. Mr Dipankar Saikia, Assistant Professor of English, Biswanath College
  10. Dr Paban Upadhyaya, Asstt Commissioner, Gohpur
  11. Dr Pranita Dey, Guest Faculty, Department of English, Biswanath College
  12. Dr Dharmendra Baruah, Asstt professor of English, Tezpur College
  13. Ms Nirupama Dey, Asstt Professor of English, Duliajan College
  14. Ms Nabanita Hazarika, Asstt Professor of English, Golaghat College
  15. Mr Siddhartha Paul, PGT, Behali HS School
  16. Mr Bijoy Sarmah, PGT, Kalabari HS School 
  17. Mr Hridaya Hazarika, Assistant Prof of English, Chaiduar College

Outstanding results in the Department:

  1. Ms Nabanita Hazarika, Ist class 6th in BA Final 2011
  2. Mr Siddhartha Sarmah, Ist class 2nd Position in 2013
  3. Ms Bhumika Upadhyaya Ist Class, 2013

Course Curriculum of the Department:

Programme NameSemPaper CodePaper nameYear of Introduction of the programme
BA  EnglishMajor IPaper 1The Social and Literary Context: Medieval and Renaissance1986-1987
 IPaper 2Medieval and Renaissance: Poetry and Plays   
 IIPaper 3The Social and Literary Context: Restoration to the Romantic Age 
 IIPaper 4English Poetry, Drama and Fiction: Restoration to Romanticism 
 IIIPaper 5The Social and Literary Context: The Victorian World 
 IIIPaper 6Victorian Poetry and Fiction 
 IVPaper 7The Social and Literary Context: Modernism and After 
 IVPaper 8English Poetry and Fiction:Modernism and After 
 VPaper 9Modern Drama 1 
 VPaper 10Modern Drama II 
 VPaper 11The Essay in English: Addison to Dickens 
 VPaper 12The Essay in English: The Twentieth Century 
 VPaper 13Life Writing: Biographies, Memoirs and Letters 
 VPaper 14Women’s Writing 
 VIPaper 15Literary Criticism 
 VIPaper 16Twentieth Century Criticism and Theory 
 VIPaper 17Nature 
 VIPaper 18Western Mythology: Introducing Classical & Judeo-Christian Myth 
 VIPaper 19Indian English Literature:Intellectual Contexts 
 VIPaper 20Indian Poetry, Fiction and Drama 
BA Eng(Gen)IPaper 1Paper 11963
BA Eng(Gen)IIPaper 2Paper II 
BA  ALTE IPaper1Poetry2001
 IIIPaper 3Fiction 
 IVPaper IVNon-Fictional Prose 
BSc EnglishIPaper 1Paper I Functional English1973
 IIPaper 2Paper II Functional English 
BCom EngII201Communicative  and Functional English I2012
 III301Communicative and Functional English II 
BCAI1.2Communicative English2017
BAEng(Hons) IEng-HC-1016Indian Classical Literature2019
 1Eng-1026European Classical Literature 2019
 IIEng-HC-2016Indian Writing in English2019
 IIEng-HC-2016British Poetry and Drama: 14th to 17th Centuries2019
 IIIEng-HC-3016History of English Literature and Forms2019
 IIIEng-HC-3026American Literature2019
 IIIEng-HC-3036British Poetry and Drama: 17th and 18th Centuries2019
BA/BSC/BCom/BCACommunication English(AECC)IEng-AE-1014English Communication 2019
BA/BComCC English IRegular CourseIEng-CC-1016English I2019
BA/BComCC English IIRegular CourseIIEng-CC-2016English II2019
SEC  (Creative Writing)IIIEng-SE-3014Creative Writing2019
BA ALTECBCSIIIEng-CC-2016Alternative English I2019
BCom CBCSIBCM-AE-1014Business Communication2019