The department started in 1956 offering English in the Undergraduate Honours and General courses. English at the Higher Secondary level was taught until the year 2000. In 1996 the three year Major course in Communicative English (CMEV) was introduced. The post graduate Course in English began from the 2014-15 session. In addition, the department also coordinates the Communication Skills in English programme conducted by the college, which is offered to all students of the institution.
The faculty takes a personal interest in the social and academic well being of all the students in the department, helping them individually to raise their bar. The strengths and weakness of the students are identified through personal interaction, and their needs are sought to be addressed. Hence the curriculum provides a balanced mix of special/ remedial classes, interactive discussions, presentation/ Seminars, periodic tests and feedback to help students improve academically and become aware of the wider opportunities beyond the classroom.
Every year students of the CMEV (Major) course have been suitably employed in various sectors. Many students of the Honours course have completed post graduation and have found employment in teaching jobs in West Bengal and in other parts of the country. Every year some students progress towards higher studies. A student who completed her M.A in 2012, is currently engaged in the Doctoral Programme through NET/JRF at Gorakhpur University. Another student of the UG 2011-14 batch was rank holder at the University.

Courses Run by the Department:

Presently the Department of English offers the following courses under West Bengal State University:

  • MA 2 year Post Graduate course in English
  • BA 3 year Honours course in English
  • BA 3 year General course in English
  • BA 3 year Major course in Communicative English


Teaching Staff:

Smt. Archita Bandopadhyay Associate Professor More »
Dr. Mousumi Basu Associate Professor More »
Dr.  Suparna Bhattacharyya Associate Professor More »
Dr. Jaydeep Rishi Associate Professor More »
Dr. Debalina Sengupta Assistant Professor More »
Dr. Kabita Mondal Assistant Professor More »
Smt. Sudipta Bag Assistant Professor More »
Mr. Saurav Mondal Assistant Professor More »
Smt. Soma Mukherjee SACT II More »
Dr. Stella Chitralekha Biswas SACT I More »
Smt. Debalina Roychowdhury Banerjee SACT II More »