About the Department
The Department of English of RNLKWC started its journey towards a prosperous future with a handful of students in 1957 under the affiliation of Calcutta University, though only general course was offered in English at that time. Meanwhile, the college came under the affiliation of Vidyasagar University in 1985 and it followed the syllabi and examination structures of VU from time to time. The department ran full-fledged three-year English (Hons) Degree Course from 1994-95 session onwards. In recent years, the department started following CBCS course structure and End-Semester evaluation pattern w.e.f. 2018-2019 academic session as per UGC guidelines. The department is always looking far ahead as time and again the syllabi are being restructured with global perspectives. Paying proper homage to the glorious tradition of British literature, the focus is now extended towards a larger scope to enrich oneself with the knowledge of World Literature. Thus, our course has incorporated new advanced areas like Indian Writings in English, Postcolonial Literature, Subaltern Studies, Partition Literature, Indian Classical Literature, New Literatures, American Literature, European Classical Literature, Film Studies, Women’s Writings and Empowerment, Translation Studies, Creative Writings and so on. Privileged with multi-media facility and enriched with huge library collection both in print and online recourses, the advanced students of the department enter in the first-rank institutions of India like Presidency University, Calcutta University, Jadavpur University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Beneras Hindu University, Central University of Hyderabad, Visva-Bharati University etc. for post-graduate studies and research. Other than a huge success in progression in higher education and research, students of the department are largely successful in NET/SET and a significant number of them are already working as Assistant Professor in different government colleges. The faculty members are always engaged in research and publications on national and international levels. In its long and distinguished history, the department has drawn the attention of some of the best scholars and researchers in India enabling intense and productive academic interaction at both individual and institutional levels.
Special Lectures under MOU:
It is a matter of proud that the Department of English of our College has an active MOU with the Heritage College, Kolkata w.e.f. 2021. Under this MOU, Dr. Asijit Datta, PhD, Assistant Professor of English of the Heritage College has delivered special lectures on Film Studies for the Students of 4th and 6th Semester in each academic session. This interaction has played a deep impact on the teaching-learning process of our department.