GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL

DURGAPUR GOVERNMENT COLLEGE

Jawaharlal Nehru Avenue, Durgapur - 713214, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India

Affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University , Asansol

 
 
DST-FIST Sponsored & NAAC Accredited College with A Grade in 2017 (2nd Cycle) with UGC 12(B) and 2(f) status

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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

 

The Department of English started functioning in the academic session 1970-1971, which was also the first academic session of Durgapur Government College (established in 1969). The Departmentplayed a key role in the entire Durgapur and the adjoining region as no other institution existed at that time to cater to the needs of those aspiring to study English literature at the undergraduate level. The first batch of students pursuing the Honours course in English comprised eleven students — five female students and six male students. Renowned teachers like Gouri Prasad Ghosh, Nilagrib Deb Roy, Debabrata Chatterjee, ChandreyeeNiyogi, have served the department. Dr. Tanuka Das and Dr. Devika Bose were the first lady teachers in English to join the department in 1981. Since MIL (Modern Indian Languages) is taught to all the students in the college, the actual student strength of the department would include the entire first year registered students of the college (Humanities, Science and Commerce). This public-funded educational institution, catering to students from different sections of the society,tries its best to offer quality education leading to brilliant performance of students. Quite a good number of students have been placed in various administrative and academic posts across the country and abroad. The faculty is engaged in various examination related works at the undergraduate level in the college and at the undergraduate and postgraduate level at universities. Seminars, educational tours, exhibitions along with excursions constitute some of the regular activities of the department.Faculty members have, from time to time, also served as members of Board of Studies and as members of Syllabus Committees instrumental in introducing vital changes in the English syllabus of the Honours course.

 

Courses offered:   Undergraduate

BA Hons (1+1+1 Regulation) under Buedwan University

BA General (1+1+1 Regulation) under Burdwan University

BA Hons (1+1+1 Regulation) under KaziNazrul University

BA General (1+1+1 Regulation) under KaziNazrul University

BA Hons (Semester under CBCS) under KaziNazrul University

BA Programme (Semester under CBCS) under KaziNazrul University

 

Faculty :

WBES:

Manjari Ghosh,

Associate Professor,

Head of the Department

 

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Dr. Devika Bose,

Associate Professor

 

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Dr. Anindita Chatterjee,

Assistant Professor

 

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Dr. Nilanjana Chatterjee,

Assistant Professor

 

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Dr. Ramit Das,

Assistant Professor

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Resources:

 

Departmental Library

Under construction

Other Facilities

Virtual Classroom (Library Building) and the Seminar Room adjacent to the PG Department of Conservation Biology are used on occasions 

 

 

Activities:

a. Exhibitions:

Sl.No

Date/Year

Venue

Purpose

Remarks

1

2015

Durgapur Government College, Room no 214

The annual exhibition is meant to be a platform for students to explore their creativity and understanding of various literary and social concerns.

The theme of the seminar was Literature as a Mimesis of life. The students of the department focused on the chronological depiction of women and children in Classical British literature in literature over the centuries.

2

2014

Durgapur Government College, Room no 214

From Pages to Silver Screen". It gave an overview of how Shakespeare's great tragedies - Hamlet,Othello and,Macbeth had been adapted on screen by Vishal Bhardwaj in his movies - Haider, Omkara,&Maqbool

 

Students were awarded first place in the exhibition

3

2012

Durgapur Government College, Room no 214

Children's Literature and their Interpretations

The exhibition dealt with four genres-
* Prose satire - Gulliver's Travels
* Comics based on superheroes like Spiderman etc.,
* Fairy Tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, The Princess and the Pea
* Rhymes - Humpty Dumpty etc.

 

 

 

 

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Exhibition of the Department of English held in 2014

Topic of 2014 exhibition - "From Pages to Silver Screen". It gave an overview of how Shakespeare's great tragedies - Hamlet,Othello and,Macbeth had been adapted on screen by Vishal Bhardwaj in his movies - Haider, Omkara,& Maqbool&.

2014

*   Exhibition of the Department of English organised in 2012

*    Topic: "Children's Literature and their Interpretations". The exhibition dealt with four genres-
* Prose satire - Gulliver's Travels
* Comics based on superheroes like Spiderman etc.,
* Fairy Tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, The Princess and the Pea
* Rhymes - Humpty Dumpty etc.

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b. Seminars:

Sl no.

Date

Topic

Organisor

Speaker

Participants

1.

24.11.2016

A series of 5 lectures with Power Point presentation on various topics of ‘Phonetics’

Department of English, Durgapur Government College

Prof. Santanu Niyogi, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Raniganj Girls’ College Raniganj

Students of IH and IIIH (2016-2017). Special lectures on the topic included in the KNU syllabus of IH and B.U. syllabus of IIIH, were arranged mainly during the Puja vacation of the college for the benefit of the students.

2.

10.11.2016

 

Department of English, Durgapur Government College

Prof. Santanu Niyogi, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Raniganj Girls’ College Raniganj

 

3.

0311.2016

 

Department of English, Durgapur Government College

Prof. Santanu Niyogi, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Raniganj Girls’ College Raniganj

 

4

27.10.2016

 

Department of English, Durgapur Government College

Prof. Santanu Niyogi, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Raniganj Girls’ College Raniganj

 

5.

20.10.2016

 

Department of English, Durgapur Government College

Prof. Santanu Niyogi, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Raniganj Girls’ College Raniganj

 

 

2015-2016

 

 

 

 

 

6.

17.03.2016

The Rape of the Lock: An Introduction

Department of English, Durgapur Government College

Prof. Dipankar Sen, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Sanskrit College, Kolkata

Students of IH of B.U. (2015-2016). The text was a part of the B.U. syllabus.

7.

03.01.2017

Thinking Indian Masculinities

Department of English, Durgapur Government College

Prof Niladri R. Chatterjee, Professor, Department of English, Kalyani University

 

8

03.01.2017

Renaissance Drama; A Critical Insight

Department of English, Durgapur Government College

Prof Subhajit Sengupta, Associate Professor, Dept. of English, The University of Burdwan

 

9

16.01.2017

Modernism and Indian English Poetry

Department of English, Durgapur Government College

Prof Himadri Lahiri

Department of English and Culture Studies, The University of Burdwan

 

10

10.02.2017

Poetry of Dylan Thomas

Department of English, Durgapur Government College

Dr. Ajoy Sengupta

Head of the Department

Department of English

Asansol Girls’ College, Asansol

 

11

11.05.2017

A Brief Overview of the Renaissance

Department of English, Durgapur Government College

Nilakshi Bhattacharya

Executive Content Developer at Sears Holding Corporation

Hyderabad

 

12

224.08.2017

Milton’s ParadiseLost,

 

Virtual Talk

Department of English, Durgapur Government College

Dr. Amrita Sen

Associate Professor of English and Humanities, Heritage Institutes of Technology and the Heritage college

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops

 

1.      Dr Anindita Chatterjee accompanied five students from B.A. 3rd Semester, Department of English at the workshop on ‘Cultural Decolonisation in the Twenty-First century: A Literary Perspective of Mobility and Fixity in Post-Coloniality’.

 

 

    Open House Discussion

 

1.      Prof Devika Bose held an Open house Discussion on ‘The Paintings of Virgin Mary by Different Artists’ on February 23, 2017.

2.      Prof Manjari Ghosh held an open House discussion on “How Simple and Innocent is Children’s Literature’ on August 24, 2017.

3.      Prof Ramit Das held an Open house discussion on ‘Who/What is Modern’ on August 31, 2017.

Intra-departmental poster competition on Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday---Shakespeare’s World---on April 26, 2017.

Inter-departmental debate competition on Shakespeare’s Speeches and Sonnets on April 26, 2017.

Prof. Dipankar Sen delivering a lecture on 17.03.2016: Topic: ‘The Rape of the Lock: An Introduction’IMG_20160317_142637.jpg

Prof Santanu Niyogi addressing students during his series of 5 lectures on ‘Phonetics and Linguistics’IMG_20161028_135333308.jpg

 

c. Educational Tours:

Sl no.

Date

Venue

Purpose

Participants

1.

28.09.2016

A study trip to watch the screening of the movie ‘Pink’ at the Bioscope Cinemas, Junction Mall, Durgapur

To help students explore new avenues of thought and research in the realms of Literature, Gender and Popular Culture.

Students of 3rd year Honours (2016-2017): 25 students and 03 faculty members

2.

15.07.2016

RoopkalaKendro, Film And Social Communication Institute under Information & Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal(Block GM, Sector V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700 091)

To give an exposure to Film Studies, which is closely related to the study of literature. ‘Film Studies’ is specially offered as a course at the postgraduate level.

Students of 2nd year Honours (2016-2017) : 15 students and 04 faculty members

 

 

Two study trips, one in 2012 to Santiniketan and another in November 2014 to Kolkata, were organized by the department.

 

A 3-day study trip to places in Kolkata, rich in history and culture, was conducted by the department from 27th - 29th November, 2014 with the following as areas of focus:

 

i. The Performing Body as Text

ii. Adaptation and Reception

iii. Constructing the past of a Nation through Conservation

iv. The Colonial Heritage

 

v. Sujaan Mukherjee, a Ph.D Scholar at Jadavpur University, gave an on-location talk on the South Park Cemetery to students of the English Department.

 

vi. A Lecture on “History and Literature” was delivered to students of the English Department at the Indian National Museum. The Lecture was delivered by Prof. Dipankar Sen (Department of English, Durgapur Government College) and Prof. Roshni Sen (Department of History, Durgapur Government College).

 

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Educational trip to Roopkala Kendro, July 15, 2016

With the present Director & CEO and the former Director & CEO, Roopkala Kendro,the faculty of the Film instituteand students taking notes in Film pic 5.jpgIMG_3842.JPGIMG_3848.JPG

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                                                                             September 28, 2016                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A 3-Day Educational trip to Kolkata organised by the Department of English in 2014

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Trip to Santiniketan 2013

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At Ramakrishna Vidyamandir, Belur for Students’  State-level Debate Competition

 

Topic: ‘Nationalism is against Humanism’  IMG_7334.JPG

Sl no.

Date

Film

Participants

Purpose

1.

7.12.2016

‘Great Expectations’, BBC Productions

Students of B.A. First year (2016-2017)enrolled with English as Generic Elective Subject in Semester 1 and studying  ‘Literature and Film’

The film is a part of the GE syllabus. The students were taught to appreciate the film as a text and look into the different screen adaptations of Dickens’ classic.

2.

01.12.2016

‘Pride and Prejudice’, BBC dramatisation

2nd year English Honours students

Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice is prescribed in the Part II English Honours syllabus, Kazi Nazrul University; offering an understanding of the novel from a different viewpoint

3.

17.11.2016

‘Bicycle Thieves’, a 1948 Italian neorealist film directed by Vittoria De Sica

Students of Generic Elective course (‘Literature and Film’), Semester 1

Facilitating students  in understanding the concept of Neo-Realism in Cinema, an integral part of the GE course

4.

19.9.2016

‘Battleship Potemkin’ by Sergei Eisenstein

Students of B.A. First year (2016-2017)enrolled with English as Generic Elective Subject in Semester 1 and studying ‘Literature and Film’.

Facilitating students to understand the montage theory and look into the cinematographic representations of the ideas enumerated in Eisenstein’s The Film Sense

5

13.4.2015

‘Macbeth’, BBC production

Students of B.A. IIIrd year, registered under Burdwan University.

The Shakespearean play is a part of the current syllabus and the screening was meant to enable students to look into the visual representation of the seminal text.

e. Awareness Programmes:

f.Film screening: