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Department of English

The Department of English, with its brilliant faculty and sterling reputation, is one of the premier and the most vibrant departments not only of GLA University but also in this region. The Department is committed to maintain high academic standards, the latest knowledge and understanding of the English Language, Literature, Linguistics and Translation for the students in a meaningful and need-based manner. The equally diverse and innovative courses focusing on Communication Skills, Effective Speech, Business English and Value Addition Non-Credit courses are offered by the Department that aim at catering to the needs of its learners and emphasize building students' confidence as well as preparing them to meet the challenges of life ahead.


Ramanjaney Kumar Upadhyay

  • Head
  • Department of English

HOD Message

Welcome to the vibrant realm of the English Department at our esteemed university! Our commitment to fostering a holistic learning experience is exemplified through our diverse range of programs.

At the undergraduate level, we proudly offer the Bachelor of Arts in English (Honours with Research), a comprehensive program that delves into Language, Literature, Linguistics, Communication Skills, and Translation Studies. As per NEP 2020, the course has become more flexible now, shifting from a rigid 3-year course to a flexible 3-4 year undergraduate structure, allowing multiple entry and exit points. Students can earn certifications after one year, diplomas after two years, and a Bachelor's degree after three years. The 4-year program also offers a 'with Research' degree option for those completing a substantial research project in specified major areas. By opting for the 4-year structure, students will become eligible to apply for doctoral positions right after their undergraduate degree.

We extend our reach to students from various disciplines such as Engineering, Management, Law, Pharmacy, Sciences, Agriculture, and Bio-Technology, providing them with invaluable skills that open doors to opportunities in Academia, Corporate, Government, and other Professional Sectors.

For those passionate about advanced studies, our Doctoral Programme in English offers specializations in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, English Language Teaching (ELT), Translation Studies, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, and more. Looking ahead, we plan to introduce Masters Programs in Literature, Culture, Applied Linguistics, ELT, and Linguistics, designed to meet the academic needs and nuances of the English Language.

Our distinguished faculty, with exemplary research and teaching records, are dedicated to creating a dynamic learning environment. Embracing technology, they bring forth National and International Level Online Courses, contributing to platforms like SWYAM, NPTEL, and E-Pathshala.

To bolster research endeavors, we organize Faculty Development Programmes, Seminars, Workshops, and National & International Conferences. The department is actively associated with prestigious national and international professional and academic bodies, including the Linguistic Society of India (LSI), English Language Teachers' Association of India (ELTAI), Dravidian Linguistics Association (DLA), Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Asia TFEL, Foundation for Endangered Languages, UK, and many more.

Our literary and cultural clubs operate on the principle 'of the students, for the students, by the students.' These clubs not only amplify students' literary and cultural knowledge but also instill team spirit, creative thinking, organizational abilities, and leadership qualities. The state-of-the-art Software-based English Language Labs are a testament to our commitment to enhancing students' listening and speaking skills. These labs aid in acquiring American and British accents, fostering confidence, and preparing students for effective communication with foreign clients in their professional lives.

In response to the rapidly changing educational landscape, industry requirements, and corporate demands, the department embraces a technology-driven world. We continuously update our curriculum and initiate necessary changes in the teaching-learning processes to stay at the forefront of innovation.

We invite you to embark on an enriching journey with us, where learning goes beyond the conventional, and every step brings you closer to excellence.