Department of English


The Department of English was set up in 1967and it has grown tremendously ever since, attracting students from all over the country. With an accomplished faculty, the Department offers courses not just to English honours students but to students of other departments as well. Its various language and literature courses are widely popular among the students of other departments. Dr. Chandra Chatterjee, the senior-most faculty member from the Department, was awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award for English in 2009 by Late Former President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

The faculty deploys traditional teaching methods with new age technology like usage of various audio visual mediums and devices. Seminars and workshops are held at regular intervals with the purpose of acquainting students with research scholars and speakers from the world of academics.The Department has an active Literary Society that organizes a variety of events every year. The English literary society started organizing inter-college debates in the year 1973.

Meraki: English Literary Society

Meraki, the literary society of the Department of English organises several literary events throughout the year that include literary fests, academic meets, workshops, seminars, talks and lectures. It is entirely managed by students thereby, teaching them leadership skills apart from creativity and critical thought. The core team has literary enthusiasts from all three years who rigorously plan Departmental events and aim at spreading the love for literature and creativity.

Verbos Incendium: e-Journal

“Verbos Incendium” is the e-Journal of the English Department of Mata Sundri College for Women.which showcases the literary and creative skills of the students and carries articles by students and faculty.


  • B.A.(Honours) English
  • Papers in B.Com.(P) (H) & B.Com.(H)
  • Papers in B.A. (Prog)
  • Generic Elective Papers to Other Honours Courses

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Attendance Rules

In English the students are required to attend not less than 68% of the lectures during each semester in order to enable them to appear for university examinations.

Assessment Scheme

A continuous process of internal assessment takes place during each semester. The assessing procedures usually include written assignments, projects, house exam and presentations. Final examinations are held in the month of November and May.

It is mandatory for a student to secure minimum 40% marks in each theory paper during final examinations, 40% in the internal assessment for each semester, to pass the examination.

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