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The Department of English

INTRODUCTION:

 

The Department of English was established since the inception of college in 2005 for teaching undergraduate course of English and English Literature. The department of English has, therefore, been the foundational entity, the bedrock upon which Govt. Degree College, Pattan built itself in many ways.

The department of English proposes to move ahead in new directions every day. It has already done so in terms of inter-disciplinarily. It has indeed been doing so hitherto in its pedagogical enterprises by handling texts in terms of varied issues and discourses germane to the texts and thereby sensitizing the students about the relevant social, philosophical and intellectual realms of life. This approach will be given more emphasis in terms of further deliberation and decision-making. Literature teaching would be broadened to embrace language, culture, society and ethics. To facilitate the smooth functioning of the department and to maintain the quality and consistency of the academic discourse, the department members work efficiently and diligently, in a close communitarian manner.

 

VISION:

All activities of the department, teaching-learning, evaluating and governance are in congruence with the larger vision and objectives of the college. Within the given University curriculum, the department of English has a distinct role to play. It has always been the endeavour of the department to open up minds of the students to new and more radical ideas. It has always tried to help its students to think creatively and to think critically. The vision of the department of English is to create a progressive atmosphere, an ambience of excellent work culture and productivity in terms of aspiring students and a committed faculty, out to give its best to the institution. We believe that our students are more than the jobs that they will take; they are men and women who will live lives shaped by the power and beauty of imaginative uses of language.

 

MISSION:

  • To help our students to inculcate the right kind of attitude to learning English language and literature.
  • To empower our students with good communication skill for better employability.
  • To adopt modern methods and technologies in the teaching learning process.
  • To relate texts to the social, cultural and historical contexts in which they were produced.

 

HOD’s MESSAGE:

“Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and the use of words involves a process of free creation.” (Noam Chomsky)

The department of English welcomes young minds who yearn to excel in the study of English language and literature. It is one of the premier departments of the college and has a record of having nurtured various personalities. The department is engaged in gamut of academic activities to strengthen in students four language skills (LSRW) and to enable them to develop critical aptitude for reading various texts.

The department provides an intellectually nourishing and conducive atmosphere to the students aspiring to undertake an in-depth study of English Literature as it offers a variety of courses covering all the major genres of English literature and the fundamentals of English language teaching. The department teaches English Literature to develop the aesthetic sense and to inculcate the literary taste among the students. It endeavors to instill in students a taste for literature and prepares them for demanding professions of teachers, editors, translators and mass communication. It plays a pivotal role to explore the hidden potential of students and engages in various activities so as to enable them to get admission in various universities.

As a team, we make a vibrant academic community which is fully poised to expand its students’ linguistic and literary horizons. This is achieved through lectures, debates, seminars and faculty-student interaction. Our faculty members motivate the students to adapt their individual understanding of language and literature, and facilitate them in responding to their academic and pre-professional needs. We boast that our students, upon graduation, leave us having extensive theoretical knowledge about English language and literature.

For a special need of NAAC, the HoD must write in comprehensively about the following two Key Indicators:

 

 

  1. Programme Specific OutcomeLiterature courses in the Department of English offer students the opportunity to study influential writings from the British, American, and global Anglophone traditions. Courses may focus on a historical period, an issue or theme, a critical approach, or a literary genre. Literature provides imaginative and critical insights into all areas of human experience-war and peace, nature and culture, love and lust, selfhood and social identity, justice and atrocity, the sacred and the profane, the burdens of history and the dreams of the future. Learning to attend to the complexities of literary texts helps students become more active and critical readers, and the creative aspects of literary texts highlight the ability of the written word to elicit feeling, to cultivate an imaginative openness to others’ experiences, and to call us to account as humans. Studying literature at the college level encourages all graduates of Govt. Degree College, Pattan to view the reading of challenging and imaginative texts as an essential and rewarding part of a life-long commitment to learning and growth. Apart from developing the literary skills, the English course help students build skills of analytical and interpretive argument; become careful and critical readers; practice writing-in a variety of genres-as a process of intellectual inquiry and creative expression; and ultimately to become more effective thinkers and communicators who are well-equipped for a variety of careers in our information-intensive society.Goals:
    1. Equip students with knowledge of English as a world language.
    2. Equip students with analytical skills in linguistics, communications and literary criticism.
    3. Train students for careers and advanced studies in a wide range of English, public relations, or communications fields.
    4. To develop faculty of skill in students
    5. Increasing in-depth knowledge of the different areas of the subject.
    6. Developing a sense of experience among students.
    7. Nurturing the notion of value education in the subject.

 

Course Outcomes for the Specific Programmes Offered
English Communication Skills
  •  Define, classify, and understand the methods of communication, to improve their LSRW skills, to enable them to practice those skills in their daily life by identifying instances of communication in the circumstances of their own.
  •  Spoken Communication and Written Communication.
  • Writing of resume, letters of application, business letters.
  • Writing news-report, essay, paragraph, review, etc.
  • Narration of experience, daily routine.
  •  Interview techniques.
  • Understanding and interpretation of poem, prose, essay, short stories, etc.
Introduction to Literature
  • Display a working knowledge of the genres of fiction, poetry, and drama by writers from various cultures and historical eras.
  • Identify and describe distinct characteristics of literary texts.
  • Analyze literary works for their structure and meaning.
  • Effectively communicate ideas related to the literary works during class and group activities.
Poetry
  • Display a working knowledge of poetry as a literary genre.
  •  Identify and describe distinct literary characteristics of poetic forms.
  •  Analyze poetic works for their structure and meaning, using correct terminology.
  •  Write analytically about poetry using MLA guidelines.
  • Effectively communicate ideas related to the poetic works during class and group activities.
Novels
  •   Display a working knowledge of the novel as a literary genre.
  •  Identify and describe distinct literary characteristics of the novel.
  • Analyze novels for their structure and meaning, using correct terminology.
  •  Write analytically about novels using MLA guidelines.
  •  Effectively communicate ideas related to the novel during class and group activities.
Short Stories
  •  Display a working knowledge of the short story as a literary genre.
  • Identify and describe distinct literary characteristics of the short story form.
  • Analyze short stories for their structure and meaning, using correct terminology.
  • Write analytically about short stories using MLA guidelines.
Dramas
  • Students are formed into skilled, knowledgeable, and ethical interpreters of literary texts in English by utilizing the opportunity to nurture their ability to understand drama.
  • They conceptualize various types of drama through the prescribed texts, understand the structure of a play and the dramatic devices used in writing a play, and analyze the effect it creates in the audience.
  • They become well acquainted with the literary genre of Drama, and the rhetorical aspect of drama help them understand how to represent their experience and ideas critically, creatively, and persuasively through the medium of language.
Phonetics
  • The aim is to develop knowledge and awareness of English phonetics.
  • To provide the students with necessary knowledge to be able to apply – technical terms for describing and analyzing English pronunciation and be able to read and produce phonemic transcriptions and transcription of intonation patterns.
  • To build students’ awareness and concern for good pronunciation.
English Language Teaching (ELT)
  • ELT is in the category of skill enhancement course by which the students get the basic knowledge of all the four basic skills of English language i.e., listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • The students also get the knowledge of different methods of English language teaching like grammar-translation method, direct method, lecture method etc.
  • By ELT, the learners also get acquainted with different tests of English language.
  • To trace out the history of English Language and varied components of linguistic structures of the language.

 

Attainment of Programme outcome, programme specific outcome, and course  outcome are evaluated by the department/ institution”.

 

To accomplish the effective programme outcome, programme specific outcome, and course outcome, the department of English furnishes the system of evaluation in different ways. The outcome of analysis is used to improve the teaching and learning experience in the particular course. The department of English follows a process of teaching that urges the teachers to deliver and assess. After receiving the syllabus from the university, the department frames the lesson plan on the basis of credits. After doing brainstorming, a teacher follows a variety of teaching methods to deliver the said curriculum to the students successfully. Based on the individual analysis of every student, they are evaluated simultaneously by reading, writing and speaking drills. At the end of each chapter the teacher provides the tutorials in form of assignments, MCQ’s, presentations, group discussions, and quiz’s etc.to evaluate the understanding of the chapter.

The semester examination papers are evaluated by the university with which they are affiliated.

Staff Strength


STAFF STRENGTH:

 

S.No. Nature of Posts Number
1. Teaching Staff 06
2. Non-Teaching Staff
3. Assisting Staff
4. Lab Assistant
5. Total 06

 

 

Head of the Department

“Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and the use of words involves a process of free creation.”                                                   -Noam Chomsky

PROFILE OF THE FACULTY MEMBERS:

S. No Name / Mobile/Email ID Designation Qualification Specialization Teaching Experience Photograph and CV attached
1. Ms. As-Sami

hassanassami@gmail.com

Assistant Professor M. A. (English), SET, M. Ed 4 ½ Years
2. Mr. Nayeem Ahmad Shah

nayeem.eng.ku@gmail.com

Assistant Professor M. A (English), NET, SET, M. Ed 2 Years
3. Mr. Bashir Ahmad Sheikh

shbashir1980@gmail.com

Assistant Lecturer

(Academic Arrangement)

M. A. (English), M. Ed, M. Phil. 10 Years
4. Mr. Zahid Bilal Ah. Bhat

shayaanbilal@yahoo.co.uk

Assistant Lecturer

(Academic Arrangement)

M. A. (English), M.Phil, B. Ed 9 Years
5. Mohammad Yaqoob Lone

mohdyaqoob8888@gmail.com

Assistant Lecturer

(Academic Arrangement)

M. A. (English), M.Phil, B.Ed 7 Years
6. Feroz Ahmad Najar

ghhassan440@gmail.com

Assistant Lecturer

(Academic Arrangement)

M. A. (English), M.Phil. 7 Years

DETAILS OF COURSES OFFERING BY THE DEPARTMENT

 

 

S. No. Title of the Course Semester Core Course/ Skill Enhancement Course Link to the Syllabus
1 English Communication Skills I Core Course https://egov.uok.edu.in/courseinfo/syllabus/syllabusArchive/6596.PDF
2 English Communication Skills II Core Course https://egov.uok.edu.in/courseinfo/syllabus/syllabusArchive/6598.PDF
3 General English I III Core Course https://egov.uok.edu.in/courseinfo/syllabus/syllabusArchive/6941.PDF
4 General English II IV Core Course https://egov.uok.edu.in/courseinfo/syllabus/syllabusArchive/6943.PDF
5 General English III V Core Course https://egov.uok.edu.in/courseinfo/syllabus/syllabusArchive/6944.PDF
6 English Literature I Core Course
7 English Literature III Core Course https://egov.uok.edu.in/courseinfo/syllabus/syllabusArchive/4893.PDF
8 English Literature IV Core Course
9 English Literature V Core Course
10 English Literature VI Core Course

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE: 

  1. Educate students in both the artistry and utility of the English language through the study of literature and other contemporary forms of culture.
  2. Provide students with the critical faculties necessary in an academic environment, on the job, and in an increasingly complex, interdependent world.
  3. Graduate students who are capable of performing research, analysis, and criticism of literary and cultural texts from different historical periods and genres.
  4. Assist students in the development of intellectual flexibility, creativity, and cultural literacy so that they may engage in life-long learning.

STUDENT ENROLLEMENT:

 

GENDER Semester I Semester III Semester  IV Semester V& VI
Boys 310 450 261
Girls 411 469 220
Total 721 919 481

STUDENT PASS-OUT:

 

S.No. Year of Pass-Out Semester Number of Students
1. 2013 Final Year 210
2. 2014 Final Year 470
3. 2015 Final Year 470
4. 2016 Final Year 476
5. 2017 Final Year 492
6. 2018 5th and 6th  Sem 521

 

 

STUDENT PROGRESSION/PLACEMENT:

S.No. Name of the Student Current Status of the Student
1. Asrar Ahmad

R/o: Malpora, Pattan

Pursuing M.A. English, University of Kashmir, North Campus
2. Zahoor Ahmad Lone

R/o: Zangam, Pattan

Pursuing M.A. English, University of Kashmir, North Campus
3. Javaidul Islam

R/o: Wusan, Pattan

Pursuing M.A. English, Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar
4. Beenish Yousuf

R/o: Wusan, Pattan

Pursuing M.A. English, University of Kashmir, North Campus
5. Rafia Mir

R/o: Newran, Pattan

Pursuing M.A. English, University of Kashmir, North Campus
6. Suriya Jabeen

R/o: Ganjipora, Pattan

Pursuing M.A. English, University of Kashmir, North Campus

TEACHER STUDENT RATIO:

S. No. Description Ratio
   1. Teacher – Student 1:385

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