Activities Organized by the Department

To nurture the skills and talents of the students, the department organises co-curricular activities in addition to academic ones. Along with lectures, interactive sessions, and workshops, Dhiti, the English Literary Association, is instrumental in organising the annual department literary festival, Ekphrasis, comprising student seminars, plays, stand-up comedy acts, art competitions, film screenings, etc. The co-curricular activities are facilitated through the existing clubs which are open to all members of the department as it provides everyone the opportunity to engage in research questions and open spaces for further exploration. These are the Book Club and Dead Poets' Society - which are managed by the students with the help of a faculty advisor, who mentors  the students to discover their potential and utilise it to the optimum. The Annual Lecture organised by the department allows the members to interact with eminent academics and get a glimpse of intellectually charged academic debates and discourses. Dialectic, the annual department newsletter, gives them the space to creatively express themselves on a theme of their choice and explore their academic interests. With a vision to promote inclusivity and dynamism, the department proactively organises activities and events to encourage student participation. To foster the spirit of social inclusion and to create a foundation for emotional intelligence, the department organised an educational trip to the Blind Relief Association and also took the initiatives to create awareness about mental health by writing letters to those struggling with depression and anxiety. In light of this motto, the department has organised career counselling sessions, workshops on publishing and provided the students a platform to write research papers. The focus of the department is to provide the students with a stimulating and academically challenging space and hone their skills for future opportunities. 

On 19th March, 2024, Dhiti organised Ekphrasis'24, the department's Annual Literary Fest under which several events were conducted. The chief guest for the event was Mr. Prasoon Chatterjee who is the Head Editor of the Primus Publication.The events for the fest ranged from the launch of the department annual newsletter ‘Dialectic’, Seminar on Editing and Publication, Paper Presentation, Creative Writing, and the Doodlefest. The theme for this year's issue of the newsletter was “Kaleidoscopic Identity: Vision and Reality” which looked at the marginalised and the unspoken and guided the students towards a critical engagement with the genre. The submissions analysed literature, film, television, music, and subculture, and showcased the creativity of the students through interesting articles, poetry, artworks, and comic strips. After the unveiling of the newsletter Mr. Prasoon Chatterjee talked in detail about editing and publishing of academic, fiction and nonfiction writings. He provided insights into the entire process of editing and publishing of academic papers and his session was concluded by answering the queries of the students. The fest proceeded with Students Seminar, Creative Writing, Comic strip making, and Valedictory where the winners of all the competitions were announced and the entire council was felicitated with mementos to appreciate their hard work and effort throughout the session.

The department is organising remedial classes for students on 24th April,2024 and 1st May, 2024 on:

  • Concepts of Academic Writing: Fundamental and Characteristics
  • Introduction to Literary Periods

For Staff Progression

For Support Staff Progression

For Student Progression