Department of English

About the Department :

Since English is a core subject, the department of English is as old as the college itself, which was established in 1971. Major course in this subject was introduced in 1993, and the first lecture was delivered on September 5th of that year.

The department has a common-room as well as a dedicated classroom for holding major classes. Every year on September 5th Teachers Day- the department provides an opportunity to all its students-both past and present- to meet and interact by holding an annual get-together which also coincides with the introduction of major in English. Parents are also invited on that day which sees a lot of merry-making, fun and a lavish spread!!!

Departmental Publication :

The department has its biennial publication Pegasus which is put together by the teachers and students of the department and sponsored entirely by the teachers of the department. We have a departmental library which boasts of about five hundred books which includes texts and reference books besides two sets of Encyclopedias on English Literature.

Every year two wall magazines are put up by the department to showcase the literary and editorial talents of its students one in English called VISION and the other in Assamese - UTTAP.

Extension Activities :

Malini Nair was a member of the selection committee as one of the subject experts for selection of Assistant Professors in English for the Deendayal Adarsh Mahavidyalay at Dolgaon.

Barnali Sharma is an external evaluator for the ongoing Gunotsav, Assam.

Faculty Members :

1.Dr. Barnali Sharma, M.A., PGDDE, Ph.D. (HoD)
Position Associate Professor
Contact no. - 9864157434
Email daisyb66@gmail.com
Area of interest Womens writing, Popular Culture
Research Activities Phd thesis on 'Construction of womanhood in women's magazines : changing perspectives'.
Publications
Awards and achievements

2.Dr. Debabrata Bordoloi, M.A., Ph.D.
Position Associate Professor
Contact no. - 9707623180
Email
Area of interest Literary Criticism, Creative Literature, Astrology(Oriental and Western) Vedic Literature, Indian and Western Philosophy
Research Activities Doctoral thesis is on Bertrand Russells Moral Philosophy and his Voice for World Peace; Is an accredited Research Guide for CMJ University, Shillong; Singhania University, Rajasthan; Vinayaka Missions University, Salem and IGNOU. So far he has helped 3 scholars attain M Phil degrees besides 6 scholars are pursuing their PhD under his guidance is the fields of Indian English and British Literature.
Publications
Awards and achievements

3.Dr. Malini Nair, M.A., B.Ed, Ph.D.
Position Associate Professor
Contact no. - 9435550324
Email malinidnair@gmail.com
Area of interest Comedy in literature and in popular culture
Research Activities Doctoral thesis is on Stock English Comic Character in the Selected Novels of P.G. Wodehouse from IIT, Guwahati
Publications
Awards and achievements

4.Dr. Mantu Hazarika, M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.
Position Assistant Professor
Contact no. - 9864025352
Email mantuhazarika01@gmail.com
Area of interest Privatisation of Higher Education, social Psychology
Research Activities Phd thesis on 'Social Reality in the Works of Selected Assamese poets: An Analytical Study in the Light of Nineteenth Century English Romanticism.'
Publications
Awards and achievements M.Phil in 2009

5.Himashree Swargiary, M.A., M.Phil
Position Assistant Professor
Contact no. - 9101535160
Email himasri153@gmail.com
Area of interest South-Asian literature, African literature, Children's literature
Research Activities pursuing PhD under Gauhati University
Publications
  1. Swargiary, Himashree. "Exploring the 'Negative Capability' in Ben Okri's Infinite Riches" in Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Science. Vol. 6, Issue 12 (2018). ISSN: 2321-9467
  2. Swargiary, Himashree. "C. S. Lewis' Out of the Silent Planet: An Early Exercise in Postcolonial Criticism?" in DUJES. Vol 27 (2019). ISSN: 0975-5659
Presentations in Seminar/Conference/Workshop
  1. Himashree Swargiary, "The stigma of English-incompetency in students of vernacular medium in Assam". National Seminar on 'Quality Issues in School Education with special reference to North-East India'. 20-21 Oct, 2016. Rangia College in collaboration with Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University, Nalbari
  2. Himashree Swargiary, "The contextual index in interpretation: A look at Ngugi Wa Thiong'O's A Grain of Wheat. National Seminar on 'Text, Context and Interpretation'. 24-25 Jan, 2018. Dept. of English, GU
  3. Himashree Swargiary, "Therapeutic Travel: A look at Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love". International Conference on 'Cartographies of Understanding/Imagining: Explorations into Travel Narratives'. 24-25 Jan, 2019. Dept. of English and Languages, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi
  4. Himashree Swargiary, "Second-class citizens: The Hazara Conundrum in Hosseini's The Kite Runner". International Seminar on 'Identity, History and Narrative in Contemporary Afghan Literature'. 6-8 Feb, 2019. Dept. of English, GU
  5. Himashree Swargiary, "Dialogic Imagination in Orhan Pamuk's My Name is Red and Amitav Ghosh's Ibis trilogy". Regional Research Workshop on Theory. 26-27 Oct, 2017. Dept. of English, GU
Awards and achievements
  1. 1st rank (BA)
  2. "Best Student Award" (MA)
  3. NET-JRF