The Department of English embodies a vision of evolving (over a period of time) into a leading centre of learning worldwide. It is established with the noble intent of reaching out to the rural folk in and around the place, in addition to a highly competent student community drawn from various parts of the country and the world, The Department is committed to inculcate and sustain higher standards in research and teaching, catering to regional, national and global needs. The Department aims at empowering students coming from both rural and urban areas to not only face the challenges of a highly unpredictable future but also enable them to educate people around them to face challenges thrown up by the fast changing world.

       In order to meet the evolving requirements of the knowledge era and to keep pace with the knowledge explosion in higher education, the Department strives to maintain high standards of quality in teaching and research, making its students become globally competent and be in a position to ride the wave of globalization and change, without losing sight of the rich cultures and traditions of the country. The Department of English represents a dynamic community of learners, researchers and teaching staff motivated to contribute to on- going dialogues in their various areas of study. The Department aims to foster a proud tradition of academic excellence, with students involved in widening their horizons of knowledge and faculty members engaged in not only devoted and interdisciplinary teaching but diligent research, creative work, and awareness initiatives as well. The Department is conceived with the broader understanding that humanistic knowledge provides an ideal foundation for exploring and understanding the human experience. It recognizes the study of subjects categorized under Humanities and Languages helps us to have a better understanding of the past, while at the same time giving us a clearer picture of what the future has in its store.

Courses Offered:

  Program   Duration   Intake  
Dual Degree in English (BAand MA) 10 semesters 30
MA English 4 semesters 30
  • Dr. N. Nagaraju
  • Professor
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  • Prof. Basavaraj P. Donur
  • Professor & HOD
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Assit Prof
  • Mrs. Renuka L. Nayak
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  • Mr. Mahendra M.
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  • Dr.Mahima Raj C
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  • Dr. Prakash Balikai
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Departmental Activities:

The department conducts seminars, workshops and other academic activities for the students of the department periodically. The department has been able to attract both researchers and scholars from all over the country for the academic programs it conducts from time to time. The details of the programmes are given hereunder:

National Seminars:

Two Day National Seminar on "Indian Modernities: Literature, Culture and Society", Date:22 and 23 March 2018

The Department organized a two-day National Seminar on “Tribal Narratives” in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarakantaka and Central Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi on 27 and 28 of March, 2015.

  • 1. The Department organized a two-day workshop on “Gender Studies” on 05 and 06 February 2015. Dr. Nikhila H. from EFLU, Hyderabad and Dr. Sharmila Sreekumar were invited as resource persons to conduct the workshop.
  • 2. The Department organized a one-day workshop on “Research Writing” on 22-11-2014 for the PG and PhD students. Dr. V.B. Tharkeshwar from EFLU, Hyderabad was invited as the resource person to conduct the workshop.
  • 3. The department organized a one-day workshop on “Post Colonial Writings” on 28-11-2014 for UG students of the department. The faculty working in the Department conducted the workshop.
English Study Circle

English Study Circle arrange special talks separately for IMA, MA and PhD students depending upon the students’ interest and requirement. It also conducts fresher’s day and valedictory functions besides conducting various competitions for the students throughout the year.

Special Talks

English Study Circle invited the eminent scholars from various disciplines from all over India for delivering special talks at the Department. The following scholars were invited: The details of the special talks are as follows:

  • Dr. Sowmya Dechamma from Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad delivered a special talk on 11-8-2014 in the department.
  • Dr. Anna Kurian from the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad delivered special talks on “The Plays of Shakespeare” on 3-12-2014 & 4-12-2014 in the department.
  • Prof. M.G. Hegde from the Department of English, Rani Chennamma University, Belagavi delivered special talks on “Comparative Literature” and “Translation Studies” on 9-12-2014 & 10-12-2014 in the department.
Study Tour

English Study Circle arranged a study tour for MA IV semester students. They were sent on study tour to Bhasha Research Centre, Tejagadh headed by Prof. Ganesh Devi, a literary critic and a social activist from 10 March to 18 March 2015.

Film Club:

Film Club regularly screened films based on texts prescribed in various courses for the students of the Department. Every Friday the Film Club screened a movie followed by discussion.

Theatre Club:

The Department procured a pair of Tabala, Harmonium, Veena and other musical instruments for the theatre club. Mr. Vishwaraj gave training in the theatre performance to select students for 45 days.

  • 1. Basavaraj P. Donur; English Madhyam Mattu Kannada Makkalu published in 2015, edited by Shivasampad, Edited by Biradar Shreeshail.
  • 2. Basavaraj P. Donur; Patravali published by Rohini Enterprises, Bengaluru, 2015.
  • 3. Renuka L. Nayak; Premchand’s Godaan - A Study of Third Space. Published in Indian chronicle of English literature, Peer- reviewed and International Journal, ISSN No.2321-0818, volume-II, Issue No. 3, December 2014.
  • 4. Mahendra M; Article titled “Re-visioning the Legacy of Slavery in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson” published in LangLit: An International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal in Volume-I, Issue-I, August 2014.
  • 5. Mahendra M; Article titled “Memory in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie” published in LangLit: An International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal in Volume-I, Issue-III, February 2015.
  • 6. Pravin Kumar Patel; “Derrida and Lacan on Teaching of Literature”. R.K. Dhawan (ed). New Perspective on Commonwealth Literature. New Delhi: prestige, 2014
Seminars / Conferences / Workshops / Symposia / Talks:
Prof. N. Nagaraju
  • 1. Presented a paper (as a resource person) on “Tribe, Orality and Modernity” in a two-day National Seminar on Tribal Narratives organized by the Department of English, Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarakantaka, Madhya Pradesh and Central Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi on 27-28 of March, 2015.
Dr. Basavaraj P. Donur
  • 1. Delivered a talk on 123rd Celebration of Dr. B.R Ambedkar on 14 April 2014 at Shahapur organized by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Birth Celebration Committee.
  • 2. Delivered a talk on Indian Films at Film Screening function on 22-06-2014 in Kalaburagi organized by Avishkar Film Society, Kalaburagi.
  • 3. Delivered a talk at the Award Distribution Ceremony on 18-07-2014 at Kalaburagi organized by Rangasangam Kalavedike, Kalaburagi.
  • 4. Delivered a talk at Kalaburagi Rangotsav 2014 on 22.09.2014 in Kalaburagi organized by Vishaaranga, Kalaburagi.
  • 5. Delivered a talk at Sadvichar Goshati- 229 on 10-08-2014 at Sindagi organized by Poojya Sharee Channaveeraswamiji Pratishthan, Sindagi.
  • 6. Delivered a talk on the Prose Writing of U.R. Anantmurthy on 31-08-2014 in Dharwad organized by Vidyavrdhaka Sangha, Dharwad.
  • 7. Delivered a talk at Citizenship Training Camp on 03-09-2014 at Hirur organized by M.K.S Patil Women Bed College, Hirur.
  • 8. Delivered a talk at Child Talent Award Distribution Ceremony on 15-11-2014 at Vijayapur.
  • 9. Delivered a talk on “Kannada Novel “on 05.12.2014 in Belagavi organized by Basavaraj Kattimani Trust, Belagavi.
  • 10. Delivered a talk at Felicitation Function on 13-12-2014 in Kalaburagi organized by Kalaburagi Film Club.
  • 11. Delivered a talk on ‘English Translation’ on 11.02.2015 at Translation Workshop in Udupi organized by the Department of Translation, Kannada University, Hampi.
  • 12. Delivered a talk on “Dalit Sensitivity in Kannada Short Stories” at Story Workshop for Dalit Youth Story Writers at Bheemarayana Gudi on 13.02.2015 organized by Karnataka Sahitya Academy, Bengaluru.
  • 13. Delivered a talk at Shakespeare Natakotsava on 19.01.2015 in Kalaburgi organized by Rangayana, Kalaburagi.
  • 14. Delivered a keynote address on “The Role of English Language Skills in Rural Transformation” at one day National seminar on 21.02.2015 organized by C.M. Managuli Arts & Science College, Sindagi.
  • 15. Presented a paper on “Problems of Translation in a Multidiscipline of Context” at a National Conference on 27-01-2015 organized by the Department of English in Miraj, Maharashtra.
  • 16. Presented a paper titled “Creative Ways of Teaching, Literature: An Overview” at a National seminar on “Creative Ways of Teaching Language and literature” organized by the Dept. of. English, Venutai Chavan College, Karad, Maharashtra.
  • 17. Presented a paper (as a resource person) on “Enhancing Employability in Humanities” on 21.9.2014 at a National seminar organized by the Dept. of English, Shri Sant Damaji Mahavidyalaya Mangalwedha, Solapur University, Solapur, Maharashtra.
Mrs. Renuka L. Nayak
  • 1. Presented a paper entitled Significance of humming of a wild bird: A study of Laman Banjara women, in a Two Day National Seminar on Tribal Narratives organized by Department of English, Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarakantaka and Central Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi on 27-28 of March, 2015.
Mr. Mahendra M
  • 1. Delivered a talk on Victorian Society and Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times in Avishkar Film Society Gulbarga on 10 January 2015.
Dr. Sreebitha P.V
  • 1. Attended One Day Symposium on “The Historiography of English Education in India” organized by Centre for English Language Studies, University of Hyderabad on 29 January 2015.
  • 2. Attended the Two Day faculty development workshop on “Writing Intensive Courses: Concept and Practices” held at Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad on 12 and 13 February 2015.
  • 3. Attended UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in English Language Studies (ELS) organized by UGC- Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad held from 09 to 29 January 2015.
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