School Of Humanities

School Of Humanities

As DESNU has the advantage of being a new Department, it offers English Literature courses that are neither old nor rigidly traditional. Our syllabi are cutting edge and innovative. Students will get to learn not only about the different genres and periods, read Milton and Shakespeare, Wordsworth and T.S. Eliot, but also read about Science Fiction and Detective Literature, Indian and Western classics, films and graphic novels, Partition stories and Gender issues in literature. They will come to understand how much literature studies involve reading culture, society, psychology and human rights in equal measure.

An English Literature student at Sister Nivedita University will do much more than just attend classes and take examinations. The professors in the English Department will go much beyond giving you facts and information. They will actually help to develop your knowledge in the subject and to train you in the skills that employers the world over look out for.

The English Department will try to hone the student’s

  • Critical Thinking abilities.
  • Communication skills.
  • Creativity.
  • Skills in Text Analysis.
  • Develop the Students’ Group Dynamics.

 

These are skills that are likely to be high in demand in the near future, as automation, robotics and developments in Artificial Intelligence will move the focus away from the typical technical knowledge-based jobs to ones that require the reading, sorting and comprehension of metadata – all of which the students may gain competence in by taking our courses. 

CoursesYearsSemesterEligibility CriteriaMarks Required
B.A. (Hons.) in English36Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Stream: Any Stream)50%
M.A. in English24Passed/Appeared B.A. (Hons.) in English50%
Ph.D in English
DR. SUBIR DHAR

Director

MENTOR AND ADVISOR, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND DIRECTOR SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES

Email: subir.d@snuniv.ac.in


Prof. Dhar taught at Rabindra Bharati University for over thirty-five years before   joining the Department of English at Sister Nivedita University. At Rabindra Bharati University he had been the officiating Vice-Chancellor as well as the Director of its School of Languages and Culture. His research interests include Semeiotics, hermeneutics, Postcolonialism, translation studies, language studies, Gelotology and Popular Culture.    

DR. PROBAL ROY CHOWDHURY

Head of Department

Email: probal.rc@snuniv.ac.in


Dr Probal Roy Chowdhury is currently Professor and Head of the Department of English at Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata. Earlier he taught English and cultural studies at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu). His doctoral thesis Changing Profile of Community Participation in School Education in Madras Presidency: 1820-1920 has been in continuation of the perspective presented by the late Gandhian thinker and historian Dharampal (1922-2006) in his seminal work, The Beautiful Tree, which showed that prior to the British rule there was a wide spread and inclusive public education system which was functioning in the Madras Presidency and was better than the public education systems anywhere in Europe till the early nineteenth century. In his work, Probal has compiled — perhaps for the first time — authentic and substantial evidence for the emergence of educational deprivation among many of the ‘backward communities’ in India as being concomitant with the establishment and growth of the colonial education system under the British rule. Probal has also worked with the Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai, as a post-doctoral fellow, and with the TVS Educational Society, Chennai, as an educational consultant. His teaching and research interests lie in the history of education in modern India, society and polity in pre-British India, postcolonial theory and literature, Indian writing in English, and cultural and religious traditions of Bengal.

DR. MADHUCHHANDA RAY CHOUDHURY

Assistant Professor

Email: madhuchhandra.r@snuniv.ac.in


Prof. Ray Choudhury completed her education from St. Xavier’s College, Jadavpur University, and Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA. She has previously been Assistant Professor at Amity University and St. Xavier’s University in Kolkata where she served as Head of the Dept., before taking over as our (SNU) Head of the English Department. Her research interests include the 18th century British novel, the literature of the Augustan Age, Gothic studies, Monsters and Monstrosity.

MONIKINKINI BASU

Assistant Professor

Email: monikinkini.b@snuniv.ac.in


Prof. Basu is on the verge of completing her PhD from the internationally-renowned Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta [Jadavpur University] having previously studied at the University of Kalyani. She has been teaching since 2013, with her time divided between Sri Krishna College under the University of Kalyani and The Bhawanipore Education Society. Her teaching and research interests include Drama, Performance Studies, Masculinity Studies and Film Studies.

Dr. Anirban Halder

Assistant Professor

PhD in American Studies from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

Email: anirban.h@snuniv.ac.in


Anirban Halder obtained his PhD in American Studies from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, 2019. His doctoral dissertation "Slow Engagements: Patient's Perspective in Narratives of Chronic Illness" was entirely funded by a three-year fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG, 2014-17), and a teaching assistantship at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, Mainz University, Germany.The dissertation examined a narrative impulse in first-hand experiences of chronic illnesses like PTSD, thalassemia, HIV, and endometriosis and the implications of these experiences in contemporary North American literature and culture. His areas of interest include medical humanities, postcoloniality, and Indian Writing in English. Halder holds master’s degrees in Comparative Literature and English from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (2011) and Jadavpur University, Calcutta (2008) respectively. He received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University (2006). When he is not reading, writing, or teaching, he enjoys watching the grass grow and taking care of his plants.

SUDESHA DAS

Visiting Faculty

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Prof. Das is a PG degree holder from the West Bengal State University. She has also qualified UGC NET. Her qualifications were subsequently buttressed with a B.Ed from West Bengal University of Teachers Training, Education Planning, and Administration. She immediately took the plunge into teaching after graduating from her B. Ed in 2018, and has been a mainstay in the Department of English at Sister Nivedita University ever since. Her research interests and area of specialization include Indian Mythological Literature, Tagore Literature, Bengali Literature and Gender studies. 

DR. PRASANTA GHOSHAL

Visiting Faculty

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Dr.Ghoshal is a holder of M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from Rabindra Bharati University. With over a decade’s teaching experience, he has been teaching at Sister Nivedita University since 2019. He also teaches in Sir Gurudas Mahavidyalaya under the University of Calcutta, Netaji Subhash Open University and the Dept of Open and Distance Learning, University of Kalyani. His teaching and research interests include Partition literature, trauma studies, Foucauldian studies, crisis psychology and tribal gender studies.

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CoursesFee During Admission (Including 1st Semester Fee / 1st installment for annual scheme)Fee 2nd semester / 2nd installment onwardsProgram Fees Total
B.A. (Hons.) in English5650020500159000
M.A. in English5525019250113000
Ph.D in English

 

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School Of Humanities

After earning a degree in English literature students may find employment in the following fields

  • Publication industry
  • Advertising or mass-media or take up a career in journalism
  • Editing and publishing
  • Technical writing
  • Content developing
  • Teacher in a School, or as an Assistant Professor in a College or University after getting your degree.