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. (English) (Honours / Honours with Research)48Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Stream: Any Stream)50%
B.A. (History) (Honours / Honours with Research)48Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Stream: Any Stream)
M.A. (English)24Passed/Appeared B.A. (Hons.) in English50%
M.A. (History)24Passed/Appeared B.A. (Hons.) in History50%
Ph.D. (English) (Full Time / Part Time)3 or 5
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.    

PROF. MONIKINKINI BASU

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND HOD - ENGLISH

Email: monikinkini.b@snuniv.ac.in


Ms. 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.

PROFESSOR (DR.) SANJUKTA DASGUPTA

HONOURARY VISITING PROFESSOR - ENGLISH

Professor and former head, dept of English and former dean, faculty of arts, Calcutta University

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Professor and former head, dept of English and former dean, faculty of arts, Calcutta University has been the recipient of the fulbright postdoctoral fellowship and fulbright scholar in residence grant, Australia India council fellowship, gender studies fellowship grant, University of British Columbia, among others. She has been invited to participate in conferences and has taught/lectured at universities in the USA, UK, Europe, Canada and Australia.

She is the president, executive council, of the Indian poetry and performance library, ICCR, Kolkata.
Sahitya akademi new Delhi Nominated her as the convenor of the English language board.

She is a member of Sahitya akademi Delhi's general council. In 2018, she taught in Poland, as visiting Professor, at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
She received the IWSFF Women achievers award, kolkata in 2019 and the Wei Kamala das poetry award in 2020.

DR. PROBAL ROY CHOWDHURY

Professor - English

Email: probal.rc@snuniv.ac.in


RAJEEV CIRCLE SCHOLAR, 2022

Dr Probal Roy Chowdhury is currently Professor at the Department of English, 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 - ENGLISH

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.

SUDESHA DAS

Teaching Associate - English

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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. 

MS. DEBDATTA MITRA

Teaching Associate - English

M.A. and M. Phil degrees from Calcutta University, She is currently pursuing her Ph.D from St. Xavier’s University.

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Prof. Mitra is a holder of M.A. and M. Phil degrees from Calcutta University. She has previously taught at Manindra Chandra College (2017) and has been a part of SNU since 2020.

After studying french from alliance française, she has worked as a translator at Accenture (2018). Moreover, she holds advanced degrees in graphology and is a certified graphologist.

Her research interests include modernism, post-modernism, drama, french literature, and art history.

 

DR. PRASANTA GHOSHAL

Visiting Faculty - English

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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.

Ms. PALOMA CHATERJI

Visiting Faculty - English

Masters from Rabindra Bharati University

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Paloma Chatterjee completed her graduation from Gokhale memorial girls’ college, under the University of Calcutta and went on to pursue her Masters from Rabindra Bharati University. She has served as a research coordinator in organic studies at a kolkata based ngo before joining as a research scholar at the department of english, St. Xavier's university, kolkata in 2019. She is a recipient of 'microsoft create to inspire' fellowship 2015 that campaigned against electronic waste through performing arts. Her research interests include postcolonial studies, literature and environment, feminist studies and literature from north east india. Besides academics she spends a substantial amount of time in music, reading and travelling.

Sudipta Saha

Visiting Faculty - English

Masters in English with a first class, and then B.Ed., PGDBPS, and an M.Phil. in Foreign Policy Studies

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Sudipta Saha is a Full-Time Lecturer at the Department of English, Surendranath College (Kolkata). He was educated at the University of Calcutta, from where he received the Masters in
English with a first class, and then B.Ed., PGDBPS, and an M.Phil. in Foreign Policy Studies, which was awarded to him in 2019. His areas of research interest include the Modernism in
English Literature (fiction), American Short Stories, Contemporary Fiction, Changes in British Politics and Monarchy, American Foreign Policy and International Security Issues. In 2017, he has worked briefly with the editorial team of New Central Book Agency Pvt. Ltd., a reputed publication house in Kolkata. He has published multiple chapters in edited books and numerous research articles in various national as well as international journals. He has also worked on a research project on Bangladesh in 2019, which was sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

Sohini Ghosh

Visiting Faculty - English

Masters from Presidency college in 2009, M. Phil from Rabindra Bharati University in 2014. she is now pursuing her PhD at West Bengal State University

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Sohini Ghosh has graduated from Lady Brabourne College in 2007 and has completed her Masters in English from the then Presidency College in 2009. She has done her M. Phil from Rabindra Bharati University in the year 2014 under the supervision of Dr. Arindam Mridha. The title of her research was 'Looking at Laughter: Comic, Absurd and Nonsense in Hergé's "The Adventures of Tintin"'. After having qualified NET in the year 2018, she is now pursuing her PhD at West Bengal State University.She had joined as a Part Time Teacher in the Department of English at Mrinalini Datta Mahavidyapith, affiliated under West Bengal State University in the year 2009 and is continuing as a State Aided College Teacher Category 1 in the same institute. She is also holding the post of Visiting Faculty in the Department of English at Sister Nivedita University.

She has worked as a faculty/ course facilitator of Communicative English at British Institutes, Howrah and at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Kolkata for a few years.

Her areas of interest are Graphic Literature, Victorian Literature, Indian Literature in English, Indian Theatre (Girish Karnad, Mahesh Dattani). She has obtained formal vocal training in Indian Classical Music as well as in Rabindra sangeet  She has also scripted and co-directed several plays for students on special occasions.

Paramita Routh Roy

Visiting Faculty - English

M.Phil. Research scholar at Jadavpur University and she is pursuing her research on African Literature

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Ms. Paramita Routh Roy is an M.Phil. Research scholar at Jadavpur University and she is pursuing her research on African Literature with special emphasis on Black Masculinity Studies. After completing her post-graduation from University of Calcutta, Ms. Roy has cleared UGC-NET examination in 2019. She has done her specialization in Gender Studies, Harold Pinter’s works and Modern European Classics. Many of her research works have been published in journals of national and international repute. Her contributions to Black Masculinity Studies have been recognized by the African Literature Association and she is looking forward to her future collaborations with them. Her research interests include African Literature, Afro-American Literature, Urdu Literature and Queer Studies. Apart from academics she has received formal vocal training in Indian Classical music, Rabindra Sangeet and Nazrul Geeti and has keen interest in creating abstract artworks. She has been associated with Sister Nivedita University since 2022.

Rup Biswas

Visiting Faculty - English

Post Graduation in English from Sanskrit College and University in the year 2020, and B.Ed degree in 2022.

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Rup Biswas did finish his Graduation in English from University of Calcutta in 2018. He completed Post Graduation in English from Sanskrit College and University in the year 2020. He finished his B.Ed degree in 2022. He has a keen interest in Gothic Literature, Detective Fiction, Indian English Poetry, Canadian Literature, Music and in Films.

Sayani Banerjee

Visiting Faculty - English

M.A. (English) degree from The Sanskrit College and University, and B.A. (Hons.) degree from University of Calcutta.

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Sayani Banerjee is a Visiting Faculty at the Department of English, Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata. They also work as a Guest Lecturer at The Sanskrit College and University, Kolkata. Their area of research interest includes Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, and Queer Studies. They have obtained their M.A. (English) degree from The Sanskrit College and University, and B.A. (Hons.) degree from University of Calcutta. They have been teaching at Sister Nivedita University since 2022

Swarnendu Dam

Visiting Faculty - English

(Ph.D.) Research Scholar in West Bengal State University, post-graduation from West Bengal State University with a Gold Medal in 2022

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Swarnendu Dam is a Doctoral (Ph.D.) Research Scholar in West Bengal State University working on Post-Millennial Indian Dystopian Fiction. He completed his graduation from Bidhannagar Government College under West Bengal State University in 2020 and post-graduation from West Bengal State University with a Gold Medal in 2022. He qualified for UGC-NET in his first attempt in the 3rd Semester of Post Graduation and he was the youngest researcher to begin a Ph.D. program in the Department of English, West Bengal State University in 2023. He is an associate member of the Centre for Studies in Gender, Culture and Media, West Bengal State University since 2021. He worked as a Research Assistant under Dr. Abhijeet Paul, University of California, Barkley on the issue of Environmental and Community Justice. Mr. Dam has been working as a visiting faculty in Sister Nivedita University since November 2022.

Rumela Ghosh

Visiting Faculty - English

M.A. and M.Phil. from University of Calcutta.

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Mrs. Rumela Ghosh has completed her M.A. and M.Phil. from University of Calcutta. Prior to joining SNU, she has creatively engaged in carrying out Programs for Woman Empowerment and Skill Development conducted by Golden Arrow Division, 7 Infantry Division, ‘Army Wives Welfare Association’ and was acknowledged with Award of Excellence, while being part of the Olive Green Family. She was also appointed Student Advisor at Institute of Foreign Languages, Dehradun. She had started her teaching career at Acharya Prafulla Chandra College, Madhyamgram and has an experience of being Research Coordinator over there. She has contributed articles in internationally reputed journals. Some of these articles are on Australian Aboriginal Paintings and Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime, a subject on which she has also submitted her thesis for Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta. Her teaching, research interest and area of specialization include Australian Aboriginal Literature and Victorian Novels.

Purbita Ghoshal

Visiting Faculty - English

Pursuing B.Ed from Baba Saheb Ambedkar Education University, M.A. in English with First Class from West Bengal State University in 2021.

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Ms. Purbita Ghoshal is currently pursuing B.Ed from Baba Saheb Ambedkar Education University. She graduated with Honours in English from Bethune College, affiliated to the University of Calcutta in 2019. She further obtained M.A. in English with First Class from West Bengal State University in 2021. She has been serving as Visiting Faculty of SNU since October, 2022.

Dr. Shirshendu Basu

Visiting Faculty - English

Ph.D. from Seacom Skills University, graduation and post-graduation from Rabindra Bharati University.

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Shirshendu Basu completed his graduation and post-graduation from Rabindra Bharati University.  He has presented papers in National and International seminars. He has published two articles in UGC approved Peer-Reviewed Multidisciplinary International Journal indexed in UGC Care List Vols.XII and XIV. Two more articles are awaiting publication. Dr. Shirshendu Basu has been awarded Ph.D. from Seacom Skills University. His Ph.D. thesis is entitled Role and Function of Material Objects in Select Plays of Mahesh Dattani: A Study. At present he is teaching in the Department of English at Sister Nivedita University.

Mallika Roy Choudhury

Assistant Professor - History

Ph.D. (Pursuing), M.Phil., M.A.

Email: mallika.rc@snuniv.ac.in


Ms. Mallika Roy Choudhury is presently serving as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of History, at Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata. She has previously taught History at Loreto College, Kolkata, and Amity University, Kolkata. Currently pursuing her doctoral degree from Jadavpur University, she has been a rank holder in History Honours from Loreto College at the University of Calcutta examinations and has earned high first-class M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in Modern History from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She cleared the UGC-NET Examinations in 2019. Her research deals with bringing historicity into discourses on gender, print culture, migration, mobility, cultural, and visual politics of South Asia. She has also served as a Research Fellow for different projects on the history and heritage of Kolkata and has presented papers on different facets of history in national and international conferences. Ms. Roy Choudhury espouses the belief that experiential and interdisciplinary learning, innovative methods in pedagogy, and actively preserving the ambient heritage can help pave a better fate for the discipline of history.

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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. (English) (Honours / Honours with Research)6275026750250000
B.A. (History) (Honours / Honours with Research)5915023150221200
M.A. (English)6450028500150000
M.A. (History)6090024900135600
Ph.D. (English) (Full Time / Part Time)9025070000480250

 

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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.