Tata College established the Department of English in 1954. The department offers both UG and PG programs. All the programs are as per the guidelines by University Grant Commission (UGC) of India under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The department doesn’t offer any program that is interdisciplinary in nature.

Dr. Smita Jha heads the department at present. She has more than 12 years experience in teaching at both UG and PG level. Dr Jha has dozens of research papers published in national and internal journals. Another important faculty member of the department is Dr. R S Dayal. But, Dr Dayal is presently deputed at the University Department of English and Cultural Studies at Kolhan University, Chaibasa. Whenever Dr Dayal gets time, he loves to teach at the Department of English at Tata College, Chaibasa. The department also has few guest and contractual faculties.

The Department of English at Tata College adopts the following teaching methods:

  • Discussion and Inter-personal engagement
  • Practical assignment
  • Educational tours
  • E-learning
  • Conventional black board based teaching

The strength of the department is as follow:

  • Qualified and dedicated faculty members.
  • Enhancing the Initial Learning Behavior of the students  
  • Input of the Department is very poor but output is satisfactory

The department is planning for introducing new add-on courses like translation and editing.

As per the syllabus of Kolhan University, the structure of different programs offered by the Department of English at Tata College is as follows:

Program Structure

The department offers two programs, namely, B.A. (Hons) in English and M.A. in Englush. Besides, the department also contribute to general B.A program offered at the college.

B.A. English Hons

Sl. No. Course Code Course Name No. of Credits
  ENG 01 Introduction to Literature 06
  ENG 02 History of English Literature from the Beginning to the Romantic Period 06
  ENG 03 British Poetry : From the Age of Eligabeth to the Romantic Period 06
  ENG 04 British Novel : Up to Romantic Period 06
  ENG 05 British Drama : From the Age of Eligabeth to the Romantic Period 06
  ENG 06 British None Frictional Prose :  From the Age of Eligabeth to the Romantic Period 06
  ENG 07 History of English Language 06
  ENG 08 History of English Literature : From the Age of Victoria to the Post Modern 06
  ENG 09 Literary Criticism : From Aristotle to I.A. Richards 06
  ENG 10 British Poetry : From the Age of Victoria to Present 06
  ENG 11 British Drama : From the Age of Victoria to Present 06
  ENG 12 British Novel : From the Age of Victoria to Present 06
  ENG E13 Indian Writing in English : Poetry and Drama 06
  ENG E 13A American Literature: Poetry and Drama 06
  ENG E14 Indian Writing in English : Novel 06
  ENG E14A American Literature : Novel 06
  ENG 15 British Essays and Short Stories : From the Age of Victoria to Present   06
  ENG 16 Modern Literary Criticism 06
  ENG E17 Introduction to Linguistic 06
  ENG E17A Introduction to Cultural Studies 06
  ENG E18 Project Work 06
  ENG GE1 English in Electronic Media 06
  ENG GE2 English for Business 06
  ENG GE3 English in Print Media 06
  ENG GE4 English in Academic Purpose 06
  AECC 1 English Communication 02

M.A. in English

Sl. No. Course Code Course Name No. of Credits
  FCENGL 101 Computer Science 06
  CCENGL 101 English Literature From Chaucer to Romanticism 06
  CCENGL 102 English Drama : From Medieval to Romanticism 06
  CCENG 103 English Fiction and Non-Fictional Prose : From Renaissance to Romanticism 06
  ECENGL(SE)201 Research Methodology 06
  CCENGL 204 English Poetry : From the Age of Victoria to the Present 06
  CCENGL 205 English Drama : From the Age of Victoria to the Present 06
  CCENGL 206 English Fiction : From the Age of Victoria to the Present 06
  CCENGL 307 Indian English Literature : Poetry 06
  CCENGL 308 Indian English Literature : Drama and Prose 06
  CCENGL 309 Indian English Literature : Fiction 06
  ECENGL(DC) 302 Gr. A –New Literature in English : Poetry and Drama Or Gr. B – Linguistics Or Gr. C – American Literature : Poetry and Drama  06
  CCENGL 310 Classical Literary Criticism 06
  CCENGL 311 Contemporary Literary Theory & Criticism 06
  ECENGL(DC) 403 Gr. A- New Literature in English : Fiction and Non-Fictional Prose Or Gr. B- Linguistics Or Gr. C- American Literature : Fiction and Non-Fictional Prose   06
  PROJECT /DISSERTATION   06

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