English



Established on 18th June, 1934, the Department of English offers BA in English which is one of the pioneer courses. Over the years, it has had various luminaries such as (Late) Mr. Martin Narayan Majaw, (Late) G.G. Swell and the illustrious (Late) Rev. Fr. N. J. Kenny SDB. The Department was the first to have honours at the graduate level and has an inter-disciplinary approach with B.Com, B.Sc, B.A., Business Administration, Mass Communication and Media Technologies. Another asset to the department is the presence of the Language Lab.


Department Activities

2014
  • Talk by Jose Phillip (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries): “Caring for Truth in the Postmodern World”
  • Commemoration of the 450th Birth Anniversary of William Shakespeare
2015
  • Hosted the release of Yearning of Seeds by Dr. Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih, poet and alumni of the Department.
  • Talk by Jose Phillips: “In Search of Significance in a Postmodern World”
2016
  • Talk by Daribha Lyndem, alumni of the Department and presently in the Indian Revenue Services
2017
  • Talk by Shaheen Ahmed, Research Scholar, JNU in collaboration with the Eclectic North-East Magazine: “Representation of Women in Indian Advertising”
2017
  • Talk by Shaheen Ahmed, Research Scholar, JNU in collaboration with the Eclectic North-East Magazine: “Representation of Women in Indian Advertising”
2018
  • Workshop on Performance Poetry by Anirudh Eka, poet-performer, North Carolina
  • Workshop on Physical Theatre by Lapdiang Syiem, National School of Drama, Delhi; The Commedia School, Copenhagen
  • Commemoration of the Bicentennial Birth Anniversary of Emily Bronte

The Annual Fr. Rev. Noel Kenny Memorial Lectures
2012 Prof M. M. Mazumdar, NEHU “Shakespeare’s Tragedies”
2012 Prof. N. Ganguly, NEHU “Joseph Conrad’s Fiction”
2013 Dr. Ananya Guha, Poet “Poetry from the North-East”
2014 Prof. N. Sarkar, Shillong College “How to Write Descriptive Answers at the UG Level”
2015 Prof. Ena Nicol, Retired Head of Department of English, St. Anthony’s College. “Understanding Poetry and Fiction with special reference to the Modern Age.”
2017 Dr. Binayak Dutta, NEHU “Divided Lands, Divided Lives: The Partition and its Legacy in the North-East”
2018 Prof. T. K. Kharbamon, NEHU “Bridging the Divide: Differences in the Usage of Formal and Informal Language in English

The Department of English has two extra-curricular clubs, the Drama Club and the Literary Club.

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Tonny C L Kharmujai
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Mandakini Basu
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Cathy Saiborne
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Erica Mary Jyrwa
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Wanpyllaitphar Khongsngi
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Jacob Leslie Shylla
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Aveek Lyngdoh
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Amanda C. Tongper
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Anita Pde
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