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Department of English

Name of Department : Department of English
Name of Course : B.A. - 3 YEAR 6 SEMESTER PROGRAMME
About The Department :  
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The English Department at DAV Post-Graduate College was founded in the year 1954. Shri S. L. Bhattacharya, a scholar of great eminence and erudition, was its founder Head/ In-charge. Shri S. L. Bhattacharya joined the department on 01August, 1954 and served till 30 June, 1964. On 09 October, 1964 Dr Harbansh Singh Pal joined the department. He remained in the department till 30 June, 1985. In fact, Dr Harbansh Singh Pal also served the College as a Principal (Officiating) twice, initially from 16 April, 1976 to 27 August 1976 and later on from 15 May, 1980 to 30 June, 1985 (till his retirement). In between, two more scholars joined the department as a teacher. They are Dr V.V. Jain and Dr Pratap Narayan Shukla. Dr V.V. Jain joined the department on 29 July, 1966 and served till 01 July, 1975. Whereas, Dr Pratap Narayan Shukla joined the department on 08 August, 1967 and serve till 19 December 2000 ( his premature death). In fact, Dr Pratap Narayan Shukla was a man of letters. He had a comprehensive command over literary criticism. Dr Nighat Kamal and Dr Sushma Mathur later on joined the department. Dr Nighat Kamal joined the department on 29 March, 1982 and served till 10 October, 1989. It is a matter of great happiness that Dr Nighat Kamal later on was appointed as a Reader in the department of English & MEL, University of Lucknow. Likewise, Dr Sushma Mathur too joined the department on 24 September, 1987 and served till 27 December, 1992. She too later on was appointed as a Reader in the department of English & MEL, University of Lucknow. Dr Ram Chandra Chaudhari joined the department on 25 April, 1984 and served till his retirement on 30 June, 2009. He was a great scholar of Romantic poetry. Dr Deepak Kumar Singh joined the department on 05 February, 2003 followed by Dr Kalyani Dixit, who joined the department on 07 April, 2003. Dr Deepak Kumar Singh and Dr Kalyani Dixit are right now serving in the department as Associate Professor. Dr Deepak Kumar Singh took over the charge of English department on 01July, 2009. Both Dr Deepak Kumar Singh and Dr Kalyani Dixit have published many a research papers in National and International Journals of great repute.