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About Department

The Department of English was established in the year 1976 founded by Professor Biyot Kesh Tripathy. It offers a two-year Master’s degree programme and an M. Phil programme, which was introduced in 1977.

The Master’s degree programme is an advanced level course in English literature and Language. This is one of the few Departments in the country offering Master’s level courses in English Language Teaching, Translation, Creative Writing and Film Studies. The M. Phil programme is a research level course comprising Research Methodology, literary theory, and theories of drama, poetry and fiction. The intake is 30 and 20 students at the M.A. and M.Phil level, respectively.

The Department has organised a number of state level, national and international seminars, conferences, workshops and Refresher Courses. Many distinguished writers, including Nobel laureate William Golding, scholars and critics like, Leslie Fiedler, Christopher Norris (introduced Deconstruction to the Department), Al Young (noted African-American Poet), Raman Seldon, Peter Wolfe, Howard Wolfe, Valentine Cunningham, John Worthen, Valerie Miner, Dorothy Deering, Ed O’Shea, Sissy Helf, Carole Barret, Sukhbir Singh, A. Karunakar, Padmashree Jayanta Mahapatra, et al have visited the Department. The Department has a distinct research culture and the faculty and Scholars are actively engaged in research and have several achievements to their credit. The Department has produced many scholars, poets and administrators of repute.

The Department prides itself with a very good library. It institutes two prizes for its meritorious students,

  1. Doris Deering Prize for the Best Graduate of the year, and
  2. Biyot Kesh Tripathy Award for the best Seminar Paper of the year.

Master Degree ( M.A.)

About Course Programme

The Master’s degree programme is an advanced level course in English literature and criticism, with provision for special papers. This is one of the few Departments in India offering Master’s level courses in Creative Writing and Film Studies. The M. Phil programme is a research level course comprising of literary theory, research methodology and theories of drama, poetry and fiction.

Creative Literature and American Literature special paper programmes are being taught at the M.A. level at present.

Course Tenure: Two years (Four semesters)

How to Enter into the Course Programme

The newspaper Advertisement for application for Admission is usually issued by the Chairman, P.G. Council, Berhampur University, in May every year.  In the University website also the details of the said advert is published along with a soft copy of the application as well as the prospectus.

The students are supposed to download a copy of the application and send the same along with specified enclosures to the Head of the Department.  Selection is made on the basis of career points and marks in B.A. taken together.

Curriculum / Syllabi

Objective: The curriculum and syllabus follow the National agenda of making Universities Centres of Excellence in research. It is meant for advanced readers in the field of English Literature in particular and World Literature in general with a view to helping them acquire

  • Skills in understanding the different cultures through their literature
  • Ability to develop a diachronic understanding of how the English language has been differently handled in different generations as well as different continents.
  • Greater ability to use the English language both professionally and personally in different phases of human experience.
  • Ability to understand and develop competence in English Language Teaching and Linguistics

Visualized Outcome:

  • With an enhanced worldview through literatures in English, the students can shape into great ambassadors of literary as well as cultural exchange on a global scale.
  • The course will help promote humanistic ideals while emphasizing the need for global peace and ecological well-being.
  • The course will help the students find placement in different sectors with expertise in English language and enlarged worldview.

 

Click Here to Download the CBCS Syllabus for the session 2015-16

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Class Schedule

The weekly academic programme of the Department accommodates the following as part of the time table set during 10.30 A.M. – 4.30 P.M. everyday:

  1. Regular Classes
  2. Proctorial Classes
  3. Classroom paper-reading sessions
  4. Week-end Seminars
  5. Discussion
  6. Consultation on dissertation preparation.
  7. Guidance on Library and Reference

M.Phil

About Course Programme

The M.Phil. programme consists of THREE papers spread over Two semesters as per the details stated below:

SEMESTER ONE: (1st of January to 31st of June every year)

Theory Papers:

Paper I & Paper II each carrying 100 marks

SEMESTER TWO: (1st of July to 31st of December every year)

Paper III : dissertation carrying 100 marks

How to Enter into the Course Programme

The Chairman, P.G. Council issues an e-advertisement in the University website seeking application for admission to M.Phil.every year in the month of November/December.

The process of selection involves the following phases:

  1. Entrance Test
  2. Vive Voce Test of the candidate’s short-listed through the Entrance Test.
  3. The final selection shall take into consideration: Career Points, Teaching Experience, Publications

Curriculum / Syllabi

Click Here to Download the Syllabus.

Class Schedule

The weekly academic programme of the Department accommodates the following as part of the time table set during 11.30 – 4.00 p.m. everyday:

  1. Regular Classes
  2. Proctorial Classes
  3. Classroom paper-reading sessions
  4. Week-end Seminars
  5. Discussion
  6. Consultation on dissertation preparation.
  7. Guidance on Library and Reference

Ph.D.

About Course Programme

An advertisement seeking application for the Ph.D. programme is published in the website of the University from time to time.
The process of selection consists of the follwing phases:

  1. University Research Entrance Test
  2. Viva voce test for candidates sehort-listed throught the URET.
  3. If selected, the candidates will have to complete a coursework of SIX months.

For other details including terms and conditions for exemption of Coursework and/or URET as well as other updated information, please see the recent ADVT. in the University website.

How to Enter into the Course Programme

An advertisement seeking application for the Ph.D. programme is published in the website of the University from time to time.

The process of selection consists of the follwing phases:

  1. University Research Entrance Test
  2. Viva voce test for candidates sehort-listed throught the URET.

For other details and updated information, please see the recent ADVT. in the University website.

Curriculum / Syllabi

Click Here to Download the Syllabus.

Course Schedule

The weekly academic programme of the Department accommodates the following as part of the time table set during 11.30 – 4.00 p.m. everyday.

D.Litt.

People

Professor Ram Narayan Panda
Ph.D., Berhampur University
E-Mail: rnp.eng@buodisha.edu.inprof_ramnarayan@rediffmail.com
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Prof. (Dr) Ram Narayan Panda, at present Professor and Head, Postgraduate Department of English, Berhampur University, is among the leading teachers of English Literature in Odisha today. As a creative writer, he has published innumerable poems in journals of repute both in Odia and English. He is in fact a very popular short story writer in Odia having published nearly fifty short stories in different weeklies, magazines and journals. Many of his short stories have also been translated into Hindi and English and published in reputed journals. The first volume of his poems in English titled A Long Sigh of Silence was published by Authors Press, New Delhi in 2014. An anthology of poems in English titled Magic Casements (Macmillan India, 2007, Trinity Press, 2014), edited by him, is being currently taught in different Indian Universities. His new book as a co-editor, published by Oxford University Press, titled The Widening Gyre, has been prescribed for graduate courses. He has published many reflective/philosophical treatises under “The Speaking Tree” columns of The Times of India. Many of his articles, covering different branches of literature and critical theory, have been published in journals of great repute in India and abroad such as The Explicator, published from Washington D.C., USA. Prof. Panda was awarded Ph.D. from the Utkal University for his work on the famous American dramatist Tennessee Williams. His Ph.D. thesis was published in the form of a book by VDM Publications, Germany in 2011 with a foreword by John Russell Brown, Professor of Theatre, University of Michigan, USA, undisputedly the numero uno drama critic in the world today.

Dr. Balabhadra Tripathy
Ph.D., Berhampur University
E-Mail: bt.eng@buodisha.edu.in
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Dr. Balabhadra Tripathy is a Ph. D. from Berhampur University. He was Head, P. G. Department of English from June, 2013 to June, 2015. He is widely published in different journals at national and international level .His areas of interest are Postmodernism, Postcolonialism, Feminism, Indian Narrative Tradition, American Drama, and Critical Theory. He is Member of a number of reputed journals. He is Member, Board of Studies of Deprtment of English of Berhampur University and Khallikote University. He is a Member of Regulation Committee of Berhampur University. He was a Member of the Academic Council and the Senate which formulated and passed the CBCS Syllabus of the Post Graduate Departments of the University.

Dr. Shruti Das
Ph.D., Utkal University
E-Mail: sd.eng@buodisha.edu.indrshrutidas@gmail.com
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Dr Shruti Das is a Ph.D from Utkal University. She is currently Head, P.G. Depatment of English, Berhampur University and Associate Director, Centre for Canadian Studies, Berhampur University. She is a creative writer and a critic, writing bilingually in English and her native tongue Odia. She has the distinction of being placed in the ALA Directory of Scholars, Princeton University, USA. Her first collection of poetry A Daughter Speaks is placed in the Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2012-2014. She was felicitated as a Distinguished Author at the BRM Author’s Meet, Bhubaneswar, 2010. She is Member International Advisory Board of European Academic Research, a Journal published in Romania and also member, editorial Boards of many reputed journals of literature and Language. She has authored five books. She has travelled widely in many countries in America and Europe, namely, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Greece, The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Hungary and Malta to deliver talks and research. Her research interests are South Asian Literatures, Postcolonialism, Eco-criticism; Women Studies; Critical Theory; Indian literature and Indian Aesthetics; Resistance Literature; English Language Teaching, Translation and Soft Skills. She loves to travel and indulges in charity.

Dr. Tuta Eswar Rao
Ph.D., Berhampur University
E-Mail: ter.eng@buodisha.edu.inteswarrao@yahoo.co.in
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His research interests includes American Literature and Indian Literature.

Mr. Anil Kumar Tiriya
M.A (English),PGD in ELT
E-Mail: ms.com@buodisha.edu.inmaheswar.sethi1989@gmail.com
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His research interests includes ELT, Linguistics, Shakespeare 

Facilities

Seminar Library

The Department has a Seminar Library with a unique collection of more than 5000 rare and important books in the areas like American Literature, British Literature, Indian Literature, Continental Literature, Classical Literature, Literary Theories and Criticism, Art and Philosophy, Film Theory and Popular Culture.

The Departmental Seminar library contributes to the research culture of the Department. It houses about 5000 Books available to the students and faculty from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm on working days..

Student Project Work

  • The students of M.Phil. are required to submit a term paper along with Paper I of the theory Part of the M. Phil. Programme.
  • They are required to submit a dissertation in partial fulfillment of the degree of M. Phil.

Other Facilities

  • Smart Class rooms
  • Reading room
  • Audio-visual teaching with Movie shows and Webinars
  • Access to e-Library resources: Worlds best articles available through UGC Inflibnet and Pro-Quest Database

Department Activity Clubs

  • Nature Reading Club
  • Yoga Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Swachh Bharat Club
  • Creative Recreation Club
  • Anti-Ragging Peer Counselling

Research

Research Thrust Area

  • American Literature
  • Feminist Studies
  • English Language Teaching
  • Postcolonial and Culture Studies
  • Translation studies

Research Publications 2010-2016

  • Books: 09 [National- 7, International- 2]
  • Research Articles: 70 [National- 10, International- 60]
  • Conference Proceedings: 06

Events

Seminars/Conferences

  • National Seminar on American Puritanism, 20 July, 2015
  • National Seminar on Postmodernism in Literature, 30-31 Jan, 2013
  • Lecture Programme On “Tribal Studies : India And America” By Fulbright Alumnus Prof. Carole Barrett, 18 Jan, 2013
  • International Lecture Programme on Postcolonialism by Prof. Sissy Helf, Univ. of Goethe, Frankfurt, Germany, 12 Nov, 2012
  • “Wife mother and Terrible Mother in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats” with noted Prof. Edward O’Shea, SUNY, USA as the Resource Person. Sponsored by USIEF, Kolkata 26 March 2010

Departmental Activities

  • Weekly Seminars
  • Film Shows for Students [Text to Movie]
  • Annual Fresher's Day
  • Annual Picnic
  • Nature Reading Club
  • Celebration of Days of International Importance
  • Poetry Reading Sessions

Alumini

  • First alumni-meet 30Jan,2013 and inauguration of the Wall Magazine COROLLA by Prof. Sukhbir Singh, Prof. Emeritus, Osmania University
  • Second Alumni-meet-cum Lecture on ‘Contemporary Writing Practices’ 13 May, 2015
  • Third Alumni-meet-cum Lecture on ‘Speaking in English for Employment’ 18 Jan, 2015
  • Inauguration of the Alumni Issue of the Wall Magazine COROLLA by Prof. A Karunakar, Director OUCIP, Hyderabad
  • Felicitation of Successful Alumni
  • Registration of Association under process
  • Alumni get-together and picnics: 21 Jan 2015 and 7 Feb 2016

Gallery

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Prof. (Dr) Ram Narayan Panda
Head , English
Email : hod.eng@buodisha.edu.in