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BRIEF HISTORY:

Name of Department:

English

Year of Establishment:

1954

Courses run by the department:

Name of Course     

(i)  B.A.

(ii) M.A.

(iii) Certificate Course in Communication Skills and Personality Development

About The Department :

The Department of English at JNPG College was founded in the year 1954. Shri Bihari Lal Shukla, a scholar of great learning and erudition was its founder Head. In 1956-57, Mr. B.N. Tripathi and Mr. J. B. Mishra joined the department. After a brief stay Mr Mishra joined the University of Lucknow. Late Prof. Tripathi had a remarkable in-depth study in English, Bengali and Sanskrit poetry. Mr. O. P. Dixit, a teacher par excellence, joined the department in 1967. Mr. Aditya N. Agnihotri and Dr. Siddheshwar Pandey were perceptive critics and creative writers. Along with Mr. B. P. Parashar, a scholar of tremendous verve and dynamism, they organized three National seminars in 1987, 1989 and 1994. The trio launched successfully an English Research Journal KEN that published stalwarts of the discipline. Mr. Awadhesh Kumar Bajpai who joined in 1991, had an untimely demise in 2008. Dr. Asha Agarwal from Sitapur and Dr. N. D. Dani from Kheeri joined the department in 2000 and 2007 respectively. Both of them served the department with utmost sincerity and devotion and got retired in 2012 and 2015 respectively. Dr. Dani's critical and humorous articles were published in journals of great repute. Dr. Sudheer Chandra Hajela joined the department in 1994 followed by Dr. Chitwan Varma in 1996. Dr. Hajela, the present In Charge of the Department runs an ISSN research journal entitled Dialogue since 2005. Dr. Chitwan Varma was Head of the Department from 2014 to 2016. She was UGC National Research Awardee (2002-2005) and ICSSR Fellow (2012-2014). Dr. Mamta Dixit joined the Department in 2009 as Asstt. Prof. She has done her research on Khushwant Singh. Since 2017, the deptt. has been upgraded to PG level. In 2017, Mr. Vipin Pandey and Ms. Shuchi Gupta were appointed as Asstt. Prof. in the Department. In order to equip students of the college with soft skills, the department runs a six month Add-on Course in Communication Skills and Personality Development