The Department of English was established in 2010 under the School of Humanities & Languages with Post-Graduation in English Literature (Four Semesters) and PhD in both, literature and language. Papers like English Language Teaching (ELT), writing and Editing for Media, Creative Writing, Contemporary Critical Theory, Film Studies, Script Writing for Films, and Life Writing, taught in the Masters program make the Department distinct. The aim of our Department is to promote intellectual and critical thinking among students, and inculcating professionalism with humanitarian attitude, through teaching and training of English literature, language, and genre studies. The department’s objective is to provide an environment for holistic development of the students.

M. A. English

Objectives of the program:

This postgraduate course covers several of these areas with the following objectives in mind:

  • to impart essential knowledge of literary forms, movements and trends in contemporary theory and interdisciplinary extensions;
  • to train the students to use their expertise for careers in journalism, translation, translation for newspaper syndics, performative art and film criticism, publishing, scriptwriting and for academic careers in English, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Departments/ Centres;
  • to equip them for higher specialization in the above areas;
  • to facilitate careers in creative writing;
  • to equip them for research in interdisciplinary areas such as tribal, diasporic, cultural, historical and anthropological fields;
  • to sensitize them towards contemporary areas of conflict and human rights.

Eligibility: 

  • Candidates with 50% marks in the qualifying examination (graduation or its equivalent as credited by the University) are eligible for appearing for the Entrance Examinations. 5% concession is applicable to reserved categories in the eligibility norms.

Doctor of Philosophy

  

Regular

Dr. Bhumika Sharma

Assistant Professor

M. A. Economics, M. A. English, NET, Ph. D.

sharmabhumika@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Devendra Rankawat

Assistant Professor

MA B.Ed.NET, SET, JRF, Ph.D.

devdeli@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Neha Arora

Assistant Professor

M.A, NET, Ph.D

nehaarora@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Sanjay Arora

Associate Professor

Ph D; M Phil (ELT), DCE.

sanjayarora@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Ved Prakash

Assistant Professor

M.A., M. Phil., Ph. D. (JNU)

vedprakash@curaj.ac.in

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  • The Department has a Language lab with a capacity of 24 students. Each student is provided with a separate PC. There is one Master computer to administer all the systems. Each computer has language software (CLARITY, SANACO) installed to enhance the writing and speaking skills of the user.

  

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  • A National Seminar on Rabindra Nath Tagore in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi and IRIS was organized on 25-27 November, 2010.
  • A National Seminar on “Revisiting Cultural Cartographies of Indian Languages” was organized on 24-26 January, 2011.
  • An International Conference on “Shifting Paradigms of Comparative Literature” was organized on 8-9 March, 2011.
  • An International Conference on “Minority Discourses Across Cultures” was organized on 26-28 Feb. 2012.
  • A workshop on “Shifting Paradigms in Script Writing for Films” was organised on October 12, 2012 and Madam Rekha Nigam explained changes that have gradually came up in the Hindi cinema in the span of forty years. After the presentation, the popular Hindi Movie “Dabang” was screened. Honourable Vice Chancellor, Shri M.M.   Salunkhe and OSD (Academics) Prof. H.J. Waman were also present.
  • A workshop on ‘Research Methodology’ was organised at the Architecture Studio. Prof. Mandal discussed the various nuances essential in Research Methodology in a very lucid manner.
  • An interactive session, “Meet the Writer” was organized by the Department on English on April 4, 2013 with Prof. Neelum Saran Gour and she enthralled the audience with her story ‘Connectivity’.
  • One-day National Workshop on “Introducing International English Language Testing System (IELTS) was organised on 27 November 2013. Prof. N.K. Jain, Dr. Shaila Mahan and Mr. Anil Kumar were invited as guests.
  • Ganesh Devy, a renowned linguist and cultural activist, founder of Bhasha Research and Publication Centre was invited to deliver a talk on “What India Speaks: Language Mapping for Our Time”.
  • Under the banner of Literary Club, the department organised a fest “Zephyr” on March 4-5, 2014. The two-day event included many activities like Face Painting, Free Style Painting, Debate, Extempore, Minute to Win it etc. 
  • Research Activity - Prof. Anisur Rahman and Prof. Chandra Mohan were invited for interactive sessions with Research Scholars and Faculty Members on December 3-4, 2014.
  • Tea with Guest - Mr. Amitabh Pandey, a renowned journalist and  Cultural activist delivered a lecture on “The Birth of Science and Emergence of Secular and Democratic Polity” on January 19, 2015.
  • Literary Club – With Mr. Devendra Rankawat and Dr. Neha Arora as coordinators, the department students organized a four-day literary fest, ZEPHYR II, from 24-27 February 2015.
  • Special Lectures – Dr. Asis De was invited from West Bengal to deliver special lectures on African literature for Semester IV students and research scholars.
  • Extension Lecture Series – Prof. P.C. Kar and Prof. N.K. Jain on Practicing Literary/Critical Theory.
  • Specialized Lectures – Dr. Rayaz Hassan, Dr. Nicholas Lakra and Ms. Junali Deka of Culture & Media Studies department were engaged to take classes for MA Sem II – Writing & Editing for Media.
  • Under the aegis of the Department, IPTA staged a play on 9th February 2016, “Sandhya Kale Prabhat Pheri”.
  • In collaboration with RASE, the department organized an International Conference on “Evolving Facets of Translation: Comparative Perspectives, Adaptation, and Popular Culture”, 23-24 November, 2015.
  • Prof. Rajul Bhargava interacted with the students and research scholars and delivered a lecture on “Nexus between Postmodernism and Post-Structuralism” on August 5, 2016.
  • Prof. Anisur Rahman and Prof. Ameena Ansari from Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi were the external experts.
  • Prof. Anisur Rahman delivered a lecture on “Major Areas of Current Research Trends in Present Day Literature” on 18 January, 2017.
  • Prof. Ameena Ansari delivered a lecture onPost 1857: Women's Discourse in India” on 18 January, 2017.
  • Literary Forum programme, Sahitya Akademi in association with Central University of Rajasthan on 6th February, 2017 organized a panel discussion with Anuradha Marwah, Madhu Tandan, Anju Dadda, Malashri Lal and Supriya Agarwal as panellists.
  • Under the aegis of Drama Club, a play “Rakt Beej” by the Tamhankar Theatre Group, Jaipur, in collaboration with Airport Authority of India, Kishangarh, was staged on 26 July, 2017.
  • Dr. Pragati Jain, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, 19 December, 2017.
  • A Symposium on “Digital Humanities” was organized on 9 March 2018. Dr. William Henry Spates, Dr. Sonali Dutta Roy, Mr. Sumit Dey 
  • Prof. Sharankumar Limbale, the renowned author, was invited for a Talk on “Poetics of Resistance” on 23 March, 2018.
  • The Literary Club organized “Mulakat-e-Faiz”, a literary presentation by the students of the department on Faiz’s life, on 26 March, 2018.
  • The Department organized an International Conference on “Moving Beyond the Margin: The Politics of Exclusion and Assimilation” on November 15-16, 2018.

Department of English

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN
NH-8, Bandar Sindri,
Dist-Ajmer-305817, Rajasthan [INDIA]

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