Department of English
History of the department
The department of English was established in the year 1961 with a moderate strength of mere 17 students. Teaching of English started from general level but in the times flow it shifted to special level. The department has made conspicuous progress in relation to academics and its results, along with quantitative growth. The post Graduate department started in 1982. Soon after the establishment, the department created its own mark and glory till to this day. Department of English takes pride in the glorious tradition of teaching English Language and Literature to the Under-Graduate as well as Post-Graduate students.
To equip the students with communicative abilities and to make them competent users of English language with the changing scenario, the department has started Functional English Course in the year 1996. In the beginning it was run with the financial assistance from University Grants Commission and these days it is run as Self Financed Course (Non-aided). The response of the students to this course is praiseworthy. The department is students centered and this view is reflected in making them competent enough to face global challenges and as a result of this the department is running two short term courses: 1. Spoken English, 2. Basic English Grammar.
Presently four permanent faculty members are contributing in the development of the department. The department is headed by Prof. S.B Randhir along with the colleagues Prof.R.V Barve. Prof. G.C. Wagh, Prof. T.E Dhone, Prof.A.P.Londhe,For Functional English contributory faculty member, Prof. S.L.Divekar is the helping hand and Prof.S.B.Randhir, Prof. R.V. Barve and Prof. T.E. Dhone are also making their contribution for the same. To facilitate the teaching learning process department is ICT enabled with good configuration computer with broad-band connectivity and the L.C.D. Projector. The department also has taken initiative to cope up with modern technological devices of language teaching and learning so the department is equipped with well furnished language laboratory. The current faculty members have diverse research interests in language and literature. All the members are actively engaged in research activities. Presently all the four faculty members in the department have been granted with minor research projects from University Grants Commission.