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About Department

The Post Graduate Department of English welcomes its alumni, current and prospective students, and visitors from around the world to learn about its facilities and programmes, and to discover its range of courses, activities and events.

The Department of English was established in the year 1976 in Berhampur University. It offers a two-year Master’s degree programme, Ph.D Programmes and an M. Phil programme, which were introduced in 1977. The intake is 50 students at the M.A. and 8 at the M.Phil level, respectively. The Ph.D students are enrolled each year as per the seats available with expert faculty after qualifying in the URET of Berhampur University.
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, Environmental Humanities, Translation and Creative Writing apart from courses in British, American and Indian Literature. Berhampur University is the only university in the state which offers comprehensive, interdisciplinary approaches in M.A and M.Phil./ Ph. D courses with Linguistics and ELT as Core components and American Literature, Ecocriticism, Ecolinguistics, Translation and Creative Writing as electives.  The Course offers Professional and Academic Writing in the CBCT (Allied Elective) paper (designed for inter departmental Elective). The M. Phil programme is a research level course comprising Research Methodology, Literary theory, and offers students choice in the between Comparative Literature, Popular Literature and Ecocriticism in the Elective section of the course. 
In a nutshell, courses for postgraduates and research students range from Pre-Modern to Modern British literature, Modern Indian Literature, American and World Literatures in English, Critical Theory and cultural studies focused on Dalit and Tribal texts and contexts and Environmental Humanities. Courses link students with interdisciplinary opportunities on and off campus. A distinguished series of speakers, symposia and conferences provide a context for sustained learning and debate within the humanities. The Ecolinguistics paper has been designed under the mentorship of Prof Arran Stibbe, Gloucester University, UK. 

The Department has organised a number of state level, national and international seminars, conferences, Extra mural Lectures, workshops and Refresher Courses. Many distinguished national and international literary figures and noted academicians, 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, Kirsten Shands, Sissy Helf, Carole Barret, Sukhbir Singh, Padmashree Jayanta Mahapatra, Daya Dissanayake, Sunil Govinnage, Alan Johnson, Marzenna Jacubzuk, Iwona Milweska, Brenda Mehta, Arturo Davila, Patrycja Austen, Sooshilla Gopaul, Kamila Junik, Shiela Teffts, A Karunakar, Sushil Sharma, Colin O’Brien et al have visited and lectured in 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 prime objective of this Department is to prepare quality researchers and teachers in the field of English Literature and Language, both through teaching and research, to meet the demand of the state as well as the country. The objective of the Department is also to enhance the skills of the students so that they can avail myriad job opportunities in the fields of study and in related fields as well. Apart from studies the students and alumni of the department have distinguished themselves in journalism, sports, music and other co-curricular activities at both national and international levels.
The thrust area of the Department is Contemporary Literature and Green literary Studies
 

Master Degree ( M.A.)

Course Tenure: Two years (Four semesters)

The two-year Master of Arts (English) course shall comprise FOUR Semesters. Semester I and Semester II shall be taught in the first year, while Semester III and Semester IV shall be taught in the second year of the M. A. Programme.  Each semester shall consist of FIVE papers. 
Ecocriticism and American Literature special paper programmes are being taught at the M.A. level at present.

Objective: 

i.    The course is meant for advanced readers in the field of English Literature in particular and World Literature in general with an interdisciplinary approach and a view to helping them acquire the following:
a)    Greater flexibility in understanding the cultures of different parts of the world through their literature
b)    Ability to develop a diachronic understanding of how the English language has been differently handled in different generations as well as different continents and cultures.
c)    Greater ability to use the English language both professionally and personally at different phases of human experience.
d)    Greater ability to understand and develop competence in English Linguistics and technicalities of ELT.
e)    Ability to understand ecology, sustainability and empathize with the world around 

Visualized outcome of the Course

a)    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.
b)    The course will help promote humanistic ideals while emphasizing the need for sustainabilty, global peace and ecological well-being.
c)    The course will help the students find employment in different sectors with expertise in English language and enlarged worldview.

How to Enter into the Course Programme:

Berhampur University issues an advertisement in the University website and Newspapers seeking application for admission to M.A. programmes every year before the academic session. The process of selection into the programme involves an Entrance test and other criteria fixed by the Berhampur University.

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:

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

Visualized Outcome:

1.    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.
2.    The course will develop research aptitude in the students
3.    The course will help promote humanistic ideals while emphasizing the need for global peace and ecological well-being.
4.    The course will help the students find placement in different sectors with expertise in English literature, language and  linguistics.

Curriculum / Syllabi

Click Here to Download the Syllabus (w.e.f. 2020)

M.Phil/ Pre-Ph.D

About Course Programme
The M. Phil. Programme: The programme consists of Two Semesters namely Semester I and Semester II, each consisting of 16 credits and 400 marks. Semester I of the M.Phil programme is the coursework consisting of FOUR Papers namely Paper I, Paper II, Paper III & Paper IV each carrying 100 marks.  Under Semester II of the M. Phil. Programme, a student will (i) make a Review of Research Progress through PPT carrying 100 marks against 04 credits under Paper V and (ii) submit a dissertation towards Paper VI carrying 300 marks. However, the nomenclature of the papers shall stand as noted under the Papers below

Pre-Ph. D. Coursework: The Pre-Ph.D. Coursework [one semester] shall consist of the same Four Papers namely Paper I, Paper II, Paper III & Paper IV as in the M. Phil programme, each carrying 100 marks and 16 credits in total [Same as Semester I of M. Phil.].
Note:
Core Elective: Students will have a choice of three Electives, namely, Comparative Literature, Popular Literature and Ecology and Literature. They have to choose one out of these three in Paper IV.

How to Enter into the Course Programme:
Berhampur University issues an advertisement in the University website and Newspapers seeking application for admission to M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes every year before the academic session
The process of selection involves the following phases:

1.    Entrance Test (NET Qualified Candidates are exempt from the Entrance Test)
2.    Viva Voce Test of the candidate’s short-listed through the Entrance Test.

Curriculum / Syllabi

Click Here to Download the Pre Ph.D. Syllabus (w.e.f. 2020)
Click Here to Download the Syllabus.
D.Litt. Programme as per Guidelines in Berhampur University Regulations
 

People

Dr. Balabhadra Tripathy

Reader
Ph.D., Berhampur University
E-Mail: bt.eng@buodisha.edu.in
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2020 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 was a Member of Regulation Committee of Berhampur University (2015-16). 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. He participated in different Curricular and Co -curricular activities of the University. He was the Coordinator of the Add-on Course in Communicative English (2015-16) and NET Coaching Classes (2017- 18). He participated in different extension and field based activities and contributed to corporate life and management of the Institution. As Vice President, Athletic Association, Berhampur University (2016-17), he conducted sports activities and ensured inspired participation of students. He is now the Secretary, Sports Council, Berhampur University. He  organised two International Conferences in the Department in 2019 as Head of the Department.

Dr. Shruti Das
Associate Professor,
M.Phil. Berhampur University, Ph.D., Utkal University
E-Mail:sd.eng@buodisha.edu.indrshrutidas@gmail.com
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Dr Shruti Das is currently Head, P.G. Department of English, Berhampur University and Associate Director, Centre for Canadian Studies, Berhampur University. She is a translator, creative writer and a critic, writing bilingually in English and her native tongue Odia. She has participated, presented papers and chaired sessions in many National and International Seminars on English language, literature and Communication skills in India, USA and Europe. She has been a visiting Lecturer in 2 Universities in Poland. She has the distinction of being placed in the ALA Directory of Scholars, Princeton University, USA. She has published many research articles and creative work in National and International Journals and books, and eleven books including three volumes of poetry: From Margin to the Centre- A Toni Morrison Reader (2009), Contemporary Communicative English (1st Edition 2010, 2ndEdition 2015), Language Learning Skills: Teacher’s Perception (2016), The Widening Gyre (OUP 2016), Re-Thinking Environment: Literature, Ethics and Praxis (2017), Form and Finesse: Business Communication and Soft Skills (2017), A Daughter Speaks: a Collection of poems (2013) and Lidless Eyes (2015), Performing the Nation: Memory and Desire in Contemporary Literature (2019), Earth Song (2020) and Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene (2020)  to her credit. She is Board of Studies of many Universities and Colleges, member Board of Editors and member Advisory Body of many National and International Literary Journals and the Editor of Literary Oracle: An International Journal of Literature and Culture. Her poetry has been published in many anthologies and journals in India and abroad. A translator and public speaker of repute, she has received international acclaim and has been placed in the Bibliography of Commonwealth Writers for her first volume of Poems and has received the ASLE Travel Award-2019 at the University of California at Davis. Her special interests are Critical Theory, Postcolonialism, South Asian Feminism, Ecocriticism, Translation, Linguistics and English Language teaching. She has organised 2 National and 3 International Conferences in the Department since 2013 and has created a YouTube Channel for the department as a repository of distinguished Web lectures.

 

Dr. Tuta Eswar Rao

Asst. Professor
Ph.D., Berhampur University
E-Mail: ter.eng@buodisha.edu.inteswarrao@yahoo.co.in
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Dr. T Eswar Rao, Asst. Professor in the Department of English, Berhampur University, was awarded Ph.D. for his work on the plays of Girish Karnad from Berhampur University in 2011. Previously, asa Lecturer in English, M K Degree College, Gurandi, from 1998 to 2012, he taught different texts from Indian, American and British Literature. One Research scholar has been awarded Ph.D. under his guidance, whereas 08 Research scholars have been conferred with M.
Phil. Degree, preparing their dissertations under his supervision. He has participated in 08 international Conferences/Seminars and 25 national/regional conferences/seminars/workshops/FDPs. He has also successfully completed Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE) under IGNOU New Delhi in 2005.He has been associated with various professional associations involving both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. He has handled different academic and administrative responsibilities underBerhampur University. He has published 07 books, including a book on Girish Karnad’s plays. He has published 18 scholarly papers in International Journals and 02 papers in National journals. His teaching area covers texts of Indian, British, American and African-American literature. His research area is Indian English Drama.

Mr. Anil Kumar Tiriya
Assistant Professor
M.A. English, Linguistics, PGD in ELT
E-Mail: anilkumartiriya@gmail.com
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Mr.  Anil  Kumar  Tiriya  is  Assistant  Professor  of  English  in  Berhampur  University  since  25th  February  2016.  He  has  specialization  in  English  Language  Teaching,  Linguistics, Translation  Studies,  Indian  Writing  in  English, Subaltern  Studies  and  Tribal  literature.  He  is  pursuing  Ph.D.  in  the  P.G. Department  of  English, Berhampur  University.  He  has  research  interests  in  British  Drama, Indian  English  literature, Postcolonial  Studies, Subaltern  Studies, Gender  Studies  and  Tribal  literature.  He  has  participated  and  presented  the  research  papers  in  many  National and  International Seminars, Conferences  and  Workshops. He  is  a  member  of  Board  of  Studies  of  English  in  Berhampur  University.  He  is  a  resource  person  for  Communicative  English  and  Soft  Skill  programmes  in  OSOU, Sambalpur. He  is  a  dedicated teacher, scholar  and  researcher. His research interests include ELT, Linguistics, Shakespeare, American Drama.

Facilities

P.G. Department of English has the following facilities for students and research scholars:

Smart Classrooms:  02

Seminar and Library: 
Department has an independent Seminar library (Biyotkesh Tripathy Library) and a Seminar Hall (Toni Morrison Hall) with audio-visual system where weekly students seminar are conducted under the supervision of a Teacher-In-Charge. Department has its own library with about 4000 books and several recorded lectures, journals / newsletters. 

E-Resources like ProQuest, Inflibnet from R.P.Padhi Library, of the University and access to the e-resources of IIT Kharagpur Library are available through LAN and Wifi connections in the Department and the Library.

Extra Mural Lectures by Distingushed Scholars from India and abroad enrich the students and expand their scholarly boundaries.

Computing facilities:
The department has a E-Resource laboratory equipped with internet facility. Expert teachers help the students use the facilities to learn LSRW Language skills.

The Department of English, Berhampur University, has a YouTube Channel as a repository of lectures for the use of the students of the Department and as a global outreach.

Awards:
The Department institutes five Awards to encourage students and scholars,
1.    Doris Deering Prize for the Best Graduate of the year, 
2.    Biyot Kesh Tripathy Award for the Best Paper in the conferences organized by the department.
3.    Biyot Kesh Tripathy Award for the Second Best Paper in the conferences organized by the department
4.    Award for the Best Interdisciplinary Paper in the conferences organized by the department
5.    Award for the Best Paper by a Graduate student of the department in the conferences organized by the department.
 

Research

Research Thrust Area

•    Gender Studies
•    Ecocriticism
•    Drama
•    English Language Teaching
•    Postcolonial and Culture Studies
•    Translation 

Research Publications 2010-2020

•    Books: 14 [National- 12, International- 2]
•    Research Articles: 125 [National and International] 
 

Events

Seminars/Conferences/ Distinguished Lectures

•    Distinguished Lecture Series: 2 International Web Lectures by Richard Kerridge (Bathspa Univ, UK ) and Maureen O’Connor (UCC, Ireland) . 10 August 2020
•    Two Day International Conference and Poetry Festival on Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene, 1-2 December 2019.
•    Distinguished Lecture: Sunil Govinnage, Poet(Australia). 28 November 2019
•    Two-day International Conference on ‘Narrating the Nation: Memory and Desire in Contemporary Literature’ during 8-9 Feb. 2019.
•    Three-day International Conference on ‘Re-Thinking Environment: Literature, Ethics and Praxis’ during 28-30 Dec. 2016
•    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

Workshops

Academic Training  for English Teachers at Degree level from affiliated colleges under Berhampur University. 7-14 Feb. 2020

Departmental Activities

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

Head addressing the Alumni Felicitation Seminar
Professor A. Karunakar delivering the Keynote Addres
Sissy Helf with staff and student in an outing
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Dr. Shruti Das
Head
Email : sd.eng@buodisha.edu.in