Department of English
A degree in English opens up multiple vistas of career opportunities. Apart from academic research, teaching in schools and colleges, and publishing, students can also pursue jobs in Mass Communication and Journalism. With this degree, one can be an interpreter or a public relations manager or work in advertising and media. English courses boost both writing and public speaking skills, and a Bachelor’s degree programme in English Literature can equip a candidate to pursue a career in Civil Services or higher professional courses, such as, LLB (Bachelors in law), MBA (Master in Business Administration),MSW (Master in Social Work), or teachers’ training courses (e.g: B.Ed, TTC). A command over the English language in addition to vernaculars can also help a student to work as a speech writer, script writer, travel writer, content writer or a blogger or pursue a career in digital media.
The Department of English at Syamaprasad College is committed to offer holistic education to the students and cater to their growing needs. It is a well-equipped department with a dynamic teaching faculty and access to substantive library facilities with the objective to develop the skill and ability of the students. The department has organized seminars, webinars, presentations, film screenings, and different student activities from time to time as a part of a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning.
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List of Faculty Members
Smt. Anjana Deb, Associate Professor and Head
Qualifications: M.Phil, D.E.L.T, M.A.
Short Profile: Anjana Deb is an Associate Professor in the Department of English. After graduating from Lady Brabourne College with Honours in English, she completed her Masters and M.Phil programme from Calcutta University. Her dissertation for M.Phil was based on the ‘Utopian Aspect of George Orwell’ . She has also completed a Diploma Course in the Institute of English, Kolkata. Anjana Deb joined Berhampore Girls’ College as a Lecturer in English in 1985. The following year she joined Syamaprasad College and has been serving the institution successfully for the last 34 years.
Dr. Suchismita Biswas Mitra, Associate Professor
Qualifications: Ph. D, M. A
Short Profile: Dr. Suchismita Biswas Mitra is an Associate Professor in the Department of English. She graduated from Bethune College, and pursued Masters in English from the University of Calcutta. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of Burdwan, on the topic, ‘A Study of Joseph Conrad’s Novels as a Critique of Colonialism’. She has formerly served as an Assistant Professor at M.U.C. Women’s College, Burdwan.
Dr. Md. Abdus Selim, Assistant Professor
Qualifications: Ph. D, M. Phil, M. A
Short Profile: Dr. Md. Abdus Selim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Syamaprasad College. After graduating from Rabindra Bharati University with English Honours and securing the First Class First position he completed his Post Graduate Degree in English from Burdwan University with First Class. Then he took MPhil Degree from Rabindra Bharati University. The title of his dissertation was “Synge’s Aran Islands in Riders to the Sea and Rural Sundarbans: A Comparative Study of the Relationship between Man and Nature”. He has been awarded the PhD Degree from Aliah University. His thesis is entitled ” Folklore, Ecology, Theatre: A Study of J. M. Synge’s Plays”. Before joining Syamaprasad College he also served as an Assistant Professor, Department of English, Salboni Govt. College.
Ms. Damini Ray, Assistant Professor
Qualifications: M. Phil, M. A
Short Profile: Damini Ray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English. She graduated from Loreto College and completed her Masters in English from Calcutta University with First Class. She was a Junior Research Fellow in the M.Phil Programme of Calcutta University. She secured the First Class First position in M.Phil and her area of specialization was ‘Feminist Science Fiction’. She is particularly interested in Popular Literature, Speculative Fiction, and Women Studies.
Ms. Priya Middey , State Aided College Teacher
Qualifications: M. A, B. Ed, NET Qualified
Short Profile: Priya Middey is a State-Aided College Teacher in the Department of English. After graduating from St. Xaviers College with Honours in English, she completed her Master’s in English from Calcutta University and B.Ed. from St. Xavier’s College. She qualified in the NET examination for Lectureship. She has previously served as a Guest Lecturer at ‘Sarsuna College’ and ‘Sir Gurudas Mahavidyalaya.’
Ms. Anurima Paul , State Aided College Teacher
Qualifications: M. A, NET Qualified, Advanced Diploma in French
Short Profile: Anurima Paul is a State-Aided College Teacher in the Department of English. She graduated from Women’s Christian College securing the first class first position in English Honours. She then completed her M.A. in English from the University of Calcutta and qualified NET the following year. She has an Advanced Diploma in French language to her credit which she has obtained from Ramakrishna Mission, Golpark. She has also taught English language at the said institution.