DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
The English Department at Nongtalang College was introduced in the year 1989, and is one among the oldest departments in the college. The subject English is a compulsory subject that is offered to all the other departments of the college.
The Honours courses have been offered since the semester system was introduced in the year 2015. The Department also offers Alternative English and Elective English at the different levels of the Under-Graduate program.
The faculty members of the department are well qualified and have successfully handled the students over the years. To enhance the learning and developmental skills of the students various seminars, presentations and group discussions have been held.
At present there are four teachers in the department, the department and its staffs have been working tirelessly and whole heartedly in achieving the goal within which the department has been initiated. The aim of the department is to help the students develop into capable thinkers, competent and successful in their later years to come.
The success of the students that have graduated from the department over the years speak volumes as some have now become successful in their respected field, some now working as teachers, while others excelling in various lines of work.
The following subject combination(s) IS available for the degree course. Students will have to choose only ONE combination.
|HONOURS SUBJECT WITH ANY TWO ELECTIVES||ELECTIVES: SOCIOLOGY, EDUCATION, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY|
|1st Semester||ENGH-101 : POETRY-I|
|2nd Semester||ENGH-201 : FICTION-I|
|3rd Semester||ENGH-301 : DRAMA-III|
|4th Semester||ENGH-401 : LANGUAGE AND THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE – IV
COMPULSORY ENGLISH – PAPER I
ALTERNATIVE ENGLISH – I
|5th Semester||ENGH-501 : POETRY – II
ENGH-502 : FICTION – II
COMPULSORY ENGLISH – PAPER - II
|6th Semester||ENGH 601 : LITERARY CRITICISM
ENGH 602 : INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLSH
The study of English Literature will introduce the students to the literary of English literature and will provide the necessary background and basic knowledge of the English language and literature of the different eras and ages.The course will train the students to understand the key aspects of the subject,will develop an independent and creative thinking process and will also enhance their communication skills. A study of English literature allows the students to explore the different eras of English composition and prominent writers in those times. The language component will sensitize the students to the formal aspects of English language and also sheds light on the history,origin and how the language has developed over the ages.
The study of poetry will provide a comprehensive guide to English poetry, its development, its forms and movement throughout the ages.
The objective of studying fiction is to acquaint students with the emergence of the novel as an art form in the eighteenth century and its successive development throughout the eighteenth, nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries.
The course on drama introduces drama as a literary as well as dramatic genre with due emphasis on dramatic elements.The course also aims to give students an understanding of the major works with a sense of their historical and cultural context and the techniques that inform them.
The objective of the course on Literary Criticism is to orient students with the study of significant texts on criticism and will introduce to students the critical reading of creative texts as an essential part of reading and skills to interpret literary text which is a reward part of a life-long commitment to literary.
The following objectives are:
- To equip students with knowledge of English as a world language.
- To equip student’s analytical skills in linguistics, communications and literary criticism.
- Recognize and appreciate the importance of major literary genres, subgenres and periods.
- Increasing in depths knowledge of the core areas of the subject.
- Train students for careers and advanced studies in a wide range of English, public relations or communication fields.
Specific learning outcomes for English courses include the following:
- Writing skills and process: Students will be able to write effectively for a variety of professional and social settings. They will practice writing as a process of motivated inquiry, engaging other writer’s ideas as they explore and develop their own.
- Critical approaches: students will express their own ideas as informed opinion that are in dialogue with a larger community of interpreters, and understand how their own approach compares to the variety of critical and theoretical approaches.
- Oral communications skills: Students will be able to prepare, organize and deliver an engaging oral presentation in English.
|Sl. No.||Name||Qualification||Desiganation||Year of Joining|
|1.||ROMA MYRCHIANG||M.A., B.Ed||ASSISTANT PROFESSOR||2006|
|2.||RIDAHUN SUTING||M.A , D.el.ed||ASSISTANT LECTURER||2010|
|3.||CHERRY SUTING||M.A||ASSISTANT PROFESSOR||2015|
|4.||LABAMARYCA TARIANG||M.A., NET||ASSISTANT PROFESSOR||2021|
|5.||Shri. Andreas Treki Dohtdong||M.A.||ASSISTANT PROFESSOR||2023|
|6.||Shri. Elnathan Wisdsol Lyngkhoi||M.A.||ASSISTANT PROFESSOR||2023|
The Department of English to promote the students creative writing and leadership skills, organized a two day program on the 13th and 20th of November 2021 under the RUSA-Equity Initiative Scheme. We invited Mr. Sunny Mawlong and Mrs. Eva Wajri from the Hundred Fold Academy to be the trainers and help our students. The program on Leadership skills helped the students learn more on how to engage with a competing world and they learnt skills that would help them emerge as leaders confident in themselves and ready to face the challenges thrown at them. The program on Creative Writing will help budding writers from the college be even more confident to tap their creative and imaginative potential. Both the programs were a success and this initiative has really helped the students of the college.