SGGSWU Departments Department of English

The Department is committed to promoting research in English Literary Studies and enriching in-depth understanding of literature and improving language proficiency of the students. For holistic growth of the students’ personality, the Department organizes extra-curricular activities such as Quiz Contests, Seminars, Declamation Contests, Debates, Role-Acting, and Drama, Extempore etc. on regular basis. The Department aims at providing a comprehensive, historical and methodological coverage of the entire spectrum of English Literary Studies, always ensuring to keep the doors open to new developments both within and outside the discipline.

The Department is committed to polishing and refining the communication skills of the students of each and every course being offered by the University. One of the objectives of the Department is to bring about an improvement in the English communication skills of the students so as to enable them to find gainful employment. The Department offers papers of contemporary relevance which include World literature, Indian Writings in English, Linguistics, Literary and Critical Theories, Diasporic Studies and the like. Masters in English ensures a variety of jobs in several spheres. The scope of teaching position in the field of English language and linguistics in Indian educational institutions is on the rise.

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1 Ph.D.

Seats:To be notified before the entrance test.

Duration: Minimum 3 Years

Eligibility: As per UGC norms

2 M.A. English

Seats: 60

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: 50% marks in graduation.

3 B.A. Hons. School in English

Seats: 30

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 10+2 with atleast 45% marks in aggregate from a recognized board/council

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1 Dr. Swaraj Raj Professor and Head and and Dean, Faculty of Languages [email protected], [email protected] Literary Theory, Diasporic Studies, Translation Studies, Media Studies, Cultural Studies.
2 Ms. Ankdeep Kaur Attwal Assistant Professor [email protected] Indian Writing in English, Literary Theory, Literature and Films
3 Ms. Jaspreet Kaur Assistant Professor [email protected] Phonetics, Linguistics, Womanism and Feminism
4 Ms. Baljeet Kaur Anand Assistant Professor [email protected] Feminism and Existentialism
5 Dr. Manjinder Kaur Sidhu Assistant Professor [email protected] Feminism
6 Ms. Ramanpreet Kaur Assistant Professor [email protected] Advanced Grammar and Composition Skills
7 S. Manpreet Singh Guest Faculty [email protected] Literary Theory
8 Mr. Parveen Kumar Assistant Professor [email protected] Communication
9 Ms. Amandeep Kaur Assistant Professor [email protected] Phonetics
10 Ms. Simranjeet Kaur Guest Faculty [email protected]
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1 Books

Ms Ankdeep Kaur Attwal:

1. “An Odyssey” to Hardy, Austen, Lawrence, and Dickens.
2. Trinity – The Catharsis

Ms Kirandeep Kaur:

1. Edited and vetted, Pearls of Wisdom written by DrJaswant Singh
Neki, Sukrit Trust. pp143
2. Manual 'Eng503-Communication for Management and Business’

Mr Ashok Kumar Sood

1. Essentials of English Grammar

2 Research papers

Ms Ankdeep Kaur Attwal:

1. “NAAC-A Quality Enhancing Step In Higher Education” RIMT Journal of Strategic Management and Information Technology, RIMT, Mandi Gobindgarh, PB.
2. “Portrayal Of Third World Women In Western Literature”The Journal of Religion and Sikh Studies, SGGSWU, FGS.

Dr. Jasleen Kaur Nanda:

1. “Apocalyptic Future and the End of Technology vis-à-vis Atwood's Oryx and Crake” Pragati's English Journal, Jalandhar (Vol. 12 No. 2) Dec,2012.
2. “Aspects of Violence in Atwood's The Year of the Flood: An Eco feminist Perspective” The International Journal of Culture, Literature and Criticism, Allahabad (Issue No. 9) April, 2014
3. “ Salman Rushdie's Shame as a Feminist Discourse: Path from Shame to Violence” Pragatis's English Journal, Jalandhar (Vol. 14 No.1)

3 Other Research Activities

Ms Ankdeep Kaur Attwal:

1. Study notes for BCA II Year published by Department OfDistance Education, Punjabi University, Patiala.
2. Editor of RIMT Journal of Strategic Management andInformation Technology, RIMT, Mandi Gobindgarh, PB. (2005)
3.Editor of University Chronicle, Sri Guru Granth Sahib WorldUniversity, Fatehgarh Sahib.
4.Editor of The Sikh World, University Magazine, Sri GuruGranth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib.

MsKirandeep Kaur

1. Vetted the Research Project of MJMC student, IshmitOberoi entitled 'Reading Preferences of College Students-A Study'
2. Vetted the Research Project of MJMC student, AshmeetKaur entitled 'Coverage of Environmental Issues in PrintMedia- A Study'
3. Associated with BookPalz, an NGO actively involved toencourage the publications of budding writers

Mr Ashok Kumar Sood:

Mr. Sood contributed various articles in The Tribune, TheStatement, The Outlook.

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1 English Language Lab

The Department is well-equipped with the state-of-the-art Language Lab with multi-media audio-visual aids. TheLanguage Lab has 31 computer systems with Clarity Snetclass Communication Lab Software. The students arealso given exposure to current activities in the outer world through documentaries and movies. To enhance spoken skills, special training is provided throughworkshops. The performance of the students is recorded and is shown to them so that they can improve themselves and build confidence to speak in front of camera. The overall personality development of the students is the main emphasis of the Language lab.


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1 Trekking and Adventure Camp

The Department organized a trekking and adventure camp atRegional Mountaineering Centre, Mcleodganj from 17 October to22 October, 2013. 32 students took part in this camp. At the camp,the participants were introduced to the basics of mountaineering,through lectures and a demonstration of various kinds ofequipment. The students took part in various activities, such as rock climbing, wall climbing, rappelling, river crossing, andtrekking. During the camp, the students trekked to Ghera village,and Triund.

2 Translation of Short Stories by Students

The Department is working on a project of translation of ShortStories. The Students are given basic training of translation and areasked to bring stories of their own choice in any language. Theytranslate the selected stories in English. The faculty helps in givingthe final form to the translated stories. The Department aims at publishing them in book form.

3 Tagore literary Club

English Literary Club is for those who love literature for the sake ofliterature. It aims at fostering a passion for reading in students, andpromoting literary activities. It also aims at exploring the talent of thestudents as well as enhancing their confidence level by organizingvarious academic and cultural activities from time to time. The clubpublishes the English Literary Wall Magazine which aims at informingthe students about recent activities in the literary world.

4 Guest Lectures

Extension Lecture on “Effective Speaking Skills” By Dr. RanaNayar

The Department organized a guest lecture on “Effective SpeakingSkills” by Dr. RanaNayar, Professor, Department of English andCultural Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Prof. Nayartalked to the students about how to improve spoken skills.

Extension Lecture on “Role of Communication Skills” By Dr. Swaraj Raj
The Department organized an extension lecture on “Role ofCommunication Skills” by Dr. Swaraj Raj Singh, AssociateProfessor, Department of English, Govt. Mohindra College,Patiala. Prof. Singh talked to the students about communication,its necessity, and how to improve it.


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1 Achievements of Faculty

Awards and Honors

MsAnkdeep Kaur Attwal has been honored by Mata GangaKhalsa College, Kottan, Ludhiana as Proud Alumnus
MsGursimran Kaur is awarded Cariyappa Art Shield in Fine Arts (2000)

Seminars and Workshops

MsAnkdeep Kaur Attwal:

MsAttwal has presented ten research papers in various nationalseminars.
She has delivered lecture on “Phonology” in General OrientationCourse for the newly recruited teachers, on “Spoken Skills” atPersonality Development Programme organized by DAV School,
Patiala and on 'Effective Communication Skills' in RefresherProgramme for Teachers at BZSFS, Fatehgarh Sahib
She also organized two weeks workshop on Communication skills atSGGSWU, FGS and Faculty Development Programme at SGGSWU,FGS.

MsGursimran Kaur:

MsGursimran Kaur attended UGC National workshop on Indianwomen: Position and perspectives at Khalsa College Patiala 2011 andIndian/Punjabi Diaspora: Identities, Locations, Intersections atPunjabi University Patiala 2013
She also attended International Conference: Indian/Punjabi Diaspora:Narratives of Migration in South East Asia and Far East at PunjabiUniversity 2014 and National Seminar Punjabi Diaspora at Mata GujriCollege, Fatehgarh Sahib 2014.

Dr. Jasleen Kaur Nanda:

Dr. Jasleen Kaur Nanda participated in four national seminars,Presented papers in two national conferences and attended 2 daysUGC sponsored national workshop.

MsShruti Sharma:

MsShruti Sharma participated in the UGC sponsored Seminaron the topic “Human rights and Human development” onNovember 18, 2011 at Govt. Mohindra College, Patiala.
She also worked in Two Days National Workshop on the topic“Career Counseling, Personality Development and EmergingTrends in Job Market” on August 26-27, 2011 at Govt. MohindraCollege, Patiala.

MsKirandeep Kaur:

MsKirandeep Kaur attended International Conference:Indian/Punjabi Diaspora: Narratives of Migration in South Eastand Far East (Feb 24-26, 2014) at Centre for Diaspora StudiesPunjabi University, Patiala.
She also presented a Paper on 'Interpersonal Skills: A Key toEffective Communication' at a National Seminar 'EffectiveCommunication: A Strategic Imperative of ClassroomManagement' organized by Devki Devi Jain Memorial College forWomen, Ludhiana.

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