Chandidas Mahavidyalaya

Departmental Overview



  1. “The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.”-Maya Angelou
  2. “Literature is open to everybody…Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” – Virginia Woolf.
  3. “Learning and literature have a way of outlasting the civilization that made them.” – Dorothy L. Sayers

About the Department:

The Department of English is one of the oldest departments in the college. Begun in 1972, the General Course was one of the first departments to be inaugurated. The Honours program was introduced later, in 1985, thereby providing a rare platform for the students in such a rural setting.

The Department of English provides specialized knowledge and training in British Literature, American Literature, New Literatures in English, Comparative Literatures, Linguistics, ELT and Indian English. It also seeks to develop, through teaching of language and literature, sensitivity to human and social values.

The students of the department are actively involved in all kinds of academic, co-academic and extra-curricular activities for their holistic development. We also have a good progression of students from the undergraduate to the post-graduate level and many of them have also found employment upon completion of the course.

The department seeks to ensure the progress and academic satisfaction of its students at all times. We are concerned most, however, with raising the awareness and social conscientiousness of all our students so they may achieve individual success while simultaneously helping in the process of social transformation and development.

Courses Offered by the Department:

  • B.A. HONOURS IN ENGLISH: Under Semester (I-VI) with CBCS Syllabus. ‚Äč Click to view
  • B.A. GENERAL IN ENGLISH: Under Semester (I-VI) with CBCS Syllabus.  Click to view

Infrastructural Facilities:

  • Dedicated Classroom for each Semester (Honours)
  • Departmental Teachers’ Room
  • Computer with Printer and Internet Facility
  • Thousands of Books in College Central Library
  • Smart Classroom with ICT Facility

Departmental Academic Calendar 2022-23:  Click to view

Departmental Academic Calendar 2023-24:  Click to view

Departmental Syllabus Distribution 2022-23:  Click to view

Departmental Syllabus Distribution 2023-24:  Click to view

Departmental Teaching Module 2022-23:  Click to view

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List of departmental extension programmes organised in the last five years:  Click to view

List of students who progressed to higher studies:  Click to view

List of students who are employed in different sectors:  Click to view

Prizes/Awards won by the students and faculties during the last five years:  Click to view

Departmental Results for the Last Five Years:  Click to view

Photos of the Departmental Study Tour and Course Outreach Programme:  Click to view

Pictures showing the department's numerous recent activities:  Click to view


Departmental Profile
Prof Abhinanda Chakraborty Assistant Professor & HOD English 9831255279
Prof Rit Chattapadhyay Assistant Professor English 9051262806
Prof Vishakha Syangden Assistant Professor English 8617383849
Prof Nikhat Yasmin SACT English 9832236644
Prof Reshmi Khatun SACT English 9933013250