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Department of English

Department of English

Department of English


The English Department seeks to expand the parameters of English Studies by fostering a meaningful dialogue between various disciplines and by giving an impetus to the concept of Cultural Studies without totally breaking away from the canon or traditional ways of teaching/reading literature. Including translations of well-known works originally written in regional languages enhances commitment to literatures produced by national and regional writers within a complex postcolonial society. Regular seminars and talks with non-literary components that expand our vision and redefine our approaches to our subjects truly inter-disciplinary in the context of a changing world will continue to boost the range of our vision.


The Department of English, Gauhati University, came into being in 1955. It started with Sri Manikanta Ganguli joining the Department as a Lecturer on 2 August 1955. Dr Sukumar Ganguli, a distinguished medievalist and Chaucer scholar, joined the department as its first Professor on 12 September 1955. Sri Jyotibhusan Bhattacharyya, a distinguished alumnus of Calcutta University joined the department on 1.10.1955 and the first Master's Degree programme in English was organized.

Department of English
Gauhati University
Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar,
Guwahati- 781 014,
Assam, India.


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