English has been taught in Jamia Millia Islamia since its inception in 1920. Syed Raouf Pasha, who taught English language and D. G. Ibsen, who taught Journalism, were Jamia's first English teachers.
The Department has been offering instruction for the award of the degrees of B. A. Honours (since 1975), M. A. (since 1983), M. Phil. (since 1993) and Ph. D (since 1988). It became a part of the Faculty of Humanities and Languages in 1985. In 1988, the department started teaching Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma courses in Russian and French. The teaching of Certificate in Italian started in 2001 with the assistance of the Italian Embassy. Undergraduates studying other subjects in the Faculty of Humanities and Languages and the Faculty of Social Sciences for their honours course can study English Literature, Russian language and French language as a subsidiary subject. These three courses are also are also offered as optional subjects for students who wish to enrol for a B.A. course. One of the major responsibilities of the department is the "General English" course. Undergraduate courses in all subjects, whether science, commerce or arts, include two compulsory English papers, one in the first year and the next in the second year of the degree programme.
Department of English,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
New Delhi - 110025
PH NO : +91 (11) 26981717
Email : [email protected]
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