The Department of English has a faculty of five full-time teachers (an Associate Professor and four Assistant Professors), two of whom have been awarded doctoral degrees, one of whom has an MPhil degree, and two others are pursuing a PhD and an MPhil degree, respectively. In the current academic year, the department boasts of approximately 150 honours students. Students from the Communicative English department and General courses also opt for English as one of their general subjects. The department has always strived to instil in its students not only a nuanced understanding of language and literature, but also a wide range of both social and professional skills that complement each other. Students of the department are enthusiastic about extra-curricular activities, and participate with zeal in many intra-college and inter-college events, including (but not limited to) singing, dancing, and one-act plays. The newly introduced choice-based credit system has enabled the department to include in its repertoire a variety of literary genres that are interesting, relevant, and resourceful- such as, Popular Literature, Post-Colonial Literature and Women’s Writing. In addition to the literary courses, students also learn to hone their writing and editing skills, preparing them for careers in creative writing, journalism and the publication industries. As part of the compulsory language course and business communication courses, students are taught basic grammatical knowledge and the proper way to communicate in writing in professional circumstances, which will, without a doubt, prove valuable to them, regardless of their choice of profession later in life. Apart from this, the department also seeks to impart to the students analytical skills, an empathy for other cultures and social norms, a staunch regard for both the self and the other, and the ability to express and defend their opinions using lucid and logical arguments, all of which are essential skills for an aspiring administrator or educator.