About the Department:

English department of Khalsa College, Garhdiwala came into existence with inception of the college in 1966. English is offered as compulsory as well as elective subject at the undergraduate level. The department has well experienced and highly qualified faculty. There are three regular assistant professors in the department. Dynamic and efficient faculty members are actively involved in teaching students from the various streams including Arts, Humanities, Science and english. Since its commencement, the department has been working passionately for teaching this international language to the students of rural background. Diligent teachers provide excellent teaching on the basis of syllabus prescribed by Punjab University, Chandigarh. The main learning resource of the department is 1830 books of foreign and Indian authors. The department has its own departmental library for the poor and needy students.
There is sufficient reading material available for the students in the college library particularly of English language including creative books belonging to all genres poetry, novels, short-story, biography, autobiography, travelogues etc, dictionaries and reference books. In addition to this the books related to literary criticism, linguistics and phonetics are also available to enable the students to become competent in English language and literature. The students are encouraged to enhance their linguistic skills through assignments, projects, group discussions and regular class tests. The assessment of the students is made on the basis of the tests, their attendance in the class and their performance and participation in presentations and group discussions. Guest lectures, debates, group discussions, quiz competitions and creative writing on interdisciplinary themes are the integral part of the teaching techniques. The English literary society named Shakespearean Literary Society has been formed with the purpose to inculcate interest for literature among students.
Students of English department participate in NSS camps, NCC, Red Ribbon Club, Blood donation camps organized in the college, youth festivals and other college functions. The students of the department have brought laurels to the department by excelling in the youth festivals .Strength of the department is the quality education being provided by the teachers. The teachers of the department try to understand the problems of the students regarding the subject and meet them accordingly. Being aware of the fact that the students came from a rural background having a weak base in English language the biggest challenge of the department remains to make them competent in the language. So that they can stand confidently and excel their careers in whatever field they want to excel in their life. Opportunity for the students of the department of English is in the field of teaching profession, research and it helps them in almost all competitive exams.

  Our Vision:

  • The vision of the department is to provide quality oriented teaching that may bring out the potentiality of the student through language competence and critical thinking.

  Our Mission:

  • The department also envisions the healthy and positive cultural growth of the students for the better social, economic, political and cultural environment in the country. We believe in the multiethnic, multicultural, multi religious texture of our country. Accordingly, we strive to shape and reshape the attitudes of the students compatible to these diversities in order to strengthen the democratic spirit of our country.

SWOC Analysis


    Strength:

  • The strength of the department is experienced, dedicated ,hard-working permanent faculty which tries to understand the student’s needs by using innovative teaching methods.
  • Availability of PhD seats.
  • Well stocked college and departmental library alongwith the book bank
  • Online library
  • Special crash courses are conducted for students to improve their communication skills.
  • Effective teaching despite limited resources
  • The department provides a profound knowledge to the students both in and beyond the classroom in a broad perspective. The pedagogy involves the activities of thinking, learning and understanding. They have been given exposure to soft skills, oral presentations, and group discussions.

    Weakness:

  • Belonging to the backward kandi area, foundation & receptive potentials in students are below average in English Language.
  • Students have no interest in reading books.
  • Syllabus is not employment friendly.

    Opportunities:

  • Propelling language skills in rural milieu
  • Personality development through interactive sessions.
  • Bridging digital gap. Technology integrated language teaching.
  • Strong linkage with alumni.
  • Drama, Debate, Panel discussion, film screening etc for promotion of cultural vision
  • Drama, Debate, Panel discussion, film screening etc for promotion of cultural vision
  • P.G. in English.
  • Many opportunities as soft skill trainer and translator in different fields
  • Job opportunities in Media & other fields

    Challenges:

  • Erasing fear, hesitation and shyness blocking developing interest of student.
  • To compete with urban students.
  • To bring students out from the impact of regional languages and enable them to communicate through English language.

Our Staff

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Dr.Jaspal Singh Principal Department of English

Contact number: 9855453872
E-mail: jaspal.79@gmail.com
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Malika AAssistant Professor Department of English

Contact number: 9464010906
E-mail: malika.mand@gmail.com
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Narinder Kaur Assistant Professor

Contact No. 7973487312
Email: sima.tanvi@gmail.com
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Munish Dev Assistant Professor Department of English

Contact No. 09888054697
Email : munishdev.85@gmail

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PROGRAMS OFFERED :

Name of the Program NUMBER OF SEATS
B.A (as compulsory subject) 300
B.SC 100
B.COM 60
B.C.A. 40
B.SC FD 40