DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Introduction:
The Department of English was established with the establishment of the institution in 1983. Optional English has been introduced as a subject from 1998 and from this year Optional English Department was established taking into consideration the importance of English as an international language. English is important in the world of globalization. It is the language of world knowledge. It is of vital importance in the present scenario. Taking into account the basic and primary academic needs of the rural students, the Department conducts extra classes as per the demand of time and the need of the students. The faculties promote them to build vocabulary and various exercises related to communication skills. To enhance the communication skills all the efforts are taken. To patch up with the need of globalization, the department has established an independent language laboratory. The students avail of this opportunity to enhance their pronunciation skills. The Department of English is associated with various disciplines and faculties like B.A., B.Com. B.C.A., and B. Voc. The faculties work for over all English enhancements of the official and other works.



Establishment: June 1983
Optional English: June 1998


Objective :
  • To decrease fear of English among the students.
  • To enable them to learn better pronunciation.
  • To enable the students to use English in day to day communication.
  • To acquaint them with the literary genres like drama, poetry, novel, short-story etc.
  • To enable the faculties to undertake minor, major research projects.
  • To increase publication output.


Teaching Faculty:

Sr. No. Name Designation Date of Appointment Qualification Specialization Teaching Experience
1. Sangeeta G. Avachar Assistant Professor and Head 01/01/2001 M.A., M. Phil., NET, B. Ed. Ecofeminism,Criticism 17yrs.(UG),2 yrs.(PG)
2. Omprabha A. Lohakare Assistant Professor 17/06/2009 M.A.,SET, B. Ed. Indian Writing in English 8 yrs. (UG)
Departmental Activities Year Wise:

I. 2012-2013

a) Shown Movie English Vinglish to all students on 12/10/2012.
b) Listening to Spoken CD for B.A./B.Com F.Y. on 30/12/2012.
c) Listening to Spoken CD for B.A./B.Com. F.Y. on 31/12/2012.
d) Organization of International Women’s Day by the Department of English on 08/03/2013.
e) Bridge Course.


II. 2013-2014

a) Guest lecture on Poetical Type: Ballad by Dr. S. K. Shinde (Assist. Prof. and Head, Department of     English, KKM College, Manwat).
b) Shown Movie A Passage to India to first year optional English students.
c) Participation in College Level Research Festival: Avishkar.
d) Bridge Course.


III. 2014-2015

a) Guest Lecture on Tradition and Individual Talent by Dr. Kalyan Gangarde.
b) Poetry Recitation Competition for optional English students.
c) Wall paper presentation on Rabindranath Tagore: A School of Wisdom.
d) Conducted a workshop on One Teacher – One Skill in collaboration of the Department of English of the     College and S.R.T.M.U. Nanded on 06/02/2016.
e) Conducted Three day workshop on One Teacher – One Skill in collaboration of the Department of English, L S K J Mahila Mahavidyalaya and NSS Unit of the College on 9 March -11 March 2015.
f) Bridge Course


IV. 2015-2016

a) Constitution and inauguration of the English Club 02/09/2015 at the hands of Ms. Sangeeta G. Avachar     (Assist. Prof. of English, Head, Department of English, LSKJ Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Parbhani)
b) Grammar oriented Examination competition for all students on 14/09/2015
c) Guest lecture on Spoken English 30/09/2015 by G. Siddharth
d) Shown Movie The Happy Prince based on course content to first year optional English and Second Year     Compulsory English students.
e) Shown Movie Othello based on course content for all English students
f) Guest lecture on Deconstruction 18/01/2016 & 20/01/2016 by Dr. Shailaja Wadikar (Assistant Professor,     School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, S. R. T. M. University, Nanded)
g) Conducted seven day workshop on One Teacher – One Skill
h) Started Three Months Certificate Course     in Spoken English
i) Bridge Course


V. 2016-2017

a) Constitution and inauguration of English Club on 01/08/2016 at the hands of Mr. Kalyan Kadam         (Assist. Prof. of English, Department of English, Aundha Nagnath ACS College, Aundha)
b) Guest lectures on Workshop on ‘Acting’ 02/01/2017 by Ms. Megha Bagul, Principal, Queens ITD        Centre, Parbhani.
c) Conducted seven day workshop on One Teacher – One Skill
d) Grammar oriented Examination Competition for all students – 30/01/2017
e) Shown Movie The Happy Prince based on course content to first year optional English and Second Year     Compulsory English students.
f) Shown Movie Othello based on course content for all English students
g) Shown Movie Dangal to all students – 18/01/2017
h) Participation in Three Days Workshop on L.L. & Criticism at Shri Shivaji College, Parbhani on 20 -22     Feb.2017
i) Wall Paper Presentation on Mahashweta Devi as tribute to her after her death
j) Conducted Three Months Certificate Course in Spoken English
k) Bridge Course


Departmental Achievements Year Wise:

a) 2012-2013
b) 2013-2014 - MRP of faculty: Completed & submitted
c) 2014-2015 - Two students achieved first class
d) 2015-2016 -

  • Two students achieved first class with distinction
  • Eight students achieved first class
e) 2016-2017
    a) Two Students Participation and Presentation in State Level Research Paper Presentation     Competition held at Chatrapati Shivaji Mahavidyalaya, Aurangabad on 11/02/2017 and won     second prize
    b) Four students achieved first class with distinction
    c) Six students achieved first class


Seminar/Conference/ Workshop Organized:

a) One Day Workshop organized on ‘Soft Skills and Personality Development’ on 27/02/2012 for all the     students by the Department of English in Collaboration with S. R. T. M. University, Nanded.
b) One Day District Level Seminar on ‘Necessity of Autonomous Status for Traditional Colleges’ by the    IQAC and the Department of English of the College in Collaboration with S. R. T. M. University, Nanded     on 17/07/2013.
c) One Day College Level Research Festival ‘Avishkar’ by the IQAC and the Department of English of the     College in Collaboration with S. R. T. M. University, Nanded.
d) One Day District Level Workshop on Research Festival ‘Avishkar’ by the IQAC and the Department of     English of the College in Collaboration with S. R. T. M. University, Nanded on 23 /07/ 2013 e) One Day     District Level Research Festival Avishkar organized by the IQAC and the Department of English of the     College in collaboration with the Parent University on 18/10/2013.
f) University Level Research Festival Avishkar -2013 organized by the IQAC and the Department of     English of the College in collaboration with the Parent University on 26-27 December 2013.

Awards :

Sr. No. Name of the Faculty with Contact Details Name of the Award Name of the Awarding Agency Year of Award
1. Sangeeta G. Avachar Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar Jai Hind Sevabhavi Sanstha (NGO),Parbhani 2013-2014.
Results ( Under Graduate only III year) :

Year / Semester V Average Results Year / Semester VI Average Results Average Results SEM V and SEM VI
2012-13 100% 2012-13 66.66% 83.33%
2013-14 100% 2013-14 83.33% 91.66%
2014-15 58.33% 2014-15 58.33% 58.33%
2015-16 87.17% 2015-16 87.17% 87.17%
2016-17 94.73% 2016-17 94.44% 94.58%
I) Departmental Contribution:

a) Academic Committees:

Sangeeta G. Avachar

1. 2012-13

  • Appointment as NSS Co-programme Officer
  • Conducted Marathwada Youth Orator Speech Series
  • Appointed as IQAC Coordinator
  • Counsellor for YCMOU study centre run by the parent college
  • Organizing Committee member for Late Raosaheb Jamkar State Level Elocution Competition for Women
  • Member for Preparing the Draft of NAAC Criterion III Research, Consultancy and Extension
  • Invited as Chief Guest on the occasion of Women’s Day Celebration
  • Worked as Resource person for the Subject and for NSS
  • Worked as a visiting Faculty for the PG Department of English at DSM’s College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Parbhani

2. 2013-14

  • Worked as an Invigilator for MH-TET 2013 conducted on 15 December, 2013
  • Worked as an Additional Polling Officer (P4) for 16th Lok Sabha General Elections
  • Counsellor for YCMOU study centre run by the parent college
  • Appointment as NSS Co-programme Officer
  • Member of Vision Document Committee
  • Local Management Council Member
  • Member of the Parent Teacher Scheme
  • Organizer of One Teacher-One Skill Training Programme
  • Contribution as a Visiting Faculty at local level
  • Worked as Organizing Committee Member of the One Day Seminar on ‘Necessity of Autonomous Status for Traditional Colleges’ organized by the Institution on 17 /07/ 2013
  • Worked as Organizing Committee Member of the One Day District Level Workshop on “Avishkar - Research Awareness” organized by the Institution in collaboration with the Parent University on 23 /07/ 2013
  • Worked as Organizing Committee Member of the One Day District Level Research Festival Avishkar organized by the Institution in collaboration with the Parent University on 18/10/2013
  • Worked as Organizing Committee Member of the University Level Research Festival Avishkar -2013 organized by the Institution in collaboration with the Parent University on 26 -27 December 2013
  • Worked as a visiting Faculty for the PG Department of English at DSM’s College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Parbhani

3. 2014-15

  • The faculty being on UGC’s Faculty Development Programme couldn’t play active role in the Departmental Contribution; however, she remained involved in some academic endeavour.
  • Delivered a Presentation on Research Communication Report/Thesis Writing during Course Work-2015 at DSM’s College of A, C & S, Parbhani
  • Invitation as a Resource Person during Soft Skill Workshop

4. 2015-16

  • The faculty being on UGC’s Faculty Development Programme couldn’t play active role in the Departmental Contribution; however, she remained involved in some academic endeavour.
  • Worked as a Resource person in the parent College for the Inauguration of the ‘English Club’
  • Appointment Order as member of Women’s Grievance Redressal Committee by Government College of Education, Parbhani

5. 2016-17

  • The faculty being on UGC’s Faculty Development Programme couldn’t play active role in the Departmental Contribution; however, she remained involved in some academic endeavour.
  • Invitation as a Resource Person during Literary Programme
  • Appointment order of the University on Student Welfare Department

Omprabha A. Lohakare

1. 2012-13

  • Member of Steering Committee of Annual Social Gathering
  • Counsellor of YCMOU, Nasik
  • Co-Editor of College Magazine ‘Kamal’
  • Member of Prospectus Committee
  • Member of IQAC
  • Member of Cultural Committee
  • Organizing Secretary of Late Raosaheb Jamkar State Level Elocution Competition for Women
  • Member of NAAC Criterion III ‘Research, Consultancy and Extension’

2. 2013-14

  • Worked as an Invigilator for MH-TET 2013 conducted on 15 December, 2013.
  • Worked as an Additional Polling Officer (P4) for 16th Lok Sabha General Elections
  • Delivered a Lecture on ‘Female Foeticide: Causes and Solutions’ on 23/01/2014 at the NSS Camp, Nagarjawala Organized by the K.K.M. College, Manwath
  • Counsellor of YCMOU, Nasik
  • Worked as Guidance Teacher for Preparation and Presentation of the Poster “SMS: The Language of Young Generation” for College Level Research Festival ‘Avishkar’ organized by the Institution on 07 /09/ 2013
  • In-charge Editor of College Magazine “Kamal”
  • Member of UGC Committee
  • Member of IQAC
  • In-charge of Literary Forum
  • Worked as Organizing Committee Member of the One Day Seminar on ‘Necessity of Autonomous Status for Traditional Colleges’ organized by the Institution on 17 /07/ 2013
  • Worked as Organizing Committee Member of the One Day District Level Workshop on “Avishkar - Research Awareness” organized by the Institution in collaboration with the Parent University on 23 /07/ 2013
  • Worked as Team Manager of Badminton Tournament organized at Renapur during 23 -24 September, 2013
  • Worked as Organizing Committee Member of the One Day District Level Research Festival Avishkar organized by the Institution in collaboration with the Parent University on 18/10/2013
  • Worked as Organizing Committee Member of the University Level Research Festival Avishkar -2013 organized by the Institution in collaboration with the Parent University on 26 -27 December 2013
  • In-charge of Pujya Swami Ramanand Teerth Speech Series organized by the Institution on 21/01/2014
  • Organizing Secretary of Late Raosaheb Jamkar State Level Elocution Competition for Women
  • Worked as Visiting Faculty for PG Teaching (English) at DSM College, Parbhani for the Academic Year 2013-2014

3. 2014-15

  • In-charge Editor of College Magazine “Kamal”
  • In-charge of ‘One Teacher One Skill’
  • Member of UGC Committee
  • Member of IQAC
  • In-charge of Literary Forum
  • In-charge of Essay Competition in the Annual Social Gathering
  • In-charge Head, Department of English
  • Delivered a Lecture on ‘Participation of Rural Women in Politics’ on 12/03/2015 at the NSS Camp, Brahamangaon District: Parbhani Organized by the Institution
  • Counsellor of YCMOU, Nasik
  • Participated in One Day Workshop on ‘UG Second Year New Syllabi in English – 2014’ on 01/09/2014 Organized by PG Department of English, Yeshwant College, Nanded

4. 2015-16

  • Counsellor of YCMOU, Nasik
  • Counsellor of Distance Education, S. R. T. M. University, Nanded
  • Co-Editor of Annual College Magazine “Kamal”
  • In-charge of ‘One Teacher One Skill’
  • In-charge Head, Department of English
  • Assistant Coordinator as well as Member of IQAC
  • Member of NAAC Criterion 3- Research, Consultancy and Extension
  • Member of Alumni Association
  • Worked as a member of ‘General Knowledge Competition’ held on 20th August, 2015.
  • Worked as an Examiner of ‘Poster Presentation Competition’ held on 15th August 2015.
  • Worked as Advisory Committee Member of Two Day Late Raosaheb Jamkar State Level Debate Competition organized by the institution on 23-24 January, 2016.
  • Worked as organizing Committee Member for the programme ‘Swarabhishek’ organized by the institution on the occasion of Celebration of Centenary Year of the Society.

5. 2016-17

  • Worked as an Invigilator for MHT-CET 2017 conducted on 11 May, 2017.
  • Counsellor of YCMOU, Nasik
  • Counsellor of Distance Education, S. R. T. M. University, Nanded
  • Co-Editor of Annual College Magazine “Kamal”
  • In-charge of ‘One Teacher - One Skill’
  • In-charge Head, Department of English
  • Assistant Coordinator of IQAC
  • Member of NAAC Criterion 3- Research, Consultancy and Extension
  • Worked as a member of District Level General Knowledge Competition for students organized by All India Students’ Council, Parbhani on12/01/2017.
  • Worked as in-charge of ‘Poem Recitation Competition’ during Annual Social Gathering held during 21-23 February, 2017.

b) Administrative Committees:

Sangeeta G. Avachar :

  • Member of L.M.C. (2009-2014)
  • Member of UGC Committee
  • Member of Student Welfare Cell of University

Omprabha A. Lohakare

  • In-charge Head, Department of English (1Oct. 2014-29 Sept. 2017)
  • Assistant Coordinator of IQAC (2015- till date)
  • Member of UGC Committee (2013-14 and 2015-16)
  • Member of Web Design Committee (2017-18 )

Membership

Sangeeta G. Avachar
  • Life Membership of Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda, Gujarat, India
  • Member of Global Association for Humanities and Social Science Research (GAHSSR)

Omprabha A. Lohakare
  • Life Member of ‘AESI’
  • Donor Member of ‘English Language Teachers’ Association of India’
  • Membership of SCILET, The American College, Madurai

Alumni:

Sr. No. Name Position held Contact No.
1. Adv. Nahin Yusufjai Advocate, District Court,Parbhani 8888802208
2. Ms. Urmila Waghmare Teaching Associate at International Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune 9970847880
3. Ms. Samina Begum Teacher, Zilha Parishad,Jalgaon 9890952647
4. Ms. Sarika Barde Teacher, Zilha Parishad High School, Jalna 9175423108
5. Ms. Shilpa Barde Assistant Teacher,Nutan Vidyalaya, Selu 9604420029
6. Ku. Sarika Dhakarge Clerk, District Health Division,Gevrai 8412845182
7. Ms. Supriya Bodhankar Teacher ,Zilla Parishad Primary School, Varud Narsingh 9420250019
8. Ms. Ali Anjum Gouse Anganwadi Supervisor, Sarfraj Nagar,Jintur 7385947387
9. Ms. Ambika Pachpor Teacher, Nanded 9730384848
10. Seema Parveen High School Teacher, Dr. Zakir Hussain High School, Parbhani 9404504506
11. Shaziya Begum Kazi Mohmmad Primary School Teacher, Dr. Zakir Hussain Primary School,Jintur -
Future Plans:

1. To enhance the academic profile of the students
2. To implement innovative teaching methods
3. To enhance research publication output
4. To increase students participation in research
5. To motivate the students to speak fluently in English
6. To conduct Bridge Course for all students