Department of English & Communication Skills

The Department of English & Communication Skills started in year 2016 has been an integral part of the university. Since its inception, the Department has been contributing significantly towards the academic and other non-academic arenas. The department of English & Communication Skills aims to provide a conductive environment for the students to develop their potentialities and analytical skills. This will further enhance their practical skills and helps them to apply it practically in day today life. To motivate the students and boost their confidence the department organizes regular seminars, literature festival, arranges workshop, National Conferences periodically. Our Endeavors and contributions as faculty facilitating language and Communication Skills of learners give us tremendous pleasure and contentment. We believe that we are transforming our students with dynamic and assortative personalities who can fit into any professional or social role with efficiency. We wish that the personal and leadership skills acquired by our students help them shoulder the noble responsibility of building our nation and propel its progress as a world leader. At present we are a department rich in creative talents, sharp critical focus and a host of dedicated faculty members and researchers who are individually engaged in research activities on comparative cultural studies, feminist issues etc. A significant development of the Department during the last three years is the emphasis on building the creative writing techniques in English as it helps to transform their abstract ideas into words. The Department of English & Communication Skills has already re-structured the undergraduate syllabus. The Department has recently endeavored by coming together for publishing set of books comprising: Collection of short-stories and Collection of Poems. The students in various departments have contributed by writing their original stories and Poems, which showcased their talent and creativity. The Faculty members of the English Department too have contributed significantly towards the publication. We, the Department of English & Communication Skills, Alakh Prakash Goyal Shimla   University welcome you as undergraduate and we hope to be part of your success.
Kusha Pandit Chawla
Head of Department
Pursuing Ph.D
Experience : 8 Years
Assistant Professor
Qualification : Ph.D.
Experience : 6 Years
Assistant Professor
Qualification Ph.D
Experience : 2 Years
Assistant Professor
Qualification: MA
Experience : 7 Months
Assistant Professor
Qualification: MA
Experience :7 Months

Proposed Course Structure for the Academic Session: 2019-21

Programme: BA English (Hons)

Semester I
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L T P Credit
1 History of English Literature-I ENG 101 3 1 0 4
2 Introduction to Poetry& Related Terms ENG 102 3 1 0 4
3 Introduction to Fiction & Related Terms ENG 103 3 1 0 4
4 Communication Skills & Personality Development -I ENG 104 3 1 2 5
OPEN ELECTIVE (OPT ONE)  
5 Meditation & Yoga OEYOG01 2 0 2 3
6 French OEFL01 2 0 2 3
7 NSS OENSS01 2 0 2 3
Semester II
Sr. No. Name of the Course Course Code L T P Credit
1 History of English Literature - II ENG 201 3 1 0 4
2 Introduction to Drama & Related Terms ENG 202 3 1 0 4
3 British Drama -I ENG 203 3 1 0 4
4 Communication Skills & Personality Development -II ENG 204 3 1 2 5
5 Fundamental of Psychology PSY 201 3 1 2 5
Semester III
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L T P Credit
1 History Of English Literature-III ENG 301 3 1 0 4
2 British Novel-I ENG 302 3 1 0 4
3 Indian English Drama ENG 303 3 1 0 4
4 British Poetry ENG 304 3 1 0 4
OPEN ELECTIVE (OPT ONE)
5 Personality Development OEPDC01 2 0 2 3
6 Creative Writing OECW01 2 0 2 3
7 Event Management OEEM01 2 0 2 3
Semester IV
Sr. No. Name of the Course Course Code L T P Credit
1 Indian Poetry ENG 401 3 1 0 4
2 American Novel ENG 402 3 1 0 4
3 American Drama ENG 403 3 1 0 4
4 Women Writings - I ENG 404 3 1 0 4
Departmental Electives (Opt One)
5 Computer Learning Program -I IT101 3 0 0 3
6 Micro Economics ECO 101 3 0 0 3
7 Phonetics and History of English Language ENG 405 3 0 0 3
Semester V
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L T P Credit
1 Literary Criticism (Aristotle to Leavis) ENG 501 3 1 0 4
2 British Drama II ENG 502 3 1 0 4
3 American Poetry ENG 503 3 1 0 4
4 Australian Fiction ENG 504 3 1 0 4
OPEN ELECTICE (OPT ONE)
5 Hotel Tourism & transport OEHTT01 2 0 2 3
6 Interior Decoration OEID01 2 0 2 3
7 Fashion Merchandise OEFM01 2 0 2 3
Semester VI
Sr. No. Name of the Course Course Code L T P Credit
1 Recent Literary Criticism ENG 601 3 1 0 4
2 Contemporary Indian Writing in English Translation ENG 602 3 1 0 4
3 Indian Novel ENG 603 3 1 0 4
4 Canadian Fiction ENG 604 3 1 0 4
5 Core Project and Presentation ENG 605 3 0 0 3
                                                      DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVES (Opt any one)                                                      
6 British Novel II ENG 606 3 0 0 3
7 Abnormal Psychology PSY 501 3 0 0 3
8 Economy, State and Society ECO 301 3 0 0 3

Course Structure for the Academic Session: 2016-2019

Programme: BA English (Hons)

Semester I
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L T P Credit
1 History of English Literature-I ENG 101 3 1 0 4
2 Introduction to Poetry& Related Terms ENG 102 3 1 0 4
3 Introduction to Fiction & Related Terms ENG 103 3 1 0 4
4 Communication Skills & Personality Development -I ENG 104 3 1 2 5
5 Fundamental of Psychology PSY101 4 1 0 4
6 Micro Economics ECO101 4 1 0 4
7 Computer Learning Program-I IT101 3 0 2 4
Semester II
Sr. No. Name of the Course Course Code L T P Credit
1 History of English Literature - II ENG 201 3 1 0 4
2 Introduction to Drama & Related Terms ENG 202 3 1 0 4
3 British Drama -I ENG 203 3 1 0 4
4 Communication Skills & Personality Development -II ENG 204 3 1 2 5
5 Experimental Psychology PSY 201 4 1 0 4
6 Macro Economics ECO201 4 1 0 4
7 Computer Learning Program -II IT102 3 0 2 4
Semester III
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L T P Credit
1 History Of English Literature-III ENG 301 3 1 0 4
2 British Novel-I ENG 302 3 1 0 4
3 Indian English Drama ENG 303 3 1 0 4
4 British Poetry ENG 304 3 1 0 4
5 Social Psychology PSY301 3 0 2 4
6 Indian Economy ECP301 4 1 0 4
Semester IV
Sr. No. Name of the Course Course Code L T P Credit
1 Indian Poetry ENG 401 3 1 0 4
2 American Novel ENG 402 3 1 0 4
3 American Drama ENG 403 3 1 0 4
4 Women Writings - I ENG 404 3 1 0 4
5 Abnormal Psychology PSY401 3 0 2 4
6 Economy, State & Society ECO 401 4 1 0 4
Semester V
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L T P Credit
1 Literary Criticism (Aristotle to Leavis) ENG 501 3 1 0 4
2 British Drama II ENG 502 3 1 0 4
3 American Poetry ENG 503 3 1 0 4
4 Literary Essays ENG 504 3 1 0 4
5 British Novel -II ENG 505 3 1 0 4
Semester VI
Sr. No. Name of the Course Course Code L T P Credit
1 Recent Literary Criticism ENG 601 3 1 0 4
2 Phonetics & History of English Language ENG 602 3 1 0 4
3 Contemporary Indian Writing in English translation ENG 603 3 1 0 4
4 Indian Novel ENG 604 3 1 0 4
5 Women writing -II ENG 605 3 1 0 4

Course Structure for the Academic Session: 2017-2020

Programme: BA English (Hons)

Semester I
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L T P Credit
1 History of English Literature-I ENG 101 3 1 0 4
2 Introduction to Poetry& Related Terms ENG 102 3 1 0 4
3 Introduction to Fiction & Related Terms ENG 103 3 1 0 4
4 Communication Skills & Personality Development -I ENG 104 3 1 2 5
OPEN ELECTIVE (OPT ONE)  
5 Meditation & Yoga OEYOG01 2 0 2 3
6 French OEFL01 2 0 2 3
7 NSS OENSS01 2 0 2 3
Semester II
Sr. No. Name of the Course Course Code L T P Credit
1 History of English Literature - II ENG 201 3 1 0 4
2 Introduction to Drama & Related Terms ENG 202 3 1 0 4
3 British Drama -I ENG 203 3 1 0 4
4 Communication Skills & Personality Development -II ENG 204 3 1 2 5
5 Fundamental of Psychology PSY 201 3 1 2 5
Semester III
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L T P Credit
1 History Of English Literature-III ENG 301 3 1 0 4
2 British Novel-I ENG 302 3 1 0 4
3 Indian English Drama ENG 303 3 1 0 4
4 British Poetry ENG 304 3 1 0 4
OPEN ELECTIVE (OPT ONE)
5 Personality Development OEPDC01 2 0 2 3
6 Creative Writing OECW01 2 0 2 3
7 Event Management OEEM01 2 0 2 3
Semester IV
Sr. No. Name of the Course Course Code L T P Credit
1 Indian Poetry ENG 401 3 1 0 4
2 American Novel ENG 402 3 1 0 4
3 American Drama ENG 403 3 1 0 4
4 Women Writings - I ENG 404 3 1 0 4
Departmental Electives (Opt One)
5 Computer Learning Program -I IT101 3 0 0 3
6 Micro Economics ECO 101 3 0 0 3
7 Phonetics and History of English Language ENG 405 3 0 0 3
Semester V
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L T P Credit
1 Literary Criticism (Aristotle to Leavis) ENG 501 3 1 0 4
2 British Drama II ENG 502 3 1 0 4
3 American Poetry ENG 503 3 1 0 4
4 Literary Essays ENG 504 3 1 0 4
OPEN ELECTICE (OPT ONE)
5 Hotel Tourism & transport OEHTT01 2 0 2 3
6 Interior Decoration OEID01 2 0 2 3
7 Fashion Merchandise OEFM01 2 0 2 3
Semester VI
Sr. No. Name of the Course Course Code L T P Credit
1 Recent Literary Criticism ENG 601 3 1 0 4
2 Contemporary Indian Writing in English Translation ENG 602 3 1 0 4
3 Indian Novel ENG 603 3 1 0 4
4 Women Writing II ENG 604 3 1 0 4
5 Core Project and Presentation ENG 605 3 0 0 3
                                                      DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVES (Opt any one)                                                      
6 British Novel II ENG 606 3 0 0 3
7 Abnormal Psychology PSY 501 3 0 0 3
8 Economy, State and Society ECO 301 3 0 0 3

Course Structure for the Academic Session: 2018-21

Programme: BA English (Hons)

Semester I
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L T P Credit
1 History of English Literature-I ENG 101 3 1 0 4
2 Introduction to Poetry& Related Terms ENG 102 3 1 0 4
3 Introduction to Fiction & Related Terms ENG 103 3 1 0 4
4 Communication Skills & Personality Development -I ENG 104 3 1 2 5
OPEN ELECTIVE (OPT ONE)  
5 Meditation & Yoga OEYOG01 2 0 2 3
6 French OEFL01 2 0 2 3
7 NSS OENSS01 2 0 2 3
Semester II
Sr. No. Name of the Course Course Code L T P Credit
1 History of English Literature - II ENG 201 3 1 0 4
2 Introduction to Drama & Related Terms ENG 202 3 1 0 4
3 British Drama -I ENG 203 3 1 0 4
4 Communication Skills & Personality Development -II ENG 204 3 1 2 5
5 Fundamental of Psychology PSY 201 3 1 2 5
Semester III
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L T P Credit
1 History Of English Literature-III ENG 301 3 1 0 4
2 British Novel-I ENG 302 3 1 0 4
3 Indian English Drama ENG 303 3 1 0 4
4 British Poetry ENG 304 3 1 0 4
OPEN ELECTIVE (OPT ONE)
5 Personality Development OEPDC01 2 0 2 3
6 Creative Writing OECW01 2 0 2 3
7 Event Management OEEM01 2 0 2 3
Semester IV
Sr. No. Name of the Course Course Code L T P Credit
1 Indian Poetry ENG 401 3 1 0 4
2 American Novel ENG 402 3 1 0 4
3 American Drama ENG 403 3 1 0 4
4 Women Writings - I ENG 404 3 1 0 4
Departmental Electives (Opt One)
5 Computer Learning Program -I IT101 3 0 0 3
6 Micro Economics ECO 101 3 0 0 3
7 Phonetics and History of English Language ENG 405 3 0 0 3
Semester V
Sr. No. Course Name Course Code L T P Credit
1 Literary Criticism (Aristotle to Leavis) ENG 501 3 1 0 4
2 British Drama II ENG 502 3 1 0 4
3 American Poetry ENG 503 3 1 0 4
4 Literary Essays ENG 504 3 1 0 4
OPEN ELECTICE (OPT ONE)
5 Hotel Tourism & transport OEHTT01 2 0 2 3
6 Interior Decoration OEID01 2 0 2 3
7 Fashion Merchandise OEFM01 2 0 2 3
Semester VI
Sr. No. Name of the Course Course Code L T P Credit
1 Recent Literary Criticism ENG 601 3 1 0 4
2 Contemporary Indian Writing in English Translation ENG 602 3 1 0 4
3 Indian Novel ENG 603 3 1 0 4
4 Women Writing II ENG 604 3 1 0 4
5 Core Project and Presentation ENG 605 3 0 0 3
                                                      DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVES (Opt any one)                                                      
6 British Novel II ENG 606 3 0 0 3
7 Abnormal Psychology PSY 501 3 0 0 3
8 Economy, State and Society ECO 301 3 0 0 3

S. No. Name of the Activity Short Information of the Activity Date of Activity (DD/MM/YYYY) Name of the Attendee/Coordinator (S)
1 Seminar Seminar on World Mental Health Day conducted by guest of hon'ble Dr. G.D Sharma 10-10-2017 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla & Dr. Sonu                Attendee:- Dr. Sona, BA Eng (Hons) & Management  Deptt students
2 Workshop Two days workshop on Creativity & Communication Skills conducted by guest of hon'ble Dr. Geetanjali 12th Oct 2017 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA Eng (Hons), BALLB & Management  Deptt students
3 Seminar Employability & Soft Skills conducted by guest of Hon'ble Mr. Kiran Kurwade 1st Nov 2017 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla, Dr. Sonu                          Attendee:- Dr. Sona, BA Eng (Hons), BALLB & Management  Deptt students
4 Literary Eventena Exhibition Exhibition on English Literature where in studnets are given different authors and plays/poems to prepare models on. Huest of Hon'ble Dr. Sonika Sood 13th Nov 2017 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA Eng (Hons), BALLB, B.Tech, BJMC, Bsc.FD, B.Arch & Management  Deptt students
5 Shakespeare Play Shakespeare Play Volpone was played by our BBA students guest of hon'ble was Dr. Sonika Sood 13th Nov 2017 Coordinator:- Kusha pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA English (hons), BALLB & Management  Deptt students
6 Charitable Work A visit to the Cancer Hospital (IGMC) for the social cause 2nd Dec 2017 Coordinator:- Kusha pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA English (hons)  Deptt students
7 Literary Eventena Exhibition II Exhibition on English Literature where in studnets are given different authors and plays/poems to prepare models on. Guest of Hon' ble was Dr. Usha Bande 18-May-18 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu,ELP  Deptt students
8 Envirnometal Day Celebration Tree Plantation 5th June 2018 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA Eng (Hons), BALLB, B.Tech, BJMC, Bsc.FD, B.Arch & Management  Deptt students
9 Educational Trip Educational Trip for ELP Students 11-Jun-18 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, ELP Deptt students
10 International Yoga Day Performing Asanas on International Day 21st June, 2018 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- APG University Faculty & staff Members
11 Wonder-Lust Literature Festival Debate, Documentary, Extempore, Poem Writing, Sketch painting of authors and dance competition. Guest of Hon'ble was Dr. Sonika Sood 14th Sept, 2018 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, Neha Thakur and Ruchi Himral BA Eng (Hons), BALLB, B.Tech, BJMC, Bsc.FD, B.Arch & Management  Deptt students
12 Literary Eventena Exhibition III Exhibition on English Literature where in studnets are given different authors and plays/poems to prepare models on. Guest of Hon'ble Dr. Poonam Khimta hauhan 12th Oct 2018 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA Eng (Hons), BALLB, B.Tech, BJMC, Bsc.FD, B.Arch & Management  Deptt students
 
S. No. Name of the Activity Short Information of the Activity Date of Activity (DD/MM/YYYY) Name of the Attendee/Coordinator (S)
1 Literary Eventena Exhibition II Exhibition on English Literature where in studnets are given different authors and plays/poems to prepare models on. Guest of Hon' ble was Dr. Usha Bande 18-May-18 Coordinator: Kusha Pandit
2 Envirnometal Day Celebration Tree Plantation 5th June 2018 Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA Eng (Hons), BALLB, B.Tech, BJMC, Bsc.FD, B.Arch & Management  Deptt students
3 Educational Trip Educational Trip for ELP Students 11-Jun-18 Coordinator:Kusha Pandit                      Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, ELP Deptt students
4 International Yoga Day Performing Asanas on International Day 21st June, 2018 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit                   Attendee:- APG University Faculty & staff Members
5 Wonder-Lust Literature Festival Debate, Documentary, Extempore, Poem Writing, Sketch painting of authors and dance competition. Guest of Hon'ble was Dr. Sonika Sood 14th Sept, 2018 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit                     Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, Neha Thakur and Ruchi Himral BA Eng (Hons), BALLB, B.Tech, BJMC, Bsc.FD, B.Arch & Management  Deptt students
6 Literary Eventena Exhibition III Exhibition on English Literature where in studnets are given different authors and plays/poems to prepare models on. Guest of Hon'ble Dr. Poonam Khimta hauhan 12th Oct 2018 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA Eng (Hons), BALLB, B.Tech, BJMC, Bsc.FD, B.Arch & Management  Deptt students
 
S. No. Name of the Activity Short Information of the Activity Date of Activity Name of the Attendee/Coordinator (S)
1 Seminar Seminar on World Mental Health Day conducted by guest of hon'ble Dr. G.D Sharma 10-10-17 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla & Dr. Sonu Attendee:- Dr. Sona, BA Eng (Hons) & Management  Deptt students
2 Workshop Two days workshop on Creativity & Communication Skills conducted by guest of hon'ble Dr. Geetanjali 12-Oct-17 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA Eng (Hons), BALLB & Management  Deptt students
3 Seminar Employability & Soft Skills conducted by guest of Hon'ble Mr. Kiran Kurwade 1-Nov-17 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla, Dr. Sonu                          Attendee:- Dr. Sona, BA Eng (Hons), BALLB & Management  Deptt students
4 Literary Eventena Exhibition Exhibition on English Literature where in studnets are given different authors and plays/poems to prepare models on. Huest of Hon'ble Dr. Sonika Sood 13-Nov-17 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA Eng (Hons), BALLB, B.Tech, BJMC, Bsc.FD, B.Arch & Management  Deptt students
5 Shakespeare Play Shakespeare Play Volpone was played by our BBA students guest of hon'ble was Dr. Sonika Sood 1-Nov-17 Coordinator:- Kusha pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA English (hons), BALLB & Management  Deptt students
6 Charitable Work A visit to the Cancer Hospital (IGMC) for the social cause 2-Dec-2017 Coordinator:- Kusha pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA English (hons)  Deptt students
7 Literary Eventena Exhibition II Exhibition on English Literature where in studnets are given different authors and plays/poems to prepare models on. Guest of Hon' ble was Dr. Usha Bande 18-May-18 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu,ELP  Deptt students
8 Envirnometal Day Celebration Tree Plantation 5-June-18 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA Eng (Hons), BALLB, B.Tech, BJMC, Bsc.FD, B.Arch & Management  Deptt students
9 Educational Trip Educational Trip for ELP Students 11-Jun-18 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, ELP Deptt students
10 International Yoga Day Performing Asanas on International Day 21-June-18 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- APG University Faculty & staff Members
11 Wonder-Lust Literature Festival Debate, Documentary, Extempore, Poem Writing, Sketch painting of authors and dance competition. Guest of Hon'ble was Dr. Sonika Sood 14-Sept-18 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, Neha Thakur and Ruchi Himral BA Eng (Hons), BALLB, B.Tech, BJMC, Bsc.FD, B.Arch & Management  Deptt students
12 Literary Eventena Exhibition III Exhibition on English Literature where in studnets are given different authors and plays/poems to prepare models on. Guest of Hon'ble Dr. Poonam Khimta hauhan 12-Oct-18 Coordinator:- Kusha Pandit Chawla                            Attendee:- Dr. Sona, Dr. Sonu, BA Eng (Hons), BALLB, B.Tech, BJMC, Bsc.FD, B.Arch & Management  Deptt students
 
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