English is a window to the world outside and a tool of employment within and outside India. It is the dominant language of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and various island nations in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is also one of the official languages of India, the Philippines, Singapore, and many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa. English is the first choice of foreign language in most other countries of the world, and it is that status that has given it the position of a global lingua franca. It is estimated that about a third of the world’s population, some two billion persons, now use English.
The Department of English started functioning in the college in the year 2009 when the BA English Literature programme has been introduced. MA English programme has been in existence in the college since 2013. The Department has all the infrastructure and instructional facilities for conducting the programmes.