Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya

(A multi-faculty college affiliated to Vidyasagar University and funded by UGC & Govt. of W.B.)
Vill. & P.O.-Kapgari: Dist.-Jhargram (W.B.): Pin.–721 505

Department of English

“Excellence is a process and not an accident”. – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Background History:

The English Department of Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya started its glorious voyage from the academic session 2003-2004. The main architect of the department is Dr. Jaydeep Sarangi, an indefatigable spirit and a versatile genius - a bilingual writer, editor, critic, translator, academic administrator and the author of a number of significant publications. He is presently working as Principal of New Alipore College, Kolkata. Dr. Tirthankar Das Purokayastha, the then HOD, Department of English, Vidyasagar University, graced the occasion of inauguration of the department. The task of teaching English literature was a mammoth and challenging one in this rural part of Bengal which is mainly inhabited by the tribal and other backward classes of people. Dr. Sarangi was well-supported and guided by another experienced and qualified faculty member, Prof. Dr. Haripada Bera. Over the years, the English department has been emerging as one of the strongest departments of the college. In 2010 Dr. Jaydeep Sarangi left the college to join as an Associate Professor at Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College and in the same year Mr. Samit Kumar Maiti joined the post of Assistant Professor in the department. In 2021, Mr. Rik Sarkar joined the post of Assistant Professor. Lately, the department enjoys a commendable bonhomie with the other departments. Moreover, there exists a homely atmosphere and intimate relationship between teachers and students.

In 2006 the department organized a National Seminar on “Australian Literature: Identity, Representation & Belonging.” Dr. Sarangi regularly published a peer-reviewed international journal named “Seva Bharati Journal of English Studies”. The department now regularly publishes a magazine “Pearl” and a wall magazine “Utopia” to showcase the talent and literary activities of the departmental students.

Eminent Professors like Prof. Dr. Sankar Prasad Sinha, Dr. Gautam Buddha Sural, Dr. Indranil Acharya, Dr. Joyjit Ghosh and many more have visited the department.

Programmes Offered

Sl. No. Name of the Programme Year of Introduction Programme Duration
1. B.A. Honours in English 2003 Three/Four Years
2. B.A. General in English 1964 Three Years

Departmental Magazine/ e-Magazine

The students of English Department publish the departmental Magazine named “Pearl” regularly. Since the pandemic, the print version of the Magazine has been shifted to the digital version.

Departmental Wall Magazine

The department also publishes Wall Magazine “Utopia” regularly to showcase the talents of the students in literary and cultural fields.

Award for the Departmental Students

Annapurna Maiti Memorial Award(since 2016):for the topper from the department in the final University Examination. Donor: Dr. Samit Kumar Maiti