Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gorakhpur University
Department of English
The department of English is one of the six departments with which the university started functioning in 1957. The department acquired a new dimension when the U.S. Educational Foundation in India offered to send American Professor to introduce and organise studies in American Literature. The department made it possible for us to have Russian teachers to open Certificate and Diploma courses in Russian. Unfortunately, the Department has no teaching in Russian at present.
There is an Audio-Visual Lab in the Department. The department tries to show films of English plays, English novels and some longer poems with the help of the Publicity Department of the Government. Also there are a few language records; the students are given opportunities to listen to them with a view to improving their pronunciation.
The department organised several workshops and seminars U.G.C sponsored Refresher Courses in collaboration with Academic Staff College, Gorakhpur were organised in recent years. The department has produced more than 50 Ph.D. The department organises lectures, debates, essay writing competition and literary quiz for the students every year.
Apart from undergraduate course, the department is offering post-graduate course in English language.