gogate-college

Department of English

Department of English

Establishment / mile stones: 1945

Sr.No. Name Quantity
1 Language Laboratory 1
2 LCD TV 1
3 Internet Connection 1
Teaching
Dr.A.Y.Pitre
Dr.A.Y.Pitre
Associate Professor & Head
M.A.,Ph.D. Former Member of BoS and  UG & PG Syllabus Revision Committees, MU
Mr.V.M.Athalye
Mr.V.M.Athalye
Assistant Professor
MA.SET Member ,  UG & PG Syllabus Revision Committees, MU
Mr.D.S.Kamble
Mr.D.S.Kamble
Assistant Professor
MA.NET( JRF), LLB
Ms.M.V.Athavale-Date
Ms.M.V.Athavale-Date
(Contractual)
M.A.SET
Mr.Tejas Bhosale
Mr.Tejas Bhosale
(Contractual)
M.A.SET
Visiting Faculty
Staff Member
Dr. Shilpa Sapre
Professor & Head, DBJ College , Chiplun
( Ex-Chairperson, Board of Studies ( English) , MU
Staff Member
Dr.L.B. Patil
Associate Professor & Head, ASP College , Devrukh
( Member,, Board of Studies ( English) , MU
 UG

Class & Semester Course Nomenclature Type (optional, elective, applied, compulsory)
FYBA
Sem I & II
Communication Skills in English Compulsory
FYBA
Sem I & II
Introduction to Literature
Paper I
Optional- Elective
FYBCom
Sem I & II
Business Communication Compulsory
SYBA
Sem III & IV
Indian Literature in English
Paper II
Ancillary
SYBA Sem III & IV American Literature
Paper III
Ancillary
SYBA
Sem III & IV
Business Communication
Paper I & II
Applied Component
SYBA
Sem III & IV
Mass Communication Applied Component
SYBA Sem III & IV Introduction to Journalism
Papers I & II
Applied Component
TYBA
Sem V and VI
Paper IV
Elizabethan and Jacobean Periods
TYBA
Sem V and VI
Paper V
Literary Theory and Practical Criticism
TYBA
Sem V and VI
Paper VI
GRAMMAR AND ART OF WRITING
TYBA
Sem V and VI
Paper VII :The Romantic Revival
SemVI: Victorian
Age
TYBA
Sem V and VI
Paper VIII: Literary Era
20th Century British Literature
TYBA
Sem V and VI
Paper IX:Drama and Theatre

 PG

Class & Semester Course Nomenclature Type (optional, elective, applied, compulsory)
MA I
Sem I and II
Literary Theory and Criticism Core Course
MA I
Sem I and II
Linguistic and Stylistic Analysis Core Course
MA I
Sem I and II
Fiction Core Course
MA I
Sem I and II
Drama Core Course
MA Part II
Sem III and IV
Poetry from Chaucer to the Present Elective
MA Part II
Sem III and IV
Nineteenth Century American Literature Elective
MA Part II
Sem III and IV
Twentieth Century American Literature Elective
MA Part II
Sem III and IV
Shakespeare Elective
MA Part II
Sem III and IV
Indian Writing in Translation Elective
MA Part II
Sem III and IV
English for Academic and Commercial Purpose Ability enhancement Course
MA Part II
Sem III and IV
Political Reading of Literature Inter disciplinary/ Cross-disciplinary course
MA Part II
Sem III and IV
Project Based Course Project Based course

 Other

Bridge Course
Remedial Course
Developmnet Courses ( Journalistic skills, Soft skills, etc.)

Vidya Samiti – Constitution with members
Sr. No. Name
1 Dr. A.Y.Pitre Chairperson( HoD)
2 Mr.V.M.Athalye Member ( faculty)
3 Mr.D.S.Kamble Member ( faculty)
4 Ms.M.V.Athavle-Date Member (faculty)
5 Mr.T.B.Bhosale Member (faculty)
6 Ms.Priya Pednekar Student representative( MA PartI)
7 Dr.P.B.Patil External Member ( Visiting Faculty & BoS Member)
Sr Name Detail
1 Adv. P.L. Mahajani Advocate , Mumbai High Court
2 Dr.Shilpa Sapre-Bharmal Ex-Chairperson, Board of Studies in English, MU
3 Mr.Jaygopal Menon: State Administrative Services
4 Adv.Vinay Paranjape Poet, Activist, Columnist
5 Ms.Gloria Kondvilkar Freelance Journalist, US

Departmental Library
Language Lab
Guidance for research activities and literary competitions
e-learning resources

The department had been formerly headed by eminent personalities like Prof. Vinda Karandikar
( Gyanpeeth Awardee Poet)
92 % average result & above 75 % progression or off campus placement rate.

Sr. No. Class/ Sem Paper- Nomenclature Course Outcomes / Objectives
1 FYBA
Sem I & II
Communication Skills in English
  1. To enhance language proficiency by providing adequate exposure to reading and writing skills
  2. To orient the learners towards the functional aspects of language
  3. To increase the range of lexical resource through a variety of exercises
2 FYBA
Sem I & II
Introduction to Literature
Paper I
  1. To acquaint students with the characteristics of various literary genres
  2. To develop analytical skills and critical thinking through close reading of literary texts
  3. To cultivate appreciation of language as an artistic medium and to help them understand the importance of forms, elements and style that shape literary works
  4. To enable students to understand that literature is an expression of human values within a historical and social context.
3 FYBCom
Sem I & II
Business Communication
  1. To develop an awareness about the complexity of communication in a dynamic business environment.
  2. To develop effective oral, writing and listening skills among learners.
  3. To demonstrate the effective use of communication technology.
4 SYBA
Sem III & IV
Indian Literature in English
Paper II
  1. To introduce learners to the uniqueness of Indian Literature in English
  2. To acquaint learners to the pluralistic dimensions of Indian Literature in English
  3. To help them understand the different genres of Indian Literature in English
  4. To familiarise learners with different perspectives of approaching this literature
  5. To make learners aware of prominent Indian Writers in English
5 SYBA
Sem III & IV
American Literature
Paper III
  1. To acquaint the learners of literature with the various genres and literary terms of twentieth century American Literature
  2. To sensitize them to the themes and styles of American Literature
  3. To introduce them to the socio-cultural milieu of twentieth century America through literary texts
  4. To enhance their understanding of American, African American and Multicultural sensibilities by introducing them to the literary works representing them
  5. To facilitate cross-cultural perspectives and discussions on American Literature
6 SYBA
Sem III & IV
Business Communication
Paper I & II
  1. To develop an awareness about the complexity of communication in a dynamic business environment.
  2. To develop effective oral, writing and listening skills among learners.
  3. To demonstrate the effective use of communication technology.
7 SYBA
Sem III & IV
Mass Communication
Paper I & II
  1. To introduce the students to some major aspects of communication and mass communication.
  2. To develop among the students a broad perspective of the past and the present status of Mass Media in India.
  3. To develop among the students a critical understanding of the Mass Media with regard to their presentation formats, roles and audiences in Indian context.
  4. To develop among the students a critical understanding of some special roles of different Mass Media in India.
  5. To help the students to assess the contribution of Indian mass media to national development.
  6. To acquaint the students with some issues and laws related to mass media in India.
  7. To introduce the students to various job and career opportunities in media industry.
8 SYBA
Sem III & IV
Introduction to Journalism
Papers I & II
  1. To acquaint the learners with the basic concepts of journalism and to familiarize them with the content of a newspaper and departments of the news paper publishing house.
  2. To sensitize them to the styles of journalistic prose
  3. To inculcate in them the skills of reporting, editing and feature writing in print medium
  4. To enable the students to have a career perspective in journalism
9 TYBA
Sem V and VI
Paper IV
Elizabethan and Jacobean Periods
  1. To introduce the students to English Literature of the 16, 17 and 18 centuries.
  2. To show them how background influences shaped the writer’s thinking.
  3. To introduce them to literary masters who dominated the scene
  4. To familiarize the students with the different writing styles that each age adopted.
10 TYBA
Sem V and VI
Paper V
Literary Theory and Practical Criticism
  1. To introduce the learners of literature to the basics of literary criticism
  2. To sensitize them to critical approaches and literary theories
  3. To impart the technique of close reading of literary texts
  4. To enable the learners to analyze, interpret, explicate and evaluate literary texts
  5. To familiarize the learners with the tenets of practical criticism
11 TYBA
Sem V and VI
Paper VI
GRAMMAR AND ART OF WRITING
  1. To develop among students an insight in the process of word formation and transformation.
  2. To develop among students an insight into the structure of English language and develop their skills of grammatical analysis and description.
  3. To provide knowledge of the underlying ‘rules’ of grammar.
  4. To introduce rhetorical structures for effective writing.
12 TYBA
Sem V and VI
Paper VII
Sem V :The Romantic Revival
SemVI: Victorian
Age
  1. To introduce the students to English Literature of the 19th century – of the Romantic Revival and the Victorian period.
  2. To show them how background influences shaped the writer’s thinking.
  3. To introduce them to literary masters who dominated the scene
  4. To familiarize the students with the different writing styles that each age adopted.
13 TYBA
Sem V and VI
Literary Era (V&VI)
20th Century British Literature
  1. To familiarize the learners with the twentieth century literary movements
  2. To introduce them to modernist and postcolonial literary texts
14 TYBA
Sem V and VI
Drama and Theatre
  1. To acquaint the learners of literature with various types of drama
  2. To sensitize them to the techniques and types of theatre
  3. To introduce them to drama asa performing art
  4. To enhance their understanding of the elements of theatre
  5. To enable the learners to critically watch a play, write a review and to put up a play
15 MA I
Sem I and II
Literary Theory and Criticism
  1. To introduce the learners to a wide range of critical methods and literary theories
  2. To enable them to use the various critical approaches and advanced literary theories
  3. To enhance their analytical skills
  4. To enable them to mobilize various theoretical parameters in the analysis of literary and cultural texts
  5. To familiarize the learners with the trends and cross-disciplinary nature of literary theories
  6. To introduce them to the conventions of research papers
 16 MA I
Sem I and II
Linguistic and Stylistic Analysis
  1. To understand the concept of style in literature .
  2. To understand the linguistic basis of literary criticism ( stylistics as an input to literary criticism).
  3. To understand the concept of discourse and the principles of discourse analysis .
  4. To understand the use of stylistic approach in teaching literature.
  5. To understand the impact of stylistic analysis on academic writing
  6. To understand some major concepts in narratology
 17 MA I
Sem I and II
Fiction Objectives of the course:

  1. To familiarize learners with different genres in fiction.
  2. To familiarize them with different types of fictional narratives.
  3. To provide the learners with an idea of the growth of fiction over the period of the last three centuries.
  4. To make the learners aware of the social, cultural and psychological implications of fiction.
 18 MA I
Sem I and II
Drama
  1. To introduce the learners to a wide range of theatrical practices around the world.
  2. To introduce the learners to various theories of drama
  3. To enable them to understand the elements of drama and theatre
  4. To introduce them to the conventions of research papers
 19 MA Part II
Sem III and IV
Poetry from Chaucer to the Present
  1. To familiarize the students with the major representative poets of every age and
    movements therein.
  2. To help them study different genres of poetry in the context of socio- cultural background of the age
 20 MA Part II
Sem III and IV
Nineteenth Century American Literature
  1. To appreciate American literature by reading aesthetically and not just for
    knowledge/information
  2. To discern and analyze the rhetorical strategies that American authors employ
  3. To initiate serious engagement with the texts through close reading and analytical writing
  4. To develop and demonstrate an awareness of the significance of literature and of literary forms in the 19th century American context
  5. To hone their skills in interpretation and research
 21 MA Part II
Sem III and IV
Twentieth Century American Literature
  1. To acquaint the learners of literature with the various genres and literary terms of twentieth century American Literature
  2. To sensitize them to the themes and styles of modern and postmodern American Literary works
  3. To introduce them to the socio-cultural milieu of twentieth century America through literary texts
  4. To enhance their understanding of multicultural sensibilities by introducing them tothe literary works representing them
  5. To facilitate cross-cultural perspectives and discussions on American Literature of multiple ethnicities
  6. To enable them to write projects and research papers on American literature
 22 MA Part II
Sem III and IV
Shakespeare
  1. To familiarize the learner with timeless dimensions of Shakespeare’s works.
  2. To help the learner understand the contemporary relevance of Shakespeare with reference to modern versions and films based on his plays.
  3. To sensitize the learner to development of the genres of comedy, tragedy and history plays in the Elizabethan era.
  4. To acquaint the learner with changing responses to Shakespeare’s plays
 23 MA Part II
Sem III and IV
Indian Writing in Translation
  1. To offer an exhaustive study of Indian literatures in the various Indian languages through English translation.
  2. To acquaint the students with major movements, trends and tendencies beside major authors and literary texts in multiple languages in India through English translation.
  3. To equip the students with enough knowledge about literary translations in English from Indian languages and help them understand and overcome the problems and issues of literary translation.
  4. To familiarize the students with the history of translation in India from the Post-Independence to contemporary times and enable them to writer research papers in the same with new views and perspectives.

Literature courses in the Department of English (UG and PG) offer students the opportunity to study influential writings from the British, American, and global Anglophone traditions. Courses may focus on historical periods, literary genres or critical approaches . Studying these courses will be an essential and rewarding part of a life-long commitment to learning and growth.

UG level PSOs (TYBA- English Literature):

  1. Reading: The programme provides imaginative and critical insights into all areas of human experience such as war and peace, nature and culture, love and sexuality, selfhood and social identity, justice and atrocity, the sacred and the profane, the burdens of history and the dreams of the future. Learning to attend to the complexities of literary texts students will become accomplished, active and critical readers who appreciate ambiguity and complexity .
  2. Sense of Genre: Students will develop an appreciation of how the formal elements of language and genre shape meaning.
  3. Sense of Culture and History: Students will gain a knowledge of the major traditions of literatures written in English, and an appreciation for the diversity of literary and social voices within those traditions. They will develop an ability to read texts in relation to their historical and cultural contexts, in order to gain a richer understanding of both text and context. This will help them become more aware of themselves as situated historically and culturally.

PG level PSOs (MA- English Literature)

In addition to the POs at the UG level , the students will learn the following ones:

  1. Sense of Genre: Students will develop an appreciation of how the formal elements of language and genre shape meaning. They will recognize how writers fulfil generic expectations, as well transgress or subvert them..
  2. Critical Approaches: Students will develop the ability to apply various critical approches to literary works and deploy ideas from these texts in their own reading and writing.
  3. Analytical and Writing skills: Students will be able to analyse and write effectively for academic and business domain. They will demonstrate an ability to revise for content and edit for grammatical and stylistic clarity.
  4. Research Skills: Students will be able to identify topics and formulate questions for productive inquiry; they will identify appropriate methods and sources for research and evaluate critically the sources they find; and they will use their chosen sources effectively in their own writing, citing all sources appropriately.
  5. Presentation skills: Students will demonstrate the skills needed to prepare, organize and deliver an effective oral presentation.
  6. Valuing literature, language, and imagination: Students will develop a passion for literature and language. They will appreciate literature’s ability to elicit feeling and cultivate the imagination.. They will appreciate the expressive use of language preparing for a life of learning as readers and writers.