|Name of the Department||:||Department of English & Other European Languages|
|Year of Establishment||:||1946 (with the inception of the University)|
|School||:||School of Languages|
|Head of the Department||:||Prof. Nivedita Maitra|
- Vision & Mission
- Curricular Aspects
- Research Innovation and Ecosystems
- Infrastructure and Learning Resources
- Values and Best Practices
Brief Introduction of the Department
Department of English and Other European Languages is one of the first 28 departments that came into being along with the founding of the University of Saugor. Professor S. R. Swaminathan, a theatre aficionado was the first Head of the Department. In the following years, eminent scholars like Prof. P.S. Sastri, Prof. Amaresh Datta, Prof. Mohan Lal, Prof. Mallikarjunan and Prof. R. S. Pathak joined the Department and made a distinct contribution to the development of the Department. Working by the vision of Sir Dr. Harisingh Gour, the founder of the University, the Department strives to impart open and versatile training to the students, giving them sufficient knowledge in the new and promising fields like Translation Studies, South Asian Literature, Film Studies, Science Fiction, Creative Writing, Academic Writing, Soft Skills, Text and Performance, and the like along with the mainstream Language and Literature, Indian and Western Literary Theories and the School and College/University Teaching.
The Department has made a substantial contribution in the field of research. Most of the scholars have been recipients of UGC scholarships in the past and in the present time 90% of the scholars have qualified either NET or SLET and many are also recipients of JRF and Rajiv Gandhi scholarships.
The Department has been offering Language as well as Literature courses for professional degrees programmes like B Pharma, BA LLB, B Tech (Computer Science), B Lib. etc Department has Facilities like an independent building; individual faculty chambers with computer and internet facility; an open-air theatre; Seminar Hall, Library, Reading room and Language Laboratory.