Department | Arts | English

About Department of English

History of the Department: (1924 TO 2018):  

  • The first Department of English in North Maharashtra
  • 1924-Establishment of the Department with the Establishment of the Arts College, headed by the  founder principal T.A. Kulkarni
  • 1948- Science (English for science students) Stream started
  • 1952-PG course started
  • 1980-81-Certificate Course in English (Extension Activity) started
  • 1994-95 Functional English under Vocationalization (Extension Activity) started
  • 2006 M. Phil Research Centre (YCM Open University) started.
  • 2014- Ph.D.  Research Centre of Savitribai Phule Pune University

Courses Taught at the Department

  • B.A. English
  • B.A. Functional English
  • M.A. English
  • Certificate Course in English
  • Remedial Courses

Infrastructure and Learning Resources:

  • Classroom with LCD and Wall Projection Facility
  • Computers– 16 with LCD Monitors
  • Multimedia Software- 16
  • Internet Facility-16 Computers
  • Linguaphone-21 Eye-speak Software- 12 Sets with 12 books, VCDs and MP3
  • Speakers-2
  • Printer-1
  • Separate Cabin for Counseling and Mentoring Sessions
  • Notice Boards and Display Boards-5
  • Display Shelf for Projects and Scrapbooks
  • Books – 19,000 (in college library)
  • Periodicals – 09 Dept. Library with 429 books Daily Newspapers- Times of India, Indian Express
  • Pool of Films, Short Films and Documentary
  • Depository of PPTs (Presentations) on Study Topics/Additional Resources
  • Depository of E-books/Journal Articles for Reference Reading

Highlights of the Department:

  • Use of Language Lab for enhancing linguistic competence of the Functional English as well as conventional B.A. students
  • Film Club– Screening of movies, documentaries and short films to sensitize students to appreciate different media. Students are encouraged to discuss the film screened and also to write reviews. The Department maintains a special depository of
  • Dramatics Club– Students of the college are offered a much required platform by organizing performances of famous English plays including Nagamandala, The King and the Queen, An Episode in the life of Author, Othello and Taming of the Shrew.
  • LIT-FEST– Every year Literature Festival is being celebrated in the month of January since 2013-14 to help the students to showcase their talents and management skills. The festival consists of musical performance, dramatic skits, dance fusions and mime.
  • Remedial Courses– Remedial, Add-on and Bridge the Gap Courses are conducted for helping the students to improve their communicative skills including the Science students.
  • Supplementary Syllabi– Special syllabus, consisting on topics from Media studies and Writing Skills is designed to supplement the University syllabi for Functional English. The students are exposed to various methods and practical situations of teaching-learning process.
  • Mentoring and Counseling– the respective mentor of every class has to ensure that all the students of the class engage in the above methods. S/he also counsels the weak and the bright students separately for better learning and adaption.
  • Unconventional Methods of Evaluation – Scrapbook, Field Visits, On the Job Training, Role Playing and Project Work including E-Projects, Open Book Test, MCQ Test, Practical Criticism, Preparing Bibliography
  • Publication of an experimental journal- ‘Green Minds

Distinguished Teachers in the Past

  • Principal B. L. Patankar
  • Prof. N. S. Takakav
  • Principal N. M. Acharya
  • Prof. Vasant Kanetkar
  • Prof. M.G. Deshpande
  • Prof. C. S.Pandit
  • Dr. Jacob
  • Prof. Devrajah
  • Dr. V. G. Salunke
  • Prof. V. H. Kshirsagar
  • Prof. T. S. Borate
  • Prof. H. R. Kadepurkar
  • Prin. Dr. Anjali Patwardhan-Kulkarni
  • Dr. Seema Bhaduri

Distinguished Alumni

  • Dr. Paroo Nihalani brothers (Distinguished Scholar, Marathwada University & CIEFL )
  • Dr. R. B. Patankar (Senior Academician, Bombay University and Critic,)
  • Dr. A. P. Dani ( Head, Dept. of English, Ferguson college)
  • Mr. Anand Limaye (I.A.S, Director, YASHADA)
  • Mr.Prakash Akolkar (Chief Editor, Maharashtra Times)
  • Prin. Padmakar Punde (Former Principal, Chakan college)
  • Prof. H. R. Kadepurkar (Former Principal, BYK College of Commerce, Convener-Text Book Writing Committee, State Board)
  • Dr. Anjali Kulkarni (Principal, N. B. Mehta College, Bordi)


Degree Eligibility Course Type Intake Note Admission Procedure Type
B.A (English) An applicant who has passed the H.S.C(12th Arts) Examination of the Maharashtra State Board or equivalent of any other statutory Board or University is eligible for admission to the first year B.A. degree course. Grant 40 Seats ( Special subject from SYBA onwards) Reservation as per Government Rules Selection through merit list Under Graduate
M.A.(English) Any Graduate  is eligible  but an applicant who has passed the BA Examination  with  English as special subject will be preferred Grant 60 Seats Reservation as per Government Rules Selection through merit list Post Graduate
Ph.D. M.A. WITH PET / NET / SET Non-Grant 36 Seats Reservation as per Government Rules As per Savitribai Phule Pune University Norms Doctorate

Faculty List

Faculty Qualification Designation Experience(Yrs) Email Profile
Prof. Ananda Arjun Khalane MA B. Ed English (SET, NET) Head, Department of English 14 years View
Dr. Ratnaparkhi Pranavkumar Ulhas M.A. Ph.D. LL.B. NET, SET Assistant Professor 22 years View
Dr. Mrs Menon Sunitha Ramesh M.A.(English) S.E.T Assistant Professor 18 years View
Dr. Patil  Jitendra Pitambar M.A., NET, SET Assistant Professor 2 years View