Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women

Re-Accredited by NAAC with B++ Grade - 2016

Department Of English

About Department

Year of establishment: 1959 as a General subject, Honours from 2002

Infrastructure: Departmental room, shares all other central infrastructure of the college like ICT enabled classroom, departmental library. 

Intake capacity: 88 (Total)

Brief of the Department: The department is involved in several academic and co-curricular activities such as participating in quiz competitions, NSS and NCC, essay-competitions, poster-presentation etc. Extension lectures and Special talks are organised every year. The department shares a cordial teacher-student relationship, enriched by regular mentoring session. A course of Communicative English is also conducted by the department, for the students of Sem 1 and 2.

Activities from past years:
Organising essay and poster-presentation competition every year, in response to the awareness programme on 'Vigilence awareness week' conducted by the Land and Soil Survey, Govt of West Bengal, and participating in the annual celebration of Students' Health Home, Vivek Mela conducted by Sri Sarada Math, etc. 

Faculty List:
Dr Pritha Kundu (Assistant Professor, Stage -1)
Mr Hasanuzzaman Biswas (Assistant Professor, Stage -1)
Smt Sarbajaya Banerjee (SACT -2)
Smt Shraboni Mazumdar(SACT-2)
Smt Nilanjana Bagchi (SACT-2)

Online Activities:

  • Regular online classes through Googlemeet, Teamlink , Skype or Conference Call
  • Organising Web-talks, Webinars etc

Departmental Events:

  • Two Extension lectures on American Literature, delivered by Prof Chaitali Moitra and Prof. Amitabha Paul (15th November 2019)
  • Visit to Kolkata Book Fair with students (5th Feb 2020)
  • Bhasha Divas Celebration (in Collaboration with the Department of Bengali), 28th February 2020
  • Web-talk on Medical Humanities by Dr. Arka Chattopadhyay, 3rd July 2020
  • International Webinar on "The Pandemic Situation in Literature, Life and Society", (9th July 2020)

Students' Achievements:

  • Most of the students pursuing higher studies, or preparing themselves for job-oriented examinations.
  • In 2018, Pramita Mitra (then a 3rd year student) secured the second position in a state-level debate competition organised by Students' Health Home.