About the Department

The Department of English is reputed for excellence in teaching courses in English language and literature at the undergraduate and post graduate level. Since its inception, English has been a first choice as a special subject for students from cross section of the society. The undergraduate and post graduate courses are an eclectic blend of language and literature. While students gain mastery over language skills and become proficient in English, they also learn to appreciate and critically analyze literary works. In addition to the formal classroom teaching, students are given opportunities to participate in a host of extracurricular and extension activities related to language and literature with an objective to make them individuals who can appreciate art as well as nurture universal values such as love, compassion, brotherhood. In order to develop the spirit of research among students as well as teachers, various research oriented activities are organized throughout the year. A lot of emphasis is laid on enhancing employability skills relevant in the contemporary times. The vision of the department is realized with the help of well qualified and dedicated teachers and excellent infrastructure.

Courses conducted by the Department

  • B. A. English (3 years)
  • M. A. English (2 years)

  • Highlights of the Department

  • English is taught as a special subject.

  • Post Graduate Department (Non Grant)

  • Permanent qualified faculty

  • Three Research Guides

  • Head of Department

    Mr. Jayant R. Salve

    M.A., B.Ed., SET

    Associate Professor

    Head, Department of English

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    Senior College Faculty

    Name of FacultyDesignationProfile link
    Mr Jayant R. SalveAssociate ProfessorView Profile
    Dr. Hanumant A. LokhandeAssociate Professor View Profile
    Dr. Padmini N. ManeAssistant ProfessorView Profile
    Dr. Siddharth KaleAssistant ProfessorView Profile
    Ms. Priya ColacoAssistant ProfessorView Profile
    Dr. Abhijay WaghAssistant ProfessorView Profile

    Junior College Faculty

    Name of FacultyDesignationProfile link
    Mr. Suresh K. DharmadhikariTeacher in EnglishView Profile
    Mr. Himmat T. TobareTeacher in EnglishView Profile
    Mr. Anil U. PawarTeacher in EnglishView Profile
    Mr. Nandkumar S. NilakheTeacher in EnglishView Profile
    Ms. Maya RathoreTeacher in English
    Mr. Ajay MurkuteTeacher in English
    Ms. Rutuja ShindeTeacher in English View Profile

    Infrastructure & Learning Resources

  • An extremely rich section of English Language and Literature in the library

  • Spacious Classrooms for undergraduate classes

  • Separate class room for PG courses.

  • A Separate department


    The ELA is a forum that organizes all the academic and co curricular activities of the department throughout the year. Students and teachers of the department are members of the ELA. The inauguration of the activities of ELA for each academic year is held in the beginning of each term at the hands of eminent scholar and academician.


    Junior and senior college students present their original compositions on a variety of themes. The competition is judged by a panel of three judges. The participants are judged on the basis of Theme, Diction, Presentation and Overall Impression.


    Eminent guest speakers are invited to give insights into the various aspects of Research. The speech is followed by presentation of original research papers by students and teachers.


    A two day Literary Fest ‘Literaria’ is organized every year in the month of January as part of the college annual youth fest ‘Nowros’. The activities held under the fest are- Literary exhibition, Literary Quiz, Hand writing Competition, Literary Games, Elocution, extempore Poetry writing competition, Cosplay, On the second day, a cultural programme is organized. Students and teachers present their talent in music, dance , drama.


    In the month of August, the students of Third Year and M.A. part Two arrange a fresher’s party to welcome the students of FY AND M.A. part one. In the month of April, the juniors give a farewell to their seniors.


  • UGC sponsored Two -Day National Conference on ‘ Cultural Studies: Explorations into the Forms of Power ( 26th and 27th March 2015)
    Resource Persons- Dr Sripad Bhat, (Head, department of English , Goa University Goa), Dr. Satish Poduval (Head, Department of Cultural Studies, IFLU, Hyderabad), Dr Meena Pillai (Director, Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Kerala), Ms Kirti K ( Director, Mahila Samakhya, Bihar), Dr Bajrang Korde( Professor, Department of English, SPPU),Dr. Murjban Jal (Indian Institute of Pune),

  • Two- Day State level seminar on ‘Research in English Language and Literature’: Methods and Techniques’ ( 28th and 29th January 2010)
    Resource Persons: Professor Hamid Khan, Dr. Gokhale, Dr. V M Madge,Dr. Sunil Sawant, Dr. M. A Shaikh, Dr. P A Attar, Dr H V Deshpande,

  • Two –Day State level seminar on ‘Developing Communication Skills through Literature’(28th and 29th January 2009)
    Resource Persons-Dr . Sudhakar Marathe, Dr. Milind Malshe, Dr. Triveni Mathur, Professor Kimbahune.

  • One-Day seminar on’ Dramatic Experience’ (14th March 2008)
    Resource persons- Professor G.P Deshpande, Mr Amol Palekar , Dr. Jabbar Patel, Professor Madhav Vaze


    The play prescribed for M.A. Part 2 titled ‘Final Solutions’ written by Sahitya Akademi prize winner play right Mahesh Dattani, was staged professionally in Bharatnatyamandir, Pune. The play was produced by the Department of English and directed by Head of the department Mr Jayant Salve and Mr Yogendra Mnae. The students acted in the play and also id the music, lights and the stage. The play was the outcome of a weeklong drama workshop conducted by the department.

    Research Guides

    Sr. No.Name Of Research GuideDescription
    1Dr. Hanumant A. LokhandeRecognized Ph. D. guide of SPPU
    3Dr. Padmini N. ManeRecognized Ph. D. guide of SPPU

    Research Papers/ Articles Published in Journals/ BooksPatents and Publications

    Name: Dr. Hanumant A. Lokhande
    Title of Article/PaperJournal / BookPeer ReviewedISBN/ISSN No.Publication / Year
    Metaphor of the City and Change: The Subjugated Protagonist in Indian LiteratureInternational Journal of Innovative Knowledge ConceptYesISSN: 2454-2415Sonhira, Pune February 2018
    Literary Dimensions of Ambedkarism: The Role of Ideology and Literature in Anti-caste StruggleDimensions of AmbedkarismYesISBN: 978-93-85218-49-1Sandesh(Dept of History, Mumbai Uni.) 2018
    Indian Cinema: Casting Caste Through LensThe book Aspects of Marginal LiteratureNAISBN: 978-93-83144-55-6Shubham, Kanpur 2019
    Misguided Guide: From Novel to FilmVidyavarta Peer-Reviewed International Refereed Research JournalYesISSN: 2319-9318Harshwardhan, Limbaganesh, Beed (MS) January 2020
    Re-telecasting of the Ramayan Amid Covid19: Narratives and Counter-narrativesLangLit: An International Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journal Vol 6, Issue 4YesISSN: 2349-5189Latur May.2020
    Nitibodhkatha: Mahatma Phule Yaani tya Sandharbhat Kelele VishleshanMarathi Sanshodhan Pratika, Issue 4U.G.C. No. 129ISSN—0542- 6421Mumbai Marathi Granthal ay, Mumbai July- Aug- Sept. 202 0
    Dr. Padmini N. Mane
    Title of Article/PaperJournal / BookPeer ReviewedISBN/ISSN No.Publication / Year
    Chitra Divakaruni Banerjee’s ‘ The Last Queen: Rani JindanPune Research: An International Journal in EnglishYes2454-3454Aradhya International January 2021.
    Chitra Divakaruni Banerjee’s Palace of Illusion: The Feminine SensibilityLanglit Volume 7 Issue 2 (2021)Yes2349-51892021
    Chitra Divakaruni Banerjee’s ‘The Last Queen: A powerful Parable between Indestructible Love between Mother and ChildLanglit Volume 6 Issue 2Yes2349-51892020

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