About Department

About the Department

Department of English and Modern European Languages is one of the six founding Departments of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. Its glorious journey has been marked by an incessant and insatiable strive for excellence, and it's pedagogical vision is heavily predicated on student-centric and research-oriented approach to learning. No wonder, that it has emerged over decades as the dream destination for students of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Under the leadership of Prof. S. P. Mishra as the Head, the Department embarked on its voyage with Dr. R. N. Verma, Mr. Thakur Guru Prasad Srivastava and Dr. R. S. Verma as the faculty members. The Department attracted great attention during its infancy when three faculty members, namely Dr R. S. Verma, Prof. Pratap Singh and Prof. Krishna Gopal Srivastava were selected by the British Council to study abroad. Presently, under the able Headship of Prof. Ajay Kumar Shukla and his team of faculty members as Prof. Nandita Singh, Prof. Huma Javed Subzposh, , Prof. Alok Kumar, Prof. Sunita Murmu, Prof. G. H. Behera, Prof. Shikha Singh, Prof. Awanish Rai, Dr Pankaj Kumar Singh , Dr Sanjeev Vishwakarma ,Dr. Brijesh Kumar  and Dr. Shayequa  Tanzeel, the department is committed to initiate new avenues that may come up with the implementation of the objectives of National Education Policy 2020.

The Department has been one of the most dynamic and progressive departments of the University since its foundation. It has produced an impressive number of academicians, administrators, diplomats, and politicians. The Department has always been enriched with distinguished faculty members, who specialise in diverse areas of English and Literary Studies such as Literary Theory, Postcolonial literature, Indian English Literature, Linguistics, Feminism, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Ecocriticism, and so on. It promotes rigorous research in relevant and emerging areas and topics.

The Department has so far organised more than a dozen National/International Conferences /Seminars/Workshops on pertinent issues/topics related to literature and language. We have actively engaged in skill development through Refresher Courses in collaboration with the UGC-HRDC of the University.  In the session 2020-2021 , 14-Day online Refresher Course in Languages on the topic “ Higher Education: Recent Trends and Innovation in Teaching of Language and Literature” was organised. In the session 2022-23, we organized a Refresher Course on the topic “Interacting Interdisciplinarity: Recent Trends in Indian Languages and Literature”. More than fifty students are registered as PhD scholars who are encouraged to engage extensively in research activities. The Department promotes paper presentations by its PhD scholars to encourage critical discussion among students and faculty members. We aim to create and provide an academically vibrant ambience to our students. Classroom lectures are well supplemented with various co-curricular activities such as film screenings and workshops. Under the aegis of the Literary Club of the Department, named “Discourse” , competitions in Creative Writing, Debate, Essay Writing, Literary Quiz, Extempore, Group Discussion, Elocution and Recitations are organised. The Department has its social media platforms including a YouTube Channel. The students of the department have been appointed in different sectors pan India i.e. professors in the university departments, professors in colleges through Higher Education Commissions and Public Service Commissions of different states. The recent initiatives that the department has taken under the able leadership of the present Head Prof. Ajay Kumar Shukla, i.e. conducting mock interviews, constituting research forum, using social media and electronic media platforms to advertise the activities and initiatives of the department, help students to compete and crack selection processes.

The Department has successfully fashioned its curricula and teaching methodology in accordance with the contemporary standards in Higher Education. Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses are in conformity with the New Education Policy 2020. Elective Courses on Popular Literature in English, Literature and Environment, Women’s Writing in English, Literature of the Indian Diaspora, Literature of Precarity and Marginality, South Asian Literatures, Modern Indian Literature in English Translation, Gender Studies, Cultural and Film Studies, Post- 1980 Indian English Literature are also being offered. Opening up of the Language Laboratory and equipping classrooms with smart technology have proved to be highly beneficial to the students. We are restarting Certificate Courses in Russian, French, German, Spanish and Communicative English and determined to initiate new programmes in Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, Film Studies and Theatre Studies. The Department, thus, eagerly strives to explore, as Milton says, ‘fresh woods, and pastures new’.

Department Profile

Department Info Details

Name of Department Department of English and Modern European Languages
Head of Department Prof. Ajay Kumar Shukla
Address of Department First Floor, Faculty of Arts, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, 273009
Contact Number
Email ID departmentofenglishddugu@gmail.com
Social Media Page's Links :
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Department-of-English-DDU-Gorakhpur-University-Gorakhpur-110218931619440/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ddu.department_of_english/
Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwx3HZU64oPHxOvSGKcxQ9g
Twitter https://twitter.com/ddugu_english/

Scientific Equipments Details

Scientific Equipment Link No Document


Type Number
Class Rooms - ICT 05
Class Rooms - Non-ICT 01
Seminar Rooms None
Common Rooms None
Departmental Libraries None
Gents Toilets 01
Ladies Toilets 01
Disabled Person Toilets None
Faculty Rooms 07
Office 01
Reception NA
Waiting Area NA
Lobby NA
Ramp No
Disabled Friendly No
Labs Non-functional Language Lab

Electrical Appliances

Type Number
Fans 39
LED Lights/Tube lights 44
Air Conditioners 05
Coolers No
Room Heaters No
Refrigerators No
Any Other


Type Number
Computers 01
Printers 01
Routers NA
Network Switches NA
Servers NA

Additional Information

5 Years Master Plan https://erp.ddugu.ac.in/DeptProFile/DeptPro5plan100215800.pdf
Annual Department Plan https://erp.ddugu.ac.in/DeptProFile/DeptProadepplan100257826.pdf
Teaching Plan https://erp.ddugu.ac.in/DeptProFile/DeptProteachplan100257826.pdf
Student Attendance

Time Table

UG View Document
PG View Document
Slow Learners View Document
Fast Learners
Room No. with Details No Document
Co-curricular Activity https://erp.ddugu.ac.in/DeptProFile/DeptPro_curricularlink100251782.pdf
List of Alumni https://erp.ddugu.ac.in/DeptProFile/DeptProalumni100266782.pdf
Innovation Practices No Document
Stock Register
Internal Evaluation Records
Special Provision made for Advanced & Slow/Fast Learners

Visiting Guest Faculty

No. of Guest Lectures NA
List of Guest Faculty No Document
Consultancy Services No Document
Community Extension Programs No Document
Learning Resources Available in the Department No Document
Achievements and Rewards No Document
Academic Audit No Document
List of Fast Learners
List of Slow Learners No Document
E-Content No Document
Any Other

Program Details

Number of Programs No Document
Number of Courses View Document
Papers Taught View Document
Value Added Courses No Document
Students enrolled in Each Value-Added Course No Document
No. of Publications 115
No. of Books Published 16
No. of Chapters Published 50

Student Information

Type No. of Student
Under Graduate (UG) BA First year 700
Post Graduate (PG) MA First Year 150
Ph.D. Scholars 50
From Within State
From Outside State
International slow learners (Only UG):
International fast learners (Only UG):

Other Information

Strengths • Qualified, dedicated and enterprising faculty members. • Timely and continuous revision of curriculum. • Relevant and interdisciplinary courses. • Impressive research output by faculty members. • Seminars and Conferences on contemporary topics and debates in literary, linguistic and cultural studies on a regular basis. • Certificate courses in French and German.
Weaknesses • Poor infrastructure in terms of building, classrooms, furniture and equipments. • Lack of funds for teaching, learning and research activities. • Lack of non-teaching technical staff. • Lack of proper Departmental Library.
Opportunities • To offer more courses in other modern European languages. • To forge links with other departments and institutions for collaborative research. • To promote translational activities among various languages. • To offer programs and courses in relevant areas like Theatre and Performance Studies, Cinema Studies, Translation Studies, and Media Studies. • To attract foreign students from nearby countries.
Challenges • To cope with imbalanced teacher-student ratio. • To generate resources for offering more programmes and courses. • To overcome communication barriers due to the lack of linguistic competence among the learners.


Sr. No.
Teacher Name
Mobile No.
1Prof. Nandita I.P. SinghProfessor9935144614View
2Prof. Huma Javed SabzposhProfessor9918418187View
3Prof. Alok KumarProfessor9956005670View
4Prof. Ajay Kumar ShuklaProfessor and Head09935279769View
5Prof. Sunita MurmuProfessor9935176406View
6Prof. Gourhari BeheraProfessor9235258681/9889096406View
7Prof. Shikha SinghProfessor9415066478View
8Prof. Awanish RaiProfessor9936188355View
9Dr. Pankaj Kumar SinghAsst. Professor9451404383View
10Dr. Shubham SinghAsst. Professor945212581View
11Dr. Sanjeev Kumar VishwakarmaAsst. Professor9455243846View
12Dr. Brijesh KumarAsst. Professor9532323040View
13Dr. Shayequa TanzeelAsst. Professor8840014451View

Courses & Syllabi

 Sr. No. Course Syllabus CBCS
1UG (CBCS)View/Download --
2Minor Courses for Undergraduate StudentsView/Download --
3MA English Two Year ProgrammeView/Download --
4Pre-PhDView/Download --
5MA English Old SyllabusView/Download --

Research & Publications

Research Projects (Last 5 Years)

Project Title
Funding Agency
State/Central Govt.
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Research Papers


Retired Faculties

Sr. No.
Teacher Name
Mobile No.
1Prof. Anita MylesProfessor9838225501View
2Prof. Susmita BhattacharyaProfessor9450378991View

Time Table

 Sr. No.  Semester Under Graduate Post Graduate Other
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2III SemesterView/Download --
3I Semester --View/Download
4III Semester --View/Download