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Samrat Sengupta

Assistant Professor
The Department of English, Kharagpur College

General Information

Education : M.A.
Knowledge : Indian Literature in English, Literary Theory
Year Of Experience : 5 years & 8 months


Soumyabrata Sil

Professor and Head
The Department of English, Kharagpur College

General Information

Education : M.A.
Knowledge : Cultural Studies and Modern Fiction
Year Of Experience : 10 months


Chinmoy Mondal

Assistant Professor&Head
The Department of English, Kharagpur College

General Information

Education : M.A.,M.PHIL
Knowledge : New Literatures and Shakespeare Studies
Year Of Experience : 10 months


Jayanta Kumar Murmu

Assistant Professor
The Department of English, Kharagpur College

General Information

Education : M.A.
Knowledge : Post 50s British Literature
Year Of Experience : 10 months


Indranil Mahapatra

Part-Time Teacher(G.A)
The Department of English, Kharagpur College

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Education : M.A.
Knowledge :
Year Of Experience : 18 years & 4 months


Somali Nandi

Part-Time Teacher(G.A)
The Department of English, Kharagpur College

General Information

Education : M.A.
Knowledge : Indian Literature
Year Of Experience : 16 years & 10 months


Sri Somnath Mahato

Assistant Professor in English
Kharagpur College

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English is a most versatile form of language and it has an immense potential for use in any course of unilateral or interactive form of expression. This characteristic nature has been identified as forming landmarks in human civilization in all ages building huge literary works of eternal nature and classical values. Its structural elegance and functional nature of adaptability have set forth its course as the only language commonly used for mutual exchange of thoughts and expression around the world.

The English Department came into being from the very inception of this college although the Hones. Course in English was introduced in 1994. In a cosmopolitan town like Kharagpur the need for Hones. Course in English had been for a long time. A large number of students opt for English literature. The rush for admission in this department is overwhelming

The performance of students in the department of English is Satisfactory. The percentage of students obtaining honors every year in both Part I & Part II examination is about 90%.

On completion of Honours, students may opt for a career in teaching by qualifying in SSC/SET/NET tests. Quite a good number of students do their post graduate courses in English. Some of them appear in competitive examination for Administrative services, whereas others opt for careers like mass communication & Journalism, Advertisement, content writing, editing and publishing and Business management.

Considering the overwhelming demand for studies in English honors, the college authority has appointed 4 (four) well experienced as well as young Part – time lecturers to support the existing 2 (two) full time teaching staff of the department.

Some lecturers of the department have earned high repute in the society for their sincerity and dedication to the cause of the academic upliftment of the students. Some teachers have the record of attaining excellence in their research work and publication.

B.A. English Honours

The intake capacity of English Honours is 98. The general or subsidiary subjects are History/Sociology/Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Bengali/Hindi. It takes 3 years to complete the course. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year, Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Total of 800 marks in honours subjects, 600 in general papers and 150 in compulsory papers. The admission details can be viewed in this link.

B.A. Morning Sift

The subjects of B.A. General (Morning Shift) are (a) Bengali, English, Pol. Sc./Physical Education (b)Bengali, English, Philosophy (c) Bengali, English, History / Physical Education (d) Bengali, English, Economics / Physical Education (e) Bengali, Pol. Sc., Philosophy (f) Bengali, Pol. Sc., History/ Physical Education (g) Bengali Pol. Sc. Economics/ Physical Education (h) Bengali, Philosophy, Economics (i) English, Philosophy, Economics (j) English, Pol. Sc., History/ Physical Education (k) English, Pol. Sc., Economics/ Physical Education (l) Bengali, Philosophy, History (m) English, Philosophy, History (n) English, Pol. Sc., Philosophy (o) Pol. Sc., Philosophy, Economics (p) Pol. Sc., Philosophy, History. However Mathematics is not allowed with Bengali/Hindi. It takes 3 years to complete the course. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year, Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Regarding marks total of 300 marks in Part-I, 600 marks in Part-II and 450 in part-III of which 150 are from compulsory subjects. The admission details can be viewed in this link.

B.A. General (Day Shift)

The subjects of B.A. General are History/Sociology/Economics, Bengali/Hindi, Sanskrit/Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science and English. However Mathematics is not allowed with Bengali/Hindi. It takes 3 years to complete the course. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year, Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Regarding marks total of 300 marks in Part-I, 600 marks in Part-II and 450 in part-III of which 150 are from compulsory subjects. The admission details can be viewed in this link.

B.A. General (Day Shift) with Geography

The subjects of B.A. General (Day Shift) with Geography are Bengali/Hindi (b) History/Sociology/Economics (c) Sanskrit (d) political Science. However Mathematics is not allowed with Bengali/Hindi. It takes 3 years to complete the course. Part – I at the end of 1st Academic year, Part – II at the end of 2nd Academic year and Part – III at the end of 3rd Academic year. Regarding marks total of 300 marks in Part-I, 600 marks in Part-II and 450 in part-III of which 150 are from compulsory subjects. The admission details can be viewed in this link.


Journal Publication

  1. Samrajyo Bonam Amjonota: Sahityo o Protirodher Rajniti (Empire versus Multitudes: Literature and Politics of Resistance)

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Alochonachakra, issue no. 34 (January, 2013 Special Supplement on Violence and Terror edited by Samrat Sengupta), pg. 348-367(ISSN 2231-3990).
    Year : 2014

  2. Ideology of the Lips: Feminine Desire, Politics of Images and Metaphorization of Body in Global Consumerism

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Boundaries of the Self: Gender, Culture and Spaces edited by Debalina Banerjee, Uk: Cambridge Scholars, 2013, pg. 168-179.(ISBN (10): 1-4438-5706 -8) .
    Year : 2014

  3. Atmohotya O Rajniti 3: Adhunikota, Rajniti O Romoniyo Atmobilap (Suicide and Politics 3: Modernity, Politics and the Feminine Self-abnegation)

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Charcha, Volume. 2, No. 2, January, 2014, pg. 109-117.(ISSN 2321-1911) .
    Year : 2014

  4. Autoimmunity and the Irony of Self-Definition: Translating the Economy of Terror

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, Issue: Terror and the Literary, Vol. I No. I, Editors: Arka Chattopadhyay and Sourit Bhattacharya, Online, pg. 77-93.( ISSN: 2349-8064) .
    Year : 2014

  5. The Sublime and the Subaltern: Aesthetic Crises of Unfolding in A K Ramanujan`s.

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Muse India, Issue-57, 2014, Special Issue on River in India�, Guest Editor: Amrit Sen, Online(ISSN 0975-1815) .
    Year : 2014

  6. Adho Porichoy Kotha: Gora o Binoy � Ekti Paath (in Bangla, the English title would be Half Known Tale: �Gora o Binoy � A Reading�) [Review Article].

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Chandragrahan, Issue-22, Year-10, Sept.-Oct., 2014, pg. 197-200.(ISSN 2348-7194) .
    Year : 2014

  7. Sandhyo Probondhomala: Sibaji Bandyopadhyay-er Doshdish: Nibandha Nikaya � Ekti Protibedon.

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Alochonachakra, issue no. 38, January, 2015, pg. 171-179.(ISSN 2231-3990) .
    Year : 2014

  8. Strategic Outsiderism of Fyatarus: Performances of Resistance by �Multitudes� after �Empire.

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry, Vol.2, No. 1, Online, pg. 90-112. (ISSN: 2349-8064) .
    Year : 2014

  9. Protibaader Pathokrom (Syllabus of Protest).

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Aihik: Moltov Cocktail Issue, Online. (ISSN 2319-5460) .
    Year : 2014

  10. Kokhon Moron Ashe Ke Ba Jaane � Atmohotya o Rajniti � 1st part (Suicide and Politics � 1).

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Charcha, Volume. 1, No. 1, July, 2012, pg. 165-174 (ISSN 2321-1911) .
    Year : 2013

  11. From Land to Sea: How Journey Supplants Diaspora in Amitav Ghosh�s Sea of Poppies.

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : The Fictional World of Amitav Ghosh edited by Nibedita Mukherjee and Arvind Nawale, Pub: Authors Press, pg. 213-230.(ISBN 978-81-7273-725-2) .
    Year : 2013

  12. Technologies of Classification and the Routes of Feminine Escape: A Reading of Rabindranath�s �A Wife�s Letter.

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : 12. Technologies of Classification and the Routes of Feminine Escape: A Reading of Rabindranath?s ?A Wife?s Letter.
    Year : 2013

  13. Hingsha o Santrash: Bhumika othoba Amader Byaktigoto Gopon Sob Hingsrota Niye Ekti Oshohay Torja (Violence and Terror: Introduction).

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Alochonachakra, issue no. 34 (January, 2013 Special Supplement on Violence and Terror edited by Samrat Sengupta), pg. 285-293.(ISSN 2231-3990) .
    Year : 2013

  14. Alochonachakra, issue no. 34 (January, 2013 Special Supplement on Violence and Terror edited by Samrat Sengupta), pg. 285-293.(ISSN 2231-3990) .

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Alochonachakra, issue no. 34 (January, 2013 Special Supplement on Violence and Terror edited by Samrat Sengupta), pg. 285-293.(ISSN 2231-3990) .
    Year : 2013

  15. Moribar Sadh o Sadhyo: Atmohotya o Rajniti -2(Suicide and Politics, Part- 2).

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Charcha, Volume. 2, No. 1, July, 2013, pg. 109-116.(ISSN 2321-1911) .
    Year : 2013

  16. Looking Back in Anger: The Cultural Symbol of Bhadrolok and the Middle-class Revolutions in 1960s-70s Bengal.

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Symbols in the History of Art and Culture edited by Efe Duyan and Ayse Gungor, Istanbul: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, 2013, pg. 124-134.(ISBN 978-975-6264-91-1)
    Year : 2013

  17. Remnants of Revolution: Subjectivity and Politics of the Bengali Middle Classes, 1960-1980.

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : The Visva-Bharati Quarterly, Volume 21, No. 3 4, Volume 22, No. 1 2, October 2012-September 2013, edited by Professor Tapati Mukhopadhyay and Professor Amrit Sen, pg. 156-170.(ISSN 0972-043X) .
    Year : 2013

  18. Hingshar Purobak, Purobaker Hingsha: Santrash o Pratyohiker Biporjash (Forward to Violence, Violence of the Forward: Terror and Unsettling of the Everyday).

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Alochonachakra, issue no. 35 (August, 2013 Special Supplement on Violence and Terror, Part-2, edited by Samrat Sengupta), pg. 139-150. (ISSN 2231-3990) .
    Year : 2013

  19. Post-Colonial Anthropologist: History, Novel and GrandMother�s Tale in Raja Rao�s Kanthapura.

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Litscape Journal of VUETC, Volume 7, No.1 (pg. 120-137) (ISSN 0976-9064) .
    Year : 2012

  20. Biplober Opobhrongsho: Smorone Bismorone Naxalbarir Pret Uposthiti o Amader Sanskritik Oitijyo(In Bangla, the English Title would be Remnants of Revolution: Remembering Traces of Naxalbari and the

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Mononer Srijone Naxalbari: Bangalir Sanskritik Onusondhan (Naxalbari in Thought and Creativity: An Inquiry into Bengali Culture) edited by Pradip Basu, Pub: Setu, pg. 23-36. (ISBN 978-93-80677-32-3) .
    Year : 2012

  21. The Other Side of Spectacle in Herbert: Return of Naxalbari or the Haunting of an Inescapable Past.

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Red on Silver: Naxalite Movement and Cinema edited by Pradip Basu, Pub: Setu, pg. 91-105(ISBN 978-93-80677-22-4) .
    Year : 2012

  22. Dog-Story or How to Write a Parable of Postcoloniality.

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : Sambalpur Studies in Literatures and Cultures: Identities, Inflections Imperatives, Series � 2, 2012, pg.32-44.(ISSN 2231-5616) .
    Year : 2012

  23. Technologies of Revolution and the Inaccomodable Feminine in Colonial and Postcolonial Bengal.

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta
    Book : journal of humanities and social sciences no. 8 (August 2011) edited by Pradip Basu, Faculty of, Political Science, Scottish Church College. pg. 115-126(ISSN 0973-8738)
    Year : 2011

  24. Sibaji Bandyopadhyay: Atmo Bismoroner Darshonik (in Bangla, the English title would be Sibaji Bandyopadhyay: A Philosopher of Self Forgetting).

    Author : Prof. Samrat Sengupta (co-authored with Anirban Bhattacharya, Asst. Prof., Santipur College)
    Book : Alochonachakra, issue no. 31 (August, 2011 Special Issue of Indian Critical Thinkers) edited by Chiranjib Sur pg. 217-242(ISSN 2231-3990) .
    Year : 2011