Department of English and Other Foreign Languages
Name of the Department
Department of English and Other Foreign Languages
Name of the Faculty
Faculty of Humanities
Year of the establishment
U.G. – 1920s, P.G. – 1964
Head of the Department
Prof. Umarani Tripathi
About the Department

Just two years away from its Golden Anniversary, the Department of English and Other Foreign Languages is one of the premier departments of M.G.Kashi Vidyapeeth. Besides three-year UG course and two-year PG course in English literature, it runs Functional English course for the UG students. The faculty members conduct research in various fields of British, American, Indian English and Commonwealth literature. The department also runs Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Russian.

In 1964 when the PG classes started, eminent scholars and excellent teachers like Prof R.A. Dwivedi, Prof B.L. Sahani, Prof C.N. Menon, Prof G.D. Shastri, Prof V. Rai, Prof Ramji Nagar and Prof Ramkumar Tripathi were associated with the department. Prof Tripathi, later on, became Vice-Chancellor of this University.

This department has produced a galaxy of good teachers. The long list includes Prof Siman Kumar (Former HOD of English, M.G.Kashi Vidyapeeth), Prof Myles (Gorakhpur University), Prof S.C. Dwivedi (present HOD of English, University of  Allahabad), Prof Anita Singh (Banaras Hindu University), Dr. Nishat Zaidi ((Jamia Millia Islamia), Dr. Nasreen and Dr. R.B. Sharma (Lucknow University), to name but a few

Objectives of the Department  
1. To impart quality teaching and training to UG and PG students.
2. To conduct high quality research.
3. To hone the communicative skills of the students.
Course running in the Department
S.No. Name of the Course(Regular/Self Finance) Fee Number of Seats Duration of the Courses Mode of Courses Regular (Full Time /Part time)
1 M.A. (Regular) As decided by the University. 100 (Regular), 30 (Paid) 2 Years Full Time
2 B.A. As decided by the University. As decided by the University 3 Years Full Time
3 B.A. Functional English As decided by the University. As decided by the University 3 Years Full Time
4 Certificate of Proficiency in Russian As decided by the University. 20 1 Years Full Time
5 Diploma in Russian As decided by the University. As decided by the University 1 Years Full Time
6 Advanced Diploma in Russian Language As decided by the University. As decided by the University 1 Years Full Time
Research/Thrust Area of the Department
1. Indian English Literature.
2. British English Literature.
3. American English Literature.
4. New Literature.
5. Comparative Literature.
6. Contemporary Literary Theory.
Teaching Members of the Department
1
Name Prof. Charusheel Singh
Designations Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 35 Years
Specialization Literary Theory and Criticism
Thrust Area Literary Theory and Criticism
No. of Published Books 36
No. of Published Papers 12
Contact No. 0542-2310794
Email Id -
2
Name Prof. Randhir Pratap Singh
Designations Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 29 Years
Specialization Fiction, IEL
Thrust Area Fiction, IEL
No. of Published Books 02
No. of Published Papers 08
Contact No. 9415973903
Email Id -
3
Name Dr. Nalini Shyam Kamil
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 3 Years
Specialization Indian English Fiction
Thrust Area Indian English Fiction
No. of Published Books 01
No. of Published Papers 09
Contact No. 9450180976
Email Id kamilbhu@gmail.com
4
Name Ms. Neeraj Dhankad
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A.
Teaching Experience 3 Years
Specialization Translation (Russian into Hindi)
Thrust Area Translation (Russian into Hindi)
No. of Published Books -
No. of Published Papers 05
Contact No. 9935054083
Email Id -
5
Name Dr. Navaratan Singh
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 1 Year
Specialization American Fiction
Thrust Area American Fiction
No. of Published Books -
No. of Published Papers 01
Contact No. 9837705217
Email Id -
6
Name Dr. Nisha Singh
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 3 Years
Specialization Indian English Fiction
Thrust Area Indian English Fiction
No. of Published Books 01
No. of Published Papers 05
Contact No. 9369199509
Email Id -
7
Name Sri Pradeep
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., NET JRF
Teaching Experience 3 Years
Specialization Indian Literature in English
Thrust Area Postcolonial Theory & Literature
No. of Published Books -
No. of Published Papers 02
Contact No. 8765847592
Email Id pradeepkannauzia@gmail.com
8
Name Dr. Niraj Kumar Sonkar
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 4 Years
Specialization Elizabethan Drama
Thrust Area Modern Poetry
No. of Published Books -
No. of Published Papers 04
Contact No. 9452186041
Email Id nirajsonkarphd@gmail.com
Non-Teaching Members of the Department
1
Name Shri Mahendra Kumar Singh
Designations Clerk
Qualifications M.S.W.
Contact No. 9936787716
Email Id -
2
Name Shri Jokhu Ram
Designations Peon
Qualifications Std. V
Contact No. 9721774706
Email Id -
3
Name Shri Shiv Shankar Singh
Designations Peon
Qualifications Std. VIII
Contact No. 9415611985
Email Id -
Departmental Library
S.No. No. of Books Name of National Journal Subscribed in the Department Name of International Journal Subscribed in the Department
1 3949 NIL NIL
Future Mission of the Department:
1. To introduce courses in French and Japanese.
2. To publish an annual research journal.
3. To develop the department as a Center of Excellence.