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Department of English: About

English has been taught in Shyam Lal Evening College since its inception in 1969. The Department of English is one of the oldest and most reputed departments of the College. Its reputation has been steadily enhanced over the years through the hard work of its faculty, which has traditionally combined excellence in research with a dedication to pedagogy.

Though basically a UG Department, the diverse specialization of the faculty provides with much needed guidance and support even to its Alumni. Each of the faculty has, besides teaching, numerous research papers to their credit.

Since the college caters to the students from very diverse backgrounds main strength of the department is the bilingual (in some cases multi-lingual) competence of the members of the faculty.

The department organises extra-curricular activities, in addition to lectures and interactive sessions with eminent national and international scholars and writers and has been able to nurture the talents of a large number of them. 

One of the major responsibilities of the department is to enhance the General English of the students and to make them fairly confident of using the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing which restricts their ability to be recruited to suitable jobs.