About Department
Vision and Mission
Academic Program

Department of English aims to create awareness amongst students to have an inter-lingual approach for the proficient understanding of Literature irrespective of boundaries of languages and barriers of regions. To be successful in pedagogical practices of multiple academic relevance students are trained to remain aware of the strategies that can lead to the inculcation of skillful presentation and representation of ideas in oral and written modes. It simultaneously seeks to incorporate strategies for language proficiency as a major tool for cognitive development in varied contexts. Techno-sound strategies have been installed to meet the contemporary requirements and challenges of language learning. The Department in its major focus streamlines the methodologies for teaching English as one of the foreign languages both in theory and in practice. The course aims at teaching Language and Literature in English representing historical scope, cultural diversity, and various genres in socio-politico-linguistic contexts. Apart from focusing on British, European, Indian, and American Literature written in English, the course also includes new Literatures in English embodying the theory and practice of translation. It also incorporates the theoretical framework of Literature which goes in the name of theories and criticism.

Department Overview

Established in

(Initially named as Centre for Foreign Languages and since 2018 name changed to Department of English

Employee Strength

Faculty- 08
Staffs - 01

Student Strength

Research Scholar & JRF-
PG-Students -
MPhil/PhD Graduated -

Placement 2021
(Job, Higher Studies) 

x (tentative)

Publications, Books & Patent
(Last 5-Years)

Books -


Board of Studies (BoS)

BoS is a statutory body for each department/centre, primarily responsible for syllabus design and regular update. As described in the Ordinance section 25.10,

The functions of the Board of Studies shall be:-

  • To recommend to the School Board, courses of studies offered by the Department/Centre and continue updating syllabus;
  • To take all steps in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations about teaching and evaluation of various courses/programmes of the Department/Centre;
  • To recommend to the School Board measures for the improvement of teaching and research in the Department/Centre;
  • To constitute panels of experts to be considered for appointment as Examiners, Board of Examiners for various courses/academic programmes and M.Phil./Ph.D. thesis representing various specializations of Departments/Centres; and
  • To perform such other functions as may be assigned to it by the School Board, the Academic Council, the Executive Council and the Vice-Chancellor.

Department Committee (DC)

As enshrined in the Ordinace-26, the Department/Centre Committee (DC/CC) shall consist of the Head of the Department/Centre, as Chairperson ex-officio, and all faculty members of the Department/Centre.

26.2 The Department/Centre Committee shall have the following functions, namely–

  • To make proposals to the Board of Studies on academic programmes concerning teaching and research, and the creation, specialization and abolition of teaching posts;
  • To propose schemes for the maintenance and improvement of the standards of various programmes of study and research of the Department/Centre;
  • To apportion the teaching and co-curricular work of the Department/Centre among the teachers thereof and monitor the proper execution thereof;
  • To consider and decide on the assignment and utilisation of the space, equipment and other assets of the Department/Centre and other matters of general and academic interest of the Department/Centre;
  • To consider and recommend perspectives and major thrust areas for research and to propose research projects to be taken up by the members of the Department/Centre, individually/collectively;
  • To review and apprise the SRC/URC with the current status of research in Department/Centre;
  • To suggest to SRC/URC norms related to qualifications and research experience of a faculty to be recognized as a research degree supervisor and to constitute Department/Centre Research Degree Committee (DRC/CRC);
  • To suggest to University Admission, Teaching and Evaluation Committee (UATEC) on any issue related to admission, teaching, continuous evaluation in courses and students’ assessment of courses, offered by the Department/Centre to improve quality of education.
  • To constitute such Committee(s) comprising members of the Department/Centre, and if necessary external experts, for framing and implementation of rules and regulations related to admission, teaching, continuous evaluation, maintenance of students’ records including alumni affairs as well as promotion of research and development; and
  • To perform such other functions as may be assigned by the Ordinances or Regulations, or by the Vice- Chancellor/Dean/School Board from time to time.

Department Research Degree Committee (DRDC)

Departmental/Centre Research Degree Committee (DRDC/CRDC) deal with all matters connected with the Ph.D. Programme of the Department and report the matter to the University Research Degree Committee (URDC), as per University Ordinance-33. It consists of the Head of Department/Centre as Chairman and other faculties in the department.

Functions of DRDC/CRDC are as follows:

  • Allotment of Supervisor, Co-Supervisor, recording reasons for not admitting a candidate.
  • Recommendation for extension of time for submission of thesis
  • Recommendation to peruse a part of research outside the University
  • Approval of the Course Work
  • Assessment and Grading in Course Work
  • Monitoring the research progress of the candidate
  • Approval of Research plan proposal/language
  • Sanction of duty leave to the Ph.D. candidate
  • Assessment of Ph.D. work through pre-submission seminar
  • Maintaining the record of research paper publications of the candidate
  • 11 Recommendation of panel of experts for thesis evaluation
  • Assessment of revised thesis for satisfactory compliance, if any
  • Arrangement of Viva-voce in the absence of the supervisor
  • Recommendation to waive the Viva-voce

Research Advisory Committee (RAC)

A Research Advisory Committee (RAC) is constituted for every research scholar admitted in PhD programme. The Committee would guide the research scholar to develop the study design and methodology of research and to To periodically review and assist in the progress of the research work of the research scholar. The committee shall have also have power to recommend the co-supervisor and cancellation of registration


  • The fundamental assumption on which the edifice of the Department of English at the Central University of South Bihar, Gaya is based is that words matter. We deal with words not only in acquiring the fundamental language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing but also in promoting human connection in the community through communication and various such discourses. Our students and faculty engage in a continuing dialogue about what it means to think analytically, critically, and creatively about words, texts and the world through a multitude of diverse perspectives. The syllabus of the various courses offered by the department incorporates suggestions of the NEP, 2020 by striking a fine balance between aesthetic sense and job prospects. The syllabus includes an array of texts both canonical western texts like William Shakespeare’s plays, John Milton’s poetry, and Virginia Woolf’s novels and cult fiction such as D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers and regional eastern texts such as K.K. Sinha’s Sanjogita, Songs of Kabir, and Prajwol Prajuly’s The Gurkha Daughter. Therefore, English Studies at the department includes studying traditional courses like “Romantic Literature and Thought” and “Victorian Literature and Thought” in tandem with 5 cutting-edge interdisciplinary courses on “Ecocriticism and Environmental Sustainability,” “Gender, Sexuality and Social change,” “Film and Literature,” and “Indian Intellectual Traditions” for extensive exposure to different genres and disciplines. Moreover, there is an emphasis on Indian regional literature in English translation as well as on Contemporary World Literature in English translation. Our aim is to be internationally literate while also taking cognizance of our rootedness in India. The wide range of courses offered as part of the English programmes at the department prepare the students for a variety of careers in higher education, teaching at school level, publishing, content designing, advertising, business and in any field that requires an alert mind able to navigate across borders. Besides shepherding the next generation of critical thinkers into diverse career paths, the department also creates exponential change by preparing engaged and effective educators for tomorrow’s diverse classrooms. The faculty and research scholars of the department endeavour to participate in and contribute to the wider community of scholarship, research and pedagogical theory and practice in the disciplines of literary and cultural studies; environmental humanities, disability studies, memory studies, diaspora studies, gender studies, minority studies, English Language Teaching and linguistics.


    The department wishes to grow further as a diverse and socially responsible learning centre known for its high-quality scholarship and the highest standards of excellence in teaching, research and creative expression. The department’s core values include a commitment to:

  • Perpetuate the belief that the culture of reason and learning is inseparable from a concern for the world beyond the university premises
  • Generate new knowledge through a broad array of scholarly, research and creative endeavours, which provide a foundation for dealing with the immediate and long-term needs of society
  • Offer broad and balanced academic programs that are mutually reinforcing and emphasize high quality at postgraduate, doctoral and professional levels
  • Equip the students with the necessary knowledge and skills in English language and literature for becoming better professionals
  • Inculcate aesthetic sense and human values among the students
  • Identify hidden talents and provide opportunities for students to realize their full potential and thus shape them into future academicians, leaders, entrepreneurs and above all good human beings
  • Advanced learning as a humanizing social practice rather than as a competitive exercise
  • Abide by the principles that do not discriminate based on religion, caste, gender and economic status

  • Objectives of the Programme:
  • The M.A. program comprises works of literature around the globe. The study of it facilitates the learners with a free travel pass to explore different worlds via words through the specifics of a text or a philosophical idea. The M.A. program facilitates the learners to learn and understand the nuances not only of Literary Studies but also of Cultural and Literary Theories. The interdisciplinary courses of the program enable the learners to think critically about issues of paramount importance to all. The program enables the learners with advanced level English language skills for their personality development and professional gain. It provides the learners the fundamental training to become English language teaching experts at school level and college level. The courses on Translation Studies and on Linguistics enable the learners with a basic level understanding of these disciplines.
  • Program Outcomes:
  • To equip the learners with the basic training for research and further studies in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences. It provides the learners fundamental training for placement in various academic and corporate sectors.
  • Eligibility:
  • Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from recognized University with a minimum of 55% marks for General / OBC candidates and 50% marks for SC/ST / PWD candidates.
  • Intake: 45
  • Objectives of the Program:
    The Objectives of the Ph. D. programme are:
    1. To harvest relevant and impactful research in the area of English literature and language.
    2. To develop critical thinking of the researcher and to introduce major literary theories in literature and their usage in research.
    3. To create a scientific temper and disseminate knowledge and information about the currently existing research approaches and methods.
    4. To develop academic research in both language and literature studies with special emphasis on Indian Literature and culture.

  • Programme Outcomes:
    1. A Ph.D. degree in English provides scholars job opportunities at various institutes for research and teaching.
    2. It provides the scholars a basic training for critical thinking that enables them to participate in various debates of national and global importance.

  • Eligibility:
  • M.A in English (Literature / Linguistics) from any recognised University with 55% in aggregate or its equivalent Grade B in UGC 7 point scale. A Relaxation of 5% of marks from 55 to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of Grade for SC/ST/Differently abled candidates. Note: A candidate who is qualified in a national level test such as National Eligibility Test (NET-JRF), NET-LS (without fellowship), Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE), State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) accredited by UGC/Central or State Government may be considered for direct admission to the PhD Programme without appearing in the CUCET Entrance Test. However, such candidates have to apply for the programme on CUCET portal and pay the requisite fees.

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Course Assessment Design - MA

  1. Semester –I
  2. Semester –II
  3. Semester –III
  4. Semester-IV




Department of English

  • Present Head
HOD Name Period Contact Image
Dr. Vipin K. Singh 07.11.2020-Onwards Contact : +91 - 631-2229-
Email : hod.eng@cusb.ac.in
  • Former Heads
  1. Prof. Prabhat Kumar Singh (20.11.2018-06.11.2020)
Office Staff Email Id Contact Image
Amar Kumar amarkumar912312@gmail.com +91 - 7979952328