Language

Department of Khasi

The Khasi department has the distinction of starting at the establishment stage of the College in 1956. Manned by only Part-time teachers then, the committed effort is clearly projected as they drawn from subjects ther than literature as there were no Post-graduate facilities for studies in Khasi language. Thus the department takes pride in being associated with luminaries like: Prof. (late) R. S. Lyngdoh, Shri F. M. Pugh, Shri H. Syiemlieh, M. Alexander Warjri (former M.P.) and few others who gave the department a sound foundation. It is an unique occasion to pay tribute to all of them for their ceaseless endeavour to realise a ideal vision. In 1969, Prof. Alexander Campbell War joined the department as the first full time teacher and with his exemplary dedication and untiring efforts he gave shape to the effective teaching and study of Khasi literature in the College. But cruel hand of malignancy ended his life before he could realise his goal completely. The department had the benefit of the service from noted poet and novelist Shri (Late) B. C. Jyrwa and then Shri H. S. Nongbri (retired).

List of Faculty:

Sl. No

Name

Educational Qualification

Working since

Contact No

e-mail

1

Dr. (Smt.) D. Mawroh (Head)

M.A. (NEHU) Ph.D. (NEHU)

01-08-1994

+919862044475

 

2

Shri H. Marwein

M.A. (NEHU) M.Phil.(NEHU)

14-07-1996

+919856225232

 

3

Dr. (Smt.) A. Nongbri

M.A. (NEHU), M. Phil., Ph.D. (NEHU)

27-07-1999

+918014036979

+919436982715

ailyntinongbri@yahoo.com

4

Shri Sojol Kharrymba

M.A. (NEHU) M.Phil.(NEHU)

01-06-2010

+919856088458

  sojolkharrymba@gmail.com

5

Shri Pynwandurlang Shabong

M.A. (NEHU) M.Phil.(NEHU)

17-08-2013

+919856514729

  prshabong@gmail.com

 

Besides teaching Khasi to Degree students of Arts, Commerce and Khasi (Honours, teachers also remain engaged in teaching Class XI and XII (Day & Morning Sections) students in Khasi (MIL) and Khasi (Elective).Academic achievements of the students are quite encouraging with Smt.Lucy Mary Malngiang securing 1st Class 1st position in 1996 and Shri Pynjopthiaw Nongrum repeating the feat in 2003, in addition to similar results over the preceding years.

 

Department of Bengali

Bengali department of the college is as old as the college itself and has witnessed the services of several dedicated and well-known educationists as its lecturers, particularly in early years, with some of them rendering honorary services like Shri B. Bhattacharjee and others part-time services such as Shri Sudhangshu Bhusan Dey, Shri B. M. Chatterjee etc. The first regular teacher in the department was Shri Dibyendu Kishore Guha, an eminent cultural activist, who later left the job to join All India Radio as Deputy Director and was replaced by Shri (Late) Kshirode Behari Das and Shri B. N. Dutta (retired) following him some years later.Shri K. B. Das expired on 24th April 1982. Dr.(Smt.) Gauri Sen who joined in seventies became the Head of the Department. Smt. Chandana Dhar rendered her services as part-time teacher for several years till she joined as regular teacher in 1991. Following the retirement of Smt. Gouri Sen in 2002 and in view of general decline in student enrolment in languages,the department has been converted to a single teacher department. Thus, Smt. C. Dhar is solely responsible for the affairs of the department who is actively engaged in extra-curricular activities such as music and literary excellence. She is a good guitarist herself and is also an active member of the North East India Council for Social Science Research. Over the past fifty years, the students of this department have brought laurels to the college by obtaining highest marks in the subject in examinations conducted by MBOSE and NEHU.

Department of Hindi

The department of Hindi was established in 1966 in the College. The first lecturer in the department was Shri Ratan Palit (a lecturer in Lady Keane College) who taught Hindi as a part-time teacher.Hindi was taught in Pre-University and Degree level. In the early seventies,Shri J. P. Khanduri (lecturer in St. Anthony’s College) taught Hindi as
a part-time teacher. In 1975, Shri
Ajit Kr. Gurung joined the department as the first permanent teacher,after a brief stint as part-time teacher. After his death in 2000, while in service, Ms. Khairun Nisha taught in the department for a year. In 2001, Dr. (Mrs.) Shruti Pandey joined the department as a regular lecturer.At present, Dr. Pandey is the only lecturer teaching in the department.She has published two books and many articles and participates frequently in Radio and Television programmes.

List of Faculty:

Sl. No

Name

Educational Qualification

Working since

Contact No

e-mail

1

Dr. (Mrs.)S. Pandey

M.A. (Hindi) (Gorakhpur Univ.),M.A. (Linguistics)  (BHU)Ph. D. (Linguistics) (BHU)

07-07-2001

+919436312131

spshillong@yahoo.co.in

Department of Garo

With the widening of the scope of education and opening of new vistas in higher education, the authorities of Shillong College felt it wise to open the opportunities for studies in Garo language for the students and accordingly, the Garo Department of Shillong College was formally opened on the 14th of September, 1999. Smt. Lorinda D. Marak joined the department as its first lecturer on that date and since then she has been singularly managing the department. Her singular dedicated efforts have started yielding results. One student of Class XII Science got letter marks in Garo MIL in 2001 HSSLC examination and another student of B. Com. also got letter marks in Garo MIL in examination conducted by NEHU in 2001. The vision of the department for the coming years is to start Honours courses in Garo and also to offer Garo as Second Language for the students for which, of course, the staff strength needs to be increased suitably.

List of Faculty:

Sl. No

Name

Educational Qualification

Working since

Contact No

e-mail

1

Smt. L. D. Marak

M.A. (NEHU)

 14-09-1999

+919862425328

 lorindadagelm@ymail.com

Department of Mizo

This department of Mizo is now non-existent but it had a creditable record with yeomen service to the students opting for Lushai(erstwhile)/Mizo as MIL. Shri K. Zadeng of St. Anthony’s College started teaching Mizo language in Shillong College from 03-09-1963 as a part-time teacher till Shri P. Lalthmingthanga joined the department in 1972 as the first regular full time teacher. After he left the job, Shri T. T. Pachunga joined the department on 1st March, 1975. Shri Pachunga was a keen sportsman and took lot of interest in extra-curricular activities of the College. Since his retirement on 31-08-2004, the department got abolished with the post being transferred to some other department. The Shillong College family will ever remember the immense contributions of the Mizo Department and its members towards growth of the college to its present status.