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The English department of Shillong College was started in 1956, obviously the same year the College took its birth. Late Shri Rajendra Lal Choudhury, a veteran advocate and an educationist of the town, and Shri Subhash Chatterjee of Lady Keane College were the first teachers of English in the College. They also played a pioneering role in the establishment of the College as well. A galaxy of celebrated teachers of English then came forward to make the foundation rock-solid, and this included Prof. G. G. Swell, Prof. Kapila Chatterjee,Prof. S. B. Bhattacharjee, Shri C. P. Sinha and many others. Prof. B.N. Nanda, M.A., LL.B, joined the college as the first full time lecturer in 1958, later to be followed by Shri Natarajan, Shri Sambhu Banerjee and Shri B. K. Gupta Bhaya. With the expansion in academic activities and the opening of Science Section, more teachers joined the department and Smt. Dipali Chakraborty (retired), Shri Jagadish Purkayastha (a Shakespearean scholar, now retired) and Dr. Subir Sen Gupta (who did Ph. D. on ‘Romanticism in Unromantic Shaw’, now retired) went on to illuminate the department.Smt. Mamata Bordoloi (retired) joined the department in 1967 and later Shri Nirmal Kr. Sarkar in 1969 (retired as Vice Principal)

NameEducational Qualification

Working since

Dr. Mrs.) Dhira Bhowmik, Head

M. A. (NEHU) Ph.D. (NEHU)04-07-1996shiladtyabrahma90@gmail
Smt. B. WanniangM. A. (JNU)16-08-1996bobinawanniang@gmail.com
Smt. I. S. WarjriM. A. (NEHU)


Shri L. M. Pariat
M.A. (JNU) M.Phil. (JNU)lawyn_pariat@yahoo.co.in
Smt. A. B.
M. A. , NET01-08-2005amandanabner@gmail.com
Smt. G. J. DkharM. A., NET01-08-2005janetdkharg@gmail.com
Shri Gavett R. RumnongM. A. (NEHU)
M. Phil.(NEHU)
Smt. Barisha KharchandyM.A., NET
  • Publications:
    • a) Publication per faculty
    • Dr. (Smt.) D. Bhowmick – 7
    • Smt. B. Wanniang - 3
    • Smt. I. Warjri – 3;
    • Smt. A. Basaiawmoit – 3
List of Most recent publications: PAPERS IN ISSN, OTHER JOURNALS and PROCEEDING VOLUMES:
  • (Smt.) D. Bhowmick
    • “Ancient Architecture: Impressive, Imperishable and Inimitable”, in Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol. II, Issue 5, May 2014, ISSN: 2321-8819 (Online), 2348-7186 (Print), Impact Factor: 0.923 (JIF).
    • “Nihilism and Post-Modernism: Is Gauri in Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Lownand’ a Victim of Nihilism in LITT CRIT, December issue, 2014.
    • “Magic of May Morning in ‘Canvas’ – Sunday issue of The Shillong Times, a local daily, 2014.
    • “In My City” in ‘Canvas’ – Sunday issue of The Shillong Times, a local daily, 2014.
    • “Gift of a Friend”– in ‘Canvas’ - Sunday issue of The Shillong Times, a local daily, 2014.
    • “Cultural Alienation in Upamanyu Chatterjee’s English, August” in Literary Criterion Vol. XLIV I, 2009.
  • B. Wanniang
    • “That Heaven of Freedom”, College Magazine, 2011.
    • “The Sublime Element in Manik Raitong: A Khasi Folk-tale”, PASTICHE, 2008-09, Shillong College Literary Circle Publication.
  • Amanda B. Basaiawmoit
    • “Earthquake and Landslide”, as part of Writers Workshop on Disaster Management, published by State Resource Centre, NEHU.
    • Poems in Poetry.com and POEMHUNTER.COM.
  • Books Edited:
    • B. Wanniang is the key member of the Editorial Board of the ISBN Book entitled “Global Economic Crisis”. Publisher: Eastern Book House, Guwahati. Published in the year: 2012. ISBN: 9789380261669.
    • Presently involved in the process of editing paper presented at the recently held National Seminar on “Translation: Transcending Barriers”, to be published as an ISBN Book.
  • Chapter in Books:
    • (Smt.) Dhira Bhowmick – “Edward Said and Post-colonial Feminism”, in Women’s Wide Canvass: Issues and challenges, ISBN: 978-93-83253-45-9, Eastern Book House, 2015.
    • A. B. Basaiawmoit - “Role of Khadduh”, in Women’s Wide Canvass: Issues and challenges, ISBN: 978-93-83253-45-9, Eastern Book House, 2015.
    • A. B. Basaiawmoit “Ka Pomblang – A Depiction of Khasi Polity”, in press, being published by Department of Political Science, Synod College, Shillong.
    • A. B. Basaiawmoit “Dynamics of Migration – Its impact on the Khasi Language” – being published by IQAC, Synod College.
Seminar/ Conferences/Workshops organized & the source of funding a) National: (i) Department of English organised a Two-Day National Workshop on “Creative Writing in English” in collaboration with North East Writers’ Forum on the 21st and 22nd May, 2015. The workshop was co-sponsored and funded by (1) Sahitya Akademi; (b) District Administration, East Khasi Hills District, Government of Meghalaya, (c) State Bank of India and (d) Meghalaya Rural Bank.   (ii) Department being a constituent of The Literary Circle of Shillong College, was involved actively in the conduct of a National Seminar on “Translation: Transcending Barriers “in the college from 20-22 November 2014. Smt. B. Wanniang being the Joint Convener of the Literary Circle and of the Organising Committee, played a major role in the organisation and post-conference work. Source of Funding for this activity were: University Grants Commission, Chief Minister’s Youth Development Programme, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi and ICCSR, NER.