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The Faculty English Shillong College,are alumni of various prestigious universities of the country. Besides being keen and enthusiastic academicians they are also known for their proficiency in various fields like music,sports,visual arts and mass media.Both PG and UG Programmes ( English) are offered by the Department.PG (English) Programme was started in the year 2018. The Department came into existence in 1956.Late Rajendra Lal Choudhury was the first teacher of English in the college.During its sixty four year long existence the Department has seen contributions of various greats like (Lt)Prof G.G.Swell,Prof Kapila Chatterjee,Prof S.B.Bhattacharjee ,Prof B.N.Nanda,Prof Sambhu Banerjee,Prof Dipali Chakraborty,Prof Jagadish Purkayastha,Dr S.B.Sengupta,Prof N.K.Sarkar and Prof S.R.Das who helped the department attain its present stature. Currently there are three Associate Professors and five Assistant Professors in the Department besides three Visiting Faculty in the PG section. Dr.Dhira Bhowmick is the Head of both the UG and PG Sections. Professional trainers are engaged for the hi tech Language Lab.

NameEducational Qualification

Working since

Dr. Mrs. Dhira Bhowmick, (Head)

M. A. , Ph.D ,M.Phil04-07-1996[email protected]
Smt. B. WanniangM. A. 20-08-1996[email protected]
Smt. I. S. WarjriM. A.

02-08-1997[email protected]
Shri L. M. PariatM.A , M.Phil.30-07-1999[email protected]
Smt. G. J. DkharM. A., Ph.D, NET01-08-2005[email protected]
Smt. A. B.
M. A. , NET01-08-2005[email protected]
Shri Gavett R. RumnongM. A. ,M. Phil.05-07-2008[email protected]
Smt. E. C. NongkhlawM.A., M.Phil01.09.2017[email protected]
Dr Grace AonokPh.D(NEHU)17.02.2020[email protected]
Dr Deisami SumerPh.D(NEHU)04.03.2020[email protected]
Smt Hakani LalooSubmitted Ph.D thesis11.03.2020[email protected]
  • 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 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.