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The Department of Hindi was established in 1966 in Shillong College. The first lecturer in the Department was Shri Ratan Palit(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, ShriAjit Kumar Gurung joined the Department as the first permanent teacher, after a brief stint as a part time teacher. After his death in 2000, while in service, Ms.Khairunnisa taught in the Department for a year. In 2001, Dr. (Mrs.) Shruti Pandey joined the Department as a regular teacher.A part- time teacher, Ms.HabadaPhyllaKharjana, joined the Department in 2016 and taught till December 2018. MsDayaphiraKharsati, joined the Department as a part time teacher in February, 2019. In 2015, Honours Course in Hindi was introduced by the Department. At present, the Department is offering Honours, Elective and MIL Courses.

NameEducational QualificationWorking sincee-mail 
Dr. Shruti Pandey(Head)M.A., Ph.D07-07-2001[email protected]
Smt. Dayaphira KharsatiM.A., M.Phil, enrolled in Ph.D01-02-2019
B.A. Hindi

1. The Department of Hindi is a part of the Literary Circle, Shillong College, and was actively involved in organizing a National Seminar on “Translation: Transcending Boundaries”, in the college, from 20 to 22nd November,2014.
2. Translation workshops on Functional Hindi were organized with the aim of using the translation method as an effective way of teaching the Hindi language.
3. Various competitions with an aim to promote the Hindi language, Debates and recitation competitions etc. were organized from time to time by the Department of Hindi
4. A study tour was conducted by the Department in collaboration with the Department of Garo during 6th to 8th November, 2014, to witness the Wangala Festival in Asananggre, West Garo Hills, and Meghalaya.