Department of English
The Department of English, one of the largest departments of the university, is a vibrant hub of academic, intellectual and cultural activities. Apart from running its four full-time programs i.e. BS English, MA English, M.Phil English Literature and M.Phil Linguistics, the department provides support to all other departments of the university by offering interdisciplinary courses of English. MEERAJI CENTRE FOR TRANSLATION STUDIES, the first centre of its kind committed to promoting the culture of translation in the country and MODERN LANGUAGES and LEARNING CENTRE are the two sister departments which in collaboration with the Department of English are working for the promotion of languages in general and English language in particular.
The Department of English promotes a vibrant research culture. It is committed to embracing the progressive research and reinforcing existing thought patterns. The primary focus of the department is on achieving excellence in research that is of practical importance. The faculty and students are actively engaged in research activities and have written many research papers which have found their way into many scholarly journals of national and international standard.
The graduates of the Department of English are highly employable and are targeted by print and electronic media and NGOs. Most of our graduates appear in Competitive examinations and secure high profile jobs such as Foreign Service, District Management Groups etc. Some of the graduates get teaching jobs in colleges through Punjab Public Service Commission or in the universities. The students of language and literature are also more likely to find jobs as translators and interpreters. The department is also trying to create linkages with many local schools and colleges to facilitate its graduates.