Message of the H.O.D
Over the years the Postgraduate Department of English, Sambalpur University has emerged as a well-known centre for English studies in Odisha; but it has also made its work known at the national level. The department has been incorporated under the Special Assistance Programme of the UGC beginning 2009 for its consistent performance in teaching and research. Apart from floating innovative courses in English Studies at the MA and MPhil levels, it is at present focusing on Translation Studies and Postcolonial Studies as twin thrust areas. Since the beginning of 2009-10 session the department has been running a PG Diploma in Translation Studies with inputs from visiting faculty from all over India. It was one of the few English departments in the country to introduce a full paper on Computer Application in Literary Studies at the postgraduate level. The department is equipped with a well-stocked seminar library, a computer laboratory and an audio-visual unit to cater to the needs of the students. The department brings out a peer-reviewed journal, Sambalpur Studies in Literatures and Cultures once a year and also publishes a monograph series entitled Occasional Paper on Literatures and Cultures.