Chairperson of Department:  

Name:               Dr. Sujata Rana

Designation:    Professor  & Chairperson

Phone:               0130- 2484028

E-mail -id:        chairmanhum@dcrustm.org

Vision : To nurture a holistic being with professional acumen and social responsibility

 Mission : To  offer academically innovative but need based professional courses so as to expose the students to the context of humanities and social sciences with a view to equip them with holistic values and professionalism, societal sensitivity and to turn them into responsible citizens and effective communicators.

The department of Humanities with an interdisciplinary academic thrust that fosters holistic, humanistic values and enquiry is unique in the sense that it not only has a distinct identity of its own as an independent department but also provides academic inputs and services to other departments of the University. The department works on the principle of integrating knowledge and humanity. Its objective is to inculcate the very simple yet very important characteristics of sensibility and sensitivity among its students and help them grow into true human beings in increasingly mechanized society. The department has been offering two year degree programme of M.A. in English and certificate courses in foreign languages since 2008. While as service department it has been offering various courses in English, Communication Skills, Management and Economics to the undergraduate engineering and postgraduate management students since the time DCRUST was a state engineering college.

The department of Humanities is committed to teach and train students in all aspects of English language and Literature. The department has one state of the art ‘Language Lab’ with the latest requisite software and course modules. The department also has a ‘Media and Communication Lab’.

COURSES OFFERED

The Department offers academically innovative but need based courses/ programmes (given below) with professional orientation:

  • MA English
  • Ph.D. in Literature and Language, Culture and Gender Studies
  • P.G. Diploma in Translation Studies
  • Certificate Course in French
  • Certificate Course in German
  • Certificate Course in Chinese
  • Certificate Course in Arabic language

MA-English

Envisioned as a comprehensive course, M.A. English started by the department in 2008 equips and enables students to face professional challenges with vision and courage.  It delivers application-oriented and UGC NET-specific curricula through interactive pedagogy with focus on training in seminar, oral and non-verbal skills. A perfect blend of conventional classroom teaching with chalk and talk method and state-of-the-art technological aids such as Language Lab Software targets holistic development of personal, professional and social persona of the student.  The USP of MA English offered by the department is that one can acquire an additional one year Diploma in Communication Skills and Personality Development along with two year degree programme by opting two additional papers in the first year of M.A. English. The details of M.A. English, Diploma in Translation Studies and Part-time Certificate Course in foreign languages are:

Course Qualifying Degree Intake Normal Duration ExtendedDuration
M.A. English Bachelor or Master’s degree in any discipline 30 2 years 4 Years
P.G. Diploma in Translation Studies Bachelor or Master’s degree in any discipline 30 1 Year 2 Year
Certificate Course in French +12 with English as Subject *Two semesters  
Certificate Course in German +12 with English as Subject *Two semesters  
Certificate Course in Chinese +12 with English as Subject *Two semesters  
Certificate Course in Arabic Language +12 with English as Subject *Two semesters  

* The candidate has the option to quit with Beginners’ Course in French/German/Chinese/Arabic Language after one semester.

Infrastructure

Class Room                                            :         03

Language Lab                                        :         01

Media & Communication Lab       :         01

Desk Top Computers                        :         34

Lap Tops                                                :         04

Printers                                                  :         04

Photocopier                                         :         01

LCD Projector                         :         01

Interactive Board                     :         01

Visualiser                                 :         01

Home Theatre                          :         01

 

  • The department of Humanities has a 30 user state of the art Language Lab exclusively for the students of the university.

Note: The building of the department is fully AC.

Name of Faculty Member   Designation Highest Qualification Specialization
Dr. Rekha Professor Ph.D. Indian Literature in English, Women Studies, Culture      and Communication Studies
Dr. Sujata Rana Professor Ph.D. British Literature
Ms Tript Lata Associate Professor M.Phil Communication Skills
Dr. Mayur Chhikara Assistant Professor Ph.D. American Literature
Dr. Pradeep Singh Assistant Professor Ph.D. Indian Literature in English, Dalit Literature, History of English Literature
Dhramendra Singh Assistant Professor M. PhilNET Indian Literature in English, Literary Theory& Criticism, Dalit Studies

Research and Publications

Faculty: REKHA

Publications in National  Journals

S.No Author(s) Title Complete Reference of Journal
1 Rekha Immigration, Globalisation and Female Embodiment: A Reading of Manju Kapur’s Immigrant Critical Practice 2009
2 Rekha “Confronting Patriarchal Violence: A Comparative Reading of Mahasweta Devi’s “Draupadi” & Ambai’s “Black Horse Square.” The Icfai Journal of English Studies, Vol. III, No. 1 (March 2008): 34-45.
3 Rekha “Writing the Rough Edges of Life: A Review of Anamika’s Khurduri Hatheliyan,” The Book Review, Vol XXX, No 12 (December 2006).
4 Rekha The Problematic of Female Body/Sexuality in Contemporary Indian Women Writing,” Littcrit, 61-62, Vol. 32 No. 1-2 (June-Dec, 2006).
5 Rekha “Invoking the Poetics of Reading: A Case-study of Krishna Sobti’s Dar Se Bichhudi, New Quest No 159(January-March 2005)
6 Rekha “A Stylistic Insight into The Last Labyrinth,” Occasional Papers: Research Journal of Dept of English, P. U., Chandigarh Vol. II, No. 1-2

Publications in National Conferences/ National Seminar etc.

S.No Author(s) Year Title Complete Reference ofConference
1 Rekha 1995 “ELT in State Engineering Colleges In Haryana: Contexts, Problems and Possibilities,” English for Science and Technology (Chennai: Anna University, 19

 Publications in Books/Anthologies:

S.No Author(s) Year Title Complete Reference ofConference
1 Rekha “The Language of Dreams in Arun Joshi’s The Last Labyrinth,” Novels of Arun Joshi, ed. R. K. Dhawan

Faculty: Dr. Sujata Rana

Book Published:

S.No Author(s) Year Title Publication
1 Dr. Sujata W.H. Auden: The Changing Poetic Vision Doaba Publishers, New Delhi, January 2009.

Publications in Journals

Sr No Author(s) Title Complete Reference of Journal
1 Dr. Sujata Rana The Pedagogy of Discourse Stylistics FELT, Regional Institute of English, Chandigarh, Oct. 2006, Vol. 26, No. 2, p. 14-22
2 Dr. Sujata Rana The Ecstasy of Solitude in Wordsworth’s Poetry Helicon Views, July, 2006. Vol. XI, No. 2, p. 111-117
3 Dr. Sujata Rana A shift in W. H. Auden’s Perspective and Ideology: A Study of ‘Spain’ and ‘September 1, 1939’ K U Research Journal,Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Vol. XXXVIII, 2004, p. 159-167
4 Dr. Sujata Rana Teaching English Language through Literary Texts in the ESL Classroom Language in India ,Vol 9, June, 2009, p.73-80
5 Dr. Sujata Rana Teaching Poetry and Improving Communication Skills: A Student-Centered Approach MD University Reseach Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol. VII, No 2, Oct, 2008, p.1-8
6 Dr. Sujata Rana Towards Education Reforms: Decolonising English Studies in India Language in India, Vol 9, September, 2009, p.168-170
7 Dr. Sujata Rana Rukmani as Valiant in Defeat: A Feministic Assessment of Kamla Markandaya’s Nectar in a Siev Pragati English Journal,(Pragati Education Council, Jalandhar), December, 2009, p.85-90
8 Dr. Sujata Rana Auden’s Use of Mythical Technique in “The Shield of     Achilles MD University Journal of Arts ,Vol. VIII, No 1, April 2009
9 Dr. Sujata Rana Classroom Management at Tertiary Level: Pair and GroupWork ELT Weekly,Aug,2010 issue.
10 Dr. Sujata Rana Diasporic Crisis of Dual Identity in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake Language in India,March, 2010
11 Dr. Sujata Rana The City of Alexandria: an Omnipotent Deity in Lawrence Durrell’sJustine Literary Endevour, vol.1,No.1,April,2010
12 Dr. Sujata Rana Independence at the Cost of Partition: A Reflection on Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters Journal of Teaching and Research in EnglishLiterature,Vol.1,No.6

Publications in International/National Conferences/Seminars etc.

Sr No Author(s) Title Complete Reference of Conference
1 Dr. Sujata Rana Democratising English Studies in India and Redesigning Syllabi in Colleges and Universities International Conference at Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur (5-7 Nov,2009)
2 Dr. Sujata Rana Task Based Instruction: Teaching Literature in an EFL Classroom International Conference  organized by  ELt@I: Jaipur Chapter  in Jaipur (20-21 Nov,2009)
3 Dr. Sujata Rana Critique of Judicial System in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice InternationalConference at MD University, Rohtak (8-10 Oct,2009)
4 Dr. Sujata Rana Existential Concerns in Anita Desai’s Cry the Peackock National Seminar on “Indian Writings in English-Native and Diasporic” organized by MM College, Fatehabad, (Jan 24-25, 2008)
5 Dr. Sujata Rana Valiant in Defeat: A study of Rukmani in Kamla Markand aya’sNectar in aSieve National seminar on “Feminist Writings in Indian English Novels” conducted by CMK College for Women, Sirsa (September,2008)
6 Dr. Sujata Rana Improving Communication Skills in English through Teaching of Poetry National Seminar on “Communication skills in English: Remedial Measures for Second Language Learners” organized by S.D. College for women, Hansi (February 2008)
7 Dr. Sujata Rana Teaching English Language through Literature National Seminar organized by D.A.V College Pehowa on ‘’English Language Teaching—Current Trends and Directions” at Pehowa (March 20, 2009)
8 Dr. Sujata Rana Effective Marketing Communication: The Language Also Matters National seminar organized by CRM Jat College, Hisar (Feb,2010)
9 Dr. Sujata Rana Jacques as Melancholy Scholar in As You Like It International conference on “Scholars in Shakespeare: A Postmodern Scrutiny” held at DAV College, Chandigarh
10 Dr. Sujata Rana Socio-Political Commitment in Auden’s Poetry of the Thirties Seminar at CRA College, Sonepat on “Literature of Commitment

Faculty: Dr. Mayur Chhikara

Publications in Journals

S.No Author(s) Title Complete Reference ofJournals
1 Dr. Mayur Chhikara Stress Among ELT Teachers: A Study of Performance Evaluation from a Private School in Haryana Language in India 10:3 March 2010, pp. 274-286
2 Dr. Mayur Chhikara Manju Kapoor’s Difficult Daughters:A Saga of Feminist Autonomy and Separate Identity Language in India 10:7 July 2010, pp. 185-195
3 Dr. Mayur Chhikara Novel as Contemporary Indian History – A Glimpse of Works by Manohar Malgonkar, His Contemporaries, and Precursors Language in India 10:8 August 2010, pp. 33-38
4 Dr. Mayur Chhikara The Theme of Spiritual Chaos in Lazarus Lanughed Journal of Teaching and Research in English Literature 1:6, pp. 14-22

Publications in International/National Conferences/Seminars etc.

S.No Author(s) Title Complete Reference ofConference
1 Dr. Mayur Chhikara Novel as History in Reference to Manohar Malgonkar in Particular National Symposium held at Department of English, DN College, Meerut dated 15th Nov. 2006
2 Dr. Mayur Chhikara Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters’: A Saga of Feministic Crisis ONE One Day Convention-cum-Seminar held at CCS University, Meerut dated 1stMarch, 2006
3 Dr. Mayur Chhikara National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2004: Opportunities for Socio-Economic Transformation in Rural India UGC Assistance under DRS (SAP) held at Department of Sociology, M.D. University, Rohtak dated 10thNovember, 2006
4 Dr. Mayur Chhikara Success of NREGA In Sonepat: An Analysis UGC’s Special Assistance Programme held at Department of Economics, M.D. University, Rohtak dated 25th March, 2010

Faculty: Dr. Pradeep Singh

Publications in Journals

S.No Author(s) Title Complete Reference of Journals
1 Dr Pradeep Singh “Man-Woman Nexus in the Poetry of Kamala Das” Journal of Indian Writing in English. Vol. I June & Dec 2009. Pp.53-57. (ISSN: 0975-5136)
2 Dr Pradeep Singh “The Woman in Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain Literary Perspective. Vol. 5 No. 1 January 2010. Pp 112-117. (ISSN: 0974-0368)
3 Dr Pradeep Singh “Skeletons in Caribbean Closets: Family Secrets and Silence in Austin Clarke’s The Polish Hoe and Denise Harris’s Web of Secrets. Meerut Research Journal. Vol. 2. 2008. pp. 137-158. (Reg. No. : UPENG/2007/21881)
4 Dr Pradeep Singh “Superficial Belongingness of Indian Immigration in Anita Desai’s Bye-Bye Blackbird ZENITH International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (ISSN 2231-5780) Vol.4 (6), JUNE (2014)

Publications/Presentation in International/National Conferences/Seminars etc.

S.No Author(s) Title Complete Reference of Conference/Seminar
1 Dr Pradeep Singh  “Swami Vivekananda: Bequeathing the Message of Being Human”. National Conference on “Relevance of Swami Vivekananda in the 21stCentury”, held at S. D. (PG) College, Panipat(Haryana) on 26-27 March 2014.
2 Dr Pradeep Singh “Transcultural Study of T. S. Pillai’s Chemmeen”. National Seminar on “Literature and Translation”, held at Hindu Girls College, Jagadhari(Haryana) on 28-29 March 2014.
3 Dr Pradeep Singh “Reciprocative Role of Literature in Inter-Disciplinary Approach” National seminar on “Relevance of Inter-Disciplinary Approach in Higher Education” on 12-13 Nov. 2014
4 Dr Pradeep Singh “Sharan Kumar Limbale’s Akkarmashi:A Voice of a Fractured Identity” National seminar on “Salient Undercurrent in the Post-Independence Indian Fiction in English” held at Maharaja Agrasen Mahavidyalaya, Jagadhari(Haryana) on 19 Feb.2016
5. Dr Pradeep Singh “Motif of Betrayal in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner One-Day International Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Contemporary Literature” held at Dept. of English, University College, KUK on 16 March 2016

Faculty: Mr. DHARMENDRA SINGH

Publications in Journals

Sr. No. Title Journal’s Name
1. An Area of Darkness and Naipaul’s Diasporic Sensibility Parmana Research Journal Issue 9, July-Sept.2013 ISSN. 2249-2976
2. Representation of Dalit’s Egalitarion Quest in A. Roy’s The God of Small Things Absurd ISSN: 2319-7048
3 Translation : TowardsConverging the Divergence Darpan International Research Analysis Volume : 1 , Issue : 2 , July 2013 ISSN No. 2321-3094
4 PRAKASH JHA’FILM ARAKSHAN: AMBEDKAR’S MISSION ANDVISION IN PRESENT SCENARIO Research Scholar Vol. I Issue IIIAugust, 2013 ISSN 2320 – 6101
5 Tracing the Postcolonial ‘Resistance’in Indian Dalit Literature DIJARS/2013/JunIssue/1365DIJARS/2013/June/Vol/Issue/1365 ISSN: 2321-3736
6 FROM MARGINALITY TO CENTRALITY: A STUDY OF FEMALEPROTAGONISTS IN MANJU KAPUR’S DIFFICULT DAUGHTERS ANDHOME Research Scholar Vol. I Issue IIMay, 2013 ISSN 2320 – 6101
7 Image Fixation of Indianness in Films Taare Jameen Par, Three Idiots, & Aarakshan DIJARS /13042013/August/Vol/Issue/1304 ISSN: 2321-3736
8 Translation: Towards Converging the Divergence INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT May, 2013 Vol 2 Issue 5 ISSN: 2278 – 0211 (Online)
9 Ethical Values In Postmodern Scenario INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATIVE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT August, 2013 Vol 2 Issue 8 ISSN: 2278 – 0211 (Online)
10 Prototypical Depiction of Place Pramana Research Journal Year : 2, Issue : 8, April-June 2013 (Page No. 444-
11 English Vocabulary for Contemporary  Modern World Parmana Research JournalIssue 10, Oct.- Dec. 2013