HoD’s Message:

HoD English

Dept of English, Govt College for Women, M.A Road has had an immense contribution in facilitating quality education in the valley over the last 6 decades. The dept boasts of a highly qualified faculty and a diverse alumnus. The dept has continuously evolved with the changing times and ensures the education imparted to the students is at par with that provided at the best academic campuses in the country. Beyond the academic curriculum which involves training in language proficiency, communication skills and study of literature, the dept encourages the students to participate in academic competitions and seminars, organising many throughout the academic year, to ensure holistic development of our future bearers. The dept in its endeavour of imparting quality education stands committed to empower the women of today and tomorrow.

HOD – Deptt. of English

About Department:

English, being the medium of instruction and also the associate-official language, emerged as the first subject to be taught in this institution and consequently the Department of English got established in the year 1950, the same year as the establishment of the college itself. In the beginning General English as a compulsory subject and English Literature as a subject of choice were offered in the Department. Later on catering to the changing needs and demands, the college in the year 2000 added more faculty to the English Department by offering a new subject viz Functional English as a vocational subject and a course for communication skills. A modern and sophisticated language lab was set up which over the years has proven a great asset to this department. Also, under the aegis of Kashmir University, the college started a post-graduate course in English having an updated library and a competent faculty to teach the subject to students.
“English is the global lingua-franca” which provides communicative competence and gives a general ability to use language accurately, appropriately and flexibly; hence the college takes great pride in inducting English as a compulsory subject in undergraduate level. The Department of English has been providing the students with the medium of competing with the rest of the world. The department has produced good results and has contributed a lot in the personality development of students. It has enabled them to participate in various literary activities. The department is treasured with innumerable books which endow the students with valuable information. The department admits undergraduates for three-year degree course and a two year master’s programme. It aims at providing instructions in carrying out research in both traditional and frontier areas of English studies.
English programmes represent three important perspectives on the study of language and text – Rhetoric investigates the principles and practices underlying effective communication from the codex books to the modern website. Literary and Cultural studies examine the history, value and meaning of texts in their cultural and historical settings. Creative writing emphasizes the artistry in the construction of poetry, fiction, essays, non-fiction and screenplays. And the Department of English endeavours to guide our students in all the three programmes.

Academic Programmes :

At Under-Graduate Level • Communicative skills as compulsory course for 1st and 2nd semesters for all streams and General English from 3rd to 6th semester for Science and Arts streams. • English Literature as a subject for B.A. 1st to 6th semester. • Functional English as a vocational subject. • Communication skills for BCA. • BA English (Hons.). At Post-Graduate Level: • Post-Graduation in English.

our Mission :

The department of English has the mission to impart quality education based on academic knowledge and expertise to produce graduates and post-graduates possessing required skills and proficiency to make their place in the professional environment. Our English programme has two perspectives – the compulsory course in General English aims to develop the communication skills and fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing to enable the students capable of further studies in their respective disciplines and to meet the career demands. The second course is in English literature. The study of literature as a major subject helps to equip students with the knowledge of literary texts, their historical backgrounds and skills them with close critical analysis in order to study, appreciate and above all enjoy literature.

  • Good physical infrastructure.
  • Well maintained library with rich books.
  • International and national journals.
  • Audio-visual aids, CDs, DVDs.
  • LCD projector and other multimedia equipments.



  • The Department organizes extension lectures,
  • quiz competitions,

Department of Music

Cluster University of Srinagar

Govt College for Women

M.A. Road , Srinagar - 190001
Tel: 0194-2479432 Fax : 0194-2478259
email : music.wc@gmail.com
Website : www.gcwmaroad.org/music