department of LanguagesP.M.B. Gujarati Science College, Indore

“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.”

We introduce ourselves with this poem by Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore, after whom we have named our department.

An Overview of the Department

Language is a compulsory subject at UG level. At present, apart from Hindi and English languages, Entrepreneurship Development, Environmental Studies, Moral Education, and Basics of Computer Application and Information Technology are also being taught by faculty members of the department.

The department, which has been in existence since the college was established in the year 1951, and has been mentored by such learned teachers as Dr. Rejendra Mathur, Prof. Mohini Mathur and Dr. Nalini Chaturvedi, who retired as head of the department in 2013.

Initiative

With the setting up a Language laboratory in the college, the department has extended itself by. In keeping with the institutional vision and mission of providing holistic education to students, the relevance of proficiency in communication skills in the current competitive scenario could not be overruled. Thus the project could see the light of the day. Apart from sessions on betterment of communication skills, the departmental faculty also conducts personality development, interview preparation, CV/resume and letter writing, soft skills grooming and other related activities. The thrust behind these activities is to bridge the gap between employability skills of students and demands of industry. We also arrange expert lectures and workshops on related topics for the benefit of our students.

Strengths

The department has competent and experienced faculty as its core strength. There is a departmental library as well, which is a blend of books on language and literature, apart from those related to the syllabi. The faculty of the department is actively involved in all activities of the college, cultural, academic and literary. They are engaged in research work, with publications in national and international journals and books. The staff members are also active participants in national and international seminars, conferences and workshops.

Dr. Jyoti Singh (4 candidates have been awarded Ph.D.) and Dr. Deepa Vanjani (6 candidates are registred) are registered Ph.D. supervisors of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya,Indore. Dr. Vanjani has also contributed articles and features to leading national English dailies, The Times of India and Hindustan Times and to the international magazine ‘Confluence’ published from London, mainly on art and culture. Dr. Jyoti Singh has published articals in hindi national daily 'Nav Bhart'. She orgainised and convened a national seminar on Hindi in 2007.

Our Faculty Members

Name of Faculty Designation Qualification Experience Awards Appoint Status
Dr. Deepa Vanjani Asst.Professor, Head M.phil, (English Literature), Ph.D., (English Literature), P.G. Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication. 16 Years   3rd position in DAVV merit list in M.A.
1st postion in M.Phil.
1st prize in eassay writing compition by Association of Diplomats, New Delhi in 2005.
Dr. Jyoti Singh Asst.Professor M.A. (Hindi Literature), Ph.D. (Hindi Literature), Master Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication 21 Years   SGS
Dr. Trishna Shukla Asst.Professor M.A. (Hindi Literature), Ph.D. (Hindi Literature), Diploma in Drawing and Painting. 18 Years   SGS
Prof. Varsha Nahar Asst.Professor M.A. (English Literature), M.phil. (English Literature), Pursuing Ph.D in (English Literature) 04 Years   SGS
Prof. Kusum Joshi Asst.Professor M.A. (English Literature) 01 Years   SGS

Language Laboratory

A Glimpse At Some Departmental Activities

  1. Inauguration of the GD/PI workshop
  2. Inauguration of Language Lab by Dr. Divakar Bhai Shah
  3. Communication Skills workshop being conducted by Mr. Leonard Brown