Departmental Library: The Department of English has a library of its own for use by its students and...

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Departmental Library: The Department of English has a library of its own for use by its students and...
Departmental Library: The Department of English has a library of its own for use by its students and teachers. It is housed in a spacious room having facilities for reading and conference. It has a collection of around 1200 titles representing poetry, fiction and drama, literary criticism and theory, and works on individual authors and texts. The richest sections are on literary criticism and theory, and fiction. Prof. J Birjepatil, who was the Head of the Department of English for many years has gifted to the Departmental library his entire collection of 860 books. The library has also been receiving gifts from the British Council, the USIS as well as from individuals including members of the teaching staff of this Department. The library has also borrowed some important books from the collection of Smt. Hansa Mehta library of the University for use by its teachers and research scholars. One of the senior teachers of the Department looks after the working of the library. The senior students are required to spend a few hours on the afternoon in the library for consultation and reading. Books are not normally lent out to the students for an extended period; the students are expected to read the books in the library itself and to cultivate the library habit. If any student is unable to finish the book or the chapter s/he is reading, s/he is allowed to take the book out for overnight use. The reading room is often used by students and teachers for mini conferences and seminars and for informal exchanges of ideas. Computer facility : The Department has two Pentium computers, two printers, one scanner, and one UPS for use by the teachers and research scholars. These were purchased from a grant by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi for a program on vocationalization of English. The students of Functional English for whom these computers were brought are allowed to use them under the supervision of a teacher. The members of the Literary Society of the Department who periodically bring out a magazine called Literatti also use the computers to publish the magazine. We hope that our Department will be able to publish a national journal on English Studies by using the computer facilities available in the Department.