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Jahidul Alam

Chairman


It is my pleasure to welcome you at the Department of English, Comilla University.

Ours is an engaging and stimulating department, a congenial and accessible place, to study and to enjoy new ideas, new knowledge etc. The teachers along with the students explore various dimensions of English language and literature here in a very effective and invigorating way. The foundation of the department dates back to the foundation of the university in 2006 and the formal schooling starts in the next year with fortystudents along with two faculty members. Mr. M MShariful Karim, currently working as Associate Professor of the department, was the founder Chair of the department. At present, we take our pride on having fourteen faculty members and more than 350 students. The department also takes its privilege of having diversity and vitality of teaching English language and literature from different perspectives. Our faculty have varied research and teaching interests ranging from literature to linguistics, folklore to film, creative writing and literary translations to cultural studies.

At present, the department offers programmes of study both at undergraduate and graduate levels. The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English is a rigorous programme of four years (8 semesters) giving students the scope of widening their knowledge of the basics and fundamentals of English language and literature that would be very much instrumental for them to their next graduate level of study at MA. Students are also given the opportunity to explore courses like Bangla Literature, Anthropology, Western Ideas, and Basics of Computer.

At graduate level we offer a One year (2 semesters) Master of Arts in English programme. As it is an advanced level of study, the programme allows our students to concentrate deeply on literature, language, linguistics, cultural studies etc. through their coursework and research. We also offer a two year MA in English (Evening) Programme tailored basically for the professionals. All our programmesequip our students with every requirements of their bright career and life as well. Our aim is to produce cosmopolitan citizens befitting in every respect. Our students go for jobs like teaching, Bangladesh Civil Service and other govt. sector jobs, banking, journalism, creative writing etc.

We have a very congenial teaching learning atmosphere. The teachers are friendly,  accommodating and maintains the rigors of the discipline wonderfully. We also have a very strong foundation for running the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in the department. And to manage all these, we have Liberal Minds- a cultural wing of the department. A  committee of the teachers along with some sub committees of the students are responsible for maintaing the club. Getting admitted in the department , a student inevitably becomes a member of the wing. 

Visiting this site you can very easily locate our faculty and students, know the interests of our faculty members and get familiar with our mission, vision and other activities. . Should you have any other questions not answered here, please don’t hesitate to direct these to englishdepartmentcou@gmail.com or talk to any of the faculty in the department.