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English Department [Tutorial Building]

English Department

Since the establishment of Gujarat College, Department of English has had great scholastic personalities like Prof.Firoz A. Davar, Prof. C. N. Patel, Prof. Mistry, and Dr Diggish Mehta who had prominence in the world of literature. Prof. V. J. Trivedi enhanced the name and fame earned by the department, first as a Head of the Department and later as a Principal of the college up to 1976 (also in-charge Vice-chancellor of Gujarat University). Subsequently Prof. P. K. Thakar, Prof. A. H. Thakar, Prof. K. J. Parmar, Prof. N. M. Brahma, Prof. J. D. Soni and Prof. G.S.Rao have headed the department and contributed immensely to the development of the department.

Growing globalization and BPO sector raised the need for professional English speaking skills. Special training in spoken English at English Language Laboratory is added advantage to students seeking to grab jobs, study or work abroad and preparing for tests like IELTS and TOEFL. The English Language Lab at Gujarat Arts and Science College was inaugurated on the 22nd of January, 2008. Once the lab is renovated and refurbished it will be running three levels of courses known as Level I, Level II and Level III. A unique feature of this lab is a career lab where students are groomed to face interviews.

The department has access to a rich collection of classic books on English literature. Presently English is taught in all the three faculties of the college, viz. Arts, Science and Drama.

Courses Offered:

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English
Medium: English
Intake: 100
Degree: Bachelor of Arts / Performing Art / Science (English as extra subject)
Medium: English
Intake: 1500 (composite)


Head of the Department

Mrs. Deepinder Kaur
M. A., M.Litt
Email: deepinder54[at]gmail[dot]com

Prof. Deepinder Kaur has been working in the College since 1985.She has been teaching language and literature. Her areas of interest are ELT, Criticism, English Language and Indian writing in English. She is in-charge of DELL (Digital English Language Lab) and was a member of the core-committee that helped in establishing DELL across the state. She has performed her duties as an expert at various academic committees. She has participated at various training programmes, conferences and presented research papers. She was the convener of the seminar entitled “Language Teaching: Challenges, Problems and Possible Solutions” organized by the college on 04/09/2013.


Dr. Mahesh B. Bhatt
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Email: maheshb.bhatt[at]gmail[dot]com

On deputation to Govt. BBA College, K. Ka. Shastri College of Commerce Campus, Maninagar, Ahmedabad
Prof. Mahesh Bhatt has been teaching English Language, Literature and Communication Skills. He was awarded UGC teacher fellowship under the Faculty Development Programme of UGC. His areas of interest are Diaspora studies, Translation studies, Indian writing in English and ELT. He has participated at many training programmes, conferences and presented research papers. He has published 11 research papers in referred journals/books. He has co-authored books of Gujarat State Text Book Board. He was coordinator in English at SANDHAN EDUSAT programme –All Gujarat Integrated Classroom. His lectures were telecasted by IGNOU under “Gyan Vani” broadcast on 105.6 FM.He chaired sessions at conferences. He also performed his duty as a resource person at NCERT and Navodaya Vidyalaya.

No. Publication Title Description
1 Struggle to Acculturate in The Namesake: A Comment on Jhumpa Lahiri’s work as a Disapora Literature. IMDS Working Paper 18 ser., JNU, 6(2009):43-55. Print. ISSN 0976-271X
2 Diaspora in the Selected Works of Jhumpa Lahiri, Kiran Desai and Bharati Mukherjee:A Critical Study. Journal of Humanitities,Social Sciences & Management. Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya.1.2(2010):74-80.Print. ISSN 0974-9772.
3 Carving a New Way of Learning-KSV M.Phil.in English : A Case Study Journal of Humanitities, Social Sciences & Management.Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya. II.1(2011):93-98.Print. ISSN 0974-9772.
4 Image of Homeland and Culture in the Diaspora Fiction: A Study of the Hero’s Walk by Anita Rau Badami. Notions :A peer Reviewed International Quarterly Journal of English Literature and Language. II.3Sep.2011.121-37..Print. ISSN: 0976-5247.
5 Metamorphosis of the Protagonist in Bharati Mukherjee’s Desirable Daughters. MELUS-MELOW Journal (Aug 2011):76-84.Print.ISSN: 2249-4839.
6 Educational Technologies for People with Special Needs-A Case Study of Blind people’s Association, Ahmedabad. IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education (ICTEE), 2012. Conference Publications. (May 2012) Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICTEE. 2012. 6208631. INSPEC Accession Number: 12772597. Web.ISBN:978-4577-0725-4.
7 Search for the self in The Circle of Karma by Kunzang Choden. An International Peer Reviewed Scholarly Research Journal for International Studies. Nov-Dec, 2013. Vol.II/IX: 573-580. Print. ISSN2278-8808.Impact Factor:1.38.
8 Voice of Expatriate in Brick Lane-A Comparative Study of Monica Ali’s Novel and Sarah Gavron’s Film. Adaptation Studies Literature through Cinema and translation. Ed.Mahesh Kumar Arora and Ritu Mohan Bairagi. Chandigarh: Unistar,2013. 87-98.Print. ISBN 978-93-5113-289-9.
9 Incorporating Technology into Classrooms: A Boon to Overcome The Challenges. Conference Proceedings ICLT2013.New Perspectives, New Technologies for ELT Classrooms. International Conference on English Language Teaching & Technology. (UGC Sponsored) Ed. Premanand M E. Department of English, Malabar Christian College, Calicut. 163-168.Print.ISBN:978-81-920171-6-7.
10 Re-Union. trans.Silver Glimpses from Shabdashrusti Selections from Modern Gujarati Prose. Harshad trivedi and Pranav Joshipura Eds. Gandhinagar: Gujarat Sahitya Acadedmy.2013.Print.159-170.
11 Integration of Spirituality and Science in Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda. Midnight Aura.Ed. Pandya Gita. Govt. Arts College, Ahmedabad.2015. Print. 104-109.


Prof.Urmish Mehta
Email: uamehtagacc[at]gmail[dot]com

Prof. Urmish Mehta has been working since 1994 and joined Gujarat Arts and Science College in November 2014. He has been teaching English Language, Literature and Communication Skills. His areas of interest are Indian Music, film Studies, and Indian writing in English. He is a genius in vocal music and has performed at many events organized by the government and non- government organizations. He has participated at many training programmes, conferences and presented research papers.

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