From the Desk of the Head


A word of welcome

Welcome to the website of the English Department at the K S K V Kachchh University. It is a pleasure for me to extend a word of welcome to you on behalf of everyone at the Department. If you are interested in studying literature in English, this is the place for you. I hope that this brief introduction will give you a sense of what the Department has to offer.


Why study literature?

Let me begin by saying a few words about the programmes we offer. We offer M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in English Literature. We are a literature Department and our main goal is the study of literature written in English. The learning of literature is the pursuit of passion. There is no better reason to choose a degree in literature than to invest in one's love of reading because its a hobby not a study. At the same time, literary analysis has a unique power to enter into dialogue with other discourses; it informs, and in turn we are enriched by the rhetoric of variety of subjects like history, psychology, cultural studies, film studies, philosophy and many more... opening up each of these fields into interdisciplinary critique.

All the teachers in our Department ascribe to different methods of teaching-these methods reflect diverse views on how to read a literary work, and sometimes conflicting notions of what makes a book great. Methodological variety is something we try to foster.

We boast that our students are among the most creative at the Campus: they fill our Saturday classes with creativity and find opportunities to publish, read, paint and perform their work. It provides opportunities for them to participate in the life of the Department outside the classroom.

I would like to conclude by encouraging you to visit our face book page for more details.


Dr. Kashmira Mehta

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