The first meeting of The Savant’s book club, constituted under the mentorship of Dr Sangeeta Jain, saw a fruitful embarkment. Brainchild of the students of English Masters, First Year, the Savant’s seeks to be a safe and cultivating space for bookworms and conversationalists likewise.
For the first meeting of the club, the members shared a varied number of views on the relevance of literature in their life. The members talked about their first experiences with literature and the books or the situations which decided their fate and paved their way toward literature. Till the middle of the session, everyone had their attention captured by the intensity of the discussion. Several situations of life were talked about which led people towards literature.
 At the end of the session, it was concluded that whatever the hustle may be of the members but the common destiny came out to be artistic and literary. The session was thoroughly guided by the admin of the club Shreeyukta Basnet MA 1st Year.
The motto of the book club was to find like-minded people and create a safe space for riveting conversations.
Theme of The Month
First Experiences – First brush with literature which ultimately led to seeking a career in English Literature
Department of English, DAV PG College, Varanasi organized a one-day lecture on the topic How to Prepare NET/JRF. The Invited speaker was Mr AnubhavHow to Prepare NETJRF Bhargava, an alumnus of DAV PG College. He completed his UG (2019), and PG (2021) and qualified NET (Dec. 2019) and JRF(June 2020), and currently preparing for Civil Services. The session was coordinated by Dr Bandana Bal Chandnani. Mr Anubhav detailed the students about the papers and the syllabus for NET and JRF. He shared the strategies that he had followed during his preparation. The speaker shared his sources of study and mentioned important texts, useful books and online resources. For the preparation of Paper-I the students are asked to explore free lectures by Unacademy Trainers, Talvir Singh and Navdeep Kaur. He emphasized mock practices. He suggested the students to solve the previous year question papers and to prepare short notes for each chapter. The session was interactive, informative and useful for students preparing for UGC NET / JRF.
Abhishek Pradyot BA III Sem participated in Creative Writing Training organised by Internshala Trainings. It was held from 1st Nov 2020 to 13th Dec 2020. Abhishek was a top performer in the 1-month online training workshop.
Dr. Sangeeta Jain, Head, Department of English conducted a training programme for the students of M.A.  Sem. on English IPA Sounds prescribed in the course. The students learnt with fun.  The session held in Digital Language Lab
Department of English, DAV PG college organized One Day Students’ Seminar – Literary Perception on 18th April 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. for MA Ist Semester students. The students, through their presentations, shared their viewpoints and perspectives on the prescribed texts. This seminar aimed to hone students’ communicative skills, develop their literary taste, further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the English literary studies and give an outlet to hidden potentialities. The students explained concepts and initiated conversations and discussions on a topic of their choice. This seminar became an effective tool of peer learning because they were both a recipient and donor of knowledge. The topics presented by the students were:

NAMES

TOPICS

1.         Abhijeet Singh

2.         Aditya Gupta

3.         Ahilu Tulang

4.         Aishani Sarkar

5.         Akash Singh

6.         Amartya Sen

7.         Ananya Mitra

8.         Ankit Kumar Dan

9.         Avantika Prajapati

10.       Binni Singh

11.       Deepti

12.       Jay P Kumar

13.       Jona

14.       Madhushruti

15.       Malay Acharya

16.       Priyanka

17.       Riddha Das Roy

18.       Roli Trivedi

19.       Rupak Biswas

20.       Sanjivani

21.       Shivam Kumar Mishra

22.       Shivam Sundriyal

23.       Shreeyukta Basnet

24.       Soumyajit Chowdhury

25.       Sunidhi Kumari

26.       Susrita Das

27.       Sweety

28.       Vinit    

29.       Zara Areeb

30.        Diya Malick

31.        Mahabir Mahapatra

32.        Vedvyas Barik

33.        Shubham Yadav

 

34.        Amit

The countess Cathleen

The Tragedy of Doctor Faustus

Jonson’s The Alchemist

Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress

Concept of Morphemes, Allomorphs and Morphs

Donne’s The Canonization

The Good Morrow

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

Sociolinguistics

Sir Roger at The Theatre

The Coverley Household

Bacon’s Of Truth

Language Variation

The Spectator’s Account of Himself

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130

Pope’s Rape of The Lock

Lamb’s Praise of The Chimney Sweeper

Bacon’s Of Great Place

Chaucer’s Prologue to The Canterbury Tales

Congreve’s Way of the World

Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Bacon’s Of Adversity

Process of Speech Production

Milton’s Paradise Lost – Description of Hell

Classification and Description of Consonant Sounds

William Blake

Origin and Growth of British Theatre

Psycholinguistics

Tragedy and Whole Truth

Russell’s Science and Value

Blake’s The Lamb

Sidney’s Some Lovers Speak

Teaching of Language Skill: Speaking, Writing, Listening, Reading

The Duchess of Malfi

35         Kartikey Singh

36.        Vinay

37.        Simran

38.        Shubham Kumar

39.        Nandini 

Paradise Lost – Free will vs Predestination

Components of Linguistics

Major Concepts of Linguistics 

Lamb’s Imperfect Sympathies

The Hero as a Man of Letters

40.         Akash Kumar Gupta

Need to Study Literature

Department of English, DAV PG organized two lectures on the topic ‘How to Prepare for JRF, NET & GATE’ on 16th April 2022, from 12:00 P.M. to 1.15 P.M. and 1.30 P.M. to 2.30 P.M. The Google link to the programme was –
https://meet.google.com/jst-yise-hbb
The two speakers of the day Mr. Rajit Chakrborty and Mr. Neeraj Kumar, alumni of Department of English, DAV PG College briefed the students about important books, websites, YouTube links, topics, challenges, obstacles and mental issues. Rajit who qualified GATE in 2020 and NET in 2021 emphasized having an analytical outlook of one’s strengths and weaknesses that help in the long run. He highlighted the difference between GATE and UGC-NET. He asked them to devise their own strategies. Mr. Neeraj who qualified GATE and NET twice asked the students to have in-depth knowledge of the prescribed syllabus of BHU from B. A.  to M. A. He told about the importance of mock test. Both of them emphasized the significance of voracious and in-depth reading and rereading. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Bandana Bal Chandnani and was organized by the Head, Dr Sangeeta Jain. Dr. Indrajeet Mishra, Dr. Najmul Hasan, Dr. Mahima Singh, Ms. Pooja along with 55 students were present throughout the lectures.
Department of English organized Students’ Seminar – Literary Insights from 11-13 April 2022 from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm. The students of M.A. IV Sem gave their PPT presentations on the new perspectives and dimensions of prescribed texts. Some of the topics presented by the students were:
‘The Development of personal Joyce from Stephen Hero to Daedalus’ by Rounak, ‘Reverse Racism in Disgrace’ by Anisha, ‘Women in love and the malady of civilization’ by Shirsendu Chakraborty, ‘Exploration of postmodernism technique and literary interpretation in French lieutenant women’ by Harsh Prasad, ‘Social relevance in God of small things’ by Dhruba Nag.
Department of English, DAV PG College organized the annual Literary Fest from 11- 13 April 2022. The events of the Fest were Literary Quiz, Poetry Recitation, Debate and Students’ Seminar – Literary Insight. The programmes were coordinated by Dr. Najmul Hasan, Dr. Mahima Singh, Dr. Bandana Bal Chandnani and were organized by the Head, Dr Sangeeta Jain. The first day was dedicated to Literary Quiz to develop students’ in-depth understanding of English literature and helped them prepare for competitive examinations. The quiz was organized in two parts, the first one was in the written mode and the second one was a pictorial quiz. The written quiz brought awareness about the literary facts whereas the pictorial quiz ignited the sparks of imagination of around a hundred participants of M.A. IV Sem, M.A. I Sem and B.A. VI sem. Dr. Najmul Hasan coordinated the event. The second day witnessed the hues of creativity through the poetry recitation in English. The students showed great passion and competence in reciting their self-composed poetic pieces on different topics like Night, Corona, Tree, River, Internal Conflicts etc. The renderings of the event unfurled the imaginative wings of poetic passion and joy of around twenty participants along with the audience. Dr. Mahima Singh evaluated all participants’ recitations and presented a comprehensive view. During the Covid 19 pandemic, the world witnessed the proliferation of online education and exams in the academic world. In the post-Corona world, there is an emergence of a new controversy/debate on the topic of Offline mode of Education vs. Online mode of Education- which is better and why? This emerging issue became the topic of debate on the third day of the literary fest.  The students presented their propositions from different perspectives in Favour/opposition of the topic very strongly.  Dr. Bandana Bal Chandnani concluded the event with a comprehensive view of education and learning with passion. She said it is the passion for knowledge that matters more. Barriers to any mode of education are mental construction. It is true for the evolution of learners’ mental faculty online mode of education is very conducive. But for the holistic and integral development – of physical, vital, spiritual beings of learner’s offline mode is required. Through the literary events students have shown their scholarly ethos, competence and literary inclination. To promote interdisciplinary approach the student from other departments were encouraged to participate in the event organized by department of English. Rajan Kumar VIth semester, Hindi Honors participated in debate. The fest culminated with the certificate distribution and showering of blessings by the principal of the college, Dr. S.D. Singh. This fest saw the emergence of many budding talents who would showcase their literary talent in the literary fest next year. Dr. Sangeeta Jain, Dr. Indrajeet Mishra, Dr. Bandana, Dr. Najmul Hasan, Dr. Mahima Singh, Ms. Pooja along with students were present throughout the literary fest events.  The names of the winners of all three events are:

Result of Quiz

S.N.

NameClassPrize
1.Harsh PrasadMA IV SemFirst
2.Shrishendu ChakrabortyMA IV SemSecond
3.Sumana BeraMA IV SemThird

Result of Poetry

S.N.NameClassPrize
1.Shubham KumarMA I SemFirst
2.Aneesha PalitMA IV SemSecond
3.Debkonya GhoshMA IV SemThird
4.Ankit DanMA I SemThird

Result of Debate

S.N.NameClassPrize
1.Kumud AnandB A I SemFirst
2.Shirshendu ChakrabortyMA IV SemSecond
3.Abhishek PradyotB A IV SemThird
4.Ankit DanMA I SemThird
Department Of English Vasanta College for Women, Rajghat organized sixth Student’s Colloquium on the topic ‘Women’s Writing in India: Reconnoitering the Folk, Regional and Tribal Domains (Inter College Meet) 19 February 2022. The students who participated from English Department and presented papers were:
  1. Shirshendu Chakraborty, M.A. II Sem. presented a paper on ‘Mahabharata Through Her Eyes: Kavita Kane’s Exploration of Women in Epics.’
  2. Rounak Gupta, M.A. II Sem. ‘Subversion of Ramyana into Sitayana: A Modern Retelling, Analyzing Volga’s ‘The Liberation of Sita.’
      3. Abhishek Pradyot B.A. VI Sem. presented on “Disparity Between Theory and             Practice: In Reference To ‘Mutating Goddesses: Bengal’s Laukika Hinduism and           Gender Rights.’
DAV PG College organized youth fest UDAAN from 5th of April to 7th of April 2022. The festival saw several events in which students showcased their talents in Arts, Music and Literary activities. They participated in events with full dynamism and enthusiasm. Some events in which students from the Department of English participated in and bagged prizes were – Shubham Kumar, MA 1st sem. He got First Prize in Poetry Recitation. The title of his self-composed Poem was ‘Accord of the Earth.’  Abhishek Pradyot, B.A. VI Semester, bagged 3rd Prize in Poetry Recitation. The title of his poem was ‘Nature’. Shubham Kumar, MA 1st Sem. got Second Prize in Essay writing Competition. The Topic of the essay was ‘Social Media the New Pillar of Democracy’. Abhishek Pradyot, B.A. Semester VI bagged 1st Prize in Elocution (English), 1st Prize in Turncoat and 1st Prize in Debate (English)
Department Of English, Vasanta College for Women, Rajghat organized, 5th Students’ Colloquium (Virtual Inter College Meet) on 31st January 2021. The topic of Colloquium was ‘Celebrating Craft, Commerce and Community: Exploring the World of Short Stories.’ The coordinator of the programme was Dr. Manjari Jhunjhunvala, Head, English Department, Vasanta College for Women, Varanasi. Pratik Anand M.A. I Sem. presented a paper entitled “Representation of the Underrepresented.”
  1. Anuja, Puja ,Utkarsh of MA II Sem participated in Wordfest-2019 (Slam Poetry)  held on 29th March 2019, organized by  IIT, BHU, Varanasi.Different Cocurricular and Extra Curricular Activities 3 english
  2. Vikash Kumar participated in Kashiyatra’ 20 The Annual Socio-Cultural Festival of IIT BHU (Ledged of Sir speak-a-lot) held on 17Jan-19 Jan 2020, organized by IIT BHU.
  3. Uttkarsh Pandey, Puja Jha, Vishwas Ranjan, Anuja and  Maligram Yadav participated in E – quiz, National level quiz on “English Literature” organized by DAV PG College Varanasi, Department of English on 4-7 June, 2020.
  4. Puja Jha, Vishwas Ranjan and Pralay Kumar Sutrdhar, participated in webinar “The Future of Translation Studies: Challenges and Prospects, organised by Department of English and IQAC, 10th June, Ram Nirikshan Atma Ram College , Samastipur Bihar.
  5. Pralay Kumar Sutradhar has participated in the International Webinar on “Real Life Experiences of Cities around the World : Impacting Health, Economies, Education and Social Dislocation” organized by School of Education Noida International University, Greater Noida on 16th of June 2020.
  6. Uttkarsh Pandey, Puja Jha,  and Anuja participated in E-QUIZZ held on 19-June-2020 organized by Dharm Sangh Peetha Parishad Adityawahini Anandvahini Shi Govardhan Matha, Puri.
  7. Anuja  Puja ,Utkarsh ,Maligram in National Webinar On “Relevance Of Indian Culture And Tradition In Current Scenario” held on 22-Jun-2020, organized by Harish Chandra P.G. College, Varanasi.
  8. Puja Jha, Pralay Kumar Sutrdhar, Uttkarsh Pandey, Anuja, Vikash Kumar,  and Vishwas Ranjan participated in Two Day International Webinar on Teaching and Learning: Shifting Paradigms in Post Covid 19 under IQAC, on 24-25 JUNE 2020, organized by Arya Mahila PG College,Varanasi.
  9. Vishwas Ranjan  bagged 3rd position in Story Writing Competition entitled Visualizing the City through Stories organized by Department of English VCW Rajghat, Under IQAC in collaboration with Environment Club and PITARA.
  10. Uttakarsh Pandy’s  two poems entitled “Parched” And “My Source” Got Published in  “Moonstones And Rubies-An Anthology.” Publisher- The Alcove Publisher: August-2020.
  11. Vishwas Ranjan  was Selected in the best 900 participants among 5,69,732 registered writers , organized by words to Glory and Blooming Kalakar on Social media where further announcement of result is yet to come.
  12. Pralay Kumar Sutradhar has successfully completed course review through Online Quiz on“History of English Literature” with the Score of 92%. Organized by Palanisamy College of Arts (Affiliated to Bharathiar University).
An Online Elocution was conducted on 4th November 2020 for MA Final Year. The topic was Pandemic: A Reality Check.  Every participant was given precisely 3 minutes to express his or her views on the given topic. It was indeed astounding to see how beautifully the students had put their thoughts and insights into the subject. The students’ participated with zeal and enthusiasm.
The students of MA to express their gratitude to teachers, celebrated Teachers’ Day on 5th September, 2020. This virtual platform gave an opportunity to students to showcase their talents and potentialities. They sang songs, recited poems and shared their experiences.Virtual Teachers’ Day
Bluestocking Literature Festival 2020 was organized by AMPG College, Varanasi. It was held on 29 Feb. Vishwas Ranjan, Vikash Kumar, Uttkarsh Pandey, Puja Jha and Anuja ,Puja participated in Book Cover Design , One
Act Play, Advertising, Poster Making, Slam Poetry.
  • Puja Jha secured 4th position in Book Cover Design.
Students from M.A English named Anuja Ranjan ,Puja  Jha ,Vikash ,Vishwas
Utkarsh performed Drama named Uraan at Bluestocking literature festival held at AMPG on 29th February 2020. 
Udaan the intra house Youth festival, organized by DAV PG COLLEGE BHU Varanasi was held from 10 to 12 Feb 2020.
  1. The students of MA in English secured III Position in Short Play held on 12 Feb 2020. Students who participated are:
    • Vikash Kumar
    • Utkarsh Pandey
    • Vishwas Ranjan
    • Puja Jha
    • Anuja
  1. Add-mad – Students who participated in Add-mad  are 1. Vikash Kumar 2. Vishwas Ranjan3. 4. Bishwajeet Raghav Vishwas
  2. Anuja secured First Position in Rangoli competition held on Feb 10-12,2020
  3. Vikash Kumar secured 3rd position in Poetry Recitation competition.
  4. Puja Jha secured IInd position in Rangoli.
       Dwaipayan secured second position in poetry recitation programme.
  1. Vishwas Ranjan presented a paper on “A social Break: A question and Lesson” in International Webinar on Cultural Stasis: Corona the loss / gain to Humanity, 2-3rd June 2020 , organized by Department of English DAV PG College BHU Varanasi
  2. Pralay Kumar Sutradhar presented a paper on “Increasing Store With Loss And Loss With Store; When I Have Seen Such Interchange Of State” in International Webinar on Cultural Stasis: Corona the loss / gain to Humanity, 2-3rd June 2020 , organized by Department of English DAV PG College BHU Varanasi.
  3. Uttakarsh Pandey presented a paper on”And Life Goes On…”; in International Webinar on Cultural Stasis: Corona the loss / gain to Humanity, 2-3rd June 2020 , organized by Department of English DAV PG College BHU Varanasi.
  4. Puja Jha presented a paper  on “Uncertainty is the New Reality” in International Webinar on Cultural Stasis :Corona the loss/gain to Humanity ,2-3 June 2020 organized by Department of English DAV PG College BHU Varanasi.
  5. Annesha Palit MA I Sem participated in the National Webinar on ‘The Future of Job Market Amidst Covid 19 Crisis in India’. It was held on 20 July 2020 organized by Deptartment of Economics and Placement Cell in collaboration with IQAC and Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College, Kolkata.
  6. Annesha Palit MA I Sem participated in the Two Day Webinar on ‘Modernism in Perspective’ held on 20-21 August 2020. It was organized by department of English Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata in collaboration with Loreto College, Kolkata.
  1. An International Symposium on Philosophy and Literature was held on 5th Oct 2019, organized by DAV PG College, Varanasi BHU. The students who presented the papers are – a. Vishwas Ranjan MA II Sem presented a paper on “Buddha’s Philosophy and Eternity of Philosophy.”
  2. Vikash Kumar presented a paper on the topic “Dr.Faustus : the choice Between Shreyas and Preyas”.

  1. Anuja Ranjan participated in an international webinar on Gandhian Thoughts in Human Welfare held on 25 Aug, 2020 organized by University of Delhi.
  2. Vikash Kumar participated in One Day National Interdisciplinary Webinar, organized by Department of English & IQAC, Arya Mahila PG College, BHU, Chetganj, Varanasi in collaboration with, Vasanta College for Women, BHU Rajghat, Varanasi on 7th of Feb, 2021.
  3. Vishwas Ranjan participated in New Perspectives and Innovative Approaches to Research organized by Arya Mahila PG College, Varanasi in collaboration with VCW Rajghat. It was held on 7 Feb, 2021.
  4. Vishwas Ranjan attended the fourteen-day Webinar on Rabindranath Tagore organized by South Asia Studies UC Berkeley from 2 Feb to 15 Feb 2021.
  5. Vishwas Ranjan participated in International Creative writing Symposium on 27 June 2021 organized by Pachyderm Tales & Christ College Irinjalakuda , Kerala 11.
  6. Rahul Kumar, 1st Sem.participated in A One Day National Interdisciplinary webinar, on “New Perspective and Innovative Approaches To Research” organized by “Arya Mahila PG College, chetganj, BHU Varanasi” on 7th of February, Sunday, 2021.
Rahul Kumar, MA. 1st Sem. participated in, A National Webinar on ‘Communicative Competence in English’, organized by KCE Society’s S.S. Maniyar Law College, Jalgaon on 10th July, 2021.
To provide an opportunity to test one’s knowledge and awareness about authors, literary texts, movements, trends and the momentous historical event A Literary Quest was organized. It was held for the students of UG and PG on 7th of November, 2019 and coordinated by Dr Bandana. There were nearly120 students who participated in the event. The result was declared on 08.11.2019.
The Undergraduate Result:-

S.N.

NameClassRank
1.Kshitiz RajB.A. V SemesterFirst
2.Abhijit Kumar PravinB.A. V SemesterSecond
3.Abhishek YadavB.A. V SemesterThird
4.Kumar Ankit B.A.V SemesterConsolation
5.Gyanchand ChauhanB.A. III SemesterConsolation
The Postgraduate Result:
S.N.NameClassRank
1.Prasid ChowdhuryM.A. IIIFirst
2.Rajit ChkrabortyM.A. IIISecond
3.Anuja RanjanM.A. IThird
4.Puja JhaM.A. IConsolation
5.Sumit KumarM.A. IIIConsolation
To enhance creative potentiality of learners, augment a love for poetry and widen their sense for music and poetical rhythm Poetry Recitation competition was scheduled on 8.11.2019 for UG and PG students collectively, under student’s forum Laureate. The result of the competition is following:

Poetry Recitation Result :

S. N.    NameClassRank
1.Anirban AdhikaryMA III1st
2.Dwipayan UpadhyayM.A. I2nd
3.Rajit ChakrabortyM.A. III3rd
4.Kumar AnkitB.A Part IIIConsolation
5.Raj PaswanB.A. Part IConsolation
Online Creative Writing Competition-Short Story on the theme of Social Cohesion, organized by Department of English, Arya Mahila PG College, Varanasi on 23 April, 2019. There were four students of department of English, DAV P.G. College participated in the event – Ankit Kumar, B.A. IV Sem; Prateek Anand, B.A. IV Sem, Neeraj Kumar B.A. VI, Sudhanshu Saurav    B.A. VI. Ankit Kumar, B.A. IV Sem has bagged Third Prize
Department of English, DAV PG College organized the annual Literary Fest under the aegis of Laureate, students’ forum in April 2019. There were two events in this fest Literary Quest and Essay Writing Competition. The students participated with great enthusiasm and zeal.
  • Literary Quest- It was held for students of UG on 05.04.2019 and for students of PG on 06.04.19. The aim was to widen and strengthen students’ test and understanding of specific literary traditions, notable authors and their works, important lines, books and quotation. The results of the quest were declared on 08-04-2019. The distribution of certificates was done on 15th of April, 2019.
Undergraduate Result: –
Name
Class
Rank
Vaibhav
B.A. VI Semester
First
Rudra Kranti Karamakar
B.A. VI Semester
Second
Ashutosh Kumar
B.A. VI Semester
Third
Neeraj
B.A. VI Semester
Consolation
Vikas Kumar
B.A. VI Semester
Consolation
Post-Graduate Result: –
Name
Class
Rank
Saket Mishra
M.A. IV Semester
First
Mrinalini Choudhary
M.A. II Semester
Second
Shreyansh Jain
M.A. IV Semester
Third
Ravi Mukesh Madaan
M.A. IV Semester
Consolation
Sumit Kumar
M.A. II Semester
Consolation
  • Essay Writing Competition- The topic of the Essay Writing Competition was ‘True Face of Nationalism’ on 11 April 2019. The result was declared on 09.04.19. The Prize distribution was done on 15th of April, 2019. The names of the students who have secured I, II, III and Consolation prizes were:
Name
Class
Rank
Trithankar Roy
M.A. IV Semester
First
Subhank Singh Thakur
M.A. II Semester
Second
Anirban Adhikari
M.A. II Semester
Third
Anubhav bhargav
B.A. VI Semester
Consolation
Ujjwal Gupta
B.A. VI Semester
Consolation

Wordfest is organized by The LIT CLUB IIT (BHU) from 29-31st March, 2009.

Varanasi. The students who participated in the event were – Vaibhav from BA VI Sem, Neeraj Kumar  from BA VI Sem.

  • Shubhnak Singh Thakur, MA I Sem. presented a paper entitled ‘Unfolding the Path of Truth as value to Culture and Consciousness’ in International Conference on Debating the Post-Truth Phenomenon: Literature, Culture and Critical Discourse (19-20 December, 2018) organized by DAV PG College, Varanasi.
  • Rajit Chakraborty of MA II Sem presented a paper ‘Exploring the Declining Importance of Native Language Dialects in the Modern Indian Scenario,’ in a Seminar on LESS – Language for Empowerment of Self and Society organized by Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT(BHU) Varanasi in collaboration with Language Custodians on 21st February, 2019.
Vasanta College for Women, Rajghat organized Third Student’s Colloquium on the topic ‘Negotiating Context, Form and Theory in Indian English Fiction: Post-2000′ on 09 Feb 2019. The coordinator of the programme was Dr. Manjari Jhunjhunvala, Head, English Department, Vasanta College, Varanasi. The students who presented papers in colloquium were –
1. Rajit Chakraborty M.A. II Sem. presented a paper on the topic “Exploring Mythopoeic literature in Indian English Fiction Post- 2000”
2. Shubhnak Singh Thakur M.A. II Sem. presented a paper on “Intricate Identities amidst Cultures in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth.”
Inter-faculty and Inter-college Youth Festival Spandan was organized by Banaras Hindu University from 22nd to 26th February 2019. Students of the Department of English participated were Neeraj Kumar B.A. VI Sem. in Hindi Debate, Vaibhav   B.A. VI Sem in English Debate; Rajit Chakraborty of M.A. II Sem in Elocution and Poetry Recitation; Shubhnak Singh Thakur of M.A. II Sem in Essay Writing Competition, the compering of some events was done by Neeraj Kumar of B.A. VI Sem. and Shubhnak Singh Thakur of M.A. II Sem.
The students from English department participated in various events in Youth Festival Udaan organized by the Cultural Committee, DAV PG College from 7th to 9th February, 2019. English Poetry Recitation Competition was held on 7-02-2019 on the topics – Nature, Banaras, Spring, Daughter.  Rajit Chakraborty of
M.A. II Sem. recited a poem on ‘Banaras’ and secured I position. Vaibhav of B.A. III Sem. recited a poem on ‘Nature’ and secured the II position. Neeraj Kumar B.A. VI Sem.  anchored the event of Poetry Recitation. Dr. Bandana Bal Chandnani and Dr Mahima Singh were jury members of the Poetry Recitation competition.
The topic of Elocution was ‘Clean India Green India.’ Vaibhav of B.A. III Sem. secured I position and  Shubhank Singh Thakur of M.A. II Sem.  secured II position. Dr. Bandana Bal Chandnani and Dr. Najmul Hasan were jury members of Elocution.
The Debate was organized on the topic ‘Social Media and Freedom Expression’ Rajit Chakraborty of M.A. II Sem participated in the event. Mirinalini Chodhari of M.A. II Sem participated in Turn Coat. Shubhank Singh Thakur of M.A. II Sem. was anchor of this event. The Essay writing competition was held on the topic ‘Indian Society and Ideals Youth on 8th of Febrary, 2019. Aishwarya Das M.A.  II Sem participated in the event. Sunil Kumar of M.A. II Sem participated in the Mehandi Competition and secured II prize.
To give a cordial welcome to M.A. Previous, a Fresher’s Party was organized by the students of M. A. Final Year, on 4-09-2018. Through this event, the freshers were given a chance to exhibit their talents and adapt to the new surroundings. They came to know about seniors in a fun-filled way. After admission, it was the first event that they enjoyed with their classmates and seniors. The fun, feast, and group photographs made the event memorable. Mirinalini Chaudhari, M.A. I Sem was selected as Miss Fresher and Anirban Adhikary, M.A. I Sem as Mr. Fresher.
The students of B. A. and M. A. celebrated Teacher’s Day to pay tribute to Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan and to give honour to the teachers of the Department of English on 5.09.2018. It was celebrated with great fun and merriment. The students of M.A. organized many events for teachers like a dumb charade, mono acting and story narration. The fun-filled activities gave an outlet to the creative and inventive side of the teachers. The teachers were mesmerized and spellbound by the warmth and affection shown by the students. The students of B.A. sang songs for the teachers. They presented a memento- a token of love to the department. The affectionate gestures of students and group photo made the event memorable. The venue of the event was respective classrooms.
To enhance the communication skill of the learners the department of English organizes paper presentation activity. The students were asked to prepare any topic from the syllabus. The activity helped the students gain confidence and get an opportunity to learn from fellow friends.
An Essay Competition was organized on the topic “Supreme Court’s Verdict on ST/ SC Act and Its Impact on the Society” on 18 April 2018.
The objective of the essay writing competition was to allow students to demonstrate their reading, thinking and writing skills in a coherent and compact manner and to develop their socio-cultural and legal perception. Department of English declared the result of Essay Competition on 25-04-2018. The names of the students who secured I, II, III and Consolation prizes were:

 

Name ClassRank
Tirthendu GangulyM.A. IV SemesterFirst
Subodh Kant SotiM.A. II SemesterSecond
TirthankarM.A. II SemesterThird
Manish PrabhakarM.A. IV SemesterConsolation
AakashM.A. IV SemesterConsolation

Literary Quest was organized by the Department of English on 17.04.2018 for the students of U.G. and P.G. The quest helped the students test their understanding of specific literary traditions, notable authors and their works, important lines, books and quotation. The results of the UG and PG Quests were declared on 18-04-2018.

Undergraduate Result: –

Name ClassRank
Kshitij RajB.A. II SemesterFirst
Santosh KumarB.A. VI SemesterSecond
Ankit KumarB.A. VI SemesterThird
Sonu KumarB.A. VI SemesterConsolation
VaibhavB.A. VI SemesterConsolation

Postgraduate Result: –

Name ClassRank
Manish Prabhakar SinghM.A. IV SemesterFirst
AakashM.A. IV SemesterSecond
Vineet DubeyM.A. IV SemesterThird
Tirthendu GangulyM.A. IV SemesterConsolation
Avinash Kr. SinghM.A. IV SemesterConsolation
Vasanta College for Women, Rajghat celebrated International World Poetry Day on 21st March, 2018 (declared by UNESCO) on the theme ‘Verbal and Visual.’ The coordinator of the programme was Dr. Manjari Jhunjhunwala, Head, English Department, Vasanta College for Women, Varanasi. The names of the students from Department of English DAV PG College who participated in the event were –
  1. Saket Mishra M.A. II Sem,
  2. Nitish M.A. II Sem,
  3. Ganesh M.A. II Sem,
  4. Shreyansh M.A. II Sem,
  5. Aditya S. Verma B.A. VI Sem
  6. Aaksh, M.A. IV Sem
       7.Manish Prabhakar Singh M.A. IV Sem
 Vasanta College for Women, Rajghat organized Second Student’s Colloquium on the topic ‘Theory and Text: Post Modernism and Beyond’ on 13th March 2018. The coordinator of the programme was Dr. Manjari Jhunjhunwala, Head, English Department, Vasanta College for Women, Varanasi. The students who participated from DAV PG College were –
  1. Aakash, M.A. IV Sem, presented a paper entitled ‘New Historicism and Shakespeare’s Hamlet.’
Manish Prabhakar Singh M.A. IV Sem. presented a paper entitled ‘Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: A Critical Study.’
Inter-faculty and Inter-college Youth Festival Spandan was organized by Banaras Hindu University from 12 to16 March, 2018. Some competitions in which students of the Department of English participated were
Poetry Recitation
  • Saket Mishra of M.A. Sem II participated in Poetry Recitation Competition.
Debate
  • Tirthankar Roy of M.A. Sem II participated in Debate.

The inter-college Poetry Festival – Symphony of Peace was organized by Vasant Kanya Maha Vidyalaya,  Kamachha, Varanasi, on 21.02.2018 in the premises of their college. The students from different colleges of BHU took part in this festival.  Dr. Beena Singh, Head, English Department, VKM, Kamaccha, Varanasi was the coordinator of the programme.  The event aimed at self-composed creative endeavors and skill of recitation of students with poetic passion. The students learnt with this activity how to amalgamate profound thoughts, strong, accurate, metaphorical, symbolic poetic diction and rhythm. The festival kindled the literary taste of the aesthetes. The students who participated were –
  1. Saket Mishra of M.A. II Sem
  2. Nitish M.A. II Sem
  3. Aditya BA IV Sem
       4. Prateek BA II Sem
Every year DAV PG College organizes Youth Festival Udaan, to hone the potentialities of students in the cultural and co-cultural domain. The students participated in various cultural programmes and literary competitions with full vigour and enthusiasm. This year it was organized from 16th to 18th February, 2018. Some events students from the Department of English participated in were:
  • The students who participated in English Poetry Recitation were –
  1. Saket Mishra of M.A. II Sem
  2. Aditya S. Verma of BA VI Sem
  3. Vaibhav of BA IV Sem
  • The students who participated in English Debate and Elocution were –
  1. Tirthankar Roy of M.A. II Sem. He bagged first Prize.
  2. Vaibhav of BA IV Sem.
Tirthankar Roy of M.A. II Sem. participated in Elocution and bagged Second Prize.

English Literary Quiz 2017 was organized by the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University on 07.11.17. The students from the Department of English BHU and four affiliated colleges participated in the event. The First Prize was bagged by the Students of BHU and the Second Prized was bagged by the Students of DAV PG College. The students from Department of English, DAV PG College, who participated in the quiz and the winners of second prize were:
  1. Aakash MA IV Sem
  2. Manish Prabhakar IV Sem
Aditya S. Verma of BA VI Sem
Fresher’s Party was organized by MA. Final Year for MA Previous, on 07th September, 2017.The aim was to welcome newcomers in a friendly atmosphere and to encourage and to give an outlet to their creative impulses. It gave an opportunity to seniors and juniors to interact and learn from each other.  Senior students arranged many activities for freshers which included cultural events where everyone got a chance to showcase his or her talent. The students sang the songs, enacted the plays, recited poems and took part in the games. Refreshments were served in between the program.  It was arranged in the classroom. Dr. Sangeeta Jain, Head, congratulated the students on this splendid and enthralling programme.