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Department of English

Department of English and Modern Europian Languages was established in 1922. The Department of English has a glorious tradition. Raised to the status of the best department of English in the country by stalwarts like Amarnatha Jha, S.C. Deb and P.E. Dustoor etc., the Department has produced a number of distinguished alumni. The Department has had on its faculty a number of creative writers and distinguished scholars in English, Maithili and Urdu. The Department is exceedingly rich in publications. Besides Scholarly and creative publications by the faculty of the department in India and abroad, an International Journal devoted to Theory and Criticism is edited by Professor Rajnath. It offers at the undergraduate level two streams of courses, English Language and English Literature. The Department will introduce M.A. in English Language, in addition to the present M.A. in English Literature, from 2003. 

The Department of English publishes a journal titled "Journal of Literary Criticism" with a purpose to bring Western and Eastern literary theories close to each other. The Journal, which was started in 1984, has Prof. Rajnath as its present Editor.