Department of

English and Cultural Studies

The Department of English and Cultural Studies in consonance with its mission statement is committed to promoting an intellectual climate through artistic creation, critical mediation, and innovative ideation. The Department inculcates among its students a critical reading of the self, the society, and the imagined with the aim of molding them into responsible and socially sensitive citizens. The Department facilitates their holistic development by building emotional, academic, social, professional, and global competencies. The Department aspires to create a nuanced understanding of canonical and non-canonical literary and cultural texts, their social milieu for an engaged and enduring understanding of life.

Department

Overview

The department promotes an intellectual climate of critical and creative ideation that aims to inculcate among its students a critical reading of the word and the world alike. It has geared its academic engagements towards molding students into responsible and socially sensitive citizens through programs that are designed to facilitate holistic development. The academic programs seek to build academic, social, and professional competencies along with an ethical outlook.
The academic programs offered by the department are aligned with the University’s vision and mission. Offering programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and research levels, the core areas of inquiry range from the domain in language and literature, to those in and around culture. 
Programs currently offered include BA English (Hons); BA (Liberal Arts); MA (English and Cultural Studies), and Ph.D. (Cultural Studies).

Message

from the HOD


The Department of English and Cultural Studies (BGR Campus) is a vibrant community of faculty and students who strive towards intellectual growth and societal engagement. In keeping with the times, the department offers courses in emergent fields of English and Cultural Studies with focus on the literary, the social and the cultural. The courses offered in the department are an interdisciplinary fusion of history, anthropology, digital humanities, linguistics, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies.

Our faculty have expertise in various fields that include Translation Studies, English Language instruction, Gender Studies, Screen Studies, Fandom Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Comparative Literature, Disability Studies and Sociolinguistics. This eclectic mix contributes to the intellectual, social and holistic development of the students, enabling their growth as thinkers and practitioners in society. The department also fosters the creative and thinking spirit in students through a set of student managed clubs and forums like the FIlm Club: 24FPS, the Theatre Club: Prathibimb, the Research Club: Tafteesh, the Book Club: Shared Shelf , the Gender Studies Forum, a student run blog Christribute, a monthly literary magazine Litscape and a biannual research magazine Paracosm.  

Ms Renu Elizabeth Abraham
hod.english.culturalstudies.bgr@christuniversity.in

Our

Achievements


Testimonials

Nandana Prem

English Honours (2015-2018) and MA English and CUltural Studies (2018-2020); Technical Content Developer for Dell Technologies.

Overwhelmed is one of the many words to express my feelings when I think about my college. Five years back, I joined Christ (Deemed to be University) as a student with splendid dreams yet uncertain about the possibilities that I have. Today, I could see the transformation that I have undergone—erudite and sophisticated.The selfless and dedicated efforts of

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Rani Jana

English Honours (2017-2020), Currently student of MA Cultural Studies at SOAS University of London

The English Honours programme helped me to better engage with my own thoughts and beliefs as well as empathise with other people’s thoughts and beliefs. The courses offered under the programme engage with all aspects of our being such as gender, disability, caste, class, nature, environment and so on. This wholesome orientation of the programme enabled me to

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Faculty

List

Name
Specializaion
Campus

Dr ABHISHEK CHATTERJEE

Indian and World Literatures BANGALORE CAMPUS View

ANAGHA BIJU

English, Cultural Studies BANGALORE CAMPUS View

ARUN D M

English BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr ARUNDHATHI

Gender and Mobility BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr ARYA P V

English BANGALORE CAMPUS View

BHARATI ANNADANAM

English and Cultuaral Studies BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr CHANDAN KUMAR

Structural Typology BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr DHANESH M

Language and Literature BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr DISHARI CHATTARAJ

English Language Teaching BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr MEGHNA MUDALIAR

English Literature BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr NIVEA THOMAS K

Translation Studies BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr RASHMI SAWHNEY

Film & Cultural Studies BANGALORE CAMPUS View

RENU ELIZABETH ABRAHAM

English BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr SANTOSH KUMAR

Sociolinguistics, Gender and Disability Studies BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr SUCHETH P R

Transnational Subjectivity Indian Novels BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr SURYA KIRAN

English BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr VIDYA S

ENGLISH (Film Studies and Feminism) BANGALORE CAMPUS View
Name
Specializaion
Campus

BHAVANA GOWRI P

Bharathanatyam BANGALORE BANNERGHATTA ROAD CAMPUS View

MEGHNA ANNA OOMMEN

Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Counseling BANGALORE BANNERGHATTA ROAD CAMPUS View
Name
Specializaion
Campus
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Name
Specializaion
Campus

ALICIA JACOB

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE BANGALORE BANNERGHATTA ROAD CAMPUS View

MELBA SABU

English BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

NAMITHA NANDAN

English BANGALORE BANNERGHATTA ROAD CAMPUS View

NAYANA GEORGE

English BANGALORE BANNERGHATTA ROAD CAMPUS View

NELSON VARGHESE

English Literature BANGALORE BANNERGHATTA ROAD CAMPUS View
Name
Specializaion1
Campus
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Name
Programme

VIDYA BALAKRISHNAN

PhD-Cultural Studies

Vision

To enable critical and creative reflection of the self and the world. 

Mission

The Department of English and Cultural Studies works towards the advancement of knowledge through creative and critical modes of inquiry that would help equip the student to be socially, critically, and ethically aware.

Department

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CHRIST

(Deemed to be University)

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Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 804012 9100 / 9600

Fax: 40129000

Email: mail@christuniversity.in

Web: http://www. christuniversity.in

Vision

EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE

Mission

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