Department of

English and Cultural Studies

About

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) has consistently worked towards evolving novel and pertinent learning environments that are highly learner-centric, firmly locating its academic exercises in our contemporary world. The courses designed are a vibrant confluence of valuable engagements with disciplines including history, sociology, philosophy, linguistics, ethics, comparative literature, and culture, among others.
With faculty members having developed their expertise in a variety of fields including Gender Studies, Popular Culture, Postcolonial Studies, Screen Studies, Language Instruction, and Sociolinguistics among others, its academic exercises provide immense scope for students to learn, unlearn, and relearn, and work towards more informed and effective social citizenship.

Gaana J
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

Members

Name
Specializaion
Department

ANAGHA BIJU

MA ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

ANCHITHA KRISHNA

MA ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

ARUN D M

MA, MPhil ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

Dr ARYA P V

MA, MPhil, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

Dr CHANDAN KUMAR

MA, MPhil, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

DHANESH M

BEd, MA ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

Dr DISHARI CHATTARAJ

MA, MPhil, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

GAANA J

MA, MPhil ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

Dr MEGHNA MUDALIAR

MA, MPhil, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

Dr RASHMI SAWHNEY

MA, PGDACM, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

RENU ELIZABETH ABRAHAM

MA, MPhil ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

Dr SANTOSH KUMAR

MA, MPhil, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

Dr SONIA GHALIAN

MSc, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

Dr SUCHETH P R

MA, MPhil, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

Dr SURYA KIRAN

MA, MPhil, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

Dr VIDYA S

MA, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (BGR) View

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)

Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560029,
Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 804012 9100 / 9600

Fax: 40129000

Email: mail@christuniversity.in

Web: http://www. christuniversity.in

Vision

EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE

Mission

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment.

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