• Adherence to academic calendar.
  • Teaching using dynamic ICT tools, including Google Meet, Zoom, Teams, and social media.
  • Research project for advanced learners.
  • Offering diverse English courses based on students' needs and skills.
  • Film screenings and theatrical productions.
  • Remedial Classes as per the requirement of students.
  • Mentoring is provided to students with special academic needs and care.
  • M.A. Tutorials.
  • Foundational lectures and seminars to keep students updated with emerging issues.
  • Assessment of students through PPTs, Viva Voce and group discussions.
  • Timely evaluations, tutorials, and one on one sessions to improve students' writing and comprehension skills.
  • WhatsApp groups and usage of social media to stay in touch with students during the Covid19 pandemic.
  • Attending faculty development programs to stay up to date with current trends in pedagogy.
  • Offering socially relevant add-on courses regularly.

Capacity Building

  • As per an internal survey conducted by the department, 80% of our students enroll in post-graduation programs.
  • Right after graduation, 20% of our students found themselves working in corporates and government institutions.

Student Progression

  • Prof. Swati Pal

    Legal Awareness Award by Bhagidari Jan Sahyog Samiti and All India Confederation For Women Empowerment through Education on March 6th 2021.

    Stree Shree award 2020- Citation of Recognition for exemplary contribution to women empowerment by Adhyayan Evam Anusnadhan Peeth, India

    Vice Chair of Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (IACLALS).

  • Prof. Payal Nagpal

    Delhi University: Member of NEP Implementation Committee (NIC). Appointed in September 2020.

  • Dr. Indu Jain

    Convenor for Feminist Research Working Group, IFTR-International Federation for Theatre Research.

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

Curriculum Development

  • Dr. Jitender Gill

    Nominated as a member of the Arts Faculty to represent JDMC till November 2023 under the University Committees section.

  • Dr. Namita Sethi

    Member of Departmental Research Committee, Delhi University.

  • Prof. Payal Nagpal

    Member of LOCF committee for the English Department syllabus.

  • Dr. Indu Jain

    Created and Presented Two Modules on " Indian Feminist Theatre and Performance" for National Resource Centre for Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT), UGC-HRDC, JNU, January 2021.

Faculty Research Projects

  • Dr. Jitender Gill and Dr. Namita Sethi

    Completed Rediscovering Delhi Project in Collaboration with Dr. Namita Sethi along with 28 students

    In the process of translating in collaboration with Dr. Namita Sethi, 'Dilli Ki khoj', a book written by Shri Brij Kishan Chandiwala, the founder of Janki Devi Memorial College.

  • Dr. Jitender Gill and Dr. V. Rajyalakshmi

    Witches in Contemporary Indian Social Context.

  • Dr. Antara Datta, Dr. Payal Nagpal, and other faculty members

    Memoirs, a collective project by the Department of English, coordinated by Dr. Antara Datta and Dr. Payal Nagpal, was in the process of being compiled during the academic session 2020

Student Research Projects

  • Dr. Jitender Gill, Mr. Anuj Kumar, and Ms. Jaya Yadav

    Covid Chronicles. (Can be accessed at: www.covidchroniclesproject.wordpress.com)

  • Dr. Jitender Gill, Ms. Ruchika Bhatia, and Mr. Tarun Sharma

    Rediscovering Delhi 2.0.

  • Dr. Namita Sethi, Mr. Ankan Dhar, and Ms. Ruchika Bhatia

    A comparative Study of Select Versions of the Mahabharata and its variations, with B.A. (Hons.) English Students

  • Ms. Tarini Pandey and Ms. Tannu Sharma

    Marvel Cinematic Universe, (MCU) Translation Project with B.A. Prog. Students.

  • Ms. Jaya Yadav is mentoring

    Altering marriage Conditions in Covid

    Sindhi Identity Post Partition


Best Practices

  • English Department made a successful transition to online teaching through Google Meet, with the closure of colleges due to the Covid pandemic from August 2020. The department used online resources to conduct exams, evaluate student assignments and exam scripts and also share primary and secondary sources.
  • Multiple webinars, workshops and lectures were also organised in the online mode for students as well as faculty in 2020-2021.
  • Special attention was paid to the academic requirements of slow learners by organising regular remedial classes.
  • While advanced learners were encouraged to explore topics of their choice in research projects that were facilitated as a part of the curriculum. Research projects provide an opportunity for advanced learners to learn the valuable skills of research, analysis, writing, and editing, which are likely to benefit them at Masters level.
  • Performance by students of GEC: Text and Performance, as part of their course work, where five plays were presented, The Game of TRPs, Poles Apart, Goonj, Mazdoornama and Caged, on 10 November 2020.
  • Student friendly practices including, foundation lectures, active mentoring of students by faculty, remedial classes for slow learners, Research project for Advanced learners, theatrical performances, creative writing competitions and quizzes, and interactive webinars and film screenings.