Dandeli Education Society's

Bangurnagar Arts, Science & Commerce College

Barchi Road, Ambewadi, Dandeli-581325

Re-Accredited by NAAC at 'B' Grade Level

Department of English

The department of English has established its roots in 1974 by marking an excellent performance towards the growth of institution. Dr. R.G. Hegde is the head of the department and Smt. Heena Khan is the Guest Lecturer working since more than fifteen years.

Objectives of the department:

  • To improve the skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing in English.
  • To encourage students to take the study of English language seriously.
  • To create interest and motivate the students to give importance to English as a tool of communication.
  • To promote creative writing and journalism to bring out their hidden literary talents.
  • Eradicate fear of Speaking in English through debate competition, seminars, Pick & speak and group discussion.
  • To guide in making career choices available to students of Language and literature.

Teaching Learning:

  • The department has been making use of the innovative methods for teaching & learning. Like- Screening related to English Literary Novels
  • We conduct regular tests, seminars, group discussion and creative spoken activities.
  • Assign students to prepare chart works, and creative writing (Magazine).
  • Use Handout and Worksheets for teaching.
  • Introduced Computer Aided Language Learning.
  • Encourage students to join Functional English Courses for improvement.

Healthy practices:

  • Share & update relevant articles on Language and literature.
  • We display articles related to literature from newspapers and magazines.
  • Give website details which encourage learning through Internet.
  • Organize events which facilitates use of English language (allow the students to host various programs organized in the college)

Extension Activities:

  • The department is actively engaged in course Module Development and syllabus Development.
  • Smt. Saleha Khayum and Dr. R.G.Hegde of the Department of English have jointly framed the draft syllabus for the UGC aided Add-on-courses in Functional English, which was subsequently accepted by the Board of studies, Karnatak University, Dharwad.
  • Further, both Smt. Saleha Khayum have sent notes to the BOS for syllabus upgradation. They were also closely involved in the making of the Karnatak University syllabus for all the Semesterized courses.
  • Smt. Saleha Khayum has prepared Self Learning Material for B.A. II, Basic English, published under Distance Education Programme of Karnataka University, Dharwad.
  • Dr. R.G.Hegde was invited by the UG BOS to conduct a One“Day Orientation on the Semesterised Syllabus at Karnatak University, Dharwad.
  • The department has been serving the cause of quality in Higher Education.

Future vision:

  • Strengthen the existing Courses
  • Introduce English Language Improvement Programme
  • Organize Workshops in Career guidance
  • Introduce a Career Oriented Course in Mass Communication & Journalism
  • Prepare students for Entrance Exam especially for B.Ed.

English at Crossroads:

English in the class room a distasteful vestige of a colonial past or an essential ingredient of economic competitiveness in the futureĀ. The debate goes on & the debate today is more than academic. Right now English remains a bridge for individual, Companies & Countries & in this age of Light & Darkness, Despair & Hope we are striving to do our best

Faculty Profile:

Dr. R G Hegde, Associate Professor of English, HOD
Qualification: M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Years of experience: 30 years

Ms. Heena Khan, Lecturer  
Qualification: M.A.,