The Department of English, Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science(Autonomous), began in 1962 as one of the first and oldest running department. Having a comprehensive outlook towards the development of our students, our autonomous programme is now a robust intensive amalgam of Literature, Allied fields and skill-based courses, along with co-curricular and extracurricular activities and events, which forward our Vision and Mission.
Overall in Academics, we focus on developing an understanding of Language and Literature, Literary criticism, Linguistics and Media Studies. We create a knowledge base which helps facilitate students to choose careers related to literary criticism, linguistics and the field of Media through courses like - Understanding Poetry and Drama, Understanding Fiction, 19th Century English literature, 20th Century English Literature, Introduction to Linguistics and Stylistics, Indian Diaspora, World Literature, Womens Writing, Latin American Literature, English Language Teaching, World Literature, Representation of Gender and Sexuality. The Department also offers elective courses in Creative Writing, Writing for the Media, Introduction to Mass Media and Film Studies.
The Department has faculty experienced in the field of Literary Criticism, Poetry, American Literature, Goan Literature, Creative Writing and Writing for the Media. The Department uses technology such as ICT and applies current trends of teaching methodology in components like DST (Digital Story-telling).
In addition to our regular academic sessions, the Department also organizes programmes like the Bard by the Mandovi - The Shakespeare Festival - Goa (a one-of-a-kind one-day Inter-school/HSSC multi-event competition) , Pegasus (a one-of-a-kind two-day inter-collegiate multi-event competition), the Talking Tree Series and Creative Writing Workshop which not only provide opportunities to students to interact with writers, journalists, editors, dramatists and educators, but also hone their inter-personal, organizational and managerial skills.
Our students will gain expertise to critically analyze literary works while also imbibing skills to develop creative and quality work in imaginative writing, audiovisual or other electronic media and be eloquent speakers. They will be skilled for jobs in the fields of English Language Teaching, Literary Criticism, Linguistics and Media Studies.
Students who have completed their HSSC in any stream, well-versed in English language, have a passion for language and literature, are technologically savvy and who are inclined towards creativity are eligible to take this course.
Vision & Mission
To be a center of academic excellence where students are encouraged to develop their linguistic skills and nurture their creative literary talents, so that they have a larger vision of life and can carve a niche in society.
As professional educators our mission is multi-fold in nature, which we achieve through our intensive three year programme. We facilitate higher order thinking skills, and critical thinking skills through experiential observations and research. We actualize in our students an analytical, interpretive, reflective, creative and collaborative temperament. We hone their inter-personal, organizational, and managerial skills through events and activities through our departmental clubs,and course work. We mould our students for careers related to linguistics, research,allied media, and education, while ensuring that they are prepared to chart their own path in which ever career they choose. We believe that our programme contributes to the overall development of an empathic, ethical, and responsible member of society.