Events & Reports

The department keeps on holding seminars, invited lectures and various academic and cultural activities around the year in order to facilitate teaching, learning, and research. The department started the Swaminathan Memorial Lecture series in the year 2015. In it, renowned academicians and intellectuals in different spheres are invited every year for addressing the students and the teaching staff on various research-oriented topics with a view to widening the horizon of knowledge of the students and the faculty every year. Cultural competitions and play performances are also organized regularly to give exposure to the talents and potentials of the students and to ensure their all-around development. During the last five years the Department has organized the following events in order to promote teaching, research and development:

Events - Seminars, Workshops, Refresher Courses and Training Programmes:

 

Year

Name of the workshop/ seminar

Number of Participants

Date From – To

Link to the Activity report on the website

2016

Third Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Professor Makarand Paranjape, Professor of English, Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on ‘Nation(al), Literature, Culture’

 115

21-Nov-16

 

2017

Prof. Mohan Lal Memorial Lecture by Prof. Kapil Kapoor, former Professor of English, Centre for Linguistics and English (from 1996) and was designated as Concurrent Professor, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on English Studies in India: Contemporary Situation and the Agenda for Future.

 110

21-Mar-17

 https://www.dhsgsu.edu.in/images/English/Report-Prof.-Mohan-Lal-Memorial-Lecture.pdf

 

2017

Wordsworth Language Lab Orientation Workshop form 17th to 18th July 2017 organised by the Department of English and other European Languages, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya Sagar, M.P

 15

17-18 July 2017

 

2017

Two day’s Lecture by Prof. Indra Nath Choudhary, Former Secretary to the Sahitya Akademi, ICCR First Tagore Chair at the Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK, Minister Culture and Director, The Nehru Centre, Indian High Commission, London, from 1997 to 2000 on Philosophy and Aesthetics.

 100

24-25 July 2017

 https://www.dhsgsu.edu.in/images/English/Report-Lecture-Chaudhary-Sir.pdf

 

2017

Fourth Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Professor Awadesh Kumar Singh, Vice Chancellor, Auro University, Gujarat on Reign of Religion and Ethics of Literature

 110

20th November 2017

 https://www.dhsgsu.edu.in/images/English/Lectures-Prof.-Awadesh-Kumar.pdf

 

2018

National Seminar on Philosophy and Aesthetics organised by the Department of English and other European Languages, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University)Sagar, M. P.

 35

19-20th February 2018

 https://www.dhsgsu.edu.in/images/English/Seminar.-Philosophy-and-Aesthetics.pdf

 

2019

Fifth Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Professor Margaret Ch. Zama, Professor of English, Department of English, Mizoram University, Aizawl 796004, Mizoram on Literatures of the North East.

 110

15-Jul-19

 https://www.dhsgsu.edu.in/images/English/Lectures-Professor-Zama.pdf

 

2019

National Seminar on “Nationalism, Identity and Sanskrit: Text, Context and the Contemporary Agenda” organised by the Department of English and OEL, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P.

 25

22nd and 23rd October 2019

 https://www.dhsgsu.edu.in/images/English/Seminar.-Nationality-Identify-and-Sanskrit.pdf

 

2020

AICTE ATAL Sponsored One Week online National Faculty Development Workshop on Capacity Building for Teaching Effectiveness at the Department of English and OEL, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P from 05 th to 09 th October 2020 for Teachers of University and Colleges.

156

05-10-2020 to 09-10-2020

https://www.dhsgsu.edu.in/images/English/Workshop_Report-Capacity-Building.pdf

2021

AICTE ATAL Sponsored One week FDP on "Guidance, Counselling and Mentoring" organized by the Department of English and OEL, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P from 20th to 24th September 2021

130

20-09-2021 to 24-09-2021

https://www.dhsgsu.edu.in/images/English/Workshop_Report-GUIDANCE-COUNSELLING-AND-MENTORING.pdf

2021

Multi-Disciplinary Refresher Course on "Decolonizing the Mind: Culture, Literature and Criticism (30 November -13 December 2021)" organized by the UGC Human Resource Development Centre, Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P.

55

21-10-2021 to 02-11-2021

 https://www.dhsgsu.edu.in/images/English/Refresher-Course-on-Decolonisation.pdf

 

2022

Workshop: “Perspective of Film and Literary Text (Exhibition & Visual Analysis of Films)” organised by  Department of English & Other European Languages, Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya  (A Central University ) Sagar, MP

259

9th February 2022

 

2022

Swaminathan Memorial Lecture-2021-22 on the topic The Philosophy of Literature organized by the Dept. of English & Other European Languages, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (M.P.) on 15th March, 2022.

409

15th March 2022

 

 

 

 

Seminars/Workshops/Conferences

 (1) UGC Sponsored two Days National Seminar entitled on theme “Narratives of Voilence in Postmodern Literature” organised by the Department of English and other European Languages, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya Sagar,  M. P. from 27-28 February 2014.

Outstanding Participants: Prof. GJV Prasad, Centre for English Studies, JNU and Prof. Anita Singh, BHU, Varanasi, UP

 

(2)  One week Workshop entitled Literary Cultural History of South Asia organized by the Department of English, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, from 16th March to 22nd March 2015

 

(3)  UGC Sponsored two Days National Seminar on theme “Philosophy and Aesthetics” organised by the Department of English and other European Languages, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University)Sagar, M. P. on 19-20th February 2018. Outstanding Participant: Prof. Kapil Kapoor, Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha  and Concurrent Professor, JNU.

 

(4)  ICSSR sponsored two Days National Seminar on theme “Nationalism, Identity and Sanskrit: Text, Context and the Contemporary Agenda” organised by the Department of English and OEL, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P. on 22nd and 23rd October 2019. Outstanding Participants: Prof. Kapil Kapoor, Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha and Concurrent Professor, JNU and Prof. Indranath Choudhary, Former Secretary to the Sahitya Akademi, ICCR First Tagore Chair at the Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK.

 

  Invited Lectures:

 

  1. 19 February 2015, First Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Professor Amitava Roy, President and Co-Founder, Shakespeare Society of Eastern India; Director, Shakespeare Centre for Advanced Studies; Shakespeare Professor of English, Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata; Visiting Professor, University of Calcutta; Visiting Professor, Burdwan University on Shakespeare, Tagore and World Theatre.

 

  1. 15 February 2016, Second Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Prof. M. Asaduddin, Professor of English and Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia ( A Central University), New Delhi on Indian Literature- Translating Premchanda.

 

  1. 21 November 2016, Third Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Professor Makarand Paranjape, Professor of English, Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on ‘Nation(al), Literature, Culture’

 

  1. 20 March 2017, Prof. Mohan Lal Memorial Lecture by Prof. Kapil Kapoor, former Professor of English, Centre for Linguistics and English (from 1996) and was designated as Concurrent Professor, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on English Studies in India: Contemporary Situation and the Agenda for Future.

 

  1. 24-25 July 2017, Two day’s Lecture by Prof. Indra Nath Choudhary, Former Secretary to the Sahitya Akademi, ICCR First Tagore Chair at the Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK, Minister Culture and Director, The Nehru Centre, Indian High Commission, London, from 1997 to 2000 on Philosophy and Aesthetics.

 

  1. 20th November 2017, Fourth Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Professor Awadesh Kumar Singh, Vice Chancellor, Auro University, Gujarat on Reign of Religion and Ethics of Literature

 

  1. 15 July 2019, Fifth Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Professor Margaret Ch. Zama, Professor of English, Department of English, Mizoram University, Aizawl 796004, Mizoram on Literatures of the North East.
  2. Student seminars, Debate competitions, Film shows, and Invited lectures by Teachers and Scholars of other Departments.

 

Cultural Events:

 1. Workshop on Theatre, entitled From Text to Performance from 19 to 25 September 2015 by Ms. Abanti Chakraborti, Director, Kolkota Alchemy, winner ot the prestigious Ustad Bismilla Khan Yuva Award by Sangeet Natak Academy, Government of India. Students of the department participated in the Workshop and presented Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in the Valedictory function of the workshop.

 

 

  1. Drama- Fire and the Rain by Girish Raghunath Karnad performed by the students of the Department of English and OEL in the Valedictory function of the Workshop entitled Literary Cultural History of South Asia organized by the Department of English, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, from 16th March to 22nd March 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Creative Adaptation- Rasa Nipatti, by the students of the department in the Valedictory function of the National Seminar on Philosophy and Aesthetics organised by the Department of English and other European Languages, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University)Sagar, M. P. on 19-20th February 2018

 

  1. Creative Adaptation- ‘Rasa in Shakespeare’ performed by the students of the department in the Valedictory function of the National Seminar on “Nationalism, Identity and Sanskrit: Text, Context and the Contemporary Agenda” organised by the Department of English and OEL, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P. on 22nd and 23rd October 2019

 

 

 

  1. Aksharkulam, one week mega cultural festival from 25th February to 2nd March 2019. The event constituted of competitions like Poetry Writing, Poem Recitation, Debate, Story Writing, Graffiti, Poster Making, Solo Song, Group Song, Solo Dance, Group Dance and Short Film Making.

 

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