M. A. In English At MES College, Zuarinagar
(Appeared in The Navhind Times, Goa on 9th June 2017)
Indeed it’s a great feat that by the end of the Decennial Year of the Department of English of MES College, Zuarinagar, the College is all set to establish the Post-Graduation Program in English ! The Department of Literature in English owes its existence to Principal Dr R V Hajirnis who introduced the B.A. Program in English in 2007. I, Dr. Sandhya N Bhandare, HOD, performed the Herculean Task of nurturing the students all by myself. In April 2010 our First Batch with Three Units passed with Two students standing in Distinction, Four First Class and 100% Results. In the subsequent years we obtained 03 Distinctions on an average, First Class and Second Class. There were hardly any or none standing in Pass Class. The Department gained momentum over years and two more teachers shouldered and shared the burden. We introduced the Six Units in 2015 and our First Batch passed with the Best Ever Results with Four Distinctions, Six First Class, Six Second Class and No Pass Class in 2016. The Second Batch with Six Units has also passed with flying colours recently.We have a penchant for 100% results. We believe in excellent performance with excellent results!
Principal Dr R B Patil has obtained the approval of The Government as well the Academic Council of the Goa University to introduce the M.A. Program in MES College; the Admissions are on with full vigour and the Murgaon Education Society with one more feather in its cap looks forward to the inauguration shortly.
English is the global language. Your Proficiency in ENGLISH can take you into teaching in Higher Learning Institutions, Creative Writing, Banking, Law, Mass Media, Journalism, Company Secretaryship, Business Administration, Human Resource, Public Relations, Fashion Designing, and what have you. Only the sky is the limit!...............
The Program will be affiliated to Goa University. Well qualified faculties will be appointed to teach the Program. The lectures will be supplemented by eminent Guest Faculty and Resource Persons. The choice of the subject papers will range from Linguistics, Stylistics, Western and Indian Classical Literature, American, Canadian and African Literature, Indian and Goan literature in Translation, Indigenous Literature, Dalit Literature, Patriotic as well as Spiritual Literature.
* Books on Literary Theories and Criticism
* Histories of English Literature
* A large Novel Section
* Two dozens of bulky short story volumes
* A large Shakespeare Section
* Our library has been fortified with many books on Literature in English amounting to over 2500 books, including:
* Books on Dalit Literature, American Literature, Comparative Literature, Translation, Journalism, Communication Skills, etc.
* Several sets of Encyclopedia, the best of Dictionaries, Pronunciation Dictionaries, Thesaurus etc.
* We have The Critical Idiom Series, Authors and Critics Series and The Pelican Guide Series.
* Peer-Reviewed Research Journals
WHAT SPECIAL FACILITY WE AT MES OFFER YOU
1] The BOOK-BANK facility
2] Personal Attention, the opportunity to participate in Literary Festivals
3] Membership of the Cultural Association Sanskriti
4] Group Screening of Films, followed by Interactive Sessions.
5] Vacation programs educating the tribal, backward and weaker sections
4] An Enjoyable Course you LEARN through Fun!
5] Change of Stream from Science, Commerce, BBA, etc. with an Entrance Examination [as in Goa University]
The Aim and Objective of the Department is to create a Good Human Resource which is the Wealth of the Nation! After all, it was John Ruskin who said, “ The real wealth of a Nation is not its mountains and rivers, but bright-eyed, intelligent and happy human beings.” --- Unto This Last.
The ULTIMATE GOAL of the Department is to produce benevolent, compassionate, noble, refined, just aesthetically inclined, socially responsible, knowledgeable and happy human beings, the world will be proud to own!
Come and be a part of Wi-Fi Enabled, well-furnished Classrooms with Audio-Visual Facility, Language Lab, Value Education, Yoga and Meditation.
Article by: DrSandhya N Bhandare,
Associate Prof & HOD of English,
MES College, Zuarinagar, Goa.