Department of

ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES

About

The Department of English and Cultural Studies, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Delhi NCR, upholds a grand vision in consonance with the university's vision and mission. We have a dynamic teaching-learning ecosystem here that caters to providing world class education to the students. We believe in strengthening our students with better academic skills and knowledge through exposure into an intellectual climate of artistic creation, critical mediation and innovative ideation. We wish to inculcate in our students a critical self of oneself, one's society and surroundings through readings and practical engagements in our various courses to become responsible and socially sensitive citizens. The Department facilitates their holistic development by building emotional, academic, social, professional and global competencies. We constantly upgrade our syllabi in alignment with the  latest trends in both academia and industry for a holistic educational development. 

The Department has an association, English and Cultural Studies Association (ECSA) under whose aegis many creative and innovative literary and cultural activities are organised throughout the academic year. 

Apart from the regular classes, we also conduct experiential learning based activities and discussions for our students such as heritage walks, museum visits, extension activities, etc., which we believe will help to impart important values of life in our students. 
 

Department

Overview

The department promotes an intellectual climate of critical and creative ideation by inculcating among its students the habit of a critical reading of the word and the world alike. It has geared its academic engagements towards moulding students into responsible and socially sensitive
citizens through programs that are designed to facilitate overall growth. We offer courses in the undergraduate, postgraduate, and research level with core areas of inquiry ranging from linguistics, literature, culture, media, etc.

Programme Offered 
You can find the courses we offer from our department:

UG Courses
BA IN MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
is a three-year BA in Media and Public Affairs at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Delhi NCR is a first-of-its-kind programme in India, modelled after similar academic initiatives in premiere universities across the globe while incorporating the guidelines of National Education Policy 2020. The programme covers theoretical perspectives in Communication and journalism in all formats – print, electronic, and online, Advertising, and Public Relations. It also explores the theory and practice of Public Policy, key themes in Political Science and Economics, and governance in the digital era. Bachelor of Arts in Media and Public Affairs, an industry-integrated course, will equip the students to acquire the knowledge and skills required to build a successful career in the media industry and policy research.

BA IN MEDIA AND PSYCHOLOGY (HONOURS) is a combined major in Media, and Psychology that offers students the opportunity to integrate the study of Media with Psychology. These interlinked disciplines have their own exclusive areas of expertise with conceptual and methodological specialisations. While providing the opportunity for an integrated approach, this course provides ample scope to learn the discipline of media studies and psychology in depth, where students can major either in the discipline of Media or Psychology for further studies. The program offers an eclectic mix of electives promoting interdisciplinary academic engagement without compromising discipline-specific identities. After successfully completing the three-year degree programme, the students can do an honours programme/honours programme with research either in Media or Psychology.

PG Programmes
MA ENGLISH STUDIES WITH COMMUNICATION
is a two-year postgraduate programme meant for availing creative and critical understanding of the English Language, Literature, Cultural Studies and Communication and growing as a critical thinker, academician and multimedia expert.  This course will enable the students to pursue a career in Journalism, Corporate Communication, Publishing, Public Relations and Advertising. The students also have the scope within the course to interact with the blooming industry sector in Delhi NCR and pursue internships as a mandatory experiential learning experience as a student here. Our faculty members also provide comprehensive academic mentoring to groom our students for a future in research. 

Doctoral Programme

PhD in ENGLISH provides our students with academic training in academic research to pursue a career in academics either as a teacher or a researcher within an area of specialisation such as emerging areas in language, literature, communication and cultural studies, etc.

PhD in MEDIA STUDIES provides research in media arts practices that aims to nurture young scholars with the ongoing academic research trends and contemporary art, etc. It will prepare our researchers with a comprehensive knowledge of media through theoretical, historical and critical frameworks in order to contribute to the welfare of the public.

Message

from the Head

“Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart” - Salman Rushdie.

The Department of English and Culture Studies, of Christ (Deemed to be University), Delhi NCR, aims at nourishing students’ curiosity to learn thereby bringing about a personal transformation, far beyond the traditional college experience. With access to quality and affordable education, with unparalleled resources, Christ Delhi NCR is a place that facilitates the transformation of life, to achieve higher goals, pursue success and be kind human beings.

The Department of English and Culture Studies through lively discussions and reflections, encourages students to explore and learn. Our proficient Faculty guides the students to undertake a journey of intellectual transformation, and condition them for a better social transformation, making them learn how best they can serve the world with their natural talents. The Department offers ample opportunities to be creative and express thoughts and opinions through writings, poetry, music, art. 

The Department offers programs at undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral levels that covers versatile course programs such as gender studies, ecology and environment, creative writing, theory, popular fiction, among others, navigating and highlighting opportunities to re-imagine and re-shape new ideas.
 

The Department Faculty is deeply involved in various kinds of research work and projects, collaborating at multiple levels. The Department actively organises and participates in various cultural events, theatre performances and literary fests giving the students a platform to exhibit their talent. The Department is committed to ensure a learning environment focusing on harmonious relationships by supporting the students and staff in their personal and career growth and development.  Our endeavour is to constantly improve and attend to the needs of staff and student diversity in a much wider context.

“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become” -  CS Lewis

Dr Anuja Singh

Department

Facilities

A bird's eye-view of all the events and activities of the department

Testimonials

Jagriti Batra

MA ENG (2020-22)

I am notably grateful for my enriching experience pursuing my MA in English with Communication Studies at Christ University, Delhi NCR campus. The University offers great infrastructure and a well-maintained campus. The curriculum is a perfect blend of Language, Literature and Mass Communication. The course provided a balance between the theoretical as well as practical learning. The course

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Ananya Bhattacharya

MA ENG (2021-23)

CHRIST University Delhi NCR campus has been instrumental in shaping my academic journey. Completing my MA in English with Communication Studies laid a strong foundation, and now pursuing my PhD feels like a natural progression. The faculty's unwavering support and guidance have been paramount, fueling my aspirations. Their dedication to nurturing growth is exceptional. The University has extensive internship opportunities and diverse

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Mandabya JJ

MA ENG (2020-22)

My time as a student of MA in English and Communication studies was exceptionally enlightening, and exceedingly fun. Not only was the course taught in an easy to grasp manner, the knowledge imparted had real world implications rather than just sticking to theory.

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Anshika Garg

MA ENG (2022-24)

The MA English with Communication Studies program at Christ University offered me more than an academic journey; it nurtured my personal and professional growth, providing me with immense opportunities that shaped me into a confident individual. Stepping into Christ University was like entering a vibrant ecosystem of knowledge and activities. I found myself part of the Writing Society,

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Kamya Gupta

MA ENG (2021-23)

I'm excited to tell you about my great experience at Christ University's Delhi NCR Campus while doing my MA in English with Communication Studies. Christ University lecturers were really helpful, going above and above to ensure our success. Their constant dedication to our development was visible in their guidance in both projects and curricular activities. Their competence and dedication produced

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Kushal Trivedi

MA ENG (2021-23)

Joining CHRIST, Delhi NCR in August 2021 was an experiment I took with my career that turned out to be a worthwhile experience. Over the course of the next two years, I familiarised myself with various academic disciplines, organised cultural events, and took part in different club activities. The experiences I had got me interested in research, honed my specific

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Fegin Joseph

BMPA (2022-25)

Words fail to capture the profound impact this place has had on me. It's not only about acquiring knowledge but about blossoming into a well-rounded individual. Christ hasn't simply educated me, it has groomed me. It has nurtured my intellectual curiosity, fuelled my creative fire, and broadened my horizons with a kaleidoscope of curricular and extracurricular experiences.

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Vanshika Shivran

BAMPSY (2023-26)

Enrolling in the Media and Psychology Honours course has been transformative for me. The interdisciplinary approach seamlessly blends media studies with psychology, providing a comprehensive understanding of human behavior in the digital age. Engaging lectures and hands-on projects have honed my critical thinking and analytical skills. The faculty's expertise and personalised guidance have been invaluable, fostering an intellectually stimulating environment.

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Rishita Dang

BMPA (2023-26)

The programme BA Media and Public Affairs has been very interesting and intriguing with the wide variety of fields it offers to explore with its dual major structure. For me, it has been quite an experience with learning from basics of media to its origin and introduction to the way it functions in the present state. It is like a

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Faculty

Members

Name
Specialization
Department

Dr ADITI DIRGHANGI

MA, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

Dr ANIL KUMAR NAYAK

MA, Mphil, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

ANU VARGHESE M

MA ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

Dr ANUJA SINGH

MA, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

AYUSHI ZINA

MA ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

Dr DEEPIKA DHAWAN

MA, PGDAMC, PGCMRDA ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

HARIKRISHNAN R

MA, MPhil ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

Dr HOIMAWATI TALUKDAR

MA, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

Dr JYOTI PRAKASH PUJARI

MA, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

NIPUNIKA SHAHID

MA ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

NISHANT KUMAR BHARDWAJ

MA, PGD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

Dr POMPI BASUMATARY

MA, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

Dr PRABHA ZACHARIAS

MA, MPhil, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

Dr PREETI KALRA

MA, MPhil, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

Dr SHRIJA SRINIVASAN

MA, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

SIDDHARTH DUBEY

MA ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

SUNNY JOSEPH

BEd, MA ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

Dr TANUPRIYA

MA, Mphil, PhD ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES (NCR) View

Vision

To create an understanding and awareness of the Indian heritage of Language, Literature and Culture.

Mission

To build linkages in linguistic, literary and cultural sensibilities through innovative pedagogy, experimental methodology and practical technology

Department

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CHRIST

(Deemed to be University)

Mariam Nagar, Meerut Road, Delhi NCR
Ghaziabad - 201003
Telephone :01206666100

Tel: 1800-123-3212

Email: mail.ncr@christuniversity.in

Web: http://www.ncr.christuniversity.in

Vision

EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE

Mission

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment.

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