Department Report 2014 - 2015

At the beginning of the year we welcomed a batch of sixty TY students aspiring to graduate in English. Their eager participation and support in all the activities of the department contributed to the faculty’s sense of fulfillment as the academic year came to a close.

Ithaka, our department festival, this year was themed on “A Winter’s Tale”. It featured events and competitions culminating in the performance of three original one-act plays written by our students and a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s short story, “Skin”.

In addition, three short sketches were written and performed by students from various departments and streams. Ithaka 2015 was proud to bring in the social dimension through its ‘Blanket Donation Campaign’ to go with this year’s theme. For this initiative, we are grateful to Prof. Aggie. Meaningful talks, activities and seminars took place through collaboration with various International Consulates.

The Australian writer, Christos Tsiolkas, Prof. Daryll Jones, Dean of Trinity College, Dublin, and Rochelle Almeida, Professor at NYU spoke on their areas of expertise. Award-winning writer and alumnus of the College, Cyrus Mistry, read from his work at a seminar we co-hosted with the Department of History.

The TY students and faculty went for a full-day seminar at the Xavier Villa in Khandala in January.

Faculty News:

Dr. Shefali Balsari- Shah having retired, Ms. Pearl Pastakia took over as Head of Deparment. Ms. Rashmi Lee George is presently on leave to finish her doctoral studies. Dr. Prasita Mukherjee and Ms. Sana Ahmed (in place of Ms Rashmi) have joined as new faculty.

Prof. Pearl Pastakia
Head, Department of English




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