In a first of its kind, the department of English at St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, inaugurated a students’ club on Saturday, 26 March …
Over the years, the Department of English has developed from what used to be traditional, purely text-based criticism, to wider outlooks, taking into account various standpoints as well as various literatures. Alongside changes in the syllabi, there have been marked changes in teaching methodology, going in the direction of more and more open understandings of knowledge generation and transmission. Classroom processes encourage student participation in the reading and interpretation of prescribed texts, subscribing to the belief that readings cannot be singular unilateral. What literature and criticism teach is an emphasis on the capacity to argue logically one’s point of view, as well as the value of a multiplicity of perspectives. The pedagogy strengthens effective communication skills, both verbal and non -verbal. Informal discussions and interactions between students and teachers as a good practice has been an invigorating experience for developing leadership qualities and healthy competitive spirit.
The department envisions fostering critical thinking, articulate expression, and aesthetic sensibilities. Through expertise in English literature and language, we hope to nurture students who will become excellent professionals as well as responsible, sensitive, and conscientious individuals. We hope to provide professional and personal skill-building with a special emphasis on effective communication and creative expression in language.
The department strives to encourage students to excel in literature, literary criticism, communication, research, creative writing, and translation through an active engagement with literary texts and scholarship. The mission of the department is aligned with the mission of the college which is to help students into better human beings.
The department strives to make students excel in literature, criticism, communication and research and bring out the hidden potential in the student. The mission of the department is to create better human beings.