University of Rajshahi

Department of English

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An Overview

The Department of English is one of the seven departments with which the University of Rajshahi started it academic activities in 1953. The department started its first academic session in 1954 with Syed Ali Ashraf as its founding Head. Since then the Department has progressed with dedicated and pioneering services from eminent educationists like Professor Zillur Rahman Siddiqui, Professor Mohammad Ali, Professor Amanullah Ahmed, Quazi Joan Hossain, Professor Sadruddin Ahmed and Professor Ali Anwar.

The department has now a faculty strength of nineteen teachers and a student body of about five hundred regular students. To retain its excellence in academic matters the department maintains a rich collection of books on English language and literature. It also occasionally arranges seminars and encourages the students to take part in co-curricular activities like debates. Praxis, an occasional publication of the department, documents the department's orientation to research and creativity.

The Department has an officially recognized students' body, the English Association. Under direct patronization of the department this body organizes and runs various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities aimed at helping students excel in diverse fields.


The Department at a glance

Established: 1954
Degrees awarded by the Department: B. A. (Honours), M. A., M. Phil., Ph. D.
Present Location: Ground Floor, Shahidullah Arts Building, RU Campus
Contact Address: Department of English, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi 6205
Telephone: +88 0721 750041 Ext.  4146; +88 0721 750685 Ext. 101
Fax: +88 0721 750064