(December 2016 to till date)
About Us :
The Department of English was established in 1979 under NEHU Mizoram Campus. It was absorbed under Mizoram University on 2nd July 2001. The Department started M. Phil Course-work in 2008 and the Pre. Ph. D Course – work in 2010. A language laboratory has been set up in the Department of English as a joint facility for the School of Education & Humanities in 2010.
The Department of English is the only department within the university to be awarded the UGC-SAP. The thrust area of the UGC-SAP DRS I was “ Emergent Literatures from North East India”(2011-2016) It has now been upgraded to UGC-SAP DRS II from the year 2016 with the thrust area on “Situating the Mizo/Zohnahthlak in Mizoram and Manipur: A Study of the Historical and Socio-Cultural Processes of Emergent Identities from Orality to Writing”.
The Department aims to provide and promote intellectual and scholarly investigation and guidance, seeking to explore areas of literary and cultural studies so that a vibrant and meaningful environment for academic interaction may be fostered.
The Department has undertaken research in the field of literature in all its aspects through research undertaken as a Department, as well as by individual teachers and through the M/Phil and Ph.D programmes. It has also broadened its vision to explore related studies in the areas of Culture, Folk, and other Interdisciplinary approaches