PG English Achievements
- During 2007-08 English department was inducted under the SAP programme of UGC and got admitted into DRS I. The duration of the programme was 5 years. During this time the department organized several seminars and workshops relating to the thrust area “Translating Orissa”. Two important monographs came out of these seminars and workshops. The books published are:
- A World Elsewhere: Images of Kolkata in Oriya Autobiographies. Bhubaneswar: Department of English, Utkal University and Grassroots, (Ed. Dr. J.K. Nayak) SAP PublicationDark Loneliness: Selected Short Stories of Gopinath Mohanty. Department of English and Grassroots. (Ed. Dr. Mauricio Aguilera Linde) SAP Publication.
- The department runs a reading group named ARIEL (Ardent Reader and Interpreters of English Literature) to promote love of reading and books among students. It holds monthly discussions and occasionally screens classic movies. It attracts students from outside. City-based creative writers attend special sessions of ARIEL.
- The department has announced a writing contest called “Nothing like the Sun: Shakespeare@400” to mark the quarter centenary of Williams Shakespeare’s death on 4 November 2016. Two top students will go on a trip to England in April 2017. The trip is being sponsored by a friend of the department who organized a Shakespeare festival in Bhubaneswar earlier this year.