About Department:

The Department of English of Government Autonomous College, Phulbani was established in the year 1960 to cater to the needs of the students coming from different parts of Kandhamal and nearby districts of Odisha. Since then, the Department has contributed a lot in shaping the great expectations of the students and addressing these in a promising way through rigorous teaching-learning process where creative minds interact with the essence of English language and Literature. The department not only helps in igniting the minds of the learners but also takes charge in their capacity building.


  • To facilitate and empower the students of the locality to meet the professional and industry requisites through acquired English language skills and literary sublimity.


  • To develop the linguistic proficiency of the learners and help them be future-ready.
  • To hone the employability skills of the learners through capacity building endeavours
  • To enhance creativity and critical thinking skills in the learners.
  • To foster an ingrained passion and entrenched love for the learning of English language and appreciation of literature.
  • To ensure a holistic development of the learners.

Connecting the DOTS…

Former Head(s) who have rendered their service to make the Department worth NOW

  • Mr Sarat Chandra Sahu(MA) had joined Government College, Phulbani in the year 1998, assumed the charge of Head of the Department in 2000 and continued till his retirement in 2009. During his tenure, the Department saw a healthy academic ambience and a spirit of fraternity.
  • Dr Gobinda Chandra Pradhan(MA, PhD) had joined Government College, Phulbani in the year 2003, became Head of the Department in 2009 after the superannuation of Sj Sarat C Sahu. He discharged his duty as the HoD till he assumed the charge of Principal I/C of the college. During his tenure he managed the departmental affairs to the best of his abilities. The Department provided him a launch pad to become the Registrar of Utkal University and Additional Director, Higher Education Department in course of time.
  • Dr Suendra Prasad Mahanty(MA, PhD, PGDTE) had joined Government College, Phulbani in 1992, became Head in the year 2010 and continued till his superannuation from Government Service in the year 2014. During his stay in the department, a National Level Seminar on the topic “Cathartic Effects in Literature” was organized to his credit.
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      • Faculties of the Department at a Glance:
        Name of Teaching Staff Age Gender Designation Qualification Specialization Teaching
        Dr Subash Chandra Pradhan
        (Head of the Department)
        50 M Assistant Professor of English (Stage III) MA, PhD Linguistics & ELT
        American Revolutionary Literature
        23 years Click here for detail
        Dr Ananya Parida
        (Assistant Professor)
        34 F Assistant Professor
        MA, MPhil, PhD Prison Writing in India / Indian Writing in English 06 Years Click here for detail
        Miss Banja Basini Sethi 27 F Assistant Professor
        MA, NET Translation studies 01 year Click here for detail
        Miss Bimala Rani Pradhan 44 F Junior Lecturer MA American Literature 17 Years Click here for detail
        Sri Ankit Kumar Maharana

        Ms Rekhanjali Pradhan





        Guest Faculty

        Guest Faculty



        Linguistics and ELT

        American Literature

        06 Years

        01 Year
        (Since 2022)

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      Best practices

            • The department takes utmost care to attain the desired teaching-learning outcomes and to this effect remedial classes are organized at regular interval.
            • Besides teaching, the department imparts moral and ethical values to the students and closely monitors their holistic progress.
            • The department cares to connect with the pass out students and forms a database concerning their placement and their whereabout.

             Distinguished Visitors to the Department:

                    • Dr Debasisha Pati KKS Women’s College (Presently working as Associate Professor of English, University of Allahbad)
                    • KhagendraSethi, Associate Professor of English, Ravenshaw University.
                    • Rabindra Kumar Pradhan Head of the Department, SBR Autonomous College, Berhampur and Eminent Poet.

                    Future Plans:

                                • Shortly introducing PG Course in English
                                • To organize National Level Seminar
                                • Preparation of a Wall Magazine
                                • Facilitating Students Exchange Programme
                                • Creation of Students’ Support Cell in the Department and making a provision to felicitate the toppers of the department
                                • Strengthen Alumni Association and invite them to interact with the existing learners
      • Comming Soon …