Established on 10th October, 1930, the Department of English is as old as J. B. College itself. Originally housed in one of the original structures of the heritage Borpatra Kutir premises, the first batch started with 15 students. Sahityacharya Prof. Jajneswar Sarma was the founder teacher and the first Head of the Department. Honours Course in English was introduced from the 1968-1969 Academic Session, with only 5 students in the first Honours batch. The Department’s mission is to provide students with a foundation for appropriate career goals, social missions and placement in sectors such as teaching, media, industry, public service and the private sector. It also strives to create skilled self-employed graduate students and generate job opportunities. The department is guided by the vision of inculcating among youth a sense of social responsibility and professional integrity through focused scholarship and training in critical thought. It is also the Department’s vision to emerge as a Centre for Post Graduate Studies in Literature, Culture and Translation in North-East India. At present, the faculty strength of the Department stands at eight, who specialize in different fields and nurture research interests like Literary Theory, Women’s Studies, Language and Linguistics, Folklore, Visual Culture etc. The department currently offers Higher Secondary and three years B. A. Honours Programme. The total seat capacity for Honours course is 50.




Jagannath Barooah College (Autonomous)
Barpatra Ali, Jorhat-785001
Assam, India
Phone: +91 376 3510156
Email:  jbcollege@rediffmail.com
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