Department Of English

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The English department of Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Nanded was headed and shaped by Shri N.C. Varadacharyulu, students of Dr. K.R. ShrinivasaIyengar, right from its inception in June 1963 till his appointment as the second principal of the college in July 1977. Thereafter it was headed by Dr. I .Venkateshwarlu till his superannuation, followed by Shri. M.U. Dershmukh, Dr. V.D. Chandanshive and Smt. Vidya Gahilot. Presently it is headed by D. Ajay R. Tengse.

Initially the department consisted of two lecturers, Shri N.C. Varadacharyulu, and Mr. NazirAhemd and one Tutor Shri G.S. Sharma. Dr. I. Venkateshwarlu joined the Department in June 1964 and Dr. A.P.Vitthal in June 1965. Shri M.U.Deshmukh, Dr. V.D. Chandanshive, Dr. P.D.Dubbe, Mrs. OmenaKutty and Mrs. Vidya Gahilot who joined the Department in course of time were all students of Shri N.C. Varadacharyulu at PG level.

Shri Varadacharyulu had the opportunity of teaching MA English classes at the then the Marathwada University, Aurangabad during 1964-66, when the university Department headed by Dr. D.V.K. Raghavacharyulu was taking his full shape. Later on he taught MA English classes of People’s College, Nanded for seven years from 1967 onwards.

Dr. I .Venkateshwarlu taught PG classes at People’s College, Nanded for one year, MBA -Effective Communication paper for ten years at University Sub-Center and PG classes at Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Nanded. MA English classes were introduced in the college during 1991-92. Dr. L. V. Padmarani Rao, who was the first batch student of MA English, is presently the permanent teaching faculty of the College.

Mrs. Gahilot Vidya M.A. English,joined the Department in 1963 at the time of establishment and served the Department as Head till 2008-09.

Dr. Ajay R. Tengse-M.A.M.Phil.,B.Ed., (English), Ph.D., had specialization in Indian Drama as well as British Drama. He has thirty research papers to his credit. He joined as a teacher Shivaji Education Society’s SSGM College, Loha on 15th Oct.1994 and in the present institute from 14th Dec.2004. He became the Head of the English in the respective academic year 2010-11.

Dr. Padmarani Raojoined the Department in 2004.She is MA (English) and MA (Subject Communication), SET (Pune, 1997), M.Phil., Ph.D, PGCTE, (HYD), PGDTE ( IGNOU), MA Subject Communication (YCMOU). She finished one Major Research Project (UGC, New Delhi) and one Minor Research Project (UGC, Pune). She has around Seventy research papers published at national and international level. Her areas of interest include Linguistics, Indian Writing in English, ELT and Critical Theory. She has 26 years of teaching experience at various institutions at various levels since 1993. She has been working in the present institution since 2004.

Former Head of the Department
01Vardhacharulu N.C.1965-1978
02Dr.Venkateshvarulu I.1979-1993
03Deshmukh M.U.1994-2000
04Dr. Chndanshive V.D.2001-2004
05Smt. Gahelot Vidya2004-2010
06Dr. Ajay R. Tengse2010 to till date

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