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Welcome to the Department of English Language and Literature

B. A. (Honors) in English Language and Literature
MA in English Language and Literature

DELL started its journey in the year 2003 by opening Bachelor's degree with honours and later M.A. Since the inception DELL remained faithful to the strict rules of quality control and discipline in teaching methodology. The department has  the opportunity to welcome many scholar teacher who enriched the department with their high quality teaching and wisdom. DELL has  at present in total ten teachers ranging from Lecturer to Assistant Professor and one Advisor. Besides the academic activities DELL is equally active in all the co-curricular and extra- curricular activities in USTC. The reputation of DELL is always towards the onward direction with prestige and fame.
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Gurupada Chakraborty

Message from Dean

The Department of English Language and Literature (DELL) was founded in July 2003. Since then we have been teaching here the syllabus for B.A. Honours and Master Degree in English Language and Literature. We are very much dedicated to the principles of World university standard and in the light of that our teaching programme has been framed. For teaching the English Language we follow the latest method of teaching like Communicative approach by our teachers who have the linguistic and IELTS background. For teaching literature we also teach the texts of literature by interpreting the pieces of literature in the light of the most modern theories of language and literature. Respecting the framework of BAC our teaching contents have been elaborated and we make the application of it in the classes and in our syllabus framing. Our faculty members are well qualified, enthusiastic, competent and very much concerned with the care for the students and we address issues on individual basis.

DELL moves with the time and with the trend.

Tamanna Nowrin Azam

Message from Chairman

Welcome to the Department of English Language and Literature (DELL) at University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC). We offer undergraduate as well as graduate programs namely: BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, and MA in English Language and Literature. Both the graduate and undergraduate programs bring together three different but related areas of study: Literature, Linguistics and Communicative English. The department is proud to have highly knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated faculty members having foreign degrees and international publications. The faculty members are committed to produce better graduates to build our nation.
The Department of ELL seeks to promote the university’s mission to encourage freedom of inquiry, the pursuit of truth and care for others through teaching, scholarship and service of the highest caliber. The Department emphasizes on supporting high quality, student-oriented, undergraduate and graduate education with modern strategies, approaches, and methods to make the teaching-learning interactive, effective, and interesting. The department is persistent in working as a unit to produce authentic materials, provide extra information, and assess the quality and output in a comprehensive manner.

Vision

DELL seeks to promote the university’s vision and mission to create a center of excellence in teaching- learning and developing skilled and enlightened human resources to serve the society. The Department emphasizes on supporting high quality, student-oriented, undergraduate and graduate education provided by a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching.

Mission

The Department of English Language and Literature of the University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC) is a center of excellence that instills learners’ mental faculty of perception, reasoning, and imagination into them. By the development of learners’ generic skills, the department enables them to analyze things and situations, and find out solution to them.

Ultimately the department ventures to produce some world citizens imbued with humanity and integrity, infused with knowledge and skill, and endowed with leadership and dynamism. Thus, the learners can remember the past, read the present, and write the future.

Objectives

The department has been running with a view to encouraging intellectual independence by stressing on creative and critical thinking combined with reading and interpretation.

English courses provide students of all academic interests with a strong foundation in critical and expressive skills. We cater to the diverse student bodies by offering both critical and creative courses that focus on various time periods, authors, genres, regions and media.

Members of the department seek to teach language and literature from a range of perspectives. Approaches include close reading of texts, performing texts, identifying historical and theoretical contexts—all strategies of reading that find their parallels in creative and expository writing.

Small classes and various opportunities for independent study, BA (Honors) and MA programs are designed to engage teachers and students in a lively intellectual exchange.

Description of the Program

B. A. (Honors) in English Language and Literature is a 04 (four) year bachelor degree program to be implemented in the following ways/methods:
a) The total number of courses is 47 (forty-seven) spread over 08 (eight) semesters.
b) Each course will carry 100 marks and will comprise 42 direct contact hours.
c) Each lecture hour will be 60 (sixty) minutes / 01 (one) hour duration. The semester-wise division of courses is given in the syllabus.

MA in English Language and Literature is a 01 (one) year Master’s degree program to be implemented in the following ways/methods:
a) The total number of courses is 10 (ten) spread over 02 (two) semesters. Each 3-credit course will carry 100 marks and will comprise 39 (thirty-nine) lectures.
b) Each lecture hour will be 60 (sixty) minutes / 01 (one) hour duration.
c) The semester-wise division of courses is given in the syllabus.

Laboratories

We have a personalized English Language Lab with enriched facilities for providing world-class language programs.

We have an enriched library with huge amount of books.

We have well equipped classroom with audiovisual facilities.

We have a seminar hall for cultural activities.

Collaboration

List of MOU with University

Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor, Malaysia

Taylor's University, Selangor, Malaysia

Multimedia University, Selangor, Malaysia

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Perak, Malaysia

University of Technology Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia

Alliance Française de Chittagong, Chittagong,Bangladesh.

Admission Requirements

Requirement for Admission of BA (Hons)

The minimum qualifications for admission to this undergraduate
program are:

a. Minimum GPA 2.50 in both Secondary level and Higher Secondary level or equivalent
examinations.

b. A level with GPA of minimum 2.50 and O level with GPA of minimum 2.5 in three subjects
according to the following scale: (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)

c. High school diplomas or equivalent.

Requirement for Admission of MA

The minimum qualifications for admission to this program are:

a. A 4-year bachelor’s degree, with at least second class or CGPA 2.5
b. At least 2nd divisions in SSC and HSC or GPA 2.5, if 2.00 in one examination, it has
to be 6 in aggregate of SSC and HSC

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Contact Details

11th Floor, USTC D’ block
Email: mashfika.apo.dell@ustc.ac.bd
Phone:
Foy’s Lake, Zakir Hossain Road
Chattogram 4202.