The Department of English, under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, commenced its journey when Notre Dame University Bangladesh was granted permission to begin the academic session by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh in December 2014.
The Department currently offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in English literature, language, linguistics, and ELT to hundreds of students. The course curriculum is designed to equip the students with the skills essential to pursue careers in the academic as well as the non-academic world. Its value-based and service-oriented curriculum features a wide variety of foundational and interdisciplinary courses along with its up to date core courses in English literature, language and ELT to help the students to contextualize their learning in relation to their historical and cultural realities. The unique blending of English literature and ELT core courses in B.A. (Honours) programme makes the graduates competent to pursue their higher studies in both English literature and ELT. Virtually all courses here require extensive and intensive reading, writing and presentation, along with active participation in the classroom discussion. The graduates possess skills in written and spoken communication, independent thought and judgment as well as critical thinking and research, all of which are highly valued by students as well as parents. Above all, the Department features a growing number of highly educated faculty members whose energetic, congenial, and cerebral presence makes the Department an excellent centre of literary creativity, and intellectual inquiry and discovery.
The Department makes a continuing commitment to providing its students and faculty members with first-rate facilities, such as a multimedia language lab, a seminar and reading room, and online access to a well-stocked library.
The Department is also committed to promoting discussion of contemporary literary/linguistic theory and practice and research in English literature and ELT. So students are encouraged to participate in departmental seminars, featuring speakers from within and outside the University.
The Department runs NDUB English Club, which arranges a weekly reading circle, and public speaking session to foster students’ rhetoric and presentation skills. The Club’s reading circle focuses on sharpening students’ ability of critical thinking and analytic reasoning. From time to time, the Club also organizes seminars and workshops where the Department’s students play a vital role. The Club publishes magazines on the bimonthly and yearly basis. The Department’s students also have active participation in the Debating Club, Drama Club, Business Club, and the Cultural Club of the University.
The Department of English offers following program:
Dilip kumar Sarker was born in a remote village of Naogaon District, Bangladesh on 25 January 1964. His parents took him to India in 1971 for schooling when he was only 7 years old. So, he had his early education from a reputed school in Uttar Dinajpur, India.
Born in Khulna, Bangladesh, Habiba Akter completed her early education in the same city. She obtained her Undergraduate degree from the Department of English, Dhaka University in 2008. Later on, she returned to Khulna and successfully completed M. A.
Nazia Forhin Shifat has passed her S.S.C from Netrokona Govt. Girls’ High School 2007 and H.S.C from Abu Abbas College in 2009 achieving GPA 5.00 in both exams. After completing her Master’s degree she started worked in an English medium institution for six months.
Dr. Syed Naquib Muslim, a former of BCS (Administration), joined the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1981. A career civil servant, Dr. Naquib accomplished the Master of Arts with honours in English from the University of Dhaka in 1972.