North Bank College, Ghilamara, Lakhimpur, Assam - 787053

Telephone(+91) 80112-24891

Department of English

About the Department:

           The department of English of North Bank College was established with this mother institution in the year 1961. The general mission of this department is to provide quality education, value based knowledge and subject oriented skills and teaching with an aim to build up a new generation of people who are compassionate, optimistic, financially independent and aesthetically sound. Keeping this mission in the hearts, all the faculty members of the department of English, North Bank College, right from the time of inception, have been working dedicatedly to preach the knowledge of English language and literature(s) in English (language) among the Higher Secondary and undergraduate level (B.A./B.Sc/Vocational) students.

            Although the department of English came into existence right from the moment of birth of North Bank College, but its Honors Course was started only in the year 2011 under Dibrugarh University. From then on, the department boasts of producing a good number of quality alumni who have been spreading values and knowledge once injected into them by the department. The department visualizes that every student must speak and write in good English so that they can use it as the basic lingua franca whenever or wherever necessary. However, this department has also realized that without literature, language remains a dull sign imparting some lifeless words or messages. As a result, the department of English has been serving as the fertile ground where students can sow their budding seeds of literature through the medium of several platforms provided to them by the department in the form of the departmental wall magazine THE LITERARY LANTERN and other such Programmes including Community Participation, Lecture Programmes, Group Discussions, Literature Review Programmes, Several Literary Competitions etc.



The department has been involved in conducting various activities for both teachers and students. Apart from organizing ritualistic Seminars and Discussions, the department provides facilities as mentioned below:

i. The department has a well-equipped Department Library with a reasonable collection of books, journals and magazines for the students and faculties. The department is also the subscriber of Sahitya Akademi’s bi-monthly journal Indian Literature as well as a literary magazine in Assamese Gariyashi.

ii. The department facilitates ICT based teaching. Besides the general lecture method followed by tutorial classes, home assignments and group discussions, Digital & Smart Classes are also part of English Department’s routine activities.

iii.   Moreover. the Department trains the students how to write and present  PPT-compatible Seminar Papers.

iv. The Department Computer is made available for the students and faculties during the college hour. They can get their materials typed, prepare PPT presentations, and even watch curriculum based movies on it.

v. The department conducts Home Visits to Students’ home each year. It enables the students, parents to express both academic and non-academic grievances in a friendly ambience.

vi. To augment the creative faculties of the students, the Department published two magazines- First, the departmental magazine The Marker and secondly, the Wall-magazine The Literary Lantern. Moreover, the department has a Display Board where the students can write a recently learnt/acquired word, its meaning along with its various grammatical forms and share it with others.  


Course Programme:

  The Department has been providing UG curriculum in the subject of English under CBCS, Dibrugarh University offering Honours, Generic Elective and Non-Honours Courses. The same course will be retained in the curriculum of NEP 2020.   

Future Plan:

The Department shall continue its duty of imparting quality education at the Undergraduate level effectively. Its future plan involves:

i. To increase the student enrolment at the department.

ii. To collaborate with English Department of other colleges/Social Organizations / Institutions etc., so that teacher-student exchange programs can be organized at the department level.

iii. Arrangement of special classes at different schools of the locality taken by the department students especially by those who have chosen the field of academics as their career.

iv. Opening of new Add on Course on Translation Studies.


Retired/Expired Teachers:

1. Mr. S. K. Roy (retd. in 2004)

2. Mr. Tusheswar Chetia (retd. in 2006 & expired in 2009)

3. Mr. Milan Kumar Gogoi (ex Faculty)




Academic and Extention Activities:

                        Nature of Activity                                         Title of Activity                                            Year                                                    View                          
Agreement Memorandum of Understanding 2023 View File
Participation in Cultural Rally Empowered Modern Women 2023 View File
Co-Curricular  Participation in Annual Sports Week Programmes and  Various Competitions  2023 View File
Departmental Celebrations Freshers and Parting Social, Teachers' Day 2023 View File
Co-curricular Essay Comp., Workshop on Baking etc. 2021 Onwards View File
Departmental Observations World Poetry Day and others 2020 Onwards View File
Academic How to Tackle Interview 2023 View File
Student Outreach Program Students' Home Visit 2023  View File
Publication of Departmental Wall-Magazine The Literary Lantern 2016 View File


Publication of the Department:

                 Nature of Publication                            Description                                                                      View                           
Magazine  The Marker View File
Wall Magazine The Literary Lantern  View File
Academic The Bilingual Collection of Seminar Papers View File



Alumni of the Department:

                 Passing Year                                                                 Name of Student                                                    View                        
2022 Tankaj Patar View Profile
2021 Riki Baruah View Profile
2020 Dharmajit Gohain View Profile
2020 Quin Bharali View Profile
2019 Dimpee Hazarika View Profile
2018 Mainashree Saikia View Profile
2018 Santanu Saikia View Profile
2017 Debajit Changmai View Profile
2016 Jitul Chutia View Profile
2016 Jitumoni Saikia View Profile
2016 Puja Sharmah View Profile


Students Progression :

Student Enrollment and Result Report:

Students’ Progression and Placement Report:



                           Name of Programme                                                                                         View                                  
Syllabus B.A Honours(CBCS) View File
Syllabus  AECC-I (CBCS) View File
Departmental Academic Calender 2023 View File
Even Semester Classes Routine(CBCS), 2022 View File
Odd Semester Classes Routine (CBCS), 2023 View File