The Post Graduate Department of English was established in 1922. It has earned the reputation of being one of the most sought-after places for studies and research in English literature in Odisha. And now, with its flagship publication, the peer-reviewed Ravenshaw Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies, the Department has gained immense national and international prestige. Lectures, seminars and visits by creative writers and academics from all over the world have turned the Department into a vibrant centre of intellectual activity. The annual meet of the Ravenshaw English Alumni Association, which took place for the first time on 15 January 2011, has been an event to look forward to.
The annual entrance examination for the M.A. course in English attracts more than two thousand candidates from all over India every year. We select only about 105 students for admission. The Department also runs Integrated M.Phil / Ph.D. course after a two-phase entrance test, which includes written examination and personal interview. Our research programme is widely recognised for its inter-disciplinary approach. At the Post Graduate level Special Papers such as Indian Writing in English, American Studies, Language Education, Childrens Literature, Professional Writing, Creative Writing and Translation Studies are offered to the students.