The Department of English was established in late 2015
at the Leh Campus of the University to cater to the educational needs of the
students of Ladakh region. It was transferred along with faculty to the Kargil
Campus in early 2020. It is one the most important departments of the
University to give university education a foot-hold in the geographically
remote region of the country.
The mission of the department from its very inception
has been to offer academically rich programmes
to the students of English
Language and Literature in order not only to introduce them to cultures and world views of the
people of diverse regional backgrounds but also to hone their linguistic, creative
and critical abilities. The department aims to foster
core constitutional aims and
is driven by the values of moral integrity, honesty, compassion and
inclusivity. The goals of the department are:
enable the students develop skills like general communicative competence and
reading and writing abilities.
hone the critical abilities of students so that they can comprehend, appreciate
and evaluate diverse cultural forms and practices.
c. To make students able to compete
in the job market not only in academic institutions but also in other socio-cultural and economic organizations.
create an educationally conducive atmosphere in the University so that all the
stake holders are able to effectively contribute to the academic
and infrastructural development of the institution.
To help create socially responsible citizens.
To take forward
the present syllabus
revision at the Masters level,
University constituted Board of
Studies comprising of members of the department and from colleges. Two external
experts reviewed the draft syllabus and suggested changes. After many revisions
received inputs were added and syllabus was accordingly modified.