Department of English is one of the two departments of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences established in 1995-1996 session with a view to producing competent and efficient graduate and postgraduate students. There are three ongoing programs under this department: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English (First Shift & Second Shift), Master of Arts in English (One year), and Master of Arts in English (Two & half years). BA (Hons) program is running under trimester system. Both the MA programs are following bi-semester system. This department generally aims at providing students with exposure to the areas and aspects of English language, literature and cultural studies. It specifically seeks to further refine students’ sensibilities, sharpen their critical faculty and equip them with the knowledge and skills that will make them qualified and capable persons for the challenging world. English literature degree programs center on the literature of the Anglophone world. In an English literature program, students learn about the history and structure of the English language and linguistics, develop their writing and rhetoric skills and study the literary genius including William Shakespeare, John Milton, Herman Melville, William Wordsworth, Chinua Achebe and many more. The degree involves reading many types of dramas, novels, short stories, essays and poems. Students who have earned a degree in English literature might end up working in diversified careers home and abroad within academic circles and beyond.