History of the Department
The department of English, Jhanji Hemnath Sarma College saw the first light of day in the year 1964 along with the establishment of the college. The department had the privilege of having the services of renowned educationists Prof. J. N. Sarma Siddhanta, the founder principal of this college and prof. B. Baruah. Prof. S. N. Sarma, a prominent personality and educationist joined as the principal of the college in 1967 and extended his valuable services to the department as a regular teacher. K.K. Sarma and S. C. Baruah served in the department till their untimely demise. Mr Haren Baruah joined the department in 1971. English major was introduced in 1974 and the department has been successful in imparting education and guidance to the students. Mr Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta and Mr. Pankaj Kumar Gogoi joined in 1988. Mrs. Anamika Khound joined in 1994 and Mr Brij Mohan Hazarika joined in 1997. A departmental library was establishment in November 2003. NAAC peer team visited the department in the same year. Alternative English course was introduced in the academic session 2003-04. Mrs. Sima Nath and Mr Pranjal Protim Bora joined in 2008. Dr Akashjyoti Saikia joined the department in 2011 and Mr Indra Sen Baro joined in 2016.
Apart from the stock of book in the central library of the college, the department has a library of its own for the benefit of the students. The departmental library was established in November, 2003. It has a good collection of books including text and reference books for Higher Secondary and degree courses (B.A & B. Com) of both streams. Students borrow these books regularly. Total number of books in the library is 251.
Departmental Wall Magazine
The department has been publishing a wall magazine named “Rainbow” since 2007 every year on 5th September on the auspicious occasion of the Teachers’ Day. This magazine inspires the students to pursue creative writing and research oriented articles. Teachers of the department serve as advisors and English forum publishes the magazine.
The department has a forum named “English”. Students play pivotal roles in the functioning of this forum. This intends to develop leadership qualities among the students. The teachers of the department constitute the advisory body for the forum.