Brief History of the Department


Establishment: June, 1971

History in Brief:
The Department of English started its journey with the guidance and dynamic leadership of  the first head of the Department and Principal of The New College, Kolhapur who became Vice Chancellor of Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Principal R.K.Kanabarkar. The legacy of Principal R. K. Kanabarkar is continued in the form of different activities for the development of the students and excellent results of almost 100% in University examinations. Since its inception in 1971, the Department has been working with the motive to attract more students from rural and urban area alike and motivate them to learn English as a subject and as a language both. The Department has an experienced & expert faculty, many of them happen to be the former students who are ably carrying on the glorious tradition of the department .


To spread the knowledge of English language and literature amongst the students from urban and rural areas in and around Kolhapur.


• To dedicate ourselves for the spread of English language and develop love for language and literature in English
• To conduct Curricular and extra-curricular activities to achieve the above mission by involving the students and teachers alike.

Student Strength

Heads of Dept.

Faculty Tradition (From 1971 to the Present)
• Prin. R.K.Kanbarkar
Former Principal, The New College, Kolhapur
Former Vice-Chancellor, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Former Heads of the Department
• Prin. R.A.Kulkarni,
• Dr.Prin. D.K.Patil,
• Mr. P.U.Pawar
• Mr. Ghate.S.G.
• Dr.Prin. N.V.Nalawade
• Mr. S.N.Kartik
Present Head of the Department
• Mr. Raghunath D. Dhamakale



• To make the students aware of the significance of English for career.
• To facilitate students to learn English language with interest.
• To introduce students to the worldwide cultures through literatures in English.
• To create literacy awareness among students
• To develop research aptitude in students through workshops and seminars.

Our Alumni

List of Prominent Alumni

Our Alumni



Special Achievements of the Students of the Department.
1. Tradition of Meritorious students every year
2. Maximum number of Students are selected every year on the basis of merit for Post-Graduation at Shivaji University, Kolhapur
3. Ms. Monika Ghule stood 1st at B.A. III in university, received merit scholarship of University.
4. Ms. Sharvari Thakur stood first at M.A. in University Merit list.
5. Ms. Sharvari Thakur & Ms.Rajashree Joshi received Second prize at District level & 1st prize at University level for ‘Avishkar’ Research Competition.
6. Neha Vatharkar received ‘Shahid Vijay Salaskar Award’ as NSS volunteer
7.Abhishek Shriram is recipient of President of India Medal for General proficiency from Shivaji University 2019-2020 and member of Students’ Council, Shivaji University
    8.  Ms. Mrunal Mohite  stood first in University Merit List and she  is also recipient of UGC JRF Achiever-( 2019-20)
    9.  Arpit Joshi Documentary selected for Jaipur Film Festival
  Mr. Arpit Joshi- link

    Special Achievements of the Faculty:
a. Prof Dr. N.V. Nalawade,
• Former Principal, The New College, Kolhapur
• (Former) Chairman, Shivaji University English Teachers’ Association (SUETA)
• Chairman, Linguistic Board, Shivaji University, Kolhapur
• Presented and published his various research papers in 

b. Shri. R.D. Dhamakale
• (Former) President and Secretary of Shivaji University Teachers’ Association (SUTA), (Kolhapur Dist)
• Member, Executive Council, Maharashtra Federation of College and University Teachers’ Organization (MFUCTO)

c. Dr. A.J. Pawar
• Best Paper Presentation Award at International Conference, Jalgaon at the hands of Sahitya Academy Award Winner Dr. Bhalchandra Nemade



• English Day
• Welcome of 1st Year Students
• Organization of Workshops
• Seminars
• Farewell Function
• Remedial Coaching
• Essay
• Elocution
• Spelling Quiz
• Group Discussion
• Wallpaper

Academic Activities
• A Short Course in Spoken English
• Diagnostic Tests for Slow and Advanced Learners
• Remedial Coaching
• Handwriting Practice/Competition
• Essay Practice/Competition
• Elocution Competition
• Spelling Improvement/Quiz
• Group Discussion
• Wallpaper Presentation
• Interview Preparation
• Workshops
• Seminars
• Guest Lectures
• Language Lab ( Audio-Visual)
• Movie Screening
• Career Counselling Session
• Coaching for differently abled students 
• English Day Celebration
Extra-Curricular Activities
• Social Extension Activity
• Event Management Training
• Teacher’s Day Celebrations
• Welcome and Farewell Function
• Excursions
• Birthday Celebrations
• New Year Celebrations
• Friendship Day Celebrations
• Environment Awareness -Tree Plantation


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