Ph.D. 3 Years
M.Phil. 1 Year, 12 seats
M.A. 2 years, 30 seats

Prof. Sumita Roy

Chairperson, BOS

Prof. T. Vijaya Kumar

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.


The Department of English was started in 1919 with Prof. N.G. Welinker as its first Head. English was offered as a subject in Intermediate. It was introduced in undergraduate courses in 1921. The M.A. programme was introduced in 1937 and the M.Phil. in 1973. The first Ph.D. was conferred in 1965. So far the Department has awarded 189 Ph.D. and 252 M.Phil. degrees.

In addition to Arts College, M.A. English is offered at Nizam College, University College for Women, Koti, P.G. College, Secunderabad, S.N. Vanitha Mahavidyalaya and Giriraj Government College, Nizamabad.

The Department was the first in India to offer American Literature in 1956-57, General Linguistics with Spoken English in 1972-73, and Commonwealth Literature in 1978 in the Master’s programme.

The Osmania University English Forum was started in 1960 and regularly conducts academic discussions. The Osmania Journal of English Studies launched in 1961, brought out special numbers on Shakespeare (1964), American Literature (1966), Indian Writing in English (1972), Indian Poetry in English (1977), Sarojini Naidu (1980), V.S. Naipaul (1982) and D.H. Lawrence (1985), besides publishing annual issues.

Dr. Meera Manvi, Dr. Siddiq Ali, Dr. Sukhbir Singh, and Dr. D. Venkateswarlu were awarded Fulbright Fellowship and Sri Syed Khaja Moinuddin and Dr. D. Prema Kumari were awarded the British Council’s Teacher Fellowships. Dr. B.Gopal Rao taught at the University of East Anglia (U.K.) as visiting Professor (2001-2002).

The Department started the English Language Cell in 1973 for offering remedial courses in English for postgraduate students from non-English medium background. This year three new centres have been started. It also conducted an eight -week intensive English course for Agricultural Scientists and Workers deputed by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad from 1979 to 1994. In 1988, the UGC sanctioned the English Language Teaching Centre and the activities of the Language Cell were taken over by the E.L.T.C.

The Department hosted the All India English Teachers’ Conferences in 1957, 1966 and 1993, besides holding many national and international seminars.

The Department has had on faculty such eminent scholars as Prof. Hussain Ali Khan, Prof. Syed Abdul Latif, Prof. M.S. Doraiswamy, Padma Bhushan Prof. Shiv K. Kumar, Prof. V.K. Gokak, Prof. H.N.L. Sastri, Prof. Vasanth A. Shahane and Prof. Isaac Sequeira.

Prof. Shiv. K. Kumar, Prof. Vasanth A. Shahane, Prof. Satyanarain Singh, Prof. Isaac Sequeira and Prof. R.S. Sharma served as Deans of the Faculty of Arts. Prof. Shiv K. Kumar and Prof. Vasanth A. Shahane, Prof. Satyanarayana Singh also served as principals of the Arts college.

The Department was awarded SAP for a period of 5 years by the UGC in 2009. From 2007 onwards there has been a regular intake of foreign students in M.A. English programme.  From 2009-2010 onwards, the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) was introduced for the M.A. Programmes.

I Semester
History, Structure and Description of English - I
English Literature upto the Early Seventeenth Century - I
English Literature upto the Early Seventeenth Century - II
English Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century - I
English Literature of the Eighteenth Century - II
II Semester
History, Structure and Description of English - II
English Literature of the Nineteenth Century - I
English Literature of the Nineteenth Century - II
English Literature of the Twentieth Century - I
English Literature of the Twentieth Century - II
III Semester

American Literature - I
Indian Writing in English - I
Post-Colonial Literature
English Language Teaching
Inter-Disciplinary - I : Writing for Academic and Professional Purposes


IV Semester

American Literature - I

Indian Writing in English - II
Specializations:  1) Women's Writing

                               2) Indian Literatures in Translation

                               3) Modern Classics in Translation

                                One specialization to be offered in each college.

Project Work

Inter-Disciplinary - II :  Literature and Film Seminar


Dr. Sumita Roy

Professor  & Head, Dept. of English


Dr. B. Yadaya Raju M.Phil., Ph.D., P.G.D.T.E.

Professor & Dean, Faculty of Arts

Prof. A. Karunaker,  M.Phil., Ph.D. 



Prof. C. Murali Krishna


Dr. B. Vijaya

Dr. T. Vijay Kumar, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
& Chairman, BOS


Dr. K.W Cristopher


Mr. J. Balakrishna - TCC
Mr. K. Vekatesh  - OS