The Department of English was established in 1964, the same year of inception as the Sibsagar Girls’ College. It is one of the oldest departments in the Sibsagar Girls’ College and the cornerstone of both the Arts and science streams at the college. The pioneer faculty of English was an eclectic group of writers and literary scholars. Today, the faculty continues to reflect the innovation and creativity in teaching across the traditions of British, American, Indian and World English literature. Since its inception, the Department has played an important role in enriching the knowledge of the English language and English literature among the students. The faculty members have served as resource persons to many educational institutions. The Department provides intensive mentoring to the students both in and beyond the classroom in a wide variety of forums. The department has strong bonds with the Alumnae and often invited them to interact with the department students. Ongoing lectures, film screenings, symposia, conferences, and colloquia on interdisciplinary themes make up the department’s calendar.
The diligent faculty members of the department consistently enrich themselves through other academic activities such as conducting seminars, symposiums, conferences, workshops, presenting papers and publishing articles. Since 2002 onwards, under the aegis of ‘The English Department Society’, the students, as well as teachers of the department, have been extending their inimitable service through a different interdisciplinary and creative program. To enhance and hone the creative instinct of the students, the department often invites distinguished authors and experienced academicians to different Talks and programmes. The faculty members of the department attempt to enhance the knowledge of students on the contemporary view of English literature in the context of the syllabus prescribed by conducting student seminars, project works, drama competitions, film appreciation sessions, group discussions, peer teaching etc. The current CBCS syllabus for English Honours prescribed by Dibrugarh University is set with the objective of catering to the students of all the boards. The syllabus is equally balanced with Literature and Language. One of the core aspects of the department is the Six Month Certificate Course in Spoken English conducted since 2012. The department also has the privilege of having a functional MoU with the English Language Teachers’ Association of India (Upper Assam Chapter) and all the present faculty members are also active members of this academic body. The department also takes pride in adopting one Senior Secondary School and one High School in Dichangmukh, a rural and underdeveloped area of the Sivasagar district of Assam.
The department is known for the excellent rate of placement and engagement of its alumnae in different fields like – administrative jobs, teaching, Banking, MNCs, Creative writing, Mass Communication and Journalism, Law as well as free launching jobs and entrepreneurial ventures.

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1.Purobi Gogoi (ACS,Deputy secretary, Dept.of Housing and Urban Affairs )
2.Ishanu Shah (ACS, Deputy Labour Commissioner, Assam)
3.Arundhati Dutta Choudhury (Associate Professor)
4.Manju Baruah (First female Tea Garden Manager of Assam, presently serving at Pengeri Tea Estate)
5. Popi Phukan (ALRS, Circle Officer-A cum Executive Magistrate, Dibrugarh)
6.Aicheng Chetia Phukan(Business Development Manager, Globus Family of Brands, South India Region)
7.Mouchumi Chutia(SBI Deputy Manager) 8.Poly Gogoi (SBI Deputy Manager)
9.Jinkey Dehingia (Completed M.A. in English and Film Studies from University of Alberta, Canada)
10.Karbi Chaliha (Popular Radio Jockey of Assam)
11.Dr. L.X.Polin Hazarika(Assistant Professor)
12.Dr. Lipi Phukan (Promising writer and Subject Teacher)
13.Priyanka Bora Talukdar (Popular Soft Skill Trainer and Freelance anchor)
14.Sabiha Nahid(Assistant Professor)
15.Mrigakhi Phukan (Jornalist,presently working for the Agricultural Magazine, Krishi Jagaran, New Delhi)
16.Patrika Handique (Assistant Professor)
17.Sweta Sur (Assistant Professor),Nawab Tabasum Yasmin (Assistant Professor)
18.Anwesha Rajkumari (Works as content editor for Assamese News Channel ND 24)
19.Anindita Kotoky (Popular young poet) 20.Atlanta Bora (obtained Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship, MSDE, Govt. of India)
21.Nikumoni Dehingia (Content Specialist of, Guwahati)

Student Achivement

1. Madhusmita Buragohain won 3rd prize in the mime and mimicry competition held at Dibrugarh University Inter College Youth Festival (2016-17)
2. Nikumoni Dehingia won Best Cadet Award at National Integration Camp (NCC) HELD at NIT, Silchar(2017)
3. Nikumoni Dehingia won 1st position in poem recitation held on the occasion of the International Shiva Festival, organized by the District administration, Sivasagar(2018)
4. Nikumoni Dehingia edited the college magazine ‘Prabahini’ which won 3rd prize in the college magazine competition held on the occasion of the Dibrugarh University Inter College Youth Festival organised by PGSU, Dibrugarh University (2018)
5. Pahee Gogoi won the Bronze medal in Dibrugarh University Inter College weight Lifting Competition (2020 and 2022)
6. Auslekha Dutta won Juri Special Award in the Violin performance competition held at Dibrugarh University Inter College Youth Festival (2022)
7. Nikita Dutta won the coveted ‘Porgyasundari’ award on the occasion of Saraswati Puja organized by NEWS LIVE, A popular news channel of Assam (2022)
8. Payal Sarkar received the title of MISS INDIA INTERNATIONAL STAR ICON, at a national-level beauty pageant organised by Gamusa Mega Entertainment Private Ltd. (2022)
9. Shruti Upamanyu secured 3rd position (amongst outside Gauhati University students )in Gauhati University PG ENTRANCE Exam (English Department)2022.
10. Shruti Upamanyu got 1st position in Dibrugarh University PG ENTRANCE Exam (English Department),2022.
11. Pooja Konwar cleared CUET for admission to the PG level and was selected for admission to Tezpur Central University(English Department), in 2022
12. Asmita Nandi secured 1st position in PG ENTRANCE Exam for admission into MA in Mass Communication under Dibrugarh University, 2022.