Department Of English

Establishment year:

  • B.Com – 1983
  • B.A. – 1992
  • M.A. – 2016

Programmes offered:

Sr. No. Programme Name
1 UG B.A.(Regular)
2 UG B.A. (Honours)
3 UG B.Com
4 PG M.A.

Infrastructure available:

•Books in library:37,367
•No. of  Journals: 42
•No. of  E-Books: 2,62,995
•No. of  E-Journals: 12,552
•Internet facilities for staff and students: 12 mbps lease line
•Total number of class rooms: 27
•Class rooms with ICT facility: 27
•Students’ laboratories: 2

Events and Activities:

  • Literary fests organized by the English Drama Circle, inter-collegiate play reading competitions, plays, book exhibitions, etc.

Faculty Profiles (Undergraduate)

Dr. Aarti Wani

Associate Professor
Head, Department of English

Aarti Wani is an Associate Professor of English at the Symbiosis college of Arts and Commerce, Pune. She is a founding co-editor and presently lead-editor of the international peer-reviewed journal Studies in South Asian Film and Media (Intellect Ltd). She was the 2015 Charles Wallace India Trust fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Her book Fantasy of Modernity: Romantic Love in Bombay Cinema (2016) has been published by CUP. Her research interests are in Hindi and Marathi cinema, literary criticism, culture studies, gender and modernity.

Dr.David Hilda

M.A, M. Phil. and  Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Hilda David has 26 years of teaching experience. She teaches for undergraduate, postgraduate, liberal arts and honours programme. She teaches variety of subjects from drama to Indian Literature, Gender to Performance to Creative Writing. She is a visiting faculty at Savitribai Phule Pune University. She is a recognized guide at Symbiosis International University. She has authored two novels and published papers in national and international journals. She is in-charge of Symbiosis Centre for Liberal Arts. She is active member of SSIP and International Initiatives, and her passion for theatre has made her direct several plays.

Mr. Adagale Anil

M.A.(English) SET & NET
Associate Professor

Mr Anil Adagale has more than 15 years of teaching experience. He teaches various courses in English for B. A.  , B. Com. & M. A. He has been designated as Secretary, Academic Council. He has also been working as Co-ordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).  Mr. Adagale has completed a minor research project entitled “The Study of Dalit Women in Slums of Pune” under UGC. He has published various Research articles in national & international journals and presented research papers in various national and international conferences. At present, he is pursuing his Ph.D in the area Dalit Literature in Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Mrs. Kapoor Shweta

B.A., M.A., N.E.T.
Assistant Professor

Mrs. Shweta Kapoor teaches English to undergraduate and post-graduate students. She has co-authored the course book ‘Drama for the Graduation Programme of School of Arts’, Uttarakhand Open University. She has submitted her Ph.D thesis titled ‘Staging Terror in Harold Pinter’s Plays: A Study Based on The Room, The Dumb Waiter, The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, and The Homecoming’. She has attended several conferences and has even published her research work. Mrs. Shweta Kapoor is also a life member of Balwant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and other Human Sciences, Vadodara, Gujarat.

Faculty List (Postgraduate)

  1. Dr. Aarti Wani.
  2. Dr. Hilda David
  3. Mr. Anil Adagale
  4. Mrs. Shweta Kapoor
  5. Mrs. Subarna Bhattacharya.