Department of English


About Department

English, being the medium of instruction and also the associate-official language, emerged as the first subject to be taught in this institution and consequently the Department of English got established in the year 2002, the same year as the establishment of the college itself. In the beginning, General English as a compulsory subject and English Literature as a subject of choice were offered in the Department. Later on catering to the changing needs and demands, the college in the year 2012 added more faculty to the English Department by offering a new subject viz Functional English as a subject and a course for communication skills.

Year Of Establishment 2006
Sanctioned Posts 05
Existing Teaching Posts 03

Head Of Department's Message

Prof. Asma Arshi


Our Department strives hard to create an environment that enables teaching and research in essential areas of animal science to attain the highest level of excellence. Although our department is still in the fancy stage, nevertheless, we promise to flourish further in the near future as we have got an excellent bunch of hardworking and highly dedicated teachers from a research background. We aim to conduct and organize all the activities and events related to zoological studies.


Permanent Faculty

Prof. Asma Arshi Assistant Professor Masters In English | SET View English
Prof. Tooba Rasheed Assistant Professor Masters In English | SET | NET | GATE View English
Dr. Shabina Assistant Professor Masters In Linguistics | NET | Ph.D| MEd View English

Contractual Faculty

Dr. Urfana Nabi Lecturer Masters In English | Ph.D View English
Dr.Munazah Lecturer Masters In English | Ph.D View English

Permanent Non-Teaching Staff


Contractual Non-Teaching Staff



Courses OfferedDuration
BG With English Literature/Functional English 3 years


No staff available

  • Inter-College Debate, Painting and Quiz competition

    An Inter-College debate, painting and quiz competitions were held on 28-10-2023 by Debates and Seminar Committee in collaboration with NSS Units of the College under the aegis of UT Foundation Day with reference to the Order No. ASC/Edu/N/23/325 dated 21/10/23. GDC Kangan and GCET Safapora participated in the competitions. A total number of 50 students attended the event. The theme of all the competitions was ‘Corruption and Poverty free J&K’.

  • Street Play (NUKAD NATAK) on social evils like Late marriages, Drug Abuse and Dowry.

    Report on Street Play (NUKAD NAATAK) celebrated as part of the Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on the 4th of August,2023. As part of the celebration of,” Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, Government Degree College Ganderbal in collaboration with Cultural Unit Kashmir, Department of Information And District Information Centre Ganderbal organized a thought-provoking Street play (Nukad Natak) to shed light on prevalent social evils in our society.

  • Awareness Program on Metabolic Syndrome and PCOS

    An awareness program was organized by Health Committee and Red Ribbon Club and held on 31st May 2023 in College Conference Hall on Metabolic Syndrome and PCOS. Dr. Mahroosa delivered an expert lecture on lifestyle changes leading to increased metabolic syndrome in the present day and increasingly so among the young generation.

  • International English Day

    The Department of English and Debates and Seminar Committee celebrates International English Day on 25th of April 2023. In a series of events, the organizers are holding competitions in various categories: 1. Painting Competition 2. Debate Competition 3. Poetry and Short Story Competition

  • Week Long celebration of Mother Language Day

    The Drama Club, GDC Ganderbal organised a tour to Tagore Hall on the occasion of Mother Language Day to watch the musical Opera show on ARNIMAAL directed by Manzoor Ahmad Mir on 21st Feb 2023. A group of 40 students watched the theatrical performance and shared their feedback.

  • Sonzal 2022- Talent Hunt

    The College students participated in a week-long Talent hunt program organized by the University of Kashmir between 23 and 30 Nov 2022. The participations were registered under various categories: 1. Spot Photography 01 Student 2. Mehendi Design Competition 01 Student 3. Mime Performance 06 students 4. Rouff Competition 10 students 5. Solo Song Competition 01 Student 6. Group Song Performance 07 students


    The Drama Club in association with the Dept of English and Kashmiri organizes a Creative Writing Workshop for the students of GDC Ganderbal. The Resource Persons for the event are Aasif Tariq, author of Khwaban Khayalan Manz and Shaista Khan, author of Braande Baras Pyeth


    Department of English in association with Debates, Seminars, the Cultural Committee, and IQAC organized a Poetry Workshop on 20th June 2022

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