The Department of Arts and Social Work at Christ College, Rajkot, stands as a beacon of academic excellence, offering a diverse array of programs that cater to the intellectual and societal needs of our students. Established in 1998, the department has been steadfast in its commitment to providing quality education in the realms of humanities and social sciences.
At the postgraduate level, we offer two Master's Degree Programs: MA English and MSW, providing students with the opportunity to delve into the depths of these disciplines, fostering critical thinking and holistic development. Furthermore, our undergraduate programs include BA English, BA Psychology, and BJMC (Journalism and Mass Communication) designed to equip our students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in their chosen fields. The medium of instruction is English, reflecting our dedication to promoting proficiency in this global language. Our department's unwavering dedication to academic excellence continues to shape the future of our students, empowering them with the knowledge and skills to excel in their chosen fields and contribute meaningfully to society.
To stimulate an academic environment for the promotion of teaching, learning and research in the field of English language and literature and Psychology, to raise the standard of English, spoken and written, to introduce the students to diverse avenues and initiate PG courses as well as certificate courses.
To create an ambience for an all-round development of the students through smooth syllabus completion by adopting interactive and ICT based teaching-learning processes
To provide opportunities whereby they can organize events, curricular and co-curricular, thereby develop leadership and team-building skills
To give an exposure to various vocations and job opportunities through vocational guidance programmes, internships and workshops
To collaborate with other educational institutions, media houses, and radio stations to strengthen multidisciplinary ecosystem
To cater to the needs of the society and industry by providing quality education that nurtures as well as transforms students into responsible citizens
In highly globalized world, it is a privilege to read, think, discuss and critique ideas that have shaped the world over centuries. The Department of Arts is dynamic at providing communally relevant and industry related set of courses with technology enabled teaching and learning processes. We have a team of creatively empowered staff members capable of organization of events and providing value added training to students.
The distinctive feature of the program is that we are the only department providing functional English papers in Saurashtra region. These papers include Phonetics, Functional Grammar, Media, Creative writing and Translation Studies which equip students with real life functional aspect of English language.
Creative Zone (Departmental club) is instrumental in enhancing the students' creative talents through activities spread across the year. Poster presentations, debates, poetry writing, dramatic performances and various competitions are organized as part of the club activities to provide the students a platform to express their ideas and project their talents and skills.
BA department is often termed BA Family by the students and staff as a special emphasis is laid on maintaining an excellent rapport with the students through interaction and advising, which in turn serves to inspire them to strive for the best.
Department conducted National Seminar on Language and Literary Trends in 19th and 20th Century in March 2017. The resource person was Prof. Emeritus O. P. Juneja.
Spandan - Inter School Event
Annual Sports Meet
Arts - N.L. Conference
Independence day 2023 celebration
Orientation Program Report
International Conference on Hundred Years of High Modernism organized by the Department of English, Christ College, Rajkot on August 07, 2021. Conference Keynote Speaker was Padma Shri Prof. Sitanshu Yashashchandra, renowned Modernist Poet and Critic and former President of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad.
â€œThe BA in Eng. Lit. programme was a holistic oneâ€ Having grown up in Rajkot, I couldn't find a good Arts, majorly English, programme in Rajkot. I had to move to Ahmedabad to pursue HSC in Arts. Thankfully, I found my way back to Rajkot through Christ College (CC). The BA in Eng. Lit. programme was a holistic one, which also included Phoneticsâ€”the subject that led me to an MA in Linguistics from London. The best part of CC was our top-notch teachersÂ andÂ professors.
â€œcrucial turning point in my life and careerâ€ Christ College, Rajkot, has definitely been a crucial turning point in my life and career. It houses as its faculty some of the best minds not only in Saurashtra but also Gujarat. Teamwork, leadership skills, public speaking, conflict-resolution, innovation, problem-solving skills, adeptness to cultural multifariousness, etc. are always a part and parcel of the goings-on of this campus. To any student in Saurashtra aspiring for higher education a class apart, there could be noÂ betterÂ choice.
â€œChance to develop my skills and learn new thingsâ€ I pursued my Bachelor of Arts in English from Christ College, Rajkot. My college experience has been very good. I got an exposure to various activities and events that helped my personal growth. At college I also had the chance to develop my skills and learn new things. The faculties, as well as the environment of college is very student friendly and thus makes studying comfortable and fun.
The Christ Sail "There again is memory at my doorstep-" as the thoughts of the Christ Campus resurface in my mind. It is here that we sailed our boats, learning, un-learning, and re-learning not only the information about the world but also the concepts of understanding life. The panoramic voyage from classroom discussions to various club meetings, indoor ponderings to outdoor wanderings, following guidelines of the teachers to arranging events independently, aided us to know the tradition and develop the confidence to alter it with our individual talents.