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Junior College - Marathi

History of Department

  1. The Department of English
  2. USP- Scaling New Heights Together

Student Profile

  1. Consistently good results; several first classes every year
  2. 2004: Gulnar Mistry, First rank holder, University level
  3. 2005: Pallavi Mogre, Second rank holder, University level
  4. 2006: Saloni Bhatia, Second rank holder, University level
  5. Two students of the Dept. awarded Ph.D.s: Shobha Ghosh in 2004 and Kamal Jadhav in 2006

Learning Resources

  1. Well-stocked library, constantly updated
  2. Departmental library: about 125 books, English Room, for TYBA students
  3. Access to audio-visual room and other technological facilities

Modern Teaching Methods

  1. Interactive teaching: regular, lively; student presentations on topics that are taught
  2. Student Seminars: annual event; broad-ranging topics
  3. Films: connected with the texts; complement our teaching
  4. Theatre and film workshops: by well-known theatre personalities, film-maker
  5. Guest lectures: poets, writers and scholars; speakers from Advertising, Journalism and Law; social activists  
  6. Special Mention:

We were selected to host an interaction with the internationally known playwright Eve Ensler.
We invited five other colleges to participate in this session which dealt with her life mission of eradicating violence against women and girls.

Noteworthy Publications:

  1. TAF journal Different Strokes: contributions by Dr Jadhav, Dr Khandeparkar, Ms Sharma;
  2. BSECS (British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies, Oxford): contributions by Ms Sharma
  3. Various Indian journals: contributions by Ms Sharma
  4. Literary journal Hindi: Translation of Hindi short stories by Ms Sharma.
  5. Ms Sharma’s papers presented at the British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies, Oxford, 2007 were published in the proceedings.
  6. Parnassus a literary festival: paper by Dr Jadhav
  7. TAF seminars: contributions by Dr Jadhav, Dr Khandeparkar, Ms Sharma

Goals Realized

  1. Two National Conferences: 2005, 2006
  2. Honours programme since 2006
  3. Department’s journal since 2007

Future Plans

  1. A Postgraduate Centre: application sent, response awaited
  2. More frequent interactions and exchange programmes with neighbouring colleges

English Honours Programme: 12 credits
Academic Excellence: 1 credit for over-all , 60% + 60% in English
Attendance: 1 credit for 75*% across 3 years
Student Seminars: 1 credit for 3* papers
Assignments: 3 credits for 8* excellent ones
Book reviews: 1 credit for 6* reviews                       
Extra-curricular Activities: 1 credit for 45* hours
Social Service: 1 credit for 90* hours



Faculty - Dept. of Marathi - Junior College

  • Dr. Pushpalata P. Dhuri.
    M.D. – Heart Specialist, Homeopath.
    M.D. – Acupressure Specialist
    M.D. - Acupuncture Specialist, (Naturopath)
    D.A.M.S. – Ayurveda Specialist in Panchkarma.
    M.S. Psychology (Counselling)
    PHD – Literature ( A Critical study Kundali, malwani diatact) Plays.
    M.A. (Marathi)
    M.A. (Sanskrit)
    B.ED ( Education)


Syllabus for std XI and XII


In pursuance of the existing policy of the State Government, a common course in the subject of English has been designed for the learners from English Medium and Non-English Medium Schools.  The course offers opportunities for remediation, consolidation and extension of language skills already learnt.

The course book prescribed by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education is Yuvakbharati which has two versions, one for Std. XI and one for Std. XII.  The book is learner centered.  It is designed to emphasize on the role of the learner as an active participant and the role of the teacher as a facilitator.

The course book for eleventh and twelfth has a topical design with clear focus on themes like Self, Family, Society, City, Nation, World, and Universe.  The course integrates these themes and helps to sensitize the students to various issues related to these themes.

The reading texts have been arranged into the following sections/ stages

  1. Preparation
  2. Listen to the text/ Read the text

Glossary and notes from the text

  1. Aids to comprehension
  2. Language study
    1. Vocabulary
    2. grammar
  3. Communication skills

Distribution of syllabus: Text book

Std. XI Term I

  1. Text book Units 1 to 4, and Rapid Reader lesson 1 & 2
  2. Communication skills
    1. Reading comprehension
    2. Formal / Informal letter
    3. Summarizing
    4. Note-making

Std. XI Term II

  1. Text book Units 5 to 8 and Rapid Reader lesson 3
  2. Communication skills
    1. Dialogue writing
    2. News paper reports
    3. Tourist leaflet
    4. View /Counterview topics (Debate)
    5. Group discussion

Std. XII Term I

  1. Text book Units 1 to 4 and Rapid Reader lesson 1 to 3
  2. Communication skills
  3. Reading comprehension
  4. Formal / Informal letter
  5. Summarizing
  6. Note-making

Std. XII Term II

  1. Text book Units 5 to 8 and Rapid Reader lesson 3
  2. Communication skills
  3. Dialogue writing
  4. News paper reports
  5. Tourist leaflet
  6. View /Counterview topics (Debate)
  7. Group discussion


The following Grammar topics are taught in both Std. XI and XII

  • Tenses
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Degrees of Comparison
  • Prepositions and Articles
  • Simple, Compound and Complex sentences – Transformation and Synthesis
  • Modal Auxiliaries
  • Rhetorical Questions
  • Use of If……..not and Unless
  • Word formation: Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb
  • Collocations
  • Linking words/ Discourse markers
  • Direct / Indirect speech
  • Gerunds and Participles
  • Use of Infinitives