Established in 1967, with specific purpose of imparting post-graduate studies in English literature leading to M.A., M. Phil, Ph. D degrees and to chart the courses at the Major and General Degree level of the affiliated colleges, the Department of English has related itself to the social needs of this region right from the beginning. While imparting studies in English literature and language, the Department intends to give the students a broad cultural background which is necessary for the students to become concerned and well-informed citizens and to enrich their personal lives. Studies in English literature is not confined to the literature of the British Tales written in the English language. It includes select European, American, African and Indian Writing in English. The Department of English, since its inception, has functioned not just as a conveyor of established knowledge and accepted ideas but also as a centre of research. The goals and objectives of the Department of English are in full consonance with those of Dibrugarh University. The Department has been constantly defining and reviewing its objectives through regular meetings of the DMC, DRC and Board of Studies in English.