English Language Teaching


Established in 1957, the Department of English Language Teaching has been rendering significant service to the cause of English Teaching in the northeastern states by providing professional training to teachers of English from schools and colleges.

Our aim has been to help English Language Teaching evolve, flourish and establish itself as a Service Discipline among different learner/user groups in Assam and the Northeast by developing professional competence and vocational commitment in them through teaching and research, training and extension, consultancy and collaboration with local, national and international bodies.

Old Departmental Data

Developing Personality and Communication Skills

The faculty makes conscious efforts to build confidence in the students and develop their inner creativity through an interactive teaching-learning methodology which involves group-work, brainstorming and presentation.

The department has introduced the concept of collaborative learning which ensures maximum student participation. It has also actively introduced healthy practices as per UGC 10th Plan Guidelines by making students stakeholders in the learning process. Peer interaction and support among students is encouraged.

Peer Teaching

The department introduced the concept of Peer Teaching in Refresher Courses in ELT to train participants in communicative methodology, replacing the existing system of seminar presentations.

The Department also initiated the process of interactive learning through pair and group work activities at the same level, giving participants hands-on experience in classroom methodology

NET/JRF Counselling

The Department offers academic counselling and study materials to students interested in qualifying for the National Eligibility Test (NET) and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) examination conducted by the UGC.

Developing Language Skills

Students are offered guidance in improving their skills in speaking and writing to enable them to face the demands of a competitive job market. Such a job market includes professional training institutes, the upcoming Information Technology enabled Services (ITeS) sector as well as the more traditional avenues of school- and college-level teaching of English. ELT skills development is in high demand for jobs in Call Centres and in coaching institutes for IELTS, TOEFL etc.

Postgraduate Course

Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate MA in EL & ELT EL & ELT 4 2 25

It is an interdisciplinary course jointly administered with the department of Linguistics.

Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate PhD in ELT ELT 10

ELT research areas are school and higher education


Anita Tamuli [ Head of the Department ]
MA (Pune) MA (Reading) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Pune) ELT

Associate Professor

Padmini Bhuyan Boruah
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) ELT

Assistant Professors

Khamseng Baruah
MA (Gauhati) ELT
Nivedita Malini Barua
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) ELT
Pranjana Kalita Nath
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Sudipto Bezbaroa
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) ELT
Bibha Devi (Beginning literacy in Assamese for Effective Transitioning to English: an MLE Perspective)
Haripriya Pareek (Crirtical Thinking in Developing Language Proficiency and its relation to Task-Based Methodology)
Kabita Ghosh (Fundamental needs of Professional Development of English Language Teachers in Tertiary Education)
Khamseng Baruah (English Language Needs of Engineering Graduates in the Context of the BE Programme of Gauhati University)
Lopamudra Kashyap (Monitoring and evaluation of an English language teaching project: a critical study of the Gauhati University - Commonwealth of Learning Project CA 13 139 leading to a one year Diploma Course in ELT with ICT skills for Primary Level Teachers of English)
Mawdla Daimary (An investigation into the effect of pedagogical practices on the learning of English in Bodo medium schools of the Udalguri district of Assam and its outcome in the HSLC examination)
Pranjana Kalita Nath (Effectiveness of course delivery through distance mode in Post Graduate ELT programmes in India.) UGC SRF Fellow
Ramin Hosseinpour (Teaching explicit comprehension strategies for improving reading comprehension skills and motivation of intermediate EFL students in Iran: an intervention study)


Department of English Language Teaching (ELT)
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : (+91) 9435042746
Email : elt@gauhati.ac.in
Web   : gauhati.ac.in/elt.php

Departmental Library

The Department has a collection of approximately 2000 titles relating to the English Language and English Language Teaching.

Departmental Project

Gauhati University – Commonwealth of Learning Project (CA 13 139) Leading to a One Year Diploma Course in ELT with ICT for Primary Level Teachers of English)

Sponsors : Commonwealth of Learning, Canada
Coordinator : Padmini Bhuyan Boruah
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