The department of English was established in 2010, as one of the two pioneer departments of BS system not only in GPGC, Mansehra but also in the whole province of KP. Since then, the department, which has just stepped into a decade of accomplishments and repute, has already helped over a hundred students, in six batches, in completing their BS Hons. in English, (Linguistics & literature). The students in this department, are not only equipped with conventional knowledge incorporated in their syllabi but are also offered a research dissertation, as a compulsory part of their degree. This enables them to be able to compete at any level. The vigor of their abilities is apparent by the three gold medals claimed by the students of English department from Hazara University. The alumni of this department, serving at respectable positions in various govt. and private organizations also reflect the material and moral success of the department.
Academics are invariably the most important part of activities here but are by no means the only area where this department excels. It has a key role and major contribution in all the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of the college. This includes various important forums at the college like Annual College Magazine, Newsletter, Character building society, Literary society, Debating society, Drama club and Arts and talent club etc. Students prepared at these forums have represented the college in various national and provincial contests and have won laurels including a recently claimed championship in “National Spelling bee competition”.
Another important area of academic life; sports and games; is focused and given due magnitude at this department. This is obvious by the performance of English Eagles at inter departmental contests every year. English department enjoys the privilege of being the finalist in five interdepartmental cricket leagues claiming the champions’ position twice. While it has been a finalist in all the interdepartmental badminton contests having won it twice as well.
English department focuses on the wholesome grooming of students as useful and mature individuals who can fulfill their personal, national and social responsibilities up to the utmost level of excellence. The faculty of English department works with sheer dedication and ultimate commitment to achieve this goal. It also enjoys the privilege of being the largest department of the college in terms of number of faculty members, who are teaching interdisciplinary courses in all the other departments of the college as well, alongside their own department. It would not be an overstatement to conclude by saying that in the whole academic body of activities of the college, the role of English department is that of a backbone.