Department of Language

Government Holkar (Model Autonomous) Science College, Indore (M.P.), INDIA

(NAAC Accredited "A" Grade College)

Established: 1891

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Maharaja Shivajirao Holkar established Holkar Science college on 10th June 1891 in the fond memory of his father Shrimant Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar, English literature, was taught right form the inception.

Post –Graduation in English started in 1926 and Prof. Harjeevan Ghosh was appointed as the Head of the Department.Maharaja Yashwantrao Holkar appointed H.B.Richardson as the Principal of the college. He was a professor of English and started the publication of the weekly Holkar College Times. Renowned and eminent teachers like professor Borgaonkar, Professor Bordia and Professor Charles A. Dobson were the integral part of the department.All of them were excellent teachers of English.

The 1932-33 batch was exceptionally good. Mrs. Sumati Bhandarkar ( Bagchi ) topped in M.A. English and in 1934 she was appointed lecturer of English in the college. She has the distinction of being the first lady lecturer to be appointed at Holkar College.

This has been the pre-bifurcation state of Holkar college as it was segregated into two colleges. Science faculty was retained by the college and English literature became part of G.A.C.C.

Heads of the  Department-

Name                                                            Year

Prof.L. Deshpande                                         1966

Prof. S.D. Naik                                              1967

Prof.Avadhani                                                1970

Prof.H.N Gupta                                              1985

Dr.Manik Sambre                                           2003

Dr. Indu Tiwari                                               2008

Dr.S.S. Kushwah                                           2006

Dr.Indu Tiwari                                                2008

Dr.S.S. Kushwah                                           2010

Dr. Kanta Mulchandani                                   2013