English Department

The establishment of the department is in 1964.

Shri. S. Y. Hongekar, M. A. M. Ed. PGDTE, M. Phil. Ph.D.            

Dr. Hongekar S. Y.

Dr. Hongekar S. Y.

Head of Department

Teaching Exp.: 23 years. (UG & PG )

Area of research: Literature

Recognised guide of S. U. Kolhapur for M.Phil. and Ph. D. Students




Positions held:

  • Appointed as an expert of NAAC by the Quality Assurance Cell, Govt. of Maharashtra. to guide the colleges affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur
  • Coordinator, NAAC Steering Committee, Vivekananda College, Kolhapur since the inception of NAAC.
  •  Coordinator, IQAC, Vivekananda College, Kolhapur since its formation in the year 2004.

NAAC guidance given to colleges: More than 45 colleges

No of colleges visited as Mock Peer Team Member: 10 colleges

Completed one Minor Research Project funded by UGC in 2010

Research Articles Published in National and international journals: 12

Research Papers Presented in National Seminars: 10

Resource person :

  •   National Conference at Ghali College, Gadhinglaj (2011)
  •   State Level Seminar at Shankar Narayan College, Mumbai.(2007)
  •   University and college level Seminars and  Workshops: 43 times
  •   Lectures for the society till date: Total 201

Seminars and Workshops Attended:

  • Regional level :  36
  • State level       :  09
  • National level :  15
  • International :     04

Our Faculty

Smt. Leelawati A. Patil, M. A. M. Phil.PGDTE (CIEFL,Hyderabad) 

Designation: Asst. Professor

Smt. Leelawati Arvind Patil

Smt. Leelawati Arvind Patil







  • Participated & Presented Paper in National Level Conference for English Teachers.
  • Visiting Lecturer at Y.C.M.O.U., Mahaveer College, Kolhapur.
  • Research Person towards the courses run by IGNOU ,SIBER,Kolhapur.
  • Workshops,Seminars,Conference Attended-09.
  • Presented papers in National seminar-04.
  • Books Published -04
  • Organizing secretary of two- day  national conference in Language- The role of Langnage in Mass Media.
  • Participation in four regional level workshops, two state level workshops, four state level seminars, four national conferences and two international conferences.
  • Four articles published in National level Journal.
  • Speeches delivered on Akkamahadevi, Lord Basaveshwara, Vivekanand and Meditation.

DR.KAVITA D.TIWADE  (B.A. M.A)         

Dr.Kavita Tiwade

Dr.Kavita Tiwade

Designation:Assistant Professor





Research specialization :
Title of Ph.D Thesis: Philip Larkin as a poet of vision a critical  study

Minor  Research project : U.G.C,pune Title of the project : Aspect of religion in Larkin’s religious poetry a special regard to Christianity a critical Assessment .

Seminars/ Conferences  attended :

  •  One day seminar on areas of research in English literature  Ichalkaranji 8th oct 2006.
  •  51st All India English Teachers Conference  Shivaji University Kop.27th-29th 2006 Research papers.
  • The theme of time  in Philip Larkin ‘s poetry.
  •  IX Annual Conference  of SUETA Sangli 16th Dec 2007.
  • One day state level  seminar on new literatures in English  Shahaji College  27th july 2008.
  •  State Level Seminar on new trends in teaching communicative English Karad  2008  paper  presented on corporate communication.
  • Attend a one day work shop on Modern Cookery,  Koparde 12th Dec 2008 .
  • Two days conference of SUETA Ichalkaranji 2009 paper presented on Christianity in Church Going .
  • Short Term Course ,Train The Trainer Program as part of project Genesis  Infosys BPO Ltd, Pune 27th Nov to 5th Dec 2010.
  • One day workshop on Development of soft skills on 4th Jan 2011.
  • UGC sponsored National conference on The role of language in Mass Media on 4th -5th feb 2011.
  • One day workshop on Research  held on 6th Feb 2o11 New College.
  • UGC sponsored state level seminar on Feminist Reading of Postmodern Indian English Fiction Dahiwadi college 11th -12th Feb 2011.
  • Two days conference of SUETA organized by The New College 11th -12th Feb 2011.
  • One day workshop on Academic Performance Index ,organized by G.K.G college,Kolhapur  on 29th Sept ,29th August 2011.

Research papers published :
1. History of the United states of America  by Shivaji University ISBN 978-81-8486-286-7-2009.
2. Literature in English  Poetry  by Shivaji University ISBN-978-81-8486-387)2010.
3. Indian Streams Research Journal.ISSN :2230-7850)Subjugation of woman in silence ! The court is in the Session 2011.

Research papers communicated for publication:
1. Clarissa ,or The History of a Young Lady  by Samuel Richardson.
2. Christianity in Church Going .
3. Articles Published in Daily News papers .
4. Worked as an examiner for  elocution competition of Youth festival  at Dahwadi, Rahimatpur in 2008,2009.
5. Worked as a proof reader  for  Golden jubilee  Souvenir 2011.

Miss.Prachi A. Joshi, M.A.

Miss Vidya Desai. (B.A, M.A, M.Phil, NET)


Students Achievements:

  1. Miss. Rucha Shalgaonkar.
    • 6th Rank in University Merit List.
    • First Prize in UGC Sponsored Lead College Activities.
    • Lead College Paper Presentation Competition at Kolhapur.
    • Second in Critical Writing on “Feminism in Jane Austen’s Novel
  2. Miss. Supriya Patil –10th Rank in University Subject Merit List (2007-08)
  3. Supriya Patil, Ruturaj Kuldeep, Miss Rekha Nikam – First Prize in Magazine Competition organized by Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
  4. Prashant Magdum – First in Biography Section- “Dr. Appasaheb Pawar – A Versatile Personality”
  5. Ruturaj Kuldeep – First in personal Essay “ Never Give
  6. Miss Arti A.Madhav- 4th rank in university merit list (2008-09)
  7. Miss Madhuri S. Pawar- 9th rank in universitymerit list (2008-09)
  8. Mr. Krishnath M. Patil- 8th rank in university merit list (2010-11)
  9. Miss Pooja L. Pawar- 1st rank university merit list (2011-12)