Department of English , Ramnarain  Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai – 400 019.

The Department of English was founded along with the establishment of the college 1937. In the past, distinguish academic lile Jnyanpeeth awardee Prof. V.D.Karandikar, Prof. V.M. Paranjape, Dr. K.Pakrasi, Prof. K.Shri kumar, Indian English poet Prof. I.M. Jayakar and eminent Marathi writer and translator Prof. Sadanand Rege have enriched the Departement and created  a strong tradition of excellence.

Dr. Anjali Bhelande

Associate Prof. and Head

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., DHE.


Mr. Arjun Kharat

Assistant Professor

M.A., B.Ed., SET, M.Phil (In progress)


Ms. Yamini Dand

Temporary, Full Time Lecturer



Dr. Dinaz Munshi

Visiting Lecturer

M.A., Ph.D.


The Department is currently headed by Dr. Anjali Bhelande. Dr. Bhelande is a distinguished scholar in the field of English language and literature. She is the author of three books, Lord of the Flies: A stylistic analysis (Mumbai: Writers’ Workshop,in association with, S.N.D.T. University, 1996), Self Beyond Self: Ethel Wilson and Indian Philosophical Thought(Mumbai:Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, 1996), and Articulating Gender(Ed.), with Mala Pandurang. New Delhi: Pencraft International, 2000). Her critical writing has been published in national and international journals. She won the Graduate Student Award and the Faculty Research Fellowship, Instituted by the Govt. of Canada for doctoral and post doctoral research respectively. Her work in the field of Canadian Literature has received deep appreciation from eminent critics in India and abroad. (See http://www.canlit.ca/reviews-review.php?id=14134)

Her areas of research –interest are holistic education, spiritual philosophy, feminism and stylistic. Dr. Bhelande is currently involved in the editing and publication of the profound works of Indian mystic Dada Gavand. She has been the editor of the Ruiaite and of Film Eys. She was also the chairperson of the Ruia Film Society for several years.

Mr. Arjun Kharat has an MA from the University of Mumbai. His areas of research interest are Dalit Literature, Renaissance English Literature and American Literature.
Ms. Yamini Dand

M.A. (Honours with Research), D.T.E.(CIEFL)-In progress

·         Rank Holder at M.A. (University fo Mumbai)

·         Research Associate, Indo-Canadian Studies Centre, University  of Mumbai

·         Recipient of R.R. Sahuraja Trophy(Ruia College)

·         Research Paper: On Comparative study of Metis and Dalit women writers(University of Mumbai)

·         Work Experience: Editorial Coordinator, Medmark Publishing

·         House(Magazines:CarbonNews,Chequered Flag, Nutshell, Souls)

·         Diploma in Event Management(EMDI)

·         Certificate course in Announcing, Broadcasting, Compeering and Dubbing(St.Xavier’s Institute of Communication)

Dr. Dinaz Munshi has done her doctoral research on nineteenth century British women novelists. She is an experienced teacher of Eglish and French and a scholar in the field of postcolonial literatures.

Ms. Saroja Ganapathy

M.A. M.Phil (In progress- final result awaited) UGC NET-JRF

Rank-holder: H.Sc., B.A. & M.A> & M.Phil. Meritorious student: College & University

Aras of Interest: Lit. & Environment, Reg Indian Lit., Children’s Lit., Creative writing. Papers of Literature and English Languages Teaching at various State-level, National and International seminar. Poetry and fiction published in literary journals

Contribution to University of Mumbai & Commonwealth Project on Open Educational Resources in Soft Skills

Resigned on 30th January, 2012



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