The Department of English is one of the premier institutions of teaching and research in Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. Established in 1961, it has taken quantum leaps in both teaching and research, known for its faculty, ever since inception, the Department has been engaged in improving teaching methods and materials in consonance with the requirements of the fast-changing scenario of English Studies. As a result, it has kept pace with the NET/SLET programmes, which is a part of UGCs comprehensive plan to provide competent teachers to the nation. Besides core courses on British and American Literature, the Department offers courses in Literature and Philosophy, Literature and Gender, New Literatures and Contemporary Literary Theory.
The Campus of the University has often been rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in India. It resembles a large, self-contained village with lecture theatres, seminar rooms, accommodation, cafeterias, canteens, shops and sports facilities, libraries and laboratories. The most remarkable feature of the campus is the seamless interconnection of nature and the built environment. There are a number of lush green gardens, water fountains and side walks which provide an ideal environment on the campus for study and leisure.
The University Library has a rich collection of 339817 volumes in the stream of Sciences, Management, Social Science, Commerce and Humanities too. The Library ERNET Centre with 150 computers for the faculty members, students and Research Scholars has an internet connectivity of 10 mbps leased line. Library has also provided internet connectivity to almost all the teaching and non-teaching Departments, Hostels and the entire Campus through WI FI internet connection. In addition to this, under U.G.C.-INFONET E-Journals consortium library provides an access to 8453 scholarly journals. The Library has automated its in house activities such as library membership, circulation of documents, holdings of periodicals, catalogue as Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).