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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

 

The transaction of English at The Assam Valley School is a transaction with a difference. The teachers take utmost interest, not only in the development of the written word, but also the spoken word. The teacher and the taught have joined hands to move the subject beyond the monotony of just textual transaction. The teacher is no more a solo performer forcing his individual point of view into the receptive and not-so-receptive minds of students in captivity. Proactive and interactive process of teaching has made the experience delightful.

 

— FACULTY MEMBERS —

 

Dr. Sunil K. Rai (Chair & School Development Co-ordinator)

Qualification: M.A. (English), PhD, B.Ed, MBA (Executive)

Books Published:

1. Jacques Derrida: An Introduction. New Delhi. Adhyayan Publishers & Distributors. 2004.

2. Literature-History Paradigms in Michel Foucault’s Literary Theory. New Delhi. Adhyayan Publishers & Distributors. 2006.

Responsibilities at AVS: Housemaster -Dhansiri House, MiC, Publication (Middle School) .

 

 

 

Ms. Prerna Christina Gurkin (Teacher)

Ms. Prerna Gurkin was born in Darjeeling but received her education in the City of Joy, Kolkata. She has completed her Bachelors from Loreto College and her Masters from IGNOU. She has four years of experience in teaching. She has also tried her hand at freelancing for a year, having been the editor at Power Publishers, the leading self-publishing house in Kolkata. She is an avid traveller, a veracious reader and a reflective blogger whose blog pages have one sole aim- Read and laugh, laugh and learn. Her favourite characters are Hassan from The Kite Runner and Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. In her free time, she loves to knit, indulge in origami, practice ISL/ASL (Indian/American sign languages) and peruse quotes by Rumi, Anais Nin and her personal favourite, Maya Angelou. She considers herself to be a learner first and then an educator.

 

 

 

Mrs. Tamanna Seth (Teacher)

Mrs. Tamanna Seth completed her Graduation from Dibrugarh University, Assam. She is undergoing the B.Ed programme from IGNOU. She teaches English at the Lower School (Grades 6 & 7). She is the Housemistress of Subansiri House and Mistress-in-Charge of Culinary Skills, Golf and the Lead Resource Person for ‘Meet The Author’ and ‘Book Club’. She has been at AVS since 2005. She has a passion for Western Music and Dance.

 

 

 

Ms. Rimjhim Ghosh Pyne (Teacher)

Ms. Rimjhim Ghosh Pyne, who is an alumni of Calcutta Girls’ High School, did her graduation in English Honours from St. Xavier’s College Calcutta. After that she completed her double Masters Degree, first in English from University of Calcutta and then in Museology from National Museum Institute, New Delhi. She has working experience of more than twenty years in various art, cultural and educational fields. She was working as a Curator in a Museum in Delhi, before joining Assam Valley School. As a teacher she enjoys teaching her students, not only her subject English but finer things of life and moral values, which would enable them to become responsible citizens of tomorrow.

 

 

Dr. Pooja Jain (Teacher)

She belongs to Kanpur, UP. Having done her Bachelors in Science, Masters in English and Doctorate in the same, she has been teaching in residential schools and training in corporate for quite a few years. She likes traveling and exploring new places and meeting new people. Reading and listening to music are her favourite pastimes. She is very passionate about teaching and collecting books. Stage activities and Creative writing are her forte.