The Department of English at SUST started operating in 2000. At present, the department offers four-year Bachelor’s and one-year Master’s programme. The Department has a limited seat of 71 students (BA) in each intake. Approximately more than 500 students have so far been graduated from this department, and they are working in different sectors like teaching, editing, banking, print and electronic media, government positions, business, and so on. The department has 17 faculty members, 1 officer, and 3 general employees at present. The number of currently enrolled students in undergraduate and postgraduate levels is around 400. Mission: Department of English, SUST, offers a wide range of courses focusing on English studies with particular emphasis on literature, culture, language and applied linguistics. It inculcates students with humane qualities to shape up themselves as competent and resourceful citizens. We nurture them for combating challenges and help them avail the opportunities to explore new dimensions of modern civilization. The department provides an encouraging academic atmosphere to ensure interactive and innovative teaching-learning strategies. Therefore, the department facilitates students: o to be equipped with communication skills in English language; o to strengthen their ability to analyze all forms of literary expressions; o to apply critical literary theories for interpreting the texts; and o to build knowledge of the content and methods of TESOL and applied linguistics to pursue advanced research on English studies. Vision: Department of English envisions providing an appropriate teaching, learning and research environment to the students to enhance their critical thinking ability. In addition to developing as professional expertise, our students will be nourished with a sense of being a part of a larger community. The department will be a center for cultivating moral and ethical values. Therefore, the visions of the department are: o to envision the department as a center for excellence; o to produce graduates with exquisite values, manners and intellectuality; o to endow the students with professional expertise; and o to build the department as a research hub to generate new knowledge.