Research & Publications
BDT 20 Million
annual research budget
Fund and Facilities
Research fund and facilities are provided by the IUBAT authority for functioning research activities. The authority always extends its support for all kinds of activities related to research in emerging fields of English Literature and Applied Linguistics and ELT.
The specialized faculty members and enthusiastic students submit new research proposal/s to MAMRI that provides technical assistance and other facilities required to accomplish the submitted proposal.
Dissemination of Research Findings
The faculties who conduct research work share their research findings across the whole community; the other faculties also provide feedback on shared works. Such sharing and feedback culture enhances team work and enriches research knowledge in the respective fields.
Dr Bijoy Lal Basu
Title: Ambiguities and Tensions in the Role and Use of English in Bangladesh
Abstract: Over the past few years, there has been a revival of interest in the English language in Bangladesh with the government putting a lot of emphasis on the teaching and learning of English. There have been a plethora of initiatives at the macro-level to strengthen English language education in urban as well as rural areas in the country which are to a certain extent complemented by micro-level initiatives at the family level. Parents aspire for their children to master the English language and spend on private tuition according to their abilities to ensure that learners achieve good results in English and other subjects. Young people, on their part, are keen to learn and use English alongside Bangla, sometimes mixing them together in the same breath in ways that appear outrageous and ridiculous to a lot of people holding tenaciously onto rather conservative views about roles and use of language in national identity formation. Although there is a general consensus that Bangladeshis need English to move ahead in the context of globalization, how English should be used, where and to what extent are issues that are far from being resolved. English is viewed both as an essential lingua franca and a threat to the vitality of Bangla. English is also often blamed for the perceived corruption of Bangla in the media. This paper focuses on the ambiguities and tensions surrounding the roles and use of English vis-à-vis Bangla in Bangladesh.
Dr. Md. Momtazur Rahman
Title: English for Specific Purposes (ESP): A Holistic Review
Abstract:English for Specific Purposes, known as acronym-‘ESP’, has been a distinct activity in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT) since 1960s. The flowering period of ESP has been identified due to many incidents like the second world war in 1945, the rapid expansion in scientific, the growth of science and technology, the increased use of English as the international language of science, technology and business, the increased economic power of certain oil-rich countries and increased numbers of international students studying in English Speaking countries. Needs analysis is the key essence of ESP. The paper reviews the history and development of ESP, the notion of needs analysis in ESP setting and some important components of ESP needs analysis. Finally the paper critically reviews the ESP needs analysis models. TSA (Target Situation Analysis), PSA (Present Situation Analysis), LSA (Learning Situation Analysis), MA (Means Analysis) and Language Audit are the salient features of needs analysis in any ESP context. In the field of ESP, there are a number of models of needs analysis such as Munby (1978), McDonough (1984), Hutchinson & Waters (1987), Robinson (1991), West (1994), Jordan (1997) and Dudley-Evans & St. John (1998). These theoretical models are similar to a certain extent that they aim at identifying the English language needs of the learners. The paper provides the readers with a solid review on some ESP needs assessment models.
Along with the foundation and advance courses, the program offers research methodology course to make the learners familiar with the research skills required to conduct research in different fields of English Literature and Applied Linguistics and ELT.
We encourage the students to initiate researches in different areas both in narrow and wide scale. The worthy initiatives receive research grants.
We also put much emphasis on the development of maturity of knowledge acquired by the students. Learners are supposed to design and accomplish project works in many intermediate and advanced courses.
Publication Database of English Program
1. English Literature
|Serial||Name of the author||Title of the works||Link|
|1||Dr Bijoy Lal Basu||Ambiguities and Tensions in the Role and Use of English in Bangladesh||View Details|
|2||Dr Bijoy Lal Basu||The Global Spread of English, “Linguistic Imperialism”, and the “Politics” of English Language Teaching: A Reassessment of the Role of English in the World Today||View Details|
|2||Dr Md. Momtazur Rahman||English for Specific Purposes (ESP): A Holistic Review||View Details|