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Started in 1967, it has a strong footing laid by scholars from the parent department of OU. M.A., M.Phil. courses and Ph.D. programme in English are offered by the department. The specializations of the faculty include Indian Writing in English, English Language Teaching, British Literature, Translation Studies, Women Studies, Literary Criticism, Comparative Literature and American Literature. The faculty have guided 81 Ph.D. candidates and 152 M.Phil. candidates for their respective degrees. The Department has been bringing out a scholarly annual research journal, Kakatiya Journal of English Studies (KJES) since 1978. Some of the special issues include: Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, Modern Indian Aesthetic Thought, Indian English Novel, Indian Literature in Translation and Films and Mahasweta Devi. Articles published in KJES by the faculty too have won acclaim in the academic world, having been cited in international editions.