Under Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, USTC, Department of English Language and Literature (DELL) started its journey in 2003. Professor Ranjit Kumar Chakraborty was the founding Chairman of DELL, USTC. DELL officially started its academic activities in the month of July, 2003. The Department started with 22 students in BA (Hons) 1st semester. Later on the Department started Master’s program (MA in ELL) in July, 2013 with 20 students. At present, there are 265 running Undergraduate and Graduate students and 10 full time faculty members in the Department. Till June 2019 session, 467 students have completed their Under-graduation and 185 students have completed Post-graduation degree from DELL, USTC. Since the commencement of the Department it has engaged students with all kinds of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities with much enthusiasm. At present, DELL has three different clubs: a) Language and Debate Club, b) Games and Sports Club, and c) Arts and Cultural Club. Every year, the students of English Department go on study tour to visit different historical places.