Marathi

About the Subject
The Department has two main streams. Marathi Language (Compulsory) and Marathi literature; and offer all ten papers in Marathi literature. The curriculum is most comprehensive encompassing classic and modern. Almost all the literary guides and connecting literature to philosophical ideologies, political discourses, Sociological theories etc.

History of literature and language is also taught and Marathi grammar is studied in the wider context of linguistics. Apart from pure literature the paper of women’s studies and issues of women equips students to know more about feminist literature and thus helps them in exploring new career openings in feminist activities.



About the Department
The Department was started in 1991 and the student's strength at the entry point for Marathi literature was around 50 to 60. Faculty members are involved in various activities linked with the teaching of Marathi literature. Faculty members have guided the students to take up the projects such as “Profile of Eminent Writers in Marathi”, "Indian Folk literature with special reference to Marathi", "Marathi Novelists From 1874 to 1960", "A comparative study of Marathi and Gujarati writers". T.Y.B.A. D.C. Subjects, projects were given for paper VI (4604), Paper IV (4404) and paper APC II (6204). In paper VI the projects are based on modern Marathi novels while in paper IV student's deal with the basic concept of criticism and application of the theory. They are also guided to write the book – reviews.

The APC II paper is about the theatre and the drama. Students are given the projects about drama and they also pay visits to different theatres. The department arranges an annual show of a popular Marathi drama such as Kusum Manohar Lele, Adhantar, Haswa – Fasawi, etc. The department also conducts competitive exams which enable students to appear for M.P.S.C examinations. The dept had also arranged and participated in various seminars and workshops dealing with Dalit Sahitya, a study of an author, form of literature, a study of an author, form of literature, a study of a syllabus etc.


Efforts are made to acquaint the students of literary traditions of other languages and culture i.e. English, Gujarati and Hindi.



Research
Students Projects- T.Y.B.A. students undertake various projects such as profile of eminent Marathi writers, Compilation of book- reviews in Sunday supplements, and Poetry appreciation. The students participated and presented the research paper on the prescribed texts and other literary works. These research papers were published by the department named “Ulagada”. This is the first book publication by the department.

The department also published Diwali issues, “Beejankur” is a monthly magazine hand written and published by the students themselves. Maharshi Karve Memorial lectures are arranged annually in the college hall by the department Eminent Marathi speakers such as
Dr. Phadke, Shri Madhav Vaze, Shri Shyam Manav and Sindhutai Sapkal have visited the college.



Faculty
1) Prof. R. R. Jadhav – M.A, M.Phil, Ph. D. (H.O.D)
He has worked on Modern Marathi Poetry with special reference to women’s poetry after 1960. He has completed minor research project on ‘Dalit Sahitya Kosh’. His Ph. D. work is on Dalit Vyavhar Bhasha Kosha from YCMOU.

He is the Chairperson of Board of Studies in Marathi of SNDT Women’s University. He is also the member of Senate, Management Council as well as the Academic Council of SNDT Women’s University


2) Prof. Meenakshi. N. Dadrawala - M.A., M.Phil, D.H.E
Her specialization is in feminist literature. She is a representative of the magazine “Milloon Sarvajani” published from Pune. Several articles and book reviews have been published in Marathi news papers such as Loksatta and Maharashtra Times.


3) Prof. Ravindra Kamble- M. A., NET.

He takes active participation in dramatic activities at in the college. He is currently working on a UGC Minor Research titled “ Marathi Dalit Ekankika (1950-75)


Alumni
1. Teaching Field (Education)
• Smita Khaire.
• Ranjana Parab.
• Neelima Jadhav.
• Sunita Shekokar.

2. Library
• Nisha Dhumal.
• Chhaya.

3. Journalism
• Vanita Sonawane
• Archana Gawankar

4. Law

• Sneha Dixit.



Achievements
Jyoti Hebbare a student of our dept. stood 1st in the university in Marathi. She secured highest rank in the B.A. examination held in 2004. Chanchala Jadhav and Pratibha Patil were the two promising students who passed with flying colors.



Career Options
Teaching
Expertise in Marathi language and literature can lead the students to teaching in schools, Colleges, University and private tuitions and also teaching non-Marathi students privately or through classes.
Job Prospects vary from secretarial jobs to executive's public relations as well as for translation and interpreter’s job.
Translators are employed with industries publishing houses, research and government organization such as Mantralaya.
Opportunities are also available in courts in Maharashtra


Media
Language experts and content writers get job opportunities in advertising agencies, radio, television, films, dramas, and print media or freelancing. Creative minded students can open up career in the field of electronic and print media.
All other jobs like travel and tourism sector, hotel industries, Shopping malls, exhibitions and fairs, airlines offices, radio stations and teaching are open to our students.



USP of the Department
The Department always tries to create interest in Literature for the students. It organizes special shows of Drama and movies related to the curriculum. In 2010 Department organized the show of the film “Mi Sindhutai Sapkal”- The movie based on the unbelievable life of Sindhutai and her journey from an ordinary women to “Mai” of all destitute children. Students got a reel to real experience when Sindhutai visited the college to deliver a talk in the annual ‘Maharshi Karve Vyakhyan Mala’.

We are known for the different tours that the department conducts and we always makes it a point to connect the text and works that are there in the curriculum with our tours. In this attempt the department has taken the students on study tours to places such as: Aurangabad, Ganapatipule, Malgund, Malwan, Sindhu Durg, Gudghe, Pune, Ralegan Sidhhi, Harihareshwar, Pratapgadh, Mahabaleshwar.