The Department of Linguistics acquired an independent status in 1976 on account of the bifurcation of department of Hindi and Modern Indian Languages. It developed due to the efforts of Prof. S.P. Agarwal and Mr. R.K. Rastogi. Prof. G.S. Pandey , Dr. V.P. Jain and Dr. Usha Sinha were the later incumbents occupying the chair of Head in the course of time during the nineties. The department has been continuously developing in the field of teaching and research in Linguistics. Dr. Kavita Rastogi is the present Head of the department, under whose guidance the department is progressing by making new courses more relevant, comprehensive and meaningful. Syllabi has been modernized and restructured on the guidelines suggested by U.G.C.