M.A. (English Language and Literature)

1. Introduction to the course

MA in English readies the students with an overall understanding of the diverse literary traditions of the world. Besides conventional British and American literary studies, the course also provides a thorough grounding of Literary Theory and contemporary literary thinking. The Department also ensures that each student receives a considerable degree of exposure to esteemed academic institutions all over the world as also to nationally and internationally acclaimed journals.

2. What are the learning outcomes?

The students are expected to:
• Be ready to enter International research arena through participation in workshops and conferences.
• Have advanced understanding of Literary Theory and alternative literary traditions.
• Be ready to successfully write NET/SET and other competitive exams.
• Be employable in teaching, research and other industries like editing, publishing, creative writing, PR, HR, corporate communication etc.

3. Subjects covered:

Besides writing two Academic dissertations, the course covers subjects like:
Old, Middle and Renaissance Poetry
Renaissance Drama
Seventeenth Century Literature
Linguistics and ELT
Soft Skills
Eighteenth Century Literature
Romantic Literature
Victorian Literature
Research Methodologies and Computer Applications
City in Contemporary Indian Writings
Literature and Visual Arts
World Literature in Translation
Film Adaptation
Literatures from Africa
Modern Literature
Literary Criticism
Indian Literature in Translation
Children’s Literature in English
Partition Literature
Tagore Studies
Postmodern Literature
Introduction to Literary Theory
Literary Theory: Contemporary Developments
Postcolonial Literature
Feminism and Gender
American Literature
Popular Literature and Culture

4. Specializations:

The course offers options of advanced learning in American Literature, visual arts, Postcolonial writing and Literary Theory besides ELT and Film studies.

5. Lab Infrastructure (if applicable):

Language Lab available with up to date technical support.

6. Internships/Project work

Internship is optional and the students have a choice between internships and projectwork. The students interested in Research opt Project, while industry aspirants choose Internships. Several students have been offered Internships with the RICE group and some other education and content writing organizations.

7. Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

Several students have been placed creditably through CDC in Thyrocare, Nerdy Turtlez and Pearl Academy. Two students have recently been offered faculty positions in SOET, Adamas University

8. Eligibility

Minimum 50% aggregate 10 +2 or equivalent from any recognized board and minimum 50% aggregate in Undergraduate degree in with respective subjects from any recognised University in India or abroad.

9. Duration (in Year): 2

B.A. (Hons) English Language and Literature

Introduction to the course:
The Undergraduate program in English Language and Literature is designed on the principles of Liberal Arts Education. Coupled with foundation courses, the program interweaves super specialization courses geared towards providing an edge to the students in the professional and educational field.

Programme Objectives:
PEO 01: To make students conceptualize, critically analyze and acquire In-depth knowledge of English Language and Literature by imbibing in them the unique ability of synthesizing knowledge towards adding value in the areas of Literature and Language.

PEO 02: To promote critical thinking by way of enabling graduates to look at things from different perspectives, thereby making them efficient in applying different forms of problem-solving techniques.

PEO 03: To inculcate a spirit of enquiry, so that a student with Masters in English can search for facts and truths by developing methodologies that support critical analysis and decision making.

PEO 04: To ignite the passion for creativity and original thinking. To inculcate aspirit of Ethics and Social Commitment in the personal and professional life so that they add value to thesociety

Programme Outcomes:
PO 01: Knowledge of Literature in English: Obtaining comprehensive knowledge of a range of literary and cultural texts written in English.

PO 02: Contextual Understanding: Understand socio-political and economic context that play crucial roles in shaping literary works.

PO 03: Independent and Original Perspectives: Foster and nurture independent, original thoughts and perspectives on diverse social and cultural issues.

PO 04: Research and Analysis: Understand the basics of research methodologies and approaches.

PO 05: Communication: Communicate effectively with the literary community and within the society at large.

PO 06: Leadership Skills: Understand the importance, skills and nuances of leadership in a team, group or society at large.

PO 07: Modernization and Tools Usage: Acquire necessary knowledge of tools (especially digital tools) to adapt to the modern world.

PO 08: Creative, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills: Generate and apply all these skillsand when necessary in broader socio-cultural and literarycontext.

PO09:Language, Literature, Culture and Society:Acquire a critical understanding of how language, literature, culture and society influence and shape eachother.

PO 10: Ethical Value: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities.

PO11:Individual and Team Effort: Understand importance of individual and team effort through various activities.

PO12:Industry-friendly Skill Development: Acquire necessary skills and knowledge to adapt to the new economy.


Minimum 50% aggregate in 10 +2 or equivalent from any recognized board.

Duration (in Year): 3

Career Avenues:

  • Academics
  • Language Trainer
  • Corporate Communications
  • PR Agency
  • Translator and Interpreter
  • Content Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Publication House
  • Copywriter
  • Advertising Agency
  • Digital Curator
  • Data Journalist
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