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

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