B.A/ M.A in English

 

 

Course Offered

Duration (in years)

Eligibility Criteria

B.A (Hons) English

3

12th standard pass with any subject.

M.A English

2

B.A English pass out. 

 

The Bachelor of Arts in English provides a strong background in the study of English. The program stresses literary analysis, diversity, critical thinking, and written and oral communication skills through a rigorous curriculum of literature, composition, language and linguistics, and communication studies. It is an excellent preparation for careers in teaching, media, and advertising, writing, and publishing; for graduate or professional studies in English, communications, or law; and for advancement in any field in which communication skills are important.

The guiding philosophy for TNU’s B.A/ M.A in English is to go beyond the conventional literary education and help students delve into the many roles a language plays in the current day world without walls. Language is just not the prime means of communication between individuals, but it is the means to understand the different cultures. Cultural insights go a long way in promoting global harmony.The importance, therefore, of advanced education in English language cannot be overemphasized.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Subject Name

Credit Points

Poetry

4

European Classics in Translation

4

Non-fiction Prose

4

Optional Papers 1 Women’s Writing in India

4

Optional Paper 2 Popular Literary Traditions

4

TOTAL

20

Semester 2

Subject Name

Credit Points

Drama

4

Fiction

4

Indian Literature in Translation

4

Optional Course 1 Applied Linguistics 1

4

Optional Course 2 Children’s Literature

4

TOTAL

20

Semester 3

Subject Name

Credit Points

Research Methodology

4

Criticism and critical Theory

4

Optional Course 1 Literatures of/from the Margins

4

Optional Course2 Applied Linguistics Paper 2

4

Term Paper

4

TOTAL

20

Semester 4

Subject Name

Credit Points

Postcolonial Literature

4

American Literature

4

Optional 1 Indian Writing in English

4

Optionals 2 Partition Literature

4

Term Paper

4

TOTAL

20

Advisory Committee

Prof.Surabhi Banerjee
 Former Founding Vice Chancellor
 Central University of Orissa, Koraput, Odisha

Prof.Anisur Rahman
 Department of English
 Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Prof. Deb N. Bandyopadhyay
 Vice Chancellor
 Bankura University, Bankura

Prof.Kavita A. Sharma
 President
 South Asian University, New Delhi

Prof.Jharna Sanyal
 Former Head, Department of English
 University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Prof.Tanmay Ghosh
 Department of English
 University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Prof. S. Mohanraj
 Dean, English Language Education
 The English and Foreign Language University
 Hyderabad

Prof. D. Venkat Rao
 Department of English Literature
 The English and Foreign Language University
 Hyderabad

  • Career Prospects for English

    Although there’s no one industry which takes precedence, English degree graduates and post graduates are often found where strong communication and written English skills are top priorities; for example, with in the worlds of media and publishing.

    On the one hand, the widespread demand for good communication skills means English literature degrees offer lots of potential career paths. But, since this is a non-vocational subject, students may want to consider gaining work experience during their studies – a good way to get a feel for different options, and often an essential asset when it comes to applying for jobs.

    For instance, students who know they want to go into magazine publishing upon graduation will likely need experience in a similar environment, either from an internship undertaken during their studies or involvement with a student publication, such as a university newsletter, magazine or website. Some more ideas on how to boost graduate employability within each industry are listed below.

    Media and journalism, Publishing, Teaching and academic, Advertising, marketing, and PR

    Other common careers with an English degree include librarianship, archiving, bookselling, information and research, tourism, events management, social work, youth work, probation work, human resources, retail management and sales, business, accounting, and finance.

 

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  • Phone: 1800 419 0909
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