MA English

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  • Admission

  • Eligibility Criteria / Entry Requirements

45% Marks in Core Eng. or 50% Marks in Common Course(English) for Degree in Arts, Sc, Soc. Sc. Orient Studies and Fine Arts.


  • Seat Allocation




























  • Index Calculation

Index mark is calculated as per the following formula:

Index = Total marks+weightage+bonus- handicap.

Bonus=NSS(15)+NCC(15)+NCC A cert(3)+NCC B|C cert(5)+Ex-service man(15)

Handicap marks=5 mark each for every additional attempt in degree

Index mark is calculated after adding /deducting the weightage/bonus marks/handicap marks, if any.

MA English

75% of the total seats will be reserved for those who have taken the subject as optional (Model I/II/III).

Model I English

Index mark is calculated on the basis of percentage of marks secured for part III Core course/Main or Part I common course/papers, whichever is higher.

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Semester 1

Core Courses

PC 1

Chaucer and the Roots of English

PC 2

Writings of the Renaissance

PC 3

Revolution and the Enlightenment

PC 4

Literary Criticism and Academic Writing

PC 5

Indian English Literature

Semester 2

Core Courses

PC 6

Literature of the Nineteenth Century

PC 7

Modernism in Context

PC 8

Dimensions of the Postmodern

PC 9

Language and Linguistics

PC 10

Theories of Knowledge

Semester 3

Core Courses

PC 11

American Literature

PC 12

Cultural Studies

PC 13

Gender Studies

PC 14

Modes of Fiction

PC 15

Texts and Performance

Semester 4

Core Course

PC 16

Literature and the Empire

Electives (Four electives to be selected)

PE 01

Modern European Drama

PE 04

Canadian Literature

PE 05

Understanding Cinema: Film Theory

PE 09

European Fiction


Core Courses

Semester 1

CO1 Chaucer and the Roots of English

The course seeks to provide the student with knowledge of the growth of English language and literature up to the age of Chaucer. It also introduces the student to the social cultural and intellectual background of the late Medieval period in English Literature and to

sensitize him/her to the major literary works of the period.

CO2 Writings of the Renaissance

The course is designed primarily as an introduction to the English Renaissance and the texts that shaped it/were shaped by it. At the same time, it is also designed as a theoretical/critical reading of the era and the texts in the light of recent theoretical interventions like New Historicism which had a special interest in Renaissance texts.

CO3 Revolution and the Enlightenment

To familiarize the student with the English literature of the seventeenth century and to provide him/her with analytical/critical perspectives on the social, cultural and intellectual climate of the period.

CO4 Literary Criticism and Academic Writing

To familiarize the students with the key concepts and texts of literary criticism ever since its emergence. It is hoped that the course will help the student to recognize the historical, political and aesthetic dimensions of the growth of literary criticism. Issues like canon formation, evolution of the genres, methods of literary analysis will all be discussed in the different modules.

One module has also been set apart for the study of academic writing which is expected to enhance the ability of the student to attempt critical appreciation, literary criticism, and reviews.




CO5 Indian English Literature

The course is designed to familiarise the students with one of the most major literatures produced in the English language from the non English speaking cultures. Questions of language, nation, aesthetics figure prominently among the objectives of this course.

Semester 2

CO6 Literature of the Nineteenth Century

To familiarize the students with two prominent eras in English literature, namely the latter half of the 18th century, first half of the 19th century and the latter half of the 19thcentury. The romantic sensibility that reigned supreme for more than half a century needs to be driven home to the students. Similarly the changed outlook of the writers in the wake of industrialism is also to be imparted well.

CO7 Modernism in Context

To familiarize the students with the literary trends of the early twentieth century in the context of the sensibility of literary modernism in the wake of the World War.

CO8 Dimensions of the Postmodern

To introduce the student to the developments in literature written in English since the 1960s.

CO9 Language and Linguistics

To inculcate in the pupils awareness about the basic concepts of linguistics, the scientific study of language.

CO10 Theories of Knowledge

This course aims at introducing literary theory and its latest developments to students.


Semester 3

CO11 American Literature

The objectives of the course include an introduction to the most important branch of English literature of the non British tradition. It seeks to provide an overview of the processes and texts that led to the evolution of American literature as an independent branch or school of literature.

CO12 Cultural Studies

To introduce students to the terms, analytical techniques, and interpretive strategies commonly employed in Cultural Studies. Emphasis is on overt interdisciplinary approaches to exploring how cultural processes and artefacts are produced, shaped, distributed, consumed, and responded to in diverse ways.

CO 13 Gender Studies

To makethe student familiar with the emergence and growth of the notion of gender as a concept central to the reading of literature. It introduces a wide variety of theoretical, critical and creativeworks that define and redefine the concept as it is understood in contemporary society. At the completion of the course, students should be able to understand gender as a complex concept that is influenced and (re) shaped by history, the current moment,culture, and society; and engage with gender as a concept that is not fixed but fluid. Students should also be able to cite and use important theories and methodologies to analyze texts.

CO14 Modes of Fiction

The main objective of this course is to familiarise the student with the various modes of narrative fiction attempted across centuries, continents and languages. It is expected that the pupil will be introduced to the various schools, influences and narrative devices that shaped narrative fiction in its present form.

CO 15 Texts and Performance

To facilitate an understanding of the basic structural and thematic patterns that govern the poetic process, especially in its relation to the performative or the theatrical.

Semester 4

CO 16 Literature and the Empire

To introduce the students to the discursive nature of colonialism, and the counter-discursive impulses of postcolonial theory, narratives and performance texts.


CO17 Modern European Drama

To familiarize the student with modern European Drama in terms of topics, perspectives, and dramatic literature.

CO 18 Canadian Literature

The main objective of the course is to introduce Canadian literature to the student. It provides an entry point to this relatively young literature and opens up the diverse cultural experience it celebrates distinguishing it from its American neighbour.

CO19 Understanding Cinema: Film Theory

This paper seeks to familiarise the student with the broad contours of the way films have been the object of academic scrutiny. Here, both the aspects -the making and the reception -of the film process will be represented.

CO20 Modern European Fiction

To introduce the student to a selection of European fiction spanning the second half of the nineteenth century and the twentieth century.





PSO1: The course is intended to introduce the student to the interrelationship between paradigms of social formation.

PSO2:To give the students knowledge about the background of English language and literature and the different periods of the history of English literature.

PSO3: To familiarize students with the varieties of English

PSO4:To enable them to critically interact with prose writings from different contexts- social, political, economical, historical, national and philosophical.

PSO5: To enhance the level of critical thinking and appreciation of poems from different contexts and genres.

PSO6: To introduce the students to different kinds of fiction and to help them to appreciate fiction.

PSO7: To develop in the students a taste for reading drama with practical knowledge of theatrical performances.

PSO8: To inroduce the various streams in literary criticism.

PSO9: To make them aware of the interdisciplinary nature of literary criticism.

PSO10: To develop the skills for appreciating literature.

PSO11:To motivate students for a critical and comparitive study of other literatures in English and to examine the similarities and differences in attitudes, vision and style.


Higher Education Options

  • M.Phil.

  • Ph. D.

  • P.G. Diploma in Journalism

  • P.G. Diploma in Advertising

  • M.Phil. theatre Arts

  • P.G.D.T.E./ P.G.C.T.E. by EFLU

  • Short term online courses offered by IIT(American Cultural Studies and Applied Linguistics)

  • Ph. D. In Theatre Arts

  • B.Ed.

  • M. Ed.

  • Civil Service(UPSC)


  • Job Options


  • Teaching in Colleges and Universities

  • High school and Elementary Teaching

  • Journalists/ Media Person.

  • Copy Writers

  • Translators

  • Publishing industry

  • Content Writers

  • Web Journalist

  • IELTS/TOEFL Trainers

  • Event Management

  • Script Writing

  • Creative Writing


Other options

  • Public Sector Banking Jobs

  • Jobs in Indian Railways

  • Union Public Service Commission

  • Staff selection commission

  • State PSC

  • Indian Defense services