Students are required to take compulsory or “Core” courses, optional or “Elective” courses, and “Allied” courses. The core courses are intended to cover the breadth of canonical English studies. They will equip the students to carry out teaching, research and allied activities in India and abroad. The elective courses will equip students with analytical skills from a cultural studies perspective.
The choice of options offered will depend on the interest shown by students.
Both elective and allied courses are intended to develop professional and research interests.
In addition, MA English students will take Multidisciplinary / Open Elective courses offered by departments other than English. They will also complete a mandatory Community Development Project and an Internship.
Finally, as part of the degree requirements, they will write a Master’s Thesis.
Each Core, Elective or Allied course: 4 credits each
The performance of the student will be assessed throughout the semester. Evaluations will be based on end-semester examinations and continuous internal assessment (CIA).
There are two sections:
Section A: Students will have to answer two questions for 20 marks each. This question will involve literary form, background to the paper, and knowledge of age, along with knowledge of the text.
Section B: Students will have to answer three questions for 10 marks each. These will be inter-textual and comparative questions.
There could be minor variations in certain papers.
Marks will be based on exam, and paper presentations / projects / assignments
In the fourth semester, students will write a thesis on a topic of their choice, under the academic supervision of a faculty member. They will be evaluated on the basis of the written paper and viva.
150+50 = 200 marks
An MA degree will be awarded when a student has passed all courses and completed the CDP, Internship and Thesis.