Head of DepartmentMs. Sujaya Sundaram Associate Professor, M.A.
PG CoordinatorDr. Neepa Sarkar Assistant Professor, Ph.D, JRF-NET
To develop a worldview that is inclusive of differences through the medium of English Studies
- To foster creative thinking/reasoning
- To equip students with linguistic competencies
- To develop analytical skills in thought and writing
- To appreciate literature that reflects the culture and ethos of Peoples across the world
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.
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Departmental: Four Core courses PLUS two allied courses||Departmental: Four Core courses PLUS two allied courses||Departmental: Four Elective courses out of five PLUS one allied course||Departmental: Four Elective courses|
|40 hrs Community Development Project. Marks added to Semester 2||Internship (28 days). Marks added to Semester 3||2-credit Open elective offered by the Sciences (English Department offers a 2-cr Open Elective for the Sciences)||Thesis|
Each Core, Elective or Allied course: 4 credits each
TESTING AND EVALUATION
The performance of the student will be assessed throughout the semester. Evaluations will be based on end-semester examinations and continuous internal assessment (CIA).
End-Semester Examination: 70 marks
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.
Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA): 30 marks
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.
Orientation: Background Lectures (14 hours)
|Course Type||Semester 1||Credits||CIA Marks||ESE||Total Marks|
|Core||Elizabethan and Jacobean Literature||4||30||70||100|
|Core||Milton to Pre-Romantic Literature||4||30||70||100|
|Core||Romantic and Victorian Literature||4||30||70||100|
|Core||Indian Writing in English: 19th C- Independence||4||30||70||100|
|Allied||Research Methodology and Technical Writing||4||30||70||100|
Date : 3th February - 5th May
Application forms are available online
On completion of the application process, the applicant should write to email@example.com for the entrance examination pattern, along with a copy of the application form.
Eligibility: Students in their final semester of UG (all streams) can apply provided there is no backlog in the previous 5 semesters. Applicants are expected to have scored an aggregate of 50% marks. And It's a Co-Education Course.
We envision imparting educational prowess in our students to be able to understand the historical, theoretical and cultural contexts in which texts are produced, and engage with them in their chosen professional fields. Moreover, to retain a proficiency to analyse and appreciate works of literature and understand the role of the reader, academia and the industry in creating the literary marketplace. Our students are equipped to further, analyse culture and one’s role in shaping/being shaped by it by gaining a research-oriented knack and mastering various skills to pursue academic and allied careers.
2017 – 2018
- UGC Sponsored Post-Graduate National Seminar on “Rethinking Contemporary India: A Dialogue Through Culture, Literature and Language”, 17th Jan, 2018.
- Workshop on “Concept, Colonialism and Cultural Difference” with Dr. Vivek Dhareshwar, 11th July, 2017.
- One-day State-level Seminar of Empowerment of Women, “Shakti” on 17th February, 2014.