MA | DURATION: 2 YEARS

Master of Arts in English

Master of Arts in English

Programme Overview:

M.A English Literature or Master of Arts in English Literature is a Postgraduate English Language programme. The degree is awarded after successful completion of a two years program or course that includes comprehensive study of both ancient and modern English Literature comprising poetry, prose and fiction. The programme draws on a wide ranging research orientation developing the critical and analytical skills in the field of literary studies.

Pedagogy:

Our two-year Master of Arts degree is based on a commitment to ground the study of texts and discourses in a serious engagement with the theoretical and critical debates of our time. We encourage students to think across and beyond disciplinary and pragmatic boundaries, and to engage with issues in cultural history, knowledge formation, creative intellectual practice, media studies, and critical pedagogy.

Programme Structure:

Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 History of English Literature 1500-1660 3 0 0 3 3
2 History of English Literature 1660-1798 3 0 0 3 3
3 European Drama - 1 3 0 0 3 3
4 Life writing 3 0 0 3 3
5 Writing from North East India 3 0 0 3 3
6 Seminar _ I (From Given Topics) 0 4 1 3 5
7 General English 0 2 0 1 2
8 Computer Fundamentals - 1 0 2 0 1 1
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
9 Communication: skills, concepts & applications 1 0 0 1 1
10 Foreign Language - I** 2 0 0 2 2
11 India - land of Diversity 3 0 0 3 3
12 Elements of Behavioral Science 1 0 0 1 1
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 History of English Literature (1914-2000) 3 0 0 3 3
2 European Drama - II 3 0 0 3 3
3 Literary Criticism 3 0 0 3 3
4 Indian Writing in English 3 0 0 3 3
5 Elective set 1 (any one) 3 0 0 3 3
6 Seminar - II (Latin American literature) 0 4 1 3 5
7 General English 0 2 0 1 2
8 Computer Fundamentals - II 0 2 0 1 1
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
9 Business Environment & Communication 1 0 0 1 1
10 Foreign Language - II** 2 0 0 2 2
11 Community Service Camp - - - - -
12 Development of Individuals and Behavioral Skills 1 0 0 1 1
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 Contemporary Theories (1600 onwards) 3 0 0 3 3
2 Research Methodolgy 3 0 0 3 3
3 Literary Criticism - II 3 0 0 3 3
4 Comparative Literature 3 0 0 3 3
5 Language and Linguistics - 1 3 0 0 3 3
6 Elective Set 2 0 4 1 3 5
7 Elective set 3 1 0 0 1 1
8 General English 0 2 0 1 2
9 Computer Fundamentals - 1 0 2 0 1 1
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
10 Kinesics & Effective Communication 1 0 0 1 1
11 Foreign Language - III** 2 0 0 2 2
12 Self Development and Relationship Management 1 0 0 1 1
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 Special Author (T.S. Eliot/ Bronte Sister/ Salman Rushdie) 3 0 0 3 3
2 Seminar - III 3 0 0 3 3
3 Language and Linguistics II 3 0 0 3 3
4 Elective set IV (any one) 3 0 0 3 3
5 Elective set V(any one) 3 0 0 3 3
6 Research Methodology - II 3 0 0 3 3
7 Literature and Gender 3 0 0 3 3
8 Dissertation 0 4 1 6 5
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
9 Advanced Corporate Communication Skills 1 0 0 1 1
10 Foreign Language - IV** 2 0 0 2 2
11 Team Work and Leadership for Excellence 1 0 0 1 1
Sl. No. Elective Set 1 (any one) L T P C TCP
1 Indian Writing in English Translation 3 0 0 3 3
2 World Classics in English 3 0 0 3 3
3 Translation: Theory and Practice 3 0 0 3 3
Elective set 2(any one)
4 Colonial / Post Colonial Literature 3 0 0 3 3
5 Modern Literary Theory 3 0 0 3 3
Elective Set 3 (any one)
6 Cotemporay Indian Writings in English 3 0 0 3 3
7 American Literature - 1 3 0 0 3 3
8 Women and Literature - 1 3 0 0 3 3
Elective Set 4(any one)
9 Literature and Gender 3 0 0 3 3
10 Literature and Performing Fine Arts 3 0 0 3 3
11 Life Literature and Thought in 20th century 3 0 0 3 3
Elective Set 5(any one)
12 Literature of The Indian Subcontinent 3 0 0 3 3
13 American Literature - 2 3 0 0 3 3
14 Women and Literature - 2 3 0 0 3 3

Note: minor modifications in this structure may be incorporated as per the recommmendations of Board of Studies * these are compulsory subjects and scores/grades will be awarded in the end semester examination ** Subject to availability of the faculty members, few foreign language courses will be offered

Learning Facilities:

To enable the students to complete their education effectively, the following facilities are provided in a teaching learning conductive environment.

    Digitally Equipped Lecture Theatre

    Well stocked library

    Computer labs to carry forward research works etc.

Career Opportunities:

After Masters in English common choices are in Teaching & Research, but It also opens the door for career in sectors such as Tourism, Embassies, Diplomatic service, Entertainment, Public relations and Mass Communication, International organizations, Publishing House, Interpretation, NGO and Translation etc.

Programme Outcome:

The course is designed to acquaint students with the major trends and writers in English literature through detailed study of specific literary works by major English authors. On completion of the course, the students will learn to analyze literature and to write on literary topics at an advanced level. Students will be exposed to cutting-edge research while at the same time trained to understand a range of theoretical and literary-historical frameworks for understanding literature. The students will demonstrate an appropriate level of expertise in literary history, literary theory, and rhetoric. Once they complete the course, they will come out of the University as highly proficient literary researchers with the ability to conduct research on great literary works and will accurately understand the synthesis of research. They will acquire critical and analytical skills in the interpretation and evaluation of literary texts. The students will become experts in written academic English, and will display a command over it, including the abilities to organize and present material in a cogent fashion, formulate and defend original arguments, employ effectively the language of their discipline and write under time constraints. They will also demonstrate integrative and independent thinking, originality, imagination, experimentation, problem solving, or risk taking in thought, expression, or intellectual engagement. They will be able to participate in discussions by listening to others' perspectives, asking productive questions, and articulating original ideas.

The course will also familiarize the students with language (in this case English) as a means of communication. The students will be acquainted with the phonological, lexical and syntactic system of the English language. They will also have a firsthand knowledge on the situational, social and cultural appropriateness on the language. On completion of the course the students will be able to use English confidently, appropriately and accurately by improving their language skills, listening, speaking, reading & writing.