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Introduction


The BA English Language and Literature – A Program Insight

The BA English Language and Literature is an undergraduate degree program. The students of BA English Language and Literature will focus primarily on English proficiency by learning in detail how the language is structured and will become familiar with almost all the literary works and Genres. It provides career opportunities ranging from editor to academic and legal advisor to manager. The media industry comprises smaller industries and its domain extends into film industry, television, newspaper, news blogs, advertising, and even reviews on games, which pave the way to an English literature aspirant to become a professional in such fields or to produce, write, edit, create and review things all by himself.


Duration of the course
  • Duration of the BA English Literature program is three years and has Semester wise Examination Category.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Pass in 10+2 with minimum 50% marks or equivalent.
  • Candidates should have passed class 10+2 with minimum 50% marks from any recognized education board.
  • Candidates should be at least 17 years of age at the time of admission and the upper age limit is 25 years.


University Curriculum Structure


  •            Course
  •            No.of Courses
  •            Total Credits
  • Part - I Tamil
  • 4
  • 16
  • Part - II English
  • 4
  • 16
  • Part - III Core Courses
  • 15
  • 58
  • Part - III Allied Courses
  • 4
  • 16
  • Part - III Elective
  • 3
  • 12
  • Part - IV Non Major Elective Courses
  • 4
  • 8
  • Part - IV Skill Based Courses
  • 2
  • 6
  • Value Added Course
  • 2
  • 6
  • Professional English Add On Course
  • 2
  •         -            
  • Part - V Extension Activities
  • 1
  • 2
  • Total
  • 41
  • 140

List of Core Courses

  •  PROSE I
  •  FICTION I
  •  POETRY I
  •  DRAMA I
  •  PROSE II
  •  FICTION II
  •  POETRY II
  •  DRAMA II
  •  SHAKESPEARE -I
  •  INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH
  •  AMERICAN LITERATURE
  •  COMMONWEALTH LITERATURE
  •  SHAKESPEARE-II
  •  INTENSIVE STUDY OF AN AUTHOR – TAGORE
  •  INDIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION

List of Allied Courses


  • Social History of England.
  • History of English Literature.
  • Literary Forms.
  • Literary Criticism.

List of Non - Major Elective Courses


  • Environmental Studies.
  • Value – Education – Human Rights.
  • Tamil/Advanced Tamil (OR) Non -Major Elective – I
            (Yoga for HumanExcellence) / Women‟s Rights.
  • Tamil/Advanced Tamil (OR) Non -Major Elective –II -         General Awareness.

List of Core Electives (Major Electives)


  • English for Competitive Exams .
  • Communicative English.
  • Studying Novels.

List of Skill Based Courses


  • Job Oriented Course – Paper 1- Language Skill I
  • Job Oriented Course – Paper Ii- Language Skill II.

List of Value Added Courses


  • Value Added Course – Paper I- Study of English         Phonetics- I
  • Value Added Course – Paper II- Study of English         Phonetics- II

List of ADD ON Courses


  • Professional English Course – I – Add on Course.
  • Professional English Course – II – Add on Course.
Syllabus(Link)

Career Opportunity


An English literature aspirant has numerous career openings in corporate as well as media field. The various opportunities are such as listed below:

  • Academic librarian
  • Advertising copywriter
  • Archivist
  • Arts administrator
  • Education consultant
  • Information officer
  • Learning mentor
  • Marketing executive
  • Media researcher
  • PPC specialist (Pay-per-click)
  • Public relations officer
  • Records manager
  • Social media manager
  • English Translator.
  • Junior Parliamentary Reporter.
  • English Content Writer.
  • Customer Support Executive.
  • A broad range of jobs in BPOs with decent salaries.
  • A graduation in English Literature helps to qualify in civil         services examination.
  • English lecturers or professors in different universities and         institutes across the country.
Salary Scale for BA English Literature Course

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