M.A English

The post Graduate Department of English had its flag off in the year 2012. The sanctioned strength is 12. The programme follows the syllabus framed by Mahatma Gandhi University.

Programme Overview
The programme aims to develop students’ competence with reference to Literatures/ Narratives in English, and also an awareness regarding both the historicity and contemporaneity of ‘language/communication’ and its interdisciplinary and global cultural aftermaths. The programme prepares students to reflect on the social and ethical dimensions of research and for careers in secondary and higher education, content development, creative visualizations, publishing, and translation. The medium of instruction will be English and evaluation of core & elective components and the project will be done in two parts, that is, through continuous internal assessment and end semester external examination.The marks of the paper presentation will be accorded by the externals of the project evaluation based on the documents verified. Electives offered in the IV semester are specialized courses. A college can select a cluster of three courses for specialization.

Career Opportunities
The major strength of all English graduates is the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Studying MA English degree also develops skills in:

  • Independent working
  • Time management and organisation
  • Planning and researching written work
  • Articulating knowledge and understanding of texts, concepts and theories
  • Leading and participating in discussions
  • effectively conveying arguments and opinions and thinking creatively
  • Using your judgement to weigh up alternative perspectives
  • Critical reasoning and analysis
  • Using IT.
  • English graduates/post graduates can continue their academic studies by doing an MA, M. Phil. or a PhD in areas such as English language and literary studies, creative writing, Victorian, fantasy or mediaeval literature, or linguistics.
  • Others choose to study more vocational postgraduate courses in areas such as teaching, journalism, librarianship or law. Such courses allow you to study in an area you wish to enter as a career. More information on funding for postgraduate study and research is available from the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
  • English graduates may decide to undertake further study in areas such as marketing and management, finance, human resource management and business to enhance their knowledge of a specific career area.