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B.A. (Hons) | English

Programme Overview

Offered by: School of Social Sciences & Humanities

Literature is an important aspect of any culture across the world. Hence, this programme provides an insight into the perspectives of different societies. This programme has been designed to impart basic knowledge on the English Language, and it includes genres such as prose, poetry, drama and more. Pursuing English in your Bachelor’s degree can very helpful as it offers multiple benefits to lead a successful career, such as strong written and oral communication skills. One can have a successful career in teaching, publishing, media, research and more.

The B.A. (Hons) degree aims to provide a strong foundation of theory and practice in specific fields that will enable students to utilize their experience at the university in their field of work. Special emphasis is laid on the development of critical thinking, analytical ability, written and oral presentation skills. This is a vibrant and dynamic undergraduate programme, supported by ongoing research at the School of Social Sciences & Humanities. This programme gives students a unique opportunity to gain a solid grounding in cutting-edge theories and research. With the discipline of Humanities becoming more and more popular, a plethora of career opportunities are now available.

Specialization Offered

In addition to different combination of subjects, students will also specialise with an “honours” degree in one of the subjects – English, Psychology, and Journalism. However, the specialization is offered on the basis of minimum number of students opting for a subject-area.

 

Programme Duration

3 Years (6 Semesters)

Programme Type

Full-time

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate should have passed the 2nd PUC/12th grade or equivalent examination recognized by the Central/State Govt with 50 percent aggregate marks (45% in case of reserved category)

 

Programme Structure

I SEMESTER

II SEMESTER

III SEMESTER

IV SEMESTER

V SEMESTER

VI SEMESTER

Note: Courses are revised and/or updated every academic year to synchronize with industry requirements.

 

Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choice for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades based on their performance for each courses in a semester and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from second semester onwards to facilitate students to know their academic progress.

Every Programme has a prescribed Curriculum or the Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation. It prescribes all the courses/ laboratory/ other requirements for the degree and sets out the nominal sequence semester wise. Curriculum also includes SWAYAM and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by premier institutions. A student desirous of additional exposure to a course, without the rigors of obtaining a good grade, ‘audits’ a course that helps him to have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of Semester, by the faculty who is teaching the course. Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) constitute the major evaluations prescribed for each course, with only those students maintaining a minimum standard in CIE are permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE to carry 50% weightage each, to enable the course to be evaluated for a total of 100 marks, irrespective of its credits.

Before the start of the Academic session of each semester, a faculty may choose for his course Internal Assessment Test and a minimum of two of the following assessment methods with suitable weightage for each: Assignments (Individual and/or Group), Seminars, Quizzes, Group Discussions, Case Studies, Practical Orientation on Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Participatory & Industry Integrated Learning, Practical Activities/Problem Solving Exercises, Class Presentations, Analysis of Industry/Technical/Business Reports, Reports on Guest Lectures/Webinars/Industrial Visits, Industrial/Social/Rural Projects, Participation in Seminars/Academic Events/Symposia or any other academic activity.

The Semester End Examination for all the courses for which students registered during the semester shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Some of the courses, where the student performance is evaluated through CIE, may not have SEE.

The makeup examination facility shall be available to those students who have appeared and failed in the SEE in one or more courses in a semester.

 

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