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B.A. (Hons) | English

Programme Overview

  • Literature is an evergreen domain, the BA Honours programme in English lets students explore the nuances of Literature in genres such as poetry, prose, and others.
  • The programme lets students hone their English skills for communication at the business level. Students are also imparted research skills whilst educating them about their importance.
  • With Humanities being an evergreen domain, career opportunities for graduates are immense. They could get to explore sectors such as the corporate world, NGOs, and BPOs.

Career Opportunities

  • Content Development
  • Soft Skill trainer
  • Public relation managers

Programme USPs

  • The programme aims to provide a strong foundation of theory and practice in specific fields that will enable students to utilize their academic learning in their respective careers.
  • 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.
 

Programme Educational Objectives

  • The programme motivates students towards the development of cutting edge research, along with a deep understanding of the practice of social sciences.
  • The programme provides a transformational learning experience enabling students to realise their full potential.
  • The programme lets students/graduates work in close partnership with stakeholders, both in teaching activities and research to catalyse the impact of work.
  • The programme is also focussed on the development of transformational ideas and people who shape the art of humanities and social science.
 

Programme Outcomes

  • The programme aims to provide a strong foundation of theory and practice in English; that will enable students to translate their university experience to the professional realm.
  • This is a vibrant and dynamic undergraduate programme, giving students a unique opportunity to gain foundation in cutting edge theories and research.
 

Programme Duration

3 Years (6 Semesters)

Programme Type

Full-time

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate who has passed 2nd PUC / HSC / 12th Grade or Equivalent examination from a recognised Board/Institution.

 

Programme Structure

I SEMESTER

II SEMESTER

III SEMESTER

IV SEMESTER

V SEMESTER

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVE COURSES

Elective Course 4

Elective Course 5

VI SEMESTER

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVE COURSES

Elective Course 7

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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