M.A. | English Literature

Programme Overview

Offered by: School of Social Sciences & Humanities

The MA English Literature programme will introduce students to the linguistic aspects of English language and literature. This programme will make the students aware of the standard usage of language in written and spoken English. The literary content of the programme will enlighten the students about the historical, political and socio-cultural movements that shaped English literature. It will also broaden students’ mental horizon by exposing them to a wide range of cultures and traditions.

The classroom pedagogy is also suitably planned to make the students work independently on the literary texts. The programme also helps one develop research skills and express their views confidently on issues relating to environmental sustenance, communal harmony, benevolent use of technological advancement and preservation of indigenous cultures across the globe.

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to work as media executives, advertising professionals, professional trainers, and content writers in international business houses and other public and private enterprises. Interested students can also venture into teaching. They will also be eligible to pursue doctoral programmes in English literature and English language education.


Programme Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Programme Type


Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must have passed Bachelor degree examination in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/PH students) with English as one of the optional subjects.


Programme Structure





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.