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The Post-Graduate Degree programme (MA English) is a 2-year (4 semester) programme that familiarizes the student with the history of the language and literature and focuses on prose, poetry, drama and fiction. There is a good focus on Indian English Literature and touches on North East Indian English Literature. Linguistics, Literary Criticism, and English Language Teaching are taught. Choice-Based Credit System is followed. Students who complete this course are expected to be prepared for employment as teachers, editors, translators, and corporate language trainers. It will also be a foundation for creative literary adventure.

Number of Seats

  • 40 seats are available for the programme

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduation in any stream with 50% of the aggregate from a UGC Recognized University.
  • Provisional Admission: Applicants who have not yet obtained their Bachelor’s Degree also may apply for admission. Such candidates would be offered provisional admission until they furnish evidence of fulfilling the eligibility criterion stated in (1) above within 3 months of the commencement of the programme.

Location

  • Tapesia Campus

COURSE STRUCTURE

Semester I
Chaucer to Elizabethan Period – Poetry, Drama & Romance
Literary and Social History - Chaucer to Elizabethan Period
Shakespearean Drama 1 – Comedy and History Plays
Elective I (One Course to be chosen)
T.S. Eliot
Thomas Hardy
Elective II (One Course to be chosen)
Media in Northeast India
Leadership and Social Responsibility
Introduction to Indian society, polity and economics
English Language Teaching
Seminar and Presentation I
Semester II
Restoration to Romantic Period – Poetry and Drama
Literary Criticism – Plato to F.R. Leavis
Shakespearean Drama 2 – Tragedy and Tragi-Comedy
Approaches to Language and Literary Research
Elective Group I (One Course to be chosen)
Classics in Translation
Indian Women Writers
Elective Group II (One Course to be chosen)
Society and Social Problems
Peace Education and Conflict Management
Introduction to Social Psychology
North-East Indian English Literature
Seminar and Presentation II
Semester III
Victorian to Post-Modern Period – Poetry, Drama & Fiction
Post-Colonial Literature – Poetry, Drama & Fiction
American literature – Poetry, Drama & Fiction
Literary and Critical Theory
Gender and Literature
Specialisation I: Linguistics Stylistics
  • Linguistics Stylistics –I
Specialisation II: Contemporary European Literature
  • Contemporary European Literature – I
Specialisation III: African Literature
  • Colonial and Post Colonial African Literature - I
Project Phase I
Semester IV
Indian Writing in English – Poetry, Drama & Fiction
South-Asian Literature
Specialisation I: Linguistics Stylistics
  • Linguistics Stylistics - II
Specialisation II: Contemporary European Literature
  • Contemporary European Literature - II
Specialisation III: African Literature
  • Colonial and Post Colonial African Literature - II
Project Phase II - Dissertation
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