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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of English started in 2012 and offers MA English and Ph. D. English Programme which have been envisaged as a programme of liberal understanding of English literature from across the world with an emphasis on Indian Knowledge Systems and the region of Northeast India M.A. Programme:

The M.A. Programme comprises of 4 semesters with a total of 80 credits:  20 credits in each semester, 40 credits each year and a total 80 credits in the two-year PG Programme. The two-year programme includes eight Core Courses of four credits each. The programme includes two open courses: one in Semester II (Literature and Gender) and the other in semester III (Literature and Environment). The courses are:

Semester I: Literary Criticism

      British Poetry

      Indian Writing in English

      Writings from Northeast India in English

Semester II: Literary Theory

        British Drama

        British Fiction

Semester III: Postcolonial Literary Studies

Also 2 elective courses to be chosen from among the following courses:

American Literature

World Literature

Postmodern Literature

Medieval European Literature

Semester IV: 3 elective courses to be chosen from among the following courses:

Indian Literature in English Translation

Literature of the Diaspora

Cultural Studies

Dalit Literature

Children’s Literature

Linguistics and the English Language

The Programme includes a Value-Added Course of 4 credits on Indian Knowledge System (Indian Aesthetics and Classical Indian Literature) in the first semester and another value-added course of 2 credits on Cyber Security in the second semester. These courses are compulsory in nature.

In order to prepare students for the future job prospectives, the programme includes Skill Enhancement courses like Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing, Translation: Theory and Practice. Since Semester IV concentrates on the research aspect, there are two skill enhancement courses of Academic Writing and Research Methodology. This will contribute effectively in the writing of the Dissertation which is a compulsory course of 8 credits. All Skill Enhancement courses are compulsory in nature.

Ph. D. Programme:

The Ph.D. English Coursework Programme has been envisaged with an emphasis on AI tools and contemporary research methodology in global research. It aims at providing the learners a wider and a more comprehensive understanding of literature as holistic field of knowledge adding value to their perspectives and the experiences of the world. The Programme comprises of 1 semester coursework with a total of 14 credits. The six months coursework includes three Core Courses of four credits each and one Core Course of two credits. The courses are:

Semester I: Research and Publication Ethics

      Research Methodology

      Emerging Trends/ Theorizations in Literary Studies

      Assignments and Presentation

In order to prepare students for the ethical research, the programme includes Research and Publication Ethics. Since current methodology in literary research practice now a days concentrate on the latest research tools and globally accepted processes, there is a course on Research Methodology including all latest tools used in research and publication. This will contribute effectively in the writing of the globally acceptable theses which is the purpose behind introducing course work.

Location: ESoc Building ,  Jore Dhara, 5th Mile

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