B.A. English (Hons.)

The BA Programme in English strives to help an individual attain the ability to perform in various contexts be it academics, professional or in a social (in a given situation) to be both communicative with the ability to critically think and persuade. This course will help a participant to pursue furthermore in Research areas while remaining flexible towards all areas of expertise.


Students who want to undertake rigorous instruction in English can sign up for the Honours programme. The enrolled learners in the Honours programme will take 5 additional Elective Courses offered by the Department over the course of three years. This additional instruction will begin in their second semester and end in their final semester.

At the end of the Honours programme, the student will have undergone an additional 20 Credits in English language and literature and will be able to speak with authority on topics related to English.



The Department of Literature and Languages offers a three-year long Bachelor’s degree programme. It’s one of a kind English major undergraduate programme in India. This uniqueness is the result of the programme’s ability to expose students to diverse traditions of intellectual pluralism while simultaneously honing their critical thinking; communication (close reading and writing); and analytical skills. The programme introduces the students to nuances in writing with courses like “Advanced Writing Course” while teaching them critical and analytical skills through courses such as “Critical Thinking Skills” and “World Literature.”

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • To facilitate students in the process of application of their understanding of language and literature to real-life thinking and communication.
  • To equip students with creative and critical abilities to prepare them for higher studies as well as job opportunities.
  • To help students locate literary texts and language in the global socio-political and cultural issues and their regional manifestations.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO)

  • Application of literary and linguistic knowledge to real-life thinking and communication.
  • Apply Interdisciplinary concepts towards preparation for higher studies and professional challenges.
  • Analyse global socio-political and cultural issues and their regional manifestations.

Programme Outcomes (PO)

Capable of demonstrating comprehensive knowledge and understanding of one or more disciplines that form a part of an undergraduate programme of study.

Ability to evaluate the reliability and relevance of evidence; Capacity to extrapolate from what one has learned and apply their competencies to solve different kinds of non-familiar problems, rather than replicate curriculum content knowledge; and apply one’s learning to real-life situations.

Capability to apply analytic thought to a body of knowledge; analyse and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims, and beliefs based on empirical evidence; identify relevant assumptions or implications; formulate coherent arguments; critically evaluate practices, policies and theories by following a scientific approach to knowledge development. Critical sensibility to lived experiences, with self-awareness and reflexivity of both self and society.

Ability to analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from quantitative/qualitative data; and evaluate ideas, evidence and experiences from an open-minded and reasoned perspective pertaining to incorporating into a system.

A sense of inquiry and capability for asking relevant/appropriate questions, problematising, synthesising, and articulating; Ability to recognise cause-and-effect relationships, define problems, formulate hypotheses, test hypotheses, analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from data, establish hypotheses, predict cause-and-effect relationships; ability to plan, execute and report the results of an experiment or investigation.

Capability to use ICT in a variety of learning situations; demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate, and use a variety of relevant information sources; and use appropriate software for analysis of data.

Understand the impact of scientific solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

Possess knowledge of the values and beliefs of multiple cultures and a global perspective; and the capability to effectively engage in moral/ethical values in conducting one’s life, formulate a position/argument about an ethical issue from multiple perspectives, and use ethical practices in all work. Capable of demonstrating the ability to identify ethical issues related to one’s work. Avoid unethical behaviour such as fabrication, falsification or misrepresentation of data or committing plagiarism, not adhering to intellectual property rights; appreciating environmental and sustainability issues; and adopting objective, unbiased and truthful actions in all aspects of work.

Ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams; facilitate cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group and act together as a group or a team in the interests of a common cause and work efficiently as a member of a team.

Ability to express thoughts and ideas effectively in writing and orally; Communicate with others using appropriate media to confidently share one’s views and express herself/himself; demonstrate the ability to listen carefully, read and write analytically, and present complex information clearly and concisely to different groups.

Capability for mapping out the tasks of a team or an organisation, setting direction, formulating an inspiring vision, building a team that can help achieve the vision, motivating and inspiring team members to engage with that vision, and using management skills to guide people to the right destination, in a smooth and efficient way.

Ability to work independently, identify appropriate resources required for a project, and manage a project through to completion; Ability to acquire knowledge and skills, including “learning how to learn”, that is necessary for participating in learning activities throughout life, through self-paced and self-directed learning aimed at personal development, meeting economic, social and cultural objectives, and adapting to changing trades and demands of the workplace through knowledge/skill development.



In addition to a major in English, the Department also offers a minor for students from other disciplines. Students must finish 5 English courses (4 credits each) to get a minor in English. Currently, the Department offers three minors;

  • English (General)
  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature