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Bachelor of Arts English
Key Facts & Figures
Type
Bachelor
Degree
B.A English
Eligibility
Semester Fee
13,000 INR
Mode of study
Full-time
Medium of Instruction
English
Credit Points
120
Location
DAV University Campus
Start date
July-August

Explore the B.A. in English program offering a comprehensive study of English language and literature at DAV University. Develop critical analysis, communication skills, and cultural literacy while exploring literary genres, periods, and critical approaches.

B.A English

The B.A. in English program offers students a comprehensive study of the English language and its literature, providing a foundation in critical analysis, communication skills, and cultural literacy. Through a combination of core courses and elective offerings, students explore a wide range of literary genres, periods, and critical approaches, deepening their understanding of the richness and diversity of the English literary tradition.

The program emphasizes the development of strong writing skills, analytical thinking, and the ability to engage critically with texts. Students have the opportunity to hone their skills through creative writing workshops, seminars, and independent research projects. The B.A. English program prepares students for a variety of career paths, including education, publishing, journalism, and more, as well as for further study at the graduate level.

Eligibility

Passed with 50% aggregate marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST) in 10+2 examination or equivalent in any stream with English.

Why this programme?

The B.A. in English programme is an excellent choice for students who are passionate about literature, language, and critical thinking. Here are some reasons why students might choose this program:

Broad and Flexible Curriculum: The program offers a wide range of courses covering various aspects of English language and literature, allowing students to tailor their studies to their interests and career goals.

Development of Transferable Skills: The program emphasizes critical thinking, communication, and writing skills, which are valuable in a variety of careers, including education, publishing, journalism, and more.

Preparation for Graduate Study: The program provides a strong foundation for students planning to pursue graduate study in English literature, language, or related fields.

Cultural and Intellectual Enrichment: Engaging with literature and language at an advanced level can be personally enriching and intellectually stimulating, providing students with a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Career Opportunities: Graduates of the program are well-equipped for a variety of careers that require strong communication and analytical skills, including writing, editing, marketing, public relations, and more.

During Your Study

As a student of B.A. English, you will be able to:

Develop a deep understanding of the English language, its structure, history, and evolution.

Analyze and interpret a wide range of literary texts, including novels, poems, plays, and essays.

Engage critically with literary theory and apply theoretical frameworks to the analysis of texts.

Develop strong writing skills, including the ability to write clearly, persuasively, and creatively.

Conduct independent research and present your findings in a coherent and compelling manner.

Enhance your communication skills, both written and verbal, through class discussions, presentations, and writing assignments.

Explore diverse cultures and perspectives through the study of literature from different time periods and regions.

Prepare for a variety of career paths, including education, publishing, journalism, advertising, and more.

Pursue further study at the graduate level in English literature, language, or related fields.

Cultivate a lifelong love of learning and a deep appreciation for the power and beauty of the English language and its literature, scholarship.

Flexible Pathways

At DAV University, we offer flexible pathways for students to tailor their educational journey according to their aspirations and commitments.

Those who complete the entire three-year undergraduate programme, accumulating 120 credits, are granted a coveted bachelor's Degree in B.A. in English.

Alternatively, students have the option to exit the programme at various stages, each milestone marked by academic recognition.

Certificate

Students opting to exit the programme after earning a minimum of 40 credits get an undergraduate certificate in the relevant discipline/subject. This certification acknowledges their foundational knowledge and skills acquired during their academic pursuit. To ensure practical applicability, students must also accrue at least 4 credits in work-based vocational courses, providing hands-on experience through internships or apprenticeships.

Diploma

Similarly, students who attain a minimum of 80 credits can opt to exit the programme with an undergraduate Diploma in the relevant disciplines/subject. Alongside academic excellence, students are required to earn an additional 4 credits in skill-based vocational courses, enhancing their proficiency in specialized areas and augmenting their employability.

B.A. English Honours / Honours with Research

The programme offers an esteemed pathway for motivated students to pursue Bachelor's Degree (Honours) in their fourth year.

Candidates maintaining a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 7.5 (75%) throughout the first three years are eligible to opt for Bachelor's Degree (Honours) with Research, a testament to their academic prowess and commitment to scholarly inquiry.

This pathway opens doors to advanced research opportunities, allowing students to delve deeper into their areas of interest and contribute meaningfully to the academic community.

Courses
Semester I
  • Indian Classical Literature
  • Short Story
  • Phonetics
  • Cambridge English I (Ability Enhancement Course)
  • Communication Skills (Value Added Course)
  • Professional Communication (Multi-Disciplinary Course)
Semester II
  • Introduction to British Literature
  • Indian Writings in English
  • Creative Writing
  • Cambridge English II (Ability Enhancement Course)
  • Multi-Disciplinary Course
  • Ability Enhancement Course
  • Value Added Course
  • Skill Enhancement Course
Semester-III
  • American Literature
  • Indian Writings in Translation
  • Academic Writing
  • Ability Enhancement Course
  • Value Added Course
  • Skill Enhancement Course
Semester-IV
  • British Drama
  • British Prose
  • British Fiction
  • British Poetry
Semester-V
  • Introduction to Literary Criticism
  • Shakespearean Literature
  • Women’s Writings
  • Literature from Punjab
  • Twentieth Century’s British Literature
Semester-VI
  • Introduction to Literary Theory
  • Reading World Literature
  • Dalit Literature
  • Modern European Drama
  • European Classical Literature
Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in ENGLISH
Semester-VII
  • Indian Literary Criticism
  • Research Methodology
  • Linguistics
  • History of English Literature I
  • History of English Literature II
  • Non-Fiction Prose
Semester-VIII
  • Indian Diaspora Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • Research and Publication Ethics
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Cultural Studies
  • Research Paper/Article Publication

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