Ph.D. English

The Department of English, one of the oldest Departments of the University, was established in 1986, and since its inception, the Department has been the hub of teaching and research activity, attracting a cross-section of students and research scholars from all over the country. It has established itself as a stronghold of Comparative Literature, fostering Comparative Literary Studies between English and other literatures. In recent years, Translation Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender and Feminist Studies, Eco-critical Studies, Subaltern Studies and Disability Studies too have emerged as thrust areas, inspiring inter-disciplinary and intra-disciplinary insights among faculty and students alike. At the Postgraduate level, the Department of English offers courses in poetry, drama, prose and fiction of canonical British literature, American literature, and other National literatures thus offering a good training for UGC-NET aspirants, and all those who are keen in furthering their research and academic output. A high point of our M.A. Programme is the research project that encourages individual initiative and independent study. Through a number of soft core courses such as such as Media Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Digital Literary Studies, Medical Humanities, Race Studies, Visual Culture, and World Literature the department equips students and scholars with emergent trends in Literature. The combination of the compulsory papers along with an array of specialized electives, make the M.A. programme, a perfect blend of the traditional and the modern and provides students a considerable degree of choice, both in developing personal interests as well as furthering academic interests.

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Master’s degree in English with a minimum of 55% of marks. A national level entrance test – with 100 Multiple Choice Questions drawn from the postgraduate syllabi of Indian Universities, wherein a greater emphasis will be given to evaluating the research aptitude and awareness of International literary movements, theoretical perspectives and writing from across cultures.

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