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BA English with Comparative Literature


This Programme is approved by University Grants Commission.

This three-year graduate programme combines English literature with different literatures from around the world. Core modules will introduce one to the concept of world literature and issues such as genre, narratology and reception. Then specialisation will allow one to choose from a wide range of optional modules to pursue topics that interest you. It will provide diverse expertise to help one gain a deeper understanding of literature from around the world – and develop analytical skills that are valuable to employers.

Course Highlights

The programme will start with the core module of Foundations of English Studies and then a further English module on poetry or drama. It will also include modules of Worlds of Literature, introducing one to key areas of comparative literature through the study of novels, plays, poetry and short stories from around the world. Optional modules are available in areas such as world histories, world politics or audio-visual culture.

In the advanced second year one will take a core module on Reception, Transmission and Translation, which introduces one to the theory and practice of global literary circulation and culminates in the production of an edited anthology. One may choose specialisation from a wide range of optional modules from English and Languages, Cultures and Societies.

One will also be taught to apply the critical and research skills that one has developed to research projects, where one will independently research a topic which draws on knowledge of English and literature from other cultures, such as the myth of Odysseus from Homer to Derek Walcott, global dystopias, comparative post-colonialisms, or the ways in which foreign-language detective fiction has been received in the English-speaking world.

Apart from that optional modules covering an array of topics, such as different periods of English literature, Dante, Shakespeare, writing the Holocaust, and contemporary world literature, a module where one would investigate different writing styles and trends across the world.

Programme Prospects

A BA in English with Comparative Literature provides students with a solid foundation in the humanities, while at the same time allowing the freedom to pursue other interests. The programme will make one well prepared for post-graduate and research studies in the humanities, anthropology, and sociology as well as careers in art business and publishing. The programme will allow for the development of an analytical and multi culturally aware interdisciplinary understanding that permits students to succeed in virtually any profession. It will focus on research and analytical skills such as using original sources, Applying theoretical approaches to problems, Establishing hypotheses, Defining problems, Summarizing and presenting information, Evaluating results, Approaching problems from diverse perspectives, Avoiding simplistic conclusions, Perceiving patterns and structures, Reading critically, Thinking independently, gaining proficiency in Communication, Writing effectively, Reading critically, Conveying complex information, Speaking to groups, Presenting research findings, Creating persuasive messages, Using precise language, Assessing an audience, Human Relations, Understanding human relationships, Comprehensive knowledge of the origins of western culture, Appreciation of human history and development, Identifying cultural/social considerations and Comparing cultures.

Career Prospects

A good literature degree opens many doors. Some of the job titles that one would be eligible for post completion of the programme would be:

  • Teacher
  • Communication facilitator
  • Editor
  • Global Literature Researcher
  • Global Literature Expert
  • Translation Facilitator
  • Script Writer
  • Publisher
  • Art Manager
  • Screenwriter
  • Journalist/TV reporter
  • Editing assistant
  • Fine Artist
  • Art Entrepreneur
  • Copyright manager
  • Internet specialist
  • Marketing account executive
  • Advertising account executive
  • Human resources specialist
  • Consultant
  • Radio producer
  • Legislative assistant
  • Research analyst
  • Mediator

Fee structure for the Academic year 2021-22

Programmes Course Duration 1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
BAEL 3 years 25000 38000

1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 600
DOUBLE SHARING 95000 110000 120000 95000 95000
SINGLE SHARING 135000 155000 165000 135000 135000
SINGLE WITH AC & REFRIDGERATOR - 180000 190000 - 180000

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Application status : Open

Duration : Three years

Study mode : Full-time

Entry Requirements : Anyone who has successfully completed (10+2) with minimum 40% marks

Fee structure 2021

1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
25000 38000
1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 600

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Entry Requirements

Anyone who has successfully completed (10+2) with minimum 40% marks

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