BA ENGLISH WITH COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Anyone who has successfully completed (10+2) with minimum 40% marks
B.A English with Comparative Literature
The Bachelor’s programme in English with comparative literature, at GCU, has been crafted to study literature from diverse cultures, genres, or nations, so that students can explore the implications and relationships between these pieces, and other forms of cultural expression.
The curriculum also encourages exploring medical, legal, and scientific literature. Films and translated ancient texts also form a core part of this curriculum. Comparative literature transcends boundaries, and places an emphasis on an interdisciplinary analysis of literary works, within historical shifts, the economy, political dynamics, the urban environment and international relations.
With an in-depth understanding of literature from all over the globe, the graduates undergo a holistic development during the course and develop analytical skills that are invaluable to potential employers.
Graduates from GCU can apply their well-honed skills in the field of creative writing, journalism, academia, journalism, and marketing. An undergraduate degree in English with Comparative Studies is also in great demand in the film-making and publishing industry.
- 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.
Anyone who has successfully completed (10+2) with minimum 40% marks
Fee structure for the Academic year 2022-23
Domestic / NRI Fee Structure
5 Subsequent Instalments
International Fee Structure
5 Subsequent Instalments
CAUTION DEPOSIT : Rs. 5000/- to be paid by all the students. (Rs. 3000/- will be refunded after successful completion of the course and Rs. 2000/- would be retained towards registration fees for life time Alumni Association Membership)
EXAMINATION FEES PER SEMESTER
UG Programs: Rs.1550/-, PG Programs: Rs.2250/-, Research Programs: Rs.5500/-, Diploma Programs: Rs.1850/-, Practical Examination + Viva Voce Charges (wherever applicable): Rs.750/-
Programme Prospects are as follows
A B.A 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.
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:
- Communication facilitator
- Global Literature Researcher
- Global Literature Expert
- Translation Facilitator
- Script Writer
- Art Manager
- Journalist/TV reporter
- Editing assistant
- Fine Artist
- Art Entrepreneur
- Copyright manager
- Internet specialist
- Marketing account executive
- Advertising account executive
- Human resources specialist
- Radio producer
- Legislative assistant
- Research analyst
Why I Chose GCU
Garden City University has always encouraged and provided us opportunities to grow academically and personally. From the several workshops, leadership opportunities to the amazing faculty members, each moment and knowledge gained in GCU has led me to believe and strive towards self-growth. The university always makes sure that each one of us are seen, heard, involved, and making an effort. I have improved greatly since coming to GCU and am excitedly looking forward to learning and improving further.
When I passed my high school, my only goal was to graduate with an English (Hons) degree and get a well-paid job. However, when I look back at Garden City University it has played an important role in not just giving me the best time as a student but also molded my personality as well as my professors helped me gain a different perspective in life, which I am sure would have not happened, if it were any other place. The faculty for the department of “Indian and Foreign Languages” is second to none. They are highly knowledgeable, patient and one of the most awesome things that I noticed during my time at GCU is that my faculty never imposed the interpretations of any (literature pieces) texts on the students, they solely explained what the text meant and left the creativity of students to interpret it, so that we have insight to various possibilities of what a writing can offer. The best part of the University is its internship in the last semester and the professors helped me thoroughly to get one that suits the course I opted for, which not only helped me to gain experience in my field, but I also learned how to deal with people in a corporate world.
My experience at Garden City University is a memory of learning and expertise gathered to cherish for a lifetime. Student life here is fruitful and enjoyable as well. GCU - a place encompassing all infrastructural, clean and eco-friendly environments - is not just for incredible academics, but also for a successful career. GCU showed me what a professional world is and rooted my knowledge and confidence to have myself equipped with problem-solving skills. Our department and faculty members immensely focused on presentational and interpersonal skills, motivating us to express our opinions alongside academics with an international standard of establishing coherence among and in between each student, irrespective of national and cultural diversities. I am solely thankful to GCU, especially our beloved professors for being a milestone in my transformation and helping me turn into a better professional.
Ms. Chaithra M
My favorite element of Garden City University is its faculty members and learning resources. Being knowledgeable, inspiring, and approachable, my instructors provided students with much guidance and mind-opening perspectives. Their dedication to education helps us develop academic interests and grow intellectually. In addition, various learning resources, such as the Library, and Students Clubs encourage the students to find and explore their field of interest. These resources are successful in assisting us in overcoming academic as well as practical challenges. As a student graduating with the highest honor, feel proud and well-prepared because GCU has given me the essential tools for more academic excellence in the future.
Ms. Sreelakshmi Santhosh
Throughout the entire time, since the admission at GCU, I've experienced the most productive and self-oriented days of my life. Engaging and informative academic sessions tied up with more extracurricular sessions and activities were really encouraging the students to be aware of the surrounding world around them. I've personally felt that I've become more self-sufficient through various orientation programmes and workshops initiated by the University. As I belong to the language department, I've had a great time interacting with various talented and renowned personality from the field of literature. Also, it would be incomplete without mentioning my supporting and motivating faculties, who always work for their students and overall wellbeing. Being a student, the opportunity and chances of rising up effectively are vast in GCU. I strongly believe that the center aim of the University is to make their students capable of facing the true world and teaching them to overcome their circumstances, so that they never fail in life. GCU brings out talents that are buried deep inside us and guides us in using them in the best way.
Garden City University is a 28-year-old institution and INTERDISCIPLINARY in nature. The University has eight Schools under it offering courses from Diploma to Bachelor to Post graduation to PhD. The university has students from 81 different countries and every state and union territory in India. The University has the unique mix of Arts, Science and Management Education offered with Technology as the base. Be it Media studies, Life Sciences or Hotel Management, the emphasis is on practical education with the aid of technology tools to enhance learning and equip a student to work in the industry. Not to mention GCU has the credit of awarding graduation certification to 28 Colonels of the Indian Army attached to the Corps of Military Police.
The admission process is based on the courses offered at the UG and PG level.
The student goes online, fills the application with required details and files the same online for registering for the programme of choice. This will be accompanied by paying a registration fee as mentioned in the application form.
However, if the student needs any clarification, be it regarding the programme of choice or GCU as a University, entry criteria etc, the counsellors at the University are just a call away.
Once the registration process is completed, the admissions department shall communicate on further documents required and fee to be paid for the programme of choice.
Post the above process the student shall submit their original certificate to the registrar’s office for validation and verification. Once this process is completed the student gets enroled and an ID card is issued to the student. (Hostel formalities and transportation facilities are addressed in this page)
After enrolment the student shall voluntarily apply for GCU’s talent test which shall be the criteria for availing scholarship for the first year of study. Such talent test shall be conducted year on year to encourage studious students and also set the criteria for a UG student to be the most favoured student of choice for PG programmes.
The University runs its own hostels for boys and girls separately. The hostels are in the vicinity of the campus with automated entry and further secure measures. More details on the hostel, fees and terms and conditions may be availed from the admissions office.