BA Honours with a Major in English

Programme Description

The BA with Major in English will introduce students to all aspects of the study of literature. Along with literature written in English, the course will have a strong component of translations into English of Indian and other significant literatures across the world. The study of literature will be considered as the entry point for students to critically examine the worlds they inhabit. Keeping in view AUD’s larger objectives of engaged scholarship and concern with margins, this Programme aims to deepen the interaction of the students with the larger issues of our times and society. 

The approach of the Programme is inter-disciplinary in the hope that students majoring in English will develop a holistic perspective not only of literature but also of other related disciplines such as history, psychology, sociology and gender studies. Of the 96 credits required to get the degree a student has to acquire a minimum of 48 credits (12 courses) through discipline-based electives. Each of these courses will be worth 4 credits. Students will be required to choose a requisite number of courses from a range of English discipline courses offered in significant areas of study. 

The English courses are designed to familiarize the students with the major genres of literature such as epic, drama, poetry, novel, novella, short story, non-fiction, song, lyric and film. Along with giving the students a thorough grounding in the study of literature, students will be introduced to the study of literary and cultural forms, initiate them into the study of literary theory and applied criticism, and expose them to the diverse linguistic and literary expressions existing in our society. Some elective courses will also introduce students to the ways in which literature converses with other art forms and other areas of study within the domain of social science and humanities.

Programme Structure

The programme is delivered through a total number of 96 credits over six semesters.

Students have a range of Electives to choose from. They may also transfer from one major to another on fulfilment of certain specified criteria. The courses comprise tutorial, field trips, workshops, seminars etc.


10 + 2 with 50% marks from a recognised board. Relaxation of 5% will be given to candidates belonging to SC, ST and Physically Disabled (PD) Categories. In addition, the student must have obtained a minimum of 65% in English in the Class XII Board Examination.

Meeting the eligibility criteria will not ensure a seat. The admission will be strictly on the basis of merit as per rules. However, eligibility is a must for consideration of admission


Prof. Alok Bhalla

Dr. Diamond Oberoi Vahali

Dr. Usha Mudiganti

Dr. Vikram Singh Thakur

Dr. Murali Krishna M

Dr. Gunjeet Aurora

Ms. Bhoomika Meiling

Ms. Sanju Thomas

Mr. Sayandeb Chowdhury

Ms. Juhi Rituparna

Ms. Nupur Samuel

Some guest/visiting faculty with specialisation in literature or English language will be invited to teach a few courses.

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