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Bachelor of Arts in English is an undergraduate English language course. It is designed to prepare students to understand and use the English language effectively, build vocabulary and introduce them to current ideas and issues. During the course the emphasis is also given on Indian writing and the syllabus may see the consolidation of a vision predicated on promoting Indian culture obviously through its literary manifestations. This is the case in all genres of writing: novel, drama, poetry, non-fictional prose. Bachelor of Arts in English is meant for students who wish to do some specialized course in English. The course extends to a period of three years and it is offered by a number of colleges in India. English is the study of literature, linguistics and philosophy of the English language.

How is B.A. English Course Beneficial?

•    Candidates have a lot career options in many fields such as Interpreter/translator in government agencies like embassies of foreign countries and Ministry of External affairs and tourist guide in travel agencies.
•    Graduates can also find a wide range of employment opportunities in KPOs, BPOs, mass communication, public relation and entertainment field.
•    They have also further study option for higher classes.


•    For seeking admission to the Bachelor of Arts in English course, candidates must have completed their 10+2 in arts stream with a good percentage of mark in English from a recognised Board.


Sem. I

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Subjects of Study


The Social and Literary Context: Medieval and Renaissance 


Medieval and Renaissance: Poetry and Plays

Sem. II 


The Social and Literary Context: Restoration to the Romantic Age


Restoration to Romanticism English Poetry, Drama and Fiction

Sem. III 


The Social and Literary Context: The Victorian World


Victorian Poetry and Fiction

Sem. IV 


The Social and Literary Context: Modernism and After


English Poetry and Fiction: Modernism and After

Sem. V 


Drama: Theory and Practice I


Drama: Theory and Practice II


The Essay in English: Addison to Dickens


The Essay in English: The Twentieth Century


Life Writing: Biographies, Memoirs and Letters


Women’s Writing

Sem. VI 


Literary Criticism


Twentieth Century Criticism and Theory




Western Mythology: Introducing Classical, Judaic & Christian Myth

19 - 20

(Optional Papers)


 A: Indian English Literature


B: American Literature


C: Women and Literature


D: English Language and Linguistics I


E: African Literature in English


F: Book into Film

Course Suitability

•    Students who have immense interest in English language and literature and want to popularize Indian English writings can go for this degree course.
•    Applicants those who are thinking of having their Masters’ Degree in English after the completion of B.A. in English degree also suitable for it.
•    Those who want to go for further higher studies like Master degree and then for research work also are suitable for it.

B.A. English Colleges

•    IGNOU - Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi
•    Mukand Lal National College, Yamuna Nagar
•    Alphonsa College, Kottayam
•    Adarsh Mahavidyalaya, Osmanabad

Job Types

•    English Translator
•    Junior Parliamentary Reporter - English
•    English Content Writer
•    Faculty Teacher - English
•    English Trainer
•    Data Entry Operator
•    IELTS Faculty & English Trainer
•    Call Centre Executive - English
•    English Tutor
•    Customer Support Executive - English & Hindi

Advance Courses in B.A. English

•    M.A. (English)
•    M.Phil. (English)
•    Ph.D. (English)

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