Course Outcome

Course Outcomes of B A English

Semester I

  •   Students are introduced to the language of literature, i.e., the meaning-making devices, verb phrases,

collocations, linkers, sense groups and their functions in the literary terms’

  •  Students are trained  to identify the linguistic structures of poetic texts: symbols, metaphors, and other

tropes and equip them in poetic conventions

  •  Students recognize diverse points of view within a single text and to understand the rationale of polyphony
  •   They are prepared in reading literary/cultural texts closely, beyond the literal.

Semester 2

  •  Students are introduced to the basic elements of poetry, including the stylistic and rhetorical devices

employed in poetry, and to various genres of poetry.

  •  Students attain various perspectives in reading poetry like gender, race, caste, ethnicity,

religion, region, environment and nation.

  •  They familiarize  with different forms of poetry written in British and American literature.
  •  Students are equipped with knowledge on different forms and themes of poetry produced

across the globe in the history of literature.

Semester 3

  •   Students  are familiarized with different types of prose writing.
  • They are introduced the basic concepts of style and literary devices in prose.
  •  Students are acquainted with cultural diversity and divergence in perspectives.
  • They develop critical thinking abilities and write creatively and critically.

Semester 4

  • Students discover the pleasures in reading fiction.
  • Students gain an insight into the human condition and the complexities of life.
  • Students are acquainted with different types of fiction and analyze them.
  •  Students understand important texts and movements in the history of literary criticism.
  • They learn to examine how literary criticism shapes literature and culture across centuries.
  • Students recognize and critically analyze the major arguments underlying critical writings.
  • They learn to relate critical perspectives to the history of eastern and western ideas.

Semester 5

  •  Students are introduced to the basic elements of drama, including the historical progress of drama in

different continents.

  • They develop an ability for appreciating drama as an art form.
  • Students familiarize with the different genres and masters of drama.
  • They will be able to critically go beyond the theatrical performances to the texts and approach

them critically from various standpoints.

  •  Students develop an understanding of important texts and movements in the history

of literary theory.

  •  The learners are enabled to critically approach literature and culture in the context of theory.
  •  Students are enriched through various perspectives of thinking and critique the major arguments

presented in theory.

  •  Students will be able to promote a pluralistic perspective of culture and literature in a multicultural society.
  •  Students are lead to a greater understanding of the human mind, of human

communicative action and relations through an objective study of language

  • Students are familiarized with key concepts of Linguistics and develop

awareness of latest trends in Language Study

  •  Students develop a  better pronunciation and to improve the general

standard of pronunciation in every day conversation and in reading.

  • Students develop a sense of English grammar, syntax

and usage.

  •  Students receive an overview of the various phases of the evolution of Indian writing in English
  • Students are introduced to the thematic concerns, genres and trends of Indian writing in English
  • They are exposed  to the pluralistic aspects of Indian culture and identity
  •  Students re equipped to steer clear of misconceptions regarding women and to evolve a human perspective

about them.

  •  Students develop a  keen interest in analysing critically the diversity of women’s experiences across the world and to

marvel at their creative skills.

  • They will be able to perceive gender as a social construct

Semester 6

  •  Students are acquainted with the classic literatures and thereby composite cultures of the world.
  • Students  develop cross cultural perspectives.
  •  Their literary sensibility is enhanced.
  • Students learn to appreciate film as an art form and its aesthetics.
  • They understand how film connects with history, politics, technology, psychology and


  •  They learn to  critically appraise the nature of representation on screen and how class, race ethnicity

and sexuality are represented.

  • Students develop analytical skills so that the student can produce informed and thorough close

readings of films.

  • Students are exposed to diverse cultures and modes of expression.
  • They are enabled to explore issues of cultural plurality and hybridity
  • They are exposed to literary negotiations of colonization and decolonization, identity, inequality, marginalization and so on.

Course Outcomes of MA English

Semester I

The students are expected to get a comprehensive view of British Literature from the Fourteenth to the Eighteenth Century. They are also expected to get an outline of British social and cultural history during the period.

The students are expected to get an outline of the vast body of British Literature in the Nineteenth Century, looking into trends, movements and influences. They are also expected to get an outline of British social and cultural history during the period, examining how social transition is represented/refracted in literature.

The students are expected to get a historical perspective of the English Language in general and to create awareness about the evolution of human language. They are also expected to develop critical thinking on a variety of topics like multiculturalism, power relations in evolution of languages, the dynamics of language change and principles of political correctness in language policy. Discussions on language variety and the use of English in the New Media are career-focused.

The students are expected to trace the emergence and evolution of Indian Writing in English from the early colonial phase to the modern phase. They gain an understanding of the various phases of Indian writing in English in the context of the wider postcolonial and transnational scenario, by critically engaging with notions of imitation, assimilation and experimentation. It further explores the cross pollination this cultural and aesthetic engagement entails. A student who has successfully completed the course is expected to be familiar with the evolving trajectory of English writing in India in its multiple manifestations and diversity.

Semester 2

The students are expected to familiarize themselves with the major trends, movements and authors in British literature in the first half of the Twentieth Century. The students are expected to undertake an inquiry research in the area by brief discussions on comparable texts in European literatures which represent the various phases of Modernism.

The students are expected to enable themselves to develop a critical acumen rooted in a strong awareness of the historical trajectory of critical thought in western and non-western contexts. Students familiarize themselves with the key texts in Western literary theory. They are also expected to engage themselves with theatrical aesthetic concepts in Sanskrit critical tradition. The students are expected to read the seminal primary texts from the ancient Greek civilization to new criticism in the beginning of the twentieth century, relating them to the social and historical conditions in which they have been written and practiced and to the contemporary cultural and political contexts in which they are being studied and discussed. They are expected to be able to articulate the prominent features of different texts cogently and to develop a sensitivity to the social implications of different schools of criticism.

The students are expected to familiarize themselves with the maturing phase of American literature in the early Nineteenth Century to its evolution till the end of the Twentieth century. It focuses on the emergence of a distinct American style and the writing of American ethos in American literature.

The students are expected to get an overview of the historical experience of colonization and its impacts on the colonized peoples across the globe, through the medium of literary writings. The students are expected to acquaint themselves with the major theoretical concepts associated with postcolonial studies as manifested through the literary discourse in the works under consideration. It also aims to familiarize students with questions of resistance and representation, the politics language and literary form, and the quests for identity, autonomy and self-determination that mark postcolonial literary expression. It is also envisaged that students will acquire the theoretical formulations, methods and strategies for postcolonial analysis that may contribute to the writing of their Fourth Semester dissertation.

Semester 3

The students are expected to get a comprehensive picture of British literature written after 1940, besides giving them an outline of the theoretical paradigms that informed them. The learners are expected to find the course a mapping of British culture and society during the period for the learners.

At the end of the course, the students are expected to read literary and critical texts with judicious appreciation and build up the competence to generate and articulate personal responses to literary and critical texts, as well to explain the premises and assumptions underlying such personal responses.

Semester 4

The Students are expected to become aware of the multicultural nature of writings in English in the contemporary world and of how English serves as a vehicle for rumination and resistance for writers who come from diverse linguistic communities.

The Course is expected to explore the research aptitude of the learners and give them the much needed background information and experience for taking up research programmes or professional assignments.