B.A. IN ENGLISH

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENGLISH

B.A. English or 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 many colleges in India. English is the study of literature, linguistics and philosophy of the English language.

BA English course duration is generally three years in most of the colleges, however, it depends on college/university. Students who have passed in Intermediate or 10+2 from a recognized board or university are eligible for this course.

ELIGIBILITY FOR B.A. IN ENGLISH

  • 10+2 with English

  • Course Duration- 3 years

  • Minimum Percentage Required- 45%

  • Age Limit- No Age Limit 

CORE TOPICS/SUBJECTS COVERED IN THIS COURSE (B.A. IN ENGLISH)

  • The Social and Literary Context: Medieval and Renaissance

  • Medieval and Renaissance: Poetry and Plays

  • The Social and Literary Context: Restoration to the Romantic Age

  • Restoration to Romanticism English Poetry, Drama and Fiction

  • The Social and Literary Context: The Victorian World

  • Victorian Poetry and Fiction

  • The Social and Literary Context: Modernism and After

  • English Poetry and Fiction: Modernism and After

  • Drama: Theory and Practice I

  • The Essay in English: Addison to Dickens

  • The Essay in English: The Twentieth Century

  • Life Writing: Biographies, Memoirs, and Letters

  • Women’s Writing

  • Literary Criticism

  • Twentieth Century Criticism and Theory

  • Nature

  • Western Mythology: Introducing Classical, Judaic & Christian Myth 

OPTIONAL PAPERS

  • Indian English Literature

  • American Literature

  • Women and Literature

  • English Language and Linguistics

  • African Literature in English

  • Book into Film

ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The selection for admission to the program is merit based. For direct admission, student must have scored the percentage declared in the cut off list. In case of entrance test, the shortlist of candidates is prepared on the basis of performance in entrance test and some weightage is also given to the marks scored in 10+2 examination.

EMPLOYMENT AREAS FOR B.A. IN ENGLISH

  • Educational Institutes

  • Coaching Centers

  • Government Departments

  • Language Institutes

  • Translation Centers

RECRUITMENT COMPANIES FOR B.A. IN ENGLISH

  • Media and Journalism Publishing industry

  • Teaching & research

  • Advertising & Marketing

  • HR/ Administration jobs in public and private sector

  • Hospitality industry

  • Translators

  • Technical Writers

  • Content Developers

  • Civil Services

B.A. IN ENGLISH JOB PROFILES

  • English Translator

  • Junior Parliamentary Reporter

  • English Content Writer

  • Faculty Teacher

  • English Trainer

  • Data Entry Operator

  • IELTS Faculty & English Trainer

  • Call Centre Executive

  • English Tutor

  • Customer Support Executive

GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR B.A. IN ENGLISH

A candidate with a bachelor’s degree in English can apply to different jobs through the test conducted by following organization in the government sector.

  • Union Public Service Commission

  • Staff Selection Commission

  • Indian Forest Services

  • Public Sector Banks

  • State PCS

  • Indian Defense Services

  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)

  • Indian Railways

  • IBPS

  • Teaching profession in government sector after B.Sc.

To start the career as teacher in schools, you should have a B.Ed. along with basic degree.

TOP COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES FOR B.A. IN ENGLISH

  1. LOYOLA COLLEGE, CHENNAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 4,614 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1925

  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. XAVIER’S COLLEGE, MUMBAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 5,025 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1869

  • AFFILIATED TO – University Of Mumbai

  • PRIVATE UNIVERSITY

  1. MIRANDA HOUSE COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 12,160 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. PRESIDENCY COLLEGE, CHENNAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 1,242 per year

  • APPROVED BY – AICTE, NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1840

  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras, Chennai

  • GOVERNMENT COLLEGE

  1. MADRAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE – (MCC), CHENNAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 18,719 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1837

  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras, Chennai

  • PRIVATE INSTITUTE

  1. HINDU COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 14,787 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1899

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. HANS RAJ COLLEGE – (HRC), NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 18,859 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A, NAAC-A+

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

 

  1. MAHATMA GANDHI MEMORIAL COLLEGE (MGM), KARNATAKA

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 1,120 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1949

  • AFFILIATED TO – Mangalore University

  • PUBLIC COLLEGE 

DISTANCE / CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGES FOR B.A. IN ENGLISH

  1. BJB AUTONOMOUS COLLEGE (BJBAC), BHUBANESWAR

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES –

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC, UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1982

  • AFFILIATED TO – Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

 

  1. B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY (BRAOU), HYDERABAD

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 2000 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1982

  • AFFILIATED TO – Open University

 

  1. SCHOOL OF OPEN LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI (SOLDU), NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 3,530 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1962

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  • DISTANCE EDUCATION

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