Masters in English Literature

Course Duration :2 Years (4 Semester)
Eligibility : Refer Below for details
Affiliation :Bangalore University


The Department of English cordially invites its prospective pursuers into the aesthetic realm of excellence. The MA in English Literature Programme is affiliated to Bangalore University. The course matrix of the programme is intellectually designed by scholastic people in order to enlighten one’s consciousness of Indian Cultural Diversity and also to crystallize one’s applied intellectuality to cope with the spawning demands of the Global Village. Moreover, a Master of Arts in English intends to drive the students into critical thinking rather than mere book-learning process. A continuous evaluation system is incorporated in order to take stock of students’ progress.

The Department of English has an excellent ambience of learning that includes high profile faculty members, well-furnished language lab, various academic forums etc. The Department also insists on creating applied learning process so that the students can find the compatibility of their class-room learning with their professional realms. We take pride in saying that the Department of English is more than capable of nuturing the dreams of its students. Any student looking to pursue a Masters in English is in for a very enriching experience. This is what makes KCMS one of the most sought after MA English Colleges in Bangalore.
The Department of English includes both UG Programmes as well as PG programmes. The Department has designed its own curriculum in order to nourish Communication Skills among students. The curriculum for the Masters Degrees in English Literature has been created by some of the most renowned academicians in the field of English. The curriculum framed by the department includes Personality Development, Presentation Skills, Soft Skills, Pronunciation Skills, etc.

Candidate should have passed 3 years Bachelor Degree Examination under any recognized University in any discipline and should have secured minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% aggregate marks for SC / ST candidates) to be eligible for MA in English.

The MA (Eng. Literature) is designed to help students learn the history and relevance of Literature, in English. It lets students build a firm understanding of the various literary works that have stood the test of time. Students meeting the criteria for MA English Literature eligibility can look forward to learning to enhance their English language skills and at the same time grow in overall ease with the English language.
Individuals with a flair for literature and language are the best-fit for MA English admission. Typically, a person who enjoys reading and learning the English language and has a knack for verses and words is the ideal fit for an MA in English Literature. Students who have already completed the BA in English Literature are already a step ahead in the game as they have developed the required understanding of the flow of English Literature. Students from other streams of Humanities and Arts will also have a paper on English Literature which will familiarize them with the key elements of the course.
The environment of the English Department is one of excitement with enthusiastic students, world-class faculties and a nuturing learning ambience spread across the department. Students who enrol for the Master’s Programme in English Literature are sure to find a zest for learning and a fun experience during their time at the campus.

Course Highlights:
The Department of English is one of the premiere departments of the KCMS Institutes, Bangalore. It is supported by a committed team of lecturers and professors who effectively deliver the course contents of English and is renowned for consistently maintaining the high standards of teaching. The MA in English programmes aim at developing the interpretative and critical skills of the students. MA English Literature course highlights a number of poets, authors, literary works as well as various schools of criticism. This includes the study of the history of English Literature together with intense analysis of representative works of various eminent authors, poets and dramatists of the past and present century.

The MA course curriculum has been designed by distinguished personalities in the field of English Literature and other eminent academicians. The Department of English along with the student literary body assists at hosting various literary events like group discussions, debates, essay writing, extempore etc. These events create a much welcome group activity among students and help them to know and learn the various cultural mix and matches. The students also take part in English Clubs where various literary events are organised from time to time. The scope of MA in English is also tremendous.

Some of the salient features of the MA in English programme are:
Advanced and modern pedagogical methodology is adopted in order to enhance English language skills among the students in which KCMS Language Lab plays a vital role
The outgoing students are specially trained in order to meet the requirements of their prospective employers.

Course Details:
Students studying the MA English Syllabus get to cover a large cross-section of literary works from across the world. This broad study helps frame a mind to interpret and critique a literary work. Through this MA English Literature Syllabus, analytical skills are fine tuned and this helps students to gain a vital understanding of various works of literature.

The entire MA English Course Outline is broken up over 4 semesters. Each semester has a different set of MA English Subjects as well as some electives.

The MA English Literature Subjects and course details are outlined in the table below:

British Literature-I
Literary Criticism and Critical Reading-I
Gender Studies-I
Indian Literature in English-I
Communicative English-I
European Classics Revisited-I

American Literature-I
World Literature in English-I

British Literature-II
Literary Criticism and Critical Reading-II
Gender Studies-II
Indian Literature in English-II
Communicative English-II
European Classics Revisited-II

American Literature-II
World Literature in English-II

Critical Theory-I
Postcolonial Studies-I
Literary and Cultural studies-I
Modern Linguistic-I
Teaching English Language and Linguistics-I

Open Elective;

Critical Theory-II
Postcolonial Studies-II
Literary and Cultural studies-II
Modern Linguistic-II
Teaching English Language and Linguistics-II

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