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Jindal School of Languages and Literature

Dean's Message

Prof. (Dr.) Denys P. Leighton

B.A. (University of Virginia), M.A. and Ph.D. (Washington University, St. Louis)

Language and literature studies in today's globalized world.

The Jindal School of Languages and Literature (JSLL) was founded with the primary objective of promoting ground breaking research and providing comprehensive education in the fields of languages, linguistics, and literature studies. In our increasingly hyper-globalized world, where language acquisition and intercultural communication have become paramount for individual growth and fostering mutual understanding, JSLL aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate this dynamic landscape.


B.A. (Hons.) English

At the Jindal School of Languages and Literature, the BA (Hons.) English (Language and Literature) programme offers a well-designed curriculum that prioritizes two key elements. Firstly, the English literature degree focuses on leading students towards mastery of the English language. This essential skill is critical in a world where English is widely spoken and serves as a global language.

Ph.D Programme

Jindal School of Languages and Literature PhD programme welcomes scholars, creative practitioners and in‑service educators who aspire to give their work a scholarly grounding.

The Versatility and Value of an Undergraduate English Degree

A Comprehensive and Enriching Experience That Equips Students With Essential Language Skills and Appreciation for the Arts


The Jindal School of Language and Literature promotes learning and research in areas of language, linguistics, literature and cultural studies not in order to separate them from other fields and activities of a university but to create an environment in which due attention is given to our cultural legacies and the products of human inventiveness. Language and literature courses matter in today’s world because they inculcate essential skills of communication and analysis of the human condition.

JSLL provides an environment for holistic study of languages, literature and culture with organic connections to other JGU schools and centres. Literature courses at JSLL gives attention not only to separate languages and their literatures but to comparative literature, world literature and cultural studies. JSLL faculty are accomplished, creative, research-active scholars who are devoted to teaching and the advancement of students, especially development of their communication skills and critical thinking capabilities. JSLL students will encounter not only languages and texts but other cultural forms such as performing arts and cinema. We are devoted to the proposition that language and literature ‘matter’ today more than ever for human fulfilment and a safe collective future.

Globally-oriented curriculum and learning activities

Well qualified faculty educated at the top universities of India and the world

Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary courses that provide students a rich and varied intellectual experience

Faculty conducting significant and relevant research that also to shapes students’ learning experiences

Close student-faculty interaction and mentorship relations

Regular events organized that involve eminent scholars and practitioners from around the world.

Engaging with the English language and literature courses and the written heritage of several languages

Through its courses, JSLL encourages students to engage not only with English literature, but also with English as a medium with which to explore world literature. JSLL gives its students a competitive edge in their future academic and professional pursuits.

The Power of English Language and Literature: Opening Doors to a World of Career Options

Studying English language and literature can open up many career opportunities in India and abroad. An English language and literature course curriculum typically includes subjects such as grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing, and literary analysis. These skills are highly valued in various industries, including education, journalism, publishing, translation, and interpretation.

With a degree in English language and literature courses in India, students can pursue various career paths, such as teaching, editing, proofreading, content writing, and freelance writing. They can also work in public relations, advertising, and media, where communication and language skills are essential. Moreover, knowledge of English literature can provide a strong foundation for careers in law, business, and diplomacy.

Studying English language and literature can lead to a wide range of exciting and rewarding career opportunities, both in India and globally.



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