B.A. (Hons.) English

Start Date

01 August 2022
End Date
31 July 2025
Duration
3 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3 Lacs

B.A. (Hons.) English

Introduction to B.A. (Hons.) English

The BA (Hons.) English (Language and Literature) programme is a well-designed curriculum delivered through the Jindal School of Languages and Literature that, first, leads students to mastery of the English language, and second, encourages their intensive engagement with literary and performative cultures expressed in the English language. While ‘literature in English’ is not the same thing as world literature, the English language is by now arguably the most important medium of world literature.

English is the language through which most people in the world today encounter, in translation, the literature and written heritage of the whole world. The undergraduate English degree the world over is known for its versatility and enduring value; although BA English is a pre-professional degree, it opens many doors to personal fulfilment and professional accomplishment. This is because an undergraduate English degree has never been about memorizing fossilized texts and musing over a few pretty words. Studying English is about whole engagement with language as a medium of heritage, the repository of thought and emotion, and the capacity that most defines us as human beings.

Why choose B.A. (Hons.) English in the Jindal School of Languages and Literature?

Intensive Engagement with English Language and Literature
  • A degree in BA Hons. English leads students to mastery of the English language.
  • Our curriculum ensures intensive engagement with literary, cultural, visual, and performative arts.
Experience a Global World of English
  • Encounter the literature and written heritage of the entire world.
  • The undergraduate English degree the world over is known for its versatility and enduring value.
Professional Accomplishment
  • With a language-focused university degree, learn skills that can be transferred to many work environments and used in a multitude of jobs. English graduates who go on to postgraduate and professional study programmes find that their language proficiency and analytical abilities feed into their further training.

Interdisciplinary Engagement
  • Benefit from the flexibility afforded by the interdisciplinary organization of the university by completing courses/credits through other programmes and schools.
  • Many courses of the BA (Hons.) English programme are open to students pursuing other study programmes.
Language and Research Centres
  • Close links with the JGU Global Language Centre and Centre for Writing Studies.
  • Participation of faculty from more than a dozen other global research centres of JGU.
Personal Fulfilment
  • Versed in a variety of cultural, political, and social discourses, students of BA (Hons) English can make sense of the world’s knowledge and are able to best express these insights to the world.