English (H)


The course aims to enable the learner to communicate effectively and appropriately in real life situations. To use English effectively for study purpose across the curriculum, to develop interest in and appreciation of Literature.

The paper seeks to develop and integrate the use of the four language skills i.e. Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. It also aims to develop correct reading habits silentl, extensively and  intensively. Through the course, the student will be able to imbibe ethical, moral, national and cultural values through various forms of Literature.



  • Identify the salient features of literary texts from a broad range of English and American literary periods.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history or culture of the English language.
  • Students should be proficient in oral communication and writing.
  • Knowledge of literary critical methodologies:  close reading, textual analysis, ability to make a disciplinary argument based in disciplinary use of evidence.
  • Employ knowledge of literary traditions to produce imaginative writing. Use research to assist in problem-solving.
  • Educate students in both the artistry and utility of the English language through the study of literature and other contemporary forms of culture.
  • Graduate students who are capable of performing research, analysis, and criticism of literary and cultural texts from different historical periods and genres.
  • Students should be able to apply critical and theoretical approaches to the reading and analysis of literary and cultural texts in multiple genres.
  • Students should be able to write analytically in a variety of formats, including essays, research papers, reflective writing, and critical reviews of secondary sources.
  • Provide students with the critical faculties necessary in an academic environment, on the job, and in an increasingly complex, interdependent world.
  • Students should develop critical thinking and reading skills, so that they can devise original ideas, rather than simply echo the ideas of others.
  • Ability to propose arguments that present, develop, and defend insightful claims about texts through formal analysis, engagement with existing criticism, and, when appropriate, engagement with primary and secondary material from the historical period.


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