PG Department of ENGLISH
Message from HOD
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The B.A. Programme in English and Communicative English offered by the PG Department of English is one of the most relevant and exciting subjects in this era as the media and communicative sector becomes even more diverse and dynamic. The Department is dedicated to moulding the students into knowledgeable, skilled, career-ready, value – guided and socially conscious citizens contributing to the progress of our Nation and the wider humanity.
Through a range of texts from literatures across the globe, BA English and Communicative English programme trains students to critically engage with diverse literature in English across the world in social, cultural, political and historical contexts. The programme intends to train students to apply critical and theoretical approaches to the analysis of literary texts in various genres and traditions and synthesise language aesthetics and mechanics with various communication strategies for competency in professional and social discourses. It also aims to provide students with opportunities to hone their communication skills in various professional contexts in a global environment that employs multiple modes of communication. While the courses cover a wide spectrum of skills for specific corporate and creative sectors, it also seeks to prepare students for higher studies in the discipline. Courses designed to equip students with communication skills include Presentation Skills, Academic Writing, Writing for the Media, English for Advertising, Technical Writing and Content and Copy Editing.
This generation of students are the first to live through a pandemic that has left them in digital bubbles. From this absence of physicality emerges a drive to define their own spaces of learning and to adapt to rapid changes. Now more than ever, language and literature ameliorate the human condition – it has become a life skill, teaching them to build mental fortitude and to embrace a positive attitude in the face of terrible despair. They will have the strength to reimagine a better world and not to succumb to the uncertainty created by the question “ What lies ahead for us ?”
The students are guided by a team of talented, committed faculty most of whom have had industry exposure. The programme prepares students for work in media related industries and gives them a comprehensive understanding of the world of communication in various environments and contexts.
“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” so says Aristotle.
I welcome you all to our Department and let’s strive for excellence together.