BA in English (General)

University of Kalyani
In Bardhaman

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Typology Bachelor
Location Bardhaman
Duration 3 Years
  • Bachelor
  • Bardhaman
  • Duration:
    3 Years


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
: University of Kalyani, Kalayani, Nadia, West Bengal, 741235, West Bengal, India
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Starts On request
: University of Kalyani, Kalayani, Nadia, West Bengal, 741235, West Bengal, India
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Course programme

Part - I
Paper – I (Prose)
a) Essay
i) E.V. Lucas : ‘Bores’
ii) G.B. Shaw : ‘Freedom’
iii) J.B.S. Haldane: ‘What I Require From Life’
iv) J.B. Priestly : ‘Student Mobs’
b) Short Story
i) Karel Capek: ‘The Fortune Teller’
ii) Katherine Mansfield : ‘The Doll’s House’
iii) Leo Tolstoy : ‘How Much Land Does a Man Need?’
iv) Arthur Conan Doyle: ‘The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle’

Part - II
Paper – II (Drama)
(a) William Shakespeare : Julius Caesar
(b) Anton Chekhov : ‘A Marriage Proposal’
(c) W.W. Jacobs : ‘The Monkey’s Paw’

Paper – III (Poetry and Comprehension)
a) Poetry
i) William Shakespeare: ‘That Time of Year’
ii) John Milton : ‘On His Blindness’
iii) William Wordsworth: ‘She Dwelt Among …’
‘Three Years She Grew…’
iv) P.B. Shelley : ‘To a Skylark’
v) John Keats : ‘Ode to Autumn’
vi) Alfred Tennyson : ‘Ulysses’
vii) Robert Browning : ‘My Last Duchess’
viii) Wilfred Owen : ‘Strange Meeting’
ix) Louis Macneice : ‘Prayer Before Birth’
b) Précis (including title)
c) Essay (unseen)
Text Recommended for (a)
H.M. Williams (ed.), Six Ages of English poetry

Part - III
Paper – IV
a) Poetry
i)Thomas Hardy : ‘The Darkling Thrush’
ii) De la Mare : ‘Autumn’
b) Essay
i) Nirad C. Chaudhuri : ‘My Birthplace’
ii) Jawaharlal Nehru : ‘British Government in India’
c) Short Story
i) Mulk Raj Anand : ‘The Barber’s Trade Union’
d) Use of English
i) To write a story on the basis of outline given
ii) English proof reading (not more than 5 sentences)
iii) English punctuation
iv) Grammar and usage (use of words in different sentences with at least two different meanings : words
may be chosen from the prescribed texts).
v) Syntax of English sentence (article preceding subject -noun, adjective preceding subject -noun,
prepositional phrase, gender, participle adjective).
vi) Forming adjectives, verbs, nouns from given words and using them in sentences (prescribed texts
may be used).

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