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The School of Humanities comprises the following Departments, Centres
1) Department of English
2) Department of Philosophy
3) Department of Hindi
4) Department of Telugu
5) Department of Urdu
6) Department of Sanskrit Studies
7) Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies
8) Centre for Comparative Literature
9) English Language Teaching cell
The School of Humanities is founded on the conviction that the
Humanities give purpose, direction and value to education and to life,
and that they are no less important to society than scientific and
technological disciplines. The School aims at providing a centre of
common awareness and a sense of human responsibility, making the
University more than a complex of specialist departments. In addition,
it is committed to the achievement of academic and linguistic
excellence, creativity and all-round development of students. The
courses offered in the School reflect these objectives and concerns.
Department of English
It aims at providing instruction and carrying out research in both
traditional and current areas of English Studies. In addition to core
English Literature and American Literature components, it encourages
work in New Literatures in English, Comparative Studies, Translation,
Culture, Language Studies and Pedagogy.
M.A. in English
The M.A. programme extends over four semesters. It is a 70-credit
programme, with 50 credits for mandatory courses and 20 credits for
optional courses, 4 of which may be obtained from other departments.
Students may take further courses, up to a maximum of 80 credits,
keeping in mind the department schedule.
The M.A. programme covers different areas of English Studies (Language
and Literature) like Shakespeare and the Seventeenth Century; Eighteenth
Century, Romantic, Victorian and Modern British Literature; American
Literature; New Literatures and Indian Writing in English; Literary
Criticism and Theory; Structure of English Language and other aspects of
language study like Stylistics, Sociolinguistics and English Language
Teaching. Whenever possible, instruction is provided in small classes
through discussion and individual work.