1st Semester to 4th Semester
Sl. No. Year Semester Autumn/ Spring Odd/ Even Session
1.      1st Year First Semester Autumn Semester Odd July to November
2.  Second Semester Spring Semester Even December to April
3.      2nd Year Third Semester Autumn Semester Odd July to November
4.      Fourth Semester Spring Semester Even December to April


The candidate must have passed in Graduation or equivalent with one subject as English with at least 50% marks.

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The purpose of the M. A. course in English, under the semester system (CBCS), is to offer the postgraduate student of English Literature both basic and specialized training at an advanced level. It is qualitatively different from the B. A. English (Honours) course, in that assumes that the student has already made a commitment to higher learning, and is training either for an academic career, or for one that will utilize expertise in area studies.

The School of Languages’ Master of Arts (M. A.) in English programme will train students to read literature and culture within the UGC framework with a disciplinary approach to treatment of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The curriculum, under the guidance of expert faculty members, innovative teachers as well as prolifically published scholars are committed to cater students to thinking across boundaries of genre, culture and chronology.  Our coursework allows for exposure to a wide array of texts, theories and disciplinary formations from around the world.  M. A. students will also have the opportunity to pursue courses in other schools at KIIT, thus bringing new lenses to bear on literary studies. Above all, students will pursue their study of literature in relation to the larger world in which we live and ask pertinent questions of it.

A Postgraduate degree with in a discipline may be awarded if a student completes 12 Core Papers in that discipline, 3 Discipline Specific Elective Courses (DESC), 2 Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC), minimum 1 Open Elective Course (OEC), Grand Viva and M. A. Dissertation (Thesis and Viva). A student can opt for more number of Open Elective Course/ Discipline Specific Elective Courses (than proposed under the model curriculum of UGC). Minimum Credit scored earned during the the course must be 80 credits. However, the total credit score earned will not exceed 120 credits for the PG degree.

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  1. The program will help the students learn the evolution of language, history, politics, and literature being the narrative screen of world occurrences and enhance critical thinking of students.
  2. To display an ability to read and understand various literary genres and stylistic variations and write critically.
  3. To cultivate the language skills of students by introducing them to structures of language through a wide variety of literary works.
  4. Enable student’s writing skills and their learning conventions of academic writing
  5. To instill a critical perspective with which students approach the disciplines.
  6. To gain perceptive insights into the socio-political dynamics, the structuring points of view, the dominant ideology, hegemony, the prevailing common sense, and communal underpinnings that mediate the writing, production, reception, and survival of a work.
  7. To induce students, take interest in works written by different sections of people (gender, racial and ethnic minorities) and make the students give critical responses from different perspectives).
  8. Develop research aptitude in the core field of literature and language studies in English. To demonstrate a coherent and systematic knowledge of the field of English literature and Bhasha literature in English showing an understanding of current theoretical and literary developments in relation to the specific field of English studies.
  9. To make them capable of interpreting and exploring relationships from the points of view of different people.
  10. To enable students to demonstrate behavior and attitudes appropriate to an academic environment with critical faculties necessary on the job, and in an increasingly complex, interdependent world.
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By the end of this programme, students will able to

  1. To cultivate the ability to look at and evaluate literary texts as a field of study and as part of the wider network of local and global culture.
  2. To demonstrate a critical aptitude and reflexive thinking to systematically analyze the existing scholarship and expand critical questions and the knowledge base in the field of English studies using digital resources.
  3. To critically interact with works from different contexts: social, political, economic, historical and national as subject’s conscious of their own socio-historic specificity and thus their level of critical thinking is enhanced.
  4. To become a master’s in reading works with a theoretical basis.
  5. To become inspired by fiction, inculcate critical thinking, and stimulate the sympathetic/empathic imagination by allowing them to see the world through other’s eyes as well to foster intercultural dialogue.
  6. To appreciate, interpret Indian Literature in English and explore its’ uniqueness and its’ place among the world Literature.
  7. To learn what language is and what knowledge a language consists of.
  8. To know about the basic examination of the internal organization of sentences, words, and sound systems and get sensitized with the critical tools used in the reading of literature.
  9. To form an idea of the complex nature of literary studies and how they are entangled with other aspects of the social body.
  10. To learn literary terms and the various streams in literary criticism, to make them aware of the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary criticism, and to develop students, skills for literary criticism.
  11. To inculcate a literary, aesthetic, and critical awareness of diverse cultures and literary creations and thus to arrive at a broader vision of the world.
  12. To come to know about the evolution of the different literary and social movement and to familiarize them with the various issues addressed by them
  13. To become sensitized to issues like marginalization and subjugation and to develop a sensible response to great classics in translation and fine-tune analytical skills with a view to achieving a broad, wholesome vision of life.
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1. To give a platform for students to develop their unique capability as scholars, educators, writers and critics.
2. To be a breeding ground for skilled and articulate human resources capable of ministering to the needs of commerce, industry, administration and academia.
3. To help students develop specialization in the particular area of English literary studies.
4. To provide a grounding into comparative, contextualized and interdisciplinary perspective drawn from contemporary view of literature, culture and theory.
5. To help students develop critical-analytical skills of the highest order from multiple angles and theories.
6. To instill in students an openness to diversity, marginality and humanism.
7. To open an avenue for students towards a PhD, particularly for those on the look-out for a career in the academia.

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  1. 1. To cultivate in students the habits of clear writing, high-level reading skills, and critical thinking—transferable skills sought by employers in a range of fields, including the pursuit of a career in academia and industry, and admission into a distinguished doctoral programme.
    2. To train students into dissertation writing and encourage them to make quality conference presentations and research publications.
    3. To foster in students a liberal outlook and a cosmopolitan attitude through appreciation of the dynamics between the centre and the margin in literary and cultural texts.
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The program’s teaching methodology and approaches are designed to leverage maximum understanding of language, literature and culture seamlessly and simultaneously through the pedagogy. The subject will blend lecture method, case studies, discussions, review of articles and books, projects, role-plays, assignments, quizzes and class presentation for a holistic development of the students.

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The M. A. English programme will follow a continuous examination and evaluation system in the following pattern:

Internal Assessment
  1. CIA (Continuous Internal Assessment)
  2. Mid Semester Examination
End Semester Examination

Internal Assessment: Activity based Learning Model:     30 Marks

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Creative Activities
  4. Interactivity Focus
  5. Quizzes
  6. Self-Reflection

Mid-Sem Examination: Written Assessment     20 Marks

Total Internal Assessment (CIA + Mid-Sem) = 50 Marks (30+20)

End Sem Examination: Written Assessment   50 Marks

Total Assessment  100 Marks
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