BA (Hons.) English

  • Course Level

    Course Level
    Undergraduate

  • Course Fee

    Course Fee
    INR 1,39,500
    US $ 3,300

  • Duration

    Duration
    3 Years

  • Scholarship

 
BA English (H)
BA English (H)
BA English (H)

The Department of English at Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies was established in the year 2013, offering the degree of B.A. Honors to students. In 2015, it became a part of the Faculty of Media Studies and Humanities and expanded its offerings to include an M.A. Degree Course. Currently, the department caters to more than 145 students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It offers an industry oriented curriculum for its Bachelor of Arts in English course.

 

Eligibility

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Minimum Eligibility Criteria

To enroll at one of the best BA English colleges in Delhi, a student has to pass in 10+2 Examination / Equivalent Examination with at least 45% marks in aggregate in 5 subjects including English as a compulsory subject along with 4 subjects with the highest score out of the remaining subjects.

Criteria for Preparation of Merit List

Merit preparation / shortlisting of candidates shall be on the basis of score in MRNAT 2023/ Marks in Qualifying Examination

 

Program Objectives

Enhancing students' language and linguistic skills.

Developing critical reading and analytical writing abilities.

Fostering effective communication and rhetorical evaluation.

Providing a conducive teaching-learning environment for a holistic understanding of English literature.

Instilling a literary insight for continuous and lifelong learning.

Supporting advanced research in English Studies and career opportunities.

This format provides a concise overview of the Department of English, its academic programs, research specializations, and its overarching objectives.

 

Career Path

  • Academicians
  • Translators
  • Teachers
  • Researchers
  • Content Writers
  • Creative Writers
  • Editors
  • Radio Jockey
  • Script Writers
  • Screen Writers
  • Corporate Trainers
  • Motivational Speakers
 

Programme Outcomes (PO’s)

PO1

Critical Thinking

Take informed actions after identifying the assumptions that frame our thinking and actions, checking out the degree to which these assumptions are accurate and valid, and looking at our ideas and decisions (intellectual, organizational, and personal) from different perspectives.

PO2

Effective Communication

Speak, read, write and listen clearly in person and through electronic media in English and in one Indian language, and make meaning of the world by connecting people, ideas, books, media and technology.

PO3

Social Interaction

Elicit views of others, mediate disagreements and help reach conclusions in group settings.

PO4

Effective Citizenship

Demonstrate empathetic social concern and equity centred national development, and the ability to act with an informed awareness of issues and participate in civic life through volunteering.

PO5

Ethics

Recognize different value systems including your own, understand the moral dimensions of your decisions, and accept responsibility for them.

PO6

Environment and Sustainability

Understand the issues of environmental contexts and sustainable development.

PO7

Self-directed and Life-long Learning

Acquire the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context socio-technological changes.

 

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO’s)

  • Enable the students acquire a broad awareness of literary texts and their historical and cultural contexts.
  • Equip them with the tools and techniques to appreciate a literary work by applying appropriate literary device so as to get aesthetic pleasure.
  • Provide them with the acumen to relate the text to contemporary socio-cultural situations so as to develop better understanding of human beings and their surroundings.
 

Specializations

  • European Drama
  • British Literature
  • Travel Writing
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • English language, grammar and syntax
  • Translation Studies
  • Literary Theory
  • Feminist Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • Culture Studies
 

USPs

  • The English Department boasts of a highly qualified Faculty (only Ph.D.).
  • Good student-teacher ratio.
  • Updated and interdisciplinary curriculum.
  • Mandatory internship with exposure to the demands of the industry.
  • Students are encouraged to get their work published while studying.
  • The public skills of the students are continuously honed.
  • High demand for English students in the job market, so earn while you learn.
  • Various activities to cater to different talents.
  • Students qualified in NET and other entrance examinations from reputed universities every year.
 

Benefits

  • Comprehensive Program Portfolio: The Department of English offers a wide range of academic programs, including B.A. Honors in English, M.A. in English, and a Ph.D. program, providing students with various opportunities for academic growth.
  • Extensive Syllabus: The department's meticulously planned syllabi cover a diverse range of English literature, spanning from Chaucer to the Modern Age, with a global perspective that includes Classical Greek literature, Indian Literature, African and Continental Literature.
  • Quality Faculty: The department boasts a highly qualified and experienced faculty, meeting UGC norms and regulations, with expertise in various literary genres, contributing to research and guiding Ph.D. scholars.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Students benefit from AC-fitted classrooms equipped with projectors and Wi-Fi, a studio for enhancing public speaking skills, and a well-stocked library with a rich collection of books, journals, and magazines.
  • Career Development: The department offers personality development classes, workshops, and guest lectures, enhancing students' soft skills, career prospects, and overall personality development.
  • Placements: Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies has a dedicated Corporate Resource Centre for placements, providing students with coaching sessions and exposure to various employment opportunities.
  • Admission Assistance: The department provides clear guidelines on obtaining admission brochures, filling out application forms, and the submission process, ensuring a smooth and straightforward admission procedure.
  • Wide Career Prospects: A degree in English opens doors to a multitude of career opportunities, including teaching, writing, publishing, media, advertising, public relations, and more.
  • UGC Norms Compliance: The department follows UGC norms and regulations, providing transparency and credibility to the academic programs and admission process.
  • Student Support: The institution offers assistance in processing education loan applications, helping students access financial resources for their education.
  • Flexible Admission Process: The university accepts both online and offline submission of application forms, making it convenient for prospective students.
  • Weekday Schedule: The institution operates six days a week, from Monday to Saturday, allowing flexibility for students' schedules.

 

FAQs

The Department of English offers programmes both at the undergraduate and post graduate levels. The programmes offered are -BA (H) English, MA (English) and PhD. The syllabi of the different course are planned meticulously, comprising all the schools, periods and genres of English literature. The entire stream of English literature from the age of Chaucer to the Modern Age comes under the purview of the syllabi. The scope of the study is broadened by incorporating The Classical Greek literature, Indian Literature, African and Continental Literature. The syllabi of various courses match well with those prescribed in the reputed universities such as University of Delhi, JNU and Jamia Milia Islamia. Competent and experienced faculty members are available in the department to supervise research scholars for PhD degree. Adequate infrastructural facilities are provided for smooth running of the programmes.

Admission Brochure can be obtained by the following ways:

  • Download from the MRIIRS website.
  • Can be obtain from the university.

The Student has to submit the application form online using the scratch card and brochure number provided with the admission brochure or directly using debit/ credit card.

The student should then secure two hard copies of the submitted application form. One copy should be kept for self reference and the other should be submitted to MRIIRS at the time of Physical Counseling.

BA (H) English is a 3-year undergraduate programme that teaches the students about the development of English literature and language into modern society through drama, fiction, poetry, epics written by authors across the ages and centuries. Its objective is to broaden the horizon of the students so that they can perceive human life and conditions in the correct perspective.

It differs from the “Pass Course” in terms of syllabi, content and extensive study of English Literature. English Honors programme focuses more on the specialized study of English Literature rather than giving general knowledge and information about other subjects and areas of Arts and Humanities.

The scope and demand of BA (H) English is vast and varied. After the completion of the degree the students can pursue higher studies and excel their careers in the field of academics and research. It enables the students for competitive examinations including the Civil Services Exam. It has been observed that the students with literature background have better chances of getting selected for the Civil Services. Besides, they can pursue their careers in the areas of Management, Journalism etc.

One of the biggest advantages of doing BA (H) English is that it creates a new lens to view life. It develops an enthusiastic sense of awareness about one’s society and surroundings. It prepares students for careers in various fields such as teaching, writing, publishing, media, advertising, public relations, content writers, blogging, creative writing etc.

As a minimum eligibility criteria a student needs to pass in 10+ 2 examination/equivalent examination with at least 45% marks in aggregate in 5 subjects including English as compulsory subject along with 4 subjects with the highest score out of the remaining subjects.

We organize personality development classes to help the students to enhance their soft skills, career exploration, resume writing, interviewing skills and presentation skills. We also organize panel discussions, news reading, mock parliament, group discussions and news analysis for the overall development of their body, mind and soul. Work-shops on various related topics and technical aspects of syllabi are organized. We also arrange guest lectures by renowned and seasoned Professors of the field. We have got tie-ups with the industry expertise.

The Faculty of the English Department is highly experienced and qualified when compared with the U.G.C norms and regulations. All the faculty members have expertise in various genres of literature and are from well reputed central and state universities, IITs etc. They have been consistently contributing towards research by writing research papers, edited books, books, research projects and guiding PhD scholars.

The Department of English provides a good infrastructure that includes AC fitted classrooms with projectors and wifi. We also have the facility of a studio for recording, evaluating and improving the public speaking skills of the students.

The Department has a well stocked library with a large number of books in different areas of English language, literature and soft-skills. The library also maintains a good number of printed books, journals and magazines.

Yes, till it is permissible as the university follows the UGC norms.

No, there is no need to submit original certificates but the candidate must produce original certificates/documents on the day of admission for verification, failing which the candidate shall not be considered for the same.

For BA (H) English– 12th original mark sheet, date of birth certificate, address proof, medical certificate, and character certificate from institution last attended. For MA English– Mark-sheet of Graduation, 12th original mark sheet, date of birth certificate, address proof, medical certificate, and character certificate from institution last attended.

MRIIRS has a well organized placement cell called Corporate Resource Centre which is doing a commendable job every year. We conduct special coaching sessions for improving the employability skills of the students. We have a good rapport with other educational institutions for the exposure of the students to their academic and research environment.

Six days a week, from Monday to Saturday.

A separate cell has been set-up for providing assistance in education loan from bank. Also, representatives of various banks remain available in campus during physical counseling days.

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