English, a bridging liaison across the globe, occupies a prime spot in widening the avenues of career for an individual. The ever expanding and all-encompassing, flexible features of both English language and Literature make it a thoroughly knowledge-oriented course that appeals to one’s aesthetic and intelligent sense.
The Department of English persistently endeavours to equip the students with quality communicative and personality skills through literary and linguistic pursuits to foster personal growth and face the challenges of the contemporary global society.
The Department comprises an excellent infrastructure of capacious classrooms and an updated, resourceful department library. Our college also renders a computerized Central Library which has a collection of over 800 text books and reference books in English. We also have a well equipped Language Lab which gives practical exposure to students in Language Skills through interesting exercises and interactive applications.
The Department of English was established in 2011, with BA English course. Our well qualified and competent staff members passionately mould and motivate the students to channelize them to the demands of the day. Even though, we had a humble beginning with four students in the first batch, the department has now a strength of more than 130 students. The continuous committed endeavours of the staff members helped to secure two university FIRST RANKS both in Foundation English and BA English Literature. The study of World Literature from a multi lingual and multi cultural dimensions helps the students to evolve into global citizens. We ensure a pleasant learning ambience to impart language skills, literature and moral values through intelligible teaching.
|I Year||II Year||III Year|
|Semester - I||Semester - III||Semester - V|
|Language-I||Language – III||Shakespeare - I|
|English –I||English – III||Indian Writing in English|
|British Literature- I||British Literature- III||American Literature – Prose and Drama|
|Indian Writing in English||Modern English Language & Usage||An Introduction to General Linguistics and Communication|
|Background to The Study of English Literature||Myth and Literature||Post colonial Literatures in English|
|Personality Enrichment – I||Computing Skill - I||Value Education|
|English for Competitive Exams – I|
|Semester - II||Semester - IV||Semester - VI|
|Language-II||Language – IV||Shakespeare - II|
|English –II||English – IV||American Literature – Poetry and Fiction|
|British Literature- II||American Literature- I||English Phonetics and Phonology|
|Regional Indian Literature in Translation||Film and Literature ( or) Green Studies||Indian Literatures in Translation|
|An Introduction to Literary Forms||Introduction to the Study of Language & Linguistics||Journalism|
|Personality Enrichment – II||Environmental Studies||Extension Activities|
|English for Competitive Exams – II||Computing Skills - II|
The Department of English offers an Add-on course on “Photo Journalism” to the III B.A English Literature students during the final semester. It is a twenty hours programme through which students acquire a brief knowledge about the basics of Photography, Lighting Techniques, Composition Techniques and Image processing.
Duration: 20 Hrs
Timing: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Course Fee: Rs. 500
Bachelor of Arts in English course covers the history and works of various authors from Old English period to 20th century. It also covers the writings and history of world literature. Technical Papers like Translation, Journalism are also offered under BA English course. Interest towards the language is a basic eligible criteria for taking up BA English major.
Taking up BA English develops a student’s language and literature knowledge. Language aspects such as vocabulary , writing, reading, speaking and listening skills can be improved. Literature on the other side introduces them to English culture and also to Ancient Greek, Roman, American, African and many other world cultures through the works of various writers. An enjoyment of literature will help students to read vast number of books, which can eventually lead them to become a writer. In this way English degree can provide you a great opportunity to test and refine your skills.
HCAS being one of the reputed institutions offer BA English course from the year 2011. With skilled and talented teachers the department has grown in a successful way over the years. BA English is a 3 year degree program with 6 semesters. The syllabus covers a wide variety of literary works from British Literature, Indian Literature, Myth and Literature, Film and Literature, Post- Colonial Literature, Literary Theory etc.., the department also offers an Add on Course in Photo Journalism. The Department encourages and supports the students to get internships in various institutions and also to participate in seminars, conferences and workshops. We have a Reading Club were students are given the opportunity to read books and write reviews. With the help of smart classrooms students are taught with Audio Visual aids. Syllabus related movies are telecasted to students. Within a short span of time the Department has produced.
TWO UNIVERSITY FIRST RANK HOLDERS.
It is a degree that can give you too many options in employment. With a BA degree and passion towards teaching and with the Master degrees you can opt teaching. You can also obtain jobs in the fields of writing, editing, publishing, technical writing etc... The field of Journalism and Media has various job opportunities for BA English graduates. If you are interested towards arts and culture then Arts and Culture industry has many jobs. NGOs & social service organization look for people with good communication and writing skills, so a degree with BA English will naturally make a good choice. You are also eligible for any kind of administrative jobs.
MOU – nil
Department of English is conducting an Add on Course in Photo Journalism to the students of BA English.