English: on Campus Mode

Undergraduate programmes

Areas of Study
  • • Literary Studies
  • • English Language Proficiency
  • • English Language Education
  • • Linguistics and Phonetics

Structure

The BA English programme is for six semesters. There are four courses in each semester.

Three courses in each semester are core courses. The fourth course is an optional course.

In the first two semesters, the optional course is a foreign language of your choice or Hindi or Sanskrit. The foreign languages that you can choose from are Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

In the third and fourth semesters you can either continue doing courses in the foreign language you have chosen or choose a course in Psychology and Gender studies respectively.

In the fifth and sixth semesters, you will do two optional courses choosing from one of the following areas: Cultural studies, Media studies, English Language Education, Linguistics and Discourse analysis.

Areas of Study
  • • Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • • Sociological foundations of Education
  • • Psychological Foundations of education
  • • Language Pedagogy
  • • School Administration and Management

Structure

The programme is designed with applied disciplinary and practicum based courses.

Students shall study five applied disciplinary courses and one practicum based course in each semester.

All the courses are designed on the basis of cooperative and collaborative learning principles.

Students will be provided with project based learning experiences. Besides this they will be involved in a variety of activities such as participation in cultural activities, co-curricular activities, and developing teaching aids. All the courses would be transacted through participatory approach including group discussions, self-study, seminar/presentations by students etc.

Postgraduate programmes

Degrees in the MA English Programme

There are eleven degrees that you can choose from and these are divided into three types,a specialized MA, a bracketed MA or a general MA.

A: Specialized MA
  • 1. MA in Linguistics
  • 2. MA in English Literature
  • 3. MA in Literary and Cultural Studies
  • 4. MA in Teaching of English as Second Language
  • 5. MA in Media and Communication

B: Bracketed MA (2-year)
  • 1. MA in English (Linguistics)
  • 2. MA in English (English Literature, Commonwealth Literature,American Literature etc.)
  • 3. MA in English (Literary and Cultural Studies)
  • 4. MA in English (TESL)
  • 5. MA in English (Media and Communication)

C: General MA (2-year)

Programme outline

Courses for the MA English programme are offered by five schools
  • School of English Language Education (ELE)
  • School of Communication Studies (CS)
  • School of Language Sciences (LS)
  • School of English Literary Studies (ELS)
  • School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS)

Courses are offered in five areas of specialisation
  • i) Teaching of English as Second Language (TESL)
  • ii) Media and Communication (M&C)
  • iii) Linguistics (Ling.)
  • iv) English Literature (Eng. Lit.)
  • v) Literary and Cultural Studies (LCS)
Areas of Study
  • • Print & Web Journalism
  • • Audio and Video Production
  • • Advertising & Marketing Communications
  • • Communication Studies

Structure

To qualify for an MA degree in EFLU, the student has to earn a total of 80 credits by the end of four semesters. The student has to earn a minimum of 15 credits every semester and a maximum of 25 credits to be promoted to the next semester. Of these, there are four core courses that are to be taken compulsorily by all the students of MA MCJ over the two years period which gives 20 credits. The additional (10) core credits shall be earned from the areas of study mentioned above to complete 30 core credits. The rest of the credits can also be earned from the areas listed (courses opted should be from a minimum of three areas) when offered by the Department/School. An internship in any media organisation is compulsory to complete the course.

Areas of Study
  • • Computational logic and programming
  • • Theoretical linguistics
  • • NLP and applications

Structure

Master of Computational Linguistics is a two year post graduate programme with four semesters. A total of 80 credits have to be earned by the end of four semesters, with a minimum of 20 credits to be earned by the end of each semester. Successful completion of 70 credit hours of courses from three separate modules, a, b and c (see table below), 5 credit hours from a course from any of the three modules or from outside the School of Language Sciences, and project work and/or internship of 5 credit hours will result in the award of a Master of Computational Linguistics degree. Table below provides the details on the credit hours in each separate module.

Course modules Number of credit hours
  • a. Computational logic and programming 20
  • b. Theoretical linguistics 20
  • c. NLP and applications 30

One course from the above modules or any course from another school 5 Project work/Internship 5 Students will be expected to complete the program within two years (four academic semesters). 75 credit hours of taught courses will be completed within four semesters, in addition, at the end of the fourth semester, students will complete 5 credit hours of project work and/or an internship. A faculty advisor will help the student complete a project in a timely fashion and provide both intellectual and academic support.

Areas of Study
  • • Advanced Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Education
  • • Cognitive , Social and (Cross) Cultural Psychology of education
  • • Research Methods in Educations
  • • Teacher Development
  • • Language Pedagogy, Media, Culture and Education and Understanding Training
  • • Educational Management, Curriculum Development, Learning Disability and Mental Health Psychology of Education

Structure

Five courses in First Semester and Four Course in Second Semester and Dissertation 80 marks for Report and 20 marks for viva voce.

Postgraduate diploma programmes

Areas of Study
  • • English Language Teaching
  • • Linguistics
  • • Modern Grammar
  • • Phonetics and Spoken English
  • • Literature

Structure

The duration of PGDTE is two semesters. In the first semester students are required to complete 6 theory courses, as well as a practical teaching course. In the II semester they are required to complete 5 courses OR four courses and a project.

Ph.D. programmes

Programme outline

The aim of the three-year PhD programme in English Language Education is to provide students with the necessary content-area knowledge and research skills to prepare them for independent research and positions of leadership in a variety of settings where in-depth knowledge of issues related to ELE is required. The eight courses that the scholars do in the first two semesters of their academic programme will form the nucleus of the domain knowledge necessary for any language educator/researcher.

Structure

Semester I (August - January): 4 courses

During the first semester, all students must complete the following two core courses:

  • 1. Academic Reading and Writing (ARW)
  • 2. Research Methodology (RM)

In addition, they must take two of the following three core elective courses on offer:

  • 1. Curriculum, Syllabus and Instructional Materials (CSIM)
  • 2. Foundations of Language Pedagogy (FLP)
  • 3. Language Testing and Assessment (LTA)

Semester II (February - July): 4 courses

Students must register for four courses from the 10-15 on offer. The number of courses that students can choose from may vary year to year. The likely courses are:

  • 1. Curriculum Evaluation
  • 2. Teacher Development
  • 3. Pedagogy and its (Dis)Contents
  • 4. Early Literacy Materials in the ESL Context
  • 5. Designing Materials for Adult ESL Learners
  • 6. Teaching English to Adults
  • 7. Second Language Acquisition
  • 8. The Role of the First Language in ESL Classrooms
  • 9. Materials Development in Multilingual Contexts
  • 10. Reference Materials in the ELT Classroom

Semester III (August-January): 50-page research proposal

Students are required to prepare a fifty-page research proposal in the third semester, which they will defend at the end of the semester. A typical dissertation proposal will contain the following components:

  • • A rationale of and need for the study
  • • A review of the literature”key concepts and theories to be used in designing the study
  • • Questions to be addressed by the research
  • • Methodology

Modes of Assessment: term papers, critical summaries, critical responses, syllabus design, materials production, tests/quizzes, and oral presentations

Research programmes available
  • a. Ph.D. Linguistics
  • b. Ph.D. Phonetics
  • c. Ph.D. English (Linguistics and Phonetics)

Areas of Study
  • • Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Indian Tradition
  • • Phonetics
  • • Phonology
  • • Morphology
  • • Syntax
  • • Semantics
  • • Psycholinguistics & Language Acquisition
  • • Computational Linguistics: Theory
  • • Computational Linguistics :Applications
  • • Philosophy of Language, Linguistics as Cognitive Science

Structure

TThe research programme follows the credit system and the cafeteria model. The School of Language Sciences organizes courses at four levels. Level I, and Level II are primarily meant for MA students. Level I, and some Level II courses presuppose no background knowledge in linguistics. Level II courses are primarily intended for those who want to specialize in linguistics. A wide range of courses that reflect the varied interests and specializations of the SLS faculty are on offer at this level. Level III and Level IV courses are research oriented. However, the system allows a student to take courses from any level in accordance with their need and ability.

Structure

This is an intensive research programme with a duration of three years. In the first year (two semesters) students will have to complete coursework comprising of 4taught and/or reading courses per semester. Two of these courses in the first semester are taught and compulsory – one on research methods in literary studies and the second on models and techniques of writing at the research level. The reading courses will be chosen based on the students’ research area in consultation with the instructors. Programme Outline

This is an intensive research programme with a duration of three years. The programme consists of one year of course work and submission of a doctoral dissertation. In the first two semesters, the students will have to do 8 courses of 5 credits each. Two of these courses will cover research methods in literary studies, and will introduce the participants to advanced critical practices. The courses will discuss models of literary reasoning and the dynamics of writing at the graduate level, and help scholars build conceptual frameworks and streamline their research projects. The remaining courses will be designed to suit the scholar’s requirements in his/her area of research, and will be decided in consultation with the supervisor. After the completion of the course work, the scholars will have to submit a 50-page mini-thesis, which will be evaluated by an advisory committee. Once the minithesis is approved, the scholar is eligible to write the doctoral dissertation, which will have to be submitted within the stipulated period.

Areas of Study
  • • Classical and contemporary European writing
  • •American, African-American and Latin American literatures and cultures
  • • Postcolonial literatures and criticism
  • • Emerging literatures both in English and in translation
  • • Critical humanities
Structure

This is an intensive research programme with a duration of three years. In the first year (two semesters) students will have to complete coursework comprising of 4 taught and/or reading courses per semester. Two of these courses in the first semester are taught and compulsory – one on research methods in literary studies and the second on models and techniques of writing at the research level. The reading courses will be chosen based on the students’ research area in consultation with the instructors.

Evaluation of each course consists of internal assessment and semester end examination/ term paper in the ratio of 40:60. Assessment patterns can range from term papers, presentations, projects, seminars to sit-down examinations.

Structure

This is an intensive research programme with a duration of three years. In the first year (two semesters) students will have to complete coursework comprising of 4 taught and/or reading courses per semester. Two of these courses in the first semester are taught and compulsory – one on research methods in literary studies and the second on models and techniques of writing at the research level. The reading courses will be chosen based on the students’ research area in consultation with the instructors.

Evaluation of each course consists of internal assessment and semester end examination/ term paper in the ratio of 40:60. Assessment patterns can range from term papers, presentations, projects, seminars to sit-down examinations.

Programme outline

Film studies in India is an emerging discipline that has attracted various kinds of scholarly engagements. Scholarship of cinema has moved beyond informal cinephilia, film journalism and literary/textual analysis of individual films towards approaching cinema as a significant social and political practice. Drawing on methods in the broad areas of humanities, social sciences and liberal arts, research on cinema is an interdisciplinary enquiry and has become an integral part of contemporary academics. The PhD programme in Film Studies envisages researching cinema and film practices in historical, aesthetic and cultural aspects apart from training the students in the disciplinary fundamentals of film studies. The programme expects serious academic engagement from the students towards the broad areas of cinema and cultural production. It offers students the possibility to specialize in areas listed below.Areas of study

  • • History of Cinema
  • • Film Theory
  • • World Cinema
  • • Genre Studies
  • • Aesthetics of Cinema
  • • Popular Cinema in India
  • • Alternative Cinemas
  • • Moving Image Studies
  • • Documentary Movements
  • • Film and Philosophy
  • • Regional Cinemas in India
  • • Transnational Cinemas
  • • Gender and Cinema
  • • Contemporary Visual Culture
  • • Stardom and Popular Culture

Structure

In the first year of the PhD programme students complete coursework comprising taught and reading courses. The course work is divided into two semesters. The total number of courses to be completed by the end of the second semester is eight which are distributed as follows:

  • Semester I - 4 taught courses
  • Semester II - 2 taught courses and 2 reading courses
  • In Semester II students will have a choice to select the taught courses from a pool of six courses designed and taught by the department. The reading courses will be chosen based on the students’ research area in consultation with the instructors.