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Prepare for a Career in B. A. English

Coimbatore campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham offers B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature.

The program offered at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

  • Provides a deep insight into the world of literatures and enables the student to critically appreciate the major literary works
  • Introduces the student to the political, social, cultural, economical and intellectual background of the various periods in literary history, thereby enabling him/her  to acquire an understanding of life
  • Helps to strengthen the linguistic capabilities of the student through theory and practical sessions.
  • Includes electives that helps the student to identify his/her area of specialization



Dept of English offers under-graduate program in English Language and Literature. The department possesses well qualified faculty who have made significant contributions in their respective focus areas. The program features an updated syllabus carried out through regular BoS revisions. The overall approach is interdisciplinary which is in line with the modern academic requirements. The electives and open electives in the fields of Translation, Eco-literature, Bhasha Sahitya, Technical and Professional Writing, Creative Writing are testimony to this. As part of the program requirements, students complete a project in a specific area of study. This helps them to improve their critical thinking and to foster research aptitude.  After completion of the program, many students pursue higher studies in diverse fields like Teaching, Media, Core Journalism, Business sector etc.


Class commences from September 14, 2022 ( Tentatively)

Important Note

. Last Date to Submit Application : August 31, 2022
. Commencement of Class (Tentative) : September 14, 2022


Semester I
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
18ENG101 Communicative English 0 2 3 A
  Language Paper I 1 0 2 2  
18ELL101 History of English Literature: The Pre-Chaucerian to the Jacobean 0 0 4  
18ELL102 English Poetry: The Chaucerian to the Jacobean 0 0 4  
18ELL103 English Prose: The Elizabethan to the Augustan 0 0 4  
18CSA104 Introduction to Computing 0 2 2 D
18CUL101 Cultural Education I  0 0 2 F
  Total       21  
Semester II
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
18ENG121 Professional Communication 1 0 2 2 A
  Language Paper II 1 0 2 2  
18ELL111 History of English Literature: The Augustan to The Victorian 4 0 0 4  
18ELL112 English Poetry: The Augustan to the Victorian 4 0 0 4  
18ELL113 English Prose: The Romantic to The Modern 4 0 0 4  
18ELL114 Indian Writing in English: I 3 0 0 3  
18CUL111 Cultural Education II 2 0 0 2 F
  Total       21  
Semester III
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
18ENG201 Communicative English (Advanced) 2 0 4 4  
18ELL201 History of English Literature: The Late Victorian to The Modern 4 0 0 4  
18ELL202 American Literature 4 0 0 4  
18ELL203 Life Writing-I 4 0 0 4  
18ELL204 English Fiction: Victorian 4 0 0 4 E
18SSK201 Life Skills I 1 0 2 2 G
18AVP201 Amrita Value Programme I 1 0 0 1 F
  Total       23  
Semester IV
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
18ELL211 History of English Language 4 0 0 4  
18ELL212 Shakespeare 4 0 0 4  
18ELL213 Canadian Literature 4 0 0 4 C
18ENV300 Environmental Science and Sustainability 3 0 0 3 H
  Elective A 3 0 0 3  
  Open Elective A* 3 0 0 3 J
18SSK211 Life Skills II 1 0 2 2 G
18AVP211 Amrita Value Programme II 1 0 0 1 F
  Total       24  
Semester V
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
18ELL301 Elements of Literary Criticism 4 0 0 4 A
18ELL302 English Poetry: Modern 4 0 0 4 B
18ELL303 English Drama: Elizabethan to Victorian 4 0 0 4
18ELL304 Spiritual Literature 4 0 0 4
18ELL305 Phonetics and Grammar 4 0 0 4
Elective B 3 0 0 3
18ELL390 Open Elective B* / Live-in-Lab.@ 3 0 0 3 J
18SSK301 Life Skills III 1 0 2 2 G
Total 28
Semester VI
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
18ELL311 Methodology of Literary Studies and Humanities 4 0 0 4
18ELL312 Indian Writing In English-II 4 0 0 4
18ELL313 English Fiction: Modern 4 0 0 4
18ELL314 English Drama: Modern 4 0 0 4
18ELL315 Indian Aesthetics 3 0 0 3
18ELL316 Life Writing II 4 0 0 4
Total 23

Total Credits for the Entire Programme: 141

Electives A & B (Any Two)
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
18ELL231 Creative Writing in English 3 0 0 3  
18ELL232 Journalism and Mass Media 3 0 0 3  
18ELL233 Teaching English for Indian Students 3 0 0 3  
18ELL234 Technical and Professional English Writing 3 0 0 3  
Language – Paper I
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
18HIN101 Hindi I 1 0 2 2  
18KAN101 Kannada I 1 0 2 2  
18MAL101 Malayalam I 1 0 2 2  
18SAN101 Sanskrit I 1 0 2 2  
Language – Paper II
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
18HIN111 Hindi II 1 0 2 2  
18KAN111 Kannada II 1 0 2 2  
18MAL111 Malayalam II 1 0 2 2  
18SAN111 Sanskrit II 1 0 2 2  



A pass in +2 or equivalent with minimum 60% marks in English.


Based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination and interview.


Why Literature Programme @ Amrita?

 The UG and PG Programmes offered by the Department of English have a well- defined Curricula and Syllabi that reflect the current trends in Language and literature studies. The Department promotes interdisciplinary research projects engaging a range of cultural, aesthetic, historical, geographical, and theoretical concepts to bring out a holistic approach to research. Courses like Translation Studies, Linguistics, Folk Studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Dalit Studies and Ecological and Spiritual Studies offer them an insight into the emerging areas in this domain and help them to sharpen their analytical and critical thinking.

Job Opportunities for Literature students

After the Completion of BA and MA Programme, the students do get opportunities in Media related fields, Technical/Content Writing and Language Teaching and Training, Business sectors.

Projects/activities conducted to imbibe skills
  • As part of the Programme, students undergo advanced training in Verbal, Aptitude and Soft Skills which make them competent enough to meet the challenges in the corporate world and prepare them for various competitive exams.  The Department has a fully equipped language lab with an effective software Sanako study 1200 Tutor Ver 7.00 7.0.030522.01) to create an appropriate eLearning environment. The advanced multimedia technologies enrich the language learning process.
  • UGC Net training sessions are a part of the Literature Programme which help students qualify NET/ JRF Exams and thereby acquire eligibility for higher studies and Assistant Professorship.
  • Srishti, the literary club of Amrita spearheaded by the English Department features a variety of literary events with the primary objective of fostering in students a love for literature and nurturing their creative, aesthetic and oratory skills
Amrita Value System

The Department encourages and organizes social outreach activities to help them be responsible Citizens. The Department conducts several National and International conferences in various thrust areas to strengthen the research aptitudes in students and research scholars. The Department hosts national and international conferences, seminars, workshops and invited lectures to keep abreast with the emerging trends in language and literature.

Higher Studies and Placement

Till date, around twenty five percent of PG graduates have cleared the National Eligibility test. As part of Placement opportunities, the following companies/ organizations have visited the campus: Times of India, The New Indian Express, Byjus Learning App and other media houses and corporate sectors.

Almost eighty percent of both UG and PG students have opted for higher studies in varied fields like Media, Language and Literature, MBA, Law, Education and Education Management. This also includes students who have got selection in reputed national and international Universities namely Vanderbilt University, Central Universities, EFLU, Asian College of Journalism.

Fee Structure

Fee Type  Slab Seats% Fees 
Scholarship Fees  1 10% ₹ 40,250
Scholarship Fees  2 10% ₹  60,375
Regular Fees  3 80% ₹80,500
College Caution Deposit  –  ₹ 10,000


Hostel & Mess Fee for the Year 2022-23
CAMPUS Caution Deposit 
(One Time Fee)
 Coimbatore  10,000   47,000   56,000
1. Withdrawal Requests received before the commencement of the programme  The entire academic fee after deducting the processing fee of Rs.1000/- will be refunded. 
2. Withdrawal Requests received within 10 days after the commencement of classes The entire academic fee after deducting 10% will be refunded. 
3. Withdrawal Requests received after 10 days and within 20 days from the commencement of classes  The entire academic fee after deducting 20% will be refunded. 
4. Withdrawal Requests received after 20 days and within 30 days from the commencement of classes.  The entire academic fee after deducting 50% will be refunded. 
5. Withdrawal Requests received after 30 days  No refund of any academic fees 

Facilities at a glance

  • Central Library
  • Hostel Accomodation
  • Sports Facilites
  • Banking Facilities
  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
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Alumini Testimonials

The three years I spent in Amrita helped me in building a solid foundation and knowledge base in English Literature. The syllabus was detailed and varied, which helps any newcomer get an overall understanding of the subject. This and the continued guidance and support from teachers helped me immensely in clearing the UGC NET examination. The backdrop of mountains, rows of trees and evergreen lawns were added bonuses in my campus life.

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