Amrita offers five year integrated Programme M. A. in English. This stream has been designed for students with sensitivity for literary and linguistic analyses. It provides an understanding of literatures in English from around the world with special emphasis on current debates in literary theory, lesser-known literatures and the importance of an interdisciplinary approach. It aims to introduce students to language, literary and cultural studies, with an emphasis on critical reading skills that would stand a student in good stead whatever she/he may eventually do in life. Starting with introductory courses in the basics of language and literature, the stream covers the masters of English literary tradition, as well as major writers from other tradition and different kinds of literature in English in different periods of its history.

This 5 year integrated Programme helps designing a bright career in the fields of academics ,editing journalism and language training. The Programme also provides an opportunity for our students and faculty to be in close and constant touch with those of the Engineering, Sciences and Management departments.

DURATION: 5 years, 10 semesters



Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5
History of English Literature: The Pre Chaucerian to the Augustan History of English Literature: The Pre–romantic to the Victorian History of English Literature: Victorian to the Present Shakespeare: Comedies English Drama: Elizabethan to Victorian
English Poetry: The Elizabethan to the Augustan English Poetry: The Pre-romantic to the Victorian Biography Indian Writing in English: Poetry Elements of Literary Criticism
English Prose: The Elizabethan to the Victorian English Prose: The Late Victorian to the Modern Communicative English (Advanced) History of English Language and Phonetics Spiritual Literature
Introduction to Computing Indian Writing in English: Fiction English Fiction: Victorian Environmental Studies English Poetry: Modern
Communicative English Professional Communication American Literature Life Skills II Elective II
Cultural Education I Cultural Education II Life Skills I ELECTIVE I Canadian Literature
Language – Paper I Language - Paper II     Life Skills III
Semester 6 Semester 7 Semester 8 Semester 9 Semester 10
Literary Criticism: Introduction English Poetry up to the Pre-Romantic Literary Criticism Research Methodology for Language and Literature Post-Independence Indian Writing in English
Autobiography English Fiction English Poetry -19th century English Poetry – 20th century Dissertation
English Fiction: Modern Shakespeare English Prose: 20th century Modern English Drama  
English Drama: Modern English Prose up to 19th century Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Literary Theory  
European Fiction Linguistics Elective III Elective V  
Shakespeare: Tragedies   Elective IV Elective VI  
Project (for Exit-option students)        
Electives I and II Electives III, IV, V, and VI
Creative Writing in English Methods of Teaching English Language
Teaching of English for Indian Students Women’s Studies
Technical and Professional Writing Comparative Literature
Journalism and Mass Media Indian Literature in Translation
  Translation Studies
  Introduction to Film Studies
  Canadian Fiction
  Black Literature
  20th Century American Literature
  Indian Women Novelists in English
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