Department of English

About The Department

Who is the student of English in his/ her ideal form? What does the student of English major have, what does he want, and what does he in the long run hope to become?

The student of English is, first of all, a reader. He’s got a book pup-tented in front of his nose many hours a day; his Kindle glows softly late into the night. But there are readers and there are readers. There are people who read to anesthetize themselves-they read to induce a vivid, continuous, and risk-free daydream. The student of English reads because, as rich as the one life he has may be, one life is not enough. He reads not to see the world through the eyes of other people but effectively to become other people. What is it like to be John Milton, Jane Austen, Chinua Achebe? What is it like to be them at their best, at the top of their games?

A student of English wants the joy of seeing the world through the eyes of people who-let us admit it-are more sensitive, more articulate, shrewder, sharper, more alive than they themselves are. The experience of merging minds and hearts with Proust or James or Austen makes you see that there is more to the world than you had ever imagined. You see that life is bigger, sweeter, more tragic and intense-more alive with meaning than you had thought.

Most importantly, a student of English at his best isn’t used by language; he uses it- he bends it, inflects it with irony, and lets hyperbole bloom like a firework flower when the time’s right. He knows that language isn’t there merely to represent the world but to interpret it. Language lets him say how he feels!

English may not be the most spoken language in the world, but it is the official language in a large number of countries. It is estimated that the number of people in the world that use in English to communicate on a regular basis is 2 billion! Furthermore, English is the dominant business language and it has become almost a necessity for people to speak English if they are to enter a global workforce, research from all over the world shows that cross-border business communication is most often conducted in English. Its importance in the global market place therefore cannot be understated, learning English really can change your life.

Graphic Era Hill University’s School of Humanities, Department of English strives to make people more competent by not only inculcating in them the aesthetics of English Literature but also arming them with all the skills essential to be successful in the global and competitive market.


Under Graduate Programmes

B. A. English - 3 years (6 semesters) full time
  • Course Type

    Under Graduate Programmes

  • Course Duation

    3 years (6 semesters) full time

  • Eligibility

    50% marks in 10+2 with English from a recognized institution/ board

     

    Selection: On the basis of merit in Qualifying Exam

  • No of seat

    40


Post Graduate Programmes

M. A. English - 2 years (4 semesters), Full Time
  • Course Type

    Post Graduate Programmes

  • Course Duation

    2 years (4 semesters), Full Time

  • Eligibility

    Minimum 50% marks in English in Graduation or equivalent

     

    Selection: On the basis of merit

  • No of seat


Doctoral Programmes

Ph.D. English