Master of Arts English
The Department of English, Bangalore City University was established in 2018. The Post Graduate program of the English Department, Bengaluru City University, is one of the strongest, most diverse, and most intellectually exciting in the country. Consistently highly ranked across fields, it receives over 100 applications for admission each year and enrols an entering class of 30 – 40 students. We offer courses that incorporate the literary canon, investigate various modes of inquiry, and teach a range of critical methodologies.
A variety of field-specific research centres, colloquia, lecture series, and informal reading groups provide important adjunct experiences to the formal classroom. Post Graduate students are welcomed to the lectures and conferences conducted by the Medieval and Renaissance Centre and the Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies Centre. The Department also sponsors a monthly lecture series by distinguished theorists and scholars on the futures of the discipline and conducts seminars which include, both the traditional values and the exciting innovations that are reshaping its future.
Our proximity to several important research centres – with the coming of NEP – 2020 we are expanding our department offerings in new and emerging interdisciplinary areas. Post Graduate students are encouraged to work closely with their advisors throughout their studies in shaping a program responsive to their particular interests. The English Department heavily values training and supervised experience in teaching as an integral part of the preparation we offer for the profession.
We invite you to browse our website and learn more about the range of activities and wealth of accomplishments that characterize our extraordinary students and faculty in the pot graduate program.
At present, the Department has a team of Assistant Professors and three guest faculties who stand committed to the cause of quality teaching and research. There are 38 PG students in the Department for the academic year 2021.
- Provide a comprehensive foundation in literary studies and linguistic competencies.
- Introduce multiple areas of writings in English language and translations in English.
- Connect Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences through a multidimensional curriculum.
- Develop the students’ ability to read, process, think critically and independently.
- Explore texts and contexts of writings and readings, from varied spaces.
- Establish a multidisciplinary approach towards higher studies and research.
- Develop in students an inclusive outlook and responsible citizenship, inculcate ethical thinking and a sense of social commitment.
- Provide training to students in multiple areas of employment – conventional and new.
- Train students in professional skills relevant to career opportunities.
- Prepare students for the technologically advanced world, its challenges and opportunities.
- To enable practical and experiential learning.
- To become a meaningful Research Centre for the study of Language and Literature.
- To sensitize students to the local and the ongoing events, to have a globalised experience in a rapidly developing world.
- A historical library has been provided with a wide range of books.
- Connection to Sahitya Academic library enhancing the research resources.
- Upcoming with a proposal to Implement language labs with connection to Mass Communication department.
UG Programme Offered
|Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts||6 Semester (3Years)||60||A pass at the +2 level (Karnataka PUC / ISC / CBSE / NIOS / State Boards) in any stream (Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce & Management, Sciences) from any recognised Board in India.Candidates writing the +2 examinations in March-May 2021 may apply with their class X and XI marks|
|Bachelor of Arts (BA) Communication and Media, English and Psychology||6 Semester (3Years)||60||A pass at the +2 level (Karnataka PUC / ISC / CBSE / NIOS / State Boards) in any stream (Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce & Management, Sciences) from any recognised Board in India.Candidates writing the +2 examinations in March-May 2021 may apply with their class X and XI marks|
|Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Psychology, English||6 Semester (3Years)||60||A pass at the +2 level (Karnataka PUC / ISC / CBSE / NIOS / State Boards) in any stream (Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce & Management, Sciences) from any recognised Board in India.Candidates writing the +2 examinations in March-May 2021 may apply with their class X and XI marks|
|Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Sociology, English||6 Semester (3Years)||60|
|Bachelor of Arts, Performing Arts, English, Psychology||6 Semester (3Years)||60|
|BA Bachelor of Arts (BA) Theatre Studies, English and Psychology||6 Semester (3Years)||60|
PG Programme Offered
|Master of Arts, English and Cultural Studies||4 Semester (2Years)||40 + 10 Payment Seats||Graduates who have secured 40% in the aggregate of all subjects and 50% marks in the cognate subject in the qualifying University examinations are eligible to apply. Candidates with B.A., B.Sc., or B. Com Degree are eligible to apply provided they have scored 55% in the Language concerned in the degree course.|
|Master of Arts, English with Communication Studies||4 Semester (2Years)||40 + 10 Payment Seats||Graduates who have secured 40% in the aggregate of all subjects and 50% marks in the cognate subject in the qualifying University examinations are eligible to apply. Candidates with B.A., B.Sc., or B. Com Degree are eligible to apply provided they have scored 55% in the Language concerned in the degree course.|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Research Methodology (PGDR)||4 Semester (2Years)||40 + 10 Payment Seats||Graduates who have secured 40% in the aggregate of all subjects and 50% marks in the cognate subject in the qualifying University examinations are eligible to apply. Candidates with B.A., B.Sc., or B. Com Degree are eligible to apply provided they have scored 55% in the Language concerned in the degree course.|
|Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Sociology, English||4 Semester (2Years)||40 + 10 Payment Seats|
As Department of Environment and Climate Change is the new department. Ist batch students For M.Sc (Environmental Science) admissions were done during in the academic year 2021- 22.
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|Dr. Thandava Gowda T N||Assistant Professor||M.A., Ph.D.||View Profile|
|Dr.Leonard D’ Souza||Guest Faculty||M.A., Ph.D.||View Profile|
|Dr. V S Sreedhara||Guest Faculty||M.A., Ph.D.||View Profile|
|Ms. Rashmi Naik||Guest Faculty||M.A||View Profile|
The Department has a language lab equipped with multiple computers, handsets and a projector to facilitate language learning, where students can get access to audio or audio-visual materials. The Department also holds regular movie screenings to enhance the learning experience of Film Studies. This technology-enhanced teaching environment has helped the students get a more effective and engaging education, in comparison to one limited to a traditional text-book or lecture based class.
There are over a thousand books in the library, where the students can get access to a wide range of books beyond their syllabus. It also houses multiple newspapers, magazines and journals in the domain. The students also get access to reference materials for competitive exams like UGC NET, SLET etc.
The Campus also houses the Southern Regional Office Library of the Sahitya Akademi, where the students get access to a multilingual library. It has a rich collection of books on literature and allied subjects in English and various other languages. It is particularly known for its huge collection of books on literary theories and criticism, women’s studies, cultural histories and translational studies.
The Department organizes inter-colligate and national level seminars to provide the students with an enriching experience where several scholarly speakers help them acquire the analytical aesthetics of art acutely. The Department organised “Lumiere O’Lit”, a two day seminar on “Exploring Cultures and Society in the 21st Century Literature” , on September 12 and 13, 2022, with 2 keynote speakers and 6 distinguished subject experts.
Meet the Author
Meet The Author, is an initiative planned and organized by the Department of Studies in English, to provide a practical and firsthand experiential learning opportunity to the Postgraduate students of Bengaluru City University and it’s Affiliated Colleges, about the process of writing and publishing from well renowned Authors. The students availed an exciting opportunity to meet a Bestselling Author, “SHWETA TANEJA”, on August 26, 2022.
The Department organizes field trips to better acquaint the students with the real world, and prepare them for their lives as professionals. The Department organized a one day educational excursion to Mysore, on August 20,2022. The places visited include the renowned author, R. K. Narayan’s Home, Dhwanayaloka Library, Kuvempu Lake, Gaganachukki Waterfalls and KRS Dam.
The Department organises special lectures by eminent personalities and subject experts, to provide the students with an opportunity to broaden their horizon of knowledge and deepen their understanding. The last Guest Lecture was delivered by Dr Fayyaz Ahmed Ilkal, from Rani Chanamma University, Belgaum, on the topic “Research Methodology and Writing”.
Teacher’s Day Celebration
A day to celebrate our hardworking Professors who inspire and guide us at every turn.
World Poetry Day Celebration - 2022
The Department celebrated World Poetry Day, on March 21, 2022. The event included a Poetry Competition where the students had an exciting opportunity to pen their thoughts and win recognition. The final celebrations included a small attempt to revive oral traditions of poetry recital by the students and an invaluable addresses by the judge, Prof V S Sreedhara, Dr Leonard D Souza.
Social Media Presence
There is a student run Instagram page @pendom_literopia, a space for literary exploration and innovation. The students use it to preserve the valuable memories of their journey and to connect with likeminded people and expand their literary network.
A weekly event to provide the students with a platform to showcase their talents and gain experience, knowledge, build their confidence and learn public speaking skills. The events so far include student presentations on a variety of topics, a debate on Artificial Intelligence and a movie screening of Top Gun.
- Bhagyalakshmi Makam, has qualified KSET and is now working as a Guest faculty in GFGC, Frazer town
- Pruthvi D, has qualified UGC NET working as an Asst. Professor in Seshadripuram College
- Srinivas R, working as a lecturer in Yadava Degree College
- Sameera Gowda M N, working as an Office Assistant in the Rural Development & Panchayat Raj
- Shredha Narayanan, working as a Content Writer InSnap Technologies
- Bharath GC, has qualified UGC NET and is now working as a Guest faculty in BCU
- Durga Prasad, Hiranmayi Educational Institution, Faculty of English
- Nitish Krishnamurthy, National Degree College, Faculty of English
- Ajay P R, working in Product International team at MSI Services Pvt Ltd
- Sridevi M V, working at Seshadaripuam College, Faculty of English