Updated on May 17, 2021 09:11 IST
Kritika Gupta

Kritika GuptaSenior Executive – Editorial, Shiksha.com

One of the oldest languages which were developed over 1,400 years ago, the English Language has been refined through the ages to now being highly simplified. English Literature originally began through poetry, hagiography, sermons, bible translations, chronicles and riddles. Originating from the Anlo-Saxon settler, English Literature deals with poems, poetry, riddles, novels, plays, prose and much more. English Literature does not comprise just of England scriptures, but also from Western, Oceana, Contemporary Literature and much more. However, the biggest elements which are taught since class 6, is Shakespearean Literature and the Elizabethan Age.

Right from Old English Literature (c. 450 -1066) which comprises of the Anglo-Saxon chronicles to poetry such as Battle of Maldon and Beowulf, to Middle English Literature (1066-1500) which had writers such as Geoffrey Chaucer, William Langland, to the English Renaissance (1500-1660), which had more of a cultural and artistic moment to the Elizabethan Era. One of the greatest poetry writers of the era was Thomas Wyatt, who was responsible for many innovations in English poetry alongside Henry Howard. There were various eras which are taught in courses which are offered by various universities and colleges.

Skillset Required for Literature

One must have the following skills in order to ace English Literature.

Curious

Knowledgeable

Intellectual

Avid Reader

Dedicated

Understandable

Artistic

Helpful

Courses Offered in English Literature

The courses which are offered commonly by various universities and colleges are as follows:

Course

Duration

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Literature

3-Years

Master of Arts (MA) in English Literature

2-Years

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Literature: Eligibility Criteria

  • BA English Literature: The candidate should have done their class 12 from a recognised board in any stream and should have secured a minimum of 50% to be eligible.
  • MA Linguistics: Students need to have done their graduation from a recognised university and should have done their BA Programme or BA (Hons) in any discipline and should have secured a minimum of 55% in order to be eligible.
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English Literature Admission Process

  • Chose University/College: The first step is to search for colleges or universities which are offering courses and programmes in English Literature. The aspirant will have to check the fees, the seats offered eligibility criteria which is set for the course.
  • Apply for Course: Once the candidate has found the university offering a course in Linguistics, proceed to apply for admission. Fill up the details as required and pay the application fee. The application forms are available for a limited period of time so the candidate is advised to know the details way in advance.
  • Mode of Admission: Universities and Colleges will either conduct entrance exams for admission or offer admission through merit. For postgraduate courses, the candidate will have to appear for an entrance exam.
  • Results: Selected and qualified candidates make the merit list. The student has to get the desired rank and percentage, to be eligible for admission. For postgraduate courses, entrance exams are conducted.
  • Counselling: The candidate will have to appear for the counselling session conducted at the university to book their seat, submit their documents and pay the fees to seal admission.

Colleges Offering English Literature

Tabulated below are the top colleges offering Literature programmes:

Delhi University

Jaipur National University

Adamas University

Amity University, Mumbai

T John College, Bangalore

Calcutta University

Krea University

Nizam College

SAGE University

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Job Opportunities in Literature

Given below are the job opportunities one can go for after studying Literature:

Teacher

Professor

Consultant

Advisor

Content Writer

Journalism

Translator

Script Writer

Human Resources

Features Writer

Management

Linguistic

Publisher

Campaigner

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Popular Literature UG Courses in India

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UG Courses

Popular Literature PG Courses in India

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Popular Literature Specializations in India

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Comments

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Parth Raj

2022-03-02 14:11:16

Is there any issue in doing Ph.D if MA is from private not regular?

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

6 days ago

There is no difference in validity for Ph.D. course in private, state or central universities if the university is duly approved by University Grants Commission (UGC). Therefore, if you are thinking to get admission in any private university, then first of all know that university is duly approve...There is no difference in validity for Ph.D. course in private, state or central universities if the university is duly approved by University Grants Commission (UGC). Therefore, if you are thinking to get admission in any private university, then first of all know that university is duly approved by UGC or not.

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rosannadavis

2022-03-01 18:17:35

I am a retired college teacher. I am a postgraduate in English language and literature. Is there any course esp. in old age that I can do?

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Dinesh upadhyay

Guide-Level 13

6 days ago

Yes you can explore various courses of -
- IFNOU
- Symbosis
Also there are many short term online courses for content writing, English . Communication, etc. You can harness your experience to offer online classes for English. Also you can explore the option of online teaching franchise.

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R sangeetha

2022-02-22 21:10:57

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for M.A. in English Literature at Bharathiar University.

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Harsh Gupta Gupta

Beginner-Level 1

a week ago

About 46 marks should be scored for taking admission in MA in English literature at bharathiar University for general caste while somehow less marks can be scored for other castes.

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Disha Sarkar

2022-02-19 22:48:36

I want Major in eng. with public relations /Advertising/marketing communications as minor from a university listed under WES of Canada.

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Shivang agarwal

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

What do you want to ask about it dear please elaborate your question.

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Harsh srivastav

2022-02-23 17:50:01

Can I know what is the M.A. Literature course of IIT Delhi, is it the same as M.A. English literature, How to get admission to this course?

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Deepali kaim

Beginner-Level 2

a week ago

It's only for the IIT admission student so if you are not in IIT Delhi you can't get that course as it an additional subject given to students, so they can join the course as per their interest.

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Disha Sarkar

2022-02-19 23:14:54

Which are the UG Courses available as English major in Udaynarayanpur Madhabilata Mahavidyalaya?

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Ajay Jakhar

Beginner-Level 3

a week ago

Yes, All undergraduate programs are in English

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KANNIKA

2022-02-11 12:57:02

I will complete my UG degree in B.A. Tamil literature. I am very much interested in archaeology, should I do M.A. Archaeology?

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Malavika Balasubramanian

Beginner-Level 2

3 weeks ago

Hello! If you are rashly interested in archeology then you might have some basic knowledge in the respective field. You've to decide whether to proceed with archeology, by firstly looking how much your interest and your depth of knowledge in the field of study, Secondly, you've to draw a rough pl...Hello! If you are rashly interested in archeology then you might have some basic knowledge in the respective field. You've to decide whether to proceed with archeology, by firstly looking how much your interest and your depth of knowledge in the field of study, Secondly, you've to draw a rough plan including your higher education and career opportunities. Then according decide your field of specialisation.

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neha

2022-01-08 17:20:36

I want to know about the fee structure at Kanpur University (CSJM) for M.A. in English Language and Literature.

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KUSHAGRA VERMA

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

It's for 2 years and fee is around Rs 8000.

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Divya singh

2021-12-29 18:22:34

I want to know about the fee structure at Department of English for M.A. in English Language and Literature.

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Vipin Bihari Yadav

Guide-Level 12

2 months ago

hii,
For the academic year 2020-2021, the average tuition costs of colleges offering English Language and Literature program is $26,767 for undergraduate programs and $19,496 for graduate programs.
thanks.

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Kheemaram

2021-12-24 12:56:26

I want to know about some of the best Ph.D. programme in Hindi literature.

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Ayush Rikhari

Beginner-Level 5

2 months ago

I think that Ph.D. Is good course and I tell you that instead of searching some best course in Hindi you can apply for Ph.D. in Hindi.

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