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Scdl Assignments 2013 Bachelor 2016

Department of English

Master of Arts in English

The college has started  M.A. in English w. e. f. academic year 2016-17. The Master of Arts in English is designed to help students develop strong analytical skills and grounding in diverse critical and theoretical approaches. The programme helps students develop specialization in the particular area of English literary studies. The course aims at generating qualified, competent and articulate human resource capable of contributing to relevant domains of knowledge.

An important objective of the Masters programme is to introduce students to advanced study and scholarly activity in order to provide an avenue towards a PhD for those who wish eventually to seek a career in the academia. In addition, the course is designed to provide a reasonably complete higher education in literary studies for those who do not intend to proceed to a further degree in the field, but who may branch into other areas as diverse as publishing, editing, journalism, administration, management, communications, or teaching at the high school level.

The programme offers various compulsory courses providing training in Linguistics and English language, grounding in the genre, eras, and movements in literatures in English, a hands-on acquaintance with literary criticism as well as literary and critical theory. To create informed and motivated scholars, academics, litterateurs and communicators this programme adopts a comparative, contextualized and interdisciplinary perspective drawn from contemporary view of literature and culture.


This postgraduate course covers several of these areas with the following objectives:

  • to impart essential knowledge of literary forms, movements and trends in contemporary theory and interdisciplinary extensions;
  • To train the students to use their expertise for careers in journalism, performative art and film criticism, publishing, scriptwriting and for academic careers in English, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Departments/Centres;
  • To sensitize them towards contemporary areas of conflict and human rights.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to produce correct and effective professional-level academic writing.
  • Students will demonstrate a graduate-level ability to use current theoretical approaches to literary study.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to produce independent and original research.
  • Students will demonstrate a graduate-level ability to analyze a variety of literary texts.
  • Students will demonstrate a graduate-level ability to synthesize literary characteristics, themes, and/or approaches in several literary texts.

Program Details:

The programme will be for duration of two years. There will be a total of four semesters. Each year will comprise of two semesters.  A student will appear for four papers in each semester.

Intake Capacity:

  • The number of seats will be 60 (excluding NRI & Foreign quota)
  • Admission will be made on the basis of merit. Merit lists will be drawn in accordance with the provisions of Admission Policy of the college.
  • The Programme will commence subject to the minimum enrollment of students.

Credits, Examination and Evaluation Scheme:

  • The total credits of the Programme will be 64 credits. Each paper will carry 4 credits
  • Each paper will be of 100 marks.
  • There will be 40-60 pattern of evaluation.
  • 40 marks will be for internal evaluation consisting of mid semester assignments, projects, book reviews etc.
  • 60 marks will be allotted for external evaluation i.e. final semester end examination.


  • The courses will be taught by the faculty of the Department of English along with the guest faculty who fulfil the norms of the UGC Regulations on Minimum Qualifications for the Teachers 2010 and other rules prescribed by UGC and SPPU from time to time in this regard.
  • In case of special circumstances the professionals and experts will be invited whenever required.

Syllabus at a Glance

Semester 1

Literature of the Renaissance

Literature of the Neoclassical Period

Indian Literature

Introduction to Language Studies


Semester 2

Literature of the Romantic Period

Literature of the Victorian Period

Literary Criticism and Theory I

Literature and Society


Semester 3

Core Courses

Twentieth Century Literature (1900-1945)

Literature and Gender Studies

Literary Criticism and Theory II

Optional Courses

Introduction to Film Studies

Anatomy of Drama


Semester 4

Twentieth Century Literature (1945 -2000)

American Literature

Contemporary World Literatures


Optional Courses

Writing for Academics, Editing and Publishing

Travel Literatures




 Dr. Aarti Wani

Head, Dept. of English.

The biggest take away from SSE for me is "Thinking beyond Books". Before coming to SSE I was very much accustomed to a world where exams were all about studying books and pouring it out on the exam paper. However, those theories actually became clear when our faculty at SSE connected those theories to the real world. The internal components like writing Assignments & Research Papers enhanced our analytical thinking and thus helped us to gain a lot of knowledge which we could not gain by just reading books. The best part was writing a dissertation on a research question of our own choice. It actually made us "think" which no written exam can do!

Srejita Nandy

M.Sc (Economics) (2013-2015)

SSE has given me innumerable opportunities for conducting research works, not just for the purpose of examination, but also for the sake of augmenting knowledge. The college and the faculty have been the most supportive when it came to permitting us for conducting primary surveys. Our Director, Dr. Jyoti Chandiramani and the other faculties have always welcomed new ideas and motivated us to go ahead with them. A few instances would be my research works on the Transgender Community and the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme in Pune. The internship opportunity has also been a great learning experience for me.

Shrabana Mukherjee

M.Sc (Economics) (2013-2015)

Discipline, Hard-work and Perseverance is the only way to success. SSE has taught me to fight for everything (in the good sense). Nothing was served on the plate. I had to work hard for everything. Also, the fond memories would be a huge takeaway from SSE.

SSE made me more efficient. It brought the best out of me. The overall learning at this institute has shaped me as a person. It was not just monotonous learning. The learning was good enough to take me ahead in my life.

Omkar Raut

M.Sc (Economics) (2013-2015)

Learning was a continuous process throughout these two years. Ranging from writing research papers, presentations to surveys on ground level, learning was always a priority. Amongst all this, the biggest learning has been that of being focused and working hard for what you desire to achieve out of this course, faculty and college and not merely concentrating on fetching marks. At SSE, I have explored opportunities to the fullest, tried hands on things those were untouched, failed again & again and learnt to get up. I have learnt to keep trying, accepting failure and trying doing new things that makes a difference in society.

Simran Gupta

M.Sc (Economics) (2013-2015)

I can positively say that Symbiosis School of Economics has laid an excellent foundation for my future. The Bsc Economics course at SSE is an extremely well structured course and provides in-depth learning of Economics and Mathematics. The course is well supported my dedicated teachers who are always available for guidance. The college also provides wonderful opportunities of Exchange Programs which provide excellent opportunity to interact with International Students.

Shruti Aran

B.Sc. (Economics) Honours 2012-15

As a young entrepreneur, I was given an opportunity to start my first venture when I was in the second year of college, which only a few get in this competitive educational environment. The journey was exceptional where I was guided and encouraged throughout by my faculty, my seniors, and my fellow batch mates. I am a co-founder of a second start-up which is creating its own space in the field of marketing, my start-up is currently working with leading companies in India like Syndicate Bank, Kansai Nerolac Paints, IMRB, OYO Rooms, ITC among many others and we plan to scale to greater heights in the coming future. I would sincerely like to thank my college, my dean Ma’am Jyoti and my professors to make me what I am today and give me an identity in today's world

Karan Mehra

Symbiosis School of Economics (2012-2015)

With an extremely comprehensive course structure, SSE hasn't just allowed me to explore my interest in Economics, but has also given me an edge over my peers within the industry by helping me build upon the practical aspects of the subject in different terrains. That in turn, has helped me gain deeper insights into the surging trends that can be tied back its applications, be it data science, business analysis, or a global economic or political development

Mohena Srivastava

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