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B.A (Hons.) In English With Specialization In Mass Communication

 

COURSE OFFERED DURATION (IN YEARS) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

B.A (Hons.) In English With Specialization In Mass Communication

3 12th standard pass with any stream at least 50% marks.

Disclaimer: TNU reserves the right for relaxation in admission criteria for the most deserving candidates.

TNU’s B.A. (Hons.) in English with Specialization in Mass Communication Programme is designed to provide students with a strong background of the language domain and develop skills in which these would be widely applicable to various relevant fields. Through a rigorous and combined curriculum of literature, language and linguistics, graduates will be proficient in literary analysis and in areas ranging from Media Ethics, Media Policy, Advertisement, Public Relation, Print Media, Online Media, Electronic Media and Production Skills. This programme also facilitates skills like Editing, Translation, Film Appreciation, and Journalism; all of which are highly prized by employers in almost every profession. Students will be committed to providing the public with media content that meets local and regional needs and is global in outlook and standards. The M.A. English Programme at TNU provides an indepth understanding of different literary genres, texts and popular traditions in the English language as also in English translations. It empowers the students to study these literatures in comparative perspectives and develop a holistic approach to various literary, social, historical and political contexts. It further prepares the students for academic research in English language, literature and related disciplines. It is designed to enable the students to pursue higher studies and develop a critical and independent understanding of literature and the global human condition. In this programme, we also provide additional help to students wanting to pursue an academic future by engaging with them critically and preparing them for relevant qualifying examinations such as the National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by the CBSE, on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

 

Semester 1

SL NO.

    COURSE NAME

COURSE CODE

  CREDIT

1.

A Brief history of English Literature, Language & Philology

CC-ENL101

      6

2.

European & Indian Classical Literature(CC)

CC-ENL102

      6

3.

Media & Communication Skills (GE 1)

GE-ENL 103

      6

4.

English Communication  (AECC 1)

AE-ENL104

      2

   

Total Credit 

    20

Semester 2

SL NO.

    COURSE NAME

COURSE CODE

CREDIT

1.

Indian Writing in English

CC-ENL201

6

2. 

British Poetry & Drama 14th to 17th century

CC-ENL202


6

3.

Digital Journalism (GE 2)

GE-ENL203

6

4. 

Environmental Studies (AECC 2)


AE-ENL204

2

   

Total Credit 

20

Semester 3

SL NO.

COURSE NAME

COURSE CODE

CREDIT

1.

American Literature

CC-ENL301

6

2. 

Popular Literature

CC-ENL302

6

3.

British Poetry and Drama 17th & 18th centuries

CC-ENL303

6

4.

Creative Writing & Writing for Media   (DSE 1)

DSE-ENL301

6

4.

Mobile Journalism  (SEC 1)

SE-ENL301

2

   

Total  Credit

26

Semester 4

SL NO.

COURSE NAME

COURSE CODE

CREDIT

1.

British Literature 18th centuries

CC-ENL 401

6

2. 

British Romantic Literature

CC-ENL 402


6

3.

British Literature 19th century

CC-ENL403

6

4.

Editing & Publishing in Digital & Non-Digital Platforms I (DSE 2)

DSE-ENL 402

6

4.

Development Communication Journalism (SEC 2)

SE-ENL402

2

   

Total Credit

26

Semester 5

SL NO.

COURSE NAME

COURSE CODE

CREDIT

1.

Women’s Writing

CC-ENL501

6

2. 

British Literature: The Early 20th Century

CC-ENL502


6

3.

Editing & Publishing in Digital & Non-Digital Platforms II (DSE 3)

 

DSE-ENL503

6

4.

Radio  Production (GE 3)

GE-ENL 504

6

   

   Total Credit

24

Semester 6

SL NO.

    COURSE NAME

COURSE CODE

CREDIT

1.

Modern European Drama

CC-ENL 601

6

2. 

Postcolonial Literature

CC-ENL602


6

3.


Translation as a skill (DSE 4)


DSE-ENL603


6

4. 

Basics of Television Journalism (GE 4)


GE-ENL604

2

   

Total Credit

24

FACULTY MEMBERS

Dr. Anindita Dutta, HOD & Assistant Professor

Dr. Dutta has more than 21 years of experience in teaching and research work. Her Ph.D in ELT (English Language Teaching) primarily focuses on ICT (Information & Communication Technology) in Tertiary Education. Prof. Dutta had been a member of the editorial board for International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education. She has 4 academic textbooks and 9 Research Publications to her credit.

Dr. Koel Mitra, Assistant Professor

Dr. Mitra has 6 years of teaching and more than 2 years of research experience. She did her Ph.D. in Digital Humanities and her areas of research include Literary, Linguistic, and Critical Theory, Latin American Literatures, Comparative Literature, and Innovative Learning Techniques. She was awarded the University Gold Medal for securing the First class First position in M.A., the Prof. Gopal Halder Memorial Gold Centered Silver Medal for securing the First Position at the M.A. Final Examination, and the University Gold Medal for securing the First class First position in B.A. (Hons.) in Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Apart from this, she had won the Second Prize in the 12th Five Year Plan Hackathon Organized by The Planning Commission, Government of India at IIT, Kharagpur. She has had 1 National and 4 International Publications in her name.

Dr. Atreya Banerjee, Assistant Professor

Dr. Banerjee has 5 years of teaching experience. She did her PhD in Comparative Literature and her research areas include Ecocriticism, Cultural Studies, Theories of Comparative Literature and Postcolonialism. She has had a National and 3 International Publications. Also, she has attended 2 National and  4 International Conferences.

Dr. Debobani Biswas, Assistant Professor

Dr. Biswas has been teaching for twenty years and has a collective research experience of eight years. She did her PhD in English Literature and her research area was “African American Drama”. To date, she has had two international and 1 National Publication to her name. Apart from this, she has attended 5 International Conferences.

Mrs. Sudeshna Gupta, Assistant Professor

Mrs. Gupta has been teaching for eight years and has a research experience of one and a half years on “Ethics and Management”. She did her MA in Philosophy and PGDPM in HR.

Ms. Rupa Biswas, Teaching Associate

Ms. Biswas has 10 years of teaching experience and an overall 8 years of industry experience. She is pursuing her PhD in Drama and Communication and her research area is Folk Media after completing her M.A in Mass Communication. She has had one National Publication named Johar to mystique land of aborigines - Jhargram -2018.

Ms. Aliya Halim, Teaching Associate

Ms. Halim has been teaching for more than 6 years now. She has a collective research experience of more than 5 years in “Linguistics / Translation Studies”. She did her M.A. with a specialization in English and Linguistics. Earlier, she had done her B.Ed. in English as well. She was awarded the UGC Maulana Azad National Fellowship in 2012. To date, she has six National Publications on her name. She has attended 3 International and 2 National Conferences organized by various groups.   

Ms. Ranjana Chattopadhyay, Teaching Associate

Ms. Chattopadhyay has 15 years of teaching experience. She did her M.A. in English.

Mrs. Samridhya Moitra, Teaching Associate

Mrs. Moitra has been teaching for more than three years and has a research experience of two years on American Literature. She holds a UGC NET degree in English Literature and has done her MA as well. She has a national publication to her name.

Mr. Sushmit Bhattacharya, Soft Skills Trainer, Training & Placement

Mr. Bhattacharya has 16 years of teaching and 2 years of industry experience. He is currently pursuing his MA in English. He has been recognized by the AIMA, New Delhi as an Accredited Management Teacher.

 

EXPERT COMMITTEE

Prof. Samantak Das

Professor, Department of Comparative Literature , JU

Mr. Rajeeb Ghosh

Jt. Editor, Ajkal Newspaper

Mr Arunava Roy

Program Head at Doordarshan Kendra Kolkata

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

English degree graduates and post graduates are often required where strong communication and written English skills are top priorities, for example, within the worlds of media and publishing. Mass communication is a vast field covering various facets such asprint journalism, electronic media, online media, advertising, public relations. Some of the other areas for employment are teaching, academic research, translation, editing, technical writing, etc.

In the recent years there has been significant improvements and impact of Mass Communication in our lives. The proliferation comes through print media, electronics media and web media. There are ample opportunities for jobs and career in various newspapers, magazines, tabloids, radio, television, films and in Internet media. One can work as Public Relation Officer, Special Correspondent, TV Correspondent, Producer, Script Writer, Screen play, Radio jockey, TV anchor, Art Director, Editor, Event Manager, Illustrator, Critic, Photo journalist etc. Excellent & high remunerations are being earned by the professional in these fields.

 

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