Course outcome (English)



Literature in English is an elective subject examined in two papers with maximum marking of 75 each. Annual exam pattern is followed with 35% as passing marks. Passing separately is compulsory.

PO: The Subject will educate students about British, American and Indian literature in English and serve as a gateway to Anglophonic culture and mannerism. It will provide an overview of classical Greco-Roman models of writing. Literature encapsulates emotional quotient; making us sensitive to whole spectrum of human experience and applying them in real life. It will also broaden the horizon of vocabulary & amplify creativity. It can open a doorway to a myriad of different professions like Journalism: Scripting, article writing, editing, and blogging: all dynamic artistic jobs. Besides, a noble realm of teaching and academia, it also has potential to shape students as an expert in translation services, theatre & entertainment media, tourism,  research. Students can also seek post graduation program in English; essential in PHD, UGC NET or SLET (rechristened as SET) exams.

PEO1. First year anthology comprises of British English literature from period 1550 to 1900 AD.  The aim is to acquaint student with historical ages & literary works in a chronological manner introducing numbers of representative writers of all ages selected for their literary excellence, philosophy, pedagogical potential, aesthetic judgment, ethical values and artistic appreciation. The course content will also provide insight into diverse literary genres, subgenres, literary forms, terms, movements, polity, figures of speech, mythological and biblical allusions, myths & mysteries, fable and folklore etc.

PEO2. Second year anthology mirrors modern period literature. Students will witness rapid transformations & major societal changes in terms of science, technology, innovations, industrialization, materialism, urbanization and colonization. It will teach of Great War carnages; exposing atrocity & sordidness leading to disillusionment & fragmentation. But these impulses also fuelled human spirit with breaking conventions, singing of liberty & celebrating individualism.

PEO3. Indian Writing in English will imbibe knowledge of colonial or imperialist ideology. It will introduce students with the issues of identity seeking, nationalism, colonialism, Diasporas, modernism and post modernism, etc. It will also serve as a platform to locate dominant marginalized voices of society. It will help gain a creative critical insight and adhere to the challenging issues of social stratification.

PEO4. American literature will familiarize students with transitional history & transcendental philosophy of America along with major literary theories, movements and of course American dreams. Students will take pride in understanding Indian philosophy through great minds of America like Thoreau, Carlyle, Whitman and Frost and many. Western world is also indebted to India in learning the art of dramaturgy.

Course   Outcome (COs):

  1. Poetry:
  • Students will interpret and analyze poetry and develop metacognitive skills and stimulate imagination.
  • Introduce students to poetic sub-genres of lyric, narrative & dramatic poesy like- ode, elegy, sonnet, epic, monologue etc.
  • Poetic Syntax like rhyme, rhythm, meter and syllable will act on sensibility making it mnemonic.
  • Poetry will teach poetic elements like sound, diction, imagery, allegory and figure of speech like simile, metaphor, personification, symbols etc.
  • It can infuse empathy, foster emotional resilience and impart mental pleasure.
  1. Drama:
  • Manifest the knowledge of British theatre culture and modern cinema.
  • Students will study forms of drama: tragedy, comedy, tragic-comedy & historical plays, melodrama etc.
  • Analyze dramatic elements: plot, setting, character, dialogue delivery, mood, theme and spectacles.
  • It helps unveil characters, reinforcing personality, ambition, pursuits, relationship, broaden minds and dissolve conflicts.
  • Drama is the most kinesthetic of all other form of literature. It is a means to catharsis through art.
  1. Non-fictional prose:
  • Non-fiction prose introduces students with real life concepts in forms of auto-biographies, biographies, memoirs, periodicals and references.
  • Varieties of prose are descriptive, narrative and expository.
  • Prose exhibits natural flow of conversational speech and grammatical structure, its concise and clear written in sentences and paragraphs.
  • The aim of prose is to inform, persuade, express or entertain. Reader becomes practical and subjective.
  1. Fictional prose :
  • Fictions are theoretical, imaginary writing altering our views and principles.
  • The realms of fiction are fantasy, romance, science fiction, mystery & miracle, folklore & fable, thriller, suspense novel & short stories.
  • Curling up with books relaxes & entertain mind; reader become more congruent with ideas expressed improving interpersonal understanding.
  • Fictions are dominated with poetic justice where virtue is endorsed and vice condemned; enhancing prosocial behavior.


LANGUGE: Foundation course, English Language is compulsorily paper examined in three consecutive years of UG program in all three streams of BA, BSC and BCOM. Annual exam pattern is followed with 35% as passing marks. Curriculum under the canons of UGC is designed by the committee of State Board of Studies. Divisions are determined on aggregate marks of three years.

PO: State Higher education department aim at producing employable human resources. English is a lingua franca; it can improve higher learning potentials and erase cultural discrimination. The program will develop language literacy, interpersonal communication, upgrade competitive edge and improve personality. Job opportunities are open in media, journalism, research, writing, publishing, academia, advertising, tourism, marketing, public relation management & translation etc. Students can also seek post graduation program and apply for competitive exams like civil services etc.

PSO1. Focus of the program is to make students conversant in cultural heritage and development of India. Indian culture based material is framed for teaching English in Part I. Text based on science and Technology is planned for Part II. Aspects of development and related issues are focused in Part III. The curriculum designed incorporates text on Indian literature, art, scripture, colonial India, constitution framing, Indian scientists, science & technology, information and communication, globalization, digitalization and social issues embracing the problems of developing world along with the knowledge of contemporary importance.

PSO2. The program also aims at language proficiency enhancing analytical & critical faculties and reflective writings necessary in an academic environment. Linguistic competencies and communication skills are instilled with copious exercises incorporated in textbooks through comprehension, vocabulary grammar, composition and speech skills.

Course   Outcome (COs):

  • Students will attain competency in all modes of English literacy: reading, listening, writing, and speaking.
  • Heighten their awareness of correct usage of English grammar through extensive exercises.
  • Vocabulary acquisition through numerous exercises incorporated in textbooks as Synonyms, Antonyms, phrases, idioms, homonyms, correct errors, choose alternatives, frame sentences etc.
  • Students will strengthen ability to write academic papers, summaries, précis, essays, expansion of ideas, report writing, paragraph writing using the process approach.
  • Students will master letter drafting in both formal and informal conversation.
  • Practicing reading comprehension helps interaction with text, decoding the meaning embedded in the text & building schemata in reconstructing the text.
  • Students will also learn the strategy of answering within specific word limitation and saving time during evaluation.
  • Develop public speaking abilities by debate, extempore, etc during competitions organized by literary committee.
  • Students can have better access to cloud surfing, writing emails, business transaction etc with handy knowledge of English.
  • Distinctive advantage of English is confidence building and personality development.

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