About the course:
A degree in English language and literature will focus on the origin of English literature till present day. This course aims at not only drawing out the lines of origin of a text but to also critically analyze it and appreciate it.

Skills you need to pursue this course, which you are also likely to shaped in due course:

  • Ability to read more and more and almost everything you come across
  • Knack for details
  • Knack for writing
  • Critical ability

Entry requirements/Qualification:

  • For admission in Indian Universities, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with 45% marks (or equivalent grades) from a recognized university in any discipline.


  • While applying to foreign universities as an international student whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English, must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS.
  • While applying in foreign Universities, you shall be required to give a Statement of Purpose mentioning why you want to join this course and why you must be chosen for the same. In this highly competitive time, your SoP must be of high-class quality with impeccable English.


Documents required:

At the time of admission, you will require the following self-attested documents along with their originals. These documents are especially asked for by Indian Universities:

  • Class X Board Examination Certificate
  • Class X Marksheet
  • Class XII Marksheet
  • Class XII Provisional Certificate/Original Certificate
  • Character Certificate (recent)
  • SC/ST/PwD/CW/KM Certificate (in the name of the candidate) issued by the competent authority
  • OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate (in the name of the Candidate) issued by the competent authority
  • Transfer Certificate from school/college
  • Migration Certificate from Board /University are required from those students who have passed senior secondary exam from outside Delhi.
  • Self-attested passport-size photographs.

Course content:

The course in English literature may constitute the following sub-categories:

    • Literatures of North America and the British Isles
    • Forms in Literature
    • Literature and the Other Arts
    • Themes in Literature
    • Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures
    • World Literature in Translation
    • Literary and Cultural Theory
    • English Language Education
    • Contemporary Indian English Fiction
    • Drama: Text and Performance
    • Postcolonial Theory and Practice
    • Shakespeare’s Many Adaptations
    • Adventure Literature


  • India: 40,000/- to over a lakh
  • Abroad: $20,000 to $40,000




Course duration:

Undergraduate: Three to four years

Post-graduate: One to two years

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