Bachelors Of Arts (Hons.) English With Research

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English is considered to be language of communication developed over a period of more than 1400 years and it has spread across the globe after British Empire and then influenced by USA.  People looking for career in English literature, drama, poetry for reading, writing and speaking should posses a professional degree in English with research orientation. Owing to this, Uttaranchal University offers 4 years BA (Hons.) English with research program who wish to pursue career as content writer, school teacher, Technical training and development manager, Editor, executive assistant in public and private organizations.

B.A. (Hons.) English with research is an undergraduate programme in English Literature. The programme teaches about English Language and Literature and the way it has developed into its modern form along with highlighting varied aspects of English society through its genres like Drama, Poetry, Novel, etc. 

The Programme is intended for the students who have a strong interest in English Language and Literature and who show promise in the study of either or both. Students with research inclination receive an intensive educational experience with respect to the courses offered. The student learns to critically analyze and debate on a variety of texts, and acquires knowledge of literary movements, periods and critical approaches. The student develops comprehensive written and spoken communication skills, becoming adept at arguing a point, framing a narrative and analyzing various levels of meaning. 

In the 4th year of the program, students are given ample opportunity to do research and publish manuscripts and write copyrights in the acquired field and embrace research aptitude and attitude for furtherance and for pursuing Post graduation and Ph.D. to get into academics.

Exit Policy as per NEP 2020 

As per new education policy NEP -2020, exit option is give to students in the 6th semester and for those students enrolled in Bachelors of Arts (Hons) ENGLISH with Research can exit after 6th semester with Bachelors of Arts (Hons) ENGLISH degree. Intimation to university authority on the exit option should be given by the student in 5th semester itself so that he / she can exit the program Bachelors of Arts (Hons) ENGLISH with research in the 6th semester while opting exit pathway designed for the same.

Career Prospects:

A student with B.A. (Hons.) English with research can opt for jobs in both public and private sector organizations. One can aspire for the Job Profiles, such as, Teacher (in Schools and HEIs), Policy Analyst, Writer, Editor, Publisher, Researcher, Communicator, Public Relations Officer, Speech Writer, Travel Writer, Blogger or Reviewer, etc. 

Graduates with this degree have opportunities in industries like Media and Journalism, Publishing Industry, Teaching & Research, Advertising & Marketing, HR and Administration jobs in public and private sectors, Hospitality Industry, Translators, Technical Writers, Web Editors and Content Managers as well as in Civil Services. Roles in advertising, marketing, and public relations have turned out to be highly popular and sought-after by the English graduates nowadays. Graduates in English are also likely to be well suited for roles in public sector in the English-speaking countries.

Programme Duration: 4 Years
  • Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream from any recognized board with minimum 50% marks in aggregate for general category and 45% marks in aggregate for SC/ST category.
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Admission Procedure:
  • The admission is based on merit, computed on the basis of marks secured in qualifying examination. University also conducts interviews of all applicants before admitting the eligible candidates.
  • Out of the total intake, 40% seats are allotted to students of Uttarakhand under the State Quota and the rest are open to students from all India. In case the allotted percentage of seats of State Quota remains vacant, it will be filled by All India students.
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