English


English Literature is the subject which is widely studied by students under humanities stream at undergraduate, post graduate and doctorate levels.

The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language. Many linguistic and sociolinguistic are the first texts written for English Honors.

However, English literature, literature was first written in English since c.1450 by the inhabitants of the British Isles. English was the language spoken initially by Germanic Tribes commonly known as Old English. But from 1066 onwards, the language is known to scholars as Middle English.

Latter,came the stage when Literature was introduced and has its own history which connected with cultural history more extensively.

English Literature Courses


  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Literature
  • Masters of Art (MA in English Literature)
  • M PHIL
  • PhD

Top Colleges / Universities in India offering English Honours

  • Delhi University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Calcutta University
  • Burdwan University
  • Central Institute of English and Foreign Language
  • Aligarh Muslim University
For the list of Top Colleges offering English Honours, click here

Careers in English Literature


Students after completion of their English Honors look out for jobs in below listed career options.
  • University or College Lecturer
  • School Teacher
  • Content Writer / Editor
  • Journalist
  • Translator
  • Copyeditor
  • Copywriter
  • Author

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