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English Literature for competitive exams

By Prof. Aysha Iqbal   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 881
The course is designed and developed to suit the needs of those students who aim to appear for competitive exams with English Literature as their core subject. It will be useful for those who aspire towards acing competitive exams with literature in English as the main subject and/or want to pursue a higher academic degree, particularly as researchers, in India or abroad. The course includes major works, historical developments, sub-disciplines, movements and trends in English, American and also World literature. The participants will also gain an understanding about the key literary figures of all time and their contribution to their respective literary scene.

INTENDED AUDIENCE :  Literature, particularly in English
PREREQUISITES :     Basic UG degree in Arts/Humanities
INDUSTRY SUPPORT :   All colleges/universities
Summary
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate



Course layout

Week 1 : An overview of the History of English Literature
Week 2 : An overview of the History of English Literature
Week 3 : An overview of the History of American literature
Week 4 : An overview of the History of American literature
Week 5 : An overview of landmarks in World literature
Week 6 : An overview of landmarks in World literature
Week 7 : An overview of Indian writing in English
Week 8 : Major trends in literary criticism and theory

Books and references

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Instructor bio

Prof. Aysha Iqbal

IIT Madras
Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan is professor of film studies, drama and popular culture in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. Among her several books are Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Bollywood Directors(ed.) Sage: New Delhi, 2017, Post-liberalization Indian Novels in English: Global Reception & Politics of Award London: ANTHEM, 2013.  Her books on communication include English for Technical Communication, and English for Nurses and English for the Hotel Industry

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 27 March 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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