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Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Literary and Cultural Studies

Overview

The BA in Literary and Cultural Studies expands the scope of a traditional literature programme to include all aspects of culture like films, digital media, and other historical and cultural artifacts. The unique orientation of the programme is its strong commitment to straddle the two cultures of humanities and science and technology to produce intellectuals who can critically engage with the technocratic society in which one is embedded.

Trained in both traditional criticism and advanced methods like digital humanities, students will analyze a wide range of texts such as novels, films, television series, archival documents, advertisements, and so on, through various disciplinary approaches including philosophy, sociology, and literary studies, effectively ensuring the broadest possible exposure to all strands of humanities and social sciences.

Apart from quality internships in various sectors, students will also gain immersive experience in editing campus magazines and newspapers, organizing film and literary festivals, running film clubs and debating societies, producing podcasts and YouTube channels, and improving pedagogy in school curriculums. The degree will ultimately equip students with invaluable skills in the art of interpretation, argument, writing, and rhetoric, making them prepared for intervening in fields as diverse as law, media, art, and politics.

Course Duration

Three Years (Six Semesters)

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Eligibility


Pre-University/Higher Secondary/10+2 Examinations or equivalent from any recognized Board or Council in any discipline.

Obtained at least 50% marks in the subjects taken in standard 12 or equivalent.


Special Features

  • Have an inside track to Global Leaders’ Alliance Fellowship
  • Take classes with Oxbridge/Ivy League faculty
  • Become a part of the media lab, podcast production and film club
  • Organize the Alliance International Film and Literary Festivals and annual conferences
  • Publish campus magazine, newspaper and radio
  • Have exclusive opportunities to intern at media houses, corporates and NGOs

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