The Masters programme in Literature and Communication Studies aspires to sustain and revive an academic interest in literary and cultural theories. The papers offered are as contemporarily relevant as possible, even eclectic. However, a conscious effort has been made to ensure that theories are grounded in textual readings, wherever possible. Testing and evaluation patterns aim at fostering a culture of research rather than an exam driven system, which will enhance student reading and creativity. In keeping with practical demands, ELT, communication study papers and the internship component are skill based and endeavor to make the programme application oriented.
1) The programme hopes to prepare students for the challenges of a teaching career through teaching assistantships that afford practical experience in lecture preparation, material production and testing practices.
2) In keeping with the growing interest in literature and media studies, most of the papers redefine ‘text’ by introducing non-conventional texts and areas of study.
3) The internship aims at hands-on job experience as well as research avenues.
4) Workshops, seminars and projects, apart from being the existing methodology of teaching will also ensure exposure to expert views and global trends in the areas of literary and cultural theories.