About the Department:
Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College functions under the aegis of the Karnataka Central Diocese, a pioneer in the field of education. The Post Graduate Department of English at Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College rests on three decades of academic investment in nurturing students within the BA program, with Optional English as one of its core subjects. This program has typically provided students with an interdisciplinary edge, which is furthered in the MA ENGLISH program.
The program is in line with the Bangalore Central University and follows UGC guidelines. We are particularly interested in creating a learning space for our students that will enable them to emerge as leaders, creative thinkers, critical innovators and persons who influence the world. We have on board faculty who are keenly academic in orientation, passionate about teaching and research and deeply interested in students. We are therefore able to generate a value based teaching program that works towards the future of each student. The job market now offers diverse opportunities in media, journalism, communication, content writing, school teaching, higher education and academic research, creative enterprise, etc. And students of English are often the chosen few who enter this market space with greater confidence and an edge over others. We, at the Post Graduate Department of English, are determined to present our students with every opportunity and exposure to diverse areas of study. In keeping with this vision we cover domains as wide ranging as: Literature from across the World, Critical Theory, Gender Studies, Multicultural Studies, Dalit Studies, Linguistics and Writing Skills, Post Colonial Studies and Literatures in Translation.
Vision: To empower and educate young women for a fulfilling future. Mission: To transform individuals into a community of well developed persons, who care for and impact society towards the good of all.
• Dr Amitha Santiago, M.A. Ph.D., Asian Senior Research Fellowship - Post Doctoral (Hong Kong University).
• Dr Allan Pallana, MA PhD, University of Kent
• Ms Diana Suhmitha, MA (PhD) Jain University, Bangalore
Facilities: A well equipped library with the latest editions of primary texts and reference books, journals and E-Learning resources.
Classrooms: Digital classroom & seminar hall to enable students to improve their communication and presentation skills & use multimedia learning facilities. A state of the art Language Lab for developing Writing, Reading and Listening Skills.
Wi Fi facility is provided
The department follows the Bangalore Central University regulations in admitting students to the Post Graduate Program: MA in English.
Admission is open to Women Only. We take in a maximum of 30 students, of which 50% of the seats is granted at the discretion of the Management. Admissions are based on eligibility criteria as set up by the Bangalore Central University. The course begins in August/September 2019.
The admission process will begin after a formal notification is issued by the University. The last date for submission of forms is also declared by the University.
However, the application form of the college to the MA ENGLISH program is available on the college website or can be obtained from the college. Applicants need to send their filled in application with relevant details to the Office of the Department directly after the Degree Results are declared.
Eligibility: Students who have obtained a Degree from a recognized university & have graduated with Optional English as one of their core subjects are eligible to apply. Students of B.Com., B.Sc. and BBA are also eligible to apply for an MA in English. The cut-off percentage for admission to the course is 55% in the qualifying examination.