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Saturday, May 24, 2008

MA in English with Communication Studies at Christ College

We are staring MA in English with Communication Studies this year. The papers are :
Semester I
British Literature:Genres and ideas
Reading Twentieth Century Art, Culture and Society
Literary Criticism
American Literary Thoughts and Ideas
Professional Communication
Semester II
Gender Studies
Contemporary Theory
Linguistics
English Language Teaching
Mass Communication
Semester III
Indian Writing in English
World Literature
Postcolonial Studies
Comparative Drama
Research and Writing Heuristics

Semester IV
Dissertation
Film Studies
Indian Writing in Translation
Cultural Studies
Translation Studies
Script Writing

Note: After the second semester there is a compulsory internship in any of the following area- media, schools, colleges, research centres.

For any information, help regarding the course or admission please contact me on : ajpinto42 at gmail dot com or post your comments on this blog.

58 comments:

Aditi said...

Sir could you tell me what's the deadline for the aaplication for this course.

Anil Pinto said...

The classes begin on 30 June. I would say it's better to apply well in advance.

Anil Pinto said...

No deadline has been fixed as yet. But to be on the safer side it would be better to apply before 25 June

Aditi said...

Thank you.

Anil Pinto said...

You are welcome

Maleeva said...

do you have a distance learning course for MA In english

Anil Pinto said...

No We do not have.

aditi said...

Sir, i posted the required documents along with the printed copy of the application form on the 5th of this month. How would i come to know whether my documents have been received by the college or not?

Anil Pinto said...

Will check today and let you know.

Anil Pinto said...

If your full name is Aditi Bhat, then we have received your application along with the documents. You have already been sent an email to appear for the interview at the admission office, Christ College on Monday 23 June at 10 am.

Aditi said...

I received it yesterday. Thank you.

alpa said...

i am doing the same course from IP University, delhi.i am in first year. we have just started with our classes. i have a few queries - is this a professional course? what career prospects does it provide to us?

Anil Pinto said...

alpa, I went through your syllabus at IP University. It is a communication studies oriented. At Christ we are trying to make it interdisciplinary with a stress on English Studies. With this syllabus and course work we expect our students to be able to teach in depts of English, become researchers as well as move to media, or industry.

Anil Pinto said...

alpa, I must admit you have a fascinating syllabus in place. Would like to know the contents. Can you email or mail me the detailed syllabus? Would really appreciate that.

alpa said...

anil, the syllabus available on the site of IP college is what we have as reference...till now. will email you the detailed syllabus when it is made available to us.

alpa said...

anil, did you read the second year syllabus as well? in our second year there are some elements of English Studies in it.

alpa said...

i went through the syllabus at the site once again. they have given the detailed syllabus of 1st and 2and semester only. and we personally have the hard copy of the 1st semester. i suppose we will be provided with the syllabus at the beginning of each semester.
however they have also provided the outline of the complete course.

Anil Pinto said...

Alpa, downloaded the syllabus. Thank you very much for the information. Have the classes started? How do you find them? For a course like this teachers will make a huge difference, not so much the syllabus

alpa said...

classes are on in full force. we have even had our 1st minor exam. 2nd minors will be from 10th nov.so preparing for the same now.

Anil Pinto said...

All the best, Alpa

shoma said...

hi came arcoss your blog while searhing for books to study for the same.I have applied to I.P. University for the same course and would like to know what book(s) to buy and prepare for the same. I hve finished my grad in english lit form hindu col D.U. this year. Thanks i advamce :)

Anil Pinto said...

shoma, I do not have the email id of Alpa. Hope she sees this post and responds.

Aman said...

sir could you tell me where is this university exactly located because i have gone to the mentioned website but no data was found over there
sir i request you to please email me the above information and the information regarding the procedure of admission and qualifications required

Anil Pinto said...

Dear Aman,
The university is in Bangalore. It was a college for nearly 40 years and was a year ago upgraded to a university by UGC. The University website is currently down. Should be up in a day or two. The university website is www.christuniversity.in. The admission procedure is mentioned in the university website.

All the best.

dollar said...

Hi Anil,

I intend to pursue the same course. I did a pass course in which I got 52% without English litterature as a subject, though, I did have General English. Am I eligible? If yes, how should I go about preparing for the admission?
My email Id is suraj_15may@yahoo.com. Kindly let me know at the earliest and also give me an idea of the reputation as I'm also considering other universities.

Anil Pinto said...

Dear Suraj,
To the best of my knowledge the minimum aggregate percentage in core subjects excluding the languages should be 50% minimum to qulaify for admission. The admission as of now is based on personal interview. The interview will try to understand your aptitude for the programme applied, ability to take the rigour and ability to adapt to the campus culture. For further information you may also email to admission@christuniversity.in

Anil Pinto said...

Regarding reputation, the institution has been ranked as one of the top ten in india for the last three years on India today

suraj said...

Thanks so much Anil. So that means I'm eligible to sit for the interview. And your blog is of great help! I hope other universities follow suit. Had one question in mind, how come the fee for the course is so steep? The university is UGC recognised.

Anil Pinto said...

Well, since the university does not get grants from the Government, it needs to pay to teachers from the student fees!

nile said...

does this course have internship?
if yes for how many months?
in basically which all fields?

Suraj Gunwant said...

Sir,

As the admission process includes only interview, what are the areas the interviewer(s) would look into. Will they check the knowledge of language/literature? Though academically I haven't accomplished much, I have worked as a communication trainer in a BPO for a year, will that be counted? I'm a little apprehensive.

Anil Pinto said...

dear nile, the internship is for a period of 30 working days. It can be in a research centre, educational institution, media organisation, theatre group and so on.

Anil Pinto said...

the focus of interview would look into language efficiency, knowledge of literature, ability to cope with the studies. The BPO experience would help.

Anil Pinto said...

the focus of interview would look into language efficiency, knowledge of literature, ability to cope with the studies. The BPO experience would help.

College Research Paper said...

I appreciate the work of all people who share information with others.

Suraj Gunwant said...

Sir, wanted to apply for MA(English & Communication), however, I'm a little hesitant because the university might lose its university status. In case it does, what will happen to the students pursuing this course? Do you think it would be safe to apply to the university at present?

Anil Pinto said...

Dear Suraj, my response should be treated as personal and not that of the institution. The University status case is coming up for hearing on 6 May. Hope clarity regarding the status emerges that day. However, to the best of my knowledge, in the event of the institution losing its deemed university status the academic programmes of the institution will come under Bangalore University. Most probably the institution will revert to its Autonomous status under Bangalore university. If you are doubtful you may wait till May 6

Shanthi said...

Sir, I have applied for the Course MA English.I want to know when the course will begin?. How will be the interview? What may be the probable subjects?

Anil Pinto said...

Shruthi, the classes begin for the course on 16 June. In the interview candidate's interest in the course, ability to adapt to the campus culture, general language ability are tested. Regarding the subjects in the course, almost the same subjects mentioned in this post are taught. All the best.

Tara Thomas said...

Hello Sir,

I have just found out about, and would like to apply for this course for the current academic year. Are applications still open? Is there a particular closing date?

Anil Pinto said...

Application issue opens officially on 1 March 2011. As far as I know, there is no particular closing date. But better to apply before 1 June to be on safer side.

Anonymous said...

hi sir. i have applied for this course and wiil be giving my interview in two days. can you tell me how to prepare for it especially because i am not from the arts background.please help!!

Anil Pinto said...

The interview will try to find out:

whether you have interest in the programme? This is done by trying to know what you have read, what you are reading, how much of what you have read you understand.

Whether you are focused about taking up this programme. Questions regarding you future plans and if your future plans match the course content.

Whether you will be able to cope with the demanding programme? This is done by enquriing about your class attendance habits of past, regularly, submission of assignments in time.

Whether you will fit into Christ campus? This is the most crucial part. The issues concentrated are dress, manners, hair. Questions may be asked giving hypothetical situations on teacher-student relationships, peer-pressure. Smoking/drinking are a complete no-no.




All the very best.

Anonymous said...

really appreciate it sir. it was a lot of help:)thank you.

Anil Pinto said...

My pleasure. All the very best. Do let me know your results.

shivangi said...

hello sir,
this is shivangi ...i would like to know what is the last date to apply for this course as its not mentioned on site.
thank you

Anil Pinto said...

Dear Shivangi, There is no last date. Once the seats are full the admission closes. The classes generally begin in the third week of June. Admissions should be open sometime end of this month.

Anonymous said...

Sir, could you please tell us how many seats do they have for Ma English this year? I actually got wait listed and I was informed that I will be told whether or not I got in on or before May 31st

Anil Pinto said...

I think the seats are 60 but generally not more than 40 are admitted.

Anonymous said...

Oh! What are my chances of getting in if I got wait listed?

Manu said...

Dear Mr. Pinto,

I have just sent you an email on your gmail account.

Would appreciate if you could kindly send a response through when you get a moment.

Regards,
Manny

Anonymous said...

Sir, could you please tell me on what all topics do I need to prepare for the Wsa?

prudhvi raj said...
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prudhvi raj said...

I am prudhvi raj from Hyderabad
i've appeared for MA english interview on this 8th of this month
i was watilisted and i want to know will there be any chance of getting a seat in this university for watilisted candidates ?
and also i want to know about the hostel facilities provided
what will be the estimated cost for hostel facility in Chirst University ?

Thank you....!

Anil Pinto said...

Dear Prudhvi,From what I know, if the selected candidates do not take admission within the given time, the waitlisted candidates are considered. Therefore, there is a chance.

Hostel facilities are provided. For the cost you may have to check with the University. The website has details of details of accommodation available.

Samikhya Patra said...

Hello, this is Samikhya and I have my wsa_pi on May 5th. What are the basic preparations I need to do for this course? I also want to know in detail about the WSA. Could you please help me with it?

gitanjali said...

Hie. I want to apply for english and communicative studies course. I have seen the details on the website but i wanted to know that when i aply online after that what documents do i need to send and can they be posted and not shown in person? and what is the syllabus for the entrance test?
Waiting for your reply. Thankyou.

Unknown said...

Sir,how will I get to know whether I am on the waiting list or not for the course M. A. IN English with communication studies. I am not satisfied with the result. My interview went well.