B.A. English (Hons.)

  • B.A. English (Hons.) is a four-year undergraduate degree programme that falls under the Arts and Humanities stream.
  • The arts and humanities streams are most well-liked and much sought-after course. The course’s appeal is partly due to the scope it offers for the development of perceptual and comprehension skills.
  • The B.A. English (Hons.) course improves reading comprehension and reception skills so that students can respond to a variety of plays, novels, and other literary genres.
  • Students who study English literature as a UG subject have the chance to pursue a choice of career opportunities in numerous industries around the globe. Through literature, the B.A. English (Hons.) programme largely examines numerous historical social, cultural, and political issues from various ages.

Admission Process

Admission is based on Merit and Personal Interview

Award of Degree

Students who successfully complete the program are awarded the Bachelor of English (Hons.) degree by the ICFAI University, Dehradun, subject to university regulations

duration Duration

  • 4 Years

eligibility Eligibility

  • Pass in Class XII or equivalent (any discipline) with 50% and above aggregate marks

Unique Features

  • Expand students’ knowledge and skills, enhance pedagogy and the standard of schooling, and cultivating outstanding educators and civically engaged individuals.
  • Provide understanding through a variety of seminars, symposia, and other academic engagements, providing them an advantage over other applicants during campus placements.

Program Highlights

  • The program focuses on enhancing students’ analytical, writing, and critical thinking abilities so they may be valued members of any organization.
  • Students who complete the programme will have a comprehensive command of the English language, as well as its literary and cultural traditions, making them qualified for jobs requiring excellent communication and research skills.
  • Overall, students who earn a B.A. in English (Hons.) have a solid foundation in literary and cultural studies, enabling them to work as versatile professionals in a variety of sectors.

Program Structure

Year I

Semester - I

Semester - II

  • Introduction to prose
  • Introduction to Drama
  • Modern Indian Writing in English Translation
  • Academic Writing
  • From University’s VAC Pool
  • History of English Literature
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Analytical Reading and Writing
  • Creative writing
  • From University’s VAC Pool

Year II

Semester - III

Semester - IV

  • Indian Writing in English-I
  • English Poetry/ Gender Studies
  • British Literature: Post World War II
  • Modes of Creative Writing-Poetry, fiction & drama
  • From University’s VAC Pool
  • British Poetry and Drama: 14th to 17th Centuries
  • American Literature
  • Literary Criticism
  • Analytical Reading & Writing
  • From University’s VAC Pool

Year III

Semester - V

Semester - VI

  • Literature of Diaspora
  • Introduction to Literary Theory
  • Nineteenth Century European Realism
  • Literature in social spaces
  • From University’s VAC Pool
  • Post-Colonial Literature
  • Indian Classical Literature
  • World Literatures
  • Literature in cross cultural encounters
  • From University’s VAC Pool


Semester - VII

Semester - VIII

Year IV

  • Indian Writing in English-II
  • Women’s Writing
  • Science fiction and Detective Literature
  • Popular Literature
  • From University’s VAC Pool
  • British Literature: The Early 20th Century
  • Research Methodology
  • Travel writing
  • Film Studies
  • From University’s VAC Pool

The program structure is tentative, subject to change (if required).

Fee Schedule

The fee for each program is mentioned in the table below.

Programs No. of Semesters Admission Fee Total Program Fee Convocation & Alumni Fee Caution Deposit
Domicile Non-domicile
B.A. English (Hons.) 8 10,000 1,32,000 1,56,000 6,000 5,000

Domicile: To avail the domicile benefits in the program fee, candidate domicile certificate is required at the time of registration

Program Fee: Program Fee is to be paid in equal installments as shown against the respective program.

Note: Ph.D. program fee mentioned above is for the minimum duration of the program. Students have to pay the respective semester fee to continue in the program, if he/she takes additional time beyond the stipulated minimum duration.

Convocation Fee of Rs. 1,000 and Alumni Fee of Rs. 5,000 is to be paid along with the program fee of final semester

Caution Deposit: All students are required to pay the caution deposit along with the first semester fee. The caution deposit will be refunded without interest after adjusting dues, on completion of the respective program.

Merit Scholarships Scheme 2024

The ICFAI University, Dehradun offers merit scholarships to students pursuing the UG & PG programs. These scholarships are based on past academic record and semester-wise performance.

A. Based on Past Academic Record

The past academic percentage will be calculated for the eligibility program on the basis of all courses studied during the program. He/ she should not have any backlog (RRA/NC/ RC) in the semester. He/ she should have scored 6 or more GPA in the semester. Students facing any disciplinary action will not be considered for scholarship. Students who have availed fee waiver are not eligible for scholarship.

Note: Students are required to pay complete semester fee on or before the registration date.

The details are presented in the following table:

Merit Scholarships Scheme 2024
Programs Percentage achieved in qualifying examination
≥ 90% ≥ 80% to < 90% ≥ 70% to < 80%
Amount of Scholarship * (In Rs.)
B.A. English (Hons.) (4 Years) 40,000 33,000 26,000

Above Scholarship amount would be adjusted equally in 8 installments for 4 year Programs;

Academic Performance (CGPA) Category I Category II Category II
≥ 9.00 ≥ 8.50 to < 9.00 ≥ 8.00 to < 8.50
Programs No. of Semesters Amount of Scholorship per semester* (In Rs.)
B.A. English (Hons.) 8 5,000 3,600 2,500