Ph.D. in English is a 2-year doctorate degree in English, essentially consisting of research work. Upon completion of the course, for procurement of the degree, scholars are needed to submit a detailed thesis. The advanced course in English literature comprises literature not only by authors from England, but from across the globe. Ph.D. is a broad-based course involving a minimum course credit requirement and research thesis.
|Doctor of Philosophy in Tamil Nadu||Doctor of Philosophy in West Bengal||Doctor of Philosophy in Uttar Pradesh||Doctor of Philosophy in Kerala|
A Master’s degree in English literature is needed for admission to the doctoral program. Selection to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a round of Personal interview. The course offers to enrolled candidates training relevant to the current social and economic objectives of the country. Also, needing scholars to write research reports, the course builds in candidates skills of presenting data in graphical form.
Some of the top colleges offering PhD in English Literature are as follows:
Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Executive Assistant/Bilingual, English/Other Languages, Tutor or Teacher– English, Philosophical Journalist, Critic, Novelist & Writer, Editor, etc.
The average tuition fee charged for PhD degree in India ranges between INR 2,000 and 5 Lacs for a span of 3 years, and the average annual salary offered to such professionals in the country ranges between INR 3 and 8 Lacs, increasing with experience and expertise.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Admission Process||Based on direct interview of short-listed candidates.|
|Course Fee||INR 2,000 to 5 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 4 to 8 lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||HCL, IBM, TATA Consultancy, Adobe, KMPG companies, HP, Lenovo, Indiatimes, Hindustan Times, Zee News, CNN, IBN7, Delhi University, etc.|
|Job Positions||Executive Assistant/Bilingual, English/Other Languages, Tutor or Teacher – English, Philosophical Journalist, Critic, Novelist & Writer, Editor, etc.|
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|Loyola College, Chennai||Chennai||INR 7,200 (course)|
|Christ University||Bangalore||INR 51,667 (course)|
|Presidency College, Chennai||Chennai||INR 2,695 (course)|
|Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai||Chennai||INR 2,205 (course)|
|Jadavpur University, Kolkata||Kolkata||INR 2,388 (course)|
|Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT], Kanpur||Kanpur||INR 28,044 (course)|
|The Northcap University - [NCU], Gurgaon||Gurgaon||INR 72,000 (course)|
|Shiv Nadar University - [SNU], Greater Noida||Greater Noida||INR 1,23,000 (course)|
|Birla Institute Of Technology - [Bit Mesra], Ranchi||Ranchi||INR 59,000 (course)|
|Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur||Kanpur||INR 53,000 (course)|
|Periyar Maniammai University - [PMU], Thanjavur||Thanjavur||INR 18,000 (course)|
|Central University of Jharkhand - [CUJ], Ranchi||Ranchi||INR 24,967 (course)|
|Cochin University of Science and Technology - [CUSAT], Kochi||Kochi||INR 5,538 (course)|
|Centurion University of Technology and Management - [CUTM], Bhubaneswar||Bhubaneswar||INR 73,333 (course)|
|Manav Rachna International University - [MRIU], Faridabad||Faridabad||INR 75,000 (course)|
|IFTM University, Moradabad||Moradabad||INR 40,000 (course)|
|Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith - [MGKV], Varanasi||Varanasi||INR 10,100 (course)|
|GLA University, Mathura||Mathura||INR 67,500 (course)|
|Khalsa College, Amritsar||Amritsar||INR 30,000 (course)|
|Banaras Hindu University - [BHU], Varanasi||Varanasi||INR 6,627 (course)|
|Kr Mangalam University, Gurgaon||Gurgaon||INR 65,000 (course)|
|Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University - [RTMNU], Nagpur||Nagpur||INR 30,833 (course)|
As a minimum criterion of eligibility, aspiring candidates need to have attained a Master’s degree. In cases of a few subjects, however, a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree is an essential prerequisite for applying to pursue Ph.D.
|Doctor of Philosophy in Assam||Doctor of Philosophy in Punjab||Doctor of Philosophy in Haryana||Doctor of Philosophy in Madhya Pradesh|
For admission to the course, the following parameters apply:
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
Paper I Research Methodology (Theory)
Paper III Translation: Theory
|Research: Nature and functions||Part A Theory of translation|
|Types of literary research||Translation: an introduction.|
|A scholar and a critic: Vocations||Nature, meaning and its function.|
|Error, evidence and truth||Principles of correspondence|
|Textual study and the search for authoritative text||Theories of Translation|
|Problems of authorship||Art of translation|
|Search for origins||Sorts, process, issues and impediments of interpretation|
|Literature review: necessity, methods and utilization||Time: tense, mood and aspect|
|Research design||Concepts and notions|
|Selecting and limiting the topic||Idiom: from one culture to another|
|Making notes||Transference, free rendering and transcreation|
|Development of goals and theory (Meaning – Importance – Types –Sources – Characteristics –Forms – Difficulties in Formulation-Testing).||Translation and transliteration|
|Data collection: process, sources, types and tools||Machine Translation|
|Data: classification, tabulation, presentation and analysis||Translating literary, religious and scientific texts|
|Offering suggestions and recommendations||Indian Literature in English Translation|
|How to write dissertation/ thesis?||Translation Theory: An Indian Perspective|
|What is research paper? How to write research paper?||Part B: Books in Translation:|
|Documentation Skills||Patel, Pannalal: Endurance: A Droll Saga (Manavini Bhavai) trans. Prof. V. Y. Kantak, Sahitya Akademi Publications.|
|Abbreviations from MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (sixth edition).||Tagore, Rabindranath: Gitanjali, trans. William Radich, Penguin.|
|Backett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot, Faber and Faber.|
|Preparing a Research Proposal in first term.||Gandhi, M.K.:My Experiments with Truth (Satya na Prayogo) trans. Mahadevbhai Desai, Navjivan Press.|
|Preparing at least two Research Papers one in each term.|
|Learn to use library and online sources for research. Students will visit British library, INFLIBNET and at least two university libraries and prepare a project.||Interpretation of least 30 pages from English to L1 or the other way around.|
Paper II English Language and Literature (Theory)
|Translation of at least two oral discourses from English into L1 and vice versa. Audio CD and recording will be used for the same.|
|Part A Language||Students will learn the use computer in translation.|
|ELT: an introduction (History, Place, Position, Problems, Prospects and Future)|
Paper IV Dissertation
|Language acquisition and language learning||The research scholar will be required to write a dissertation on a topic to be selected in consultation with the faculty.|
|Listening||The research scholar can opt for translating a book containing not less than 100 pages from L1 into English or vice versa in consultation with the faculty. The researcher will describe prepare and talk about issues, issues, arrangements, and so forth confronted amid deciphering the work in forward.|
|Reading||Part B Literature|
|Writing||Ghosh, Amitav: The Shadow Lines, Mariner Books, 2005|
|Communicative Language Teaching||Literature Without Borders|
|Computer aided language learning||Bhagat, Chetan: One Night at the Call Center, Rupa, 2005.|
|English for academic purposes||Shakespeare, William: Hamlet, Penguin.|
|English for specific purposes|
|Business English Communication: Business letter, Report Writing, E Communication||Computer orientation|
|Basic concepts of Language Testing and assessment||Computer aided language learning and teaching.|
|Teaching literature||Use of Language Learning Software to improve LSRW.|
Successful postgraduates of Ph.D. in English are hired for essentially pedagogical roles such as College Professor, Educator, etc. However, they may also work as novelists, technical writers, or literary critics.
In spite of the fact that vocations in educating frequently require extra capabilities and additionally encounter, an English writing degree can be an extraordinary approach to build up the scholastic learning and required.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding job descriptions and salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Executive Assistant||Executive Assistants are subject experts who work with administrators in different ventures. Their job duties involve preparing travel, arranging gatherings, and overseeing resolution of staff and individual concerns in the department.||4,56,000|
|English Teacher||English Teachers teach the language’s literature to students, break down and analyze literary writings. They need a 4-year certification and a permit to teach at State-funded schools.||5,20,000|
|Philosophical Journalist||Philosophical Journalists inquire about, record, compose, and display news in a fair, moral, and impartial way.||5,44,000|
|Critics||Critics assess and rate motion pictures and offer their analyses in print and broadcast media. As Motion Picture Commentators, they require a 4-year certification in film studies, news coverage, or cinematography.||8,50,000|
|Technical Writer||Technical Writing consists of creating or drafting particular correspondence in fields such as PC hardware and programming, outlining, science and aeronautics, buyer-based contraptions, and biotechnology.||7,50,000|