There was no entrance exam to get into the programme. Being passionate about language, I always knew that I wanted to engage with language. My marks were good and that was all that was required. The entire admission process was stress free.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
The fee structure was affordable even for a lower middle class person. All through my college years, I paid Rs. 700 to 750 as fees. For the economically underprivileged students, there were all kinds of scholarships available.
As mentioned earlier, in those days there were no campus interviews. We looked for jobs independently and chose what seemed best. As a teacher in Alexander High School for Girls, my first salary was Rs. 500/-.
The faculty was the best one could possibly have. We had teachers who taught Chaucer, Shakespeare and the Modernists in fascinating ways. They had varied styles of presentation but each of them was an expert in his/her field.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The course curriculum was intellectually stimulating and carefully designed to give us a thorough foundation in literary studies. The different genres had complete papers dedicated to them and the socio-economic and historical background enable us to see the nexus between literary texts and the production of knowledge. The elective I had chosen was Psychology. The subject is exciting but the course was completely theoretical. A practical component would have been very welcome.
There were no campus interviews in those days and the no stipend for internship. However, the teachers gladly wrote recommendation letters for us and suggested areas of further research.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
I won the Hamil Memorial Scholarship for having secured the highest marks in English Literature in Inter-Arts. The Scholarship amount was Rs. 500 .