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BABEd English



The  four-year  innovative,  integrated  BABEd  English  programme  with   a   unique   ‘Single   Major–Single   Pedagogy’   approach,   is   primarily  aimed  at  preparing  specialised  new-age  teachers  of  English language and literature. It is also an ideal choice for those who  wish  to  pursue  their  passion  for  English with  the  additional  benefit of a professional degree, on an accelerated timeline.

The   programme   strives   to   empower   aspiring   teachers   and   litterateurs  through  an  array  of  fascinating  courses,  workshops,  school internships, field visits, and much more. It also enables the students  to  meet  the  challenges  of  contemporary  workplaces,  including classrooms, and prepares them for leading a meaningful life as well

Programme structure

Core Courses

  • Introduction to English Literature and Literary Forms
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • History of English Literature: Old English Period and Middle English Period
  • Development of the English Language: Tracing the Origins and Understanding Changes
  • History of English Literature: Elizabethan Age
  • Detailed Textual Study: Hamlet
  • History of English Literature: Jacobean Age to Augustan Age
  • Detailed Textual Study: The Rape of the Lock; Gulliver’s Travels
  • History of English Literature: Romantic Age and Victorian Age
  • History of English Literature: 20th Century to the Present
  • Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Detailed Textual Study: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; Ulysses; Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Indian Writing in English
  • Project in English
  • Second Language Course (Sanskrit/Hindi/Malayalam)-1
  • Second Language Course (Sanskrit/Hindi/Malayalam)-2
  • English for Academia
  • Perspectives of Education
  • Yoga and Well-Being
  • ICT in Teaching and Learning
  • Secondary School English Curriculum
  • Teaching: Approaches and Strategies
  • Learner and Learning
  • Content-Specific Strategies for Teaching English
  • Teaching and Learning of English – I
  • Teaching and Learning of English – II
  • Learning Assessment
  • Learner Environment and Engagement
  • Contemporary Concerns and Issues in Secondary Education in India
  • School Administration and Management
  • Community Involvement and Sensitization
  • Educational Heritage of India
  • School Observation Internships – Phases I and II
  • Internship in School
  • Indian Classical Literature in Translation
  • Women’s Writing
  • Contemporary Indian Writers in Translation
  • Children’s Literature
  • American Literature
  • English Grammar for Teachers
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Literary Stylistics and Rhetoric
  • English in Context: The Essentials
  • Environment Studies
  • Indian Constitution and Human Rights
  • Indian Knowledge Systems: Pride of India
  • Indian Knowledge Systems: Self Unfoldment
  • Chinmaya Vision Programme
  • A comprehensive introduction to English Literature, Language, and Linguistics
  • Extensive insights into the history of English Literature: from Old English period to the present
  • Detailed study of prominent texts from different ages
  • In-depth knowledge of special and world literatures (such as Children’s literature, Indian classical literature, etc.) through electives
  • Enhancement of proficiency in English language for personal, academic, and professional use
  • Understanding of teaching and learning theories and perspectives
  • Ability to pursue a postgraduate programme of their choice – be it related to English or Education
  • Awareness of the various allied disciplines of English and Education, and the career opportunities they offer
  • Opportunity for research
FAQs about the BScBEd/BABEd Programmes
  • What do BScBEd and BABEd stand for?
    Ans: BScBEd stands for Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education.
    BABEd stands for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education.
  • Why do you use the nomenclature BScBEd and BABEd?
    Ans: These are four-year innovative Integrated Teacher Education Programmes (ITEP) which are equivalent to two degree programmes namely BSc and BEd and BA and BEd respectively. Following the UGC nomenclature for dual degree programmes, we have used the nomenclature Integrated BScBEd and Integrated BABEd [Ref. UGC Specification of Degrees, March 2014. ]
  • Are these programmes recognised by the concerned body?
    Ans: Yes. The programmes are recognised by the concerned body i.e. the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE-SRC). [Ref. Letter of recognition/ approval]
  • What are the combinations/specialisations offered?
    Ans: We offer the BScBEd programme with specialisation in Mathematics and the BABEd programme with specialisation in English Literature.
  • What are the objectives of these programmes?
    Ans: The primary objective of these programmes is to produce effective and efficient teachers specialised in a single discipline as well as in the pedagogy of that discipline (Mathematics/English). These programmes also aim to produce good Mathematicians/Litterateurs by providing them with a solid foundation to pursue higher education in their respective disciplines.
  • Am I eligible to pursue a Master’s degree programme on completion of these programmes?
    Ans: Yes. On successful completion of any of these programmes, the candidates are eligible to pursue Master’s degree programmes in either their core discipline (Mathematics/English) or in Education (M.Ed./M.A. Education) in any Indian university or abroad.
  • Am I eligible for teaching posts in state/central government schools on the award of BScBEd or BABEd degrees from CVV?
    Ans: Yes. These programmes are recognised and approved by NCTE and by the policies of states and the centre for the recruitment of TGTs (Trained Graduate Teachers). BScBEd and BABEd degree holders are eligible for the post of TGTs.
  • How do you say that the BScBEd programme is equivalent to the BSc and BEd degree of any university?
    Ans: The courses offered in the BScBEd programme are at par with those offered in the BSc Mathematics (Hons.) and BEd degree programmes of any other university. The minimum core curriculum is maintained in the programmes.
  • How do you say that the BABEd programme is equivalent to the BA and BEd degrees of any university?
    Ans: The courses offered in the BABEd programme are at par with those offered in the BA (English)/BA and BEd degree programmes of any other university. The minimum core curriculum is maintained in all the programmes.
  • What is unique about the BScBEd/BABEd programmes at CVV?
    Ans: The BScBEd/BABEd programmes at CVV are single major (discipline) – single pedagogy programmes. Students undergoing these programmes gain deeper knowledge in both their chosen discipline and pedagogy. These programmes prepare teachers for the modern-day, state-of-the-art schools, equipping them with knowledge of the latest research and technologies in teaching and learning. These programmes also offer courses on Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) and the Chinmaya Vision Programme (CVP), thus preparing well-rounded teachers more than equipped to take on the challenging role of shaping our future citizens.
  • Can I exit early from the programme obtaining a single degree? Do I get two separate degrees on completing the four-year programme successfully?
    Ans: No. These are integrated programmes and no early exit will be provided to any candidate under any circumstances. A single degree (BScBEd/BABEd) will be awarded on successful completion of the four-year programme mentioning the specialisation.
  • What is the fee structure for the programme?
    Ans: Visit the following link for details https://www.cvv.ac.in/howtoapply
  • What is the eligibility for getting admission to these programmes?
    Ans: 1. A minimum of 60% overall marks in 12th Standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination).
    2. A minimum of 65% marks in Mathematics in 12th Standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination) for BSc BEd (Mathematics).
    3. A minimum of 65% marks in English in 12th Standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination) for BA BEd (English Literature)
    There will also be an interview to determine the final selection of candidates for the programme.
  • Since this is a four-year programme, will this be considered to be an Honours degree?
    Ans: No. This programme is not an Honours degree programme.
  • In case we wish to go abroad to do our Master’s, will this be considered as a four-year Bachelor degree which will entitle us to directly go for Masters in some universities abroad?
    Ans: Yes. One can pursue Master’s in universities abroad in either the concerned discipline or in education, after the successful completion of this programme.
  • Is this the same as the new course announced by the HRD Ministry in July 2019 ?
    Ans: These programmes BScBEd and BABEd at CVV were conceived much before the announcement of the four-year BEd programmes by the HRD Ministry in July 2019. Though these programmes come under the same umbrella of ITEPs, the programmes at CVV are categorised under ‘Innovative Integrated Teacher Education Programmes’.
  • What kind of jobs can I opt for, after this programme?
    Ans: After the programme, you are eligible to apply for teaching positions in schools at the high school level (till class 10) and teach your chosen discipline (English or Mathematics). Our placement cell will assist you with this.
  • You can also pursue other career paths. For example, you can opt for journalism, content development, translation, etc. on completion of a BA BEd English Literature programme. After a BScBEd Mathematics programme, you can also choose to work in the banking sector, IT companies and other related fields.
Higher Studies & Career Avenues

After successful completion of this programme, graduates can: 1) gain employment as Secondary School Teachers of English; 2) pursue higher studies and research in English or Education; and 3) opt for any professional opportunity available to graduates of English programmes, including journalism, translation, copywriting, editing, and creative writing among others.

Faculty Profiles

Name & Designation:


Teaching Area (relevant to programme)

Dr. Pramod Dinakar

Asst. Professor and Head, School of Contemporary Knowledge Systems

Post-Doctoral Fellow [ICSSR] in Education, PhD in Education

Perspectives of Education, Educational Psychology

Dr. Bindu M. P.

Assistant Professor of Education

Post-Doctoral Fellow [ICSSR] in Education, PhD in Education

Perspectives of Education, Sociology of Education

Mr. Srinath Mohandas

Assistant Professor of Education

MA in Education, UGC-NET in Education

Value Education, ICT in Education, and Indic Knowledge

Dr. Vishaka Venkat

Assistant Professor of Education

PhD in English, MA in English (Language and Literature)

Communication Skills in English, English Literature

Dr. Sandhya Shankar

Assistant Professor of Linguistics 

PhD in Linguistics, MA in Linguistics

Communication Skills in English, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics

Ms. Neethu S. Kumar

Assistant Professor of English (Language and Literature)

MPhil (English Language Education), MA in English (Teaching of English as a Second Language)

Communication Skills in English, English Literature, English Language Teaching