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B.A.B.Ed. English Literature

Offered by:

1. School of Ethics, Governance, Culture & Social Systems



Four years (Eight Semesters)

Eligibility :

A minimum of 65% overall marks in 12th standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination). A minimum of 65% marks in English in 12th standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination). There will also be an interview to determine the final selection of candidates for the programme

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A teacher in the 21st century classroom performs many roles: that of a facilitator, a care-giver, a counsellor, and above all, an educator. Yet, today’s teacher cannot merely be a generalist all-rounder. As jobs become ever more specialised, teachers also have to become specialists, capable not only of instructing, inspiring and educating the next generation but also possessing the knowledge and expertise to be considered scholars in their own right. 

The Integrated B.Ed. programmes at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) are aimed at preparing such new-age teachers. They will allow aspiring secondary school teachers to do an in-depth study of their chosen discipline (English Literature or Mathematics) and also train them in pedagogy, assessment, and classroom management. Through a combination of theoretical discussion, practical exploration and field visits, these programmes will ensure that they are fully prepared to meet the challenges of contemporary classrooms and to help their students to be the best that they can be.


A minimum of 65% overall marks in 12th standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination) 
A minimum of 65% marks in English in 12th standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination)
There will also be an interview to determine the final selection of candidates for the programme.

Course Structure

Core Courses
  • Introduction to English Literature and Literary Forms
  • Introduction to Linguistics

  • Development of the English Language: Tracing the Origins and Understanding Changes

  • History of English Literature: Old English Period and Middle English Period 

  • History of English Literature: Elizabethan Age

  • History of English Literature: Jacobean Age to Augustan Age

  • History of English Literature: Romantic Age and Victorian Age

  • History of English Literature: 20th Century to the Present

  • Detailed Textual Study: Hamlet

  • Detailed Textual Study: The Rape of the Lock; Gulliver’s Travels

  • Detailed Textual Study: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; Ulysses; Wide Sargasso Sea

  • Indian Writing in English

  • Seminar in English

Discipline-specific Electives

Courses from: World Literatures; Other Literatures; Indian Literature in Translation; and Literary Criticism and Stylistics

Elective 1 options:

  • Indian Classical Literature in Translation
  • Women’s Writing in English 

Elective 2 options:

  • Contemporary Indian Writers in Translation
  • Children’s Literature

Elective 3 options:

  • Postcolonial Literature
  • American Literature 

Elective 4 options:

  • Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism 
  • Literary Stylistics and Rhetoric


Professional Education Courses


  • Perspectives of Education
  • ICT in Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching Approaches and Strategies
  • Learner and Learning
  • Learning Assessment
  • Learner Environment and Engagement  
  • Contemporary Concerns and Issues in Secondary Education in India
  • School Administration and Management
  • Project – Learning Resource, Teaching Aids, Community Engagement
  • Internship in School (Subject: English; 20 weeks)

Discipline-specific courses on Education

  • Secondary School English Curriculum
  • Content Specific Strategies of English
  • Teaching and Learning of English I
  • Teaching and Learning of English II


Foundation Courses (compulsory)
  • Indian Knowledge Systems I
  • Indian Knowledge Systems II
  • Dharma: Perspectives from the Ramayana 
  • Purusartha: Perspectives from the Mahabharata
  • Neeti Sastras: A Guide to Living
  • Environmental Education
  • Indian Constitution and Human Rights
  • Chinmaya Vision Programme

Language Courses (compulsory)
  • Introduction to Sanskrit
  • Sanskrit Grammar
  • Everyday English -1/ Everyday English -2*
  • English for the Workplace
  • English Writing Lab


Self-immersion course (compulsory)
  • Yoga and Well-being

Minor courses (General Elective)
  • These are general/open elective courses, open to students of all UG programmes at CVV. These courses allow students to exercise their choice and explore their interests in various fields beyond their core areas. They help them to grow into well-rounded individuals by providing them with a truly interdisciplinary learning experience. While the B.A.B.Ed. programme requires students to take two Minor courses, they may take additional such courses for more credits, if they feel able to do so. There are a number of Minor courses that students can choose from various streams and the offering changes each year. The full list of such courses is available in the CVV Minor Courses Handbook.

Additional Information
  • Discipline-specific pedagogy courses provide students with methodologies and strategies unique to the teaching of that discipline
  • CVV’s unique offering of Foundation courses rooted in Indian Knowledge Traditions, as well as the Chinmaya Values Programme (CVP)
  • Discipline-specific electives which allow students to choose their own specialised courses within their core discipline
  • Detailed Textual Study Courses which enable students of English Literature to do a comprehensive study of texts by great authors
  • Option for doing a dissertation – an opportunity for research at the undergraduate level
  • Hands-on Learning Experience with varied pedagogical practices including seminar courses and School Internship (20 weeks)

There is no exit option after 3 years. The student must complete the full four years, with the required course load, in order to receive the B.A.B.Ed. degree. To be eligible for the award of the B.A.B.Ed. degree, a student must satisfy all the criteria listed below.

  1. The student must obtain grade P or above (grade point 4 or above) in all required courses.
  2. At the end of 8 semesters, the student must have successfully earned at least 173 credits.
  3. At the end of 8 semesters, the student must have a CGPA of 5.5 or above.
  4. The student must have met the completion requirements for all the Self-immersion courses.

For More Information
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