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Four-Year Integrated B.A. B.Ed. (English Literature)

Offered by:

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



Four years (Eight Semesters)

Eligibility :

1. A minimum of 60% overall marks in 12th standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination) 2. A minimum of 65% marks in English in 12th standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination) 3. 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 trainer, 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 possess 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.

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
  • Admissions Toll-free: 1800-270-4888 or 75588 96000

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs about the B.Sc.B.Ed./B.A.B.Ed. Programmes


1. What do B.Sc.B.Ed. and B.A.B.Ed. stand for?

Ans: B.Sc.B.Ed. stands for Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education. B.A.B.Ed. stands for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education.


2. Why do you use the nomenclature B.Sc.B.Ed. and B.A.B.Ed.?

Ans: These are 4-year innovative Integrated Teacher Education Programmes (ITEP) which are equivalent to two degree programmes namely B.Sc. and B.Ed. and B.A. and B.Ed., respectively. Following the UGC nomenclature for dual degree programmes, we have used the nomenclature Integrated B.Sc.B.Ed. and Integrated B.A.B.Ed. [Ref. UGC Specification of Degrees, March 2014. ] 


3. 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] 


4. What are the combinations/specialisations offered?

Ans: We offer the B.Sc.B.Ed. programme with specialisation in Mathematics and the B.A.B.Ed. programme with specialisation in English Literature/Social Sciences.


5. 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/Social Sciences). These programmes also aim to produce good Mathematicians/Litterateurs/Social Scientists by providing them with a solid foundation to pursue higher education in their respective disciplines. 


6. Am I eligible to pursue a Masters degree programme on completion of these programmes?

Ans: Yes. On successful completion of any of these programmes, the candidates are eligible to pursue Masters degree programmes in either their core discipline (Mathematics/English/Social Sciences) or in Education (M.Ed./M.A. Education) in any Indian university or abroad.


7. Am I eligible for teaching posts in state/central government schools on the award of B.Sc.B.Ed. or B.A.B.Ed. 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). B.Sc.B.Ed. and B.A.B.Ed degree holders are eligible for the post of TGTs.


8. How do you say that the B.Sc.B.Ed. programme is equivalent to the B.Sc. and B.Ed. degree of any university?

Ans: The courses offered in the B.Sc.B.Ed. programme are on par with those offered in the B.Sc. Mathematics (Hons.) and B.Ed. degree programmes of any other university. The minimum core curriculum is maintained in the programmes.


9. How do you say that the B.A.B.Ed. programme is equivalent to the B.A. and B.Ed. degrees of any university?

Ans: The courses offered in the B.A.B.Ed. programme are on par with those offered in the B.A. (English)/B.A. (Social Sciences) and B.Ed. degree programmes of any other university. The minimum core curriculum is maintained in all the programmes.


10. What is unique about the B.Sc.B.Ed./B.A.B.Ed. programmes at CVV?

Ans: The B.Sc.B.Ed./B.A.B.Ed. 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.


11. Can I exit early from the programme obtaining a single degree? Do I get two separate degrees on completing the 4-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 (B.Sc.B.Ed./B.A.B.Ed.) will be awarded on successful completion of the four-year programme mentioning the specialisation.


12. What is the fee structure for the programme?

Ans: Visit the following link for details


13. What is the eligibility for getting admission to these programmes?

Ans: 1. A minimum of 65% overall marks in 12th Standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination).

2.  A minimum of 70% marks in Mathematics in 12th Standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination) for B.Sc.B.Ed.–Mathematics.

3.  A minimum of 65% marks in English in 12th Standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination) for B.A.B.Ed.English.

There will also be an interview to determine the final selection of candidates for the programme.


14. Since this is a four-year course, will this be considered to be an Honours degree?

Ans: No. This programme is not an Honours degree programme.


15. In case we wish to go abroad to study Masters, 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 Masters in universities abroad in either the concerned discipline or in education, after the successful completion of this programme.


16. Is this the same as the new course announced by the HRD Ministry in July 2019 ?

Ans: These programmes B.Sc.B.Ed. and B.A.B.Ed. at CVV were conceived much before the announcement of the four-year B.Ed. 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’.


17. 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 Maths). 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 B.A.B.Ed English Literature programme. After a B.Sc.B. Ed. Mathematics programme, you can also choose to work in the banking sector, IT companies and other related fields.

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