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Swayam Central

Literature for competitive exams

By Prof. Aysha Iqbal   |   IIT Madras
The course is designed and developed to suit the needs of those students who aim to appear for competitive exams with English Literature as their core subject. It will be useful for those who aspire towards acing competitive exams with literature in English as the main subject and/or want to pursue a higher academic degree, particularly as researchers, in India or abroad. The course includes major works, historical developments, sub-disciplines, movements and trends in English, American and also World literature. The participants will also gain an understanding about the key literary figures of all time and their contribution to their respective literary scene.

INTENDED AUDIENCE :  Literature, particularly in English
PREREQUISITES :     Basic UG degree in Arts/Humanities
INDUSTRY SUPPORT :   All colleges/universities

Learners enrolled: 652

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 20 Mar 2020
Exam Date : 29 Mar 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1 : An overview of the History of English Literature
    Week 2 : An overview of the History of English Literature
    Week 3 : An overview of the History of American literature
    Week 4 : An overview of the History of American literature
    Week 5 : An overview of landmarks in World literature
    Week 6 : An overview of landmarks in World literature
    Week 7 : An overview of Indian writing in English
    Week 8 : Major trends in literary criticism and theory

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

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    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Aysha Iqbal

    IIT Madras
    Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan is professor of film studies, drama and popular culture in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. Among her several books are Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Bollywood Directors(ed.) Sage: New Delhi, 2017, Post-liberalization Indian Novels in English: Global Reception & Politics of Award London: ANTHEM, 2013.  Her books on communication include English for Technical Communication, and English for Nurses and English for the Hotel Industry

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 29th March 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments
    given in the course.
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75.
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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