Comparative Literature: Where to register for UG and PG courses, job prospects


Summary

Admission to UG and PG courses in Comparative Literature depends on your score on the last exam

Translation, editing, communication and journalism are some of the areas in which to work with a degree in comparative literature

A comparative literature student learns to read and discover literary works from different regions, nations, cultures and languages. Understanding intercultural perspectives through various socio-political lenses is a unique part of this course. Comparative literature is truly a window into world literature.

Comparative literature study

  • Complete the Class XII Board exams in any stream.
  • Pursue a bachelor’s degree (BA) in Comparative Literature or one of the linguistic literature courses with at least 50% aggregate.
  • Pursue a graduate degree (MA) in Comparative Literature.
  • Apply for graduate courses like MPhil or PhD in this discipline. You must have at least 50% of grades in your master.

The main institutes offering courses in comparative literature

Jadavpur University, Calcutta

BA in Comparative Literature (3 years)

  • Eligibility: 60% total in the Class XII board exam in any stream.
  • Admission: The Comparative Literature Department used to take an offline written admission test, which was shut down due to the pandemic. Admission was based on Class XII board grades in 2020 and 2021.

MA in Comparative Literature (2 years)

  • Eligibility: Three-year undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature or any discipline with an overall score of 50%.
  • Admission: The offline written admission test has been dropped due to the pandemic. Admission was based on Class XII board grades in 2020 and 2021.

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University of English and Foreign Languages ​​(EFLU), Hyderabad

MA in Comparative Literature (2 years)

  • Eligibility: Three-year undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature or any discipline with an overall score of 50%.
  • Admission: You must take an offline admission test.

University of Calcutta

MA in Comparative Indian Language and Literature (2 years)

  • Eligibility: At least 50% of marks or an equivalent mark in a baccalaureate in any field, with 50% in English as a compulsory or optional subject.

Hyderabad University

MA in Comparative Literature (3 years)

  • Eligibility: At least 50% or an equivalent mark in any baccalaureate, with 50% in English as a compulsory or optional subject.
  • Admission: Through a written test conducted by the University of Hyderabad.

Assam University

MA in Comparative Literature (2 years)

  • Eligibility: At least 50% or an equivalent mark in any baccalaureate, with 50% in English as a compulsory or optional subject.

Foreign universities offering courses in comparative literature

  • King’s College London, United Kingdom
  • University of Essex, UK
  • Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
  • University of Westminster, UK
  • University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Yale University, USA
  • Harvard University, United States
  • Sorbonne University, France

Career prospects after studying comparative literature

In some comparative literature courses, students are required to study a regional or foreign language as part of the study program. And since the study of literature in translation is a large part of the course, students have a better chance of learning the nuances of writing, which gives them an advantage if they pursue a career in translation.

Exposure to different writing styles and the ability to convey their ideas also prepare a student for a career in editing, content writing, journalism, screenwriting, communications, branding and public relations.

Last updated on November 27, 2021


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