Department of Higher Studies in English and Foreign Languages


The School of Languages, CSJM University, will endeavor to create cutting-edge curriculum for a state-of-the-art academic framework for next generation scholars in higher studies of English and other languages. The School will bring in well-defined academic structure, high class pedagogy, choice of suitable courses and electives to bring in appreciation, elevate understanding and profitable degree and certificate programs, to usher real-world opportunities to our graduates.

The curriculum of School of Languages will include undergraduate and postgraduate education in English Literature and other languages, including short-term certificate courses in Creative Writing, Communication Skills, Spoken English and French and German, as applicable to numerous opportunities in pedagogy, journalism, and digital publishing, to name a few.

1. Department of English and Foreign Languages

The aim of the English department will be to produce well-trained students and literary scholars, who would enrich the subject while being truly insightful, effective writers, imaginative critics, and creative teachers to disseminate knowledge. The flavor of foreign languages will further bring a new dimension to academics and make the learning environment more vibrant.

Degrees offered and intake:

  1. Undergraduate program: B.A. Hons in English (3-year program) – 30 students/year
  2. Postgraduate program: M.A. in English (2-year program) – 30 students/year
  3. Ph.D.


  1. Certificate in Creative writing, 15 students / year
  2. Certificate in English communication skills. – 15 students / year
  3. One Semester Certificate course in Foreign Languages (German, French) – 15 students / year

Suggested courses for the undergraduate program

  1. Indian Classical Literature
  2. European Classical Literature
  3. Indian Writing in English
  4. British Poetry and Drama: 14th to 17th Centuries
  5. American Literature
  6. Popular Literature
  7. British Poetry and Drama: 17th and 18th Centuries
  8. British Literature: 18th Century
  9. British Romantic Literature
  10. British Literature: 19th Century
  11. Women’s Writing
  12. British Literature: The Early 20th Century
  13. Modern European Drama
  14. Postcolonial Literatures

Suggested Elective Courses

  1. Modern Indian Writing in English Translation
  2. Literature of the Indian Diaspora
  3. British Literature: Post World War II
  4. Nineteenth Century European Realism
  5. Literary Theory
  6. Literary Criticism
  7. Partition Literature
  8. Research Methodology

Some of the ability enhancement courses as per the new education policy will include: Environmental Study, English/MIL Communication, Grammar and Composition, Soft Skills, Business Communication, Creative Writing, Technical Writing, etc. The School will also have a modern, well-equipped language laboratory to train students in hearing and pronunciation.

Foreign Languages

The School of HSS and Sciences, CSJMU, proposes a certificate courses in Foreign Languages (English, German and French) at two levels (Beginner & Intermediate). It will provide an introduction to grammar, speaking, and writing skills in these two languages. These courses will prove advantageous for students and will help them to pursue their studies abroad and as an added skill for recruitment in multinational organizations. Certificate courses in Spoken English, French and German languages will be introduced in the School of HSS and Sciences Department, and lessons will be delivered through classroom lectures and a functional language lab for a better understanding of pronunciation and knowledge of the English, German and French languages.

Certificate course in foreign languages

Initially, the School will launch certificate courses in foreign languages (German, French) for 1 year and subsequently other Indian languages will be added to the School.

What will students learn?

  • Pronunciation and accent of the language
  • Greet and introduce yourself and others
  • Communicate successfully in everyday situations
  • Talk and discuss daily activities
  • Make appointments and arrange meetings
  • Write, revise and proofread short texts
  • Correct pronunciation of foreign language words
  • Accurate use of grammar
  • Fluency in speaking

Mode of instruction

  • Interactive classroom sessions
  • Developing reading and listening skills
  • Learning through Language Lab, videos and audios

Facilities in The School of Languages

  1. Language lab

A language lab in The School of Languages creates a learning environment by adapting to new language skills and enhancing communication capabilities of students. The laboratory is effectively utilized by students and faculty members for various self-speech enhancement and soft skill development. It proves beneficial for those students who are weak in English, students who are coming from rural backgrounds and are not exposed to the use of English language. Such labs offer sufficient ear training aiming at confidence-building among students for interactions and presentations in English. It allows several students to learn to talk and discuss at the same time. These interventions can be recorded, different exercises could be assigned to different groups, work with media files, etc.

2. Departmental Library

School of Languages consists of Departmental Library for students and Faculty members, where students and teachers can access for the course books and Literary books. It contains journals and magazines and a wide range of novels and books which will provide a conducive environment for students to read and enhance their knowledge. It is also a creative place to pen down ideas and imaginations in the form of creative writings, articles etc.

3. Conference Hall

Conference hall is well equipped with a projector and screen. It is a place to conduct meetings, discussions and debates. This hall is also used for conducting presentations and other creative activities to improve reading and writing skills.

4. Smart Classroom

Smart Classroom contains the facility for audio and video presentations, where students can create and watch short films, documentaries and listen to the debates from various universities. It is also used for online relay of webinars and talks.