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This course aims to introduce students to major theorists and to expose them to various trends and movements in art. It will attempt to equip them with appropriate technical terms to aid their analysis and evaluation of art allow a more intimate understanding of the terms by associating them with practical examples. The course will also try to foster independent, creative as well as systematic critical thinking in order to have a more rich and in depth appreciation of art

The course, especially designed for English special students of the Third year, is entitled ‘An Introduction to the Study of the English Language’. Through regular lectures conducted over the span of roughly 8 months, the course aims to familiarize students with different aspects of communication and the distinctive nature of human language as a means of communication. Students are not just introduced to basic concepts in Modern Linguistics (like Phonological, Morphological and Syntactic systems of the English language), but are also introduced to advanced areas of English language study. It will attempt to greatly enhance the existing grammatical competence of students along with gaining information regarding the situational, contextual, social and cultural appropriateness of English. These broad areas help provide a solid foundation in the subject. Besides these, the course shifts its traditional approach and acquires modern dimensions by equipping learners with skills in academic writing and editing. Consequently, it helps prepare, through a healthy mixture of the traditional and the modern, a well-rounded student of the English language and Linguistics.


The course introduces the students to some of the prominent ideas of modernity, modernism and the post-modern. Foucault states that the attitude of modernity is radical transgression, constant questioning and breaking away from earlier assumptions. The texts included are a philosophical essay, a poem representative of the beat generation, an expressive psychological drama and a science fiction novel thus encompassing a variety of genres. 

The themes and styles are radical as was the ethos of that time

Auditing and Taxation

     In India, Constitution is the parent law. All other laws should be enacted within the framework of the constitution and subject to the norms laid down there in. The Constitution of India empowers the Central Government to levy tax on income. By virtue of this power and to achieve this objective, the Income Tax Act, 1961 was enacted in  place of Income Tax Act, 1922 which was prevalent earlier. As a citizen and resident of India one must be familiar with the applicability and provisions of the law of the land.

    In this light, Auditing and Taxation a compulsory paper for the third year B.Com students is introduced.  Semester V deals with Auditing and semester VI is purely focused on Income Tax Act, 1961 for four credits. This course introduces the Indian taxation system to the students and the focus is on Direct Taxes- Income tax with special reference to individual tax laws. Basic Concepts, Five heads of Income, Gross Total Income, Permissible Deductions from Gross Total Income and computation of tax liability of an individual resident assessee is covered in the course.Students explore the various tax related ramifications of investments, retirement planning, treatment of gifts received, sale of property and benefits of charitable giving.

     This course will facilitate students to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills, interpreting and computing the tax liability of an individual assessee. The study of taxation would enable the students in understanding that slabs of income, the tax rates and taxability of person as defined in the Act. Students will be able to identify   potential opportunities for tax savings through tax planning strategies, serving as key towards personal financial decision making .It will create an understanding among the students relating to the application of ethical practices in complying with the Income Tax Rules as a prospective assessee. The course also provide hands on training for E filing of Income Tax Returns of an individual assessee.

 

 

 

 


The course covers:

Basic circuit elements and passive components

Understanding different circuit theorems and their use in the DC circuit analysis

Characteristic features of semiconductor devices.

Elementary electronic circuits and applications Knowledge of different types of power supply

To Understand basics of operational amplifiers and its applications.


                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

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The American Literature course (4 credits), offered in the Second-Year of the M.A. English Programme, introduces students to major movements and figures of American Literature through the study of notable works in short fiction, novels and drama. The course provides an understanding of American literature through the 1850s to the present. A study of the selected literary text of the 19th, 20th, and 21st century America allows for an exploration of literary works as products of history, culture and social change, uncovering at the same time the complexity of the voices and perspectives that shape American literature. With a focus on realism, modernism, and postmodernism, the selected works allow for analysis and appreciation of literary elements like genre, structure, characterisation, imagery, and theme; examining at the same time issues of class, gender, race, nation, colonialism, global crises, and urban modernity.

In the fourth semester, the texts-in-study will be the works of Henry James, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller and Toni Morrison. Henry James, an author of pre-eminence in the American canon evolved a literary style that anticipated the psychological novel. Ernest Hemingway is one of America's master storytellers whose stories are noted for their simplicity, originality, and craftsmanship. William Faulkner is considered one of the greatest novelist of modern times. Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller are part of the triumvirate that established modern American Drama. Toni Morrison, 1993 Nobel Laureate in Literature and a major American novelist is one of the 20th Century’s most influential novelists and intellectuals. 


“Indian Writing in English” spans two semesters of the second part of the MA course and is for 4 credits each semester. The curriculum charts out the styles, genres and themes that have defined this relatively young but powerful cultural category. During the fourth semester, the course focuses on Indian writers who are citizens of the country residing in India as well as diasporic writers.

In the diasporic category the course introduces two remarkable writers to the students, however, the intention is that this will serve as a springboard encouraging students to explore further on their own. Amitav Ghosh is renowned for his in-depth research and accurate portrayals in the genre often referred to as historical fiction. Kiran Desai also uses a historical backdrop to her writing however hers is a half and half novel straddling two worlds—past and present/ north and south.

The Indian writers prescribed are Arundhati Roy and Vijay Tendulkar, both deeply political in their approach confronting issues like caste and gender in a style that is hard-hitting and yet beautifully poetic.



"World Drama" is a two semester course earning the MA Part II students 4 credits for each semester.  It has been designed to give the students more than just a glimpse of landmark plays from around the world. Starting with the tragedy of Sophocles, the course gives them an introduction to the beginnings of tragedy in Europe. Two dramatists from the Renaissance period - Shakespeare and Marlowe - further the understanding of the tragic form and its development in the Renaissance period, moving away from the Aristotelian mould. The study of Moliere's delightful comedy provides a valuable insight into the French theatre that was an inspiration to British playwrights. Chekhov and Osborne make for two entirely divergent practitioners of Realism while Pirandello and Pinter are writers who demonstrate their revolt against conventional theatre. It is a comprehensive review of significant drama.