Stella Maris - BA English Literature

Short Bio:

Creative, independent and intense learner. A dark horse who started cautiously but ended the IB program on a high note. Empathy and Self reflection are Natashas greatest strengths. Her mastery in using language as medium of expression set her apart from others in class. A genuine and dedicated student with high level of self awareness.

College Info:

The College is committed to serving the economically and socially marginalised sections of society and provides university education in a Christian atmosphere for students, especially those belonging to the Catholic community. Admission is open to all, irrespective of caste and creed, and their rights of conscience are respected. In keeping with its mission, the College promotes inclusive practices in the implementation of its academic programmes, taking into account learning differences and the special needs of the differently-abled. In seeking to mould women of character who will be self-reliant and work towards social transformation, the College has established an educational road map that provides a framework for quality education and stimuli for lifetime learning.

Course Info:

At the Undergraduate level the Department offers a variety of courses which range from genre-based to interdisciplinary. Regional literatures with their focus on cultural diversity, linguistic and contextual complexities and identity issues form the core of the Undergraduate programme. In offering students an eclectic mix of subjects and approaches to the study of literatures and ‘englishes’, the Department has ensured the relevance of the discipline in today’s world, while maintaining traditional strengths.

The Master’s degree programme offers students a fine balance of traditional American and British literature courses, with contemporary writing from other related and emerging areas such as Women’s Writing, Children’s Fiction, Indian Literature in Translation, Translation Studies, Modern Indian Literature in English and Dalit Literature. The courses are designed to ensure that students receive grounding in key theoretical formulations, develop awareness of socio-political, cultural and economic issues of the time, and learn to appreciate difference and diversity, thus making the programme both relevant and meaningful for the students of today.