Department of English


The Department of English at Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh envisions providing students with a comprehensive understanding of English literature, language, and culture in a global context. The department aims to create a vibrant academic community that fosters critical thinking, interdisciplinary scholarship, and ethical engagement with diverse cultural perspectives. The department seeks to be a center of excellence in teaching, research, and service, and to prepare students to become leaders in their chosen fields.


The Department of English at Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh is committed to providing students with a rigorous and comprehensive education in English language, literature, and culture. The department’s mission is to foster a deep understanding and appreciation of the diverse literary traditions of English and to cultivate critical thinking and analytical skills in students that can be applied in a wide range of fields.

  • Offering a broad range of courses in English language, literature, and culture, that covers a diverse range of periods, genres, and cultural perspectives.
  • Providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment that encourages students to explore and engage with diverse perspectives and encourages intellectual curiosity, creativity, and experimentation.
  • Encouraging and supporting students to undertake independent research and produce original scholarship that contributes to the field of English studies.
  • Fostering interdisciplinary approaches to the study of English literature and language, including collaborations with other departments and institutions.
  • Preparing students for a wide range of careers and professional paths, including academia, publishing, journalism, public relations, and other related fields.

Overall, the Department of English at Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh is dedicated to fostering a community of scholars who are passionate about the English language and its literary traditions and who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities necessary to contribute to the global community


  • M.A. English (2 Years Program)

To ensure the implementation of curricular reforms envisioned in NEP-2020, the university has decided to implement various provisions in a phased manner. Therefore, the curriculum may be reviewed annually by the department so as to gradually include all relevant provisions of NEP-2020. The Department shall review the curriculum periodically to assess the relevance and feasibility of Discipline Specific / Generic Electives, and the courses may be added or dropped, accordingly. The decision taken by the department to add or drop the electives shall be reported to the BoS / School Board.


On completing M.A. in English Programme, the students shall be able to realize following programme outcomes:

  • Demonstrate holistic understanding of life in varied manifestations.
  • Discuss and apply various social, political and literary trends in real life situations.
  • Understand and discuss contemporary socio-political, cultural and literary context through multidisciplinary approach.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use relevant theoretical concepts in real-life situations.
  • Ability to integrate the traditional knowledge with latest advances in social sciences and humanities.
  • Formulate valid propositions on the basis of multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary understanding of disciplines.
  • Appreciate and analyse regional, national and international scenario.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyse realities of life from social perspective.
  • Propose solutions to the existing human problems as a well-informed and competent individual.

On completing M.A. in English Programme, the students shall be able to realize following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate critical understanding of English Literature in its varied forms.
  • Discuss various literary genres, terms and movements with clarity.
  • Develop creative and critical insights, aesthetic sensibility, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to use English language proficiently and correctly, both in speech and writing.
  • Compare the literary trends in literature produced in different contexts and age.
  • Locate and analyze the literary texts with appropriate theoretical framework.
  • Appreciate regional and world literatures in the light of different literary and cultural traditions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret realities of life from literary perspective.
  • Exhibit skill and competency for conducting research in literature.

Postgraduate attributes encompass a diverse set of skills and qualities that individuals acquire throughout their advanced education.

Disciplinary Knowledge: In-depth understanding and expertise in a specific field or discipline acquired through advanced study and research.

Creative and Critical Thinking: Ability to think innovatively and critically evaluate information, ideas, and arguments.

Reflective Thinking: Capacity to introspectively analyze experiences, outcomes, and personal growth, fostering continuous improvement.

Problem Solving: Aptitude to identify, analyze, and solve complex problems using logical and creative approaches.

Analytical Reasoning: Proficiency in examining and interpreting data, evidence, and patterns to draw informed conclusions.

Effective Communication: Students should be able to communicate complex ideas and arguments effectively in both written and oral form.

Professional Development: Students should have developed a range of professional skills, such as project management, collaboration, and time management, that can be applied in a variety of contexts.

Cultural Competency: Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of diverse cultural perspectives and be able to engage with a range of literary texts from different cultural backgrounds.

Advanced Research Skills: Students should be able to formulate research questions, conduct original research using a variety of sources, and produce well-structured, well-supported arguments in their written work.

Life Skills: Acquisition of practical skills necessary for personal and professional success, such as time management, adaptability, and teamwork.

Multicultural Competence: Ability to interact respectfully and effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, demonstrating cultural sensitivity and awareness.

Ethical Awareness: Students should be able to recognize ethical issues that may arise in the study and teaching of English literature and be able to navigate these issues in a thoughtful and informed way.

Life-long Learning: Recognition of the importance of continuous learning and self-improvement throughout one’s personal and professional life.

Global Competency: Capacity to navigate and engage in global contexts, understanding diverse perspectives, and addressing global challenges collaboratively.

These attributes collectively contribute to the holistic development of individuals, preparing them to excel in their chosen fields and make meaningful contributions to society.

Department Activities:

  • The Department of English, Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh hosted a comprehensive ten-day Orientation Programme for newly admitted students across both Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) programmes for the academic year 2023-24. The event was held from September 19, 2023, to September 29, 2023.

Student Achievements :

  • One student is engaged in serving aspirational Districts of Telangana under the Gandhi Fellowship, a flagship program of the Piramal Foundation, while the remaining four students have obtained positions as Assistant Professors of English in degree colleges and engineering colleges.

Study Resources :

Shodh Swayam
Swayamprabha Moocs
NAD Epathshala