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The English department at SNU offers programs tailored to individual needs. The unique advantage in our programs is the amazing flexibility that students have in choosing the courses that really interest them, as well as earning a minor in a field that is of secondary interest. Further, our faculty acts as facilitators and mentors to encourage students’ interests in English at all levels.


Students have access to many resources on the campus. They can use the computer labs and library for free. There are also many interesting events that take place on the campus.


As part of our vision, the unique structure of SNU’s undergraduate curriculum provides you the flexibility to combine your English major with a minor in diverse subjects such as Economics, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. We also allow you to choose courses from the school of Engineering. Our broad-based education system allows students graduating from the English programme at SNU have a variety of career options, which is not typically available to their counterparts at more traditional Indian universities. SNU English majors will have the opportunity to pursue higher studies leading to research and academic jobs at various universities. However, many would have the training and breadth of knowledge for careers in print and electronic journalism, advertising and media in general, law and corporate positions involving writing and critical analysis such as investor relations and marketing. You can also go on to pursue careers in the civil services, teaching and positions in non-governmental and cultural and artistic organizations.

You will experience the English curriculum in a fun way that will incorporate entertaining and yet cutting edge disciplines such as theatre, videogame analysis, communication and translation besides core topics in English literature. You will get an opportunity to experience English Literature in an interactive setting in a fully equipped multimedia lab, which will give you a chance to experience literary texts in their contemporary settings as well as a journey of a text through the ages.

Instead of an Honours degree, the four-year Bachelor's degree works as a combination of the English major with minors of your choice. After completion of the degree, with its final year of work experience, you will have a clear advantage over your peers outside SNU.


Your main subject of study is your academic major. A major prepares you to go on for graduate work in the same field or for particular types of professions. A Chemistry major, for example, typically prepares a student to take a Masters degree in Chemistry or to take up a job in a related field.


A minor is any subject apart from your major that you choose to take to complete your set of credits (see below). You can choose any subject that is offered by the university as your minor.


Students can receive a maximum grade point of 10.0 or decimal fractions thereof per course, on a scale of 0.0 – 10.0. GPA is the average of points obtained in all courses undertaken in that semester. It is calculated at the end of each semester to determine whether students are in “good standing” regarding the work required to complete their program. At the completion of the program, GPA for all semesters will determine the final grade or position for each student.

Letter grade Point Grade Description
A 10 Outstanding
A- 9 Excellent
B 8 Very Good
B- 7 Good
C 6 Average
C- 5 Below Average
D 4 Minimum Passing Grade
F 0 Fail
W - Withdrawn from Course
Z - Course Continuation
AP - Audit Pass
AF - Audit Fail
S - Satisfactory Completion( Non credit Courses)

A 'credit' or credit-hour is a point that a student gets for every lecture hour (or variously, number of workshops and lab hours) attended. SNU students have to complete a specific number of credits to obtain their degree. Every course carries a number of 'credits' and on completion of the course; the student acquires the said credits. Every undergraduate student has to obtain XX credits at the end of his or her academic programme. The total number of credits can be obtained from various combinations of courses in the academic programme. Courses can also be taken from other disciplines.

Every student has to select some core courses, and then choose courses for the major (main subject being studied) and electives offered by other disciplines. For example, an English Major can take a combination of courses from English, a core course on theatre and university-wide elective courses on videogame design and mathematics to obtain a Bachelor's degree.

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