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B.A. (Hons.) in English
The objective of B.A. (Hons.) in English program is to make the learners well versed in the knowledge of English language and literature. It has been designed for them to acquire fluency and accuracy both in speaking and writing. The program covers a comprehensive curriculum of national and international standard. The program aims at enabling the learners to be proficient in all areas of English language usage and overcoming all relevant problems with ease and comfort. With the possession of adequate knowledge and skills, the learners will be able to face all kinds of professional challenges successfully and efficiently. Graduates of this program will be resourceful and find ease in all spheres of life. 


Proficiency in English will allow you access to

  • Jobs in various fields of employment     

  • Higher studies abroad
  • A good teaching job in home and abroad

  • A prestigious job in international or multinational organizations

  • Better performance in BCS and other recruitment exams.

  • A job in print and electronic media

  • Traveling overseas with ease

  • Outsourcing as a writing professional

  •  Access to literature written in English language

  • Lead a life with improved and sophisticated morality

  • A career in fast growing tourism industry

  • A job as an interpreter

  • Rapid progress in your own business
Entry Requirement

For B.A.(Hons.) in English program, the entry requirement is minimum 2nd division or GPA of 2.5 in both SSC and HSC or GCE 'O' level in 3 subjcts with a GPA of 2.5 or above and 'A' level in 2 subjects with GPA of 2.5 or any other level of education recognized by the competent authority.


Admission into B.A.(Hons.) in English program is on a competitive basis. Aplicants will be required to sit for an admission test designated to judge their abilities and aptitude for the program. Candidates are selected for admission on the basis of past academic records, a written test and a viva examination.



Degree Requirements

A student will have to complete at least 132 credit hours for a four years B.A. (Hons.) in English. Here 102 credit hours for core courses, out of which 60 credit hours are compulsory and 42 credit hours are elective, consisting of 24 credit hours from the concentration area in literature and 18 credit hours from the concentration area of linguistics and ELT. In addition, there are 30 credit hours from inter-disciplinary courses.

A student must get at least a 'C' grade to pass an individual course and maintain a minimum GPA 2.00



The fee structure for the B.A. (Hons.) in English program is as follows:

Fees (for total 144 credits) Amount
Payable per credit Tk. 1,560
Payable (approx.) in each subsequent semester(12 Semesters) Tk. 19,020
Total cost for the entire program Tk.2,28,240



Compulsory: 4 courses (non-credit)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
IEL 1001 Intensive English Language: Grammar 3
IEL 1002 Intensive English Language: Listening and Speaking 3
IEL 1003 Intensive English Language: Reading 3
IEL 1004 Intensive English Language: Writing 3


Compulsory: 20 courses (60 credit hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG 1106 English Phonetics and Phonology 3
ENG 1209 Elizabethan and 17th Century Poetry 3
ENG 1210 Elementary Linguistics 3
ENG 1313 History of the English Language 3
ENG 2115 Linguistics Theories 3
ENG 2116 Advanced Grammar 3
ENG 2219 Methodology of Language Teaching 3
ENG 2322 Metaphysical Poetry 3
ENG 3227 18th Century English Literature 3
ENG 3228 17th Century Prose and Drama 3
ENG 3331 The Romantics 3
ENG 4132 Teaching Techniques 3
ENG 4133 19th Century Literature (Poetry) 3
ENG 4235 Language Testing and Evaluation 3
ENG 4236 19th Century Literature (Novels) 3
ENG 4237 20th Century English Poetry and Drama 3
ENG 4340 William Shakespeare 3
ENG 4341 20th Century English Fiction 3
ENG 4342 Literary Criticism 3
ENG 4549 Old English in Translation 3

Elective: any 9 courses (27 credit hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG 1105 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 1107 Introduction to Poetry 3
ENG 1311 Introduction to Drama 3
ENG 1312 Classics in Translation 3
ENG 2217 Fictional and Non- ctional Prose 3
ENG 2218 Studies in English History 3
ENG 3125 Western Thought 3
ENG 4134 Modern American Fiction 3
ENG 4238 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 3
ENG 4443 Commonwealth Literature I (African-Caribbean) 3
ENG 4445 Commonwealth Literature II (Indo-Anglian) 3
ENG 4446 Practical Criticism 3
ENG 4550 Modern American Poetry 3


Linguistics and ELT
Elective: 1 courses (3 credit hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG 4339 ELT Research Project 3


Elective: any 6 courses (18 credit hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG 1103 Writing Basics 3
ENG 2320 Concept of ELT 3
ENG 2321 Problems and Prospects of ELT in Bangladesh 3
ENG 3123 Sociolinguistics 3
ENG 3124 Psycholinguistics 3
ENG 3226 Grammar and Usage 3
ENG 3329 Semantics 3
ENG 3330 Syllabus Design and Materials Production 3
ENG 4447 Stylistics I 3
ENG 4548 Modern English Syntax 3
ENG 4551 Professional/Advanced Writing 3
ENG 4652 Research Methodology in ELT 3



Compulsory: 5 courses (15 credit hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ECON 2308 Comparative Economic Systems 3
GP 1205 Comparative Political Systems 3
IS 1207 Islamic Ethics 3
IS 4845 Comparative Legal Systems 3
SOC 1103 Comparative Social Systems 3


Elective: any 3 courses (9 credit hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BBA 1201 Principles of Management 3
BEN 1102 History of Bengali Literature I 3
CSE 1101 Basics of Computers 3
GP 1101 Introduction to Political Science 3
GP 3623 Political Development in Bangladesh 3
IH 1105 Islamic History 3
IS 1101 Introduction to Islam 3
PHIL 1105 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSY 1104 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SW 1101 History of Social Welfare and Social Work 3





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