English Literature Career Scope, Eligibility and Job Prospects

Duration:3 years, Eligibility: 10+2, some college hold entrance tests, Job Profiles: Journalist (as a fresher, you can expect Rs 10,000/- to Rs 15,000/- depending on your grasp of grammar and writing skills) Scriptwriter, English Teacher, Storyteller, Freelance Writer

If you have the creative bent, there is no other better option than a course in English literature. You will delve into the world of literature, right from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to Vikram Seth’s ‘A Suitable Boy’. If you complete your programmes from a good colleges, you will strengthen your English communication skills, writing techniques and analysis of literature. Creative skills and an interest in reading all kinds of literature come with the territory. In addition, you will need to understand historical, political, psychological and spiritual aspects as well

Course overview: You will study a range of literature, from classics to modern novels, and poetry. Understanding their implied meanings is part of the territory. Similes, metaphors and interpretations will be part of the course. If you don’t enjoy reading, you will face a tough time. Your writing skills and reading of literature will widen your perspectives as you do the course

Job opportunities: You can choose from a number of jobs, such as teaching, publishing, writing, advertising, research or translation. Becoming a scriptwriter or author is another possibility. Publishing houses also commission you to author books. You can become an English teacher, too. Salary will vary according to the place where you join