Sri Sathya Sai University, Puttaparthi, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

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Department of English Language & Literature, SSSIHL, Puttaparthi


Department of English Language & Literature

The Department of English offers a compulsory ‘General English’ Course for all the undergraduate students which comprises a study of English language, using prose/poetry and grammar exercises, to improve not only the students’ competence in writing but also in speaking skills. The Course is designed in a way that would enable students to apply their knowledge of the language to situations. The oral component of the Course seeks to ensure that the theoretical study of the language does not remain in cold storage, but is translated into an effective tool for communication at all levels.

Courses Offered

Bachelor of Arts (BA Optional English)
Master of Arts (MA English Language & Literature)
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil English)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D English)

The major research areas of the department

Indian Writing in English
European Literature
Women’s Studies
Modern and Post-Modern British Literature
Witness Literature


The Centre for Development of Communication Skills at the Anantapur Campus is a 44-seater advanced Language Laboratory that runs on Robotel Symposium Smartclass platform. High quality software like Tense Buster, Study-Skill Success etc from Clarity U.K, provides the basic material for language learning. The department has access to the Central Library, Computer Centre and Multimedia facility of all campuses.


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