West Bengal State University, North 24 Parganas

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Department of Comparative Literature


Department of Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature is a methodology of studying ‘World Literature’. Its global concept can truly establish the togetherness of different literatures in the world beyond the national and linguistic boundary of a single literature. Currently a prestigious name in academic pursuits of literary studies throughout the world. Comparative Literature was introduced in this university in 2009. Ours is the second full-fledged and separate discipline in Indian academe.


The Department offers a two-year M.A. course in four semesters to the students of this university, covers a huge and wide range of world, Indian and Bengali literatures. The areas for specialization include post-colonial literature (not only Indian, but also African, Latin American and Asian), literary theories (Pre-modern, modern and post-modern), translation studies, literary history throughout the world with special emphasis on Indian literature, study on genres and other different methodologies of Comparative Literature. The medium of instruction and writing examinations being both English and Bengali. Non-Bengalee students are welcome.

Department of Comparative Literature
West Bengal State University
Barasat, North 24 Paraganas
Postal Address: Berunanpukuria, P.O. Malikapur,
North 24 Parganas, PIN 700126
West Bengal


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