Bachelor Of Arts (Hons.) In English Language & Literature (ELL)

English Language and Literature (ELL)


The mission of the Department is to develop students' knowledge in the fields of English Language and Literature, and their commitment to using their knowledge for the advancement of the Ummah.



The objectives of the Department of English Language and Literature is to help students to have a solid foundation in the areas of English Language, particularly Literature and Language. It aims to offer students a number of courses to help develop their understanding of the nuances and distinctions of the English Language.

The Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

The Program Educational Objectives (PEO): The (PEO) of English Language and Literature is to develop and nurture in students an appreciation of the English Language and the ability to think critically about the daily use of English in all spheres of life. The program aims to encourage them to think laterally and analytically, consequently helping them to solve problems creatively. Specifically, it prepares students for a life in demanding professions such as teaching, editing, translating and in the areas of consultancy, services, commerce and the media. In line with the university’s mission of Islamization of knowledge, the courses are taught with Islam in mind. The well-rounded curriculum allows students and staff to explore their strengths and weaknesses in applying English to their life with Islam at the core of their outlook of life.

Admission Requirements

  • Total GPA 6.00 in SSC/Dakhil & HSC/Alim but scoring not less than GPA 2.50 in any individual examination; OR
  • Minimum 5 (five) subjects in O level and 2 (two) major subjects in A level with minimum ‘B’ grade in 4 subjects and ‘C’ grade in 3 subjects.


The BA (Hon’s) Program normally takes four academic years (i.e. 8 Semesters) to complete. Each academic year is divided into 2 Semesters (Spring Semester and Autumn Semester) having a duration 15 week Lecture period for each semester. The Mid-term Examination will be held after conducting 6 weeks classes. Conducting 9 weeks classes after Mid-term Examination Final Examination will be held at the end of each semester. In order to graduate, total 140 credit hours have to be undertaken and completed by a student during 8 semesters. By registering more number of courses in regular semesters, students may also complete their graduation studies within at least three academic years (i.e. 6 Semesters) of regular studentship. However a student may be allowed to complete their graduation studies in the University within maximum of six academic years (i.e.12 semesters).

Admission Test

Application for admission to BA (Hons.) in English Language and Literature shall be invited through an announcement in the National/Local Dailies and IIUC website twice a year. The deserving candidates have to apply through IIUC website or web link Students are admitted through a competitive written test. Usually questions paper are designed as semi broad & MCQ Type. Marks allocation of admission test are:


A student shall have to pay Tk. 3,36,026/- for completing English Language and Literature degree as per the following break up:

SL Description Amount
1 Admission Fees (Once & non-refundable) Tk. 25,000/-
2 Semester Fees (Tk. 7,000 × 8) Tk. 56,000/-
3 Tuition Fees:
DC: 1,290 x 132 = 1,70,280/-
URC: 1,100 x 11 = 12,100/-
Tk. 1,82,380/-
4 Exam Fees (Tk. 100 × 143 CH ) Tk. 14,300/-
5 Establishment Fees (Tk. 4,000 × 8) Tk. 32,000/-
6 Development Fees (Tk. 5,000 × 1 + Tk. 3,000 × 7) Tk. 26,000/-
7 Library Development Fee Tk. 2,000/-
8 Orientation Fee Tk. 2,500/-
9 Rover Scout Fee Tk. 16/-
Total Fees and Charges: Tk. 3,40,196/-

Semester-wise Payable Fess:

* First Installment (During Admission): Tk. 67,566/-

* Second to onward Installment (During Semester Registration):

SL Description Amount
1 Semester Fees Tk. 7,000/-
2 Tuition Fees:
1,290 x No. of CH of DC Courses
1,100 x No. of CH of URC Courses
Tk. *****/-
3 Exam Fees:
Tk. 100 × No. of CH of total registered Courses
Tk. *****/-
4 Establishment Fees Tk. 4,000/-
5 Development Fees Tk. 3,000/-
Semester-wise Total Fees and Charges: To be counted

DC = Departmental Course, URC = University Requirement Course

English Language General Knowledge Viva SSC & HSC GPA Total
85 15 10 10 120

Admission Period

Students are admitted into “BA (Hons.) in English Language and Literature” program twice a year as follows:

Semester Period Application Period Admission Test
Spring January – June September - October November - December
Autumn July – December March - April May - June

Grading System

The Grading System for assessing the performance of the students shall be as follows:

Marks (%) Letter Grade Grade Point Remarks
80-100 A + 4.00 Excellent
75–79 A 3.75 Very Good
70–74 A- 3.50
65–69 B+ 3.25 Good
60–64 B 3.00
55–59 B- 2.75 Satisfactory
50–54 C+ 2.50
45–49 C 2.25 Pass
40–44 D 2.00
00–39 F 0.00 Fail

Calculation of GPA and CGPA

GPA: Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total grade point earned by the number of credit hours attempted in a particular semester.

CGPA: Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is computed by dividing the total grade point earned by the total number of credit hours attempted at the diploma courses up to that point of time.

Achieving minimum GPA in each semester

A student shall have to obtain minimum GPA 2.00 in each semester.

Achieving minimum GPA in for awarding degree

A student shall have to obtain minimum CGPA 2.50 for awarding degree.

Summary of Courses

Summary of Courses:

Course Type Details Number of Courses Total C.H
Non- Departmental Courses University Requirement Courses 08 11
Basic Courses Foundation Courses 10 30
Core Courses 24 72
Elective Courses 07 21
Total 41 134

Semester wise Courses:

Semester Number: 1
SL Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 ELL-1101 Four Skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) 3
2 ELL-1102 Remedial Grammar 3
3 ELL-1103 From Paragraph to Essay 3
4 ELL-1104 History of English Literature 3
5 ELL-1105 Basic Bengali Language Skills 3
6 UREM-1101 Text of Ethics and Morality-1 1
7 REC-1106 Remedial English Course-II 0
Semester Number: 2
SL Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 URED-1201 Basic Principles of Islam (Aqidah + Ibadah) 2
2 ELL-1206 Spoken English and Phonetics 3
3 ELL-1207 English History 3
4 ELL-1208 Introduction to Poetry 3
5 ELL-1209 History of Bangladesh 3
6 ELL-1210 Bangladeshi Art and Culture 3
7 URWC-1202 World View and Civilization 2
Semester Number: 3
SL Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 ELL-2311 English for Professional Purposes 3
2 ELL-2312 Academic Writing 3
3 ELL-2313 Introduction to Prose and Drama 3
4 ELL-2314 Old English Literature in Translation 3
5 ELL-2315 Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology 3
6 ELL-2316 Basic Computer Skills 3
7 URED-2302 Sciences of Qur’an and Hadith 1
8 URED-2305 Comparative Religion 3
Semester Number: 4
SL Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 ELL-2417 Medieval English Literature 3
2 ELL-2418 Renaissance Poetry and Prose 3
3 ELL-2419 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 3
4 ELL-2420 17th Century Literature 3
5 ELL-2421 Basic Philosophical Concepts 3
6 UREM-2402 Text of Ethics and Morality-II 1
Semester Number: 5
SL Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 URED-3503 Introduction to Political Thoughts and Social Behavior 2
2 ELL-3522 Restoration and 18th Century Literature 3
3 ELL-3523 Romantic Poetry 3
4 ELL-3524 Victorian Prose and Poetry 3
5 ELL-3525 The English Novel from Austen to Hardy 3
6 ELL-3526 Western Classics in Translation 3
Semester Number: 6
SL Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 URED-3604 Life and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) 1
2 ELL-3627 Modern English Literature 3
3 ELL-3628 South Asian Literature in English 3
4 ELL-3629 American Literature-I 3
5 ELL-3630 Latin American Classics in Translation 3
6 ELL-3631 Introduction to Linguistics 3
Semester Number: 7
SL Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 URIH-4701 A Survey of Islamic History and Culture 1
2 ELL-4732 American Literature-II 3
3 ELL-4733 African and Caribbean Literature in English 3
4 ELL-4734 Teaching Language through Literature 3
5 ELL-4735 Introduction to English Language Teaching (ELT) 3
6 ELL-4736 Introduction to Bengali Literature 3
Semester Number: 8
SL Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite
1 ELL-4837 Asian Classics in Translation 3
2 ELL-4838 Literary Criticism and Theory 3
3 ELL-4839 Language and Media 3
4 ELL-4840 Discourse Analysis 3
5 ELL-4841 Teaching Second Language Skills 3