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Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

Comparative Literature

Program code: 052
Course code : 5205
Course Commencement : June 2020

A minimum 50% marks in Graduate or Post Graduate program in Literature, Humanities or Social Sciences. Knowledge of spoken and written English.

Study Campus

School of Humanities & Social Sciences
#1/1-1, Atria Towers, Palace Road
Bengaluru - 560001
P+ 91 80 46498300

Admissions Office

JGI Knowledge Campus
#44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 5600 69
P+ 91 80 46650128

Comparative Literature involves the study of literature from two or more national and linguistic traditions, allowing students to gain an intercultural and transnational understanding of diverse cultural and literary practices. It allows one to develop a perspective on literature which extends across national and cultural boundaries and chronological periods. The interdisciplinary nature of study across linguistic cultures and academic fields gives you the opportunity to study problems of wider cultural significance. The integrated approach to understanding diversity adopted by a comparatist helps in fostering a holistic view of man and society through literature. As a student of comparative literature, you can identify similarities while negotiating issues of differences.

  • Innovative and Learning Practice

    Jain (Deemed-to-be University) places importance on quality and value when it comes to academics and is committed to providing students with knowledge and skills that are in demand, besides offering opportunities to learn a variety of new concepts and skills.

  • Supportive Environment (Infrastructure)

    Well–equipped digital classrooms, e-library, and state-of the-art-infrastructure are offered to create a unique academic ambience. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has a multi-disciplinary approach to provide cutting edge quality education to students and enhance discipline, integrity, and the ability to think innovatively. The University aims to create future leaders, who can be the driving force in the society.

  • Career Development Opportunities

    At Jain (Deemed-to-be University), students can build academic networks through seminars, conferences, University-Industry interface, study-tours, student-exchange programs, and internships that bring endless opportunities to create great career paths.

  • Further Study Guidelines

    Programs at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offer a strong basic foundation for further studies encouraging your passion to cater to human development as well as the changing industry and social needs.

Course Highlights
  • Engage in both close reading and critical reading, with a focus on analysis of literary and critical texts.
  • Apply proficiency of at least one language other than English to analysis and interpretation of texts.
  • Equip with a self-reflective understanding of the critical process necessary to read and understand texts.
  • Familiarize oneself with the comparative approach to literature and the interdisciplinary nature of literary studies.
  • Prepare oneself to work in any field where critical thinking, strong writing skills and a sophisticated understanding of cultural differences and diversity are called for.
Semesters I
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Life span development
  • Basics of counselling
  • Assessment in context of counselling
  • Counselling skills training
  • Internship - I
Semesters II
  • Behavior Dysfunction
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Therapeutic Interventions in Counseling
Learning Labs
  • Interventions and Therapies in Counseling
  • Minor Project: A Special Study / Research Project
  • Internship - II

The study of comparative literature helps students to acquire language, interpersonal communications, and analytical skills that are crucial to face challenges in today's workplace. A formal program in comparative literature leads one to diverse fields of careers in the area of publishing, IT companies, in market research which involves cultural aspects and any job that requires one to analyze incisively, read well and write expressively. Some of the job roles you can opt for are:

  • Editor/Assistant Editor
  • Corporate Communicators
  • Market Research Executive
  • Liaison Officers
  • Translators
  • Communications Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Critic/Film Critic
  • Cultural Events Coordinator
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Journalist
  • Media Analyst