Bachelor of Arts in Communicative English Eligibility, Top Colleges, Syllabus, Duration, Salary

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BA in Communicative English is a 3-year undergraduate course in communicative English. Communicative English is the English used in effective communication using language functions. Proficiency in English is accepted as an essential requirement for communication at both national and international levels.

The course’s curriculum comprises an advanced study of the literature, linguistics, and philosophy of the English language.

Some of the institutes that offer the course in India are listed here:

Some of the top entrance tests conducted for admission to the course in India are:

  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women Entrance Exam
  • Loyola College Entrance Exam
  • Christ University Entrance Exam
  • Miranda House College Entrance Exam
  • Presidency College Entrance Exam.

The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing the course is a 10+2 or equivalent qualification in any stream, from a recognized educational Board, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, or merit obtained in the last qualifying exam.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 2,000 to 5 lacs for a span of 3 years.

Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 4 to 10 lacs as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.

Such graduates are hired in capacities such as:

  • Consultant, Teacher, Customer Service Associate.
  • Personnel Manager, Communicative English Trainer.
  • English Language Specialist, English Trainer.
  • Assistant Professor, Teacher & Lecturer, Tele-caller, etc.

BA in Communicative English: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course

Course Level Graduation
Duration 3 years
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility 10+2 in any stream
Admission Process based on entrance exam
Course Fee INR 2,000 to 5 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 4 to 10 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting Areas Academic Institutes, Journals, News Agencies, Photography Companies, Printing Companies, Language Departments, Embassies, Translation Departments, Private organization Advertising Agencies, TV Channels, Translation and other language services, Tourism, etc.
Job Positions Consultant, Teacher, Customer Service Associate, Personnel Manager, Communicative English Trainer, English Language Specialist, English Trainer, Assistant Professor, Teacher & Lecturer, Tele-caller, and such.

BA in Communicative English: What is it About?

B.A. in Communicative English has been designed to build English language proficiency in eligible candidates. Diverse aspects of copy writing and advertising are also covered within the course’s curriculum. The course aims to build relevant skills in such candidates, such as creative writing, translation, journalistic and PR skills.

Focused on linguistic and grammatical nuances of the English language, the course is best suited for candidates with interest in, and aptitude for English literature, poetry, and such. Upon successful completion of the course, interested graduates can pursue higher education programs in English language or in the area of mass communication, public relations, etc.

Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential pre-requisites for pursuing the course.

Top Institutes offering BA in Communicative English

Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course:

Name of Institute City Average Fees
Lady Shri Ram College For Women New Delhi INR 16,390 (course)
Loyola College Chennai INR 4,614 (course)
Christ University Bangalore INR 56,667 (course)
Miranda House College New Delhi INR 12,160 (course)
Presidency College Chennai INR 1,245 (course)
Madras Christian College Chennai INR 18,719 (course)
Hindu College New Delhi INR 14,333 (course)
Hans Raj College New Delhi INR 14,333 (course)
Fergusson College Pune INR 2,687 (course)
Ramjas College New Delhi INR 9,712 (course)
Jesus And Mary College New Delhi INR 12,977 (course)
Presidency University Kolkata INR 3,700 (course)
Jai Hind College Mumbai INR 4,262 (course)
Gargi College New Delhi INR 8,005 (course)
Sri Venkateswara College New Delhi INR 9,590 (course)
Delhi College of Arts and Commerce New Delhi INR 9,120 (course)
St Xavier's College Ahmedabad INR 4,740 (course)
St. Xavier's College Kolkata INR 25,700 (course)
St Andrew's College of Arts Science and Commerce Mumbai INR 5,263 (course)
Maharaja Agrasen College New Delhi INR 10,000 (course)
St. Mira's College for Girls Pune INR 1,400 (course)
Lady Brabourne College Kolkata INR 3,509 (course)

Eligibility for BA in Communicative English

Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course:

  • Successful completion of the 10+2 level of education in any stream, completed from a recognized university.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) at the 10+2 level.

BA in Communicative English: Admission Process

Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level.

Listed below are some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course:

  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women Entrance Exam
  • Loyola College Entrance Exam
  • Christ University Entrance Exam
  • Miranda House College Entrance Exam
  • Presidency College Entrance Exam
  • Madras Christian College Entrance Exam
  • Hindu College Entrance Exam
  • Hans Raj College Entrance Exam
  • Fergusson College Entrance Exam
  • Ramjas College Entrance Exam
  • Jesus And Mary College Entrance Exam
  • Presidency University Entrance Exam
  • Jai Hind College Entrance Exam.

BA in Communicative English: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here:

Semester I Semester II
Core Subject: English Language and Literature Core Subject: English Language and Literature
Paper-I –Poetry Paper-II –Prose
Vocational Subject: Communicative English Vocational Subject: Communicative English
Paper-I Phonetics Paper-II Applied Phonetics
Semester III Semester IV
Core Subject: English Language and Literature Core Subject: English Language and Literature
Paper-III History of English Literature Part- A Paper-V History of English Literature
Paper-IV Drama Paper-VI Fiction
Vocational Subject: Communicative English Vocational Subject: Communicative English
Paper-III –Remedial Grammar Paper-V Conversational English Part-I
Paper-IV-Writing Skills Paper- VI–Conversational English Part-II
Auxiliary Subject: English Language Teaching Auxiliary Subject: English Language Teaching
Paper-III Educational psychology and Educational technology Paper-IV Practice Teaching
Semester V Semester VI
Core Subject: English Language and Literature Core Subject: English Language and Literature
Paper-VII Literary Criticism Part A Paper-IX Literary Criticism Part-B
Paper-VIII History of English Language Part A Paper-X History of English Language Part B
Vocational Subject: Communicative English Vocational Subject: Communicative English
Paper-VII Broadcasting -Radio Paper-IX Project and on the job training
Paper- VIII Broadcasting Paper-X Entrepreneurship development

BA in Communicative English: Career Prospects

English plays a vital role today in the realm of academics, such as in the production of resources for the development of curricula, word lists, teaching guides, and course material of practical use for learners, teachers and, other professionals involved in language learning.

Successful graduates of the course are gainfully employed across fields like mass communication, research institutes, government agencies, entertainment and public relations. Such professionals also work as tourist guides in travel agencies, or as teachers in colleges, schools, and universities.

They may even start their own coaching institutes, tutorial centers, or training centers in English language.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions:

Bachelor of Arts in Communicative English annual salary
Job Position Job Description Average Annual Pay Scale in INR
Teacher Teachers prepare and impart lessons and instruction to the class, track and assess students’ progress, and take tests and evaluate performance. 3,01,462
Professor Professors teach students in a wide range of disciplines at the post-secondary level. They deliver scholarly articles, perform research, and instruct. 9,13,657
Content Editor Content Editors are in charge of all parts of written content, including improvement, outline, creation, introduction, assessment, and investigation, to give some examples. 3,72,593
English Language Specialist English Language Specialists perform a variety of language-based studies, experiments, researches, and consultations in the language. 4,87,845

Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Communicative English) Fee Structure in India

3.45 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES86.40 K  (Maximum Fee)
27.77 K (Average Fee)
4.18 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES1.03 L (Maximum Fee)
46.36 K (Average Fee)

Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Communicative English) Fee Structure By state


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9.4 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

Marian college kuttikkanam opens different courses. I am a marinate who chose the course BACE B.A Communicative English triple main where we have 3 main paper on the bases of English mass media journalism and Public Relation. In this college to this, they offer a special train in topmost companies and channels for students. As I chose this course that it has many opportunities for a job mostly in journalism. This course we have seat up to 40 and faculties there are totally 8 teachers 6 from the English department and 3 from the media department and also guest professors from top companies and channels who provide live theories. Faculties are more experienced and trained in their profession with doctorate and PhD. Classes are taken through activities and smart class and also with the help Marian studio. The course offers 4 to papers with job trading there 3 internals followed by sem end exam, it's not much difficult to pass compare to other courses every year we have 1 month job plus viva based it.

Campus Life :

Marian College is open floor to every student to bring out their talent. Almost every day we have at least a single competition or program conducted by class or department. Caligo is one of the major fest conducted by our PG students it is an intra college mega fest for 4 days. Then followed by arts days where the winners of the art day is been selected to the kalolsavm, for the 1st time in the history of Marian in 2020 kalolsavm Marian college is became 2 portions for the participants. Then followed by college fest which biggest competition conducted by every U.G and P.G department. Highlight program of Marian college is Tug of War. Then followed by college day with the intro of Dance Battle and Mudduki completion in 2020 college day is been started with a mega dance by more than 500 students participate in it. Every year they conduct international basketball completion, we also have NSS NCC groups and also nature clubs, dance club, Marian band, filming studio, food lab.

Internships Opportunities :

The internship is offered to all course from 2nd-year onwards. Each student has to select the companies or institution that they like to work Internship should one month completely. By choosing the company a letter from the college should be sent to the company for requesting for students for the 1-month training. As I am a journalist student I have an opportunity to work in The Hindu Newspaper as a reporter, in radio Club Fm as an assistant RJ and also in Malayala Manoram channel. Through Internship as a student, I am able to achieve a good result and also my teachers who helped me to achieve the task. After every we have to submit a report on bases of that we have to face viva.

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Admission :

Selection in my college is based on first an entrance exam and then an interview conducted by the college itself. The allover perfomance is acknowledged in both rounds and then a student is selected. I was selected on the basis of my performance in both only. Also the basic eligibility criteria for admission in Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Communicative English) is to be qualified in 10+2 from a recognised board from any stream.

Alumni/Alumna :

My current seniors and the alumni with whom I have met are very positive in nature and are very helpful. Most of the students are doing really good after completing there graduation from here. And they also encourage us or guide us with our career options so that we can do well.

Faculty :

The faculty is up to the mark. Well qualified and teach us everything with great enthusiasm and have a great knowledge about there subjects. They are friendly and understanding to us. And they make sure that we are getting every topic clearly whatever they are teaching.

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5.2 /10

Alumni/Alumna :

The department has its own alumni association named Association of Communicative English or ACE. Their first meeting was conducted recently and it is a great way to remain in touch with the alumnis even after they've passed out from the college.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course is spread across 3 years of duration. It consists of subjects such as english literature, history of english literature, linguistics, american and british literature, criticism, etc., and exams are held at the end of each semester.

Admission :

For admission in this college, students need to clear their 10+2 in any stream with a certain required percentage. If eligible, then they can apply for this course online via the college's website and wait for shortlisted candidates.

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10.0 /10

Admission :

I opt for B. A english course i wanted to study more about the english literature. I chose this institution because of it's facilities and high quality teaching. The admission started in the month of june. I got allotted in this college at the third allotment. Now I am enjoying the college life

Faculty :

There are over 40 lectures in our college in our english department there are 10 teachers. The average age of the teachers is 35.they are really experts I love their teaching method the provide much clarity than any other department. The thig about techers are that they do their job really well

College Events :

There is a cultural arts day and sports day. Every students participates in these fests i often love going to these fests. As all the students. There will be a program each month. So that of which I am really enjoying my college life and all my other friends also do

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6.7 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

It is one of the top college in Kerala University here we are following semester system. In a semester there are 6 month two exams in one year. And it is checked by Kerala University. There are more than studies curricular activities like football cricket also we have cricket stadium NCC NSS and other clubs are active here.

Fee Structure And Facilities :

No, the fee structure is simple it is not expensive if we comparing with any other private colleges. Here students have fees concession according to their income and wealth of their family. Like kpcr and other brands that are also provided by Kerala government and by the Kerala University that are applicable in our college.

Campus Life :

Yes, the extra curricular activities labs sports and other activities like NCC, NSS that are also the pride of the college. There are so many e rising players from here. Here we have cricket stadium show the more importance to cricket players and also for football volleyball shuttle carroms chess and all other games.

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10.0 /10

Campus Life :

The life with the campus was not expressed by words. The feeling and the attachment with the college the surrounding is unforgettable.

Loan/ Scholarship Provisions :

There are many benefits like scholarship and many things like that. The fees is affordable and reasonable.

Course Curriculum Overview :

Learned many useful and different things with the faculty and the things attached with it.

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7.0 /10

Placement Experience :

My college provided with many opportunities to us for interships trainings and job opportunities in collaboration with many well known companies. Some of the well known that visited in my college to recruit students were HCl, wipro and many more companies visited.

Admission :

I did [BA] (Communicative English) Application form for Admission was offline in my college and the selection in the college was on the basis of my performance in both Entrance exam and interview held by college. The basic eligibility criteria for admission

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course was of three years undergraduate programme. And the exam structure was Semistars wise. Consisted of total 6 Semistars in three years. And the course curriculum also included skill based subjects along with the main subjects of English.

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8.8 /10

Remarks :

Its an A+ grade college aggregated by NAAC. The faculty was very good. They has provided me with the best education. There was no bullying or harassment in the campus as our seniors were very friendly with us. The teachers used to help us a lot.

Course Curriculum Overview :

Our course syllabus was up to date. Our teachers were very helpful and has always provided us with the essential materials. Our college used to held workshops which helped us a lot. Our college also organises study tour outside our state.

College Events :

Our cultural group was very good. We had anual day which was called Tejas. We also had games and many other competitions during our college days. Once we had a marathon through which we helped cancer patients.

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