Careers after class 12: Literature

Industry: Cultural and Academic Industry

What is Literature?

Literature refers to the collection of written works and can be used to describe writings specifically considered to be an art form, especially prose fiction, drama, and poetry. Literature is a method of recording, preserving, and transmitting knowledge and entertainment. Literary works not only refer to what is written but also what is voiced and expressed. Literature thus encompasses all written and non written works of art expressing an idea through language.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities include writing, editing and publishing novels, journal articles and other writings
  • Managing teams of editors and designers and reviewing print/digital productions
  • Conducting research, fieldwork and investigations and writing up reports
  • Teaching literature and developing course material in educational institutions

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Any stream (Humanities/Science/Commerce) with compulsory English subject

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature
  • B.A. (Hons.) in Comparative Literature

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Literature

Top Institutes for Literature courses

1. Presidency University, Kolkata

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in English

Tenure- 3 years

Website: http://presiuniv.ac.in/ 

2. St. Stephen’s College, Delhi

Value for Money- 4.8/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in English

Tenure- 3 years

Website: https://www.ststephens.edu/ 

3. St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Value for Money- 4.6/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in English

Tenure- 3 years

Website: https://xaviers.edu/ 

4. Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Value for Money- 4.6/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in English/Comparative Literature

Tenure- 3 years

Website: http://www.jaduniv.edu.in/ 

5. Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi

Value for Money- 4.5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in English

Tenure- 3 years

Website: https://lsr.edu.in/ 

Career Progression

Career Progression Literature

Pay

Pay Literature

Expert View

C.S. Lewis“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.”

— C. S. Lewis,
British author

Salman Rushdie“Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.”

— Salman Rushdie,
British-Indian novelist and essayist

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