The School aims to offer a robust training in cutting-edge research in the field of literary studies, with the central focus on traditions and contemporary debates in Humanities and World Literature. The aim of the Master’s programme in World Literature is to shape well-trained and field-transforming scholars, insightful and imaginative critics, and effective and creative teachers. The School has faculty with expertise in Literary and Cultural Studies, World Literature, Indian Poetics, Aesthetic Theory, Visual Studies, Environmental Humanities, Digital Humanities, Medical Humanities, Performance traditions from South and Southeast Asia.
Various short-term courses aim to foster an advanced level of language proficiency, to provide training in a spoken and written skill, to develop a holistic study of the language and its culture. Faculty with expertise in English, Sanskrit, Korean, Pali and Tibetan languages and cultures offer these courses.