India: Presidency University, East Anglia Univ to set up literary centre

Students of English at Presidency University will no longer be restricted to only poring over texts and writing their grades. The institute will soon start a new centre to help them think beyond the syllabus, kindle their creativity and train them in critical thinking. Presidency is tying up with the University of East Anglia, (UEA) UK, to start the centre, which will be the first of its kind in the country. Author Amit Chaudhuri, who is a faculty member of UEA, will be the director of the new Centre for Creative and Critical, an initiative that will help create literary activists to bridge a gap in English literature studies.

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