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M.A in English(M.A)

Course Duration

4 Semesters
(2 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelors Degree of 3 years duration in Arts with English as a major / optional subject with a minimum 45% (40% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) of marks in aggregate from any recognized University/ Institution; or any degree of 3years duration with minimum 50% (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) of marks in English language or English minor from any recognized university or institution or any other qualification recognized as equivalent there to.


The Master’s programme includes several core courses related to Literature, Linguistics/TESOL and Translation along with specialised courses in all areas. The programme aims to offer quality orientation in the best literatures of the world and help students acquire excellent language skills

What makes the programme unique?

  • Gives students quality orientation in the best literatures of the world
  • Helps students acquire English teaching skills
  • Hands-on training in translation skills
  • Advanced courses in Creative Writing, Linguistic and Literary theories and research methods
  • Diverse sub-disciplines in the area of English Studies, Communicative Skills, Literature, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Translation

Course Curriculum

01English Literature – I (from Chaucer to the Augustans)

02American Literature - I

03Indian Writings in English - I

04Introduction to Linguistics

05English Language Education

06Advanced Communicative Skills

01English Literature – II (from Romantic Age to 20th century British Literature)

02American Literature – II

03Indian Writings in English - II

04New Literatures in English

05Cultural Studies

06English for Specific Purposes

07Dalit Literature and Aesthetics

08Children’s Literature

01Gender Studies

02Critical Theories – I(From classical to Victorian Age)

03Media Studies

04Film Studies

05English Language Teaching – I


07Open Elective


01Critical Theories – II(From Liberal Humanism to the present)

02Research Methodology

03Literatures from India (In Translation)

04English Language Teaching – II

05Major Research Project

06Employability Skills

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

After two years of graduation, the graduates of M.A. (English) will be able to:


Pursue Higher Education and work in Universities either as Professors or Researchers.


Occupy a position and work as a team member in Public, Private and Government organizations.


Start own enterprise and communicate with customers effectively and adapt a lifelong learning Skills for imparting Business.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

On successful completion of the programme, the graduates of M.A. (English) will be able to:

PO 1

Disciplinary knowledge: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in understanding Language and Literature Studies.

PO 2

Reasoning: Analyze, interpret and draw conclusions from evidence and experiences from an open-minded and reasoned perspective.

PO 3

Problem solving: Extrapolate and apply their competencies to solve different kinds of non-familiar problems and apply one’s learning to real life situations using curriculum content knowledge.

PO 4

Environment and Sustainability: Understand the issues of environmental contexts and sustainable development.

PO 5

Research-related skills: Recognize cause-and-effect relationships, define problems, formulate hypotheses, test hypotheses, analyze, interpret and draw conclusions from data, establish hypotheses, predict cause-and-effect relationships; ability to plan, execute and report the results of an investigation.

PO 6

Ethics: Recognize different value systems including your own, understand themoral dimensions of your decisions, and accept responsibility for them.

PO 7

Cooperation/Team work: Work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams; facilitate cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group, and act together as a group or a team in the interests of a common cause and work efficiently as a member of a team.

PO 8

Communication Skills: Express thoughts and ideas effectively in writing and orally; Communicate with others using appropriate media; confidently share one’s views and express herself/himself; demonstrate the ability to listen carefully, read and write analytically, and present complex information in a clear and concise manner to different groups

PO 9

Self-directed and Life-long Learning: Acquire the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context socio-technological changes.

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Programme Specific Outcomes

On successful completion of the programme, the graduates of M.A. (English) will be able to:

  • PSO 1:Demonstrate the knowledge in Language and Literature.
  • PSO 2: Analyze creative literary form (poetry, prose, drama, fiction and creative non-fiction); and apply skills in using theoretical frameworks on structures of language through a wide variety of literary works on different perspectives.
  • PSO 3: Use different techniques to apply the concepts from literary theory and criticism in the analysis and interpretation of texts in Language and Literature.

Career Opportunities

  • Academic sector
  • Research
  • Scholarly writing and communication skills
  • Technical Writing
  • Corporate Sector
  • Media Houses
  • Publishing Industry