The two-year MPhil programme of the Department of English, located between the MA. and the PhD, provides the student with a unique experience of graduate study and research: unlike the MA. which works with large lecture classes and the PhD which mainly involves working alone on a research project under supervision, the MPhil offers the opportunity for intensive interaction with a peer group in small seminar sessions and training in closely supervised research.  Faculty members enjoy full freedom in designing courses in the MPhil and students choose their courses from a wide range of options offered in each semester. As a result, MPhil courses explore newly emerging research areas and problem fields, and enable thinking beyond traditional disciplinary borders.
The MPhil programme began in the Department of English in 1979, and has evolved continuously in tune with the changing contours of the discipline. Its structure too has seen several changes. The programme runs under a special ordinance of the University, which has allowed constant modulation of the programme in response to the changing needs of the students.
Spread over four semesters, the MPhil programme has the following structure:

  • After admission, students are enrolled in a research methodology course. In addition to this, each student chooses one of the courses on offer in the first semester.
  • In the second semester, students choose two optional courses. At the end of the this semester, they specify the area of their research specialization.
  • In the third semester, in addition to continuing the coursework in an optional course, students begin work on their dissertation by writing an individually supervised essay on the area of their research interest. At the end of the this semester, interested students may apply for a direct transfer to the PhD programme without completing their MPhil. Decisions on such applications take into account the performance of the student in coursework and the quality and viability of the research proposal.
  • In the fourth semester, students who do not transfer to the PhD programme write their MPhil dissertation under supervision.

Dissertation List

MPhil Viva Voce

MPhil viva-voce of Chinmoy Pritom Saikia and Anukriti Jayantwith

MPhil Viva Voce of Nandini Verma, Ainee Basir, Tsultim Zangmo and Tushar

MPhil Viva Voce of Arpita Sen

MPhil Viva Voce of Vikram Singh Nirwan and Aditi Upmanyu

MPhil Viva Voce of Shahnawaz Ahmad Wani

MPhil Viva Voce of Smrity Jayara and Suyash Maurya

MPhil Viva Voce of Vinay Yadav and Jahnavi Gupta

Postponement of 3 Online M.Phil Vivas

MPhil Viva Voce of Mukulika Songayam and Ankita

MPhil Viva Voce for Uday’s viva

MPhil Viva voce for Notice for Haokip’s viva

MPhil Viva voce for Krishtjeet Das

Important Documents for Students


Notice for MPhil presentation 

Forms for Similarity Detection and Plagiarism Verification of M.Phil. Dissertation-Ph.D. Thesis

Guidelines for Similarity Detection and Plagiarism Verification of M.Phil. Dissertation-Ph.D. Thesis

M.Phil.-Ph.D. Procedure after admission for students registered after July 05, 2016_30august_updated

Certificate – MPhil Percentage

Instructions for Grade Conversion and Verification

Grade Conversion Chart

MPhil Research Methodology 2019 – Course outline

Beginner’s Handout 2018-19

Ordinance VI for MPHil & Ph.D


1.4.1 MPhil Feedback Response Avarage – 2012-16

Notifications and Forms 

M.Phil Time-Table August 2022

Allocation for August 2022 (Sem-II for admission 2021-22)

Notification regarding extension of date for submission of thesis for terminal M.PhilPh.D students

Notice for Extension for submission of MPhil dissertation_PhD thesis

Corrigendum Notice for Applcants to PhD, PhD-M.Phil, MPhil programme, 2021

Notice for Applicants to PhD, MPhil, M.Phil Programme

Research Advisory Commitee for MPhil Dissertation

Notification reg abolition of affidavits and adoption of self-d

fellowship claim form



MPhil Admissions -Notifications

Department of English, University of Delhi-M.Phil. Admission list(2021-22)

Interview Schedule for PhD & MPhil Admissions 2021-22

Notice for Interview list for PhD_MPhil Applicants

Notice — Supplementary List of Applicants to be called for interveiw for PhD-M.Phil Programme in English 2021-22

Notice — Supplementary List of Applicants to be called for interveiw for PhD-M.Phil Programme in English 2021-22


Fourth MPhil Cut-off

Third Cut-off-MPhil

Second Cut-off MPhil


Urgent notice – reschedule MPhil and PhD Interview

Notice – Google Link for PhD and MPhil Interviews for Thursday, 7 January, 2021

Notice – Google Link for MPhil -PhD Interviews for Wednesday, 6 January, 2021

Notice – Google Link for PhD Interviews on Tuesday, 5 January, 2021-1


Notice – PhD_MPhil admission seekers, 2020-2021

Eng Dept PhD MPhil Interview Notice 2020

Schedule of PhD-MPhil Admission Interviews, 4-9 January, 2021


MPhil Admissions – Useful Links 

Syllabus for MPhil/PhD entrance Test