Masters in English

The MA programme offered by the English Department constitutes its oldest and most extensive academic activity. On an average about 400 students are given admission to this program every year. These students are spread across the Main and the South Campuses and the Non Collegiate Women’s Educational Board.

The syllabus of MA English programme is designed to enhance a variety of literary, analytical, research, and theoretical skills among postgraduate students. The core, electives, and open electives courses in the syllabus are created to encourage students to think deeply and to reflect on what they have learned across the spatio-temporal, the socio-cultural and the economic-political transitions from ancient times to the present. It also aims to advance the do- main of literary studies through an inter-disciplinary pedagogical framework.

The course is  divided into four-semesters. A student is required to complete 88 credits (i.e. 12 Core, 04 Elective and 02 Open Elective Courses in the entire four semesters) for the completion of course and the award of degree.


Time Table

MA Semester II

MA Semester IV

Important Notices

Guidelines for Holi Festival

Holi Banner

Date Sheet MA Examination May, 2022

Registration form for classes- MA (Semester I) students: https://forms.gle/Vg1zv5wRkxcWW6pY7

Notice — Commencement of MA English Semester I and IV classes


Notice – Anti-Ragging Committee (2021-22)

Datesheet_M.A. English Sem. I and III

Allotment for Dissertation — MA English Semester IV of 2020-21

IDC offered by other Departments

Notification for MA 1st semester students

Notice for IDC English registration Semester IV of 2020-21

Syllabi of Open Elective Semester IV

Notice for Open Elective English registration Semester IV of 2020-21-1

Notice Regarding MA Classes

Notice — M.A. Semester I reg. Elective Courses

Internal Assessment


IA Cover Sheet

Notice-for-extension-of-submission of IA, 2021

IA topics and submission guidelines, Oct, 2021

IA topics and submision guidelines for Semester II

Notice–IA Topics and submission (Semester IV) 2020-21-1

Notice for Internal Assignment for Semester I

Notice for MA students (last session) regarding submission of IA papers

Notice for Internal Assignment 2020-21

Outcomes of the Programme 

MA Outcomes of Programmes

Test Booklet 2017 : Pages 1-5 Pages 6-38

PG Admissions – Useful links 

Notification Regarding Correction Window

Press Release Schedule Related to PG Admissions_27.7.2023

PG Bulletin of Information


Syllabus for MA Entrance Test