M.A in English is a post graduate course in English language and literature. The course covers English literary studies, theories, criticism and pedagogy, all in the form of theory.
This 2- year long course is offered in India at an average annual fee ranging between INR 50 ,000 and 3 Lacs. The amount varies according to the different institute providing this course.
The minimum eligibility for admission to the course is a Bachelor’s of Arts qualification, preferably in English (Hons), completed from a recognized institute. The mode of admission is both merit and entrance exam- based.
The average salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 3 and 8 Lacs, annually, depending on the candidate’s expertise and the reputation of the institute of post- graduation.
|MA Colleges In Tamil Nadu||MA Colleges In Kerala||MA Colleges In Uttar Pradesh||MA Colleges In Maharashtra|
Job positions such as English Trainer, English Translator, Junior Parliamentary Reporter (English), English Teacher, English Faculty, Content Writer, Stenographer etc. are offered to such postgraduates.
Tabulated below are some major highlights of the course.
|Name of the course||Master of Arts in English|
|Duration||2 years, full- time|
|Examination Type||Semester System/ Yearly|
|Eligibility||Graduation degree in English with minimum 60% marks in aggregate|
|Admission Process||Either by merit or through entrance tests|
|Average Course Fee||INR 50K to 3 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 8 Lacs|
|Area of Work||Publications, Colleges and Universities|
This is a full-time 2- year long course, divided into any of semesters or years. Colleges having the semester system in place conducts examinations after every semester, while those having the annual system conduct them at the end of each year.
The course is a combination of modern and ancient English literature, consisting of three main areas of focus, i.e. Prose, Poetry and Drama. The course includes literature by not just England writers, but from all over the world, such as Irish, Scottish, Polish, American and Welsh. Cultural, political and historical contexts of English and linguistics are explored on an advanced level.
|MA Colleges In Punjab||MA Colleges In West Bengal||MA Colleges In Haryana||MA Colleges In Madhya Pradesh|
Given below is a list of universities offering the course along with their locations, eligibility criteria, admission procedures and fees charged by them.
|NAME OF THE COLLEGE||CITY||AVERAGE FEES|
|Lady Shriram College||New Delhi||INR 50 K|
|Stephen's College||New Delhi||INR 30 K|
|Christ University||Bangalore||INR 50-60 K|
|Loyola College||Chennai||INR 70 K|
|Fergusson College||Pune||INR 60 K|
|Xavier's College of Arts and Commerce||Mumbai||INR 50 K|
|K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce||Mumbai||INR 40-60 K|
|Symbiosis Society's College of Arts & Commerce||Pune||INR 1.5 Lacs|
|Hans raj College||New Delhi||INR 30-50 k|
Admission to the course is based on the merit obtained by the candidate at the level of graduation. A few colleges conduct their own entrance examinations followed by rounds of group discussion and personal interview.
Upon successful completion of Master of Arts in English, postgraduates may go for:
(Exams for lectureship: UGC-NET, all the State- level qualifying exams)
The different areas of employment that can be explored by such postgraduates are:
Listed here are some of the popular job positions offered to successful postgraduates of the discipline with the corresponding job descriptions and salaries offered:
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|English translator||To work with businesses, handle technical, legal and scientific written material including letters, reports, articles, books etc. Their work includes reading documents, writing and editing copies, preparing summaries.||INR 4.5 Lacs|
|Content writer||To write a variety of unique material for websites, blogs, social media, online and newspaper/ magazine articles. They also assist marketing teams in development of engaging content that can be used in marketing or advertising campaigns||INR 2.8 Lacs|
|English Teacher||To develop English language arts curriculum, working within the parameters of State and local requirements, and provide diagnostic feedback||INR 3.3 Lacs|
|Editor||To prepare, rewrite and edit copies to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work, read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.||INR 3.5 Lacs|
|English proofreading||To read copies and transcripts and ensure that there are no spelling, grammatical or typographical errors. They work for publishers, newspapers and other places that rely on perfect grammar in printing||INR 2.1 Lacs|
|Stenographer||To works in the courtroom and transcribe spoken words by typing them into a steno machine, a kind of shorthand typewriter. Fast and accurate typing skills are vital for the job.||INR 2.68 Lacs|
Given here is a semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus.
|1||Literature in English:1550 – 1660 (Part 1)|
|2||Literature in English: 1660 – 1798 (Part 1)|
|3||Literature in English: 1798 – 1914 (Part 1)|
|4||Literature in English: 1914 – 2000 (Part 1)|
|5||Study of a Genre (Option-1) Fiction (Part 1)|
|7||Study of a Genre (Option-1) Fiction (Part 1)|
|8||Study of a Genre (Option-1) Fiction (Part 1)|
|1||Literature in English:1550 – 1660 (Part 2)|
|2||Literature in English: 1660 – 1798 (Part 2)|
|3||Literature in English: 1798 – 1914 (Part 2)|
|4||Literature in English: 1914 – 2000 (Part 2)|
|5||Study of a Genre (Option-1) Fiction (Part 2)|
|7||Study of a Genre (Option-1) Fiction (Part 2)|
|8||Study of a Genre (Option-1) Fiction (Part 2)|
|1||Critical Theory (Part 1)|
|2||American Literature (Part 1)|
|3||Indian Writing in English (Part 1)|
|4||(Opt. I) Colonial and Post- Colonial Studies (Part 1) (Opt. II) English Language (Part 1)|
|5||(Opt. I) Literature and Philosophy (Part 1) (Opt. II) Literature and Gender (Part I) (Opt. III) New Literatures (Part 1)|
|1||Critical Theory (Part 2)|
|2||American Literature (Part 2)|
|3||Indian Writing in English (Part 2)|
|4||(Opt. I) Colonial and Post- Colonial Studies (Part 2) (Opt. II) English Language (Part 2)|
|5||(Opt. I) Literature and Philosophy (Part 2) (Opt. II) Literature and Gender (Part 2) (Opt. III) New Literatures (Part 2)|
Students are required to submit a thesis of more than 2000 words in the duration of their fourth or last semester.