Master of Arts [MA] (Arabic) - Course Overview




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    M.A. in Arabic Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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    M.A. in Arabic is a 2-year postgraduate course in Arabic language and literature, the minimum eligibility for pursuance of which is the successful completion of graduation in any discipline, and from a recognized institute of higher education.

    Successful postgraduates of the course are popularly hired as Elementary or Secondary School Teachers, depending on skills, requirements, and talent.

    The average course fee charge in India ranges between INR 5,000 – 15,000 for the total duration.

    Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level, or in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of Personal Interview.

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    Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as:

    • Teacher/ Lecturer/ Professor
    • Associate Professor - Special Arabic
    • Journalist/ Editor
    • Poet/ Story or Novel Writer
    • Article Writer
    • Arabic Coordinator
    • Content Writer Arabic
    • Translator/ Content Writers etc.

    Popular hiring industries include:

    • Teaching
    • Literature
    • Translation and other language services
    • Tourism
    • Print Media
    • Advertising Companies or agencies
    • TV Channels.

    The average annual salary offered to successful graduates of the course ranges between INR 2 and 6 lacs per annum.

    M.A. in Arabic: Course Highlights

    Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

    Course LevelPost- graduate
    Duration2 years
    Examination TypeSemester System
    EligibilityGraduation in any discipline
    Admission ProcessMerit-based/ based on performance in entrance exam
    Course FeeINR 40,000 to 1 Lakh for 2 years
    Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 6 lacs per annum
    Top Recruiting CompaniesTeaching, Literature, Translation and other language services, Tourism, Print Media, Advertising Companies or agencies, TV Channels, etc.
    Job PositionsTeacher/Lecturer/Professor, Associate Professor - Special Arabic, Journalist/Editor, Poet/Story or Novel Writer/Article Writer, Arabic Coordinator, Content Writer Arabic, Translator/ Content Writers, among others.

    M.A. in Arabic: What is it About?

    Arabic, as an academic discipline, acquires relevance, since it is:

    • a dynamic international language of the world.
    • spoken natively by more than 300 million Arabs living in 22 States.
    • used by the UNO officially in their organizations as one of the most widespread languages of the world.
    • a religious language for more than 1 billion Muslims of various languages and origins in countries across the globe.

    Successful postgraduates of the course interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for pursuing Ph. D. in Arabic language and literature.

    Students enrolled to the course are offered advanced insight into the cultural and literary heritage of the Arab World through both classical and contemporary texts.

    Top Institutes offering M.A. in Arabic

    Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

    Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
    Barkatullah University - [Bu], BhopalBhopalINR 3,430 (course)
    The New College, ChennaiChennaiINR 3,000 (course)
    University of Madras, ChennaiChennaiINR 8,000 (course)
    Jamal Mohamed College - [JMC], ThiruchirapalliThiruchirapalliINR11,500 (course)
    University of Madras, Institute of Distance Education, ChennaiChennaiINR 9,000 (course)
    Government College, KasaragodKasaragodINR 8,500 (course)
    Ranchi University, RanchiRanchiINR 5,000 (course)
    University of Lucknow, LucknowLucknowINR 1,20,000 (course)
    Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University - [Rtmnu], NagpurNagpurINR 24,000 (course)
    Maharaja's College, ErnakulamErnakulamINR 6,000 (course)
    Patna University - [PU], PatnaPatnaINR 5,500 (course)
    Jawaharlal Nehru University - [JNU], New DelhiDelhiINR 1,000 (course)
    Jamia Millia Islamia University-[JMI], New DelhiDelhiINR 15,000 (course)
    University of Calcutta, KolkataKolkataINR 6,600 (course)
    Osmania University - [OU], HyderabadHyderabadINR 7,800 (course)
    University of Mumbai, MumbaiMumbaiINR 10,000 (course)
    University of Calicut, CalicutCalicutINR 4,000 (course)
    Banaras Hindu University - [BHU], VaranasiVaranasiINR 6,800 (course)

    Eligibility for M.A. in Arabic

    Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.

    • Graduation completed in any stream from a recognized institute.
    • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the level of graduation.
    • Proficiency in Arabic.
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    MA in Arabic: Admission Process

    Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

    A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the level of graduation.

    M.A. in Arabic: Syllabus and Course Description

    A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

    Semester ISemester II
    Classical ProseModern Prose
    Classical PoetryModern Poetry
    History of Arabic Literature (up to Omayyad Period including Andalusian Literature) – IHistory of Arabic Literature (Abbasid Period & Modern Period) -II
    Translation & Communicative Skills – ITranslation & Communicative Skills – II
    Semester IIISemester III
    Literary Criticism & RhetoricsOne of the Elective Courses to be chosen from the following:
    Research Methodology, Paper Writing and PresentationArab Civilization
    Arabic Literature by IndiansHistory of Islam (622 A.D. to 750 A.D.)
    Translation & Communicative Skills – IIIDrama
    Use of Computer in Advanced Translation in ArabicComposition, Press Report Writing & Group discussion in Arabic

    M.A. in Arabic: Career Prospects

    Arabic literature has its own standing in the multi-lingual world.

    There is a huge demand for teachers skilled in Arabic.

    Such postgraduates are popularly hired as:

    • private tutors
    • consecutive interpreters
    • general interpreters
    • liaison interpreters.

    Translators are often hired across fields such as:

    • Scientific
    • Literary
    • Technical
    • business.
    • Research
    • Publishing houses
    • Hotel industry
    • Travel and tourism, etc.

    Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

    M.A. in Arabic annual salary
    Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
    Teacher/Lecturer/ProfessorTeachers create lesson plans and teach those plans to the entire class, individually to students or in small groups, and track student progress. They create tests, create and reinforce classroom rules, work with school administration, and prepare students for standardized tests.1,95,493
    Associate Professor - Special ArabicAssociate Professors teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, particularly in the area of literacy, serve on various university, college, and division committees, etc. Often, they serve on doctoral committees, grade comprehensive examinations, and perform other duties as assigned by the division chair and college dean.3,67,000
    Journalist/EditorThe core purpose of a Journalist is to research, document, write, and present news in an honest, ethical, and unbiased way.5,60,500
    Poet/ Story or Novel Writer/ Article WriterSuch writers, with superior language skills work either as freelancers, or with other reputed writers/ newspapers and magazines. As Script Writers, they write for television programs and serials.4,55,286
    Arabic CoordinatorArabic Coordinators are responsible for planning and implementing the Arabic curriculum. Also, they develop a program for school, Arabic activities, community services or other areas. 2,61,669
    Content Writer ArabicArabic Writers develop lesson plans, articles and textbooks for students of all ages, and prepare material for online informational sites, including e-books and pamphlets. They determine the information appropriate to the learners' knowledge base and convey that information in easy-to-understand language.2,43,264
    Translator/ Content WritersNumerous servicing companies recruit language experts for writing-based tasks like translating, content writing, etc.2,65,000

    Master of Arts [MA] (Arabic) Fee Structure in India

    2.38 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES1.56 L (Maximum Fee)
    13.38 K (Average Fee)
    5.96 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES66 K (Maximum Fee)
    18.62 K (Average Fee)



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