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Indira Gandhi National Open University - [IGNOU], New Delhi - Master of Arts [MA] (English)

Indira Gandhi National Open University - [IGNOU], New Delhi - Master of Arts [MA] (English)

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Master of Arts [MA] (English)

duration 2 Years
course typeDegree
type of coursePost Graduation

total fees₹12,000 get Detail fees on your mail

Course Description

Master of Arts (MA) in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a 2-years course, providing a maximum duration of 5 years to complete the degree. 

The program focuses on creating a stronger foundation of English through exposure to a wider range of literature. Students are given the opportunity to apply for specialisations in certain areas.

  • There is no age limit for admissions.
  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university
  • Master of Arts (English) from IGNOU is a 64 credit program.
  • Each course contributes 8 credits.
  • This 2 tier program consists of 5 compulsory courses and 3 optional courses.

IGNOU MA English: Key Highlights 

Program NameMaster of Arts in English (MEG)
Course LevelPost Graduation
Course Duration2 Years (Minimum) 5 Years (Maximum for Completion)
Credits64 Credits
University Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Total Program FeeRs. 10,800
Eligibility Criteria Completed Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent higher education
Admission CriteriaNo Admission Test Applicable
Admission Cycle
  1. January Session: 1 June - 31 October
  2. July Session: 1 December- 31 April

eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria required to study MA English from IGNOU are:

  • Completed a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
  • There is no age bar for admission.

Note: IGNOU believes in openness and flexibility which reflect on its admission criteria.

Admission Guidelines

IGNOU MA English Admissions 2020: How to apply?

At present, IGNOU provides only an online mode of admission for MEG programs. Reach out to the official website of IGNOU, click on Fresh Admission from Register Online tab. Follow steps listed below:

Step 1: New User have to Register

Step 2: Login and Fill-up the Form

Step 3: Upload Documents

Step 4: Preview Application Form

Step 5: Submit Admission Fee

Course Details

IGNOU MA English Fee Structure

As of now, both admission and re-registration fee has to be paid online. After completion of the first year of study, students have to apply for re-registration and pay the re-registration fee within the stipulated date.

The fee structure is tabulated below:

DetailsFee (Rs)Late Fee Scheme
Admission Fee (For 1st Year)5400/--
2nd Year Fee5400/-January Session: 1-31 Aug: Nil 1-31 Oct: 300/- 1-30 Nov: 500/- 1-31 Dec: 1000/- July Session: 1-30 April: 300/- 1-31 May: 500/- 1-20 June: 1000/-
Total Program Fee (inclusive of Registration Fee)10,800/-

Program fees have to be paid online on IGNOU’s website within the last date. Late payments are not entertained and students have to wait for the next admission cycle, in such cases. 

Note for students:

  1. The first year fee has to be paid at the time of admission along with the application form.
  2. The second-year fee has to be paid along with the filled-in registration form.

IGNOU MA in English: Syllabus

The medium of instruction is English only. Instruction system for the master’s degree program is through printed reading material, audio-visuals and counselling sessions on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) at study centres.

The detailed syllabus for MA in English is as follows:

Course IDCourse Title
MEG-01British Poetry
MEG-02British Drama
MEG-03British Novel
MEG-04Aspects of Language
MEG-05Literary Criticism and Theory
MEG-06American Literature
MEG-07Indian English Literature
MEG-08New Literature in English
MEG-09Australian Literature
MEG-10English Studies in India
MEG-11American Novel
MEG-12A Survey Course in 20th Century Canadian Literature 
MEG-13Writings from the Margin
MEG-14Contemporary Indian Literature in English Translation
MEG-15Comparative Literature: Theory and Practice 
MEG-16Indian Folk Literature

For detailed syllabus: Click Here

IGNOU MA in English: Evaluation

Evaluation takes place in two ways:

  1. Continuous evaluation; assignments 
  2. Term-end examinations 

Assignments are given 30% weightage and 70% for term-end exams for final results. Students have to claim 40% marks in each type of evaluation to attain an MA Degree.

Grades and division awarded are tabulated below:

DivisionPercentage GradePoint Grade
>80A (Excellent)5
I60-79.9B (Very Good)4
II50-59.9C (Good)3
Pass 40-49.9D (Satisfactory)2
Unsuccessful<40E (Unsatisfactory)1

Students who cannot clear papers of 1st year and re-appear for such exams in the 2nd year. 

IGNOU MA English: Assignments 

Contributing 30% to final results of each paper assignment is integral to continuous evaluation. 

  • At the same time, without submitting assignments students cannot appear for the term end exam of that course. 
  • The assignment also known as TMAs or Tutor Marked assignments accounts for 1 credit in every 8 credit courses. 
  • Students need to submit assignments at their respective study centre before submitting the exam form. 

Check IGNOU MA English Assignments

IGNOU MA English Term-End Examination

  • Students can appear for exams of 1st-year paper in the following year.
  • However, students cannot take examinations of more than 48 credits in one year.

Term-End Exam Form 2020: How to apply?

To apply for Term-End examinations, follow the steps:

  1. On the official website of IGNOU, navigate to ‘Register Online’ tab.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select Term-End Exam
  3. Check on the declaration stated below and proceed with online form-fillup
  4. Fill the details and pay Rs.150 for each course through debit or credit card.

Students have to fill and submit exam forms before 31st March in case of June exams and 30th September for December exams. 

Before appearing for term-end examinations, students have to:

  • Pay course fee
  • Submit assignments for each course
  • Submit exam form along with exam fee within the last date

Exam date sheets are available on the official website, 5 months in advance. 


If students are unsatisfied with grades obtained in term-end examinations, they can apply for revaluation of answer scripts. 

  • Apply for revaluation within 1 month of declaring results.
  • Pay 750/- per course for revaluation along with revaluation form.
  • Better of the two grades are considered and revised marks will be incorporate in the grade card.
  • Revaluation is applicable for theory (written) papers.

For more detailed information: Click Here

College Admission Reviews

Stuti Mishoura , MA English MEG, Pursued: BATCH : 2021


"I am a teacher, so I wanted to a college where I don't have to go and this is the best, classes are held on Sundays, we have to submit assignments also and the best past is exams are held 2 times in a year, December session and June session, books are provided by IGNOU, they get delivered at your ho..." read more

Vikas Yadav , Master of Arts [MA] (Political Science), Pursued: 1st year BATCH : 2021


"In Indira Gandhi national open university offered two times in a year to get admission in university first is one called January session and 2nd one is June session so simple firstly registration and then log in and finally submit a form .. your admission on under review if your information is corre..." read more

Shivank Agrawal , MA Psychology, Pursued: BATCH : 2020


"The admission procedure is quite simple. IGNOU conduct their admission twice a year and the whole procedure are last upto 1-2 month. The first batch admission was help in July 2018, and current batch admission was held in January,2019. The procedure is quite simple. You just have to upload your doc..." read more

Shefaly mishra , Master of Arts [MA] (Economics), Pursued: Second Year BATCH : 2018


"Direct admission because it is open University and seats are unlimited admission and there are few courses where seats are limited like technical courses bed med MCA these require entrance tests for admission because the seats are limited in centre and the students get in by entrance test..." read more

Pooja Kalra , MSW, Pursued: 2ND YEAR BATCH : 2015


"IGNOU masters in social welfare scored 59% best university in distance learning and near by study centre..." read more



Deepa Vegad

I want to do MA in Economics from IGNOU with distance education.Are classes available Online or Offline? I live on Raipur Chhattisgarh.

14 Sep, 2020 11:08

Hello Deepa

MA in Economics course is a Distance course. Study material is provided which you will have to refer and do by yourself. Thus you have offline study material provided by IGNOU for the course. To know more about the course, Click here.

14 Sep, 2020 11:13
K Anandan

I'm doing Bsc nursing 4th year. Is there available MBA hospital management?

01 Sep, 2020 11:41

Hello Anandan

IGNOU does not have an MBA in Hospital Management course. To find out other colleges offering MBA in India in Distance mode, click here.

01 Sep, 2020 11:44
Deep shikha soni

Hyy I have completed my graduation degree and i want to take admission in B. Ed i want to know the whole process of admission and fee structure

28 Aug, 2020 20:12

Hi Depp Shikha, Admission to the B.Ed program is done on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance test, conducted by IGNOU at all India level. The total fees for B.ed. is ?50,000. The application procedure is given below:

  1. The candidate will be required to submit the duly filled-in application form along with self-attested copies of documents as specified in Entrance-cum-Admission Form.
  2. The program fee should be submitted only through Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favor of “IGNOU”, payable at the city where the Regional Centre is situated.
  3. The original documents should be submitted later by the students for verification, upon receiving offer letter for admission. 

29 Aug, 2020 00:48

Guys i completed my H.S in 2017 from West Bengal Board and now want an admission in jabalpur IGNOU but i dont have my migration with me i have my T.C only so am

12 Aug, 2020 12:16
Suraj Jha

What to are the course offer in mcom

11 Aug, 2020 21:08

Hi Suraj, IGNOU offers M.Com. in 3 different specializations, i.e., General, Business Policy and Corporate Governance, Finance and Taxation.

22 Aug, 2020 23:24
Raj Ratan

I completed my bachelor's degree. So I am interested to take admission in MBA (General management) Is the IGNOU degree valid?

09 Aug, 2020 17:27

Dear Raj

IGNOU MBA admission is extended till 16th August 2020. You will need to appear for the IGNOU OPENMAT entrance exam 2020. To read complete details about the IGNOU MBA admissions, Click here.

16 Aug, 2020 09:24
Himani rathore

What is the fee MA Political Science

09 Aug, 2020 11:29

Hello Himani

The total fees for the course are INR 9,000. To know more details about the MA Political Science course, Click here.

24 Aug, 2020 17:54
Darvin Jose

Did Nursing courses available

08 Aug, 2020 22:40

Hey Darvin

M.Sc. Nursing is not available at IGNOU. If you want to find out other colleges in other parts of India offering M.Sc. Nursing, Click here.

25 Aug, 2020 18:22
Poonam yadav

Need admissions

01 Jul, 2020 12:12
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Poonam, you can check the Admission Procedure for the concerned course from here.

01 Jul, 2020 13:53
Harish Pawar

What's the last date for anti human trafficking program

20 Jun, 2020 04:15
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Harish, this course is not offered by IGNOU.

20 Jun, 2020 04:53

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