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.
IGNOU MA English: Key Highlights
|Program Name||Master of Arts in English (MEG)|
|Course Level||Post Graduation|
|Course Duration||2 Years (Minimum) 5 Years (Maximum for Completion)|
|University||Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)|
|Total Program Fee||Rs. 10,800|
|Eligibility Criteria||Completed Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent higher education|
|Admission Criteria||No Admission Test Applicable|
Eligibility criteria required to study MA English from IGNOU are:
Note: IGNOU believes in openness and flexibility which reflect on its admission criteria.
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
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:
|Details||Fee (Rs)||Late Fee Scheme|
|Admission Fee (For 1st Year)||5400/-||-|
|2nd Year Fee||5400/-||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:
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 ID||Course Title|
|MEG-04||Aspects of Language|
|MEG-05||Literary Criticism and Theory|
|MEG-07||Indian English Literature|
|MEG-08||New Literature in English|
|MEG-10||English Studies in India|
|MEG-12||A Survey Course in 20th Century Canadian Literature|
|MEG-13||Writings from the Margin|
|MEG-14||Contemporary Indian Literature in English Translation|
|MEG-15||Comparative Literature: Theory and Practice|
|MEG-16||Indian Folk Literature|
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IGNOU MA in English: Evaluation
Evaluation takes place in two ways:
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:
|I||60-79.9||B (Very Good)||4|
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.
IGNOU MA English Term-End Examination
Term-End Exam Form 2020: How to apply?
To apply for Term-End examinations, follow the steps:
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:
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.
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