Department of English & Modern Languages

MA in English Literature

Our MA in English Literature offers students two options: Literature in English and Comparative Literature. Students may opt for one of these areas based on their interest and career aims. While the MA allows for specialization for students who want to pursue higher studies in particular areas, it also allows a wide choice of courses geared to student interest.

Admission Requirements:

a. A four (4) year bachelor’s degree in English with second class or a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (in a scale of 4.0)
b. A four-year bachelor’s degree in subjects other than English or a three-year bachelor’s degree (pass)
c. Experience of English teaching at any level will add merit to the candidature in the programme

Programme Duration:

a. Four (4) semesters for the students with 4-year BA in English
b. Five (5) semesters for the students with 4-year bachelor’s degree in subjects other than English
c. Seven (7) semesters for the students with 3-year bachelor’s degree (Pass)

Credit requirements:

Students have to complete 36 credits, which are divided into course work, and thesis or work experience. Students must take the four core courses and choose six electives, of which at least two must be taken from the student’s own area of focus. For the remaining 6 credits, students have the option to write a thesis or have work experience.

Course and credit distribution
Core courses 12 credits 4 courses
Electives 18 credits 6 courses
Thesis / Work Experience 6 credits
Total 36 credits

An overview of the programme

1ST SEMESTER (AUTUMN, AUGUST – DECEMBER) 2 Core Courses (6 credits)
ENG 501: Research Methodology
ENG 502: Contemporary Literary Theory
3 Elective Courses (9 credits)
2ND SEMESTER (SPRING, JANUARY – APRIL)
2 Core Courses (6 credits)
ENG 503: Contemporary Literature in English

ENG 504: Contemporary World Literature in Translation
3 Elective Courses (9 credits)
3RD SEMESTER (SUMMER, MAY - AUGUST)
ENG 599: Thesis/Work Experience (6 credits)

Programme Cost

Per credit fees: 5,500/-
Per course fees: 16,500/- (3 credits)
Admission fees: 17,500/-
Per semester fees: 6,000/-
1. With Bachelor’s Degree: 39 Credits (39×5500=214,500/-)
2. With Bachelor’s Degree other than English: 48 Credits (48×5500=264,000/-)
3. Bachelor’s Degree(Pass.): 60 Credits (60×5500=330,000/-)



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Department of English
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