Masters in English

The MA programme offered by the English Department constitutes its oldest and most extensive academic activity. On an average about 250 students are given admission to this program every year. These students are spread across the Main and the South Campuses and the Non Collegiate Women’s Educational Board.

The M.A. English syllabus comprises 16 courses to be taught over 4 semesters and in 2 years. Out of these, students need to study 14 within the English Department and choose 2 from among several courses offered by other Humanities or Social Sciences departments of the University. Among the 14 literature courses 10 are compulsory and 4 are optional. Students are offered a total of 10 courses out of which to pick their 4 options.

The English syllabus has been recently revised. It now covers the English literary tradition that extends from Chaucer to modern times. It also incorporates several new areas such as Indian literatures in English and in English translation, continental literary theory, significant imaginative writing from outside England, gender studies, and the relationship between literature and the visual arts.

Outcomes of the Programme 

MA Outcomes of Programmes

MA Admissions 

MA English Seats Distribution

Eligibility for admission to the MA English Program, 2017-18

MA Admission : 2018 

Test Booklet 2017 : Pages 1-5 Pages 6-38

PG Admissions – Useful links 

Syllabus for MA entrance Test




Internal Assesment 

Cover Sheet 2018-19 Sem II and IV

Notice-Submission of IA Term Paper 2018-19 Sem II and IV

Notice — IA Topics and Paper Submission 2019

MA Time Table: 2018

Time table for North January-July 2019

Time table for South January-July 2019