MA English


It is a regular Post Graduate Degree programme under the faculty of Language and Literature (MGU-CSS 2019) with a duration of four semesters offered by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. The course is intended to introduce the students to the interrelationship between paradigms of social formation, to know and appreciate literature and establish connections across frontiers of disciplines. The students become competent to critically engage with culture, gender and marginality and become acquainted with narration and representation. They are also put on track to become potent and effective teachers and pass on their linguistic and cultural skills onto the coming generations with the firm foundation they receive from the department.

No of Seats : 20
Duration : 2 Year


Bachelor's degree in English with not less than 45% marks in Part III or degree in Arts/Science with a minimum of 50% marks in Part I English

Program Structure

The duration of MA program is two academic years with four semesters. Total number of courses for the whole MA program is 20. It is divided into four courses namely:

  • Common Courses
  • Core Courses : 17
  • Elective Course : 3

Fee Structure

Category Fee Amount
Year I Year II & III
Tuition fee 18750 (one semester) 18750 (one semester)
Library 500 500
Exam fee 1250 1250
PTA, Annual, Sports 500 500
Other fee 750 750

Jop Opportunities

There are a lot of opportunities for a graduate or a post graduate in English Literature, among them the widely chosen profession is teaching. One can be an English teacher from Primary schools to Colleges, including national and international opportunities. English has become the universal language. It is the language of the digital world. Hence there are plentiful opportunities of employment. Other professions include Writer/Author, translator, Journalist, PROs, Content Writer in ad industry, Scholars, Linguists, Translator, Language Trainer, Curriculum Assistant, Content Services, Publisher, Librarian, Interpreter, Data Entry operator, Front Office Manager, Social Media Manager, Receptionist, Advertising Executive, Educational Consultant, Technical Writer, Records Manager and Archivist, etc. Assistant Professors in Colleges and Universities, Higher Secondary and High School Teachers, Civil service officers, Heritage managers, Diplomats, Political experts, Journalists, Archivists, Record keepers, Museum Curators, Tour Guides.

Further Study

A post graduate in English can apply for an M Phil in the concerned subject or can go on to research into various areas of human interest like literature itself or areas related to literature like Cultural studies, Feminism, Ecology etc.