Programme Overview

The Online Master of Arts (MA) in English program is designed to offer students a flexible and accessible pathway to advance their expertise in English literature and linguistics. This program, typically spanning 2-3 years, is delivered entirely online, allowing learners to pursue their education while accommodating work and personal commitments.

This program stands out for its distinguished faculty, consisting of globally recognized scholars and experts across various facets of English studies. The curriculum is comprehensive, encompassing literary analysis, literary theory, creative writing, linguistics, and more. The capstone of the program is the opportunity to undertake a thesis or capstone project, allowing students to demonstrate their mastery of a specific area within the realm of English studies. With round-the-clock access to an extensive array of online resources, dedicated academic support, and a focus on preparing graduates for diverse career paths in teaching, writing, publishing, editing, and beyond, the Online MA in English is a program that combines flexibility, excellence, and career readiness.

Programme Highlights


Diverse Course Offerings

The program boasts a diverse range of courses, covering various genres, time periods, and cultures in literature and linguistics.

Literary Analysis

Sharpen your critical thinking skills through courses that delve deep into the analysis of literary works, enhancing your ability to interpret and appreciate literature.

Literary Theory

Explore a spectrum of literary theories, providing you with the tools to dissect and understand the underlying themes and concepts in literature.

Creative Writing Workshops

Develop your creative writing skills through hands-on workshops that foster your ability to craft engaging and impactful prose and poetry.

Linguistic Studies

Gain a deep understanding of language structure, evolution, and usage through linguistics courses, providing a foundation for careers in language-related fields.

Cultural Studies

Courses in cultural studies allow you to explore the societal, historical, and cultural contexts that shape literature and language.

Digital Humanities

Embrace the digital age with courses that introduce you to the world of digital humanities, incorporating technology into the study of literature and linguistics.

Global Literature

Delve into world literature, examining works from various cultures and regions, expanding your global perspective and appreciation for diverse voices.

Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Collaborate with students from other disciplines and take interdisciplinary courses to enrich your academic experience.

Capstone Project

Culminate your studies with a research-intensive capstone project, enabling you to apply your knowledge and expertise to an original piece of scholarly work.

Eligibility Criteria

Academic and Professional Background:

A bachelor’s degree (with minimum 50% score) from an accredited institution and, often, work experience of (2-3 years) in a relevant field are typically required.

Application Materials:

Letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and possibly an interview are commonly part of the application process.

Selection Criteria

Admission decisions will be influenced by the candidate’s own description of their academic history, complemented by a compelling Statement of Purpose.


Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Semester 4
  • British Literature I
  • American Literature
  • Indian Writing in English
  • Women’s Literature
  • Academic Writing
  • British Literature II
  • Plays of Shakespeare
  • Introduction to Translation Studies
  • Literature of the Diaspora
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • British Literature III
  • Introduction to European
  • Literature Introduction to English for Specific Purposes
  • Research Methodology
  • Open Elective Course
  • Literary Theory and Criticism
  • New Literatures
  • Cultural Studies English Language
  • Contemporary Indian Writing in English
  • Cross-Functional Elective Course
  • Teaching Dissertation / Project *

Fee Structure

The cost of enrolling in an online MA (English) program varies depending on the institution, with fees ranging from INR 70,000 to INR 2,00,000.

The fee structure for an online MA program is typically influenced by the type of university offering the program, with government universities charging lower fees, typically in the range of INR 70,000 to INR 1,00,000, and private management institutes charging higher fees, ranging from INR 1,00,000 to INR 2,00,000 for the entire course.

Admission Process

  • Step 1: Enquire Now: Unlock the door to your future; inquire today about our cutting-edge MA program.
  • Step 2: Talk to Our Counselors for More Details: Get personalized advice from our experts to choose the MA track that's right for you.
  • Step 3: Apply for the Right Programme: Submit your application to take the first step towards academic and professional excellence.
  • Step 4: Provisional Confirmation of Admission: Receive your provisional acceptance and see yourself one step closer to your MA journey.
  • Step 5: Document Verification: Ensure a smooth start by submitting all required documents for swift verification.
  • Step 6: Pay Tuition/Programme Fee: Secure your spot by completing the financial formalities of the program.
  • Step 7: Confirmation of Admission: Celebrate the official start of your educational journey with your admission confirmation.
  • Step 8: LMS Activation and Issue of Digital Identity Card : Get ready for an interactive learning experience with the activation of your Learning Management System and digital ID.
  • Step 9: Start Your Pre-semester Programme: Get a head start by engaging in pre-semester modules designed to prepare you for the coursework ahead.
  • Step 10: Commencement of Live Online Sessions: Dive into real-time, live online classes and begin shaping your marketing expertise.

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