The M.A. English programme at NCU will allow students to be exposed to both canonical as well as contemporary literature so that their foundational knowledge is strengthened. They will also be encouraged to identify a research area and gain some understanding of that area while working closely with a faculty member for their dissertation. The curriculum is designed to help them understand various literary periods; become familiar with different domains of study; and recognize the changes that have come about in the field of literary criticism. This will prepare them to succeed in both academic careers and those that lie outside the academia. It will be equipping the students to face the challenges of 21st century professional spaces head on.

Benefits of the Programme

  • The MA English programme at NCU is designed to provide a holistic education through inclusion of literary courses along with courses like Research Methods and Critical Writing, Visual Studies and Communication Studies.
  • The 2- year long M.A. English syllabi at NCU has been structured in accordance with Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The programme includes both core and elective courses along with a minor project and dissertation, with many of the elective course offering students the opportunities to explore areas of research and study that lie outside the domain of traditional literary studies such as film, communication and games studies.
  • The programme includes texts that help students understand the rich cultural wealth of India. Courses like ‘Classical Literature’ and ‘Indian Literature in English Translation’ have been developed with the aim to promote an understanding of Indian heritage, cultural diversity and linguistic plurality.
  • Care has been taken to include courses that will help students hone their skills such as reading, writing and critical thinking that will eventually help them in their professional life. Courses like Visual Studies and Communication Studies have been designed keeping in mind the requirements of those students who may opt for professions outside the academia.
  • The institution is committed to the idea of providing Research Based Learning, and therefore has made it mandatory for students to present a research paper as part of a minor project at the end of their first year, and a dissertation at the end of the second year.

Learning Outcome:

  • It is a two-year postgraduate programme that deals with the study of Literatures in English from across the world.
  • It equips the students with analytical and critical thinking skills to produce original insights in scholarly academic writing and discourse.
  • The programme would foster an understanding of fundamental literary concepts, tendencies and trends across periods, genres and cultures in English literature, literary theory and approaches to composition and rhetoric.
  • The subject matter would include topics like Literary Criticism; Classical & Contemporary Poetry, Drama & Fiction; and Visual Arts.
  • Students will learn to consider sources of information and evaluate the nuances of meaning and authenticity of the language and its impact
  • Topics of study will also include an in-depth analysis of the texts, their origins and global impact.

Why M.A. English at NCU?

  • Dynamic Curriculum: Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of literary genres, periods, and linguistic studies, ensuring a well-rounded education in English. These will prepare students to succeed in both academic careers and those that lie outside the academia.
  • Expert Faculty: Students will have the chance to learn from distinguished professors and industry experts who are passionate about literature and language, providing students with guidance and insights throughout their academic journey.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Students will have access to modern classrooms, a well-stocked library, and advanced language labs, providing an environment conducive to both academic excellence and creative exploration. The library at NCU is a resource centre for academic and research activities, and thus has many books in the areas of language teaching and literature.
  • Internship Opportunities: Students will gain practical experience through internships and industry collaborations, preparing them for a successful career in various fields.
  • Global Perspectives: Students will get an opportunity to engage with diverse literary traditions, cultural contexts, and global perspectives, fostering a deeper understanding of the world through literature. The students are also provided with an opportunity to gain knowledge of a foreign language.
  • Critical Thinking: Students’ critical thinking skills are sharpened by providing them opportunities to analyze and interpret different types of literary works. These skills are further enhanced through emphasis on research-based learning.
  • Professional Development: Students at NCU are encouraged to participate in seminars, conferences, and networking events to enhance their professional skills; connect with industry professionals; and improve their communication skills and personality.

Career Opportunities

  • Academics & Research
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Reporter
  • Advertising Sales Representative
  • Marketing Manager
  • Editor
  • English Translator
  • Writer
  • Librarian
  • Proof-reader
  • Communication Specialist
  • Lecturer
  • Blogger
  • Teacher
  • Content Writer


At present, there is a demand for the M.A. programme in English Literature because many publication and media houses ask for M.A. as a desired qualification for the candidates. An M.A. degree empowers the student with an in-depth understanding of various forms of writing and literature. Many of the current B.A. (Hons.) English students wish to pursue careers in teaching and research. Since post-graduation is mandatory qualification for teaching at university level in India, the M.A. programme will benefit those who aspire to be university professors. The MA programme shall also act as a bridge to the Ph.D. programme for these students.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

M.A. English(2 Years)

Candidates should have successfully completed a Bachelor’s Degree (in English Medium) with 50% marks from a recognized University.


Programme Seats
M.A. English 30

Financial Assistance

Programme Fee

M.A. English (2 years)

For Year 2024-25

Total Annual Fee: 1,55,000/- (Tutition Fee: Rs. 1,24,000/- & Development Fee: Rs. 31,000/-)
Total Fee: Rs. 2,71,000/- or Equivalent Foreign Exchange
  • Caution Money: A sum of Rs 10,000/- to be charged from each student seeking admission to the University in the Academic Year 2024-25. The amount is interest free and will be refunded to the students at the time of withdrawal or at end of their programmes, whichever is earlier, after deduction of dues, if any.
  • Alumni Association Fee: A onetime Alumni Association fee of Rs. 1,000/- for all programmes is payable by all students.
  • Industry Employability Aptitude Test Fees: Industry Employability Aptitude Test fees of Rs. 1,500/- is payable.
  • Youth Red Cross Fund : Rs. 80/- is payable by all students

Hostel Fee (where applicable) Rs. 75,000/- per semester

Fee Concession cum Scholarship

(a) Based on Qualifying Degree Scores

Scholarship Amount Eligibility
₹ 25000 Graduation: 60% and above Marks / CGPA above 6.0

(b) Based on National Level Test (NLT) Scores

 Slabs Selection Criteria Eligibility


Minimum 75% marks/ min 7.5 CGPA in Qualifying Degree

150 ≤ CUET-PG SCORE < 200

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