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Prepare for a career in M.A.

M.A. (English Language and Literature) program offered by School of Arts & Sciences, Kochi.

Prepare for a career in M.A.

The Department offers Post-graduate Programme in English Language and Literature. The innovative MA English program provides an incisive insight into the current trends in English Language, Literature and Theoretical Studies. The Program opens up opportunities for students to pursue doctoral studies in English and also help them prepare to take up careers demanding advanced skills in critical reading and writing. The term projects encourage them to write and publish articles and thereby provide a foundation in academic and research writing.

The syllabus and curriculum are designed in consultation with the experts in the field considering the paradigm shifts made in English literary and theoretical studies. The emerging academic areas of study such as Marginalized studies, Post- Colonial studies, Cultural Studies, Gender studies, Applied Linguistics and Translation studies combined with the wide range of specialized electives make the M.A. programme a perfect blend of the conventional and modern.

Important Note

. Last Date to Submit Application: July 30, 2022


Semester 1
Course Title
English Literature: Chaucer to 19th
New Literatures in English
Shakespeare Studies
Cultural Education
Semester 2
Course Title
Literary Theory-I
English Poetry: 19th Century
Indian Literatures in English Translation
Elective I
Research Methodology for Language and
Amrita Values Programme
Semester 3
Course Title
Literary Theory-II
English Poetry: 20th Century
Modern English Drama
Elective III
Elective II
Live in Lab/ Open Elective
Semester 4
Course Title
Film Studies
European Fiction
Writing From the Margins
Elective IV
Practical course titled ‘Current Affairs and Debate’
Electives I, II, III&IV (any four)
Course Title
Postcolonial Poetry
Comparative Literature
Cultural Studies
Latin American Writing
Indian Women Novelists in English
Methods Of Teaching English Language
Translation Studies
Twentieth Century American Literature


Duration :

TWO years, FOUR semesters

Eligibility :

A first class or a high second-class degree from any recognized Indian or Foreign University.

Selection Procedure:

Based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination and interview



Graduation in English main with an aggregate minimum of 55% marks excluding language subjects.


Selection is based on the interview only.

How To Apply

Registration for admission 2022 is fully online. Candidates are required to have their recent photograph, online payment credentials, etc. to be ready to complete the online application process.
Application fee of Rs. 750/-
The NRI applicants please email to and not be applied through the website.

Admission Procedure

Admission Procedure
  • Apply Online
  • Online / Offline Interview
  • Get Provisional Admission
  • Update UG Marks
  • Verification of Marks
  • Confirmation of Admission
  • Accept
  • Pay Fee
  • Or Exit, the seat goes to the next person on the waiting list

Fee Structure

Program Fees for the Year 2022
Fee Type Slab Number of Seats Fees (Semester Wise)
Scholarship Fees 1 3 ₹ 27,500
Scholarship Fees 2 5 ₹ 41,250
Regular Fees 3 12 ₹ 55,000
College Caution Deposit ₹ 3000
Program Fees for the year 2022-2023
Fee Type Slab Seats(%) Fees
Scholarship Fees 1 10% ₹ 45,250
Scholarship Fees 2 10% ₹  67,875
Regular Fees 3 80% ₹90,500
College Caution Deposit  –  ₹ 10,000
Fee Structure(Semester Wise)
  • Tuition Fee: 36,900
  • Caution Deposit: 2000

Note: #DOES NOT include expenses for food, travel, accommodation for Field and Study Trips, participation in events and conferences, programmes / competitions, Internships, Portfolio Presentation and Printing booklet, Special Internship, Placement Trips, Projects / Dissertation, excursion, etc. subject to change whenever required.

Scholarship Scheme

SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME(at the time of admission) is offered for all courses (except Ph.D.)

  • Scheme 1 – Applicants having above 95% marks in the qualifying examination: 50% concession in Tuition Fees
  • Scheme 2 – Applicants having marks between 90% and 94% in the qualifying examination: 40% concession in Tuition Fees
  • Scheme 3 – Applicants having marks between 80% and 89% in the qualifying examination: 30% concession in Tuition Fees


Why Literature Programme @ Amrita?

 The UG and PG Programmes offered by the Department of English have a well- defined Curricula and Syllabi that reflect the current trends in Language and literature studies. The Department promotes interdisciplinary research projects engaging a range of cultural, aesthetic, historical, geographical, and theoretical concepts to bring out a holistic approach to research. Courses like Translation Studies, Linguistics, Folk Studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Dalit Studies and Ecological and Spiritual Studies offer them an insight into the emerging areas in this domain and help them to sharpen their analytical and critical thinking.

Job Opportunities for Literature students

After the Completion of BA and MA Programme, the students do get opportunities in Media related fields, Technical/Content Writing and Language Teaching and Training, Business sectors.

Projects/activities conducted to imbibe skills
  • As part of the Programme, students undergo advanced training in Verbal, Aptitude and Soft Skills which make them competent enough to meet the challenges in the corporate world and prepare them for various competitive exams.  The Department has a fully equipped language lab with an effective software Sanako study 1200 Tutor Ver 7.00 7.0.030522.01) to create an appropriate eLearning environment. The advanced multimedia technologies enrich the language learning process.
  • UGC Net training sessions are a part of the Literature Programme which help students qualify NET/ JRF Exams and thereby acquire eligibility for higher studies and Assistant Professorship.
  • Srishti, the literary club of Amrita spearheaded by the English Department features a variety of literary events with the primary objective of fostering in students a love for literature and nurturing their creative, aesthetic and oratory skills
Amrita Value System

The Department encourages and organizes social outreach activities to help them be responsible Citizens. The Department conducts several National and International conferences in various thrust areas to strengthen the research aptitudes in students and research scholars. The Department hosts national and international conferences, seminars, workshops and invited lectures to keep abreast with the emerging trends in language and literature.

Higher Studies and Placement

Till date, around twenty five percent of PG graduates have cleared the National Eligibility test. As part of Placement opportunities, the following companies/ organizations have visited the campus: Times of India, The New Indian Express, Byjus Learning App and other media houses and corporate sectors.

Almost eighty percent of both UG and PG students have opted for higher studies in varied fields like Media, Language and Literature, MBA, Law, Education and Education Management. This also includes students who have got selection in reputed national and international Universities namely Vanderbilt University, Central Universities, EFLU, Asian College of Journalism.

Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career


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Overall Rankings 2021
5th Best
University in India
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
‘A++’ Grade

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