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Prepare for a career in M.A.

The two-year MA programme offers a variety of courses in the subject, ranging from literary studies to linguistic studies, cultural studies, media studies, global studies, new humanities etc.
In the four semesters of the programme, a student must take mandatory courses, electives, generic electives, value-added and skill enhancement courses. The student will get an opportunity to select a specialized area for study and perform in-depth research in the area, culminating in the publication of articles and submission of a dissertation.

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Terms and Conditions for Award and Renewal of Scholarship Fees

Scholarship Fees, i.e. Slabs 1 to 3 is allotted for the Academic Year 2023-2024 ONLY. Renewal of Scholarship Fees for subsequent years is subject to meeting the following conditions:

  1. Consistent Academic performance by securing a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 
    1. 8.0 and above in the case of Scholarship Slab 1 at the end of each academic year
    2. 7.5 and above in the case of Scholarship Slab 2 at the end of each academic year
    3. 7.0 and above in the case of Scholarship Slab 3 at the end of each academic year
  2. No disciplinary action during the period of study in the University.
  3. Clearing each semester without any arrear

Failing to meet the aforesaid conditions 1,2 and 3, the candidate will be required to pay higher fees in the subsequent years. 


Semester 1
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
21ELL502 Modern English Drama 4 0 0 4  
21ELL501 English Literature: Chaucer to 19th Century 4 0 0 4  
21ELL503 New Literatures in English 4 0 0 4  
21ELL504 Shakespeare Studies 4 0 0 4  
21CUL501 Cultural Education 2 0 0 P/F  
  Total       16  
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
21ELL513 Literary Theory-I 4 0 0 4  
21ELL511 English Poetry: 19th Century 4 0 0 4  
21ELL512 Indian Literatures in English Translation 4 0 0 4  
  Elective I 3 0 0 3  
21ELL514 Research Methodology for Language and Literature   3 0 0   3  
21AVP501 Amrita Values Programme 1 0 0 1  
    Total     19  
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
21ELL603 Literary Theory-II 4 0 0 4  
21ELL601 English Poetry: 20th Century 4 0 0 4  
21ELL602 Linguistics 4 0 0 4  
  Elective III 3 0 0 3  
  Elective II 3 0 0 3  
21ELL690 Live in Lab/ Open Elective 2 0 0 2  
    Total     20  
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
21ELL612 Film Studies 3 0 0 3  
21ELL611 European Fiction 3 0 0 3  
21ELL613 Writing From the Margins 4 0 0 4  
  Elective IV 3 0 0 3  
21ELL699 Dissertation   8  
21ELL681 Practical course titled ‘Current Affairs and Debate’ 0 0 2 1  
    Total 22  
Electives I, II, III &IV (any four)
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
21ELL631 Comparative Literature 3 0 0 3  
21ELL632 Cultural Studies 3 0 0 3  
21ELL633 Indian Women Novelists in English 3 0 0 3  
21ELL634 Latin American Writing 3 0 0 3  
21ELL635 Methods of Teaching English Language 3 0 0 3  
21ELL636 Postcolonial Poetry 3 0 0 3  
21ELL637 Translation Studies 3 0 0 3  
21ELL638 Twentieth Century American Literature 3 0 0 3  




2 Years – 4 Semester


B.A. in English or an equivalent Degree with 55% marks.


Selection will be based on merit and interview process.



Graduation in English main or an equivalent Degree with an aggregate minimum of 55% marks.

Important note: It is mandatory to meet the required eligibility criteria to complete the admission process. Admission process and seat confirmation will complete only after submission of educational documents and full fee payment including caution deposit.


Selection will be based only on interview.

How To Apply

Registration for admission 2023 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.

Proceed to Apply Online

Management Quota option in Amrita Online Application Portal (AOAP)

‘Candidates can also submit the option in Step 2 of the application process, in case if they wish to be considered under management quota.

Admission Procedure

Admission Procedure (Amritapuri)
  • Apply Online
  • Online Entrance or Interview
  • Get Provisional Admission
  • Update +2 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 (Semester Wise)

Scholarship Fees(Semester wise) Caution Deposit
45000 5000
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


Hostel & Mess Fee for the year 2022-23
CAMPUS Caution Deposit 
Coimbatore  10,000   52,000   56,000
Program Fee for the year 2024-25 (Semester Wise)
  • Tution Fees: Rs. 37,400
  • Caution Deposit: Rs. 3000

# Scholarship available for meritorious students. Please contact Admission Office (+91 830 400 4400) for details.


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.

Program Highlights

The programme offers self-directed and life-long learning. The student will acquire the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context. At the end of the programme, the student will read, interpret, and write about a diverse range of texts in English, for example, literature, film, digital media, and popular culture and also to critically analyse those texts.

Career Opportunities

Teaching and Research, copy editing, translation, PR, HR, Freelance writer, Creative writer, Linguist, UPSC, KPSC, IAS, IPS, Foreign Service, Armed Forces, Railways, Mass Communication, Law, Social Media Marketing, Publishers, Copy writer, MBA (Managerial jobs), Desk jobs in Banks and other organisations.


M.A. (English Language and Literature)

Course/ Branch: MA. English

M.A. (English Language and Literature)

Course/ Branch: MA. English
Company: TCS

M.A. (English Language and Literature)

Course/ Branch: MA. English

M.A. (English Language and Literature)

Course/ Branch: MA. English

M.A. (English Language and Literature)

Course/ Branch: MA. English

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