Master of Arts in English (MEG) - Indira Gandhi National Open University


Indira Gandhi National Open University

Humanities and Social Sciences

2 year(s)


The aim of the Master’s Degree in English (MEG) Programme is to give the learners a sound understanding of English and American literatures and also other new areas in literature such as, Canadian, Australian and Indian English. The learners would develop an understanding of English and other literatures of their choice in their proper historico-critical perspectives. A good knowledge of reading, comprehension and writing skills would be a pre-requisite for this Programme.

A student can obtain an MA degree in English by taking 8 courses (of 8 credits each is equal to 64 credits) in all. (Five of these are compulsory). For the remaining three the student has a choice from a number of optional courses. Some more optional courses are under preparation.


Salient features

EXAMINATION

The examination will be taken by IGNOU through ICA.

MINIMUM DURATION 
Students have to complete the course within 2-5 years period.


ADMISSION SESSION
The admission in MA English is taken for July and January session.

ACADEMIC COUNSELING CLASS

For few programs Academic Counseling Session is provided for selective subjects only. For further details on Academic Counseling Session do kindly contact Academic Coordinator at [email protected] .


Eligibility

Minimum three years Bachelor Degree from a recognized University.

Documents required during admission

1.        Transcript of SLC, +2 & Bachelor Level (2 copies each)

2.        Convocation certificate or provisional certificate of bachelor (2 copies each)

3.        2 PP size and 2 Auto size Photographs



Curricular structure

M.A First Year: Compulsory Courses (4 Courses)

Course Code

Title of the Course

Credits

MEG-01

British Poetry

8 credits

MEG-02

British Drama

8 credits

MEG-03

British Novel

8 credits

MEG-04

Aspects of Language

8 credits

M.A  Second Year:

Course Code

Title of the Course

Credits

MEG-5 (Compulsory Course)

Literary Criticism and Theory

8

Optional Courses ( Choose any Three)

MEG-06

American Literature

8

MEG-07

Indian English Literature

8

MEG-08

New Literatures in English

8

MEG-09

Australian Literature

8

MEG-10

English Studies in India

8

MEG-11

American Novel

8

MEG-12

A survey Course in 20th Century Canadian Literature

8

MEG-14

Contemporary Indian Literature in English

8