• The ICFAI University,  Nagaland

The MA (English) Program

The MA (English) Program

The MA (English) Program is a two year degree program offered by the University with a view to impart in-depth knowledge and broad understanding of English literature in general, and the literary genre of the ancient and the modern in particular. The students will have the opportunity of obtaining in-depth knowledge on ELT, Media and Communications and other such latest trends in English literature. A student can opt for MA (English) program, depending on fulfillment of certain eligibility criteria. This course aims to prepare the students in the skills required of playwright, novelist, literary critique, teachers, and so on; and equips them to pursue M.Phil / Ph.D. program in due course.

Duration : Two (2) Years

The number of seats: 60

The Candidate must have passed BA (Honours in English) with minimum 45% of marks or must have read English as one of the subjects at Undergraduate level and must have secured an aggregate of not less than 45% of marks and above at the Undergraduate level.

Age limit Below 60 years

Award of Degree
Successful students will receive MA (English) Degree by the University, subject to fulfilling all the academic requirements.

Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)**
Course Code Course Title Semester
ESP(O)231 English Speaking and Phonetics III
LTE(O)242 Literature in English IV

**To be selected by the students from other streams of Postgraduate Studies as a part of CBCS facility

Program Details
The MA Program is organized into four semesters in two years. The University follows a Credit-based semester system of teaching-learning and evaluation, and the total Credit point for the Program is 70. The Course structure is as given below:

MA (English) Course Structure
Year I Semester - I Semester - II
  • Poetry from Chaucer to Pope
  • Drama from Shakespeare to Sheridan
  • Non-fictional Prose
  • ELT and Phonetics of English
  • *Communication Skills (or Dissertation)
  • Literary Theory and Criticism - I
  • Romantic and Victorian Poetry
  • Fiction from Richardson to Hardy
  • ELT: Theory and Practice
  • *Literature from the North East (or Dissertation)
Dissertation Commences
Year II Semester - III Semester - IV
  • Literary Theory and Criticism - II
  • Twentieth Century Poetry
  • Twentieth Century Drama and Fiction
  • Indian Writing in English
  • Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)*
  • Post-Colonial Literature
  • World Literature in Translation
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)*
Dissertation Submission

*Students are to note that they can either choose the fifth papers of the first two semesters or opt for Dissertation in the 3rd and 4th semester. The dissertation however will commence right after the end of the 2nd semester examination. Both options carry the same weightage of 6 credits.

Electives: (Any two) Semester IV:
(Any two) Semester IV: (Gender and Literature; American Literature; Literature in Ecology; Communication and Media; Indian Literature in Translation)

**Student needs to opt for a paper from other streams of Postgraduate Studies (MBA/ MA) as a part of CBCS facility.