Master of Arts in English

This online Master of Arts (MA) in English from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) delves into the world of literature across literary periods and cultures. This program is designed for learners to master key subjects like gender studies in literature, literary theory & criticism, postcolonial literature & Commonwealth literature and helps learners stay abreast of literary works of diverse cultures. Get a boost to your career by attending live classes and recorded sessions from the comfort of your homes.

Program Fee

INR 75,000

INR 18,750 per semester

Duration

24 months

15-20 hours/ week

Eligibility

Successful completion of bachelor's degree
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    Rankings & accreditations

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    Accredited A+ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council
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    UGC-entitled Online Degrees Equivalent to Campus Degree
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    Amongst India’s Top #101-150 Universities
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    Top Private University in North East (2023)
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    Amongst Top Multidisciplinary Universities in East Zone
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    Program benefits

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    Boost your career & earning potential

    Explore a wide range of career opportunities across sectors like education, communication & PR, journalism, research & analysis, entrepreneurship, and more.

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    Master critical theories & explore literary genres

    Delve deep into literature, language, and culture through this specialized master’s program. Get a comprehensive understanding of world literature across various literary periods, critical theories, and genres.

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    Acquire cultural analysis & research skills

    Acquire key skills in critical thinking, communication, research, and cultural analysis and explore career opportunities aligned with your interests.

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    Robust alumni network

    Establish valuable connections with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and gain industry insights that can be invaluable while navigating the competitive job market. Get access to Sikkim Manipal University’s prestigious alumni network.

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    Fully online experience

    Benefit from a 100% online experience with zero compromise on quality through online enrollment, orientation, classes, assignments, projects, examinations, and placement. Get assistance from dedicated course mentors and 24×7 student support.

    Job roles to explore

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    Communications Specialist
    Communications Specialist
    Linguist
    Linguist
    Author
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    Public Relations Manager
    Public Relations Manager
    Academician
    Academician
    Content Specialist
    Content Specialist
    Journalist
    Journalist
    Technical Writer
    Technical Writer
    Grant Writer
    Grant Writer

    Program curriculum

    Semester 1
    Drama - I Poetry - I Fiction - I Literary, Theory and Criticism - I Gender Studies in Literature
    Semester 2
    Drama - II Poetry - II Fiction - II Literary, Theory and Criticism - II Environment and Climate Change
    Semester 3
    American Literature Indian English Literature Post-Colonial Literature - I Research Methodology Literature and Environment
    Semester 4
    Diaspora Literature Post-Colonial Literature - II World Literature Dissertation

    Get a prestigious degree

    Globally recognized and widely accepted by governments and organizations, the online degrees offered by Sikkim Manipal University are at par with on-campus degrees and open doors to better professional opportunities.

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    Fee & scholarships

    Total course fee (four semesters)

    INR 75,000

    Each semester

    INR 18,750

    Total course fee (four semesters)

    USD 930

    Each semester

    USD 232.5
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    Easy financing options

    With our no-cost EMIs, we let your learning take the spotlight without the stress of financing.

    Attractive scholarships

    Exclusive scholarships designed for defense personnel, differently-abled people, alumni of SMU, and learners from Sikkim & other Northeast regions of India.

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    Who can apply

    Educational qualification

    Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution, or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.

     

    Candidates who have completed 10+2 education or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities.

     

    Other requirements

    Candidates who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process.

    Admission process

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    Choose a program
    & register

    Choose the program you want to pursue and register by filling in your basic details & paying the registration fee.

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    Provide
    educational details

    Fill in your educational & work experience-related details.

    3

    Pay
    program fee

    Pay the admission fee for the first semester/year or full program.

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    Upload documents &
    submit application

    Upload supporting documents & submit your application to complete the process.

    Meet our faculty

    Ms. Nilanjana Sinha

    Ms. Nilanjana Sinha

    Assistant Professor
    Mr. Pema Gyalchen Tamang

    Mr. Pema Gyalchen Tamang

    Assistant Professor
    Mr. Ishwar Chandra Darnal

    Mr. Ishwar Chandra Darnal

    Assistant Professor
    Dr. Shabana Mansoor

    Dr. Shabana Mansoor

    Adjunct Faculty
    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah

    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah

    Adjunct Faculty
    Sudhamshu Narayan

    Sudhamshu Narayan

    Adjunct Faculty
    Sonali Ashish Mangudkar

    Sonali Ashish Mangudkar

    Adjunct Faculty
    Ms. Nilanjana Sinha Assistant Professor

    Ms. Nilanjana Sinha is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University, India. She has completed her Masters in English from the University of North Bengal and has been the department topper in graduation from North Bengal St. Xavier’s College. Her research interest spans across identity, culture and ethnicity. Being an avid reader of stories and poems, she enjoys writing her own and has independently organized numerous events on spoken word poetry in her hometown, Kalimpong. She is also the community editor of The Pomelo, an e-magazine aimed at exploring Himalayan voices helmed by young women researchers of India and Nepal.

    Mr. Pema Gyalchen Tamang Assistant Professor

    Mr. Pema Gyalchen Tamang is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University, India. He completed his Master of Arts in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has previously worked as a full-time faculty at Bhawanipur Education Society College, Kolkata, India, and Salesian College, Siliguri. His research interests include Conflict and Borders, Early Modern European Literature, Queer Studies, Himalayan Studies, and Translation studies. His articles and book chapters have been published in reputed and indexed journals like Himalaya, Postcolonial Interventions, and so one, and in edited volumes published by Routledge, Cambridge Scholars, and so on. He has also been actively involved in translation projects on literature written in South Asian languages.

    Mr. Ishwar Chandra Darnal Assistant Professor

    Mr. Ishwar is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University, India. He is an MA graduate and has been pursuing his doctoral thesis from Calcutta University, India. Previously, he worked as an English professor at Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya and as a Language Instructor for Army Battalions and their families in Army Public School, Darjeeling. He is an aspiring linguist with a wide range of interests from language, society, music, travel to creative writing; with a special focus on the language, literature and culture of the Himalaya.

    Dr. Shabana Mansoor Adjunct Faculty

    Shabana Mansoor is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in communication and journalism degree. She has over 20 years of experience as an academician and media professional in various reputed educational institutions and organizations in India.

    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah Adjunct Faculty

    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. Her educational qualifications include D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, MBA and PhD. She has completed three certificate programs- Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Science, Online Teaching from GlobalNxt University, and IVQ Diploma in Training Skills from City and Guilds, UK. She is a seasoned academician with over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and academic administration. She has experience of Campus, Online and Distance Education, and has a leaning towards use of technology in teaching. Gayathri served as a teaching faculty at Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy for 18 years, rising from the position of a Lecturer to Professor and HOD. Gayathri has 22 publications to her credit in national and international journals. She has guided 18 M.Pharm and 3 PhD students.

    Sudhamshu Narayan Adjunct Faculty

    Sudhamshu Narayan is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. He has completed his post-graduation (MA) from Delhi University and was qualified in the bi-annual UGC-NET examination thrice. Previously, he worked as an Asst. Professor of English at Christ Academy, Bangalore. He was associated with USDC Global, an ed-tech platform that offers educational services to various online colleges. At USDC Global, he held responsibilities such as teaching , engaging and monitoring learner progress for students of JAIN Online and also perform operational duties such as creating content, designing learning materials and coordinating with instructors and content developers for composing and updating curriculums.

    Sonali Ashish Mangudkar Adjunct Faculty

    Sonali is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in economics and has over 24 years of work experience in premier B-Schools. She is recognized for using innovative pedagogical tools to teach Economics. She is known for interactive teaching style that encourages student participation and enthusiasm while facilitating learning.

    Placement assistance

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    Resume & LinkedIn profile building workshops

    Create impactful profiles with the help of our resume and LinkedIn profile building workshops and increase your chances of securing interviews for relevant job roles.

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    Career advisory & counselling by industry experts

    Make informed decisions while choosing your career path by gaining valuable insights on various career opportunities from our expert career counsellors.

    Industry-readiness

    Industry-readiness sessions

    Familiarize yourself with industry trends, organizational expectations, and recruiter behavior to develop relevant skills and become job ready.

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    Virtual placement drives

    E-connect with potential employers and explore job opportunities in a convenient & efficient manner, while reaping the same benefits as an on-campus recruitment drive.

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    Employability skill assessment & enhancement

    Identify your strengths & weaknesses through skill assessments and build competencies to improve your employability quotient.

    Frequently asked questions

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      Fee concession

      Scholarship Credit

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      20%

      20%

      20%

      Discount

      10%

      5%

      Eligibility/ Documents

      Valid address proof

      Valid certificate from an authorized doctor

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      UG/PG alumni of SMU

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      Full program fee payment before commencement of program

      Annual fee payment before commencement of program

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