- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 2 Years
- Offered by: University of Calcutta, Kolkata
The idea of creating an M.A. course in English was conceived after due deliberation on the strengths and achievements of the department, its exemplary track record and the quality of students it produces. The Department of English has achieved a recognized level of excellence and the repeated and insistent requests from our students and the general public to start an M.A. in English are a positive indicator that the course will attract many students. In addition, the Department has a dedicated faculty whose commitment to teaching and research, academic qualifications and achievements, the experience of post-graduate teaching and training students in fundaments of research, and enthusiasm about starting a post-graduate course constitute a strong asset. The Department has already ideated a post-graduate syllabus, a draft of which was shared with St. Xavier's University where it is currently being taught, and has begun to update and modernize that syllabus keeping in mind the nature and slant of contemporary English studies and the specializations that will empower students in their study of the subject. The Department has adequate infrastructure, library facilities and grants, and a sufficient number of faculty to begin the M.A. course with the confidence of ensuring and maintaining academic quality.
Admission is the based on Entrance Test conducted by St. Xavier's College.
- Candidates who have cleared the B.A. Examination with English Honours with a minimum of 55% marks in Honours (45% for reserved category).
- Candidates who have completed a 2nd year or 5th Semester in 2018 and are awaiting final year / 6th-semester Examination Results are also eligible to apply. Admission for such candidates will be provisional and be conditional to their passing the qualifying examination with the minimum required marks [55% for General and 45% for Reserved category].
- No candidate shall be eligible for admission after a lapse of more than five years from the year of passing the previous qualifying examination. The year of admission will not be taken into account while calculating five years from the year of passing the previous qualifying examination.