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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.


Two years

The number of seats



The Candidate must have passed BA (Honours in Political Science) with minimum 45% of marks or must have read Political Science as one of the elective subjects at Undergraduate level and must have secured an aggregate of 45% of marks and above at the Undergraduate level.

Age limit

Below 60 years

Award of Degree

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

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 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.

List of Electives (Any Two for Semester IV):

Gender and Literature; American Literature; Literature in Ecology; Communication and Media; Indian Literature in Translation.

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 Departments


The Admission Modalities are with reference to the campusbased MA (English) Program offered by the ICFAI University at Nagaland. The medium of instruction is English.

MA (English):

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.

General rule:

For the purpose of determining eligibility based on aggregate percentage of marks, the procedure used by the respective University in award of the degree will only be taken into consideration. All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of formal schooling by August 01, 2019. Applicants who have completed their graduation on a onetime sitting basis or a 2-year basis are not eligible for admission to the Postgraduate Programs.

Students in their final year bachelor's degree course are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements including practical examinations/viva assignments before August 01, 2019. Such applicants will have to produce a certificate to that effect at the time of admission. The admission of such applicants will, however, remain provisional until they produce mark sheet/ transcript and a degree certificate establishing their eligibility. The last date for submitting the proof of graduation transcripts is September 01, 2019, failing which the provisional admission will automatically stand cancelled, and the permissible fees will be refunded.

The process of admission and selection of eligible candidates

The selection of applicants into the program is made through screening of application and interview. While evaluating students for admission, due weightage is given to their academic distinction, awards in Games & sports, Literary & cultural activities, and other extra co-curricular activities.

Original certificates and Domicile certificate should be produced for verification at the time of admission. The admission decision will be communicated after the admission process.

Special Reservation

There shall be a special provision for admission of students belonging to the State of Nagaland (Domicile) in any course of ICFAI University, Nagaland, which shall not be less than 25 (twenty-five) percent of seats in each course/discipline subject to the students meeting the minimum qualifying requirements referred to above. The fee for the Domicile students is less than that of the non-domicile students (please refer the fee chart).

Seats remaining unfilled under special reservation may be filled up by allotting the same to students belonging to Open Category.


The candidates are advised to read the guidelines carefully before completing the Application Form for admission.

Application Form
  • Please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria before filling up the form.
  • Fill the Application Form in Capital Letters.
  • Provide all the available information under appropriate sections.
  • Make sure to sign the Application Form.
  • Retain a photocopy of the completed Application form.
  • Cost of the Application material for UG Programs is Rs. 250.
  • Cost of the Application material for PG and Doctoral Programs is Rs. 350.
Attested Copies of Certificates

Applicants have to enclose attested copies of the following certificates (Attestation should be done by any Gazetted Officer/Principal of the college).

  • Birth Certificate
  • Class X Admit Card, Mark Sheet and Certificate.
  • Class XII / Degree Admit Card, Mark Sheet and Certificate (as may be applicable).
  • ST Certificate.
  • 2 recent passport size photos.
  • Any other certificates pertaining to academic and other activities.
Admissions Office

The ICFAI University Nagaland,
6th Mile, Sovima Village, Dimapur, Nagaland 797112
Contact No. : 8729880506
E-mail : admissions@iunagaland.edu.in
Website : www.iunagaland.edu.in

Admission Fee:

Admission fee of ?10,000 (nonrefundable) is to be paid by all the selected candidates of PG, and M.Phil immediately after the admission decision is announced. The last date for payment of admission fee is July 15, 2019 for MBA & MA Program and August 31, 2019 for M.Phil Program.

Program Fee:

Students must pay the program fee on the first day of each semester, after which a fine of ?20 per day will be charged. The first semester fee is to be paid on or before July 31, 2019 for MBA & MA program and September 16, 2019 for M.Phil and PhD Program.

Note: Domicile refers to Students from State of Nagaland. Non-Domicile refers to Students from States other than Nagaland.

Particulars Domicile Non - Domicile
Establishment Fee 5,600 5,600
Program Fee 85,800 98,400
Developmental Fee (non-refundable) 6,000 6,000
Library Fee (non-refundable) 1,200 1,200
Examination Fee 4,000 4,000
Total Program Fee (4 Semester) 1,02,600 1,15,200
Fee Per Semester 25,650 28,800

* Semester Registration fee ?3,000 (Non-refundable) to be paid at the beginning of the semester, from second semester onwards only.

All payments should be made through ICICI Chumukedima Branch in favor of ICFAI University Nagaland or through swiping machine at the Accounts section in the University Campus.


Particulars MA English
Last date for submission of Completed Application Form June 28, 2019
Interview and Admission Decision July 12, 2019
Last date for payment of Admission Fee July 15, 2019
Payment of First Semester Fee July 31, 2019
Commencement of Preparatory classes July 15, 2019
Commencement of Regular Classes / coursework August 01, 2019
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.


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+91 - 94365 - 31165

Our Location

The ICFAI University, Nagaland 6th Mile, Sovima Village, Dimapur, Nagaland - 797112.