MA In English

MA In English

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The classes will be held at Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, City Campus, Pandeshwar, Mangaluru– 575 001. Phone: 0824-2441022

Administrative Office No.: 0824-2441022


Duration : 2 year – 4 Semesters program (Admissions open for the batch 2022-23)

Eligibility: Pass in any Bachelor Degree of 3 or 4 years with not less than 40% marks. Admission needs valid score in SUAT Entrance Test.


M.A. in English or Master of Arts in English is a postgraduate academic degree. English includes a comprehensive study of both English language and communication. The programme aims to develop students’ competence with reference to Literatures. It helps to create an awareness regarding both the historic and contemporary language and communication. The programme prepares students to reflect on the social and ethical dimensions of research and for careers in secondary and higher education, content development, creative visualizations, publishing, and translation. Innovative subjects are included in the curriculum. Project and programmes, organizing abilities are developed to fit in with suitability for wider variety of jobs. seminars, colloquiums, innovative and progressive outlook towards research, and creative writing opportunity to the candidates.


Objectives :

    The M.A. in English Program would equip students in the Higher Education sector, or to take up similar employment. The programme also includes the English Language literatures. The General Objectives of the program are;
  • To enable student to engage critically and creatively with the wide range of selected texts
  • To develop them to appreciate the language through an understanding of the way the English language functions.
  • To help them to understand the relationship between art and life, in order to understand the social, emotional, cultural values of literary texts.
  • To equip with Knowledge and skills to work towards a research area of their choice in any place of their work.
  • To give them the confidence to use their communication skills in English in a wide
  • To give them insight into basic teaching principles and to teach English Language and Literature in English
  • To create ability to analyze and explain the complexities and subtleties of human experience
  • To teach them ability to communicate effectively in a variety of language situations

Unique Features :

  • Semester Scheme in Master of Arts (M.A. in English) makes them more employable with updated industry oriented syllabus
  • Innovations in examination system with 50% weight age to continuous evaluation and 50% weight age to semester end exam.
  • Dynamic, qualified and friendly teaching faculty with average experience of more than 15years.
  • Support for Education Loan Facility from Leading Banks. Hostels & Transportation Facility.
  • Course scheduled to complete on due time with Provisional Degree Certificate May.
  • Participation/publication opportunity in two national conferences in Management/IT /Social Sciences area organized by the institution and further publication opportunity in International journals.
  • Opportunity to continue further studies leading to M.Phil./Ph.D.
  • Study books /Materials prepared and supplied according to the Syllabus.
  • Campus Placement Support with National & Multi-National Companies through dedicated Placement Office/Student Counselor.
  • Congenial learning environment and encouragement for student research &publications.
  • Earn while Learn Opportunity in Retail/BPO/Software companies during evening time.
  • Scholarships based on merit for low income categories.
  • Individually Monitored Practical Internship and Project Assignments.
  • Xerox Centre and printing facility, ATM banking inside the campus, Cafeteria and Health centre, Extended hours for Library and Computer lab and Free Wi Fi Internet facilities available in campus.


After completion of the course the candidates may have job opportunities in NGO and government sector and also in aboard with various designations like; Lecturer, Reporter, Sub Editor, Assistant Editor, Technical Writer, Sports Reporter, TV Anchor, Proofreader, Script Writer, Social Media Promotion Executive, Content Coordinator, Corporate Website Manager, E-Commerce Manager, E-Commerce Project Executive, Web Content Quality Controller, HR Assistant /HR Coordinator, Hygiene Trainer, Student Counselor, Admin Assistant, Administrative Clerk, Administrative Officer, Advertising Executive, Business coordinator, Client Development Manager, Development Officer etc.


1. English Literature from Chaucer to Milton
2. Elizabethan Age
3. 17& 18 Century English Literature
4. Organizational Psychology/
5. English Grammar and Usage/
6. Short Stories in English Translation
1. 19 Century English Literature
2. Literary Criticism -1
3. Research Methodology
4. English Grammar and Usage/
5. English Prose: Selection from A Book of English Essays/
6. Indian Writing in English
Total - 500 marks Total - 500 marks
1. Ten Twentieth Century Indian English Poets
2. European Classical Drama & Fiction
3. New Literatures in English
4. Cultural Studies and Selection from E.M. Forster
5. Selected short stories (British, American and Indian)
6. Students to go to other departments’ offering of subjects
1. Modern Age
2. Literary Criticism- II
3. American Literature
4. Project Work/Dissertation
5. Formation of Trainee-Teachers in ELT (English Language Teaching)
Total - 500 marks Total - 500 marks

For Prospectus & Application Form Contact:

Secretary, A. Shama Rao Foundation, G.H.S Road, Mangaluru. Phone: 0824-2425966

Principal, SIMS, Pandeshwar, Mangaluru.Phone: 0824-2441022, 2411383.


Institute of Social Sciences & Humanities

Fee Structure

S.No Courses Duration Annual Fee Structure
Non-Karnataka Karnataka
1 MA in English  
Eligibility : Pass in any Degree with minimum 50% marks
(NRI : 25K extra in I Year)
2 Years (Four Semesters) Year I : Rs. 63,000
Year II : Rs. 40,500
Total:  Rs. 1,03,500 
Rs. 45,000
Rs. 40,500
Rs. 85,500 

Note :
(1) University Registration Fee, Eligibility Fee for other State students, Examination Fee, Uniform Fee, Hostel Fee, Industry visit fee, Internship fee, Transportation fee, Sports & games fee, Extra-curricular activity fee, etc., are extra. The course fees mentioned for subsequent years may vary annually up to 6%.
(2) The University Marketing Team will help the admitted students to avail of Education Loans, Scholarships, etc.
(3) The University Placement & Training Team will assist the admitted students to get (a) Earn While Learn, (b) Industry Internship, and (c) Final Job Placement.