Course Intake

Department of English

Programmes Offered

Programmes Intake Duration
M.A. (English) 20 + 10 + 12 Two Years (4 Semesters)
Ph.D. English As per University Regulation Minimum Three/Four Years and maximum five/six years for full-time and part-time research respectively.


Updated Syllabus

Maximum Intake of students for postgraduate programmes

The present regular intake for M.A. course is 20 per year with an additional 12 seats under the partially self-financing scheme, with an additional provision of five seats for international students. In addition, there are 12 extra seats which fall under different categories like differently abled, transgender, NSS, NCC etc. The number of candidates for Ph.D. allocated to each guide is as per UGC norms.

Ph.D. Scholars in the Department

Awarded: 7

Submitted: 1

Ongoing: 59

Attending Course work: 19

Eligibility for the programmes

MA English

Candidates who have passed any three years Degree examination of Mangalore University or any other University considered as equivalent thereto with English as major/optional subject(the cognate subject) are eligible to apply for the Masters programme provided they have secured a minimum of 45%(40% for SC/ST/Category-1 candidates) marks in the cognate subject. Candidates who have studied English as either the first or second Language at the graduate degree level for not less than two years/four semesters and candidates who have studied Additional English of Mangalore University for not less than two years/four semesters are also eligible to apply provided such applicants have scored not less than 60% marks in aggregate in the examination of the subject. The marks scored in the English First or Second Language examinations or Additional English examinations would be equated with the marks of optional English (the cognate subject) as follows:

1. 60% in English First or Second Language to 45% of optional English (the cognate subject)

2. 60% in Additional English is equal to 48% of optional English (the cognate subject).



Master’s Degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate with a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST/OBC candidates. The applicant must also clear an entrance test and a viva-voce conducted by the University Department.