MA English From IGNOU – Master of Arts in English

MA English (MEG) from IGNOU

IGNOU MA English Distance learning programme is offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University in both January and July sessions of admission.The university invites online applications from the learners to get admission in MA English programme.

The programme code is “MEG”.

It comes under the School of Humanities (SOH). It means SOH is responsible for all the activities related to this programme.The admission in MA English programme is provided under IGNOU Walk-In admission scheme. In this scheme, the learners can apply for admission to this programme in any of the two academic sessions.

The students who have completed their Bachelor Degree can apply for admission in any of January or July academic session to pursue this Master Degree programme in English literature.To become eligible for the master degree to be awarded, the student should complete all the required first-year and second-year courses.

Programme Objective

The IGNOU MA English programme has been designed to provide the learners with sound knowledge of English and American literature. It also gives the learners fair idea about the other new areas in literature such as, Canadian, Australian and Indian English.

To pursue this programme, the learners requires the pre-requisites such as good knowledge of reading, comprehension and writing skills. It also provides an opportunity for the learners who have completed their graduation and desires to pursue their Master Degree in the field of English.

IGNOU MEG Programme Details

The other details about the programme such as admission eligibility, fee structure, etc has been mentioned below:

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English only.The students have to write assignments and term-end examination in English medium only.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates should be having Bachelor or higher degree from a recognised university.

Fee Structure

The candidates need to pay the total fee of Rs. 10,800/- for the complete discipline which has to be paid @Rs 5,400/- per year during the admission and re-registration process.

Duration of Programme

The university provides the minimum duration of two years to the students to clear all the MA English (MEG) courses during the study. But the university allows the students to clear the programme within a maximum duration of five years.

Programme Coordinator Contact Details

IGNOU MA English Prospectus 2019

The learners can obtain the hard copy of the “Student Handbook and Prospectus” for MEG programme from their nearest IGNOU Regional Centers or Study Centers of the university by submitting the fee of Rs.200/- at the Cash Counters.

The Common prospectus contains the complete detail about the MA English programme and it also includes various forms which would be required for the completion of studies such as Term End Examination, Re-Registration, Revaluation, Change of Study Centre, Course, etc.

The students can also order prospectus via post as well by sending Demand Draft of Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi to the following address: “Registrar, Student Registration Division, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi,110068”. The prospectus will be sent to students only after the receiving of Demand Draft by the university.

The best way to obtain prospectus quickly is to download it from official website.The learners can download Ignou MA English prospectus PDF free of cost online.

IGNOU MA English Admission 2019

The learners from all over the country can apply for admission to this programme via only single mode of admission i.e. Online. In the Online mode of admission, the students has to open up the IGNOU MA English online admission portal i.e.

They need to register themselves at the portal and follow the general instructions to enroll them for MEG programme. The students have to upload the required documents while filling up IGNOU MA English online admission form. Also, they can pay the admission fee  for this programme online via using their Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking.

Last Date of IGNOU MA English Admission 2019

The last date to apply for admission or submitting application form to the concerned Regional Centre can be checked from the latest admission notification available on the university official website.The last date for admission to Ignou Master of Arts in English programme will be different for January and July academic sessions.

The students can find the latest admission notification on the university website at following path : > Student Support > Student Zone> Admission Announcement. The university also publishes the latest admission notifications in the local daily newspapers.

Note: The candidates seeking admission to IGNOU MA English programme has been advised to check the university official website for latest admission notification, last date, etc.

IGNOU MA English Syllabus & Courses

It consists of 13 courses out of which 5 are compulsory courses and you have to choose three more courses out of remaining 8 optional courses with the total number of credits equal to 64 where 1 credit is equivalent to 30 study hours. The students who are pursuing this programme need to register themselves for the 1st and second-year courses respectively, irrespective of their results whether they pass or fail.

The Students can check the IGNOU MA English (MEG) syllabus from university website or in prospectus also. We have mentioned below the detail about the Course Code, Name and Credits:

IGNOU MA English First Year Courses

Course Code Title of the course Credits
MEG-01 British Poetry 8
MEG-02 British Drama 8
MEG-03 British Novel 8
MEG-04 Aspects of Language 8

IGNOU MA English Second Year Courses

Compulsory Course
MEG-05 Literary Criticism and Theory 8
Optional Courses (Choose any three)
MEG-06 American Literature 8
MEG-07 Indian English Literature 8
MEG-08 New Literatures in English 8
MEG-09 Australian Literature 8
MEG-10 English Studies in India 8
MEG-11 American Novel 8
MEG-12 A Survey Course in 20th Century Canadian Literature 8
MEG-14 Contemporary Indian Literature in English Translation 8
Total Credits 64
Updated: November 15, 2018 — 10:23 am

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  1. pl provide MA ENGLISH MATERIAL as we have not received hard copy

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