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M. A
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Course Name Duration (Years) System Total Seats Reserved Categories
M. A 2 Semester   SC/ST BC Physically Handicapeed** Others
40* 10 4 2 3
* Students intake in these courses can be increased at the time of admission with the approval of the competent authority of the University.
** Seats for reserved categories will be subsequently calculated on the final tally of seats filled in case of increased intake.
  • B.A. (Honours School) in English with 45% marks (40% for SC/ST candidates), OR any other
  • Bachelor Degree with 50% marks aggregate. (45% for SC/ST candidates).

Admission will be based on merit of the candidate in the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Department.

Updated on 15/07/2020


The Department of English has been offering Postcolonial Literature, Diaspora Literature, Indian Literature in English as well as in translation, British and American Literature, Semiotics, Literary and Cultural Theory, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Comparative Literature as core areas of research. A significant number of books, and research articles in various national and international journals of repute like PMLA, Ariel, Walt Whitman Review, Mark Twain Journal, Indian Journal of American Studies, have been published by the faculty and research scholars. The Department brings out its own research journal Punjab Journal of English Studies. Besides, two other journals – Subramaniam Bharati Journal of Comparative Literature and Odyssey: International Journal of Literature and Philosophy – were initiated by the members of the faculty. Eminent writers like Mulk Raj Anand, Keki Daruwalla, Nirmal Verma, Shauna Singh Baldwin, and scholars like Christian Matthiessen, Rupen Desai, Alok Bhalla, Malashri Lal, Urvashi Butalia, Kamla Bhasin have been among our invited speakers. The Department has also been organizing workshops and conferences in collaboration with institutions like British Council, Katha, Central Institute of Indian Languages etc. International Conferences in 2007 and 2016, and National Conferences in 1988, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2016 have been organized by the Department for furthering the cause of research in the subject. About 52 students have completed their Ph. D and more than 334 students have obtained their M. Phil degrees from the Department.


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