Master of Arts in English (MEG)

IGNOU MA English Admission, Online, Eligibility, Fee, Procedure

Ignou MA English Admission Jan or July
Written by Sumit Sharma

Ignou MA English admission – The Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to its master degree programme in the field of English Literature i.e. Master of Arts in English in both January and July academic cycles of admission.

The university offers the master degree course in English literature under School of Humanities (SOH).The latest admission advertisement is published in the local daily newspapers. It is also published on the website in the month of October-November for January session and in the month of May-June for July session.


The objective is to provide the learners an opportunity to pursue their higher studies in the field of English literature. It also imparts the students with the sound knowledge of English and American literature. The programme introduces the courses related to areas in literature such as Canadian, Australian and Indian English.

This course also provides an opportunity to the learners to apply for teaching jobs in schools and colleges as an English Tutor. To study this course, one must have good understanding or knowledge of reading, comprehension and written skills in English.

Programme Details:

The details regarding Ignou MA English admission has been mentioned below:

  • Eligibility Criteria: The learner seeking admission to this master degree must possess Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Duration: The learners have the minimum duration of 2 years and maximum duration of 5 years to complete the Master Degree on time.
  • Age: There is no minimum and maximum age bar for this course.

Fee Structure:

The learners have to pay Rs. 9,000/- as a total fee for complete discipline which has to be paid year wise @Rs.4,500/- per year. The fees will not be refunded once paid under any circumstances and also it will not be adjusted against any other programme of Ignou.

However, the fee will be refunded after deduction of the processing fee, if any, through A/c Payee Cheque only in the case if the University denies admission.

Programme Coordinator:

The name and contact details have been mentioned below:

  • Name: Dr. Amiya Bhushan Sharma
  • Email Id:
  • Ph.: 011-29572766

Admission Procedure:

The Ignou MA English is one of the most demanding distance master degree courses in India and abroad in which students want to take admission. As we mentioned earlier, the admission is provided in January and July sessions.

The interested learners can check out the advertisement for admission in the local and national daily newspapers and on the university official website at in the months of April-May and Oct- Nov.

Admission at Regional Centres:

The Candidates who wish to apply for IGNOU MA English admission should visit the nearest IGNOU Regional Centre to obtain the prospectus and application form. The details which you must know about any programme before taking admission to it is available in the prospectus.

Therefore, the students must read out the prospectus very carefully. The admission and other required forms, enrollment card, etc are also provided by the university in the prospectus itself.The students can use these forms from time to time as per their requirement.

The applicants may consult the counselors in the regional centre as they can also guide them about the complete admission process. The university also provides the link on its official website to download the soft copy of IGNOU Prospectus in the form of a pdf file which includes the complete detail about the programme.

The university offers the ‘Round the Year Admission’ through its ‘walk-in Admission’ scheme. The students have to fill the application form and submit it along the prescribed fee to the concerned regional centre.

The fee should be paid in the form of demand draft. The DD has to be made in the favour of IGNOU, payable at the city of regional centre concerned where you are applying for admission. The programme fee in the form of cash will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Online Admission:

The learners can also apply for admission via online method. The university has set up Ignou online admission portal where the students can fill up the application form to apply for Ignou MA English admission. It saves a lot of time of the applicant who wishes to apply for admission. They just need to have the working computer and internet connection.

It is very simple and easy to fill up examination form online. First of all, they need to register themselves on the website. Then they have to login to the admission portal to fill up application form.

The candidate needs to upload the scanned copy of necessary documents, photograph, and signature. After completing the registration process, they have to log in to the portal. Then, they can fill up IGNOU MA English Online Admission form.

But before applying for admission online or offline, the learner must read out the prospectus which contains all the necessary information.

Admission Status:

The candidates who apply for admission can easily check the admission status by visiting the university official website at In the case, if candidates find any discrepancy in the details, they can immediately contact their respective regional centre.

To check the admission or registration status, the students can visit the university official website at following web URL: Click Here

Syllabus / Courses:

The learner needs to complete the 64 credits to complete the MA English degree. It has a two-tier structure with five compulsory core courses and three optional courses. Each course is worth 8 credits.The detail about the Master of Arts in English (MEG) courses, syllabus, credits are mentioned below:-

First Year Courses

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

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

About the author

Sumit Sharma

My Educational Qualifications includes Master of Business Administration(MBA) from IGNOU, B.E. Computers from University of Jammu. I like to help IGNOU students, write blogs, update latest information related to education.

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