Course - Post Graduate
Masters of Arts in English Literature

Duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

Eligibility: Any Bachelor’s degree. Applicants are required to be competent in spoken and written English.

About the Programme

The prime focus of the Masters of Arts in English Literature is to study culture vis-à-vis literature and to train students in the knowledge of literary theories as necessary tools to read narrative texts from various ideological perspectives. The engagement of colonialism with literary culture in India is too deep and invasive for the disciplinary expansion of English pedagogy to be studied with Britain as the only or chief focus. Understanding the curriculum as an ‘activity’ rather than a repertoire of texts, this course aims to help students to study texts in the context of the imperializing mission of Western hegemony. In the light of this, the course structure encourages a sustained cross-referencing between histories of England and its colonies, thereby instilling a sense of appreciation of a people, their cultural beliefs, lifestyles, traditional practices, and forms of expression reflected through literary art forms.

Career Prospects

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • National Eligibility Test,
  • Freelance Writing,
  • Content Writing,
  • Editing And Copy Editing
  • Competitive Examinations

Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

Student's Pledge

We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

Contact Details

Martin Luther Christian University
Dongktieh, Block -1,
Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Ph: 0364-2535467/0364- 2535437
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