Eligibility for Admission
- MA CBCS Pattern (2 years, 4 Semesters) SA and SF
- PhD (Full-time: 2.5 years; Part-time: 3.5 years without MPhil; 3 years with MPhil)
MA (2 years, 4 Semesters) SA and SF
A candidate who has passed a Bachelor’s Degree Examination in Arts with English as a Major subject (passing 22 special courses in English) will be eligible for admission to the Master’s Degree.
Admissions will be granted only on the basis of merit keeping in mind the reservation policies of the Government of India and Government of Gujarat from time to time.
PhD (Full-time: 2 yrs; Part-time: 3 yrs after MPhil; 3.5 yrs without MPhil)
MA (Entire English) and/or MPhil (English) with a minimum of 55% marks in the aggregate at the External Examination conducted by the University. Admissions are based on Entrance Test, Interview and merit. Applicants with NET-JRF/NET-L/GSET/GATE, MPhil etc are exempted from the Entrance Test.
Applicants clearing the Entrance Test conducted by the Department are called for an interview with the members of the Department Research Advisory Committee (DRAC). Each of them is asked to make a short oral presentation on a topic related to his/her research area/interest, giving a clear idea of ‘why’ and ‘how’ the research he/she would like to undertake is important and the amount of reading he/she might have already done on the topic thus far. They are required to bring six copies of the text of their presentation for the members of the DRAC of the Department and are required to take questions on it during the interview.
The DRAC takes into account
- the available vacancies as per UGC MPhil/PhD Guidelines, and
- the applicant’s research interest as evident in his/her presentation, to decide finally on
- the wording and/focus of each of the accepted research topics, and
- the allocation of a research supervisor to each one of the applicants selected for admission on merit, taking every care to adhere to the reservation policy of the Government, to the extent it may be possible. Once admitted, all scholars are required to complete one semester of obligatory coursework in Research Methodology