Master OF Art (MA)

 M.A. (Master of Arts)

Full form of MA is Master of Arts. Master of Arts is a post-graduation level course which is usually of two years duration. Candidates who possess a graduation degree can only pursue an MA course.

MA is a specialized course in which aspirants are offered in-depth knowledge of the discipline they have selected. Candidates can pursue MA as a full time course or even as a part time course. MA courses are also offered by many colleges in the correspondence or distance mode.

Here we will be talking about MA courses offered in Humanities stream. Aspirants can pursue an MA course under various specializations such as:

Different languages (English, French, German, Hindi, Spanish, Chinese/ Mandarin, Greek, Latin) Economics
Political Science History
Sociology Rural Studies
Psychology Geography
Philosophy Literature
Social Work Anthropology
Religious Studies Library and Information Science
Archaeology Linguistics


Skills required for M.A

Candidates who look to pursue a course in Master of Arts, need to be dedicated and focused towards the subject opted. A master’s course requires greater will power and strength as compared to a bachelor’s course as a candidate has will have to do plenty of in-depth research…


M.A Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for admission in MA course will need to fit the eligibility criteria before applying. Aspirants who are ineligible will be rejected at any time of the admission process and will not be entertained further. The following points are the eligibility criteria which is to be met by the candidate.

Candidates should have successfully completed their Bachelor’s degree (preferably arts) of a minimum 3 or 4-year duration with its equivalent (10+2+3 or 10+2+4). The bachelor’s or master’s degree should be from a university which is recognized by the UGC (University Grants Commission) of India.

The candidate needs to have a minimum of 55% aggregate at graduation level. The cut-off varies from college to college.

Before applying, candidates studying three-year degree programme will have needed to pass all subjects from the 1st to 4th semester, while applicants who pursued a four-year course, should have passed in all subjects from the 1st to 6th semester.