Admissions

Eligibility Requirements
MA (2 years, 4 Semesters) SA and SF 
A candidate who has passed a Bachelor’s Degree Examination in Arts with English as a Special subject (passing 22 special courses in English) will be eligible for admission to the Master’s Degree and will be permitted to offer the special subjects, which he/she had offered at the Bachelor’s Degree Examination. 

Admissions will be granted only on basis of Merit keeping in mind the reservation policies of the Government of India and Government of Gujarat from time to time. 

The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the Bachelor’s Degree would be calculated based on the Practices followed by the University/Institute from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidate is awarded Grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of Grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the University/Institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree. In case the University/Institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.BA (English Special) with a minimum of 35 per cent marks in the aggregate in theory papers at the University Examination. Admissions to the programme are based on merit, with the merit list being prepared by the University and publicised on the University Website.

MPhil (Full time) (1 yr min and 2 yrs max) Eligibility
MA (Entire English) with a minimum of 55 per cent marks in the aggregate at the University Examination. Admissions are based on MPhil Entrance Test conducted in the month of July every year, Interview during the Admission Counselling, and merit. The entrance test shall be of 100 marks and 3 hours duration. The format of the Entrance Test Paper shall be as follows: Section-I (40 marks; 40 test items of objective type in multiple choice questions). Section-II (10 marks; 10 test items of objective type covering general knowledge of the subject). Section-III (25 marks; five short-answer questions including sub-questions). Section-IV (25 marks; number of questions shall be decided by DRAC concerned). The question paper-cum-answer book shall contain questions with adequate space provided under each of the test items for candidates to write answer of the question. Applicants securing 50 per cent marks in the Entrance Test conducted by the Department are called for an Interview with the members of the MPhil Department Research Advisory Committee (DRAC) of the Department. 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 MPhil RAC of the Department, and are required to take questions on it during the interview. The MPhil DRAC takes into account (1) the available vacancies as per UGC MPhil/PhD Guidelines 2016, and (2) the applicant’s research interest as evident in his/her presentation, to decide finally on (a) the wording and/focus of each of the accepted research topics, and (b) 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.

PhD (Full-time: 2 yrs; Part-time: 2.5 yrs after MPhil; 3.5 yrs for Others) Eligibility
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. The entrance test shall be of 100 marks and 3 hours duration. An Entrance Test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific. The format of the Entrance Test Paper shall be as follows: Section-I (40 marks; 40 test items of objective type in multiple choice questions). Section-II (10 marks; 10 test items of objective type covering general knowledge of the subject). Section-III (25 marks; five short-answer questions including sub-questions). Section-IV (25 marks; number of questions shall be decided by DRAC concerned). The question paper-cum-answer book shall contain questions with adequate space provided under each of the test items for candidates to write answer of the question. Applicants securing 50 per cent marks in the PhD Entrance Test conducted by the Department once a year in July called for an interview with the members of the PhD Departmental Research Advisory Committee (DRAC) in the Department. Each of them is required 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 proposed to be undertaken is important and the amount of work they might have already put into it thus far. They are required to bring with them Six copies of the text of their presentation for the members of the PhD RAC in the Department, and take questions on it during the interview. The PhD DRAC takes into account (1) the available vacancies, (2) the available specialisation/s, and (3) the applicant’s research interest as evident in his/her presentation and the research supervisors’ current research interest, to decide finally on (a) the wording and/focus of each of the accepted research topics, and (b) the allocation of a research supervisor to each one of the applicants selected for admission, taking care to adhere to the reservation policy of the Government of Gujarat, to the extent it may be possible. Once admitted, all scholars other than those with an MPhil degree are required to complete one semester of obligatory coursework in Research Methodology.