Frequently Asked Questions | Department of English

Frequently Asked Questions

The M.A. English program at SNU has several features that make it unique in the country. 

1. We take in only 10 students annually. This results in a very good student-teacher ratio, and it enables us to work with several unconventional pedagogical modes. These include seminar-based courses and the possibility of training students to write in workshop-like conditions. 

2. Since every student has to work as a teaching or research assistant, he or she gains valuable early experience in these areas.

3. Every student gets a monthly teaching or research assistantship of Rs 12,000 for ten months. This substantially defrays the cost of the student's education.

Every M.A. student gets a monthly teaching or research assistantship of Rs 12,000 for ten months. This substantially defrays the cost of the student's education.

Yes. The Department of English welcomes applicants from all disciplines to its M.A. program. To faciliate this, the admission test to the program is designed to evaluate critical/interpretive aptitude rather than core disciplinary knowledge acquired at the Bachelor's level.