IGNOU MA English Syllabus, Assignments, Exam Schedule & More

IGNOU MA English Syllabus, Assignments, Exam Schedule & More

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Are you a student of IGNOU MA English Literature course? If yes, then you’re at the right place. We bring you detailed content on IGNOU MA English course from syllabus, assignments to all other important information in this article.

IGNOU MA English course is one of the best master’s courses at IGNOU that offer anyone to enter English Literature, Language, Media and Writing industry through this course. Notably, the MA English Literature course is quite detailed and competitive.

Therefore, if you do it well and acquire skills in English writing and gain in-depth knowledge of literature then you could easily find a high paying job in writing and media industry in India.

Nevertheless, there are students who pursue this course only to complete their masters. But still, it holds a lot of value in terms of further education and/or pursuing a career afterward.

So, if you want to ace MA English Literature course and secure good score in it then you will need all important information related to syllabus, assignments, exam schedules and lot more things.

Hence, to make it easier for you and help you get everything at one place. We bring you this article that contains everything you will need related to your IGNOU MA English course.

IGNOU MA English Helpbooks

Solved Assignments MA English

IGNOU MA English Solved Previous Years Question Papers Important Exam Notes

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IGNOU MA English Literature Course – Introduction

MA English Literature course important details:

Minimum duration: 2 years

Maximum duration: 5 years

Eligibility Criteria: Any bachelor’s degree from a UGC recognized University

Total Fee: Rs. 9,000/-

IGNOU MA English Literature Syllabus

MA English at IGNOU consists of 64 credit programme that has five compulsory modules and three extra optional modules. Each module is worth 8 credits. Following is the structure of MA English course:

MA English 1st Year

MEG 01 – British Poetry

MEG 02 – British Drama

MEG 03 – British Novel

MEG 04 – Aspects of Language

MA English 2nd Year

MEG 05 – Literary Theory and Criticism

MEG 06 – American Literature

MEG 07 – Indian Writing in English

MEG 08 – New Literatures in English

MEG 09 – Australian Literature

MEG 10 – English Studies in India

MEG 11 – American Novel

MEG 12 – A Survey Course in Twentieth Century Canadian Literature

MEG 14 – Indian Writing in English Translation

Download PDF of IGNOU MA English Literature Syllabus

IGNOU MA English Literature Assignments

The assignments are crucial part of IGNOU MA English course. As it is compulsory to submit assignments within the stipulated time before appearing for the final exams.

Moreover, assignments marks are added to the final marks on your mark sheet. Therefore, it is imperative to properly prepare, research and write your assignments before submitting.

Though, a programme counselor at your study center will be appointed to guide you on this. Nevertheless, they are often not much of help and also not available at study centers.

In that case, students are left to fend for themselves.

But following simple tips to prepare your assignments can help you score better each time. We have few tips for you below:

  1. Research Extensively

There are multiple of online resources available for English literature. You can use these resources to enhance the quality of your content in assignments.

Free Resources for English Literature

  1. Make sure there are no grammatical mistakes

Often students make a lot of grammatical mistakes in their assignments. Sometimes the mistakes are so much silly that they lose essential marks. Therefore, students should check their assignments for grammatical mistakes and remove them in time. You can use online grammar checking tools such as Grammarly or Ginger Software.

  1. Use referencing

Though it is not compulsory. But using proper referencing adds twofold value to your assignment content. You could use Harvard Referencing system in your assignment as it is the most popular referencing system and commonly used in India.

  1. Structure your assignment

Structure your assignment using headings and subheadings, bullet and numbered points, short paras and sentences, diagrams, pictures, and use proper punctuations. This way you increase the quality and presentation of your assignment.

  1. Try making it engaging

Engagement is the key as it will ensure that the checker will read your assignment and give you high marks. You could use a tool such as Hemmingway App to increase the readability score of your assignment.

Following is provided the assignment links for 2018-2020:

IGNOU MA English Assignments for July 2018 and January 2019 sessions:

MEG 01 to MEG 04

MEG 05

MEG 06

MEG 07

MEG 08

MEG 09

MEG 10

MEG 11

MEG 12

MEG 14

MEG 15

MEG 16

Download all MEG assignments from 2009 to 2019 here.

IGNOU MA English Helpbooks

Solved Assignments MA English

IGNOU MA English Solved Previous Years Question Papers Important Exam Notes

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Download PDFs of Complete MA English IGNOU Study Material

MEG 01: British Poetry Download Study Material PDF
01 Poetry and Medieval Poet Chaucer
02 Study of Spenser
03 Metaphysical Poets
04 Milton
05 Neoclassical Poets
06 Romantic Poets – 1
07 Romantic Poets – 2
08 Victorian Poets
09 Modernist Poets
10 Modernist and Postmodernist Poets
MEG 02: British Drama Download Study Material PDF
01 Doctor Faustus
02 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
03 Hamlet
04 The Alchemist
05 The Playboy of the Western World
06 Pygmalion
07 Murder in the Cathedral
08 Look Back in Anger
09 Waiting for Godot
MEG 03: British Novel Download Study Material PDF
01 Tom Jones
02 Pride and Prejudice
03 Wuthering Heights
04 Great Expectations
05 Middlemarch
06 Heart of Darkness
07 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
08 A Passage to India
09 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
MEG 04: Aspects of Language Download Study Material PDF
01 Introduction to Language
02 History of English
03 Phonetics – I
04 Phonetics – II
05 Morphology
06 Syntax
07 Language – I
08 Language – II
09 The Spread of English Language
10 Stylistics
MEG 05: Literary Criticism and Theory Download Study Material PDF
01 Literary Theory and Criticism Introduction
02 Classical 
03 Romantic
04 New Criticism
05 Marxist Literature
06 Feminism
07 Deconstruction
08 Contemporary
MEG 06: American Literature Download Study Material PDF
01 Introduction
02 Fiction – I
03 Fiction – II
04 Prose 
05 Poetry – I
06 Poetry – II
07 Short Stories
08 Drama
09 The Bluest Eye
MEG 07: Indian Literature Download Study Material Online PDF
01 Non-Fiction Prose
02 Untouchable
03 Kanthapura
04 Clear Light of Day
05 Midnight’s Children
06 The Short Stories
07 Indian Poetry
08 Tara
MEG 08: New English Literature Download Study Material PDF
01 New English Literature Intro
02 A Gain of Wheat
03 A Dance of Forests
04 Ice Candy Man
05 A House for Mr. Biswas
06 Caribbean Poetry
07 The Solid Mandala
08 The Stone Angel
MEG 09: Australian Literature Download Study Material PDF
01 Introduction
02 19th Century
03 Short Fiction
04 Modern Poetry
05 Voss
06 Contemporary Poetry
07 Remembering Babylon
08 The Removalists
MEG 10: Indian English Studies Download Study Material PDF
01 Introduction 
02 Indian English Writing – Beginning 
03 Indian English Novel
04 Different English Languages 
05 Teaching & Learning English Literature 
06 Canon 
07 Canons in Indian English 
08 Decolonising 
MEG 11: American Novel Download Study Material PDF 
o1 The Last of the Mohicans
02 Sister Carrie
03 The Great Gatsby
04 Light in August
05 Black Spring
06 The Catcher in the Rye
07 Floating Opera
08 A House Made of Dawn
09 The Color Purple
MEG 12: 20th Century Canadian Literature Download Study Material PDF
01 Canadian Writing
02 Canadian Poetry
03 Surfacing
04 The Tin Flute
05 The English Patient
06 The Short Stories
07 The Ecstasy
08 Canadian Criticism

Dowload PDFs of IGNOU MA English Previous Years Question Papers

We have compiled IGNOU MA English (MEG 01 to 14) previous year question papers (from 2008 to 2018) in PDF formats. Visit this link to download all of them >> https://learningskillsindia.com/postgraduate/ignou-ma-english-previous-years-question-papers


Moreover, you can get solved previous year question papers of IGNOU MA English 1st Year (MEG 01 to MEG 04)

Exam Schedule for MA English Literature at IGNOU

The exams are held bi-annually (in June and December) for IGNOU MA English Literature. Students can opt for either June or December exam. However, they need to submit the assignment for the respective subject before applying for the exam.


MA English IGNOU Contact Information

Address: IGNOU Residential Campus Road, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068

Phone: 011 29535438


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Solved Assignments MA English

IGNOU MA English Solved Previous Years Question Papers Important Exam Notes

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  • Sir , when will the classes start?

    Amar singh Reply
  • When will the classes start??

    Meenakshi Reply
  • Sir can I pursue B.Ed from Lucknow university and ma English from ignou at the same time? i am a sincere student. Please help

    Akshaya Singh Reply
  • Pls let me know last date of submission of assignment meg

    Annu Reply
    • For june session exam assignment submission date is 31st March and December session exam asdignmnet submission date is 30th September.

      Fathima Reply
  • Sir, pls tell me last date of submission of assignment

    Mamta Reply
    • You have missed June’s exam deadline. However, December’s that will be updated soon.

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  • Am confused what to study. Can some one tell me, for 1st sem paper which are all the books i need to study

    Manohara Reply
    • There are guidebooks available in the market including online notes. However, it is recommended you should also read your actual text apart from Guidebooks and MA English IGNOU Notes.

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  • This is very helpful for me

    Taruna Reply
  • Sir please tell me the MA 1st yr exam routine session -June 2018

    Ashish Barman Reply
  • Sir please tell.me when will the exams start??

    Rakshitha Reply
  • Sir Mene last year June me MPS 1st year ka exam diya tha 1 exam clear nhi hua iss year January 2018 me me Mene 2 nd year ka re-registration ka form fill Kiya fee submit ki aur ab assignment nd exam fee bhi submit kr di but hall ticket me sirf last year ka MPS 2 exam hi show kr rha h toh Mai Abhi 2nd year ka exam nhi de skti aur meri fee and re-registration kya vo cancel ho gya pls jaldi rpl kre.

    Sonia Reply
    • Talk to your study center head for help on this.

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  • Good morning sir,I want to ask about admission in MA English is still going on what is the last date of submission of form

    Simran Sachdeva Reply
  • Sir please tell me, in which month you admit the students.

  • which is better Ma English from Du or Ignou

    krithika Reply
  • I am staying in Porbandar. May I get the details of MA english course held at my nrearest study centere of IGNOU. Please

    Sudhamani RP Nambiar Reply
  • Sir mene isi june me ba last year k exm diye h to kya sir me ma me admission le sakti hun please tell me

    Sonia Reply
  • Kya Ap Hme study meterial doge

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  • sir when will the classes start??

    anju Reply
  • When will the classes start for M.a session 2018

    Arpita mitra Reply
    • You will get the SMS update from IGNOU or contact your regional center.

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  • In second year how many papers can we opt

    Uma Gupta Reply
  • Sir, when will the M.A classes start??

    Krithika Ganesh Reply
  • Sir, may I know how many percentage comes in English in Ignou

    Nidhi Goswami Reply
  • Dear Sir , I have applied for MA English online, after ok for submission of papers, I deposited the fee, kindly confirm my admission for above course.

    Shyamkant Deshpande Reply
  • Sir when will the course start

    Archana sangani Reply
  • Please assist regarding the start of the classes at study centre and the dispatch of the study materials

    Kthakkar Reply
    • Contact your regional center!

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  • I had applied in january admission for MEG 2018. When do i have exams?

    Palak Reply
    • Check your admit card or login to IGNOU site or you could contact your regional center.

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  • I want study material

    Mamta Dadlani Reply
  • Where will i get my study material

    Soni kumari Reply
    • Visit your regional center with your roll no.

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  • May i do M.A in english.lam a student of Allahabad agricultural university allhabad

    Nandi Krishna naik Reply
    • Only if you’re interested in English Literature, then sure you can do it.

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  • Please let me know what are the assignments of July 2018 session.

    Saheli Reply
  • I have been an MA english student at IGNOU and I must say that the study material of IGNOU is excellent,

    Vasudha Khandelwal Reply
  • Sir if later I want to work abroad, will this degree hold value

    Lopamudra Ghosh Reply
    • It will depend upon the university you’re applying, however, in most cases, it will be a valid degree.

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  • Sir, When will I get my study materials

    Biyamol Thomas Reply
    • Contact your regional center for this…

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  • Sir, when will get study materials from university.

    Frasana sini Reply
  • What is the course fees

    Govind kumar Reply
  • Sir i want question papers of june TEE 2018 for MEG 05 , 06 , 09 , 11 . Please if anyone has that share them . Please i will be highly grateful.

    Roop Reply
  • sir /mam I did .B.B.A in 2016 and last year I applied for M.A ( english ) every thing according to admission criteria was clear but they were asking for my graduation which I haven’t recieved it yet . so is it necessary to submit degree or not .please reply

    shalini mukherjee Reply
    • You may need to contact your IGNOU regional center. However, submitting a copy of degree is necessary as we believe.

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  • for 1st year do i have to do assingnment from MEG 1 to 14 or MEG 1 2 3 4 only?

    nehavashishtha Reply
    • You’ve assignments for MEG 1, 2, 3, and 4 only. Check IGNOU official site for more information.

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  • When will the classes of January session begin sir?

    Rekha Reply
    • Contact your regional IGNOU centre!

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  • how will i get that my admission is done

    Shyamal Reply
    • You may check with your regional center or check IGNOU website, and try logging in.

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  • I enrolled myself last January but was unable to pay heed to the course unfortunately due to certain personal reasons. I have re registered and want to know whether I can submit assignments now and take the exams this year. Someone’s contact will be appreciated to clarify my doubts, please.

    Ruchi Reply
    • Yes, you can appear for the exams. But you will need to submit the assignments. Please go to your regional center.

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  • HLO PLEASE help me to choose some scoring subjects from meg6 to meg16

    ra Reply
    • It largely depends upon your interest that you should accordingly choose. As far as we know there’s no subject or MEG, which is more scoring. However, MEG 06, 10, 11, and 14 content is easily available. Rest you may use your wisdom.

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  • Could anybody tell me how tough English is in IGNou? I did my degree in pass Course but I want to take English in Ma,do you think I can handle the subject?

    Sabina Nunisa Reply
    • The syllabus for MA English IGNOU is given above, Moreover, official IGNOU booklets are also given. Just go through them meticulously and see to it, whether you can do it or not? If yes, then you can. The most important thing for scoring in MA English is coverage of complete syllabus and writing skills, so decide accordingly.

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  • Sir is the IGNOU certification valid throughout the world

    Sarah Reply
    • In India, it is, but for the respective country you will have to check with that country’s education regulatory body.

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  • What are the compulsory papers of MEG

    Mon Reply
    • In the first year, all MEGs (MEG 01, 02, 03, and 04) are compulsory. However, in the second year, only one paper is compulsory MEG 05 and rest 3 you’ve to choose.

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  • how many compulsory subjects are in M.A. English in 2nd year

    kanchan Reply
    • MEG 05 is mandatory, and other three optional MEGs you have to choose.

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  • I want to do MA english but I am very confused with the subjects …pls help me sir..

    Mamta Yadav Reply
    • Please clearly state your question, what subjects are you are confused with? In the first year, you have compulsory MEGS that are MEG 01 to 04, and in the final year, you have only MEG 05 as compulsory paper, and rest three you have to choose between MEG 06 to MEG 14.

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  • When ‘ll classes start ???

    Sadhana Amol Shahapurkar Sadh Reply
    • Contact your IGNOU regional center

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  • Do we have to go to the regional centre to collect the textbooks.

    jinny Reply
    • Yes, if you do not collect it from there then they send you through India Post, which usually takes lot of time.

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  • Hi sir could you please let me know when is the induction for MA ( MEG)

    Elisabeth Reply
  • Do I have to submit 2nd year assignment together with 1st year before 1st year exam? And for 2nd year, all meg 05 to 14 are to be done or not for assignment?

    Reliya Reply
    • You can submit for the 2nd year assignment in the next session, you don’t need to submit it together with your 1st year assignment. In the second year of IGNOU MA English you will be required to choose three MEGs between MEG 06 to MEG 14, the MEG 05 is compulsory.Therefore, you will have to submit the assignment for the chosen MEGs in your final year.

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  • I want whole syllabus

    Babita Reply
    • The whole syllabus of IGNOU MA English is given above.

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  • I want to take admission go MA in English can I give sem1 now

    Riya pahuja Reply
    • IGNOU conducts admission twice a year to various courses. You can apply accordingly.

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  • dear sir,
    I have graduated in art in hindi medium.but now I strongly want to do M.A in english honours…
    is there any idea sir..please suggest me…….I hope u will response for it.

    Mithilesh kr mahto Reply
    • You can apply for MA English the eligibility criteria is any graduate from a recognized university in India.

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  • Sir when will the class start from for December attempt?

    Sunita gupta Reply
  • Please let me know when exam start of MA English,,, and from where I get assignment copies

    Priya Reply
    • IGNOU exams have been delayed, you will have to wait for notification on that. Go to this link for assignments: https://webservices.ignou.ac.in/assignments/ and also IGNOU assignment submission date have been extended to 30th May 2020.

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