The Department of English offers a two-year masters course comprising 12 compulsory courses and four optional courses.
As per this year’s eligibility criteria for admisison to the course, a candidate must score 60% marks or above in BA English (hons) from the University of Delhi in the general category/OBC.
It should be noted that securing 60% (or above) in BA hons from University of Delhi does not automatically ensure admission or the availability of the campus of your choice. Direct admission will be on the basis of a separate merit list and will be subject to the availability of seats. Therefore, all candidates seeking direct admission are also advised to appear for the entrance test. A candidate who secures direct admission will not be considered for admission through entrance test (even if her name appears in the merit list prepared on the basis of the performance in the entrance test).
Notwithstanding the above, a student who is shortlisted for both direct admission and admission through entrance test will be allowed to exercise his/her choice in case such a choice enables her to get the campus of her preference.
In case seats remain vacant, in the 50% seats set aside for direct admission, such seats will be available to the same category (i.e. general, SC, ST, and OBC) based on the performance in the entrance test. SC/ST candidates get 5% relaxation in the marks of the qualifying exam.
Admission without entrance test:
BA (hons) exam in English from DU Marks needed 60% marks or above from 2009 onwards for general category/OBC; 55% and above in the BA English (hons) DU from 2009 onwards for SC/ST/PH
Admission with entrance test:
45% and above in BA English (hons) of DU or 50% and above in aggregate of a bachelors degree from a recognised Indian varsity and 40% and above in the entrance test by the Department for General Category Candidates; 30% or more for the OBCs