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There are many career-oriented courses, that can make your career better after the completion of the course. Here in this article, I am sharing with you the complete details about my Career after pursuing the master of arts. We will get to know the required eligibility criteria that are mandatory to have for admission in this course and complete the admission process of the Colleges etc. To get complete info, check the article below:

This Course is widely offered by various universities, colleges and institutes. One has an option to join the private colleges as well as the Government college etc. The Government colleges are usually known for demanding less fees for the same course as compared to the Private colleges. Well, Let’s see the complete details about this related to the Fees, Top colleges for Admission, Job Opportunities after the completion of the course.

Master of Arts (MA) Course Details:

The Master of arts is a post-graduation course. The course duration is 2 years. This is a full-time course, One also has an option of Distance Learning, Correspondence etc After the completion of the course, One will be awarded a Master’s degree in arts. In order to pursue this course, One must have Graduation. Well, It is not required to have to Bachelor of arts or Graduation in this particular stream. One just needs to have done graduation in any stream to be eligible to apply for admission in this course. To pursue the course, One also need to have the following skills.

  • Good communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Management skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Goal-oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Intellectually curious
  • Inquisitive
  • Organisation skills
  • Interpersonal skills etc

Master of Arts

A Candidate can be a master in any particular stream. There are many subjects available that one can choose to get master in that particular. Here are the following subjects available.

  • MA Language (English, French, German, Hindi, Spanish, Chinese/ Mandarin, Greek, Japanese and Latin)
  • MA Economics
  • MA Political Science
  • MA History
  • MA Psychology
  • MA Communication Studies
  • MA Philosophy
  • MA Archaeology
  • MA Sociology
  • MA Religious Studies
  • MA Geography
  • MA Literature
  • MA Library & Information Science
  • MA Linguistics
  • MA Teaching Education
  • MA International Relations etc

The specialization in any subjects shows that have keen knowledge about that subjects and it would be very helpful for you to make a career as Master of Arts. Now let’s see the complete details about the eligibility criteria that is mandatory to have to apply for the Master of Arts (Post Graduation Course).

Eligibility Criteria for Master of Arts:

There is nothing much that is asked in the eligibility criteria section. Here are some common criteria that are required are the following:

  • One must have Passed Graduation in any stream from any Government recognized Institute, University or College etc.
  • One must have scored a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Well, the marks criteria are not the same for all colleges. It is usually demanded by the colleges. For admission in the reputed colleges, there may be marks criteria.
  • There is no age barrier has been mentioned anywhere, all age group candidates are allowed for admission. But Make sure that your age should be as per the Indian Education Standard that has been set for the Master’s degree programs.

This is the complete eligibility criteria requirement. Now let’s see the details about the admission process of the private colleges, Semi-Government colleges and Government colleges etc.

Admission Process in MA:

Admission to the Master’s degree course is usually done through the Entrance examination. There are some national-level examinations as well as the State Level Entrance Exam for admission in the Master’s degree Courses. Here is the following entrance exam:

  • MA Entrance Exams
  • TISSNET
  • IPU CET
  • PU CET
  • CUCET
  • TUEE
  • MGU CAT
  • AUCET
  • ITM NEST
  • JNUEE
  • CPGET (OUCET) etc

The admission is not the same for all colleges, There are also some colleges that enrol the candidates for admission on the basis of the marks scored in the graduation degree. Some colleges even offer direct admission in the course or through the Interview or Oral examination etc. The criteria and process of admission can be different as per the college.

But, To get admission to any reputed college, It is mandatory to clear the Entrance Exam and will be granted admission on the basis of the marks in the entrance examination. Now let’s see the complete details about the Syllabus of the Masters of Arts after that we will see the Career as Master of Arts.

Syllabus of MA:

There are many streams (Subjects) in the Masters of Arts. The Syllabus for each subject is different. Here is the Major topics of every subject that will be covered in the Master of Arts.

Master of Arts SpecializationSubjects and Topics Included
MA in EnglishBritish LiteratureAmerican Literature
African LiteratureIndian Writings in Literature
Literary TheoryCommonwealth Literature
MA in HindiHistory of Hindi Literature- Ancient & MedievalNovel and Short Story
Hindi Poetry and ProsesAncient Hindi Poetry
Origin of Hindi LanguageHindi Drama
MA in HistoryAncient History and its TheoryPractice of History
Polity in Medieval IndiaHistory of Marathas
Indian IndependenceHistory of Women In Indian Independence
MA in PhilosophyClassical PhilosophiesIndian Philosophy
Greek PhilosophyModern Western Philosophy
Philosophical LogicAnalytical Philosophy
Philosophy of LanguagePhilosophy of History
Philosophy of ReligionPhilosophy of Science
Ma in Political ScienceAdministrative TheoryPolitics in India
Themes in World PoliticsDebates in Political Theory
Ethics and PoliticsIndian Strategic Thought
International SecurityIndian and the World
MA in International RelationsIntroduction of International RelationsInternational Organization
Conflict ResolutionUS Foreign Policy
Political Theory, Concepts, and PerspectivesGovernment and Politics of South Asia
MA in SociologySociological TheoriesSociology of India
Methods of Sociological ResearchPopulations and Society
Gender and SocietyAgrarian Structure
Sociology of OrganizationsSociology of Media
MA in EducationEducational PsychologyGuidance & Counselling
Educational Administration & ManagementEducational Measurement & Evaluation
Educational TechnologyLife-Long Education
MA in Fine ArtsHistory of Fine Arts in IndiaHistory of Indian Painting
Drawing & PaintingHistory of Indian Architecture
MA in Gender StudiesIntroduction to Gender StudiesFeminist Movement
Feminist TheoriesGender and Economy
Gender, Environment and LivelihoodGender Analysis
Gender. Polity and GovernanceGender Mainstreaming

Top Colleges for MA (Master of Arts):

There are many colleges for the Master of Arts. Some colleges are best for some particular subjects. Here I am sharing with you the some best colleges for Master of arts that are best as per the performance and annual ranking etc. I am not promoting any college here. The names have been shared here as per their performance.

  • Lady Sriram College for Women
  • Miranda House College
  • Hindu College
  • Hansraj College
  • Mithibai College of Arts
  • Kishinchand Chellaram College
  • Mumbai University
  • PTVA’s Sathaye College
  • Tata Institute of Social Science
  • Calcutta University
  • Jadavpur University
  • Presidency University
  • Rabindra Bharati University
  • Adamas University
  • Kalyani University
  • Christ University
  • Kristu Jayanti College
  • Jain University
  • Jyoti Nivas College
  • Fergusson College
  • Mira’s College for Girls
  • Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce
  • Abeda Inamdar Senior College etc

Now let’s see the Career as a Master of Arts career growth, job Opportunities, Types of jobs available and scope of this course etc. Check the information below;

Career as Master of Arts:

The career is always better after pursuing a master’s degree in any stream Either it Science Stream, the Commerce Stream of Arts Stream etc. One will always get better opportunities after the master degree. The master degree has its own values and it shows you seniority in that particular field. After the completion of the course, One has an option to work in the government sector as well as in the private sector etc. After the course, one can work as:

Job PositionSalary per Annum
Social WorkerINR 2.90 LPA
Content WriterINR 2.87 LPA
JournalistINR 3.46 LPA
Newspaper ColumnistINR 4.91 LPA
PhotographerINR 3.87 LPA
Administrative OfficerINR 4.12 LPA
Subject Matter ExpertINR 4.27 LPA
Sales AssociateINR 2.52 LPA
HistorianINR 5.04 LPA
PsychologistINR 3.96 LPA
TranslatorINR 4.02 LPA
EconomistINR 8.10 LPA
Radio JockeyINR 3 LPA
Video JockeyINR 3 LPA
Author/WriterINR 4.21 LPA
School TeacherINR 3.01 LPA
Assistant ProfessorINR 4 LPA

The Career after the Master of arts is better, One has lots of opportunities in the government as well as in the private field. o get government jobs, One will need to clear the competitive examinations. The recruiting in the private companies or firms etc are usually done through the Interview or Oral Examination. For all this, Join better college and get proper education.

FAQs For Master Of Arts

No, B.Ed is mandatory. The MA would only add value and Knowledge.

This is basically a combination of Bachelor of arts and Master of arts. The duration of the course would be somewhere between 4 to 5 years.

Both are better, It completely depends on your interest. If you are interested in business, then go for MBA or go for the MA course. Both has better career options after the completion of the course.


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