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    MA History

    About M.A. History

    Master of Arts in History or M.A History is a two-year postgraduate degree programme which is offered at different Indian Universities for those who had studied History at the undergraduate level and want to pursue a postgraduate degree in the same specialization. 
    In this two-year postgraduate degree programme, students get to know about all those major historical events which took place not only in India but globally. The entire syllabus is taught over a duration of two years and divided across four semesters. 

    M.A History Course Highlights

    The course highlights of M.A History is given in the table below - 

    Level of Programme


    Duration of Programme

    2 Years

    Type of Examination



    Students with a Bachelor’s degree in History from a recognised University

    Average Tuition Fee

    INR 10,000/- to INR 40,000/-

    Average Starting Package

    INR 2.5 LPA to 6.0 LPA

    Job Profiles Suitable

    Research Associate, Lecturer, Historian, Editor etc

    M.A. History Eligibility Criteria

    To be eligible for M.A History programme, the applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in History and must have obtained the degree from a recognised University with a minimum overall aggregate of 50%. Some Universities or Institutions also demand the applicants to be not more than 26 years of age while applying for the M.A History programme.

    M.A History Admission Process

    There are two ways of getting admission into the M.A History programme offered at various institutions/universities - 

    Entrance Test Based - Many universities conduct an entrance exam for admission into the M.A History programme. On the basis of the entrance test scores of the candidates, final admission is granted by these universities/institutions

    Merit-Based - Under this process, the universities/institutions consider the marks secured by the applicants at the qualifying exam level to grant seats in the M.A History programme. This process is also known as direct admission process.

    M.A History Course Fee

    On average, students have to pay something between 10,000 rupees and 40,000 rupees per semester as a course fee for M.A History. However, this amount varies in Government and Private universities. M.A History course fee is significantly less than what is charged in the un-aided or private universities/institutions.

    M.A. History Syllabus

    The table below comprises of the detailed syllabus of M.A History offered in various Indian Universities/Institutions - 



    Ist Year

    • Women in Indian History Or 19th Century India
    • History of Republican China Or History of the Marathas (1600-1707 AD)
    • 20th Century World
    • History of India (till 300 BC)

    IInd Year

    • Dalit Movement under Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar (1920-1956 AD) Or 19th Century Maharashtra
    • World after World War II Or History of the Marathas (1707-1818 AD)
    • Polity in Medieval India
    • State, Society and Culture of India (300-500 BC)

    M.A. History Career Options and Job Prospects

    With a Masters degree in History, the candidates can target one of the following job titles as career options - 

    • Lecturer & Teacher
    • Research Assistant
    • Manager of Historic Sites or National Parks
    • Documentation Specialist
    • Historian
    • Editor
    • Library Systems Analyst

    FAQs about M.A. History

    What are the top colleges offering M.A. History courses ?

    Following are some of the top colleges offering Arts and Humanities courses : Presidency College (Berhampur) , Shri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi) , Loyola College (Chennai) , K. J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce (Mumbai) , Kishinchand Chellaram Law College (Mumbai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer M.A. History or not.

    I want admission in M.A. History. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

    Acharya Nagarjuna University Post Graduate Common Entrance Test , TATA Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test , Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test , Banasthali University Aptitude Test , Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in M.A. History courses.

    What is the average fee for the course M.A. History ?

    The average fee for M.A. History is INR 10000 per year.

    What are the popular specializations related to M.A. History ?

    Some of the popular specializations for M.A. (Master of Arts) are : International Law , Peace Studies , Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration , Population Studies , Enterpreneurship Skill.

    What is the duration of the course M.A. History ?

    M.A. History is a 2 year course.
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    Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

    Dear student, the official website of Government Arts College Karur does not contain any detailed information regarding whether or not the MA admission process for the academic year 2021-22 has started. You can get in touch with the college officials for more detailed information through the contact details mentioned below - 

    Office Ph. 91 - 4324 - 257534

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    There are several other reputed MA institutions that have started the admission process for the current academic year and you can easily apply in any of them through our Common Application Form right now. These institutions are world-class institutions and are currently in the final phase of the admission application process. Apply now through our application form for a secured seat in your desired MA specialization. For more details, call 18005729877!

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    Navneet, Student / Alumni

    In order to pursue a career in English Literature, you should go with MA in English. There are many universities that offer MA in English. Being a part of LPU, I can share Information regarding this course in LPU. The program in MA English focuses on literary analysis and criticism of English literature with an intellectual journey through poetry, theatre and fiction. The programme also trains students in creative and journalistic writing. Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam) Pass with 50%aggregate marksin Bachelor’s degree (any discipline) or equivalent. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COURSE Requisites & Conditions for International Exposure Option · Separate fee for study tourwill be charged and informed at the time of giving the option. The study tour may include the provision of travel, boarding, lodging and vegetarian meal as per stipulated itinerary; and any other expenses for undertaking the tour shall be borne by the student himself. · In certain eventualities beyond the control of the country, tour may be shifted to other country such as Canada/Australia. · If student is not able to get Visa or fulfill any formality by the prescribed date for the purpose of visiting and staying in the host country, as decided by the University for international exposure or could not undertake the tour due to any other reason including Family/health problem,then he will not be entitled to claim any other option or refund or compensation in any manner whatsoever. · Student shall pay the fee and other charges payable to the University for the remaining duration of the programme before going fort our abroad.

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