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M.A Marathi: Course Details, Admission, Fees, Eligibility, Syllabus, Jobs & Salary

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 25 Mar, 2022
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
4 K-80 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
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About MA Marathi

MA Marathi is a 2 years long postgraduate level course that primarily talks about literature, philosophy & linguistics of the Marathi language. After the completion of the course, students become fluent in the areas of Marathi drama, poetry, history, fiction, literary criticism and other branches of the language. 

MA Marathi falls under the umbrella of an ‘MA’ degree. Marathi is an ‘Indo-Aryan’ language that is predominantly spoken by Marathi people residing or hailing from the Indian State, Maharashtra. Due to the constant requirement of experts in the regional language, MA Marathi has a huge demand in the market and mastering a local language adds to an extra skill. The course enables students to establish a career in numerous popular job profiles like Teachers, Translators, Marathi Interpreters, Typists, Online Transcripts etc.

MA Marathi Highlights

Check out the key highlights of MA Marathi below:

Course Name

MA Marathi


Master of Arts (Marathi)

Course Level

PG level

Course Duration

2 Years

Exam Type


Average Course Fees (Annual)

INR 4,000 - INR 80,000

Minimum Qualification Required

B.A. Marathi

Minimum Aggregate

At Least 50% (varies from college to college)

Selection Process

Merit or entrance exam based

Job Profiles

Journalist, Professor/Lecturer, Content Writer, Copywriter, Translator, Editor, Marathi Coordinator etc.

Average Base Salary (Annual)

INR 2,00,000- INR 6,00,000

MA Marathi Eligibility Criteria

Check out the basic eligibility criteria of MA Marathi below:

  • Candidates should possess a BA in Marathi degree from a recognized university or educational institute.
  • The minimum aggregate requirement is different in each college. However, it is usually around 50% for unreserved category candidates and around 45% for reserved category (SC/ ST/ OBC) candidates.
  • A few colleges also accept diploma or certification courses in Marathi to grant admission in MA Marathi.
  • Most of the universities or colleges have not set a defined age limit for MA Marathi admission.

MA Marathi Admission Process

The admission process of MA Marathi differs from college to college. Some educational institutes provide admission directly based on merit while others conduct an entrance test to grant admission to the candidates.

MA Marathi Entrance Exams

Check out some of the crucial entrance exams for MA Marathi below:


Conducting Body

Banaras Hindu University Postgraduate Entrance Test (BHU PET)

Banaras Hindu University

Osmania University Common Entrance Test (OUCET)

Osmania University

Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET)

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination (JNUEE)

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Top MA Marathi Colleges in India

Enlisted underneath are the top MA Marathi colleges in India:

Top Colleges


Fergusson College

Pune, Maharashtra

MES Abasaheb Garware College

Pune, Maharashtra

Vinayakrao Patil Mahavidhyalaya

Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Adarsh Art & Commerce College

Kongaon, Maharashtra

Ramkrishna Paramhansa Mahavidhyalaya

Osmanabad, Maharashtra

Pratishthan Mahavidhyalaya

Aurangabad, Maharashtra

RK Talreja College

Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra

Vidyawardhini Sabha’s Arts, Commerce & Science College

Dhule, Maharashtra

MA Marathi Syllabus

Captured below are a few important topics that are a part of the MA Marathi Syllabus:

1st Year

Modern Literature

Folk Literature and Folk art

Western Poetics

Modern Marathi Literature

Linguistic Study of Marathi

Study of Marathi Folk literature

Medieval Marathi Prose and Poetry

Some Modernisms in Marathi literature

2nd Year

History and trends in Modern Marathi literature

Marathi Grammar, Prosody and Trope

Cultural Background of Marathi Literature

Principles of Literary Criticism and Marathi Criticism

Extensive Study of selective Literature

Literature and other Social Sciences

South India outside Maharashtra: Cultural & Literature

MA Marathi Career Options & Job Prospects

After completing MA Marathi candidates can look up jobs in public as well as private sectors for exploration and advanced research. Various non government & government schools, teaching sectors, journalism, content making, translation, advertising and other areas provide employment opportunities to candidates with the MA Marathi degree.

An individual can earn around an average of Rs. 2,00,000 to Rs. 6,00,000 after the course. The salary extracted by candidates completely depends on the skills, knowledge, experience & aptitude of the individual. It also depends on the employer offering the job.

Some of the most popular job profiles that students can consider after MA Marathi are given below:

Job Profile

Average Salary (Annual)

TranslatorContent Writer in Marathi

Rs. 2,00,980

Associate Professor/ Lecturer

Rs. 3,67,000

Marathi Coordinator

Rs. 2,61,669

Journalist/ Editor

Rs. 5,60,500

Note: The figures mentioned above vary from individual to individual. They keep increasing with time and experience.

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