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Master's of Arts (M.A.)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)

Full form of MA is Master of Arts. Master of Arts is a post-graduation level course which is usually of two years duration. Candidates who possess a graduation degree can only pursue an MA course. MA is a specialised course in which aspirants are offered in-depth knowledge of the discipline they have selected. Candidates can pursue MA as a full time course.

Pandit S.N. Shukla Univeristy offers the choicest courses with a view to blending traditional curriculum with state of the art teaching / learning methodology. These courses are concentrated enquiries into the subject and at the same time lead on to a wide range of possible careers.

Here we will be talking about MA courses. Aspirants can pursue an MA course under various specialisations such as:

Subjects Options

S.N. Course Name Subjects Eligibility Duration
01 M.A. Political Science 10+2+3 4 Semester
02 M.A. Economics 10+2+3 4 Semester
03 M.A. Geography 10+2+3 4 Semester
04 M.A. History 10+2+3 4 Semester
05 M.A. Sociology 10+2+3 4 Semester
  • This program requires the students to opt for One subject
  • Not more than One Subject can be opted from the above category
  • Classes will be held on Shahdol Campus

Department Contact Info

School of Social Science

Pandit S.N. Shukla University
Navalpur, Distt. Shahdol M.P.

(+91)-7223828512
ptsnsuniversity@gmail.com

Dean/HOD

Prof. Taramani Shrivastava

(+91)-9425181125
dr.tarashrivastava@gmail.com

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What is MA Course?

Full form of MA is Master of Arts. Master of Arts is a post-graduation level course which is usually of two years duration. Candidates who possess a graduation degree can only pursue an MA course. MA is a specialised course in which aspirants are offered in-depth knowledge of the discipline they have selected.

Candidates who look to pursue a course in Master of Arts, need to be dedicated and focused towards the subject opted. A masterís course requires greater will power and strength as compared to a bachelorís course as a candidate has will have to do plenty of in-depth research. Aspirants can pursue an MA course under various specialisations.

MA Course Eligibility?

Candidates should have successfully completed their Bachelor's degree (preferably Bachelor of Arts) of a minimum 3 or 4 years duration (10+2+3 or 10+2+4). The Bachelor's degree should be from a university that is recognized by the UGC (University Grants Commission) of India. A minimum of 50% or its equivalent must be secured by the students at graduation level. Students who are in their final year of their Bachelor's degree are also eligible to apply.

Candidates applying for admission in MA course will need to fit the eligibility criteria before applying. Aspirants who are ineligible will be rejected at any time of the admission process and will not be entertained further.

Why Choose MA?

A Master of Arts relies majorly on student-teacher interaction, mentorship, and collaboration.
By doing MA students will have greater knowledge of the subject chosen in Bachelors which will be an added advantage to them.
Studying masters will help students have a better understanding of the subject and encourage critical thinking.
The faculty is often composed of practicing professionals, in addition to Doctoral degrees.
An MA degree would enhance your powers of inquiry, logical thinking, and critical analysis.
It will also improve your ability to apply theoretical knowledge to current issues, and allow you to initiate professionalism.

MA Career and Jobs?

Despite the common belief, there are various jobs that you can apply for after pursuing an MA degree other than becoming a teacher or a professor. The development of India has introduced various jobs for students of arts background in the government as well as private sector.

Although many candidates choose to pursue Ph.D. afterMA degree course, there is a lot of scope for jobs. On successful completion of the programme, one can find jobs in the fields of Public Administration, Economics, History, Public Relations, Psychology etc. depending on which subject they specialise in. Candidates can find employment in educational institutes, public works, tourism department, foreign affairs etc.