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Master of Arts


Master of Arts degree is a postgraduate degree and is also called as MA, M.A or AM. Students choosing a MA degree are intrested in humanities, reasoning, expressive arts or sociologies. A Master of Arts degree gives general learning in a particular train, zone of expert investigation or interdisciplinary field.

After an MA degree, the postgraduate student can find employement as a teacher or professor in various schools, colleges and universities across India and abroad. Master of Arts can also be pursued by Distance Education.

Courses & Eligibility

For Master of Arts (M.A.) course, a candidate must not be from any particular stream. The following educational eligibilities are required:

  • 12th passed with not less than 50% marks from a Recognized Board
  • Candidates passed 10+2 from any stream are eligible to apply for this course
  • Candidate with Bachelor Degree in similar course can opt for this course

Course Curriculum

The syllabus of the course of M.A. may differ from college to college, but the structure is same. A definite syllabus of the same is as per the following:

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Career Prospect

After pursuing MA degree, one can go for jobs in:

  • Consultancies
  • Educational institutes
  • Industrial Houses
  • Law firms
  • Management
  • News and Media

Master of Arts job types:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Organizer

Pay & Remuneration

Employees with a Master of Arts (MA) Degree, the average minimum salary ranges by position of job and their experience and also the company and condition of the company.

Salary of a MA Graduate may be Rs. 15,000 - Rs. 25,000 per month for a fresher. It may increase with working experience and eligibility of employee.

Famous Personalities

Some of the famous personalities in the field of MA (Master of Arts) are as follows:

  • Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 - 1400)
  • Charles Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870)
  • William Blake (28 November 1757 - 12 August 1827)
  • John Donne (22 January 1572 - 31 March 1631)
  • François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 - 30 May 1778)
  • Adam Smith (16 June 1723 - 17 July 1790)
  • Rene Descrates (31 March 1596 - 11 February 1650)
  • Friedrich Nietzsche (15 October 1844 - 25 August 1900)
  • Albert Camus (7 November 1913 - 4 January 1960)
  • Blaise Pascal (19 June 1623 - 19 August 1662)
  • John Maynard Keynes (5 June 1883 - 21 April 1946)
  • David Ricardo (18 April 1772 - 11 September 1823)
  • Paul Krugman ( 28 February 1953)
  • Eratosthenes (276 BC - 194 BC)
  • Alexander von Humboldt (14 September 1769 - 6 May 1859)
  • Carl Ritter (7 August 1779 - 28 September 1859)

Top Colleges in India

There are various colleges available for the course of MA across India. Some of the famous and top colleges are as follows:

Lady Shri Ram College for Women
Jawaharlal Nehru University
St. Stephen's College
Miranda House
Loyola College
Stella Maris College
St.Xavier's College
St.Xavier's College
Presidency College
Christ College
Fergusson College,

Other Details

Advance Courses after MA:

  • Ph.D.
  • M.Phil.

More Information

Master of Arts specializations:

  • MA in Education
  • MA in English
  • MA in Rural Development
  • MA in History
  • MA in Philosophy
  • MA in Hindi
  • MA in Mathematics
  • MA in Economics
  • MA in Geography

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