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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Assamese is a 2 years’ graduate degree program, the minimum eligibility is bachelor degree in relevant subject from a recognized college or institutes.

Assamese is the study and investigation of literature, linguistics and philosophy of the Assamese language. Subjects normally examined under this degree are Poetry, Drama, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Literary History and so forth.

For admission in M.A. Assamese is depends on the basis of candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, and ensuing round of counselling.

Some of the top colleges and institutes which provide admission to (M.A.) in Assamese are as follows:

  • Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
  • Gauhati University, Guwahati
  • Bimala Prasad Chaliha College, Nagaon
  • Bikali College, Goalpara
  • Chandra Kamal Bezbaruah College, Jorhat

These candidates are suitable for working as a teacher in colleges and institutes offering Assamese courses. These candidates can also work in government colleges or institutes as a translator, interpreter and content writer. They can begin their own tuition classes for Assamese and can work as a freelancer.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 1,000 to 2 lacs, for a span of 2 years. Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Consultant, Teacher, Customer Service Associate, Personnel Manager, Economist, Sociologist, Political Scientist, Relation Executive, Sales Coordinator, Interpreter (from one language to other), Content Writer - Editor, Actor, Translator, Part Time Trainer –Assamese, Assistant Professor - Assamese Journalism, Data Entry Operator, Tele-caller etc.

Top Colleges for Master of Arts [MA] (Assamese)

  • Master of Arts [MA] (Assamese) in Assam
  • MA in Delhi-NCR
  • MA in Maharashtra
  • MA in Chennai
  • MA in Uttar Pradesh
  • MA in Telangana

M.A. in Assamese: Course Highlights

Given below are some of the main highlights of the course.

Course LevelPost Graduate
Duration of the Course2 years
Examination TypeSemester and Annual
EligibilityB.A. in Assamese
Admission ProcessEntrance exam and Merit Based
Average Course FeeINR 1000 to 2 lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 lacs to 8 lacs
Top Recruiting CompaniesHCL, IBM, TATA Consultancy, Adobe, HP, Lenovo, News Corporation of Rupert Murdoch, Disney Entertainment, Warner Brothers, CNBC, Guardian Group, BBC, ABC, AIR, etc.
Top Job AreasAcademic Institutes, Journals, News Agencies, Photography Companies, Printing Companies, Private organization Advertising Agencies, TV Channels, Translation and other language services, Tourism etc.
Top Job PositionsConsultant, Teacher, Customer Service Associate, Personnel Manager, Economist, Sociologist, Political Scientist, Relation Executive, Sales Coordinator, Interpreter (from one language to other), Content Writer - Editor, Actor, Translator, Part Time Trainer –Assamese, Assistant Professor - Assamese Journalism, Data Entry Operator, Tele-caller etc.

M.A. in Assamese: What is it all about?

Assamese is the investigation of literature, linguistics and philosophy of the Assamese language. Subjects basically studied under this program are Poetry, Drama, Literary Criticism, Fiction, Literary History etc. M.A. in Assamese is a theoretical course hence candidates can pursue it full time regular and part time course directed by correspondence.

The course begins with basic topics like Introduction to Cultural Studies, Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Comparative Literature, Literary Theory and Criticism etc. History of Assamese Literature (Early and Medieval Period) is additionally included in the course. Then applicants learn about Functional Assamese, Evaluation of Assamese Language, Translation Studies, History of Assamese Literature (Modern Period), etc. The later part of course incorporates Assamese Prose (Early and Modern), Assamese Novel, Assamese Poetry and Assamese Drama and the Stage.

Topics such as Sino-Tibetan Language of North-East India, Sociology of Literature Context of Assamese, Introduction to Phonology and Assamese Phonology, Lexicography: Theory and Practice, Introduction to Morphology and Assamese Morphology etc are some important part of the program.

Candidates who want to learn Assamese, culture and tradition etc. are most suitable for it. Those applicants want to become teacher, instructor, lecturer, professor and translator also can go for this program. Candidates with descent teaching skills and other related abilities also are suitable for the course.

M.A. in Assamese: Top Institutes

Given below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

Dibrugarh UniversityDibrugarhINR 3,680
Gauhati UniversityGuwahatiINR 7,870
Bimala Prasad Chaliha CollegeNagaonINR 840
Bikali CollegeGoalparaINR 2,300
Chandra Kamal Bezbaruah CollegeJorhatINR 2,300
Dimoria CollegeGuwahatiINR 7,000
Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open UniversityGuwahatiINR 8,850
Cotton College State UniversityGuwahatiINR 6,690
Assam UniversityDiphuINR 11,000
Tihu CollegeTihuINR 6,000
Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit And Ancient Studies UniversityHatinamatiINR 5,700

M.A. in Assamese: Eligibility

Candidates should have bachelor degree from recognized college or university with minimum 50% marks is eligible for this program. The bachelor degree must be pursued in Assamese or related subject.

M.A. in Assamese: Admission Process

Admission is provided strictly in order of merit and is administered by the institute’s admission rules. Applicants must get themselves admitted on the very day of interview by making essential payments failing which they will relinquish their claim.

An application form which is not submitted by the last date of admission or is not properly filled-up shall not be entertained. All students seeking admission must appear for interview on the given date in person or through his/her representative. Original Admit Card of the H.S.L.C. Examination for age confirmation.

Following are a few entrance tests that are conducted by some of the Master of Arts in Assamese colleges in India:

  • Dibrugarh University Entrance Exam 2019
  • Gauhati University Entrance Exam 2019
  • Bimala Prasad Chaliha College Entrance Exam 2019
  • Bikali College Entrance Exam 2019
  • Chandra Kamal Bezbaruah College Entrance Exam 2019

 M.A. in Assamese: Syllabus and Course Description

A year- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

Semester ISemester II
History of Early and Medieval Assamese LiteratureHistory of Modern Assamese Literature
Assamese PoetryAssamese Drama
Cultural History of AssamAssamese Prose
History of Literary Criticism (East and West)Twentieth Century Literary Theory / Movements and Assamese Literature
General Linguistics and History of LinguisticsHistory of Sanskrit Literature
Semester IIISemester IV
Assamese NovelAssamese Short Story
Script and Textual CriticismBhakti Literature
Cultural History of North-EastLinguistics and Related Fields
Introduction to Western Literature in English TranslationSpecial Author
Introduction to Phonology and Assamese PhonologyIntroduction to Morphology and Assamese Morphology
Comparative Indian LiteratureClassical Sanskrit Literature
Pali-Prakrit-Apabhramsa Text and Comparative Grammar of Indo-Aryan Languages.Tibeto-Burman Languages and Linguistics
 -Introduction to Translation Studies
 -Dialectology and Dialects of Assamese Language

M.A. in Assamese: Career Prospects

There is a huge job offer available for graduates in this field, for instance candidates can become a translator teacher or a freelancer as well. For conferring a program in the Assamese language, the educational institutions mostly look for professionals in this field.

Decision for taking private tuition classes is also accessible. There are different sorts of jobs accessible for translator, interpreters, such as consecutive interpreter, general interpreter and liaison interpreter.

Freelancing is the modern trend in the field of language. Freelancers join research firms, publishing houses, translation bureaus, embassies, international organizations, hotel industry, travel and tourism sector etc.

TeacherTeacher influences lessons, to teach and guide students about the course.INR 301,462
ProfessorProfessor educates courses in their branch of learning. They regularly appreciate and enjoy reading and research, and can disclose extreme ideas to candidates.INR 913,657
SociologistThey focus on human culture and social conduct through inspecting the groups and social establishments that people form, and also different social, political, religious, and business associations.INR 527,113
Political scientistPolitical scientists examine the starting, beginning, advancement, and operation of political structures. They look at political thoughts and inspect governments, courses of action, approaches, political examples, and related issues.INR 320,333
TranslatorTranslator is responsible to convert words from source language to another language.INR 280,000

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