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M.A. Marathi is a 3-year full-time postgraduate course, the minimum eligibility for which is a Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2 qualification) and a Bachelor’s degree in same or other related disciplines. The course is spread over 2 years and admission to the same is based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test conducted by most of the colleges offering the course, which is then followed by a round of counseling.

  • Fergusson College, Pune
  • University of Mumbai
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • OPJS University

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Teacher/Lecturer/Professor, Associate Professor, Journalist/Editor, Poet or Novel Writer/Article Writer, Marathi Coordinator, Content Writer Marathi and Translator, and so on.

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The average tuition fee charged for M.A. Marathi ranges between INR 5,000 to INR 15,000 for a span of three years and the average annual salary offered in the country to such professionals ranges between INR 2 and 6 lacs which increases with experience and expertise.

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M.A. Marathi: Course Highlights

Some major highlights of the course are tabulated below:

Course LevelPostgraduate
Duration2 years
Examination TypeAnnual
EligibilityHigher Secondary Certificate (10+2 qualification) and a Bachelor’s degree in same or other related disciplines.
Admission ProcessBased on performance in entrance test followed by round of counselling.
Course FeeINR 40,000 to 1 lakh
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 6 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesVarious Teaching, Literature, Translation and other Language Services, Tourism, Print Media, Advertising Companies or agencies, T.V. Channels, etc.
Job PositionsTeacher/Lecturer/Professor, Associate Professor, Journalist/Editor, Poet or Novel Writer/Article Writer, Marathi Coordinator, Content Writer Marathi, Translator and such others.

M.A. Marathi: What is it About?

M.A. Marathi essentially is about the study of literature, linguistics, and philosophy of the Marathi language. Subjects typically studied in this course include Poetry, Drama, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Literary History etc.

The course offers different career options for postgraduates of the field, such as Teacher, Translator, Freelancer, Private Tutor, Interpreters, Consecutive Interpreter, General Interpreter, Liaison Interpreter, etc.

M.A. Marathi: Top Institutes 

Tabulated here are the names and corresponding details of the top institutes offering M.A. Marathi in India.

Name of InstituteCityAverage Fees
Adarsh Mahavidyalaya, OmergaOmergaINR 6,430 
Fergusson CollegePuneINR 4,460
Modern College of Arts Science and CommercePuneINR 4,000 
Vinayakrao Patil MahavidyalayaMaharastraINR 4,030 
Dnyanopasak College of Arts, Commerce and Science MaharastraINR 5,000
Osmania UniversityHyderabadINR 2,230
Dnyanopasak College of Arts, Commerce and ScienceMaharastraINR 9,000 
University of MumbaiMaharastraINR 43,000 
Gulbarga UniversityGulbargaINR 8,000 
Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiINR 1,900 
M.S.University of BarodaBarodaINR 7,000
Mahatma Fuley Arts, Commerce and Sitaramji Choudhary Science CollegeMaharastraINR 8,600 
Mahatma Gandhi MahavidyalayaMaharastraINR 12,800 
Savitribai Phule Pune UniversityPuneINR 5,200 
OPJS UniversityChuru, RajasthanINR 17,600

Eligibility for M.A. Marathi

Candidates willing to apply for the course need to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria listed here:

  • 10+2 or equivalent qualification from a recognized Board/university in any stream with 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).
  • Qualifying examination needs to have been passed with English, Regional Language and any two of History, Geography, Economics, Political Science and Sociology as main subjects.
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M.A. Marathi: Admission Process

Admission to the course is provided to eligible candidates on the basis of performance in a relevant entrance examination, which is conducted either by the concerned institution or at the State or national level. A cut-off score is set for the examination and students clearing that are eligible for the counseling process.

The counseling process comprises two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined, and seats are allotted to qualifying students.

Although, there are some colleges in India that provide admission on the basis of marks scored in last qualifying examination (graduation).

M.A. Marathi: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below:



Modern Marathi LiteratureMedieval Marathi Prose and Poetry.
Study of Literature GenreLinguistic Study of Marathi
Modern trends in Marathi LiteratureSome Modernisms in Marathi literature.
Folk Literature and Folk artStudy of Marathi Folk literature.
Modern LiteratureWestern Poetics



History and trends in Modern Marathi literature.Principles of Literary Criticism and Marathi Criticism.
Extensive Study of selective literature.Marathi Grammar, Prosody and Trope.
Cultural Background of Marathi literature.Extensive Study of selective literature.
Aesthetics.South India outside Maharashtra: Cultural & Literature.
-Literature and other Social Sciences.

M.A. Marathi: Career Prospects

There is a huge demand for skilled teachers and Translators in the Marathi Language

Translators also work in fields such as scientific literacy, technical or business. Freelancers join research firms, translation bureaus, publishing houses, international organizations, hotel industry, travel and tourism sector, etc.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
Teacher/Lecturer/ProfessorTeachers create and teach lesson plans to the class, track student progress, assess academic progress, and create tests, reinforce classroom rules, and work with the school administration.1,95,493
Associate Professor - Special MarathiAssociate Professors teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, particularly in the area of literacy; advise students and serve on various university, college, and division committees, besides assuming other related assignments.3,67,000
Journalist/EditorThe core purpose of a Journalist is to research, document, write, and present news in an honest, ethical, and unbiased way.5,60,500
Poet Or Novel Writer/Article WriterThey work either as freelancer/individual writers or write for other reputed writers/ newspapers/magazines.4,55,286
Marathi CoordinatorA Marathi Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the Marathi curriculum. Also, they develop programs for school, Marathi activities, community services, or other such areas. 2,61,669
Content Writer MarathiA Marathi Writer pursues a career developing lesson plans, producing articles and textbooks for students of all ages, and preparing materials for online informational sites, including e-books and pamphlets.2,43,264
Translator/Content WritersServicing companies recruit language experts for works like translating, content writing etc.2,00,980

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