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Programmes of Study

The Department offers M.A., M. Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes in Hindi.

The M.A. Hindi Language and Literature course extending over four semesters provides instruction and guidance for acquiring broad acquaintance with the various new fields of Hindi language and literature without entirely neglecting the old and medieval texts and offers wide scope for elective studies.  Special emphasis is also given to the functional aspects of the language.

M.A. Hindi Language and Literature course will have two streams : (i) Literature Stream  (ii) Functional Hindi and Translation stream.

This course will have common papers up to 3rd Semester and in the 4th Semester the Streams will be separated.  In case a student opts the Functional Hindi and Translation stream, he/she will be offered four separate courses (Four credits each) and ‘Specialization in Functional Hindi and Translation’ will be mentioned in his/her degree of M.A. Hindi Language and Literature.

The M. Phil programme is a two semester programme.  The students will take courses on research methodology and advanced literary trends in the first semester and write a dissertation on an approved topic in the second semester under the supervision of a Faculty member.

The Ph.D. programme is entirely a research programme.  Students are required to submit their thesis after taking the prescribed courses, if they directly join Ph.D. programme on other basis without M.Phil.  No student is permitted to submit his/her thesis for the Ph.D. degree unless he/she has pursued a course of research in the department for not less than two years from the date of confirmation of admission under the supervision of a  guide and on an approved topic.  There may be written and oral examinations on the course work and the dissertation.  Applicants for the M. Phil and Ph.D. courses must submit  a brief description (in about 500 words) of their proposed topic of research along with their applications.

Research in the following fields is given preference:

  1. Bhakti  Literature/Bhakti Movement
  2. Comparative Studies
  3. Sociological approach to Literature
  4. Various aspects of Modern Literature
  5. Dakkhini Hindi – Language and Literature
  6. Dalit and Tribal Literature
  7. Functional Hindi and Translation
  8. Literature – Cinema mass media and cultural studies
  9. Women and Gender discourse