Thank you for your interest. Click here to apply
The online Master of Arts (MA) programs from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) are designed to give learners the required career boost to grow, advance and stand out in their careers. SMU offers Master of Arts (MA) in English, Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science and Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology- 3 degree programs that are each delivered in a 100% online mode. Study and upskill seamlessly by attending live and recorded lectures and writing online proctored exams, while continuing to work.
Enhance your chances of career growth by exploring varied career paths in academia and research, public policy, journalism, international relations, public relations, public affairs, and social work.
Gain in-depth knowledge through our comprehensive curriculum that includes subjects like world literature, gender studies, international politics, human rights, contemporary sociological theories, and more.
Gain valuable skills such as effective communication, critical thinking, research, and intercultural competence to explore other interdisciplinary perspectives to enhance your skillset and stay ahead in your field.
Establish valuable connections with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and gain industry insights that can be invaluable when navigating the competitive job market. Get access to Sikkim Manipal University’s prestigious alumni network.
Benefit from a 100% online experience with zero compromise on quality through online enrollment, orientation, classes, assignments, projects, examinations, and placement. Get assistance from dedicated course mentors and 24×7 student support.
Our online MA programs equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to establish a lucrative career in diverse job roles.
36 months | 6 semesters | 15-20 hours/week | 120 credits
Drama - I
Poetry - I
Fiction - I
Literary, Theory and Criticism - I
Gender Studies in Literature
Drama - II
Poetry - II
Fiction - II
Literary, Theory and Criticism - II
Environment and Climate Change
Indian English Literature
Post-Colonial Literature - I
Literature and Environment
Post-Colonial Literature - II
Introduction to Sociology
Social Stratification in India
Gender and Society
Sociology of Globalization
Classical Sociological Theories
Perspectives of Indian Society
Rural and Urban Sociology
Sociology of Family and Kinship
Contemporary Sociological Theories
Culture, Personality, and Society
Sociology of Religion
Sociology of Ethnicity and Nationalism
Sociology of Development
Sociology of Health
Social Movements in India
Participatory Sociology (Dissertation)
Indian Government and Politics
Major Ideas and Issues in Public Administration
Comparative Politics: Concepts and Methods
Interpreting Modern India
Western Political Thought
International Politics: Theory and Issues
Politics in India
Political Sociology of India
Environment & Climate Change
Modern Indian Political Thought
Governance and Public Policy in India
Theory and Practice of Democracy
India’s Foreign Policy
Gender and Politics
Indo-Pacific Emerging Trends
International Political Economy
Dissertation and Viva Voce
Our flexi-payment options allow students to pay fees in hassle-free installments.
Full course fee(Four Semesters)
Inclusive of all taxes
*Terms & conditions apply
With our no-cost EMIs, we let your learning take the spotlight without the stress of financing.
Exclusive scholarships designed for defense personnel, differently-abled people, alumni of SMU, and learners from Sikkim & other Northeast regions of India.
Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution, or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
Candidates who have completed 10+2 education or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities.
Candidates who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process.
Choose the program you want to pursue and register by filling in your basic details & paying the registration fee.
Fill in your education & work experience-related details.
Pay the admission fee for the first semester/year or full program.
Upload supporting documents & submit your application to complete the process.
Ms. Nilanjana Sinha is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University, India. She has completed her Masters in English from the University of North Bengal and has been the department topper in graduation from North Bengal St. Xavier’s College. Her research interest spans across identity, culture and ethnicity. Being an avid reader of stories and poems, she enjoys writing her own and has independently organized numerous events on spoken word poetry in her hometown, Kalimpong. She is also the community editor of The Pomelo, an e-magazine aimed at exploring Himalayan voices helmed by young women researchers of India and Nepal.
Mr. Pema Gyalchen Tamang is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University, India. He completed his Master of Arts in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has previously worked as a full-time faculty at Bhawanipur Education Society College, Kolkata, India, and Salesian College, Siliguri. His research interests include Conflict and Borders, Early Modern European Literature, Queer Studies, Himalayan Studies, and Translation studies. His articles and book chapters have been published in reputed and indexed journals like Himalaya, Postcolonial Interventions, and so one, and in edited volumes published by Routledge, Cambridge Scholars, and so on. He has also been actively involved in translation projects on literature written in South Asian languages.
Mr. Ishwar is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University, India. He is an MA graduate and has been pursuing his doctoral thesis from Calcutta University, India. Previously, he worked as an English professor at Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya and as a Language Instructor for Army Battalions and their families in Army Public School, Darjeeling. He is an aspiring linguist with a wide range of interests from language, society, music, travel to creative writing; with a special focus on the language, literature and culture of the Himalaya.
Shabana Mansoor is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in communication and journalism degree. She has over 20 years of experience as an academician and media professional in various reputed educational institutions and organizations in India.
Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. Her educational qualifications include D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, MBA and PhD. She has completed three certificate programs- Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Science, Online Teaching from GlobalNxt University, and IVQ Diploma in Training Skills from City and Guilds, UK. She is a seasoned academician with over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and academic administration. She has experience of Campus, Online and Distance Education, and has a leaning towards use of technology in teaching. Gayathri served as a teaching faculty at Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy for 18 years, rising from the position of a Lecturer to Professor and HOD. Gayathri has 22 publications to her credit in national and international journals. She has guided 18 M.Pharm and 3 PhD students.
Sudhamshu Narayan is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. He has completed his post-graduation (MA) from Delhi University and was qualified in the bi-annual UGC-NET examination thrice. Previously, he worked as an Asst. Professor of English at Christ Academy, Bangalore. He was associated with USDC Global, an ed-tech platform that offers educational services to various online colleges. At USDC Global, he held responsibilities such as teaching , engaging and monitoring learner progress for students of JAIN Online and also perform operational duties such as creating content, designing learning materials and coordinating with instructors and content developers for composing and updating curriculums.
Sonali is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in economics and has over 24 years of work experience in premier B-Schools. She is recognized for using innovative pedagogical tools to teach Economics. She is known for interactive teaching style that encourages student participation and enthusiasm while facilitating learning.
An online Master of Arts (MA) in English is a two-year postgraduate program that is completely delivered in online mode. It provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in English literature, language, and writing through online coursework, allowing for flexible study from anywhere with internet access.
Online Master of Arts in English is a two-year postgraduate program. It is divided into four semesters. The maximum duration for the completion of the program is 4 years.
Yes, Sikkim Manipal University’s online MA English degree is UGC-entitled and accepted by governments, corporate organizations, and higher education institutions.
Sikkim Manipal University degrees issued after 2016 are evaluated by WES (World Education Services).
Here are the highlights of Sikkim Manipal University’s online programs-
Yes. Online Manipal offers placement assistance to help students with career opportunities upon completion of their programs. The placement cell undertakes initiatives that focus on skill enhancement and skill assessment of the learners to increase chances of employment.
Yes. Students of online degree programs will join Sikkim Manipal University’s alumni network with all associated privileges. As an alumnus, they can interact with peers and build their professional and personal network with professionals from across the globe. They will be given access to Sikkim Manipal University alumni portal.
Here are some of the jobs, you can get after completing MA English degree:
The application process is completely online and applications can be submitted at www.onlinemanipal.com by providing the required details. If you need further assistance, then you can reach out to our admission counsellors at +91-7996 799 900 and they will assist you with the application process.
*Zero cost EMI option is available only on payment of annual fee.
The EMI amount mentioned above applies to the annual fee and must be paid monthly for 12 months.
Approval of loans from our loan partners depends on applicants meeting credit norms and submitting required documents. Loan partners may impose other fees and may have additional terms & conditions that must be met by applicants.
For further details on EMIs and other easy financing options, please contact our admission counsellors.
The application fee for Sikkim Manipal University’s online programs is INR 500 (inclusive of GST). This is a separate fee which is over and above the course fee.
All applications will be evaluated for eligibility by the admissions team of Sikkim Manipal University. In case the university requires further clarification or documents, the candidate will be intimated via email, SMS or phone. Final decision regarding selection will be notified to the candidate within five working days of submitting the application.
Once a decision has been taken on the application submitted, the status of admission would be intimated to the candidate via email and SMS.
Yes. Sikkim Manipal University offers exclusive scholarships for defense personnel, differently abled people, SMU alumni, and candidates from Sikkim & NE region.
Sikkim Manipal University’s online programs are delivered in a 100% online mode so that students can attend live classes and complete the program remotely, while also pursuing their professional and personal commitments in parallel.
Yes. The program is delivered through a mix of live lectures, pre- recorded videos and discussion forums in which students can interact directly with faculty and self-paced learning. Self-paced learning is driven by video lectures, e-books, quizzes, and assignments that are delivered using a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS).
Students are expected to attend live classes, watch recorded sessions, and go through at least 75% of the self-learning content (reading material and video lectures) available on LMS. This would ensure they are eligible to appear for the final exams.
After admission is confirmed by the university, students will receive access to the Learning Management System (LMS), student portal and e-library. Students can then start accessing the course material and begin their learning journey.
The online MA in English curriculum offered by Sikkim Manipal University covers important subjects like gender studies in literature, evolution of theater, literary theory & criticism, postcolonial literature, and more. For detailed information about the curriculum, you may refer to the program brochure.
Students are given access to an exhaustive e-library, video lectures, audio-visual interactive material, virtual classroom sessions, audio podcasts, virtual simulations, and self-assessment quizzes or tests. Students are free to download e-books and print them for convenience.
Although the learning is flexible, students are expected to spend at least 15-20 hours per week watching concept videos, reading learning material, attempting quizzes, and attending live webinars. This would ensure that you get your degree within the minimum duration.
Students will be assigned dedicated course mentors and coordinators who can be contacted to clarify doubts using discussion forums, instant messaging, and email on the Learning Management System (LMS).
Students must score at least 40% in continuous evaluation and 40% in term-end examinations in each course to successfully complete the program. In case the minimum score is not attained, they will need to apply for re-sit with applicable fees and appear for exam to pass the course.
CourseMA in EnglishMA in SociologyMA in Political Science
I authorize Online Manipal and its associates to contact me with updates & notifications via email, SMS, WhatsApp, and voice call. This consent will override any registration for DNC / NDNC.
Enter the code sent to your phone number to proceed with the application form
COURSE SELECTED Edit
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Manipal University Jaipur