The MA in English will be open to students from all universities in India and around the world. Applicants should have completed their undergraduate degree from a recognised university or be enrolled in the final year of their study. Offers of admission will be provisional until final undergraduate transcripts are available.
The minimum percentage required to apply to the programme will be 55% for students from Indian universities, and a GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent from foreign universities. Admission to the programme does not necessarily require an English undergraduate degree, even though it may provide an advantage in transitioning to the masters-level study of English at Ashoka University.
Ashoka University Students, who have graduated with a BA in English can enrol for the one-year Ashoka Scholars Programme (ASP) for an Advanced English Major. These students can then join the MA in English and use an extra year of study to complete their coursework and convert their ASP into a year of credit towards the MA. Since they have already opted for the ASP Advanced English Major and will write a thesis as part of its requirements, they will not be required to write a separate thesis for the MA.