MA in English - TU

2 Years - Morning Shift



Established in 2054 B.S. in affiliation with T.U., Universal College is an innovative and pragmatic learning and research centre for those who are committed to their personal and professional growth.  The college has been running MA in English program for last 10 years under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Shreedhar Prasad Lohani.  Since English is the major international language of every discipline, its value is increasing day by day.  English majors are regarded as superior thinkers and team players all over the world, who tend to achieve well-paying careers and kudos.  UC is, therefore, committed to producing well-rounded scholars with advanced critical- thinking and problem-solving skills and values like courage, fidelity, self-discipline, perseverance, selflessness, hospitality, self-reliance and so on.  We try to empower our students to explore unseen opportunities in the corporate world. 


Part of the uniqueness of our college is the fact that we combine an excellent record of quality provision in our teaching with a constant effort to maintain a personal relationship with each individual student. When you join us as a student we will spend a great deal of time and effort in making you feel welcome and offering any support you might need. We always help you learn how to learn.


Our faculty, comprised of established professors and teachers who combine academic knowledge with professional experience, is the key to maintaining quality and most probably guaranteeing your success. Of equal importance is the fact that our quality program is accompanied by sound advice, support and guidance. We aim at equipping our students with highly-regarded qualifications, skills and experience, which will fulfill your career aspirations and enrich your future lives.  We always believe in inspiration, not enforcement.  Our students-centered teaching-learning activities, we believe, shall invigorate young minds and help them reach the gold standards of performance. 


The M.A. English courses offer students insight into literature, language, culture, and history. Besides studying required core courses that reflect the nature of the discipline, students will have the flexibility of selecting courses from different areas such as language, literature, rhetoric and humanities. While retaining the fundamental philosophy of humanities education - cultivation of humanistic values and critical thinking - this syllabus aims at developing students’ creative, critical, and communicative skills that they need in their academic and professional lives.  Focus on writing, intensive study of literary genres, emphasis on interpretive and cultural theories, and the incorporation of interdisciplinary and comparative study are some of the underlying features of the courses. The syllabus requires a participatory and inquiry-based pedagogy for effective teaching-learning activities. The courses seek to:


  • apply traditional and modern literary theories while reading and teaching literary texts.

  • train students to use English for effective communication.

  • help students produce and sharpen creative and critical writing and thinking.

  • cater to students’ need of gaining knowledge.

  • develop linkage between  the B. A. English syllabus and the M. Phil. syllabus.

  • provide flexibility to the teachers in developing courses of their interests.

  • develop courses that emphasize close reading and relationship among form, content and context.

  • ensure application of critical theories in the interpretation of  texts.

  • adopt interdisciplinary methods and approaches.

  • enable students to comprehend and respond to issues and problems.




The syllabus reflects the current trends in English Studies that have radically expanded the scope of the discipline. Taking into account the curriculum models adopted in many universities across the world, it recognizes and draws upon multiple traditions, communities, and literatures. The syllabus, therefore, comprises of a productive mix of canonical and non-canonical texts, traditionally-recognized literary and semi-literary genres, and expressive artifacts from multiple cultural traditions.  The goal is to enable students to read, interpret and critique texts in a wide range of modes, genres and media.  The syllabus, hence, envisions the following general objectives:

  • to realign the canons and methods,
  • to stress interrelationship among literary criticism, theory and cultural studies,
  • to foster critical and creative thinking,
  • to promote research in the humanities,
  • to give exposure to a wide range of global literary texts, and
  • to introduce area studies.


Eligibility for Admission


Students holding a Bachelor’s Degree from any university recognized by Tribhuvan University shall be considered eligible to apply for admission to M.A. English program. An applicant seeking admission must take Entrance Examination as required by the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Admissions will be based strictly on merit.




Plagiarism refers to the appropriation of another’s work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of that work as one’s own offered for credit. Appropriation includes quoting or paraphrasing of another’s work without giving credit thereof. In case of plagiarism, students will be penalized. Depending on the severity of the case, punishment may range from failing the assignment to expulsion from the program.


Research and Thesis


In the final year/ semester, students will have an opportunity to opt for a thesis, worth 3 credits/50 marks.  In order to meet the thesis requirement, students will have to submit  a review of  literature relevant to the research topic and a well-researched paper that engages with the existing scholarship and presents a persuasive argument on issues related to language, literature, culture, and/ or theory. Candidates also will have to go through an oral examination (viva voce) and defend their positions.


Evaluation Scheme and Examinations


Course outcomes will be evaluated through a continuous internal evaluation system (writing classes with feedback, regular seminars, work-shops, paper writings and presentations, group discussions, guest lectures,  Magazine/Journal publications and Educational tour/outing etc) and end-of-semester/final examinations.         


Our Results


The standard of UC is reflected by its outstanding results, which make us happy, and inspire to do much better in the days to come.


1. Mr. Jeevan Thapaliya 70.8 % Nepal Top among private colleges.
2. Mr. Upendra Ghimire: 72.8 % Universal College Topper
3. Mr. Bhandev Kapadi: 71.4 % Universal College Topper


Class Timing: Morning shift between 06:00 – 09:40 hrs.