Admissions Open 2024




About The Programme

The Jindal School of Languages and Literature (JSLL) is in the vanguard of the university's mission to be a premier institution for language, literature and cultural studies. The PhD programme in English Studies is designed to train scholars to work in advanced methodologies and to work in an innovative way while responding to developments in the broad area of English Studies and of adjacent fields such as linguistics, comparative literature, translation studies and cultural studies. Doctoral scholars in this programme will benefit from formal teaching, mentoring and supervision by several dozen research‑active JGU faculty – many of them internationally trained ‑ working in the aforementioned areas. The programme welcomes scholars, creative practitioners and in‑service educators who aspire to give their work a scholarly grounding. Part‑time engagement in the programme is facilitated by longer time periods allowed for course work and completion of a final research plan, but standards of achievement will be no less rigorous than those for full‑time scholars

Broad Areas of Research

Literature of various English‑es (British, American, Indian
and other English literatures)
Literary and cultural theories and their applications
Stylistics and narratology studies
Translation studies
Comparative literature
Philology and comparative linguistics
English‑language communication in non‑literary contexts
English‑language education

Master’s Degree or any other degree recognized equivalent thereto in (a) Business Administration or Economics or Commerce or in allied subjects or in Engineering/ Technology with at least 55% marks OR (b) Post Graduate Diploma in Management recognized as equivalent to MBA by AICTE with 55% marks or equivalent grade therein.

Professional qualification such as CA/ICWA/ CFA/ CS (both 5 year integrated or 3 years after graduation) with minimum 55% marks.

Applicants with more than 3 years of industry / teaching / practicing/ managerial / professional experience will be given preference.

Applicants shall be admitted to the Ph.D. Programme under one of the following categories:

  • Full-time Ph.D. Student (with or without fellowship)
    “means a person enrolled in the Ph.D. Programme devoting full-time to completing the requirements of the degree.”
  • Part-Time Ph.D. Student (without fellowship)
    “means a person who is registered in the Ph.D. Programme devoting part of his/ her time for completing the requirements of the degree while discharging other employment obligations.”
Selection Procedure

Admission & Selection

The minimum and maximum period of study and research shall be three years and six years respectively from the date of registration of the student.

Credit Requirement & Coursework Details
Credit Requirement & Coursework