Masters in Arts is a post graduate course and specialization in Assamese deals with the language- Assamese with more and advanced details. Candidates learn about everything related to Assam, its culture, its history, etc.
It is a theoretical course hence candidates can pursue it full time regular as well as part time course through correspondence. The duration will vary in both the cases.
A candidate holding Graduation degree from recognized university with minimum 50% marks is eligible for this course. The graduation degree must be pursued in Assamese or related specialization.
Any other short term course in Assamese may also be considered for admission in some institutes.
There is no age limit for this course.
The admission process includes approaching the administration of particular institute, getting application form and prospectus and submission of duly filled form before due date. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility before submitting their admission forms.
Being a post graduate course, it is having 2 years duration in regular mode. These 2 years are equivalent to 4 semesters, each having 6 months duration. The duration may vary for course through correspondence.
Further study options
After pursuing post graduation degree, high studies can be pursued as M.Phil and then PhD. These are research based courses where candidates get chance to conduct their own research on ay of the selected topic from their specialization.
Other options include related short term course like typing, creative writing, etc.
The course starts with basic topics like Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Cultural Studies, Literary Theory and Criticism, Introduction to Comparative Literature, etc.
History of Assamese Literature (Early and Medieval Period) is also included in the course.
Then candidates learn about Evaluation of Assamese Language, Functional Assamese, History of Assamese Literature (Modern Period), Translation Studies, etc.
The later part of course includes Assamese Prose (Early and Modern), Assamese Poetry, Assamese Novel and Assamese Drama and the Stage.
Topics like Sociology of Literature Context of Assamese, Sino-Tibetan Language of North-East India, Introduction to Phonology and Assamese Phonology, Introduction to Morphology and Assamese Morphology, Lexicography: Theory and Practice, etc are some important part of the course.
These candidates are ideal for working as a teacher in institutes offering Assamese courses. They ca also work in government institutes as a translator, interpreter and content writer.
They can start their own tuition centers for Assamese and can be a freelancer.
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