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M.A. Odia

Master of Arts in Odia

Are you desirous of undertaking a post graduate program in a regional language? Are you fascinated with the rich literary and cultural history of the Odia language? Learn here the details of the course M.A. Odia and its prospects in the job market.

Course Name: M.A. Odia
Group: M.A.
Stream: Journalism, Media & Communication
Course Category: Languages
Duration: 2 Years


Formerly spelled as Oriya, Odia is the native language of the majority of the population in the Indian state of Odisha (formerly Orissa). It is also widely spoken in the neighboring states of Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. The Odia language finds the status of official language in two states, Odisha and Jharkhand, with a million plus speakers in Jharkhand alone. As a whole, the language is spoken by more than 33 million population spread across India and the rest of the world. It also finds itself as one of the many official languages of the Indian union. Based on its rich and long history, Odia is also considered as one of the classical languages of India. It also has the distinction of not borrowing heavily from other languages.

Eligibility and course duration

Graduation in any discipline. However, a bachelor's degree in Odia is preferred for undertaking this course. Duration of the program is 2 years.

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M.A. Odia - Colleges & Admission Notifications

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College Name
Directorate of Distance And Continuing Education, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Fakir Mohan College, Odisha
Gangadhar Meher College, Odisha
Government Autonomous College, Rourkela, Odisha
Govt. College, Odisha
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Odisha
Khallikota (Autonomous) College, Odisha
S.K.C.G. College, Odisha
Samanta Chandra Sekhar Autonomous College, Odisha

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More about the course

Here in this post graduate program, you will come to learn of the ancient history of the Odia language. You will learn about the ancient literatures written in Odia in the medieval era. You will be studying Odia prose, poetry and dramas from ancient to the present times. You will come to understand the cultural heritage of the Odia people, their religious beliefs and customs. You will also get aware of the developments that have taken place over the years in Odia language and its literature. The philosophy and the linguistics history of the language is taught too. You get to undertake literary criticism of Odia films, dramas and literature.

Job prospects and opportunities

Undertaking this post graduate language program lets you avail of numerous job opportunities. A few such roles are that of Odia language teacher, instructors and translators. You can apply for various state government jobs in the State of Odisha and Jharkhand that mandate it necessary to have a suitable qualification in the local language. You can take up professions such as writing, publishing and in the media such as regional language newspapers, magazines and the television broadcasting industry. You can also take up tuition jobs for the Odia language or even become an interpreter for foreign firms and businesses investing in Odisha. Other than these, you may also enroll for a doctoral program, such as M.Phil or PhD in Odia

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