MA Distance Education

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  • Approvals UGC-DEB
  • Duration 2 Year
  • Eligibility MA
  • Fee 16000* Per Year

About Course

Masters of Arts is one of the oldest postgraduate programs and this specialized degree offers a wide range of studies in the field of Arts, Humanities, Music and some areas of Social Science. It is also offered in distance mode for those who don’t want to attend regular college. Those undergoing the Arts degree have typically studied subjects within the scope of the humanities and social sciences, such as history, literature, linguistics, public administration, political science, communication studies, however, different institutions have different programmes and may also offer the degree for fields specifically designed within the natural sciences and mathematics. The degree can be awarded for completing courses and passing examinations, research, or both.

Students who want to pursue a Master of Arts, need to be dedicated and focused towards the specialization opted. A master’s course requires greater will power, dedication and hard work as compared to a bachelor’s course as a candidate will have to do in-depth subject research.

It is the perfect choice for those who have completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree from a recognized University. But a graduation degree in the Arts discipline is not a mandatory criterion for applying to MA. The minimum duration for completion MA is 2 years however in distance mode, universities offer a maximum duration of 5 years for completion. Through distance mode, you can also have an option to handle a side hustle, job or exam preparation, and continue with your Master’s degree.

The subjects taught in an MA course vary as per the specialization selected by the student. Apart from this, there is a possibility of a slight difference in the curriculum from one college to another. There is a vast choice offered by the college to choose the Master’s degree from.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Qualification : Master degree
  • Age limit : No age limit

Who is this Program for?

Candidates should have successfully completed their Bachelor's degree (preferably arts, otherwise any UG degree) of a minimum 3 or 4-year duration or its equivalent. The passing degree whether passing degree, Bachelor's or Master's, should be from a university that is recognized by the UGC (University Grants Commission) of India.

This course is for students who want to gain in-depth domain knowledge and need a decent education in a good institution, or those who can’t afford the fees of a regular college but want to pursue higher studies. It is also well suitable for students who are busy in a side hustle, live remotely or can’t attend regular college due to any reason. Because of the flexibility in age to apply to this program, the students who couldn’t complete their studies in time can also apply, no matter what their age is.


Course Outcomes

  • The coursework will imbibe the need for entrepreneurship and leadership in the learner and motivate them to become future entrepreneurs.
  • The coursework will develop a level of thinking, understanding and skills among the learners to handle and manage the aspects of career pattern and career maturity
  • An MA degree would bring inquisitiveness and enhance powers of inquiry, logical thinking, and critical analysis.
  • Studying masters will help students have a better in-depth knowledge and understanding of the subject and encourage critical thinking.
  • It will also create an understanding and ability to apply theoretical knowledge to current issues, and allow you to initiate professionalism.

Career Opportunities

After completing a Master’s degree in Arts, the passed candidates can either pursue an MPhil/ PhD course or they can even consider opting for a job. However, it has to be kept in mind that the type of job will depend on the specialization they have chosen.

  • Principal in primary and secondary schools
  • Project Assistant/Research Assistant in Research Institutes and NGOs
  • Research Officer
  • Educational Consultant
  • Teacher Trainer
  • Teacher/ Lecturer/ Education Administrator
  • One can explore qualifying various competitive exams in public sector organizations

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Distance MA FAQ'S

What is an MA degree?

Masters of Arts is one of the oldest postgraduate programs and this specialized degree offers a wide range of studies in the field of Arts, Humanities, Music and some areas of Social Science.

Can I do an MA while doing a job?

Yes, through distance education mode of learning, you are free to do a job side by side or occupy yourself in any side hustle.

Can I do an MA in distance mode

Yes, this course is available in both regular and distance mode. The distance mode of this programme is approved by AICTE.

How many years does it take to complete an MA?

The minimum duration of completion is 2 years, however, the maximum duration of completion in distance mode can be extended to 5 years.

What is the mode of learning for distance MA?

In distance education, the mode of learning can be online or offline. In online mode, the learning is done through virtual classes and study material is provided through digital textbooks. In the offline mode of learning, the learning is done through weekend classes and study material is provided through the printed study material.

What is the value of a distance MA degree?

The value of the AICTE approved distance MA programme is the same as that of a regular MA degree.

What is the difference between distance MA and regular MA?

In the distance mode MA programme, students don’t need to go to the college regularly and the course is done either through virtual classes over the internet or offline on weekends or as dated by the institution. However, in regular MA, students need to visit the colleges regularly and complete all the credits.

What is the eligibility to apply for an MA?

Candidates should have successfully completed their Bachelor's degree (preferably Arts, otherwise any UG degree) of a minimum 3 or 4-year duration or its equivalent. The passing degree, whether passing degree, Bachelor's or Master's, should be from a university that is recognized by the UGC (University Grants Commission) of India.

There is no age limit while applying for MA Distance Education.

What is the admission process for distance MA?

Please mail your choice of course and the required documents to our mail address and our counsellors will get in touch with you to find you the best college and help you with the admission procedure.

What are the different specializations in which students can pursue their MA?

The specializations offered in this course are, English, Psychology, History, etc.

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