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MA Bengali is a 2 years full time post graduate course which is divided into 4 semesters. The module provides an introduction to Bengali language with emphasis on practical written and spoken Bengali. This study covers script and sounds, tenses, verb morphology, noun phrase structure and case, and adverbs, postpositions, adjectives, conjunctions and basic sentence structure. This communicative practice is established through learning language around dialogues and role plays dealing with a range of everyday situations.

The module provides students with a basic knowledge of Bengali and practice of using Bengali in a variety of everyday situations. This study allows students to interact with Bengali speakers in Bengali and to acquire familiarity with the Bengali script. This course provides students with a basis to approach research topics relating to Bengali literature and culture.

By the end of this course they will be able to understand complex and demanding texts, reason intelligently and imaginatively about ethical, metaphysical, and epistemological issues, and have a grasp of the advantages and problems of a wide range of metaphysical and ethical views.

The average annual course fee ranges anywhere between INR 5,000 to 2 lakhs depending upon the institute offering the course. The average salary offered for this course in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 2 lakhs to 10 lakhs depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.

MA in Bengali: Course Highlights

Shown below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course Level Post Graduate
Duration 2 years
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility Bachelor’s degree in Bengali
Admission Process Counselling after taking Entrance Examination
Course Fee INR 5,000 to 2 lakhs
Average Starting Salary INR 2 to 10 lakhs

MA in Bengali: What is it all about?

M.A. Bengali Stands for Master of Arts in Bengali. Basically, a M.A. is a two year course, basic eligibility for this post graduate is a under graduation in Bengali. This is the study of linguistics, literature, and philosophy of the Bengali language. Subjects studied under this degree are Drama, Poetry, Fiction, Literary History, Literary Criticism, etc.

Bengali is usually ranked about sixth in the world in terms of number of people who speak it as a first language; it has approximately 200 million native speakers in Bangladesh and several states in India. Several languages in the area including Hindi and Urdu, this language are directly descended from Sanskrit and still share some of the features of that ancient language.

Top Institutes Offering MA in Bengali

Some of the institutes or colleges offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.

Acharya brojendra nath seal college West Bengal INR 10,000
Aliah university Kolkata INR 38,700
Aligarh Muslim university Aligarh INR 16,300
Ananda Chandra college West Bengal INR 50,000
Assam university Assam INR 16,800
Banaras Hindu university Varanasi INR 11,500
Bangabasi morning college Kolkata INR 18,000
Barasat college Kolkata INR 4,536
Barbhag college Assam INR 1,66,000
CMJ university Meghalaya INR 50,000
DDA Chennai INR 20,000
Guwahati university Guwahati INR 31,800
International institute of education and research Jaipur INR 5,000
Jadavpur university Kolkata INR 10,000
Lal bahadur shashtri memorial college  Jamshedpur INR 40,000
Magadh university Bodhgaya INR 8,500
Netaji subhas open university Kolkata INR 9,700
Patna university Patna INR 53,750
Prabhat Kumar college West Bengal INR 7,000
Ranchi university Ranchi INR 22,100

Eligibility for MA in Bengali

An eligibility criterion for MA in Bengali is passed 3 years B.A Honours degree in Bengali or in comparative literature from a recognized university with at least 55% marks in honours papers.

MA in Bengali: Admission Process

Group wise Entrance Test for Non applicants for selection in 40% of total seats will be held. Entrance Test will be of one hour duration. The marks for Entrance Test will be of 100 marks. Number of questions in test will be of 50 and each question should have four options of answers of which one will be correct answer. In exam for each correct answer scoring will be degree marks and negative marking of half marks for each wrong answer and for no try there will be no marks reduction. Selection for 40% of such seat in each course will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the entrance test only. In exam there is a tie of marks obtained in the written entrance test amongst the candidates then the candidates with less negative marking will be placed in higher position in the merit list than the other candidate.

MA in Bengali: Syllabus and Course Description

A Semester - wise syllabus of the course is tabulated below.

Socio political history of old and medieval Bengali Bengali literature
History of Bengali literature Modern Bengali literature
Old and medieval texts Bengali poetry texts
History of Indian languages Socio political history of Bengali
Old medieval history of Bengali literature -
Linguistics and Bengali language Medieval Bengali language
Literary theory and Bengali essays Life and works of Rabindranath Tagore 
World literature Tagore literature
Translation studies Bengali literature of north east India
Life and literature I Bengali fictional literature
 - Contemporary Bengali literature
 - Modern Assamese literature
 - Life and literature II

MA Bengali: Career Prospects

Different career options are available for graduates in this field, once the candidates can become a translator, teacher, or a freelancer as well. Candidates can impart a program in the foreign language; the educational institutions mostly look for experts in this field.

Option for taking private tuitions is also available. After completing this course candidate have various types of jobs available for interpreters, such as general interpreter consecutive interpreter, and liaison interpreter.

Students who are interested in Bengali Language and its related areas are most suitable for this course. Candidates who intend to go for teaching jobs at private and Government Schools. This program also enables the students to go for various jobs in National and International NGOs, central & State governments, Electronic and Print Media, Foreign Embassies and consulates, and administration related jobs. These graduates may also take up translation jobs in courts and other administrative places. Candidates can go for higher degree programs in respective subjects, philosophy in Bengali literature.

Bengali Voice-over Script, Lead Features Editor, Interpreter, Content Editor - Journalism, Bilingual Call Centre Customer Service Representative, Instructor - Foreign Language, Letter translator. Some of the top professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Master of Arts (Bengali) annual salary
Professor Professors teach undergraduate or graduate students in community, colleges and universities. INR 2,40,000
Writer Creative writers produce written copy in the form of editorial articles, books, screenplays and promotional marketing material. INR 4,66,000
Editor The editor is also known as the executive editor, and they manage all the day-to-day operations of a publication, such as a trade publication, magazine, newspaper, or academic journal. Editor-in-chief oversees all of the assistant, or department of a publication and they ensure each issue is released on time. INR 7,00,000
Translator A Translator converts written words from a 'source' language into a 'target' language. Some Translators specialize in a combination of source and target languages; they are 'French to English' or 'English to Chinese.' INR 4,02,000
Tourist guide Tour guides work for tour and cruise lines, visitors' bureaus travel guide companies, independent contractors, cruise lines, and hotels as seasonal workers, or full-time employees. INR 2,01,000

Master of Arts [MA] (Bengali) Fee Structure in India

2.46 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES37.28 K  (Maximum Fee)
16.24 K (Average Fee)
11.40 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES65 K (Maximum Fee)
36.46 K (Average Fee)

Master of Arts [MA] (Bengali) Fee Structure By state

West Bengal

17.48 K
11.40 KPrivate COLLEGES65 K
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15.87 K
22 KPrivate COLLEGES22 K
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Campus Life :

The infrastructure of our college is well designed and is also maintained by trained staff members. Our college has several facilities like separate common rooms for boys and girls, provision for indoor games, a large auditorium where many programs are held etc. Our college also focusses on extracurricular activities. Our college organises inter-class cultural competitions in the month of September, where a variety of contests like essay writing, singing, dancing and debates are held. The winners are awarded prizes.

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The admission to the postgraduate courses is granted on the basis of marks scored in the graduation. The application process is through an online medium where we have to submit all the relevant details and upload the scanned copies of the required documents. The selection is done by the college on the basis of merit.

Faculty :

The college faculty members are well experienced in their respective subjects. Their teaching methods are mostly traditional. They also act as counsellors and are eager to guide the students. They also help the students in choosing a career matching their aptitude, capability and goal.

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Campus Life :

Our college has wide scope of extracurricular activities , the entire land counts around 7200 sq.ft. with two large play grounds.Our seniors participated in International games. Our college organize KhoKho Competition where all students are encouraged to participate.

Faculty :

We have five professors and 2 teachers in our M.A faculty ,we have other professors who visits our campus and conduct seminars and lectures on our subjects. Moreover our faculties hold Ph.D degree thus, helps us gain a lot from them about our respective subjects.

Admission :

I applied online from college's website and candidates with Bachelor Degree in Bengali can apply for this curriculum aside that the payment of the application form can be made online and offline mode. I was allotted based on my merit in bachelor course.

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