Ph.D. in English



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A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English is an advanced academic degree earned in the field of English Literature. It involves extensive research on a topic, performed under close supervision by an experienced supervisor. The Ph.D. degree is awarded to students who have undertaken a program of sustained and supervised research leading to original contributions to their chosen fields or disciplines, which may be published as papers or books depending on the nature of the coursework taken during the doctorate studies.

Ph.D. in English is a terminal degree offered by the School of Humanities, K.R. Mangalam University that allows students to pursue various subjects of interest. It helps students develop skills for professional growth and enables them to assess the essence of academically oriented problems, as well as research approaches and solutions for these problems, by applying the methods learned during their program.

The Ph.D. programme caters to the following categories of students:

Full-Time Scholars

Scholars are required to devote full time on campus for the Ph.D. programme. Some scholars may be offered a teaching/research/project assistantship. The selected scholars will be required to assist in teaching/laboratories and other developmental work under the guidance of a mentor.

Part-Time Scholars

Scholars working in organizations situated in close vicinity of the university can enroll under this category.

Sponsored Scholars

Employees of organizations/industries having collaborations with the university can enroll under this category.

Specializations Offered

School of Education offers the following specializations to research on:

  • Gender Studies, autobiographical studies
  • Language and Linguistics

Eligibility Criteria

  • A postgraduate degree or equivalent in the concerned subject from a recognized Indian University, or a postgraduate degree approved by the Association of Indian Universities/UGC/AICTE with not less than 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale.
  • Ph.D. admission is open only for those students who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF/UGC-CSIR NET/GATE) teacher fellowship or have passed M.Phil.
  • Ph.D. admission is open for regular University faculty.
Candidates are required to download the Ph.D. admission form from the university website and submit it completely filled in all respects with copies of all the documents. Shortlisted candidates will be called for written examination and interview. They will be required to pay a Registration-cum-Processing fee of INR 5000 (Refundable).
Admission to Ph. D.programme will be based on the overall performance in Post Graduate degree, Entrance Examination, Personal Interview and positions available. Preference will be given to GATE qualified candidates and those having sponsored projects.
Written Entrance Examination
It will broadly test the research aptitude and ability to comprehend. Candidates with GATE or equivalent qualifications may be exempted from the Entrance  Examination.
Personal Interview
Candidates who clear the written entrance examination will be selected for a Personal interview. The interview will be conducted by the Interview Board of the University to comprehensively judge in-depth knowledge in the concerned subject/area and ability to do research.
Admitted candidates will be required to pay the first installment of the Ph.D.programme fee and security deposit within the specified time to confirm admission.

Programme Details

Programme Highlights
  • English programme is designed under the guidance of highly qualified and widely recognized faculty in their respective fields. 
  • Ph.D.programme is for curious individuals who want to work at cutting edge research and expand the frontier of human knowledge. 
  • Ph.D.programme is based on the research carried out by the scholars under the guidance of Supervisor/Co-Supervisor(s). 
  • Programme duration depends upon the completion of the chosen research work by the scholars. 
  • Research work is characterized either by the discovery of new facts or the proposition of a new theory/theories or by a fresh interpretation of known facts. 
  • It should bear evidence of the scholars’ capacity for analysis and judgment as well as his/her ability to carry out an independent investigation, design, or development. 
  • All admitted scholars who are provisionally registered into the programme are required to undertake a mandatory minimum course work of 12 credits. 
  • Upon successful completion of the course work, the student shall identify supervisor/co-supervisor(s) and prepare a detailed Research Proposal/Synopsis of the research s/he wants to carry out.
  • After the approval of the Synopsis by the supervisor/co-supervisor(s), students get registered into the Ph.D.programme. 
  • It must happen within the first year of admission. After formal registration, the scholar proceeds with research and is required to submit his/her progress report at the end of every semester and make a presentation to the School Research Committee (SRC).
  • The minimum period after which a scholar can submit the dissertation is three years from the date of admission, and the maximum period allowed is six years. 
  • Women scholars and scholars with more than 40% disability may be given a relaxation of 2 years as per UGC norms. 
  • On completion of the research work, the scholar has to submit a summary (synopsis) of the research work and make a presentation to SRC. 
  • Before submitting the dissertation, the scholar should publish at least one paper from the research work in refereed journals and two presentations at the conference. 
  • The dissertation must be a piece of original work free from any plagiarism. The final dissertation is evaluated by examiners and scholars have to defend it.
Programme Outcomes
  • Becoming more employable: One of the reasons why you should opt for a Ph.D. in English is that it will enhance your employability. After studying English, you will have a wide range of career options to choose from. Having knowledge in multiple avenues will also help you in getting a good starting salary package. 
  • Gaining confidence in communication: Another reason why you should consider getting an English degree is that you will get the confidence to communicate with all sorts of people.
  • Global Communication: By opting for this course, you will be able to communicate different messages with people and enterprises all over the world. This will eliminate any barriers when it comes to global communication.
  • Gaining knowledge: Gaining a lot of knowledge in the field of English is another advantage of this course. You can use this knowledge to work on individual projects or to collaborate with a team of like-minded people. 
  • Personality development: Being in this field will add an edge to your personality and make you appear more intelligent and charismatic to the outside world. The skills that you gain during this degree will empower you and give you the confidence to solve real-world problems.

Who should Pursue

Opting for a Ph.D. in English degree will not only aid you in developing a proficiency in a language that has a global reach and usage, but it will also enable you to think critically about various concepts in our society such as stereotyping, feminism, justice, etc. This course will also teach you a lot about Western history and culture. You will also learn about the lives of various authors and poets. Choosing this course will aid you to become more emotionally sensitive. Additionally, it will enhance your communication skills to a great extent.


Career Options

There are various areas in which you can build a good career after graduating from this course. Some of these paths are well-known, while others aren't much of a common choice. Here is the list of some of the possible career sectors that you can take up after completing this degree:
  • Lecturer/Professor/Academicians
  • Broadcast News Analysts
  • Editor in Chief
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
  • Critical Journalist/Philosophical journalist
  • Head of Literary Societies/Educational


K.R. Mangalam University believes in shaping a bright future for its students--that is why it offers only the best of the placement opportunities available in the market. Students of KRMU have secured handsome salary packages through college placements. The university also provides career counselling services to students who are confused about their careers. Additionally, it encourages its students to build a strong professional network so that they can work in their dream jobs when they want to. The top recruiters that are a part of our placement drive are as follows:
  • HCL
  • CPA Global
  • Oyo
  • Paytm
  • Magic Meters
  • News On Dot
  • BookMyForex
  • Indiabulls
  • Husys
  • LawRato
  • Airtel


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Yes, K.R. Mangalam University provides high-quality career counselling services to its students. This can enable the students to learn how to unleash their inner potential and make the right career choices. They can identify their dream careers if they receive proper guidance and mentorship.

The university strives to make its students industry-ready through a rigorous academic curriculum and campus placements. KRMU has started the ‘Campus to Corporate Connect’ initiative to build a sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship with esteemed corporates and institutions across different industries.

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