Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Career after Post-Graduation in English Literature

Career after Post-Graduation in English Literature
There are various career options available for students who have completed their Masters’ in English literature.
They can get jobs in India as well as overseas in a variety of fields.
Career in Private sector after Post-Graduation in English Literature.
English Literature students can pursue a career as media reporters.
They can also get jobs with newspaper firms.
If they are having a degree in journalism also, they can get jobs with news broadcasting firms like Zee News, ABP news, etc.
Companies that print out Magazines as well as journals look for students of English literature normally. Other fields are also available to attract English literature students.
Technical Writer
Public Relation
Freelance Writer

Career after MA in English Literature in Government sector.
Graduates of English literature can find jobs in the government sector as well. There are many areas where they can get jobs. Some of them are:
Tourist guides
Law schools
Civil Service

The student who want to make their career in teaching then they can go for NET examination, if they qualify NET then there are many opportunities for them as a Lecturer, etc. after that they can go for PhD also.

Below details about NET is given.

NET: National Educational Testing (Net) Bureau

Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from Universities/Institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree examination are eligible for this Test.

Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this Test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/Lectureship eligibility only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PH/VH category candidates). Such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

iii) The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1992 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.
iv) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects in item No. 9, may appear in a related subject.

v) Candidates seeking concession in fee are required to submit attested copy of their OBC/SC/ST/PH/VH certificate along with their Application Forms. Other candidates are not required to submit any certificates/documents in support
of their eligibility alongwith the Application Form. Therefore, the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the Commission, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.


i) Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on ______. A relaxation upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority.

Three years’ relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

ii) Lectureship : No upper age limit.


i) For M. Phil/ Ph.D candidates: The candidates having Ph.D. Degree in the concerned subject are exempted from NET for Under Graduate and Post Graduate level teaching. The candidates having M. Phil Degree in the concerned subject are exempted from NET for Under Graduate level teaching only. The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.
ii) For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Lectureship held prior to 1st June 2003, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Lectureship anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2003 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of lecturer only in the universities/ colleges belonging to the state from where they have cleared their SET. All SET qualified candidates are also eligible to appear in NET, if they so desire.


  1. Hello sir
    where we can check details about current Post Graduate Jobs 2016. Candidates can apply for current Government Jobs after Post Graduation (PG). Various government and private organizations is publishing advertisement

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  4. Hello Sir,
    Thanks for providing so many career options. I want to get a good & reputed government job. For that I think Lectureship is the best option.
    I am in Final Year of M.A. & now preparing for UGC NET Exam.
    Read a useful article on UGC NET - UGC NET Most Asked Queries

  5. Hello Sir please provide me latest Andhra Pradesh State Government Jobs Notification, I want to get a job in Andhra Pradesh because I dont want to get job in other state.