Last Updated on 2 months ago by Nicky Johnson
If you are a student, the acronym MA is not an unfamiliar word for you. It is used for the post-graduate degree. Students with bachelor’s degrees can go for the post-graduate degree.
Bachelor’s degree is called an undergraduate degree. Still, many people don’t know what the full form of MA is and what are the benefits of the MA degree.
In this article, we will provide a complete guide about the MA, the full form, and all the necessary information.
What Is The Full Form Of MA?
The full form of MA is a master of arts, which is the course of a postgraduate degree in arts and humanities subjects. It is also called 16 years of education, and students can go for this after 14 years of education (bachelor’s degree).
After the introduction of science subjects, first, the interest of people in humanities subjects was lost. But later, with time, people understood that both science and arts subjects have their importance.
These subjects are also very beneficial for the future. Various institutes in India, including universities and colleges affiliated with universities, offer the MA degree to students with a quality education system.
In most universities, after the bachelor’s degree, the students have to give the entrance test for admission to a master’s degree. There is an eligibility criterion for the students to enroll in MA.
Every university has its own rule and specifications for the MA degree. While in some universities students with a valid percentage of marks in bachelor’s degrees are considered eligible for this post.
Courses in MA
Multiple courses of specialization are offered in MA. The students can opt for the specific subject in which he has graduated.
Such as, if the student is interested in foreign languages, then he can go for an MA after graduating to make their career more strengthen and bright.
There are many courses that the student can take in MA, even though he is not graduated in that subject.
Few of the courses offered in the master of arts degree in Indian universities are
- Ancient Indian Culture
- Political Science
- Other Languages like Hindi, French, etc.
Let’s see the eligibility criteria for the students who want to get admission to an MA. in different universities and colleges. The criteria may be different from each other.
For the masters of arts, the students must have 14 years of study in a specific discipline or sometimes in any discipline.
Most universities demand 50% passing marks, while most universities and colleges demand only 45% of marks in bachelor’s degrees. Here are the criteria for different colleges in India.
|Special Centre for Disaster Research||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum 45% aggregate marks with adequate proficiency in the concerned language|
|School Of Language, Literature, And Culture Studies||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum 45% aggregate marks with adequate proficiency in the concerned language|
|School Of Social Sciences||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 45% aggregate marks with adequate proficiency in the concerned language|
|School Of Sanskrit And Indic Studies||Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit or any other subject with minimum 45% aggregate marks|
|School Of Arts And Aesthetics||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate marks|
|School of International Studies||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate marks|
For admission to an MA at Delhi University, the student must have graduated with a specialization in any subject, and he has to pass the entrance test as well. Such as
|English||Graduation in the language or literature concerned with 40% marks.Or, Graduation in any other three subjects with 40% marks plus 3 years Advanced Diploma in the respective language of the University of Delhi.|
|Germainic and Romance Studies||BA (Hons.) or BA (Advanced or B.Litt. Examination in Bengali/Tamil with at least 45% marks in aggregate BA (Pass) or B.Sc or B.Com (P) from Delhi University or an examination recognized with at least 45% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in Bengali/Tamil|
|Library and Information Science||BA (Hons.) examination in Arabic with 45% marks|
|Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies (Bengali and Tamil)||BA (Hons.) or BA (Advanced or B.Litt. Examination in Bengali/Tamil with at least 45% marks in aggregate BA (Pass) or B.Sc or B.Com (P) from Delhi University or an examination recognized with at least 45% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in Bengali/Tamil|
IGNOU offers Master’s degrees in the following disciplines;
- Development Studies
- Public Administration
- Political Science
- Development Studies
In this university, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university for admission in any discipline.
Fees of Masters of Arts
The fee criteria will be different in different colleges and universities. Such as in IGNOU, the annual charges for MA programs range to 6000 INR. It is an open university, while in regular colleges, it charges up to 74000 INR for MA.
Benefits of MA
The students, after attaining a degree of master’s in any specific discipline, can go for multiple highly-paid jobs.
He can opt for the following professions; Psychologist, Journalist, Economist, Historian, Archaeologist, Jobs in government companies, Sociologist, Author, Museum curator, Marketing, and Hospitality. The pay scale of some of the professions is given below;
|Job Position||Average Salary (INR)|
|Human Resource Manager||7,94,000|
|High School Teacher||3,24,000|
Other full forms of MA
- I am going to
- Main Assist game
- Move Along
- Morbid Angel
- Martha Argerich
- Mildly Amused
- Martial Artist
- Mobile Armor
- Major Arcana
- Mechanical Animals Products
- Music Ant
- mildly apathetic
In conclusion, the full form of MA is the master’s of arts. It is the post-graduate degree that is offered after graduation.
The student, after attaining this degree, can go for different types of professions such as writers, teachers, managers, and many others according to the specialization.
Many well-recognized universities in India offer master’s degrees at affordable prices.
Scholarships are also offered to needy and intelligent students. There are many other full forms of MA, such as it is used for the mama, and martial arts also.