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Doctoral Programme

in English


Course Overview

A Ph.D. in English is a doctoral degree program that focuses on the advanced study of literature, language, and writing in the English language. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in academia, research, or other fields where advanced knowledge of English is required.

During the course of the program, students engage in intensive research, writing, and critical analysis of literature and language. They are expected to develop a deep understanding of the theory and practice of literary and linguistic analysis, and to contribute original research to the field.

A typical Ph.D. program in English takes 3 years to complete, depending on the student's research focus and progress. The program typically involves coursework, comprehensive exams, and the completion of a dissertation, which is an original research project that contributes to the field of English studies.

Students pursuing a Ph.D. in English have the opportunity to specialize in a variety of areas, such as literary theory, cultural studies, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and linguistics. They may also choose to focus on a particular genre or time period in literature, such as Shakespearean studies or modernist literature.

Graduates of a Ph.D. program in English are well-positioned to pursue careers in academia, research, publishing, and other fields where advanced knowledge of the English language is required. They may also choose to pursue careers in writing, editing, and other fields related to literature and language.

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Designed to Produce English Stalwarts

At GLA University, we emphasize education beyond classrooms with project-based learning to ensure our students imbibe what the industry requires.
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    New-Gen IEDC

    to incubate start-up ideas of students

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    Industry-Oriented Learning

    with equal emphasis on literature & general English

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    Hands-on Training

    with compulsory assignments as part of curriculum

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    Project-Based Education

    with live projects

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    Recruitment Partners

    for premium placements of the students

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    Top-Notch Placements

    up to Rs. 55 LPA

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A doctorate degree in English is the most revered education across diverse industries and government departments.

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  • Embassies 
  • Press Agencies   
  • State Government Jobs
  • Educational Institutions  
  • Nationalized Government Banks
  • Indian Space Research Organization
  • DRDO & many more

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  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • The Times of India
  • Hindu
  • Republic India
  • NDTV English
  • Private Educational Institutes

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  • Research Projects
  • Preparation for Jobs in Academics


In the placements of previous year, over 3000 GLAdiators have bagged offers from top recruiters from the industry.
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Why Ph.D. in English?

Students with a doctorate degree in English have diverse career options to explore in different fields. Tourism, Sports, Media, Event Management, Engineering, Education, etc., are some sectors where they majorly nurture.

Ph.D. degree holders acquire the following positions:
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    Content Writers

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    Research Paper Writers

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    Public Relation Officers

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    Event Managers

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    Technical Writer




Candidates for admission to the Ph.D program shall have 55% marks in Master's degree for the admission in Applied Science & Humanities (Biotechnology, Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, and English), Law, Management and Education. However, 60% marks in Master's degree remaining Courses (Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering & Application, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Sciences).


  • 1st Year : 70,000/- INR
  • 2nd Year : 70,000/- INR
  • 3rd Year : 70,000/- INR

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