Master of Arts (MA) Punjabi

Programme Introduction

The program seeks to enhance the understanding of historical, conceptual, critical aspects of Punjabi language, literature, culture and advance professionally in positions that integrate literary studies like Punjabi poetry, drama, fiction, criticism, creative writing etc. Nowadays, there is an excessive demand of manpower with expertise in Punjabi especially in the field of Punjabi Media as well as in teaching. So the current course caters to this need. The aim of M.A Punjabi is to upgrade the students’ knowledge in Punjabi literature and to enable them to use this deep knowledge practically in daily life.

Academic Objectives

  1. The program trains students in study of Punjabi poetry, drama, fiction, criticism etc which helps to understand social and cultural fabric of Punjab and its diaspora.
  2. Students can pursue career in teaching as well as professional and creative writer in media, theatre, and television industry.
  3. Join media industry as Journalists, Editors, Reporters, Anchors and Interpreters.
  4. Students will be able to understand the Diaspora issues by concerned studies.
  5. Higher education in advanced Punjabi literary studies can be opted.


Programme Code



Min. Duration 2 Years
Max. Duration 4 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university.

Career Prospects

Some of the relevant designations related to M.A. Punjabi

  • Author/ Poet/ Lyricist
  • Anchors
  • Interpreter and Translator
  • Public Relation Officer
  • Journalist/ Reporter
  • Editor
  • Proof Reader
  • Educational Consultant
  • Blogger
  • Teacher Trainer
  • Creative writer in media, theatre, and television industry
  • Teacher/ Lecturer

Teachers can find employment in

  • Secondary schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Educational research institutes
  • Teaching opportunities in foreign countries

Further study options after M.A.

  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.