Ph.D. (English) Ph.D. Eng

School of Languages, Literature and Society
The structure of the PhD course is designed to produce graduates with rigorous research and Analytical skills, who are exceptionally well-equipped to go onto Postdoctoral Research, or Employment in industry and the public Sector.

The Ph. D. course provides a period of sustained in-depth study of a specific topic; an environment that encourages the student’s originality and creativity in their research; skills to enable the student to critically examine the background literature relevant to their specific research area.

Key Information


Minimum 3 years


Master’s Degree in English / Linguistics with 55 % marks in aggregate

Selection Procedure

Entrance Test + PI

Highlights of the Programme

The course provides the opportunity to the learners to develop skills in making and testing hypothesis, in developing new theories, planning and in conducting experiments; also in developing practical research skills and learns new state of the art techniques used in biomedical research. This course helps to expand the student’s knowledge of their research area, including its theoretical foundations and the specific techniques used to study a specific area. It provides a base to gain knowledge of the broader field of literature and language.

Programme Structure

  • Research Methodology
  • Critical Approaches
  • Application of Literary Theory
  • Research and Publication Ethics

Career Relevance

Ph.D. in English Literature, is an apex level degree in the subject, and therefore does not involve any formal degree after completing the course. The candidates who complete this course can either pursue further research on the subject or take up a secure job. The doctoral English Literature can open a wide range of career opportunities for aspiring candidates

Ph.D. Candidates carry a vast amount of knowledge; therefore, they are offered lucrative and respectable jobs after completion of the course. Some popular profiles that are offered to such candidates are Professors (in colleges and universities), English Teacher (in coaching institutes and academies), Editor, Information Officer, Editorial Assistant, Lexicographer, Public Relation Officer, Soft-Skills Trainer, Advertising Copywriter and Content Creator for Companies, Writers and Journalists. This degree, will make the students an all-rounder in English which will help you in building careers in writing, communication skills and understanding the complex ideas of the literary works written in the past. As it is evident from the job profiles, major types of organizations, that hire such candidates are Universities, Publication Houses, Media Houses, Educational Bodies, and Literary Societies, etc.

Applying for Admissions 2022-23

Ph.D. in English is a 3-year doctorate degree in English, essentially consisting of research work. Upon completion of the course, for procurement of the degree, scholars are needed to submit a detailed thesis. The advanced course in English literature comprises literature not only by authors from England, but from across the globe. Ph.D. is a broad-based course involving a minimum course credit requirement and research thesis.

Obtaining a PhD in English gives prospective individuals a good understanding of the English language and allows them to easily change their writing style to suit an audience. This in turn helps them to secure jobs such as public relations and fundraising managers and editors. Some other career opportunities are Reporters, Correspondents, Broadcast News Analyst, Technical writers, School teachers, Professors & Lecturers in both English Language & Literature.

Major Subjects /areas offered in Ph.D English at JNU, Jaipur are:

  • Renaissance Studies
  • Life literature and thought in Various Centuries in Britain/ America/ Australia
  • Texts of Modernism
  • Continental Fiction
  • Indian Writings in English or Indian Writings Transtated in English
  • Theory and Practices of Translations
  • Subaltern Studies
  • American Literature
  • Canadian Literature
  • Afro- American Literature
  • Linguistics/ Applied Linguistics/ Stylistics
  • ELT
  • Psycholinguistics/ Sociolinguistics
  • Prof K.K Gautam, Director & Professor
  • MA (Eng.) Raj University, MA( ELT) Leeds University, PG Dip & M.Litt. (CIEFL) & Ph.D.(KUK)

  • Prof Rana Zaidi, Professor & Head
  • M.A & Ph.D English

  • Dr. Rajeev Ranjan, Associate Professor
  • M.A & Ph.D English