Vallabh Vidyanagar (GUJARAT) INDIA
Established in 1965
Managed by Charutar Vidya Mandal

Awarded college with potential for excellence (CPE) by the UGC
Recognized by NCTE ( WRC/314001/2015/156687) NAAC B+
Grant-In-Aid Institute Affiliated with Indian Institute of Teacher Education (IITE)

M.A. (ELT)

Course components

The MA (ELT) an advanced post-graduate programme which is composed of three compulsory credit courses and two optional courses for Semester I and II. Semester III has three theory courses, two practical courses and an elective component. Semester IV has three core courses, Comprehensive viva and an elective course. The core courses (which are compulsory) are designed to develop insights into the theory and practice of ELT while in Elective courses students get a choice of courses pertaining to English literature, thereby keeping a balance of language and literature.

The course content will be covered through classroom discussions, seminars, teacher-directed assignments, self-directed projects, ICT tools, internet research and library work.

Course Duration: The MA in English Language Teaching Programme is a two-year full-time (Four Semesters) course with taught, research and practice teaching components.

Practice teaching with multimedia

  1. Workshops & Sessions with international experts
  2. Independent Research Projects
  3. Firsthand experience in materials production & course designing
  4. Practice teaching with adult learners
  5. Peer observation and feedback
  6. Practice in integrating ICT in teaching and learning English

Admission Process

Admissions are centralized and merit based as per the norms of Sardar Patel University.


Candidates have to apply online and have to submit a hard copy of the application with necessary documents at Sardar Patel University. The admission process usually starts in the month of May-June every year.

Eligibility Criteria:

The students need to have a B.A. with English as the principal subject for M.A. (ELT); the students need to have secured at least 40% at their B.A. external Examinations. Those who have already passed M A English can also apply for a second degree.

New Fee Structure for the year 2018-19

Semester I Tuition Fee 15,000 SPU Reg.fee: 500 SPU Development fee: 250 Caution Deposit: 500 Alumni fee: 250

Total: 16250/-for semester-I; For Semester II to IV the fee will be 15250 (per semester).

Please note that scholarships are available for reserved category students who fulfill the requirements of the same.



The MA [ELT] programme is run using the same methodology that we are trying to inculcate in our learners. The learning by doing principle is the basis of all our classroom techniques.

Classroom tasks / Pedagogical tasks help us to convey the course content in the best possible manner. We make use of a various types of tasks that appeal to a mixed ability class.

Lively learner environment is very important to us. Whether it is in the classroom, computer lab, library or institute campus, we encourage a cheerful and light spirited approach to all interactions between the learners and the faculty.

Comprehensive use of reference resources helps us to create a modern authentic academic environment. We use of simple hand outs to help learners get started on understanding the course content and then, helping them interact with the material is essential for us.

Training in library use is given by making library research a part of our daily routine. We incorporate the use of the library within our everyday tasks and submissions. The librarian and the faculty collaborate to provide adequate support and encouragement to our learners. The provision of an excellent national level library is something that we at the institute are very proud of.

Submissions and presentations are not simply used as testing devices of the CBCS system rather we genuinely use them as tools for equipping our learners with confidence and helping them become strong and authentic academics. This has the added advantage of giving them excellent skills for interviews and demo classes.

Independent study is one of our key goals for our learners. We use a flexible schedule that makes it possible for learners to study according to their styles and commitments while also ensuring excellent results.

Practical training is provided by encouraging learners to attend conferences and present papers. As part of their course projects, they also get to visit other colleges, interact with faculty and learners and find out about their field. This helps them to become comfortable with classrooms. Additionally, other professional exposure like print material production, AV resources production, etc helps them to get a taste of other routes they can take in ELT other than teaching.

Practicum is integrated with this course. Students will be guided and helped to experience the nuances of lesson planning. They will be given chances to teach adult learners for not less than 10 hours.

Course Assessment

The course adopts a system of continuous assessment all through the semesters with the help of various assignments, tests and observations. This eases the burden of the final examinations and also ensures quality improvement. For each course, this is the format of assessment:

External Assessment Internal Assessment
For each paper : 70 For each paper : 30
This is assessment through Semester end written examinations conducted by the Sardar Patel University Term Paper

Viva Voce

Turn –in Assignments

Project Portfolio

Project Reports


Practice Teaching