36 months
81 EUR/year
81 EUR/year
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English has been taught in Jamia Millia Islamia since its inception. Syed Raouf Pasha, who taught English language and D. G. Ibsen, who taught Journalism, were Jamia's first English teachers.


The Department has been offering instruction for the award of the degrees of B. A. Honours (since 1975), M. A. (since 1983), M. Phil. (since 1993) and Ph. D (since 1988). 

It became a part of the Faculty of Humanities and Languages in 1985. In 1988, the department started teaching Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma courses in Russian and French. 

Key Features 

  • The teaching of Certificate in Italian started in 2001. From 2007, these languages are being taught at the Centre for European and Latin American Studies,
  • One of the major responsibilities of the department is the “General English” course at Jamia Millia Islamia. Undergraduate courses in all subjects, whether science, commerce or arts, include two compulsory English papers, one in the first year and the next in the second year of the degree programme. The department also offers special “bridge” courses and Communicative English Programmes from time to time.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • General English Paper
  • Grammar and Composition
  • Poetry
  • Intermediate Grammar, Usage and Composition
  • Modern English: A Book of Grammar, Usage and Composition
  • Communicative English

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission of eligible candidates to all Programs offered by various faculties and centres of Jamia Millia Islamia shall be done through merit determined on the basis of an Entrance Test conducted by JMI (Except B.Tech, B.Arch, BDS, any other), and wherever applicable, followed by an interview and/or other components. 
  • For B.Tech., B.Arch., admission is offered to eligible candidates as per merit on the basis of the final ranks of candidate in JEE Main 2021. Admission to BDS program shall be on the basis of merit in NEET-2021 and conducted by Medical Counselling Cell (MCC) of D.G.H.S. GoI. In case of any vacancies transferred to JMI by MCC, the University shall publicize them on its website.
  • Candidates obtaining less than 30% marks in the descriptive part of the Entrance Test, wherever applicable, will not be shortlisted for interview/ admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    81 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 81 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • National

    81 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 81 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • Rs.7,200


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