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Updated on 17 Jul, 2023

M.A. French (MAFL)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 12,500
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Candidates seeking admission to the M.A. French programme should fulfil  ONE of the following categories :
A)    Three (03) Years Bachelors Programme (Undergraduate Degree) in French (French Hons) from any recognized Indian or Foreign University.
B)    Any Undergraduate Degree from a recognized Indian or Foreign University with Four (04) semesters (02 years) of French as major subject at Undergraduate Level + Diploma in French (B1 level) from a recognized Indian/Foreign University or Certified Institution.


C)    Any Undergraduate Degree from a recognized Indian or Foreign University with Three (03) years UGC prescribed Advanced Diploma in French (Level B2) from a recognized Indian/Foreign University or Certified Institution as per university regulations.
Fee Structure: Fees for the full period to be paid is Rs.12,500/- with year-wise fee of Rs.6,225/- each. In the first year it is Rs. 6225/- which includes Registration Fee as per University regulations.
Lateral Entry Permitted


The M.A. FRENCH represents one of the prime areas of core programme development at the School of Foreign Languages, IGNOU as outlined in its vision and mission. This is the first ever Masters Programme in French Language in the Open and Distance Mode at an Indian University.
The program has been developed in response to the high learner demand wishing to complete an M.A. degree in one of the most opted for foreign languages in India. It is designed as a modern learner friendly Masters program in the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Mode (to be subsequently offered in Online Mode too)
1.   The program follows a Modular structure allowing 02 points of exit -- after the 1st year with a Postgraduate Diploma in French and on completion of the 2nd year, with a full Masters degree -- M.A. French.
2.   The courses have been developed keeping in mind both traditional components of a Masters level  program as well as those that are skill oriented and focussed upon applied aspects of language learning.
The M.A. French (modular) programme targets students and professionals who :--

- Have completed graduation and are employed wishing to continue studies along with work

- Wish to continue advanced degrees in French Studies but in restrictive life conditions with limited mobility

- Want to resume Postgraduate studies after a considerable break in learning cycles

- Are in full time employment and looking for more flexible and learner-centric pedagogic models of Education

- International students willing to pursue M.A. French in ODL/ Online mode.

- Learners who are willing to join the teaching profession.

- Those wanting to appear at the UGC- NET Exams in India.

- Indian & International learners desirous of pursuing subsequently higher research degree programs in French.


Programme Coordinator:
Dr. Deepanwita Srivastava
Associate Professor (French)
Ph: 011-29571639


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[Updated on 11-Jul-2024]