M.A. Russian Studies


Aims & Objectives:

a) To achieve the faculty of independent comprehension and analysis of texts on modern Russian Language, literary texts, critical appreciation of literary works, ability to arrive at hypotheses and theoretical conceptualization.

b) To develop skills in theory and practice of translation.

c) To develop the faculties and an aptitude for interdisciplinary research.

d) To achieve an optimum level of literary language expression (both oral and written).

e) To foster broad cross-cultural awareness with a view to create sound historico-cultural foundations.

f) To develop skills and faculties for undertaking research endeavors.

Number of Seats- 30*
Duration: Two academic years spread over four semesters.

Eligibility for Admission:

a. Graduation in Russian Language & Literature OR
b. Graduation in any other subject plus Advanced Diploma course in Russian / Intensive (Full-Time) Advanced Diploma course in Russian of the University of Delhi or an Equivalent course thereto.

Guidelines for M.A. Entrance Test

Admission procedure: entrance test – written

Medium of Instruction and Examination – Russian * As given in the South Campus handbook-2006. Increase in seats is subject to Implementation of OBC reservation.

First Year


(Semester: I)
Paper No. 101 100
Literary Methods, Trends & Genres
(Mid 18th Century up to 1830’s)
Paper No. 102 100
Reading & Appreciation of the Literary Text
(Mid 18th Century up to 1830’s)
Paper No. 103 100
Modern Russian
Paper No. 104 100
Translation of Scientific & Technical Texts
Paper No. 105 100
Practical Russian: Written
Paper No. 106 100
Practical Russian: Oral
Paper No. 1101 100
Elective Course: One of the following:
Introduction to Bulgarian Language & History
Introduction to Croatian Language & History
Introduction to Czech Language & History
Introduction to Hungarian Language & History
Introduction to Polish Language & History

(Semester: II)
Paper No. 201 100
Literary Methods, Trends & Genres (from 1830’s up to the end of 19th century)
Paper No. 202 100
Reading & Appreciation of the Literary Text (from 1830’s up to the end of 19th century)
Paper No. 203 100
Modern Russian
Paper No. 204 100
Translation of Newspaper Texts
Paper No. 205 100
Practical Russian : Written
Paper No. 206 100
Practical Russian: Oral
Paper No. 2201 100
Elective Course : One of the following:
Communicative Bulgarian & Translation
Communicative Croatian & Translation
Communicative Czech & Translation
Communicative Hungarian & Translation
Communicative Polish & Translation

Final Year


(Semester: III)
Paper No. 301 100
Literary Methods, Trends & Genres
(Beginning of 20th century to the mid 20th century)
Paper No. 302 100
Reading & Appreciation of the Literary Text
(Beginning of 20th century to the mid 20th century)
Paper No. 303 100
Modern Russian
Paper No. 304 100
Translation of Pure & Social Sciences Texts
Paper No. 305 100
Practical Russian: Written
Paper No. 306 100
Practical Russian: Oral
Paper No. 3301 100
Elective Course: One of the following:
Functional Bulgarian
Functional Croatian
Functional Czech
Functional Hungarian
Functional Polish
(Semester: IV)
Paper No. 401 100
Literary Methods, Trends & Genres
(from mid 20th century to the end of 20th century)
Paper No. 402 100
Reading & Appreciation of the Literary Text
(from mid 20th century to the end of 20th century)
Paper No. 403 100
Methods of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language
Paper No. 404 100
Theory of Translation & Translation of Literary Texts
Paper No. 405 100
Practical Russian: Written
Paper No. 406 100
Practical Russian: Oral
Paper No. 4401 100
Elective Course: any one of the following:
Bulgarian History & Literature
Croatian History & Literature
Hungarian History & Literature
Czech History & Literature
Polish History & Literature


Mode of Evaluation
1. End Semester Examination – 70 Marks
2. Internal Assessment – 30 Marks

The Internal Assessment marks will be based as per the following criteria:

a) Attendance – 10 Marks, the credit or attendance in each paper will be as follows:

1. 85% and more – 10 Marks
2. 80% or more but less than 85%- 8 Marks
3. 75% or more but less than 80%- 6 Marks
4. 70% or more but less than 75%- 4 Marks
5. More than 67% but less than 70% - 2 marks.

b) One In-House Examination – 10 Marks
c) Two home assignments of 5 marks each – 10 marks