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Department of Creative Writing

The Creative Writing programme exposes undergraduates at Ashoka University to the practice of writing poetry, fiction, nonfiction and translation. Students also have the opportunity to explore their interests in other emerging genres depending on available faculty expertise in them. The Creative Writing department at Ashoka includes writers, translators, poets, and people who’ve worked in the field of publishing. We offer courses in fiction, poetry, translation, and more. Our classes provide students with an opportunity to sharpen their interest in different forms of writing. Courses offered by the department assist the interpretation of literature from the point of view of a practitioner. The department offers a minor and a concentration. 

Creative Writing also collaborates with the Department of English to offer the Interdisciplinary B.A. in English and Creative Writing. Please refer to the English Department website for further details.

Ashoka also offers an M.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Please refer to the English M.A. website and handbook for details on that programme


Faculty at Creative Writing

Teaching Assistantship for UG Students

Eligibility: 3rd or 4th year UG students who are completing their minor thesis requirement in the concerned academic year, or have already done so. Preference will be given to students who have not done a CW TAship before. Application Procedure: The Head of Department will notify the students and send out the invitation for applications. The eligible and interested students may apply via email. What the TAs earn: 4 credits for Teaching Practicum and are noted on the transcripts. It does not count towards the Minor or the ASP.



Contact Us

For any queries regarding Creative Writing programmes, please contact: -

Professor Saikat Majumdar

Head of Department


Harjot Malik

Department Manager


Diya Isha

Student Representative


If you have queries specific to the English and Creative Writing interdisciplinary major, please reach out to:-

Arnav Diwan

Student Representative


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