M.A. in Linguistics or in one of the classical or modern Indian or foreign languages. Students having an M.A. degree in a subject other than Linguistics will have successfully completed the M.Phil. / M.Litt. course in Linguistics of any other recognized university to become eligible for admission to the Ph.D. course. Students who have a minimum of 55% marks at the M.A./M.Sc. examination shall only be admitted to the Ph.D. course. Relaxation may be made as regards the percentage of marks by 5% in case of Reserved category (SC, ST, PH) candidates only.