IIT Guwahati launches master's programme in Liberal Arts; first batch from July 2022

The first batch of 30 students will be admitted from the July 2022 semester based on specific admission criteria to be announced soon.

IIT Guwahati launches master's programme in Liberal Arts; first batch from July 2022 IIT Guwahati (Source: Official Facebook Account)
Vagisha Kaushik | Feb 16, 2022 - 12:17 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has launched MA in Liberal Arts. The programme will be offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati starting from the academic year 2022-2023. The first batch of 30 students will be admitted from the upcoming July 2022 semester based on specific admission criteria which will be announced soon.

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The Master’s programme aims to offer cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary training to students and hone their ability to think critically and creatively about social, political, and aesthetic issues that concern our world today and would align with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, said an official statement from IIT Guwahati.

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Speaking about the launch of this degree programme, Professor T G Sitharam, Director IIT Guwahati emphasized that the main motive of this liberal arts programme is to promote a multidisciplinary approach in all aspects of higher education so that the youth are exposed to critical thinking, analytical reasoning, encourage creativity, multi-lingual and traditional knowledge while they prepare for complex and wide-ranging jobs.

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The range of courses under the programme comprising cores and electives includes the concepts like Geo-Spatial Analytics, Digital Humanities, International Relations, and Diplomacy, Study of vernacular literature and languages, Area Studies, etc.

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Self-learning projects in each semester will be the unique highlight of these academic project work. This will inculcate leadership qualities in students and make them front runners and policymakers of the future, said the IIT Guwahati statement.

Recently, IIT Guwahati launched a new BTech programme in Energy Engineering. It will be offered by the School of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Guwahati from the academic year 2022-2023.

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The first batch of 20 students will be admitted to IIT Guwahati through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2022 counselling process, and the institute looks forward to welcoming them along with all the other new batches of students to other undergraduate programmes of the institute.


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