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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) has commenced registrations for admission into its master's programme in humanities, social science. Candidates applying for this programme must have a valid GATE score.
Candidates can apply for the course through the master of technology (MTech) and master of arts (MA) admission portal- mtechadm.iitm.ac.in till April 7, 2023. The two-year master’s programme offered in development studies, English, and economics will be starting in July 2023. The applicants are required to complete a minimum of 200 credits to be eligible for the MA degree.
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Each stream will have 25 seats for Indian students while the seats for foreign students will be supernumerary. The students of each stream will be having the option of upgrading to PhD program as per the IITM guidelines.
The MA in English studies programme includes topics such as introduction to literature, culture, and language through historical and theoretical frameworks from interdisciplinary humanistic and critical perspectives. The course will be training students with skills in public and private sectors such as publishing, teaching and research institutions, journalism, advertising, marketing and public relations agencies.
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The master's programme in development studies aims to provide training and support in- higher education and academia, and policy and governance. The course will help students to develop their interests and career possibilities through elective courses such as sociology, anthropology, history, and science and technology studies.
The MA in economics programme will offer students with theoretical knowledge in economic sciences through a combination of core and elective courses which will familiarize students with recent developments in the field and equip them to address contemporary economic problems.
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Speaking about the MA programmes, IIT Madras, head, department of humanities and social sciences, Jyotirmaya Tripathy, said: “Historically we have been leaders among IITs in offering degrees in liberal arts. Given the changing needs of time, we have restructured our programme to cater to that section of students who want to pursue a career path that gets the best of liberal education along with market readiness in an environment that is conducive to creativity and reflection. This is on top of world-class infrastructure and the lure of being taught by some of the finest minds of the country in an institution that has been consistently ranked as number one in the country.”
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