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IIT Gandhinagar MA in Society & Culture MASC Admission 2018


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IIT Gandhinagar M.A. in Society and Culture Admission 2018

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar invites applications for admission to 2 years Master of Arts in Society and Culture (MASC) program for the session 2018
About M.A. in Society and Culture Program

The Masters in Society and Culture, a unique program conceptualized and implemented by the faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (since 2013) has a specific goal of providing to students (from any disciplinary background) breadth and focus in the key disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences

It does so by providing fundamental learning, debates, and methods in the disciplines of literature, sociology, anthropology, political science and history

List of core and specialized track courses to provide a view into the nature and scope of the program:

Core Courses

Perspectives in History, Perspectives on Politics, Critical Approaches to Anthropology and Sociology, Perspectives on Indian Civilization, Theoretical Perspectives in Literary Studies, Research Methods in Social Sciences and Humanities

Literature & Society Track Electives (Indicative): Reading English in English Classical Indian Literature, India Through the Writer’s Eye, World literature and Readings from Bengal, South Asia through Literature

History & Politics Track Electives (Indicative): History of Modern India (1930-1964) Paradox of Indian Democracy, Social History of Dissent Mobs, Crowds and Citizens: Democracy and Mass Mobilisation in India, Global Poverty and Developmental Aid

Public Policy and Human Development: Introduction to Demography: Population Measures and Social Processes, Global Poverty & Development Aid, Disease, Health & Inequality, Human Development: Theory, Measures and Policies, Education in Modern India: History, Policies & Process of Reforms, Theories of social epidemiology

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum criterion to apply is a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent CPI/GPA). The students who are awaiting final semester/year results and those who would be completing Bachelor’s degree in the academic year 2017-18 are also eligible to apply

Eligibility requirements for SC/ST/OBC candidates will be in accordance to the UGC/Supreme Court guidelines
Selection Procedure

Admission to MA Program is offered on the basis of entrance test and interview

The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and interview based on the academic records and aptitude for graduate study in the humanities and social sciences.The final selection will be based on allof above, viz., academic records, aptitude for cognitive science, written test and interview

The institute may also exercise the option of offering admission to a few outstanding candidates based on academic records without calling them for written test and/or interview

Test and interview will be held at IIT Gandhinagar

Financial Support

Eligible candidates admitted to M.A. Program will receive a monthly scholarship of Rs.5000/-. The stipend support will be renewed per semester subject to a student’s continued satisfactory progress in the program

Institute encourages M.A. students to present their research work at national and international conferences, and provides travel Scholarships of up to Rs.60000/- to such students


All applications must be submitted online at www.iitgn.ac.in

Candidates need not send the hard copy of the application form; however, you need to furnish hardcopy of the application form with photograph and all the documentary evidence in original (testimonials, certificates, publications, work experience and research/professional experience) at the time of interview. Incomplete applications will be rejected

There is no application fee

Important Dates

Last Date for Submitting Applications: 15th January 2018

Web announcement of short-listed candidates: 22nd February 2018

Date of Test & Interview: 10th & 11th March 2018

Web announcement of Selected Candidates: 19th March 2018

Last Date for Payment of Fees: 19th April 2018

For more information visit the IIT Gandhinagar websitewww.iitgn.ac.in

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITG) Ahmedabad – Centre for Cognitive Science, IIT Gandhinagar,Vishwakarma Engineering College Complex, Chandkheda, Visat-Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad-382424 (Gujarat), Tel.: +91-93284-74222, Website www.iitgn.ac.in
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