MA in Society and Culture at IIT Gandhinagar; Apply by Jan 31

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar, has invited applications for admission to the M.A. program in Society and Culture, offered by the discipline of Humanities and Social Sciences, designed to enable a student to understand social mores, cultural codes, along with the universality of human nature in particularized contexts of nations and societies.

The program is interdisciplinary, and ensures intellectual flexibility and rigor in the use of theory and methodology. Three tracks are currently offered- Literature and Society; History and Politics; Public Policy and Human Development.

Eligibility: Applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent CPI/GPA). Those awaiting final semester/year results and those who would be completing a Bachelor’s degree in the academic year 2019-2020 are also eligible to apply. Eligibility requirements for SC/ST/OBC candidates will be in accordance with the Supreme Court guidelines.

Selection: 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 - academic records, aptitude for graduate studies, 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. However, if there is any change in the venue, the shortlisted candidate will be intimated.

The candidates appearing for the Test/Interview will be reimbursed any amount exceeding Rs. 750/- for to and fro single second-sleeper class railway fare by the shortest route from their place of residence to the Institute /venue of the Test / Interview.

Those admitted to the M.A. program will receive a monthly scholarship of Rs. 5,000/-. The stipend support will be renewed per semester subject to a student's continued satisfactory progress in the program.

Application can be submitted at latest by January 31, 2021.

Online Admission Test will be on February 28, 2021 and Online Interviews, during March 1-3, 2021.

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