The Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN), has invited applications for admission to the Masters Program in Society and Culture, a unique program conceptualized and implemented by the faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar with a specific goal of providing to students from any disciplinary background, breadth and focus in the key disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

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 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: Admission to the Program will be on the basis of entrance test and interview. The Institute will invite a limited number of candidates for a written test and interview to be held at IIT Gandhinagar, 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 offer admission to a few outstanding candidates based on academic records without calling them for written test and/or interview.

Those 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 on production of evidence (railway ticket) in support of the claim.

Financial Support: Eligible candidates admitted to the MA 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.

Travel Scholarships: The Institute encourages M.A. students to present their research work at national and international conferences, and provides travel scholarships of up to Rs. 60,000/- to such students.

Hostel Facility: All students admitted are eligible for hostel accommodation on a sharing basis.

Application: Applications can be submitted online latest by January 15, 2018, at There is no application fee.

Applicants are not required to send the hard copy of the application form to the Institute. However, they should carry a hard copy of the application form with a photograph and all the documents (testimonials, certificates, publications, work experience and research/professional experience), in original at the time of interview.

List of short-listed candidates will be made available in the website on January 22, 2018. Test and interview will be held on March 10 & 11, 2018. The list of selected candidates will be put in the website on March 19, 2018. The last date for payment of fees will be April 19, 2018.


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