Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) at the moment introduced admission of their new MA programmes. The institute has added Economics to the already present streams of Development Studies and English Studies and providing all of the three streams as two-year programmes as a substitute of the present five-year built-in MA programmes. These programmes will probably be supplied from the 2023 tutorial session.
IIT Madras gives 25 seats for Indian college students beneath every stream. These programmes will even be made open to worldwide college students on a supernumerary foundation. The software course of will begin in March/April 2023 and courses will begin in July 2023. Instead of HSEE, admission to the two-year MA programmes will probably be made on the idea of a soon-to-be-announced entrance examination.
Prof V Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, mentioned, “The restructuring of the MA programme is done with an aim to make the same accessible to more students who have completed their bachelor degrees from multiple disciplines spreading across humanities, science, commerce, engineering etc. Such type of a humanities and social science exposure is very much needed for the next generations of students to face and address different challenges posed by the modern world. This expanded list of MA programs will open-up new avenues of placement and employability as the students will be trained as domain specific experts with international readiness and national focus.”
The distinctive features of the brand new programmes claims IIT-M, embrace evidence-based coverage analyses, function of expertise in shaping socio-economic improvement, knowledge science and governance, engagement with up to date points reminiscent of local weather change, sustainability, urbanization amongst others.
The course curriculum of the M.A. programmes will probably be restructured to incorporate extra up to date topics reminiscent of Economics of Innovation, Urban Planning and Development, Health Policy, Environmental Humanities, Climate Economics, Technology and Policy, and Computational Linguistics, amongst others.