Integrated M.A. in Development Studies
Integrated M.A. in Economics
Integrated M.A. in English Studies
Admission is solely through Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE 2010). The programme has a total of 46 seats in all the three disciplines put together. Allocation of seats to individual disciplines will be made at the end of the third semester, based on the student's preference, performance (CGPA over the first three semesters) and availability of seats under each discipline.
The examination will be held on Sunday, 2 May 2010 between 10.00 and 13.00 hrs in all centres throughout India.
More about the programmes
This stream addresses questions of "order and change" in a globalizing world. A multi-disciplinary approach is adopted in the first two years of the programme, which sets the base for higher-level understanding. It attempts to include issues related to "development" across countries over a long period of time. At present, the programme is designed to include three thematic modules on i) Gender ii) Science, Technology and Development, and iii) Urbanization. Students will have scope to further specialize in any of these three themes through dissertation and elective courses. Overall, this stream, with a mixture of taught courses and field research/training, attempts to mould students to act as effective agents of social change. Students of this stream are expected to be placed in national and international development institutions and academia.
The Economics stream will provide a rigorous training in economic theory and applications and relevant quantitative, statistical and computing skills. Further, an exposure to other areas of inquiry, such as psychology, sociology, philosophy, history, languages, communication and literary skills, the programme will provide the much-needed breadth and multi-disciplinary perspectives. Through dissertation and elective courses, students will have scope to specialize in areas such as education, healthcare, environment, banking, international trade and finance. Students who complete the master's in economics would be suitable for a career in academia, government, industry, and national and international organizations of repute.
The English Studies stream has been designed for students who have the aptitude and the sensitivity for literary and linguistic analyses. This stream will provide a comprehensive understanding of literatures in English with special emphasis on current debates in literary theory, lesser-known literatures and the importance of an interdisciplinary approach. Courses in linguistics will give students an insight into the structure and function of natural languages as a system of cognition and communication. Students will also be exposed to other disciplines such as Economics, Sociology, History, and Philosophy that will widen their horizon and equip them with basic quantitative and analytical skills. Students will have a range of career options open to them from academics and editing to journalism and language training.
Candidates applying for HSEE-2010 should have either completed or be appearing in 2010 in any one of the following qualifying examinations:
• The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi; etc.
• Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
• Final Examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
• General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
• High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University.
• Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in any foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
• H.S.C. Vocational Examination.
• Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
In case the relevant qualifying examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.
Eligibility Criteria for Candidates:
The candidates belonging to the general category must secure a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in their Qualifying Examination. Candidates belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must secure a minimum of 55% in aggregate in the qualifying examination. If any Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of joining. In case, such a certificate is not provided by the candidate, the decision of the HSEE Admission Committee regarding his/her eligibility shall be final.
(i) All provisional admissions to candidates will stand cancelled, if the proof of having passed
the qualifying examination, as per the eligibility criteria specified in Section 11.2, is not submitted to the Institute latest by September 30, 2010.
(ii) All admissions will be subject to verification of facts from the original certificates/documents
of the candidates. If an applicant is found ineligible at a later date even after admission, his/ her admission will be cancelled. The decision of the HSEE Admission Committee regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.
Date of Birth:
Only those candidates, whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1985, are eligible for HSEE-2010. However, in the case of SC, ST and PD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., such candidates, who were born on or after October 01, 1980, are eligible. Only the date of birth as recorded in the High School (10th std.)/(12th Std.) first Board/Pre-University Certificate will be taken as authentic. Candidates must produce a copy of this certificate along with the completed Application Form as a proof of their age and at the time of admission original certificate has to be produced failing which they will be disqualified.
All qualified candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner in the prescribed format that will be made available to them along with offer of admission letter. They will be admitted only if they are physically fit for pursuing a course of study at this Institute.
Centres for HSEE 2010
The entrance examination will be conducted in the following cities:
You can apply for the entrance examination only through "On-line mode". The procedure is given in the website http://hsee.iitm.ac.in/aspr.html
If you follow the procedure in the above webpage an application form shall be generated at the end that you can download. You need not have access to a credit/debit card to apply online. The payment can be made through bank challan that shall be generated online along with your application. The application fees can be remitted at all branches of State Bank of India and Indian Bank in India.
The online application website shall be open from 7.00 AM of December 21, 2009 to 5.00 PM of January 21, 2010. The completed hardcopy of the downloaded application form should reach IIT Madras on or before 1700 Hrs on Feb 1, 2010.
Online Application starts at 0700 Hrs on - 21st December 2009
Last date for applying through online is 1700 Hrs on 21st January 2010
Downloaded and completed application form should be sent to "The Chairman, HSEE 2010, JEE Office, IIT Madras, Chennai 600036" on or before 17.00 hours of- 1st February 2010
Entrance Examination - 2nd May 2010
Announcement of Results in HSEE website- 1st June 2010
The Chairman, HSEE
JEE Office, IIT Madras
Chennai - 600 036.
Telephone : 044 - 2257 8220
Fax : 2257 8224
Url : http://hsee.iitm.ac.in