NIT Rourkela MA Admission 2016

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela invites admission application for Master of Arts in Development Studies ( MA in Development Studies ) for the session 2016 – 2017.

Degree Department Program Code Requisite Academic Qualification
M. A. Humanities & Social Science Development Studies B. Tech, B. A., B. Sc, B. Com with 50% marks or 5.5 / 10 CGPA. Among B. A., B. Sc and B. Com, applicant with Honors will be given preference.

There is no relaxation in academic requirement for any category / caste of candidates because the minimum academic requirement has been set to meet the basic challenges of the academic program.

The above mentioned CGPA / percentage should be the aggregate CGPA / percentage based on all semesters / years. Conversion from CGPA to percentage or vice-versa given by individual Institute / University will NOT be considered. If the evaluation system is in grades, CGPA value will be considered and if the evaluation system is in marks, percentage value will be considered.

NIT Rourkela MA Admission Eligibility 2016 

  • Admission to the program will be made on the basis of career marking as decided by the Institute.
  • The candidates appearing qualifying degree final examination may also apply for the above program. However, they are required to submit their mark / grade sheet showing 50% marks or 5.5 / 10 CGPA at the time of selection and admission, failing which the applicants must produce a certificate signed by the Principal or Registrar of the College / University last attended stating that all examinations including practicals necessary for award of the degree have been completed, in order to be eligible for admission, in the prescribed format.
  • Such candidates have to produce their final result latest by 30th September, 2016 ; else their admission will stand cancelled and all fees paid including Caution deposit will be forfeited by the Institute.

NIT Rourkela MA Admission Seat Distribution

The distribution of seats for the said program including slow pace is :

Category Seats
General 15
OBC 08
SC 04
ST 02
Total 30

* If sufficient applicants will not be available, seats under OBC and PH categories may be filled up by General category applicants.

NIT Rourkela MA Admission Application Form 2016 

Interested candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria may submit online application at following the instructions.

Applicants are advised to :

  • Read the advertisement carefully,
  • Read the instructions to fill up the online application form
  • Fill up and submit the online application form accordingly.
  • Pay non – refundable application fee of Rupee 500/- online at the same portal.

Applicants are NOT required to send hard copy of the application form or any other document(s) to NIT Rourkela. However, candidates will be required to submit the following at the time of reporting for selection / admission :

  • Signed copy of the application form
  • A set of Xerox copies of all certificates from HSC onwards

The same will be forwarded to the Academic Office by the department for record. They also need to produce original certificates from HSC onwards for verification.

Important Dates for NIT Rourkela MA Admission 2016 

S.No Events Dates
1 Application form will be available in the Institute website for online Submission 8th April, 2016 ( Friday )
2 Closing date of online application 23rd May, 2016 ( Monday )
3 Publication of list of applicants in the Institute website 24th May, 2016 ( Tuesday )
4 Publication of list of applicants shortlisted for interview / written test 27th May, 2016 ( Friday )
5 Date of interview / written test and Admission ( tentative ) 9th June, 2016 ( Thursday )
6 Registration for the 1st Semester 25th July, 2016 ( Monday )
7 Starting of class 26th July, 2016 ( Tuesday )

Contact Details

Humanities and Social Sciences ( HS ),
National Institute of Technology,
Rourkela, India,
Telephone No : 0661 – 2462021,
Fax No : 0661 – 2462022,
Email :,
Website :

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