Indian Institute of Technology, IIT-Madras Master Program in Humanities

Indian Institute of Technology, IIT-Madras Master Program in Humanities

Even as large numbers of students are preparing to take the IIT-JEE (Joint Entrance Examination for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology), not many of them are aware of the humanities course offered by the IIT, Madras.

The institute has thrown its gates open to aspiring students of commerce and humanities streams.

Class 12 students can now sit for the IIT Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Test (HSEE) to gain admission to a five-year integrated Master’s programme in humanities.

Excellence in the field of study, a well-rounded personality, self-confidence and human values are focal areas in this institution.

Alumni of the IITs walk the corridors of top industrial houses and research institutions around the world. The innovative programme leads to the award of an M.A. degree in economics, developmental studies or English.

The Entrance Examination will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi for a total intake of 30 seats.

The three-hour examination will be based on English and comprehension skill, analytical and quantitative ability, Indian economy, Indian history, world history, environment and ecology. It will be an objective-type paper consisting of 180 questions, with negative marking for incorrect answers.

For students specializing in economics, opportunities abound in the corporate sector; banking organizations, government jobs in organizations such as the Central Statistical Organization, the Department of Company Affairs and the Ministry of Planning; and world organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank and the World Trade Organization. Further, students can pursue higher education in the London School of Economics and other top international universities.

Interested students who have passed the Plus Two course or will be completing it in March can obtain the application brochure by sending a demand draft favouring Chairman, HSEE, IIT, Madras, payable at Chennai, along with two self-addressed slips. The postal request for application material will be entertained only till February 25. The last date for receipt of completed application forms at IIT, Madras, is March 3. The letter for application forms should be sent to,

The Chairman,
HSEE 2008,
JEE Office, IIT Madras,
Chennai – 600 036
Phone: 044 2257 8220