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Integrated M.A. in English / Development Studies, IIT Chennai

Integrated M.A. in English / Development Studies
New Specialized Courses

  • Integrated M.A. in English Studies - IIT Chennai

    About the Course:
    It aims to introduce students to language, literary and cultural studies, with an emphasis on critical reading skills that would stand a student in good stead whatever s/he may eventually do in life. Starting with introductory courses in the basics of language and literature, the stream covers the masters of English literary tradition, as well as major writers from other traditions – Asian, African, Latin American and Continental

    Students are exposed to other streams such as Economics, Sociology, History, and Philosophy so that  they can have a range of career options from academics to language training and editing to journalism.


    DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

    1. The PROGRAM has been designed to expose students to many ideas and perspectives. The students choose their streams after experiencing the competing fields and subjects during the first two years. Specialization begins in the third year.
    2. A very distinctive feature of the PROGRAM is the involvement of the Engineering, Sciences and Management faculties in offering innovative courses in collaboration with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Such courses are offered as “minor streams” and Electives. Such collaboration with other departments is also visualized through dissertation work under joint supervision.
    3. The PROGRAM imparts substantial knowledge of Indian economy, literature, philosophy, culture, society, and public management. It provides opportunities for learning a foreign language, currently German, French etc.

    ADMISSION MODE & INTAKE 
    Admission is solely through Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE). The PROGRAM has a total of 23 seats under English Studies Course.


    ELIGIBILITY

    1. Completed 10+2 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.
    2. 60% marks in aggregate for General category and OBC (CL/NCL) 55% in aggregate for SC and ST.
    3. 25 Years of age for General and 30 in the case of SC, ST and PD candidates

    PATTERN FOR HSEE

    Duration              3 hours duration

    Total Section      2 part

     Part I                  Objective type multiple choice questions for 2½ hours duration (150 Minutes), administered through computer.
    Topics               
    (i) English and Comprehension Skill;
    (ii) Analytical and Quantitative Ability;
    (iii) General Studies covering the areas of Indian Economics (since Independence), Indian Society, Contemporary World Affairs (post-World War II);
    iv) Environment and Ecology.

    Part II                Essay writing for 30 Minutes to be written on answer sheet

    Topics                Essay on general topic involving description, or/and reflection or/and discussion.


    SYLLABUS FOR HSEE

    English (25% marks):

    Questions are related to the following areas:

    Reading skills: Candidates will be required to read the given passage/s that aim to test their comprehension skills.

    Grammar: This section tests the candidate‟s knowledge of English

    grammar such as sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive

    constructions etc.

    Vocabulary: This section examines the candidate‟s vocabulary skills. Candidate‟s ability to understand meaning, structure and colocation of words is tested here.

    Analytical and Quantitative Ability

    (25% marks):

    This section tests the candidate’s analytical skills and quantitative abilities. Questions are related to the following areas:

    Numbers, Algebra, Highest Common Factor (HCF) and Lowest Common Multiple (LCM), Calendar, Basic Statistics– Average, Ratio and proportion, Profit and Loss, Percentages, Simple and Compound Interest, Work and time, Discount, Age sums, linear equations, elementary trigonometry.

    Data Interpretation, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, brainteasers, and patterns.

    General Studies (in four parts - 50% marks):

    1. Indian Economy:
    2. Environment and Ecology:
    3. Indian Society and Culture
    4. World Affairs:

  • New Specialized Courses

    Seats

    Exam Date

    Under University of Delhi

    B.A. Honours (Humanities & Social Sciences)

    40

    Admission Entrance Test /Mid July

    B.Tech. (Information Technology & Mathematical Innovations)

    40

    Admission Entrance Test /Mid July

    Under Indian Statistical Institute

    B. Statistic (Hons.)- Kolkata

    ~50

    Admission Entrance Test/ Mid May

    B. Mathematics (Hons.)- Bangalore

    ~50

    Admission Entrance Test/ Mid May

    Eligibility Criteria* As Per 2016 Structure

    1. English and Mathematics compulsory in XII except for BA(Hons.) in Humanities & Social Science.
    Under Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

    Integrated M.A in Development Studies

    23

    Admission Entrance Test/ 17 April 2016

    Under Tata Institute of Social Science

    Integrated M.A in Social Science

    180

    Admission Entrance Test/ Mid May

    Eligibility Criteria* As Per 2016 Structure

    1. More than 50% marks in XII

    What is tested ?

    Quantitative Aptitude

    Verbal Ability

    Logical Reasoning

    General Awareness

    Additional

    BCA

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Computer Awareness

    B.A. Honours (Humanities & Social Sciences)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Essay Writing

    B.Tech.(Information Technology & Mathematical Innovations)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    N/A

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
    Integrated M.A in English & Development Studies

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Essay Writing

    Tata Institute of Social Science
    Integrated M.A in Social Science

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Essay Writing