Master of Arts in Liberal Arts:
The Master of Liberal Arts is a multi-disciplinary programme initiated in 2022. The programme offers a unique combination of training in theoretical analysis and abstract thinking with the practical application of these skills through rigorous coursework and mentored projects.
The programme has a maximum of 30 seats, with reservation norms as per government rules.
Applicants will be selected for the programme on the basis of an entrance test. The test is conducted in the month of May/June. The written exam tests the applicants on reading comprehension, general and social awareness, quantitative ability, and logical reasoning skills. Additionally, the applicants are required to write three essays that test their critical thinking skills and articulation. Click here for a sample question paper for the entrance test.
Currently the only centre for taking the test is IIT Guwahati.
The results are announced and the list of selected candidates is published on the departmental webpage. Admission normally starts towards the end of July, after which the classes start. Information about eligibility and other relevant details are announced on the institute website at the time of advertisement of admission.
For more details about the programme click here
Institute Silver Medal
Institute Silver Medals for Master of Arts (MA) programmes of the Institute will be awarded to each year to the student who ranks first, obtaining the highest Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) among all graduating students in his/her discipline in that year. In case of a tie in the CPI, the medal will be awarded to the student who has earned the highest number of credits with 10 grade points.
|HS 554||Theories and Thinkers: The Concept of Culture||3-1-0||8|
|HS 555||Introduction to Liberal Studies||3-1-0||8|
|HS 501||Essentials of Political Theory||3-1-0||8|
|HS 551||Foundational linguistics||3-1-0||8|
|HS 556||Introduction to literary studies||3-1-0||8|
|HS 561||Historical studies||3-1-0||8|
|HS 566||Debates in philosophy||3-1-0||8|
|HS 568||Digital humanities: theories in practice||3-1-0||8|
|HS 696||Project I||0-0-16||16|
|HS 562||International relations and diplomacy||3-1-0||8|
|HS 567||Cultural studies: key concepts and theories||3-1-0||8|
|HS 697||Project II||0-0-16||16|
|1||HS 552||Critical Reasoning|
|2||HS 553||History and philosophy of science|
|3||HS 557||Language, rhythm and prosody|
|4||HS 558||Between History and Memory: Genres of Life-Writing|
|5||HS 559||Indian literary theory|
|6||HS 560||Race and the Novel|
|7||HS 564||Psychoanalysis and the social bond|
|8||HS 565||Social meta-theory|
|9||HS 569||Language, mind and thought|
|10||HS 570||Paths to policymaking in india|
|11||HS 571||Sounds of the world's languages: an experimental approach|
Academic Complex Block F Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati, Assam, 781039 India