Publish Date: March 11, 2024

IIT Delhi’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences to Offer a New Academic Program ‘M.A. in Culture, Society, Thought’

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  • Last date to apply for this uniquely-designed interdisciplinary MA program is April 4, 2024

New Delhi: The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Delhi has launched a new academic program, M.A. in Culture, Society, Thought. The first of its kind MA program ( is envisaged as a two-year full-time program that focuses on the thematic of culture, society, and thought through the core disciplines of sociology, literature, and philosophy.

The application process for admissions to the newly launched program begins on March 20, 2024 for the academic year starting from July 2024. The last date to apply for the program is April 4, 2024. Interested candidates with bachelor’s degree in any discipline (with a minimum 55% or equivalent CGPA in BA and first division for all other degrees) can apply through the Institute’s PG admission portal (

The admission procedure includes shortlisting through an entrance examination or GATE 2024 score (XH) followed by an interview of the shortlisted candidates in May 2024. The fee structure of the program will be at par with other postgraduate programs of the Institute.

Highlighting the salience of the program, Prof. Farhana Ibrahim, Head, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi, said, “The new MA program explores aspects of contemporaneity and interdisciplinarity across disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Its location at IIT Delhi gives it a unique vantage point to generate a new corpus of knowledge, populate new kinds of archives, and develop critical methodologies to give new directions to humanities and social science research from the global south.”

“The program offers a unique opportunity for students to explore courses across traditional disciplines, and to forge new synergies across existing Master’s programs offered by the Department, viz. Cognitive Science and Economics,” Prof. Ibrahim added.

The program will train and equip students for a variety of fields including research, academia, social work, think tanks, media and policymaking, among others, in government and non-governmental organisations, research institutes, social entrepreneurship organisations etc. Graduates from the MA program will also be eligible to join the doctoral programs offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Delhi, or other international doctoral programs.

An Open House will be conducted on March 15, 2024 for interested candidates to learn more about the program structure, fees, faculty members, scholarships, accommodations, academic and career prospects, among other aspects.