Beginning July 2022, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, (IIT-B) will offer a new Master of Arts by Research programme (M.A. Res). According to academicians at the premier institute, the course will focus on “research skills,” which are important not only in academia but also in the workplace.
“The students will learn to integrate diverse sources of information, learn to read, think and write critically, and learn to apply conceptual, analytical and methodological frameworks,” claimed an official statement released by IIT-B.
This is a two-year programme and admissions will be based on scores of the recently introduced GATE-XH paper, admissions test (MAAT) and interview. The course will begin in July 2022 with three broad specialisations: (a) Human Sciences; (b) Linguistics, Literature and Performance; and (c) Sociology.
Director of IIT Bombay, Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri said, “IIT Bombay emphasises strong analytical skill development among students in all academic programmes. The proposed M.A Res. will additionally strengthen the learning-by-doing concept amongst the entrants.” The Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Department Prof. Kushal Deb said, “The department is looking forward to the new programme, especially given its potential for interdisciplinary teaching and the opportunity to train a new cohort of students in research.”