IIT Madras launches new MA programs for 2023 – 2024 session

IIT Madras

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras launches three masters’ degree programs in the discipline of Master of Arts (MA) for the academic session 2023-2024.

Masters degree programs that are offered by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras are –

  • MA in Development Studies
  • MA in English
  • MA in Economics

The above given programs are being offered by the department of Humanities and Social Sciences with an objective to increase the admission intake of applicants who can opt for this two year MA degree program. 

The IIT Madras said in a statement “The Institute is expanding the scope of the MA programme by adding Economics to the already existing streams of Development Studies and English Studies and offering all the three streams as two-year programmes instead of the current five-year integrated MA programmes.”

IIT also said “IIT Madras is hopeful of attracting a more diverse set of candidates by making the MA programmes available after graduation from varied streams.”

Indian applicants in each discipline will be allotted total number of 25 seats and for the international applicants admission will be open on supernumerary basis.

Important Dates


Dates (Tentative)

Application release

March-April 2023

Seat allotment

June 2023

Class begins

July 2023

The IIT Madras, Director,  Professor V Kamakoti further said –  “The restructuring of the MA programme is done with an aim to make the same accessible to more students who have completed their bachelor degrees from multiple disciplines spreading across humanities, science, commerce, engineering etc. Such type of a humanities and social science exposure is very much needed for the next generations of students to face and address different challenges posed by the modern world. This expanded list of MA programs will open-up new avenues of placement and employability as the students will be trained as domain specific experts with international readiness and national focus.”

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