IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati to offer masters in liberal arts programme

February 16, 2022

In alignment with the National Education Policy 2020, Indian Institute of Technology IIT Guwahati will launch a Masters programme in liberal arts. The first batch of students for the course will be admitted from the upcoming July 2022.  

The programme will be offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, from the academic year 2022-2023. The first batch of 30 students will be admitted from the July 2022 semester based on specific admission criteria that will be announced soon.

The programme aims to offer cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary training to students and hone their ability to think critically and creatively about social, political, and aesthetic issues that concern our world today and would align with the NEP 2020. By engaging in meaningful cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary conversations, students will learn to make informed judgments and choices, while also remaining aware of their ethical implications.

The programme is aimed at honing a creative skill set among students they acquire and to address real-life problems. The programme will also offer opportunities for interested learners to engage with digital technology and methodology, think critically about technological paradigms, and apply digital tools in critical humanities research in praxis-based projects.

Speaking about the launch of this degree program, Prof TG Sitharam, Director IIT Guwahati emphasized that the main motive of this liberal arts program is to promote a multidisciplinary approach in all aspects of higher education so that the youth are exposed to critical thinking, analytical reasoning, encourage creativity, multi-lingual and traditional knowledge while they prepare for complex and wide-ranging jobs.

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