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IIT-Madras introduces new Masters Degree

He said 14 experts from different institutions in the country were involved in preparing the study material for the new Degree course.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2006 16:15 IST

To impart a human face to technology apparently, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)Madras will introduce a five-year Integrated Masters Degree in Development Studies, Economics and English Studies through the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Announcing this at a press conference, Director Prof MS Ananth said the programme to be introduced from the new academic year in June 2006, would offer admission for 30 students, passing out of Class 12.

He said the distinctive features of the new MA (Development Studies/ Economics/ English Studies) include widereference to Humanities and Social Sciences-breadth courses -- to help students appreciate 'multi disciplinary nature of fundamental concepts, compulsory courses in Ecology and Environmental Sciences and Life Sciences.

"This will allow our students to mingle with other undergraduate students," he said.

He said 14 experts from different institutions in the country were involved in preparing the study material for the new Degree course.

The programme also had the support of the Ministry of Human Resources Development at the Centre, he said.

First Published: Feb 07, 2006 16:15 IST