M.A. in Development Studies at IIT Mandi: Apply by May 15: Expired


IIT Mandi invites applications from interested candidates for admission to the two-year M.A. in Development Studies program starting from August 2020.

Program Features
  1. Multi-disciplinary approach, foregrounding issues and challenges of development in the Himalayan region.
  2. A combination of rigorous and relevant courses with exposure to real-world development challenges.
  3. Understanding the basic scientific and technological underpinnings of developmental challenges and their existing solutions.
  4. A mandatory field study component for understanding the laboratory of Development Studies.
  5. Participatory research through components of dissertation/guided
  6. Ability to communicate results to a range of stakeholders, including academia, professionals in policymaking and implementation, local communities, etc.
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s Degree (e.g. B.A./B.Com/B.Sc. in Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Political Sciences, Public Policy, Environmental Science or equivalent discipline; or B.Tech. /B.E. or equivalent) from a recognized University.
  • Candidates should have secured at least 55% marks (or 6.0 CGPA on a scale 10) in their qualifying examination to apply for admission to the program. Relaxation of marks/grades, as per institute rules, is available to candidates belonging to reserved categories.
  • Applicants awaiting final results in the qualifying exam with results awaited are also eligible to apply. However, their final selection will be contingent on the production of final mark/grade sheet satisfying minimum marks,
How to Apply?
  1. Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here.
  2. The list of all shortlisted candidates will be notified on the IIT Mandi website.
  3. No separate letter/email communication will be sent individually.
  4. Candidates shall make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation to attend the written test and interview.
  5. No TA/DA will be provided by the institute.

In normal times, shortlisted candidates appear for a written test followed by an interview. Due to COVID-19, there are several uncertainties, particularly with regard to travel. If there are any changes in the mode of selection, the shortlisted candidates will be communicated at the time of shortlisting.

Important Dates
  • Starting date for filling online application: 20th April 2020
  • Last date for submitting online application: 15th May 2020
  • Date of written test and interview: will be announced

Email ID: oassupport@iitmandi.ac.in.

For further details, click here.



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