M.A. On Campus

Society and Culture

IIT Gandhinagar

24 months
4000 USD/year
2000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Masters in Society and Culture, a unique program at IIT Gandhinagar conceptualized and implemented by the faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (since 2014) has a specific goal of providing to students (from any disciplinary background) breadth and focus in the key disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences. 


The two year Society and Culture Masters emerges from a conviction that students need to be trained to understand the social and political context around them; that encounters with theoretical and cutting-edge formulations on societies and nations are necessary and must also be learned in tandem with real-life observation and fieldwork.

That being said, the program also helps students understand intersections between disciplines so that recurring themes such as identity, democracy, tradition, modernity, citizenship, selfhood do not get restricted to a narrow disciplinary focus. 

This two-pronged approached i.e. a grounding in the individual discipline as well as exposure to interdisciplinarity form an integral part of a student’s learning, and this is further developed and tested through rigorous research project. In order to help students deepen their knowledge in a discipline of choice, they are also offered an opportunity to follow a discipline ‘track’ whereby faculty specializing in, for example, disciplines of literature and history, take a student through a focused path, without compromising on his/her need to understand other disciplines as well.


We envision the program to give students a critical ability to approach the world and its many challenges. Careers after the MA program could be related journalism, advertising/media, communications, writing, teaching, human resources, nonprofit (NGOs, policy think-tanks), and of course, higher studies in academia should you choose to pursue a Ph.D. Students will also have the option of taking the University Grants Commission Lectureship exams (N.ET/S.L.E.T) in the allied disciplines. We believe that the possibilities are endless, and as with any other degree, employability is a combination of an excellent academic record, motivation, and a positive approach.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Perspectives in History
  • Political Thought
  • Critical Approaches on Anthropology and Sociology
  • Perspectives on Indian Civilization
  • Literature, Theory, and Social Context
  • Research Methods in Social Sciences and Humanities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




80 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum criterion to apply is a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent CPI/GPA). 

  • The shortlisting of the applications will be based on the overall credentials (marks in the bachelor’s program, academic achievements, aptitude for studying society and culture, etc.). 

  • The eligibility criteria mentioned above are minimum expectations, and the committee may use higher cut-off levels for shortlisting.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    2000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 USD per semester during 24 months.

National students - SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.)


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