The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Research introduces learners to a cross-section of the humanities disciplines and comes with a substantial research component at the end.
The curriculum structure of this programme includes courses in history, literary studies, philosophy, anthropology, and political thought. The research component comprises a seminar paper presentation, and a supervised master’s thesis to be written over the last semester.
The programme trains learners in critical thinking and synthesising multiple perspectives from various disciplines. Along with this, it grooms learners to become researchers who may later take up graduate/doctoral studies with an Indocentric approach, through systematic critiques of the Marxist and left-liberal academic positions.
Duration: 2 Yrs
Starts: September, 2022
Ends: August 2024
Cohort Size: 10
Tuition: INR 3L per annum (Scholarships available)
Food & Hostel: INR 1.5L per annum
“To be a philosopher you need only three things. First, infinite intellectual eros: endless curiosity about everything. Second, the ability to pay attention: to be rapt by what is in front of you without seizing it yourself, the care of concentration—in the way you might look closely, without touching, at the green lacewing fly, overwintering silently on the kitchen wall. Third, acceptance of pathlessness (aporia): that there may be no solutions to questions, only the clarification of their statement. Eros, attention, acceptance.”
Applicants to this programme may come from STEM, commerce, as well as humanities and social sciences backgrounds. Potential learners are expected to have: