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IIT-G to launch Master’s programme in Liberal Arts

The first batch of 30 students will be admitted for the upcoming semester starting in July 2022.

GUWAHATI:

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, on February 16, announced a Master’s programme in Liberal Arts.

The programme will be offered by the institute’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the first batch of 30 students will be admitted for the upcoming semester starting in July 2022, a statement released by IIT-G read.

The admission criteria in the course will be announced by IIT-G soon, it added.

The director of the institute T G Sitharam informed that the programme aims to offer cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary training to students that will hone their ability to think critically and creatively about social, political, and aesthetic issues concerning the world as framed in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

“The range of courses comprising cores and electives is geared towards the orientation of liberal arts concepts such as geo- spatial analytics, digital humanities, international relations, and diplomacy along with study of vernacular literature and languages, among others,” he said.

He further said that the course has been prudently designed keeping in mind the new developments in academia such as thinking across disciplines and including liberal arts philosophy in enhancing life skills.

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