Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay being one of the seven National Institutes of Technology in the country, was established in 1958 with the co-operation and participation of the erstwhile Government of USSR under UNESCO's Technical Assistance Program. The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences was founded in 1958. At present, the Department has five disciplines namely Economics, English, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and a Cell called Cell for Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit (CISTS). Its faculty offers a wide spectrum of courses at the B.Tech , M.Tech, M.Phil. and Ph. D. levels.
About the program : This program is scheduled foreseeing objectives such as :
- To disseminate awareness and appreciation of the complexity of socio-economic interdependence and change.
- To increase the understanding of alternative development styles, policies and technologies.
- To provide various perspectives on micro-level planning for balanced development.
- To examine the role of the new economic policy in the light of the overall plan framework.
- To expose students to first-hand experience of the issues involved in development work through field visits.
- To train in formulating and defending research proposals.
Eligibility : Masters degree in Arts, Commerce or equivalent with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent letter grade (50% for SC/ST) from recognized University or Deemed University. OR
B.Tech / M.Sc degree or equivalent with adequate background in Social Sciences with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent letter grade (55% for SC/ST).
Number of Seats : 17
Course Duration : 2 Years (4 Semesters)
Course Structure : A candidate has to complete 162 credits to be awarded with M.Phil degree. Students have to complete one field work/ field visit during the first year of the program. This will be a group activity involving 8 to 10 days.
Career Opportunities :On a successful completion of the program, students could be employed in public and private corporations, financial and banking institutions, national and state level planning boards, co-operative federations, governmental and nun-governmental agencies for development research institutions etc. In the other case, they can also join the Ph.D program offered by the HSS department. The students from the previous batches are employed with reputed non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, academic and financial institutions.