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, on the other hand, comprises a seminar paper presentation, and a supervised master’s thesis to be written over the last two terms, each of three months’ duration.
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.
In the first half of the programme, learners take core courses and electives mainly pertaining to humanities disciplines. During the latter half of the programme, learners initially undergo two research methods courses and subsequently write a seminar paper in the lead up to the final two terms meant for writing their master’s theses.
The Teaching Learning Methodologies (TLMs) adopted during the programme are a combination of the flipped classroom model, continuous internal assessment, and experiential learning, along with conventional lectures, tutorials, and practical assignments (L-T-P).
The TLMs foreground an Indocentric approach in alignment with the civilisationally derived institutional vision.
The applicant must have a 3–4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognised educational institution, with a minimum of 55% marks.
The applicant must clear the mandatory written entrance examination, followed by a viva-voce.
“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: