Entrance Exams Arts, Social Science & Law

Indian institute of Technology, Madras, Humanities and Social Science Entrance Examination (IIT-HSEE)


A brief description of each discipline of the programme is given below:
Development Studies:

This stream addresses questions of "order and change" in a globalizing world. A multi- disciplinary approach is adopted in the first two years of the programme, which sets the base for higher-level understanding. It attempts to include issues related to "development" across countries over a long period of time. At present, the programme is designed to include three thematic modules on
i) Gender
ii) Science, Technology and Development
iii) Urbanization.

Students will have scope to further specialize in any of these three themes through dissertation and elective courses. Overall, this stream, with a mixture of taught courses and field research/training, attempts to mould students to act as effective agents of social change. Students of this stream are expected to be placed in national and international development institutions and academia.
English Studies:
The English Studies stream has been designed for students who have the aptitude and the sensitivity for literary and linguistic analyses. This stream will provide a comprehensive understanding of literatures in English with special emphasis on current debates in literary theory, lesser-known literatures and the importance of an interdisciplinary approach. Courses in linguistics will give students an insight into the structure and function of natural languages as a system of cognition and communication. Students will also be exposed to other disciplines such as Economics, Sociology, History, and Philosophy that will widen their horizon and equip them with basic quantitative and analytical skills. Students will have a range of career options open to them from academics and editing to journalism and language training.

Important dates and Eligibility


Eligibility: 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central / State Board with minimum 60% in aggregate Final Examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy. General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University. Any Public School / Board / University Examination in India or in any foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system. H.S.C. Vocational Examination. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects. Date of birth: Should be on or after October 01, 1988 For SC, ST and PD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

Rs 1600 (for SC/ST/PD (male) candidates is Rs.800)
Note: No examination fee for female candidates.

Examination fee has to be paid through the Indian Bank challan generated online during the application registration process.
Note: a processing fee of Rs.10 will be charged by the bank (for challan).
through Demand Draft (DD) in favor of “IIT Madras HSEE-2013”, payable at Chennai and the bank charges to be borne by the candidate.
Note: DD allowed only if the town/place doesnot have a branch of Indian Bank.


How to apply: Application has to be made online through the website: www.hsee.iitm.ac.in

Print the completed application form and affix a colour photograph (against white background). Signatures of the candidate and the parent/guardian are required at the specified places in the form.
Details of the challan or DD to be filled in and checked. Print out of the filled in application along with required documents should be sent to the Chaiman, HSEE 2013, JEE office, IIT Madras, Chennai-600036 so as to rech on or before January 28.

More Details can be available from the institute website.

Contact Details
Address : Chairman,
JEE Office,
IIT Madras,
Phone : 044 - 2257 8220

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