Did You Know Humanities and Commerce Students Can Also Get Into IITs?

By - | January 24, 2018 01:21 PM | 3 minute read
Did You Know Humanities and Commerce Students Can Also Get Into IITs?
Highlights:
  • Know how even students who have studied humanities and commerce subjects can get admission in top IITs.
  • Few IITs offer a variety of courses that a commerce or humanities student can take up. 

Right from its establishment in the year 1951, IIT has earned tremendous goodwill and has made itself as more of a brand than just a mere institute. With excellent placement records and a marvellous alumnus network, IITs are the premier engineering institutes in India.

Getting admission in one of these top-notch institutes is like a dream for almost every engineering aspirant and their struggle for this starts from the very school level. Students looking forward to admission in these institutes have to appear for the JEE Mains and the JEE Advanced entrance examinations and once they qualify these exams, they are further shortlisted for the 19 IITs on the basis of their secured ranks.

However, things have changed and students from commerce and humanities stream are in for a treat! Yes! You read it right!

Now even students who have studied humanities and commerce subjects in their class 12th and 11th can get admission in these framed IITs and CollegeDekho.com is here to tell you how!

Some of the courses offered at these institutes are designed in such a manner that students from humanities and commerce streams can also apply for them. For instance:

1. Five-Year Integrated M.A courses offered at IIT Madras:

The 5-year integrated M.A course at IIT Madras is available in three streams:

  • Development Studies
  • English Studies
  • Economics

About the Course:

Duration for these M.A courses offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is of five years. During the first two years at the institute, the students will be taught general studies and will be subject to a common curriculum.

Once these two years are completed, students will then be allocated different streams on the basis of their performance and their preferences.

Application Procedure:

To avail the application form, interested candidates will have to visit the official website of IIT Madras.

Number of seats offered: 23

Selection Criteria:

Aspirants will have to appear for Humanities-Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE).

The entrance exam will judge the students on the following aspects:

  • English/comprehension skills
  • Analytical capabilities
  • General knowledge

Tentative month for IIT-HSEE: April

Application fee details:

  • One time payment: Rs. 2,550/-
  • Semester Fees: Rs. 11,459/-
  • Refundable Caution Deposit: Rs. 2,000/-
  • Refundable Hostel Deposit: Rs. 2,000/-
  • Hostel & Other Fee per semester: 18,150/-

Another course offered by Indian Institute of Technology for the students of commerce and humanities stream is the:

2. Industrial Design course at IIT Bombay

About the course:

The four-year undergraduate Bachelor's of Design program is offered at Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at IIT-Bombay. The course covers the following aspects:

  • Industrial Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Interaction Design
  • Animation and Mobility
  • Vehicle Design

Application Procedure:

To avail the application form, interested candidates will have to visit the official website of IIT Bombay.

Selection Criteria:

Aspirants will have to appear for the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED). In case you appeared for the exam on 20th Jan 2018, you can use our UCEED Rank Predictor in order to estimate your performance in the design entrance exam.

Note:

Those appearing for UCEED can also apply for admission to B.Des. programme at IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur. Check the complete list of colleges accepting UCEED 2018 score here.

Number of seats offered:

  • IIT Bombay: 30
  • IIITDM Jabalpur: 30 seats

Tentative month for UCEED: January

Application fee: Rs. 2000 /-

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, avail this opportunity and live life the IIT- way.

All the best!

3 Comments
suresh krishnan - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I am a student of humanities. can I study business development
suresh krishnan - 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I am a student of Humanities. Will I be able to study business development
CollegeDekho User - 11 months, 3 weeks ago
very good !!!!! LOL !!!
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