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Entrance Exam India
Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE- 2010)

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)

Entrance Examination:  2nd May 2010

Admission to Five Year Integrated Masters Programme

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is one of the earliest departments established at IITM. The Department is essentially multi-disciplinary in nature and has reputed faculty from diverse disciplines such as Economics, English, Philosophy, Sociology, History, and German Studies. The Department has been offering doctoral programmes in humanities and social sciences and elective courses to the undergraduate and post-graduate programmes of the Institute. From the academic year 2006-07, the Department has started a unique and innovative five year integrated master’s programme, leading to Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in three disciplines viz., Development Studies, Economics and English Studies.

With the launch of this programme, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has crossed a milestone in fulfilling its role in higher education in liberal arts and social sciences in the country. This has opened up newer avenues for highly motivated students to enter the portals of the Institute.

Integrated M.A. in Development Studies

Integrated M.A. in Economics

Integrated M.A. in English Studies

The entrance examination will be conducted in the following cities: Bangalore; Mumbai; Chennai; New Delhi; Coimbatore; Trichy; Hyderabad; Thiruvananthapuram; Kochi; Kolkata; Madurai

Last date for applying through online is 1700 Hrs on: 21st January 2010

Entrance Examination:  2nd May 2010


Qualifying Examinations: Candidates applying for HSEE-2010 should have either completed or be appearing in 2010 in any one of the following qualifying examinations: The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi; etc. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University. 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. In case the relevant qualifying examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates: The candidates belonging to the general category must secure a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in their qualifying examination. Candidates belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must secure a minimum of 55% in aggregate in the qualifying examination.  If any Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of joining.  In case, such a certificate is not provided by the candidate, the decision of the HSEE Admission Committee regarding his/her eligibility shall be final.

Important Notes:

(i)  All provisional admissions to candidates will stand cancelled, if the proof of having passed the qualifying examination, as per the eligibility criteria specified in section is not submitted to the Institute latest by September 30, 2010.

(ii) All admissions will be subject to verification of facts from the original certificates/documents of the candidates. If an applicant is found ineligible at a later date even after admission, his/her admission will be cancelled. The decision of the HSEE Admission Committee regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.

Date of Birth: Only those candidates, whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1985, are eligible for HSEE-2010. However, in the case of SC, ST and PD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., such candidates, who were born on or after October 01, 1980, are eligible. Only the date of birth as recorded in the High School (10th std.)/first Board/Pre-University Certificate will be taken as authentic.  Candidates must produce a copy of this certificate along with the completed Application Form as a proof of their age. At the time of admission, the original certificate has to be produced failing which they will be disqualified.

Physical Fitness: All qualified candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner in the prescribed format that will be made available to them along with offer of admission letter. They will be admitted only if they are physically fit for pursuing a course of study at this Institute.


1. SC/ST Candidates: 15% and 7.5% seats are reserved for candidates belonging to SC and ST categories, respectively. Candidates belonging to these categories will be admitted on the basis of relaxed criteria [compared to general category (GE) candidates]. SC and ST candidates should produce original caste/tribe certificate issued by a competent authority at the time of joining failing which they will not be considered for admission. While submitting the completed application, the candidate needs to enclose only an attested copy of the certificate. Seats remaining vacant in these categories shall not be filled by candidates belonging to any other category. ( Appendix-II : SC/ST Certificate )

2. Persons with Disabilities (PD): 3% of seats are reserved for PD (including leprosy-cured) candidates, as specified by the Government of India, who are otherwise fit to pursue the course and qualify HSEE with relaxed norms relevant to this category. For any category of disability (viz., locomotor, visual, speech and hearing), benefit would be given to those candidates who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment in relation to a body part / system / extremity / extremities / whole body etc. The candidates in this category will be required to be certified by a Medical Board of the Institute.

The Medical Board will decide the following:

Whether the candidate qualifies for the benefits under this category and

Whether the disability is likely to interfere in his/her studies.

The decision of the Medical Board shall be final.

3.  OBC candidates: For OBC candidates belonging to non-creamy layer, 27% of total number of seats is reserved. OBC candidates belonging to non-creamy layer will be required to produce the original certificate issued on or after January 1, 2010 by a competent authority in the Appendix-III/OBCCertificate.The certificates must be produced at the time of counseling, failing which they will be treated as belonging to the General (GE) category.

Reservation for OBC candidates, if any, would be communicated through newspaper advertisement / HSEE website as and when the Government order for the same is issued.

How To Apply:    

You can apply for the entrance examination only through “On-line mode”. The procedure is given in the website If you follow the procedure in the above webpage an application form shall be generated at the end that you can download. You need not have access to a credit/debit card to apply online. The payment can be made through bank challan that shall be generated online along with your application. The application fees can be remitted at all branches of State Bank of India and Indian Bank in India. The online application website shall be open from 7.00 AM of December 21, 2009 to 5.00 PM of January 21, 2010. The completed hardcopy of the downloaded application form should reach IIT Madras on or before 1700 Hrs on Feb 1, 2010.

Online Application starts at 0700 Hrs on
21st December 2009

Last date for applying through online is 1700 Hrs on
21st January 2010

Downloaded and completed application form should be sent to "The Chairman, HSEE 2010, JEE Office, IIT Madras, Chennai 600036" on or before 17.00 hours of 1st February 2010

Entrance Examination : 2nd May 2010

Announcement of Results in HSEE website
1st June 2010   

The Chairman, HSEE JEE Office,
IIT Madras Chennai - 600 036.

Telephone: 044 - 2257 8220
Fax: 2257 8224


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