A. The programme has been designed to expose students to many ideas and perspectives. The students choose their streams of specialization at the end of the second year after taking a wide variety of courses in various disciplines. Specialization begins in the third year.

B. A very distinctive feature of the programme is the involvement of the Engineering, Sciences and Management faculties in offering innovative courses in collaboration with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Such courses are offered as “minor streams” and electives. Such collaboration with other departments is also visualized through dissertation work under joint-supervision.

C. The programme imparts substantial knowledge of Indian economy, literature, philosophy, culture, society, and public policy. It provides opportunities for learning a foreign language. Currently German, French and Chinese are offered.

D. The programme requires students to complete 521 credits spread over five years to earn the degree. Discipline-related courses account for a minimum of 46% of total 521 credits. This includes core and elective courses and a dissertation (refer to the Table below)

The distribution of credits is according to the course categories given below:

S.No. Course Category No. of Courses Credits %

Common Courses
(including mini projects)

26 237 45

Discipline Courses
(Core and Electives)

20 197 38

Other Electives
(including Free / Minor stream)

5 45 9

Dissertation/ Seminar

3 42 8



54 521 100