IIT Madras is introducing two-year M.A. programmes in three separate streams, viz. Development Studies, English Studies, Economics, which will be offered from academic year 2023-24. The new two-year MA programmes will replace the current five-year Integrated M.A. programme. The admission criteria for the new M.A. programme will be announced soon and HSEE will not be used anymore. In light of this, HSEE will not be conducted by IIT Madras from 2023.
As per the GOI Gazette notification [CG-DL-E-04032021-225647, 4th March 2021, page 4, (ii)], the OCI / PIO (People of Indian Origin) card holders will now be treated as Foreign Nationals and the seats allotted to them will be "supernumerary". The provisions for OCI / PIO card holders as given in the Information Brochure of HSEE - 2021 shall now stand modified accordingly.