A. The programme has been designed to introduce students to many ideas and perspectives.

B. A 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, Korean and Chinese are offered.

D. The programme requires students to complete 511 credits spread over five years to earn the degree. Discipline-related courses account for a minimum of around 50% of total 511 credits. This includes core and elective courses and a dissertation (refer to the Table below). However, the students will have the option of earning credits from taught courses in lieu of dissertation writing.

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

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

Common Courses

21 208 41

Discipline Courses
(Core and Stream Electives)

22 222 43

Other Electives
(including Free Electives/ Minor stream Electives)

5 45 9

Dissertation (including mini project) or Equivalent Elective Courses (4 courses with minimum of 9 credits each)

2 36 7



50 511 100