School: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
*8(maximum) seats are reserved for internal BASS students. If any of the seats (8 reserved seats for internal BASS) are left vacant, it will be open for lateral entry.
a) Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.
b) Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 02, 2018 are also eligible to apply.
c) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.
d) Candidates who have taken a break from formal education, especially those who have had to work in the voluntary, non-governmental, governmental, formal and informal sectors and those who are willing to undertake the rigours of an MA programme are encouraged to apply.
Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 29, 2018. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.
Master of Arts (Sociology and Social Anthropology) as two distinct disciplines had its origin in Europe. Sociology emerged as the study of European society and Social Anthropology as the study of other society. The distinction was implanted in India too. Sociology tended to be the study of rural and urban dimension of the Indian society and Social Anthropolgy of the tribal society. This distinction besides being problematic is also blurred. The two disciplines, though traditionally located into two departments, are intricately related with each other in regard to the subject they deal and perspectives and approaches they adopt.
In keeping with, the programme is designed to integrate the discipline of Sociology and Social Anthropology with a view to have a comparative and systematic understanding of the society and its institutions. Such a programme is most suited considering the regional location of TISS, Guwahati Campus.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Foundation Course :2
Compulsory/core courses: 17
Foundation Course : 1 Core Courses :13 , CCS:2
Core courses: 12CBCS:2
Core Courses: 13
In the III and IV semester, students can opt for optional courses offered within the MA (SSA) programme OR
Inter-programme offered courses (i.e. LSSP, EESD, MSW and PACS) equivalent to 4 credits each (8 credits in total)
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