Integrated MA admission at IIT Chennai through HSEE 2017

Searching for the date and timing of Humanities and Social science Entrance Exam(HSEE) 2017? How to get admission for Integrated MA course in IIT Chennai? Looking for the test centres of HSEE 2017? How to apply for HSEE 2017? Check out this post to get answers to all your queries regarding Integrated MA course in Indian Institute of Technology Chennai.

Chennai Indian Institute of Technology, also known as IIT Chennai invites applications from students in plus two level for their 5 year Integrated MA course. IIT Chennai is one of the prestigious universities of our country and so studying there itself will give you recognition in future. The course is conducted by the Department of Humanities and Social Science. The first 2 years of this integrated MA course will be based on curriculum and after the first 3 semesters, based on the academic record and students interest, they are given the chance to select either of the 2 streams mentioned below. If you are interested to join the course, here comes your chance. The admission will be granted to the students who qualify the HSEE 2017 exam, popularly known as Humanities and Social science Entrance Exam that will be held on April 16. Lets check the details.

Streams and number of seats in Integrated MA courses

The streams and seats in Integrated MA courses at IIT Chennai include:
  • Development Studies : 23
  • English Studies: 23

Subjects in Integrated MA development studies

  1. Economic Development
  2. Globalization
  3. Social Movements
  4. Politics and Institutions
  5. Environment Conflicts
  6. State and Market
  7. Gender Relations
  8. International Relations
  9. Political Philosophy
  10. Social Theory
  11. Science and Technology

Subjects in Integrated MA English Studies

  1. Literary-linguistics Analysis
  2. Indian Economy
  3. Philosophy
  4. Culture
  5. Society
  6. Public Policy
  7. Literature
  8. German, French, Chinese(any one)

Admission process

If you wish to get admission in Integrated MA course at IIT Chennai, then you need to qualify the HSEE 2017 exam that will be held on April 16(Sunday). The timing will be 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. English is used as the language of question paper. For the exam, there will be 2 parts like part 1(Objective multiple choice questions) and part 2(Essay). Part 1 will be a 2 1/2 duration exam which is computerized and consists of English comprehension skill, analytical and quantitative ability and general studies. Essay part will be of half n hour exam which you should write on answer sheet provided at the end of part 1. Those who have scored not less than 50% marks in the test will be included in the common rank list. Only 45% score is needed for OBC Non Creamy Layer while SC/ST/PwD candidates only 25% score is needed.

Exam centers for HSEE 2017

  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kochi
  • Coimbatore
  • Chennai
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Kolkata
  • Bhopal
  • Varanasi


Those who have qualified the plus two exam in 2016 with at least 60% marks/ grade OR those who appear for plus two exam in the year 2017 are eligible to apply for HSEE 2017. Only 55% marks is required in the case of SC/ST/Pwd candidates.

Age limit

Candidates must be born on or after 1992 October 1. There will be a relaxation of 5 years in the case of SC/ST/Pwd candidates.

Exam fees

There will be an exam fee of Rs 2200 for HSEE 2017. But Rs 1100 is necessary in the case of female/SC/ST/PwD candidates. The exam fees can be submitted through net banking / credit/ debit card / Indian bank challan.

Important dates:
  • Where to apply:
  • Online application start date: 2016 December 17
  • End date for submitting application: 2017 January 27
  • Date of checking application status: February 17
  • Date of downloading admit card: March 14 onward
  • Date of HSEE 2017 exam: 2017 April 16
  • Date of publishing HSEE 2017 result: 2017 May 9

At the time of admission, Indian students must submit Rs 40,113(semester fees, hostel fees, advance for 6 months). Rs 5000 will be given back as it is a deposit. But SC/ST/Pwd candidates are exempted from tuition fees. For more information, you can contact

Contact information

The Chairman, HSEE - 2017,
JEE Office,
IIT Madras,
Chennai - 600 036
Tel: 044 2257 8220
Fax: 044 2257 8224

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