The field of Humanities is an emerging one in India, and one of the fastest growing too! A prestigious institution to study humanities is undoubtedly IIT Madras, which has an exclusive department devoted for this area of study.
Students who choose to apply for this program are quite keen to know what lies ahead after completion of this 5 year integrated program.
Here are some pointers:
I. CIVIL SERVICES:
This five year MA program offers a perfect platform for these inclined towards a career in the Indian Administration Services (IAS). Wide exposure to subjects such as Economics, Logic, Law, Mathematics and Statistics, English gives them an edge in the CSAT examination leading to IAS.
A phenomenal exposure offered by IIT to students into literary activities, study of English at a higher level, opportunities to edit newsletters, journals etc helps students to spot their journalistic leanings and many students begin their career in journalism even while pursuing this course
III. CAREERS IN BANKING & INSURANCE SECTORS:
Those of them who have a head for numbers, risk analysis and management and Economics background can seek careers in policy oriented research and Economic policy formulation especially in RBI, NABARD, IRDA as Economist. Good salaries along with perks, job security and challenging work environment are huge advantages in this line.
IV. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Opportunities are plenty for those who graduate with specialization in Developmental Studies in organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP, WORLD BANK, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, etc., as Project Heads, Program directors etc for their varied projects undertaken in India and abroad. These organizations apart from offering excellent pay package also offer a congenial work atmosphere.
The role played by NGOs world over to uplift the quality of lives of the lower income groups in many developing countries is today widely recognized and has thrown open a vast array of work opportunities for those with a specialization in Developmental Studies.
VI. CONSULTANT FIRMS:
Top consultant firms like Mckenzie, PWC, Frost & Sullivan, Goldman Sachs are perpetually on a look out for dynamic, young post graduates with a strong Economics and Research background for various openings in their organizations. High salaries and a challenging work environment are the hall marks of this career.
VII. HIGHER STUDIES:
With an excellent grounding in multi-disciplinary subjects, students emerging from this course find it easy to choose their specialization and also the best university across the globe for doing a doctorate program or any other higher studies. These students are preferred by the foreign universities thanks to the IIT tag and solid foundation laid by the brilliant faculty team in IIT