MIT-WPU's MA Social Sciences programmes aim to create global thought leaders in the fields of Sustainability, Humanitarian Action, Rural Development, Social Innovations and more. With our distinctive choice of specialisations, you will acquire the expertise to create an ecological, liberal and responsible society.


Course Duration

2 Years

Course Initiation

August 2020

Last date to apply

May 2020


2 Years


Aug 2020

Last date
to apply

May 2020

M.A. Sustainability & Social Sciences

This year MIT-WPU has introduced a unique set of specialisations for our Master of Arts programme. This means students can have an opportunity to pursue a master's programmes, which helps contribute to the greater good of society as a whole. For instance, our MA in Sustainable and Inclusive Development course focuses on analying universal problems such as poverty, hunger and inequality and devise strategies to eradicate them. Similarly, our MA in Sustainable Rural Development programme aims to create a crew of experts who can improve the socio-economic status of the rural population. To make sure our students can make the most of every specialisation, we follow an iterative method of learning and schedule frequent field visits to government organisations, corporate sectors, and more. Along with the ones mentioned previously, we offer specialisations such as Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Ecology, Society & Sustainable Development; and Compassion, Peace, Humanitarian action & Disaster Risk Management.


M.A. Sustainable & Inclusive Development

Today, sustainable development is the need of the hour. Day in and day out we come across this question: How can the world economy continue to develop in a way that is socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable? Our MA in Sustainable and Inclusive Development programme can be the answer to this question. With this programme, we aim to create experts who have an in-depth understanding of the different problems, we are facing today, and have the competence to suggest practical solutions. To learn about the eligibility criteria and career prospects, download the brochure.

M.A. Compassion, Peace, Humanitarian Action & Disaster Risk Management

Considering the previous disasters and wars, the world is in a severe need of thought leaders who have the competence to shape the future of humanitarian action; and make this place more compassionate, sustainable and liberal. With our M.A. programme, we aim to create philanthropic leaders who have the skills to work globally and address these issues. To ensure our students can make the most of this course, we have collaborated with leading international experts, universities, humanitarian agencies and centres of excellence. This programme is an ideal choice for those who want to work in the fields of social work, health, management, humanitarian action, peace studies, and more. To get a brief understanding of this programme, download our brochure.

M.A. Sustainable Rural Development

With our Sustainable Rural Development programme, we aim to empower our students with a blend of management ethics, values, expertise to improve the rural scenario in our country. Here, students will learn how to understand the Indian Economy, its political structures, agro-based industries, agricultural risk management and more. The brochure mentioned below gives an in-depth understanding of the eligibility criteria, teaching pedagogy and more.

M.A. Ecology, Society and Sustainable Development

Today, conservation and protection of the environment have become the need of the hour. This is why we have designed a master's programme which focuses on equipping students with the required knowledge to create a sustainable tomorrow. While pursuing this programme, students will understand the intertwined challenges of environmental protection, landscape ecology, conservation of natural resources and livelihood security and more. By the end of this programme, we will have a group of professionals who can create innovative solutions for the betterment of society and the environment. Download the brochure to get an in-depth understanding of this programme.

M.A. Social Innovations and Entrepreneurship (SIE)

India is one of the youngest nations in the world, where the majority of the working population is in the age group of 20-35 years. This means there is potential in the youth of our country to empower themselves with skills and expertise to design unique solutions to boost economic growth and reduce disparity in income distribution. With our Social Innovations and Entrepreneurship programme, we aim to create professionals who can drive development through the creation of entrepreneurship and innovation. Here, our students will get a blend of social innovations with an entrepreneurial mindset and managerial skills. Also, they will learn how to analyse complex social problems and introduce innovative solutions with entrepreneurial zeal, and sustainable development. To learn more about the eligibility criteria and syllabus, download the brochure.


Course Fees

Program fee Rs. 3/- lac per student to be paid in two installments. 1st installment of Rs.1,50,000/- at the time of admissions. 2nd Instalment of Rs.1,50,000/- before the beginning of the fourth trimester.

Admissions Guide

MIT-WPU follows UGC-specified eligibility norms while reviewing students’ admission applications.To be eligible for admission to any of our MA programmes, candidates are required to meet the following criteria :

  • Eligibility of Candidates: Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent are eligible to apply. The experience of candidates in working with the social sector, civil society institutions, in liveihood programmes, on policy advocacy, project planning and monitoring will be given due weightage.
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