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Integrated Masters Programmes in Social Sciences

IMPSS currently runs an Integrated Masters Programmes in Social Sciences with History, Political Science and Economics as the core areas of study. The integrated Masters programme in Social Sciences is conceptualized with the aim of setting base for higher-level understanding and research at an early level.  The major objective of this programme is to understand social science in its most inclusive sense-as encompassing diverse disciplinary attempts.

The integrated programme is a delicately balanced intersection of a set of social science disciplines within the framework of multidisciplinary studies; History, Political Science, Economics/Development Studies, Anthropology, International Relations, Gandhian Studies, Public Policy Studies, Human Rights etc.


  1. Integrated Masters Programme in Social Sciences ( 2020 batch) IMPSS Syllabus 2020 Batch
  2. Integrated Masters Programme in Social Sciences ( 2022 batch onwards ) IMPSS Syllabus 2022 Batch Onwards



Programme Intake

Undergraduate Level

  • Economics : 10 Seats
  • History : 10 Seats
  • Political Science : 10 Seats

Masters Level

  • Masters in Development Studies : 12 Seats
  • Masters in Economics : 15 Seats
  • Masters in Politics & IR : 15 Seats
  • Masters in History : 10 Seats
  • Masters in Anthropology : 5 Seats
  • Masters in Gandhian Studies : 12 Seats
  • Masters in Human Rights : 5 Seats
  • Governance & Public Policy Studies : 5 Seats

Types of Courses

  • Core/major Courses
  • Common Compulsory Courses
  • Complimentary Courses
  • Elective Courses
  • Open Courses
  • Choice-Based Courses
  • Seminar Courses

Programme Highlights

Exit Option will be available at the end of three years.   Students who exercise ‘Exit option’ at the end of three-years will be given BA in respective subjects. Students who do not exercise ‘Exit option’ will be given integrated degree certificate specifying major at the undergraduate level and the specialization at the Post-Graduate level at the end of five years.

Multi-disciplinarity: During the first two years, the students are introduced to a variety of common subjects related to all the major social science disciplines. Fundamental theories and concepts in social sciences will be taught at two different levels.

Innovative Courses: Following are the non-conventional courses to be taught at different levels: Academic Writing, Constitution & Social Justice, Environmental Studies, Kerala Studies, Ethnography, Social Informatics and Digital Humanities, Statistical Analysis in Social Sciences, Additional Language (Other than English and Malayalam), Guided field work.  

Seminar Courses are the additional courses designed in a series of 4-6 lectures on certain themes, which are not covered in the syllabus of the taught programmes. Duration of such a course is 2-3 months. The University would invite outside scholars for offering such courses and each one course will have participants from outside the university along with the students of masters’ programme. 

Practice-based outputs: Part of non-conventional modes of assessment of students, students will be given options to submit video productions, artworks, photographs, object readings etc. instead of paper-based assignments.  

Meta-University: Meta-University allows faculties and students to move between various universities for offering/taking credit and non-credit courses of their choice. This system also serves as a platform for sharing faculties and resources, cooperation in organizing events. Under this programme, teachers from other universities can be invited for offering non-credit and seminar courses of shorter duration.

Institutional Linkages: To fulfil the objective of providing a different learning experience and stimulating academic environment, IMPSS has established academic linkages with various academic institutions inside and outside India. The scope of collaboration includes exchange of scholars and students, joint research projects, mutual funding for academic events (seminars, conferences, workshops etc.) and sharing of materials and rare resources.

Outcome-based Curriculum: Pre-determined programme outcome and course outcomes will be helpful for designing of mode of transaction and assessment system. Revised Bloom’s taxonomy will be utilized for stating outcomes.