The department attempts at integrating human values and social concerns with technical education. It undertakes teaching and research programmes in the areas of English, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, IPR , Fine Arts and related interdisciplinary subjects over the years, it has grown into a full-fledged and dynamic department, teaching core and elective subjects across B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Tech, MBA and MCA classes.
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences was established in 1966 for teaching English and Social Sciences to engineering students. During the course of more than forty years, it has grown into a vibrant department with teaching and research programmes encompassing almost all the departments of the institute with its core, elective, and Pre-Ph.D. papers numbering thirty one now. There are, then, evening courses in German and French languages. Till date, seventy two scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degree in different disciplines of the department, and fourteen students are currently registered for this programme. The faculty members have been engaged in sponsored research projects and consultancy. So far 6 major and 12 minor projects and 10 consultancy projects have been undertaken by the members of faculty. Besides 405 research papers and book chapters, 25 books have also been published by the teachers, whose scholarship has been highlighted through various national and international recognitions.