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The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in IIT Roorkee (erstwhile University of Roorkee) was established in 1966 with a vision to integrate human values and social concerns with technical education. Over the years, it has developed into a lively department, encompassing teaching and research programs in the areas of English,  Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Fine Arts and related inter & cross disciplinary subjects. Seventy two scholars have been awarded the Ph.D. degrees across different disciplines of the department. One of the notable achievements in recent years has been the expansion in research activities and exchanges of ideas, facilitated by the constant surge of discussions, consultations and publications in esteemed and high impact journals. Besides, there has been considerable progression of tangible and scholastic infrastructure which in process provides an impetus to its bright future.