About the Department
The Humanities and Social Sciences department plays a unique and distinctive role in an institute where the ethos of science and technology prevails. Equipped with state of the art facilities in a serene campus, the department offers an enriching academic environment. The department attempts at integrating human values and social concerns with technical education and help students hone their professional communication skills and achieve success in their career. Inspired by the vision and values, this department offers a wide range of courses such as, English Communication Skills, Professional Communication Skills, and Advanced Professional Communication to the students of technology, runs a vibrant PhD program in English Language and Literature, and contributes to expanding the frontiers of knowledge in Humanities and Social Sciences. Besides this, the department also offers a Certificate Course entitled Essentials of Communication Skills in English. For the fulfillment of its teaching and research goals, the department has competent faculty members who keep pace with the current developments in their fields of specialization. The Language Laboratory of the Department is well-furnished with thirty four computer terminals and modern software essential for the teaching of undergraduate and post graduate courses. The thrust of the department is to offer skills oriented courses to help students develop as professionals who are conscious, confident and communicative.
The department presently offers the following courses aimed at developing communication skills of students: English Communication Skills, Professional Communication Skills, Advanced Professional Communication and Certificate Course in Essentials of Communication Skills in English. The Department also plans to offer other courses such as Soft Skills, Placement Skills and Critical Interpretation of Literature and Cinema in future
* Labs and their highlights
Total Computers: 36 no. Intel (R) Core i3 based HP Compaq pro6200SFS PC’s
“Professional Communication Skills” Lab Software “ODLL (Orell Digital Language Lab)” by the “Orell Softwares” (For 30 Students Console +1 Teacher Console).
Advantages to Students:
The English Language Lab is a network based teaching software designed to improve teaching environment in the computer labs. The English Language Lab enables a teacher to remotely control, monitor, broadcast, and help students acquire the variegated nuances related to the learning of language. With powerful functions and friendly user interface, the English Language Lab not only facilitates the language acquisition process but also brings fun and efficiency to learning.
As each student has his/her own console with a headset, they have one of the main advantages of practicing on their own. So they can do their pronunciation, listening, reading, writing and speaking comfortably on their own. If they have any doubts they can discuss with the teacher directly from their own station, instead of disturbing the entire class. Moreover, the virtual recording feature helps them: listen, repeat, record and compare, and thereby improve their overall communication skills.
Department of Humanities helps the students of the University chart their career path in two ways enumerated below:
• It provides adequate training in interpersonal skills, communication skills, public speaking and soft-skills which in turn help students get better jobs in both in government and corporate sectors.
• Owing to its main focus on imparting training in communication skills, its helps students also to carve a niche for themselves in the world of academia as its Ph.D Programme in English Language and Literature equips them with proper training and research skills which help them become successful academic professionals.
How is it Unique from Others?
Due to the specific focus of the department on providing hand-on experience and technology enabled training, the students have an opportunity to develop themselves as far more confident communicators and accomplished professionals than many of their peers in the country.