Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

About Department


Welcome to the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the first departments of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad started in 1926. This interdisciplinary department seeks to make technologists linguistically, socially and ethically conscious individuals. Over the years, various subjects of humanities and social sciences have been introduced to widen the intellectual horizon of the technical students. Today, the Department functions at the intersections of communication, literature, philosophy, sociology, IPR and allied areas. The UG courses of the Department equip the graduates with linguistic skills for communicating across cultures and borders with clarity, sensitivity and success, and help them to focus on their inner character so that they contribute in building up a value based society.

The Department is highly oriented towards research and knowledge production. Our research programmes are characterized by inter-disciplinarity which ranges from Literary Studies, Linguistics, Western Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Ethics & Applied Ethics, Sociology, Gender studies, Ecological Humanities through Cultural Studies to Human Values.

  • Strengths:
  • The department provides training packages to executives in Communication Skills and Ethics and Values.

  • Vision & Mission
  • To create and disseminate knowledge and to sensitize the students to humane values so that they employ their intrinsic talent in the service of man-kind.

For further details, please contact:

Head of the Department
Email: hss@iitism.ac.in
Phone: +91-326-2235277 (O)

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