The humanities and social science constitute a whole universe of intellectual domains, spanning the entire range of knowledge pertinent to human relationships, our history and prospects for the future. The School of Humanities and Social Science has been established with an aim to empower the learners to systematically understand and reflect on social, political, cultural and economic structures and processes. The school is committed to provide an interdisciplinary and integrative pedagogical interface to learners so as to nurture them into complete and competent human beings.
The School offers Post Graduate Programme in Psychology and undergraduate Programmes in Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Sociology and English. Unlike the faculty of conventional universities, our faculty is recognized for developing and applying novel theoretical perspectives to the most pressing social and policy issues of the day. We have the distinction of providing liberal education in the broadest sense of the term, implying refinement in reasoning, openness to new ideas, excellence in communication and a commitment to democratic values and ethical behaviour. The courses have been designed in such a way that besides acquiring the knowledge and skills our students will also become reflective, thoughtful and inquiring individuals having sensitivity and purpose. Rigorous classroom teaching, round-the-clock interaction among students and dedicated faculty would challenge students to think critically and incisively about ideas, people, society, and the human condition. Students will be taught both the abstractions necessary for scientific enquiry and the skills needed to solve immediate and local problems.
The quality, vitality and innovation of our programs remain unsurpassed, providing the foundation and opportunity for students not only to succeed, but to shape the future of the country. With advanced infrastructure, unique holistic curriculum, well equipped library, skilled plus thoughtful faculty, international exchange programmes, lively co-curricular activities, the school creates an environment to maximize learning and facilitate all round development.
Dr. Kakoli Sen, Professor & Associate Dean, School of Humanities & Social Science, G. D. Goenka University