The numerous disciplines that constitute the Social Sciences have varying scopes, structures, and demands worldwide, including India. Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, English Literature, and Economics, are the disciplines that become important in a society where the asymmetries dominate, thereby contributing to its economic and social development. This can be achieved through an emphasis on critical and out-of-the-box thinking and research to help formulate policies. The subject matter of the disciplines undergoes constant revision and reformulation as they adapt to the ever-changing social structure. Even though the emphasis is on intensive learning, social scientists have extended their expertise to many institutions and excelled in every profession.
Social scientists can work with government and non-governmental institutions, multi-national corporations, research organizations, academia, and other sectors. Students of social science do not just try and understand the individuals, processes, institutions, and policies that define a social structure; instead, they become active agents of change within society with their knowledge. Moreover, whichever field or sector they are in, they do not remain circumscribed to their professions and contribute to society's betterment.
Along with the in-depth knowledge in their respective disciplines, social science students develop an analytical and reasoning acumen developed through their interdisciplinary accumulation of knowledge. Students of social sciences become trained in philosophical debates, theoretical approaches, ethics, research methods, problem analysis, policies, communication skills, and empathy through an intensive learning process.
School of Social Sciences at G.D. Goenka University offers three years B.A. (Hons.) degree in Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, and English. The school also two years M.A. degrees in Counselling Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, and English. It offers PGD Councelling Psychology and each discipline have their discipline-specific specializations.