विभागाध्यक्ष से संदेश
Message from the Head of Department
Dr. Samaresh Bardhan
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Nangal Road,
Rupnagar, Punjab, Pincode-140001
Phone: +91 - 1881 - 242219
Welcome to the website of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Ropar!
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts the disciplines of Economics, English literature, Linguistics, and Philosophy. More recently, the department introduced Management as another discipline and various Management courses are now being offered in order to impart leadership skills to our undergraduate B. Tech students. The department is also in the process of introducing courses in other subjects, including Psychology and Sociology.
The department has grown substantially since its inception in the year 2009. The department has gradually come to occupy a unique position in IIT Ropar, an institution of higher learning that focuses on technological research and education. The department provides the students of engineering with skills to understand key Economic concepts, proper training to improve English communication skills, the power to express via Linguistics and English, the ability to appreciate Management and finally to deliberate Philosophically.
Our department continues to draw faculty members with diverse work experiences from the finest institutions in India and abroad. Across disciplines, they offer a wide variety of core and elective courses for undergraduate students in addition to PhD courses for our own graduate students. There has also been an increasing trend in the number of PhD students over the last few years. Our PhD programme is developing towards one of the best among the new IITs. The department has two dedicated labs for teaching and research, and we are planning to introduce more labs in the coming years. The department is also planning to introduce new programs in collaboration with other institutions in India as well as abroad. The department also organizes regular seminars in addition to workshops in various subjects for PhD and postgraduate students.
We aim to considerably expand our teaching as well as research activities in new directions in the coming years and I am sure that we will be immensely successful in addressing the issues that are of local, national, and global character via cutting edge research in the areas of humanities and social sciences. I am confident that in the coming decade the Department of HSS will emerge as one of the most sought after departments of IIT Ropar in terms of academic excellence.