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Welcome to our Department

The Department started with the very inception of IIT Kharagpur in 1951. Its objective was to provide value-based liberal education to budding scientists and engineers so that they can become professionals with a difference to understand the social realities.
  Now the Department houses many disciplines. They are English literature and communication, Economics, German, Philosophy, Psychology, Human resource management, and Sociology. The Department is actively engaged in teaching, research, training, outreach activities, and runs its own master programmes.
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Our Vision

  • To achieve excellence in teaching, training and research in the areas of humanities and social sciences.
  • To prepare professional leaders to address the emerging global challenges and to deal with social and business realities.

  • Our Mission


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