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Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

 

In 1969, Faculty of Arts was bifurcated and Faculty of Social Science was created, with the Department of Economics, Education, History, Political Science, Sociology, Islamic Studies, West Asian Studies, Library & Information Science and Psychology attached to it. Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Physical health & Sports Education, women's Studies and Centre for South African & Brazilian Studies were established later on. At present fourteen Departments/Centres and Interdisciplinary Centre for Development Studies are attached to the Faculty of Social Sciences. Proposal for establishing Department of Anthropology and Department of Population Studies has been forwarded to UGC.

Many Departments under the Faculty have distinguished themselves nationally and internationally for high standard of teaching and research. Department of History since 1968 has been maintaining the status of Centre of Advanced Study and Research. Departments of Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Physical Health and sports Education have been awarded DRS I-SAP (Special Assistance Programme) by UGC, while Departments of Library & Information Science and Mass Communication have got major projects funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Centre for West Asian Studies got UGC funding under the scheme of Innovative programme in Emerging areas. Department of Sociology & Social Work was offered grant by UNICEF. Faculty members are actively engaged in Research, organizing Conferences and Seminars are participating in national and international conferences. Seven Journals are being published by different Departments. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Science is going to be published by the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Faculty of Social Science at present offering 08 undergraduate and 20 post graduate programmes in addition to several Diploma and Certificate Courses. Total number of students enrolled in the faculty are 2719, including under-graduate 1176, Post-graduate 1053 Research Scholars 490. Number of Foreign Students enrolled in different programmes is 96.

The Faculty has the distinction of establishing "Social Science Cyber Library" one of the first of its kind in the world which is visited by thousands of scholars of about 150 countries across the globe.

The Social Science faculty also has a Conference Hall equipped with latest digital technology, video-conferencing facility is available for seminars and lectures.