The establishment of the Department of Humanities in 1945 reflected a holistic and pragmatic approach to engineering education in the modern era. Renamed as the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2004, the department has always emphasized the need for modernized syllabi in communication skills, knowledge of the society, an economy that is in tune with contemporary developments. Along with core courses in Management, Finance, and Sociology, the HSS department has been offering a core course on Professional Communication in English to the B.Tech. first semester students, along with various other English elective courses on Indian Writings in English, Literature and Urban Experience, Popular Literature, Film Studies, Business Communication, Research and Technical Writing for Engineers, both at the undergraduate and the post-graduate levels. It is also imperative that the students of IIEST, Shibpur should have adequate managerial skills to cope with the recent changes in the social and economic environment of business. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the HSS department to fill the lacunae in the afore-mentioned areas and enable a less jarring transition of our graduates from students to responsible and mature citizens. Additionally, the HSS department also extends its teaching to the post-graduate courses in the MBA programs since 1999.
The HSS department at present offers Ph.D. programs in English and Cultural Studies, and Management Studies. The department now offers a compulsory course on Technical Writing to all the Ph. D scholars of the institute.
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