Humanities and Social Sciences

About the Department

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.

Academic Programs

# Title Duration Specializations Curriculum
1 Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) 4 years
2 Master of Technology (M. Tech.) 2 years
3 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)

Research Areas

1 Accounting and Financial Management
2 Environmental Economics/Management
3 Gender Studies
4 Human Resource Management
5 Other Socio-Economic Fields
6 Science and Technology


  • 1 Summarizing Content Streams on Online Social Media during Emergency Events” – An ICSSR Sponsored Project (2019) at IIEST, Shibpur
    Funding Agent: Sponsored
    PI: Prof. Abhik Mukherjee (CST)
    Consultants: Prof. Subhasis Bandyopadhyay

  • Publications

  • 1 Shashwati Banerjee; Kishor Goswami, Self-employed or paid employed: Who can earn more among the slum dwellers and why?, 20, 7-25, Progress in Development Studies, 2020
  • 2 Shashwati Banerjee; Kishor Goswami, The occupational illness of slum dwellers across industries: A case study in West Bengal, 73, 1-9, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 2019
  • 3 Shashwati Banerjee; Kishor Goswami, Whether the industrial workers of slums have access to job insurance?, 12, 102-119, International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 2019
  • 4 Mukhopadhyay, Averi, Power Relations in the Force Field of Academia: A Close Reading of Srividya Natarajan's No Onions Nor Garlic., 1-12, SAGE Open, Jan-Mar 2019, 2019
  • 5 Mukhopadhyay, Averi, Mapping the Trajectory of Power Relations in Academia: A Close Reading of Amitabha Bagchi’s Above Average., The IUP Journal of English Studies, 2019
  • 6 Roy M, Marigold Stories, Authors Press: New Delhi., 2019
  • 7 Mukhopadhyay, Averi, Imploding the Meaning of Identity in Philip Roth's The Human Stain., 43(1), 67-84, Journal of Dharma, 2018
  • 8 Roy M and Roy AG, The Production of Alternative Global spaces: Walking in the City in Salman Rushdie’s Novels., 4(1), 66-79, GeoHumanities (Taylor and Francis), 2018
  • 9 Mukhopadhyay, Averi, Narratives of Dissent and Discontent: A Select Study of Contemporary American and Indian Campus Novels, Beau Bassin, LAP, 2017. ISBN: 9786202052023, 2017
  • 10 Bagchi, Amitabha., Interview by Averi Mukhopadhyay, 41(1), 26-30, Salaam, Summer 2016, SALA, 2016
  • 11 Bagchi, Amitabha, Interview by Averi Mukhopadhyay, 11(4), 124-129, The IUP Journal of English Studies, 2016
  • 12 Mukhopadhyay, Averi and Rashmi Gaur, Academy and Power at Crossroads: A Study of Philip Roth’s The Human Stain., 122-136, International Journal of Cultural Studies and Social Sciences, 2016
  • 13 Mukhopadhyay, Averi, and Rashmi Gaur, Power Relations Dynamics in the Academe: A Close Reading of Srividya Natarajan’s No Onions Nor Garlic., 14(1-2), 41-58, The Atlantic Critical Review, 2015
  • 14 Roy M and Roy AG, Alternative Geohistories of Global Cities in Salman Rushdie's Novels, 2(3), 221-235, The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies (Intellect Publishers), 2015
  • 15 Roy M and Roy AG, Haroun and Luka: A study of Salman Rushdie’s talismanic stories, 49 (2), 173- 187, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (Sage), 2014
  • 16 Roy M and Roy AG, Bombay in Salman Rushdie’s Novels: A Study from Global Perspective., 1 (3), Glocalism: Journal of Culture Politics and Innovation (Globus et. Locus), 2014
  • 17 Roy M, Transnationalism and the survival of postcolonialism: A critique IUP, 9 (3), 23-36, Journal of English Studies (Icfai University Press), 2014
  • 18 P.S. Roy, Entrepreneurs’ Strategies For Promoting New Ventures, XIX(1), 43-49, Journal of Psychometry, 2005
  • 1 , Reason – An Obituary., Paper published in the Technical Roundup of MCA, Department of CST, BESUS. 2006viii) Science and Secularism. Paper published in Technical Papers of REBECA. 2006, 2006
  • 2 , Science under Siege: A Farewell to Renaissance Consciousness?, Proceedings of AISC, University of Chennai. 2006, 2006
  • 3 , The ‘t’ Factor: Towards Sociology of Time, Proceedings of AISC, University of Jammu, J&K. 2005, 2005
  • 4 , The Global crisis of Water Resources: A Sociological Analysis, Paper presented at National seminar on Water Day celebration, Department of Civil Engineering, BESUS, 2005
  • 5 , Fuzzy logic: a nascent foray in sociological methodology, Proceedings of AISC, MP Agriculture Univerisity, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 2003
  • 1 Shashwati Banerjee; Kishor Goswami, Whether industrial workers of slums are better off – An experimentation in West Bengal?, Book chapter, 131-152, Serial, 2020
  • Contact Us

    Contact our HOD for more information

    Prof. Rupen Basu Mallik


    Phone: 033-26684561 to 63 (ext- 839)