Department Of Humanities and Social Science
Brief on department
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences plays a unique role in an institute where the ethos of science and technology prevails. It is believed that engineering and science are, by their very nature, humanistic and socially derived enterprises. Hence a complete science and technology education must include humanities and social sciences and other behavioural sciences where the students unite application of scientific principles along with human, moral and social understanding.
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences was established in Jaypee Institute of Information Technology in 2001 as a centre of excellence in the field of IT education and training, comparable to the best in the world for producing professionals who shall be leaders in innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and management. This department is a source of change-facilitators who serve to complement the existing and emerging educational programs by imparting professional and behavioural competencies and, thereby, transforming our students to become the new-age leaders in their chosen professions. The department constitutes a whole universe of intellectual domains, spanning the spectrum of knowledge pertinent to communication skills, individual and group behaviour, psychology, sociology, economics, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, culture and knowledge management.
The undergraduate courses aim at making the students aware of the various issues concerning man and society. They are meant to sensitize them to the broader social, cultural, economic, ethical and humane issues involved in social change. The M.Tech level course prepares the students for the professional world by creating communication competence that enables them to carve a niche for themselves in the organization they are a part of. The Department also offers Ph.D. programme in Economics, English, Psychology Sociology, and other disciplines with an emphasis on inter-disciplinary topics.
The Department possesses well-equipped library, language and psychology laboratory. For the fulfilment of its teaching and research goals, the Department has competent faculty members with a high degree of excellence who keep pace with the current developments in their fields of specialization.
THRUST AREAS OF THE DEPARTMENT
The departmental research group is broadly segregated into four areas, as below:
Technology and Innovation in Managerial and Social Science Perspective- The group focuses on active research in the thrust areas of marketing, services marketing, consumer behaviour, customer relationship management, organizational behaviour, positive psychology, and human resource management. Faculty members are focusing on different areas of management sciences to offer solutions for various aspects of the emerging domain.
Language, Literature and Society-The group focuses on active research in the thrust areas of society & literature: identity, memory and consciousness, cognition & emotions, voices and discourse in translation, as well as literature, society, technology & media. It puts emphasis on linguistics, language & communication in society.
Economics and Finance- The group conducts quality research in the fields of finance and economics, covering a wide range of areas from microeconomics, macroeconomics, public finance, and development economics to corporate finance, accounting, investment, money markets, and capital markets.
Higher Education- The higher education research group’s aim is to bring together all those with a special interest in the full continuum of higher education. The intention is to promote high quality learning through sharing evidence-based, practical approaches to teaching and learning in higher education. The group focuses on active research in the thrust areas of quality assurance in higher education, lifelong learning and access to higher education, graduate employability, and teaching in higher education: supervision, assessment, etc. Innovation and creativity in teaching: learning, pedagogy, learning outcomes, etc.
PUBLICATION SUMMARY (LAST 5 YEARS : 2016-2021): The strength of any department is measured by the research output of the faculty/students, and by what journals they publish in, and are cited in, or by journal citation reports, which measure the value and impact of high-quality refereed journals. Here is the publication summary and details of selected journals.
Type of Publications Count
International/National Journals 106
International/National Conferences 18
Books/Book Chapters 16
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