The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences was founded in 1958. At present, the Department has five disciplines, namely, Economics, English, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology, and a Cell for Indian Science & Technology in Sanskrit. Its faculty offers a wide spectrum of courses at the B.Tech , M.Tech, M.Phil. and Ph. D. levels. The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences plays a unique and distinctive 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 liberal arts, economics, social and behavioral sciences where the students unites application of scientific principles along with human, moral and social understanding.