Department of Humanities and Social Sciences with the very inception of IIT Kharagpur in 1951. Its objective was to provide value-based liberal education to budding scientists and engineers so that they can become professionals with a difference to understand the social realities.
Now the Department houses many disciplines. They are English literature and communication, Economics, German, Philosophy, Psychology, Human resource management, and Sociology. The Department is actively engaged in teaching, research, training, outreach activities, and runs its own master programmes.