Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

About us

Widely recognized as a research and teaching department, the Humanities and Social Sciences at BITS Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa Campus, was established in 2004. Since its inception the department, which also hosted the management stream but was later merged into the department of Economics, has long been known for its innovations and excellence in teaching and research. The department is dedicated to recruiting faculty members from newer research areas alongside traditional disciplines. It provides support and autonomy to the individual teachers to develop their areas and introduce new courses, particularly in interdisciplinary areas. The expertise of the faculty members range from Shakespearean studies, literary theory, ecocriticism, film studies, meta-cognitive studies, tourism studies to developmental studies, disaster management, environmental social sciences, maritime studies, qualitative psychology, mental health and professional ethics.

The department aims at enriching the knowledge and awareness of students in various areas of humanistic and socio-scientific studies and enhancing their creative and critical thinking skills thereby enabling them to become well-rounded human beings, committed to the society, and to excel in their professional and personal lives.


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The strength of the Research Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Goa, is in the diversity of expertise of the faculty members. The faculty members are engaged in cutting edge research that are socially, culturally and politically relevant and contemporary. The publications of the faculty members are evidence for their research.



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Office Staff Members

Mr. Vijay Lamani
Office Assistant
Tel: +91-832-2580-224
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Office address: A-304, Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, Zuarinagar - 403726. Goa.

Mr. Sameer Shivram Redkar
Tel: +91-832-2580-224 / +91 9930076897
Media Lab (Language lab): CC-122/1

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