Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

    About Us

    The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at BITS Pilani’s Hyderabad Campus has faculty members specialising in a range of research areas from various disciplines. The department is committed to promoting value-oriented learning, respect for diversity, critical thinking, development of social-political values and cognitive capacities required for examining the world around, and cultural and aesthetic appreciation of various art forms and literary genres.

    • The Vision
    • The Mission
    • The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus has the vision to be recognised for quality research and teaching of various disciplines and inter-disciplinary fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the next decade.

    • Develop and disseminate knowledge about human and social understanding and phenomena. Enable critical thinking in students and peers. Build HSS into a research-oriented centre that attracts world-class faculty, PhDs and post-Docs with diverse specialisations and recognised in their field for their scholarship and contribution.

    Programmes Offered

    The department of Humanities and Social Sciences at BITS Hyderabad currently offers Ph.D. programme.


    Major Research Areas: Cognitive- Behavioural Neuroscience; Comparative Literature; Communication Skills; Criminology, Crime and Horror Fiction; Critical Humanities; Cultural Studies; Political Ecology; Decentralisation; Development Studies; Disability Studies; English as a second language (ESL); Teacher development; English Language and Literature; Indian cinema; Indian Fiction in English; Indian Philosophy; Poetry in English Literary Studies; Medical Humanities; Disaster Studies; Postcolonial Literature; Science Technology Studies; Spiritual Science; Technology integration in teaching; Urban studies; Various types of Linguistics



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    • Prof. Shilpaa Anand

    • Head of Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Jawahar Nagar P.O. 500078 Malkajgiri-Medchal District. Telangana State

    • Phone: 040-66303610
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