The Department of Humanities firmly believes in developing interpersonal communication between teachers and students as well as creating an environment that will synergistically link scientific developments and thoughts to enhance the socio-economic, linguistic, managerial and humanistic development of the country. It aims to build communication and managerial skills and also develop an awareness regarding various issues concerning society thus bringing in an all-encompassing and holistic development of the students. Communication exercises have been introduced into the curriculum which covers visual, oral and written communication that ensures mirror expectations and best practices which make them stand uniquely and approachable any time. The study of Humanities at IIST also intend to enrich the engineering students to open up their mind for understanding the human, ethical and socio-economic problems faced by the country and the world, at large. A solid grounding in the Humanities tends to expand individual consciousness, creating better human beings capable of managing difficult situations. Whether politically conservative, liberal, or independent, the study of Humanities leads the students to the development of thought and catapults one’s understanding of why things are the way they are and how to successfully communicate or express his thoughts in the proper degree. The Department instills the importance of responsible and sensitive global citizenship, through cultural self-reflection, ethical reasoning and historical understanding of one’s relevance and positioning at the certain chronological axles of history.
Original contributions to research and ongoing debates in Developmental Economics, Science, Technology and Socio economic development, Ethics, Cultural Anthropology, Science Fiction, English Language Teaching & Learning, Travel Writing, Gender studies, Logistics Management, Supply chain management are crucial within a Department like ours.
Teaching methods in the department has been customized to understand a technical student’s need for particular streams of knowledge. The Department of Humanities have been so far very innovative and creatively iconoclastic in their approach towards classroom teaching. It emphasizes on the interpersonal contact between faculty and students and on a unique tradition of combining theory with field interactive learning, strengthened with ethnographic visual essays and video ethnography as pedagogical tools.