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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. 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. 
The undergraduate courses taught by the Department faculty aim at making the science and technology students aware of the various issues concerning man and society. They are meant to sensitize students to the broader social, cultural, economic, ethical and humane issues involved in social change. The courses at the PG level are advanced. These courses aim at cultivating critical mind and analytical capabilities. The department has excellent opportunities and facilities for the pursuit of research and development. At present, about fifty research scholars are working towards their Ph.D. degree. About ninety students of this Department have already taken their Ph. D. degree in Economics, English, Psychology, Philosophy and Sociology and they are now well placed and have made a mark as excellent academicians and professionals. The Departmental faculty also guides B.Tech., M.Tech., and M.Des. projects offered by the Engineering Departments and Inter-Disciplinary Groups. 
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The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences provides opportunities and resources to its faculty and students for the pursuit of research and development. The faculty members of the department having varied research interests carry out research in a wide range of academic fields. They have published books, conference papers and articles in reputed national and international journals. The department organizes seminars, workshops and also publishes the Campus newsletter and journal. They also guide First Degree and Higher Degree projects and Ph. D. research.
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The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences offers courses covering a broad range of subjects drawn from English language, history and behavioral sciences. It offers courses to all Integrated First Degree Programs and Higher Degree Programs of BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus. Please click on Bulletin 2011-2012 to be directed to course descriptions and links to syllabi. 
The courses are designed:
  • To broaden the students’ horizons and shape their personality.
  • To enhance their ability to think critically, write clearly, and speak articulately.
  • To develop their managerial and marketing skills to perform better in corporate world.
  • To increase their cultural, social, and ethical knowledge and skills to make them effective and influential members of a global society.
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The faculty members of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences are highly qualified  having local and international experience. They are committed to excellence in teaching and research. 



    The aerial robot, developed by students of BITS Pilani at the Dubai campus won the first position in the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) held recently in  North Dakota, United States.

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