Department of Humanities and Social Studies


The Humanities and Social Sciences department at GIET University was established with a vision to integrate human values and social concerns along with technical education. Humanities and Social Sciences studies human behavior and interaction in social, cultural, economic, and political dimensions. The post-graduate course aims to develop the empathetic and intellectual capabilities of the students. And make them aware of their social surroundings. Students need to observe every situation critically and come up with efficient solutions to deal with any situation.

Programs under the Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines:

Master of Arts in English

Master of Arts in English is a two-year post-graduate program divided into four semesters. The program deals with the study of Literature and the English Language. Candidates who want to pursue it need a Bachelor’s degree. This degree equips students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students also get to develop original insight and pursue academic discourse. The department takes great pride to introduce a syllabus that is thoroughly researched and meticulously planned. The students under this program get to study subjects like:

  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Drama
  • Fiction
  • Literary Theories
  • Linguistics
  • Literary Criticism

Research is an essential aspect of the program. The department emphasizes research, and students are motivated to pursue independent research work. It helps the students to develop a better grasp of the topics and also further their learning.

The department’s faculty members regularly engage in various research publications, research supervision, collaborations, and research projects. The students, too, have been engaged in magazine publications, quizzing, debates, and several other co-curricular activities.

Students can pursue various career paths after completing their Master’s in English. They can go for higher studies, most notably M.Phil. and Ph.D. and can also work as Public Relations Specialist, Editor, Writer, Proof-reader, Marketing Manager, English translator, Communication Specialist and so on.

Masters of Arts in Economics

Masters of Arts in Economics is a two years duration course divided into four semesters. Students who wish to pursue this course need to have a Bachelor’s degree. The Economics degree aims to expose students to economic theory as well as data analysis. The course is designed to include economic models and methods that provide an in-depth and thorough understanding. The focus is to familiarise the students with critical economic questions like the main drivers of the economy! How are the economic policies formulated to promote growth and at the same time reduce inequality? What is the importance of taxation? How are mathematical models used to explain the economic phenomenon?

The Masters in Economics program includes the following subjects:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Indian Economy
  • International Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Public Finance
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Development Economics
  • Financial Markets and Institutions

Major in Economics is a valuable degree in today’s world. Studying economics cultivates in student’s problem solving, analytical, communication, and persuasion skills which are critical for success in today’s competitive job market. The program trains students to develop habits that lead to independent thinking. It strives to inculcate a spirit of inquiry amongst the students. After completing the Masters’ course, students will be able to think, read, and write critically about economic theories and their implications for society and the country.

Students after successful completion of the course can pursue various career options, some of which are:

  • Finance and Budget Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Banker
  • Sales Executive/Analyst
  • Investment Administrator
  • Operations Manager and so on.

Masters of Arts in Education

Master of Arts in Education is a two-year post-graduation course divided into four semesters. The eligibility condition is a bachelor’s degree. The course ideology is to provide education simply and easily to the students with Science and Technology and conceptual techniques. The program aims to educate students with the knowledge and skills required to contribute effectively to the educational sector.

The subjects under the Masters of Arts in Education are:

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Child Development and Learning
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Introduction to School System in India

The program emphasizes seminars, workshops, tutorials, and lectures. The focus is on a balance of practical and theoretical learning. After completing the course, students can pursue a career as a Teacher Educator, Curriculum Designer, Policy Maker, and Researcher in Education, Designer of Learning Materials, and Program Manager of Educational Interventions, Associates working to address access issues and equity in education and so on.

Masters of Arts in Sociology

Masters of Arts in Sociology is a two-year duration course divided into four semesters. The program imparts comprehensive information in sociological knowledge based on societal dynamics. The course is framed to address issues like class, caste, gender, and racial inequalities. The teaching combines an interdisciplinary perspective with comprehensive training in field research. The department is committed to foster a critical understanding of the social world. Our faculty brings in expertise and specialization to create a teaching environment that is both engaging and interactive. Students are encouraged to reason and think critically about what it means to inhabit the world with others and how these relations affect each other. Masters in Sociology includes subjects like:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociological Theory
  • Indian Society
  • Political Sociology
  • Economic Sociology
  • Sociology of Development
  • Methods of Sociological Research
  • Religion and Society

The program combines an academic curriculum with practical hands-on training with fieldwork, critical engagement, among others. The program is developed to train and prepare students to pursue various career paths ranging from journalism, media, writing, and so on. This course will enable students to take up careers in academics, research, social work, Management Consultant, Market Research Consultant, and Policymakers, among others.

Masters of Arts in Social Work

Master of Arts Social Work is a two-year post-graduate course. It is divided into four semesters. Students need to complete their graduation to pursue this program. This course prepares students to work for the welfare of society. They are trained to provide services to individuals, families, communities, and so on. Social Work as a discipline is concerned with socially marginalized, deprived, and disadvantaged sections of society. The department intends to prepare students to actualize the concept of social caring and work for social justice and development.

The subjects under Masters in Social Work include:

  • Community Management
  • Social Justice
  • Policy and Planning
  • Labour Welfare
  • Prevention and Social Medicine
  • Medical Social Work
  • Labour Legislations

After completing the course, students can work as Social Worker, Counsellors, Community mobilizers, Project Officers, Programme Coordinators, social workers in medical and public health.

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