Indian Express Spotlights Dr. Sudarshan R Kottai's Perspective on Integrating Social Science Training for IIT Engineering Students!
Dr. Sudarshan R Kottai, Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Science, recently published an insightful article in the Indian Express titled "Why IIT Engineering Students Need Social Science Training."
In the article, Dr. Kottai underscores the need for interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration between STEM and HSS disciplines. He articulates that HSS courses tailored for STEM students offer valuable opportunities to explore the intricate connections between the humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.
Within the HSS classrooms at IITs, Dr. Kottai highlights how students are exposed to diverse perspectives, encouraging them to appreciate the multiplicity of perspectives and different ways of being in the world. He emphasizes the idea that to contribute to the creation of a better world, technologists should not only rely on logical thinking but also be empathetic individuals responsive to the sufferings of both humans and non-human entities.
You can read the article here: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/why-iit-students-need-social-science-training-9034661/lite/