The Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad is committed to active engagement in teaching, research and outreach activities. With its focus on interdisciplinary dialogues in humanities and social sciences, the Department carries out research and teaching in emerging fields of enquiries in behavioural and social sciences. The Department offers PhD programme in the broad disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences, and offers a range of undergraduate courses to the students of technology studies from the disciplines of Philosophy, Economics, History, International Relations, Sociology and Foreign Languages. The undergraduate courses offered by the Department focuses on informing the students of the social, ethical, economic, environmental, cultural and humanitarian concerns in their development as socially conscious global citizens. The wide range of courses offered by the Department are designed to appreciate and engage with the social and economic context to the engineering problems, and to frame questions and formulate solutions that are in harmony with human experience.