Department of Humanities
As per the name suggests the purpose of the department is to develop the managerial attitude and skills in engineering students through its various modules and the prescribed syllabus by AKTU, so that they could fit themselves in the complex industrial activities in future. The department organizes class activities GD, class presentations and submissions of assignments to foster the creativity and spirit of professionalism in students. The department has a highly qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty, which helps in creating an enlightening academic and research oriented environment.
From HOD’s Desk
Welcome to the department of Humanities which we hope will provide you with a useful insight into our department, of which we are very proud.
“Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don’t use that ability as best we can.”
– George Allen, Sr.
During the past few years the Department has been actively engaged in enhancing the learning skills of students and imparting practical knowledge.
The department is sufficiently flexible to meet the needs of students with varying degrees of readiness and ability. We never lose sight of why we are really here and that is to prepare students for further academic challenges and to guide them to be responsible, competent, and active citizens of the world.
As head of the Department of Humanities, I take pride in the fact that our highly qualified faculty has created an environment where engineering students are actively engaged in interdisciplinary research. The mission of my team is to prepare them to compete successfully in today’s job market and for lifelong. Like all good departments we work hard to ensure that all students make outstanding progress, both academically and in their confidence and self belief.
Department of Humanities is committed to achieving academic excellence in teaching and scholarly endeavors, as well as serving the academic community and the public at large. The department currently offers a major in Engineering Economics, Industrial Management, Entrepreneurship Development, Total Quality Management and Human Values & Professional Ethics. Our primary educational objective is to provide high quality undergraduate education to all students. Our students will be equipped with valuable knowledge, as well as with technical, critical-thinking and problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skills. This will empower our students for future careers in the educational and industrial sectors.
We believe that diversity unites the academic environment and is of paramount importance in preparing our students for life in an increasingly diverse and complex society. We are the department where individual differences are respected, welcomed, and valued.
The following courses/papers are taught by the faculty of Department of Humanities:
- Human Values and Professional Ethics (RVE301/RVE401)
- Engineering Economics (NHU501)
- Industrial Management (NHU 601)
- Entrepreneurship Development (NOE071)
- Total Quality Management (NOE072)
1. Class Presentations: Class presentations with the help of power point presentations & visual aids (posters and charts) helps the students to improve their present ability, knowledge, communication and creativity.
2. Assignments: Assignments are submitted by students on contemporary issues like TQM, JIT, Six sigma, relevance of trade unions, inflation financial planning, pollution, stress management etc. The assignments are detailed theoretical and analytical study which sharpens the skills and enhance the knowledge of students.
3. Quizzes: Class discussions and case studies are a regular feature of teaching methodology through which students sharpen their conceptual and analytical abilities.
4. Group Discussions:
- Group Discussion, as the name itself indicates, is a group activity carried out by participating individuals. It is an exchange of ideas among the individuals of a group on a specific topic.
- It is used as reliable, testing device – mainly as a tool to assess all the candidates in a group at one go -in order to select the best in comparative perspective.
- Group Discussion is an informal discussion in which participants of the same educational standard discuss a topic of current interest.
- It is also known as leaderless discussion. It means its aim is to find out the natural leadership level of the candidates. Strictly speaking, no one from the group or outside will be officially designated as leader or president or chairman or anything of the sort. Even the examiner or supervisor who launches the discussion will retire to the background. No one will participate or intervene in the deliberations of the group.