Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

About the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Studies is an integral part of Dr. K.N. Modi University from the beginning when the university was founded in 2010. The department has been offering core and elective courses in the interdisciplinary and research oriented nature. The department has also been admitting prospective students to undertake research leading to PhD degree in English Literature. The underlying mandate of the university is to provide a well-rounded education to students and create a genuine concern for social and environmental issues entailing the active concern for humanistic, social and universal dimensions of knowledge. The Department of English under the faculty has been committed to this mandate by offering a range of elective courses like ‘Proficiency Certificate Course in English’. Faculty expertises of the department include communication skills, gender studies, English and social theory. At present the department has a very well equipped communication lab.

We also offer opportunities to the students to explore identity, values, manners and morals.

Under the Aegis of Faculty of Social Studies, Department of English improves the language proficiency of the students in English with emphasis on LSRW skills. We enable them to communicate confidently and competently in English Language in all spheres.

The department has also formed some clubs such as Social Responsibility club, Literary Club and Social and Recreational Club, which conduct many activities to enhance social responsibilities towards society, creative thinking and imagination of the students.

We also organise the classical and cultural programme through SPIC MACAY which foster the Indian culture and disperse its hues in the students’ spirit.

Faculty of Social Studies also believes in the faculty development as the technological advancement is going at a fast pace so for this reason these programmes inculcate advancement that allow the faculties to strike balance between conventional and modern teaching pedagogy. 

Faculty of Social Studies is also relentlessly working in the direction to remember all the dignitaries and legendary personalities who have worked towards the upliftment of our nation. We are proud to celebrate their anniversaries so that their toil and spirit can echo in the university’s premises.

Faculty of Social Studies of Dr. K. N. Modi University believes in the holistic development of the students and the faculties are ceaselessly working towards it.


HoD’s Desk

Faculty of Social Studies has been established with the aims to inculcate scientific temper and increasing practical knowledge with human and social values. It foresees to develop a centre of teaching and research with a global impact through outstanding and best programmes introduced by the disciplines of English, Sociology, Public Administration, Geography, Economics and History. As a graduate and PhD in Social Studies the students will have a foundation for better understanding and engaging with the globalized world. They will be equipped with the tools needed to make sense of the changing social world and contribute solutions to difficult social problems of the new world order. The department has an inter-disciplinary approach that focuses on recognising and analysing social elements that shape our lives and offer a unique prospective to develop a social understanding and promote social concern and social action.

Today, with the completion of eight years of existence we have gained respect across the states for our work and academic achievements. In keeping with the overall objectives of Dr. K. N. Modi University, Faculty of Social Studies not only helps students filter and integrate the knowledge that already exists, but also develop new and deeper insights to add to the stock of existing knowledge. This is made possible by rigorous classroom teaching, interaction among students from different disciplines where students are taught both the concepts necessary for scientific enquiry and the skills needed to solve instant issues and problems.

The department also intensely believes in a balance between knowledge and career skills at one end and self-awareness, values driven leadership development at the other. Accordingly, there is an important emphasis on experiential and joyful learning, strategic thinking, creativity and mentoring.

Faculty of Social Studies has a very well equipped communication lab.

Workshops, seminars and lectures are organized throughout the year to sensitize, update and upgrade the students and faculty members to get exposed to ideas and teaching methodology.

We develop our students to contribute effectively in multiple decision-making and leadership roles and flourish to succeed wherever they live and work in the world. In the coming years, our department plans to expand the horizons and scopes of work with students.

None of the achievements of the year would have been possible without the efforts of our dedicated faculty members. We have every confidence that Faculty of Social Studies of Dr. K. N. Modi University will continue to perform and reform the lives of the students by providing knowledge, guidance, mentoring and solutions to the issues.

The Faculty of Social Studies has recently organised a workshop on Security of Food water and natural resources. Click on the below link to watch the video…

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4v8yGL5QY8&feature=youtu.be

  • Dr. A. H. Faizee
  • HOD (Associate Professor)
  • Faculty of Social Studies


Our Vision

It is an idea to maintain a Department that leads the University as an axis for cross-disciplinary exchange and development, and qualifies as an accredited leader in teaching and training in the Humanities & Social Sciences.

 The vision of the department is to offer courses that aim to strengthen the students’ creative and critical thinking, problem solving abilities, communication skills and broaden intellectual perspectives, to understand and deal with social realities through continuous learning experiences

Our Mission

Create global professionals enabled to evaluate received information, make rationale judgments, and value the worth of mind’s eye.

The Faculty of Social Studies aspires to provide excellent teaching and training to the young students in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences through result oriented quality education and foster the learning in the environment to produce emerging professional leaders, self-development oriented learners and dependable citizens of global community.

Events and Seminars

XIII Annual Conference on, William Shakespeare through the Ages

The thirteenth Annual Conference of Rajasthan Association for Studies in English was organized on 5-6 Nov, 2016 at Dr. K. N. Modi University, Niwai, Tonk, Rajasthan, on the topic William Shakespeare through the Ages. Prof. H. S. Chandalia, Vice President of the Association was present in the conference and delivered his keynote address.

International Conference on Environmental Justice Culture, Resistance and Ethics 

The conference aimed to recognize ecological spaces denied to cultural communities across the world and theorize them by understanding the ethics, justices and injustices involved. The conference was a pioneering one in the academic area of Environmental Justice in India. The conference created scholarship in all disciplines which was a collective and collaborative effort. This discourse encouraged researchers and scholars to work in this upcoming and most relevant area that would help them launch courses and programmes.

The conference was sponsored by Indian Council for Philosophical Research, New Delhi organized on 24 & 25 March 2017. Dr. A H. Faizee (Associate Professor) and present HOD of Faculty of Social Sciences presented a research paper titled “Water Resource Management through Community Participation in Nalanda, Bihar”.

On 15th April 2017 Dr. A. H. Faizee (Associate Professor) presented a programme / lecture on “Communication and personality development”. This was a successful programme to motivate and sensitize students for their holistic growth and development. At the end of the session student were asked to share their experiences both individually and in groups, as well.

On 28th October 2017 Dr. A. H. Faizee (Associate Professor) presented a Programme / lecture on “Security of Food, Water and Natural Resources”. We organized this workshop to train our students and faculty members in water security, food security, water quality, WASH and hygiene concepts. Through the workshops we focused on empowering the intended beneficiaries. We discussed that all the participants have to complete food security exercise. In this process we supported capacity building of student and faculty members through dialogues and brainstorming sessions. The discussion focused on to create a clean and healthy university. Students are the agents for societal change. This hygiene, sanitation and food security programme have seen many positive behavioural changes in the university campus.

  • “AVLAMBAN” Orientation cum Induction Program: The orientation programme is an opportunity for all students to learn, how to navigate through this campus and introduce themselves to the University’s pattern, values and culture. Orientation can be used to build a network of resources that will help students and their parents to start their journey in a better manner on the right path with DKNMU’s motto for value, knowledge and character. This is a formal welcome to the students of DKNMU family and introduce to them with culture of the University.
  • Supplement classroom academic program with field visits & career focused itinerary. Students shared their experience of academic learning achievements and learning outcomes in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.
  • Celebration of Independence Day (August 15th): Independence Dr. K. N. Modi University in collaboration with Faculty of Social Studies celebrated the nation's 72nd Independence Day and remembered with gratitude the sacrifice of the freedom fighters.
  • SPIC MACAY: Faculty of Social Studies invited Ms Ragini Chandrashekhar, one of India’s finest Bharatnatyam dancers on November 6th 2018 at DKNMU campus under the aegis of Spic Macay. Ms. Ragini Chandrashekhar presented ‘Pushpanjali’ in Alaritu followed by the Ganesh Vandana. Her final performance was a presentation on ‘Balagopal’. The elated students thoroughly enjoyed her flawless performance.
  • SPIC MACAY: Faculty of Social Studies invited ‘Padma Shree Bharti Bandhu’ one of the greatest Kabir Sufi and Sai Bhajan Singers on September 23rd, 2017. The hall was crowded; there were not only music lovers, but also teachers and students. Everyone present was captivated by the strength and power of the voice of the great singer.

PO and CO

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs) : - 1. To impart necessary skills required for effective interpersonal & intrapersonal communication in personal and professional life for the national & international employment market.  2. To enable the students to understand the basic economic theories to understand economic aspect of their profession to maximize outcome.  3. To explain the economic setting in which they have to operate.  4. To develop high standard of ethical and moral values.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs) : - 1. To equip students with basic skills of communication in English.  2. To develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to improve presentation skills.  3. To prepare students for placement interviews, group discussion and technical description.  4. To give an insight into basic theories of the Economics at Micro and Macro level.  5. To enable the students to understand trends in the future on the basis of data interpretation.  6. To coach the students for Professional Ethics and Human Values.

Infrastructure / Facilities

LANGUAGE LAB

About the Lab
English has become a common link between people, states and countries and it is playing a very important role for people to have desirable employment. It is important for people to have command over the language in both spoken and written form. Technology based learning has taken high stage learning and development. The modern language lab established at the university aims at facilitating the learners to master the language to increase employability. The Hardware setup consists of a server and 30 clients all with language software installed in it. It is a conscientiously created language learning software solution. This interactive and cost effective language learning platform is simple to use.
It enables the students to understand the process of improving learning skill with emphasis on Learning, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
Highlights of the Language Lab:
The students are given training in the areas of
Conversational English
Language skills
Soft skills
Interpersonal skills
Decision making skills
Business communication
Group discussion
Pre-placement training
Corporate readiness
Formal and informal situation
Resume preparation
E-mail writing
PPT Preparation and presentation
Communication oriented English Club Activities
Fully equipped Smart classes with Audio-Visual, mike and sound facilities





Evaluation Scheme

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Student / Faculty Achievement

FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

Papers

DR. A.H FAIZEE
 Published Books, Research Paper, Articles and Conferences:
 
  • Articles published in magazine / newspapers like Sarika, The Patriot, The Observer, The Organizer, The Advent, The Times of India, The Pioneer, The Child Watch, The Quest, Oman times etc.
  • A research paper titled, “Promoting Child Rights through Education: Case of Ethiopia in Africa”, published in ‘Glimpses’ (UGC Approved) International journal.
  • A research paper titled, “SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN NALANDA, BIHAR”, published in ‘Glimpses’ (UGC Approved) International journal, ISSN: 2250-0561.
  • A research paper titled, “Stimulating Children to secure their Rights through Education in Ethiopia of Africa”, published in ‘International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research’ (UGC Approved) International journal, ISSN: 2394-8361.
  • A book published titled, “CHILD RIGHTS AND EDUCATION: A Study of Role of Non-Government Organizations in Bangladesh”, Meena Book Publications, Daryaganj, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-93-85957-20-8.
  • A book published titled, “Child Rights, Education and its Linkages through Ethiopian Case Study” from Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), Germany, ISBN: 978-620-2-06465-1.
  • Wrote a Water Security Plan of Giriak, a research document (book), published and printed by ‘BJUP’ and ‘WaterAid’ jointly.
  • Wrote a Water Security Plan of Raitar, a research document (book), published and printed by ‘BJUP’ and ‘WaterAid’ jointly.
  • Wrote a research book titled “COMMUNITY BASED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME - Baseline Survey Report” for WaterAid (UK).
  • A research paper titled, “CONFLICT & DISPLACEMENT IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES -Impact on Child & Education”, accepted for publication in UGC approved International journal named Glimpses.
  • Presented a paper on “CHILD RIGHTS AND SCHOOL EDUCATION IN ETHIOPIA, 1991-2011” in an International Conference at Center for Education Growth and Research - 2014.
  • Carried out a research on the topic titled “A Socio-Economic Study of the Jute Growers of Surjapur Region”, Under (Prof. Mohini Anjum) Head of the Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 1993-1997.
  • Presented a paper on “SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN NALANDA, BIHAR” in an International Conference sponsored by Indian  Council of Philosophical Research  on "Environmental Justice; Culture, Resistance and Ethics"  at Dr. K.N. Modi University – 2017.
  • A research paper titled, “Empowering Slum Children through Education -Key to Juvenile Justice at Yamuna Pushta”, published on ‘Child Watch’ journal.
  • Presented a paper on school education organized by the “Indian Institute for Public Administration”.
  • DR. SURESH KUMAR
  • The literary allusions and creative usage of language in Salman Rushdie’s novels, published in international journal for research technology and seminar
  • Electronic junk as per European Union, published in international journal for research technology and seminar
Mr. Raunak Sharma
  •  Published Books, Research Paper, Articles and Conferences:
  • Paper Presented: Title – “Women Empowerment through Value Based Upbringing.” Presented at the National Conference on Women Empowerment: Strategies and Interventions (9-10 March, 2018) held at The IIS University, Jaipur



                                                          

Sponsored Research & Consultancy Projects

Sponsored Research & Consultancy Projects

Research Initiatives

FDP DETAILS : - The University frequently organises ‘Faculty Development Programmes’ aimed at enhancing the teaching and other skills of the faculty. It endeavors to make them aware about modern teaching techniques and methodologies. It provides an opportunity to acquire knowledge about current developments in relevant fields. It not only promotes the professional practices relevant to education but also motivates the faculty to achieve competitive teaching and learning environment, thus leading to development pertaining to academics and personal enhancement.

Recently the university organised an FDP programme on ‘Workplace Burnout’ and ‘Gung Ho’ concept of productivity. It was based on a classic story about a plant called Walton Works #2, here are invaluable management lessons on increasing productivity by fostering high morale. It will work for any type of organization. The programme was conducted by Dr. Supriyo Banerjee who is a renowned development trainer in the corporate world.

Co-Curricular and Extra-curricular activities

  • Signature campaign: Signature comping was organized on 9th October 2018 to encourage students to contribute in protecting our mother earth. The chief guest of the programme Mr. Shiv Ram Yadav of Shive Shiksha Samitee and all DKNMU Staff and many others were present to facilitate and responded to the issues raised during the programme. Dr. A. H. Faizee the HOD Humanities and Social Sciences welcomed the chief guest, guests and participants in his introductory speech and began the session highlighting that a healthy environment is important if we want to stay healthy. The President Prof. Sumer Singh said that sometimes people keep their environment very dirty with the result that it badly affects their health. The Provost Prof. S.D. Panday emphasized that wherever we live, it is important for us to keep it clean. Mr. Shiv Ram Yadav said that responsibility for environmental cleanliness is that of all. The teacher should impress on the students the need for individual participation in keeping the environment clean and healthy. This Program will be instrumental to strengthen them as the powerful change agents. This was comping to create a clean environment by spreading the message to stop throwing garbage here and there and collect it into one place and dispose of it properly and to grow trees around our homes. We believe that students are the best platform to disseminate awareness among the society. The purpose of the campaign is to save our environment, share our views concerning environment and its protection and jointly discuss thrust areas and strategies on the subject.
  • Social and Recreational Club: The Social & Recreational Club was inaugurated by Pandit Mukesh Sharma, an eminent speaker and singer, on October 8th, 2018. A number of volunteers and students participated in the programme. The students entertained the audience by their voice and dance moves. Pandit Mukesh Sharma mesmerized the listeners by singing devotional songs. The programme was graced by the honorable President Prof. Sumer Singh and the Provost Dr. S.D. Pandey who inspired the students by their motivational words. The vote of thanks was given by Dr. A.H .Faizee, the HOD of Faculty of Social Studies.
  • Literary Club: An inter department debate competition was organized by the ‘The Literary Club’ on a very relevant topic ‘Should Grading System Be Abolished from Education System?’ on September 15th 2018. Students from different departments took part in the debate competition and exhibited their debating skills. Both the teams, in favor and against, presented strong arguments which were difficult to rebut. The programme was also graced by Prof. (Dr.) Sumer Sing, the President of Dr. K. N. Modi University. He shared his insights into participating in such programmes and gave a lot of tips to improve communication skills through them.

Workshop/Guestlectures/Industrial Visit

  • Guest Lectures: Dr. A H Faizee, HOD, Faculty of Social Studies, facilitated as a resource person on education, development and child rights, communication and personality development, Leadership & Personality Development, safe drinking water and sanitation, food security on seminars, workshops, organized by different organizations like CUTS, DRS, Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation, Institute for Juvenile Justice, World Vision, FICCI, YOI, Indian Institute of Public Administration, KUNWAR SATYA VIRA College of Engineering & Management, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research Chandigarh, Dr. K. N. Modi University … etc.
  • Guest Lecture on Learning, Teaching and Our Participation in Curriculum Development: A guest lecture was organized by the Faculty of Social Studies on the topic ‘Learning, Teaching and Our Participation in Curriculum Development’ on August 16th 2018. Dr. A. H. Faizee the HOD Humanities and Social Sciences welcomed the chief guest, guests and participants in his introductory speech. The lecture was delivered by Prof. Rohit Dhankar, a Professor of Philosophy of Education in Azim Premji University, Bangalore and the founder of ‘Digantar’ a research organization on child education. During the lecture he emphasized upon the importance of curriculum development in relation to the needs presented by the modern education system. He opined that the teaching and learning process has become receiver centric and the curriculum should be framed around the subject’s need.
  • An awareness session on an activity under ICC (10th July 2018): DKNMU organized an awareness session on an activity under ICC [Internal Complaint Committee] of DKNMU on Gender, Sexuality, Sexual Harassment and Abuse was held on 10th July 2018 at 11:30 -12.30 p.m. Speaker - Smt. Rajmkumari Dogra - Member - N.G.O Centre For Human Rights & Social Welfare, Jaipur Smt. Meenakshi - Public Prosecutor, High court, Jaipur, Deendayal Manch, Pradesh Media Prabhai , Member, Moraka foundation, N.G.O, Batika
  • Dr. A.H Faizee conducted a workshop on a Topic Titled "UNIVERSAL HUMAN VALUES LEADING TO INDIVIDUAL & PROFESSIONAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH INTEGRITY, DISCIPLINE AND JUSTICE" on 10th August, 2019. 

Results

2014

Mohit Sharma                                  Deepali                                Suresh Kumar Meena

SGPA – 8.86                                    SGPA – 7.71                        SGPA – 7.43

CGPA – 7.53                                    CGPA – 6.34                        CGPA – 6.45

Rank I                                              Rank II                                  Rank III

2015

Kiran Gouchar                                   Techi Kanu                          Suman Meena

SGPA – 8.86                                      SGPA – 8.29                        SGPA – 8

CGPA – 8.66                                      CGPA – 7.5                          CGPA – 7.77

Rank I                                                Rank II                                  Rank III

Institute Industry Interaction

Rajasthan Association for Studies in English (RASE) – The university in collaboration with RASE conducted 12th Annual Conference on William Shakespeare through the Ages.

The university has also collaborated with ‘Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR)’ to conduct an International Conference on Environmental Justice Culture, Resistance and Ethics.

Every year DKNMU organises an Educational & Industrial tour for all students. The objectives of these educational visits are to promote good quality education, national integration and to give students an opportunity to relate the class room learning to the real world situation.

Placement

All students are placed well in their chosen fields.

Alumni

Few of our Alumni :

Student name

Batch

Course

HARKESH MEENA
2015
BA
ABHISHEK JAIN
2015
BA
KAMDAK MARCH
2015
BA
TAME LORAM
2015
BA
SUMAN MEENA
2015
BA
KIRAN GOUCHAR
2015
BA
TECHI KANU
2015
BA
HEM CHAND SAINI
2015
BA

Many more ......

Photos (Events)