Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

About the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences 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 entails the active concern for humanistic, social and universal dimensions of knowledge. The Department of English has been committed to this mandate by offering a range of elective courses like ‘Proficiency Certificate Course in English’. Faculty expertise of the department range from communication skills, gender studies, English, 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 Humanities & Social Sciences, 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 also has a literary club ‘SPEAKER ASSOCIATION AND STUDY CIRCLE’ which conduct literary activities to enhance the 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 Humanities & Social Sciences also believes in the faculty development as the technological advancement is going at a fast pace so for this reason such programmes inculcate such advancement so that the faculties balance the conventional and modern teaching pedagogy.  

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciencesis also relentlessly working in the direction to remember all the dignitaries and legendary personality who worked towards the upliftment of our nation. So we proud to celebrate their anniversaries so that their toil and spirit can echo in the universities premises.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences of Dr. K. N Modi university believes in the holistic development of the students and The faculties are ceaselessly working towards it.

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

HoD’s Desk

The Faculty of Social Studies has been established with the aims of inculcating 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 globalised 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 wold order. The department has an inter-disciplinary approach which 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, the Faculty of Social Studies not only help 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.

The Faculty of Social Studies has a very well equipped communication lab and a literary club named ‘SPEAKERS’ ASSOCIATION AND STUDY CIRCLE’ which conducts literary activities to enhance the creative thinking and imagination of the students. We organise classical and cultural programme through SPIC MACAY as well.

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 horizon 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 the Faculty of the Dept 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.

workshop on security of water, food and natural resources for the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, university website column.

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


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 mission 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 Department of Humanities & Social Sciences aspires to provide excellent teaching and training 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.

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




Course Syllabus

LIBRARY

Our library is located in the basement of the building near to the student hostels, the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Library maintains specialist collection supporting the main teaching and research interests of the Department. These cover: Economics, Linguistics, Literature, Psychology, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Soft Skills and Sociology.

Special highlights include:

# New approaches Indian English Fiction Literature   # Recent trends in Indian English Literature   # Oxford books Collection  # Books on Soft Skills & Personality Development     # English Communication Books   # The library has a collection that consists of 1310 books and 118 titles. 

The library also subscribes to periodicals and magazines:

1. Outlook    2. Frontline   3. India today   4. Chronicles   5. Competition Success   6. Success Mantra

The Library offers a quiet place for the students and provides services like printing and internet access through a computer.

Student / Faculty Achievement

FACULTY PUBLICATIONS

Papers

MR. SAIKAT BANERJEE
  • Research paper entitled: “Postmodern Hagiographic Elements in Shashi Tharoor’s Show Business” in English Language and Literary Studies. Edited by Ramnita Saini Sharda. ISBN: 978-81-923858-0-8. Uttam Publishers, Jalandhar, 2012.

  • Research Paper entitled: “Tagore: The Liberalist of Orality,” in Studies in Myth, Orality and Folklore in World Literature. Edited by Vandhana Sharma. ISBN 8126918004. Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2013.
  • Research Paper entitled: Linguistic Exclusion and the Language of Violence in Romen Basu’s Blackstone published in the book Our Research Scholars' Musings in National Seminar Inclusive Democracy: People, Power & Progress held on May 30- 31,   2012.   published   by   Central   University   of   Haryana,   Mahendragarh. Web.
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  • Research Paper entitled: Emancipated Women in Rabindranath Tagore’s Selected Short Stories published in The Criterion: An International Journal In English, Volume-8 No. 1, February 2017.
  • Research Paper entitled: Inter-caste and Class Conflicts in Kartar Singh Duggal’s Selected Short Stories published in The Criterion: An International Journal In English, Volume-7 No. 2 April 2016.
  • Research Paper entitled: “Mysterious Silence, Brutality and Sense of Irreparable Loss
    – Dominant forces in Chaman Nahal’s Azadi” published in Labyrinth. Vol.3/No.4- January 2012. 
  • Research Paper entitled: “The four Phases in Khuswant Singh’s novel Train to Pakistan” published in Writers Editors and critics. Vol.2/No.1- March2012. 
  • Research Paper entitled: “The Anguish of Partition in Khuswant Singh’s Train to Pakistan” published in Glimpses. Vol.1/No.1- December 2011.
  • Research Paper entitled: “Theme of Pseudo Neutrality in Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice Candy Man” published in Labyrinth. Vol.2/No.1- January 2011. 
  • Research Paper entitled: Rabindranath Tagore’s short stories and his child protagonists: An overview published in Das Literarisch, Volume 2 No.1, Jan-June, 2016. 
  • Research Paper entitled: “Khuswant Singh’s Black Jasmine and other Stories: Strains of Modernity” published in Dialogue. Volume - IX   No. I  June 2013. 
  • Research Paper entitled: “The Cultural Outsider     in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies” published in Anvikshiki. Vol.5/No.2- March 2011.
  • Research Paper entitled: “Theme of Communalism in Modern Indian English Fictions” published in Anvikshiki. Vol.4/No.5- September 2010.
  • Research Paper entitled: Concept of “New Woman” in Rabindranath Tagore’s Selected Short stories. First Global Conference on Contemporary Research in English Studies : Global Perspectives, Anand from 4-6 February 2016. 
  • Research Paper entitled: “Role of ICT: Pedagogy, Pitfalls and Challenges,” presented in the International Conference on Empowering The English Language Classroom, organized by Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur from 18 – 19 January 2013. 
  • Research Paper entitled: English: A language of status more than empowerment in India,” presented in the International Conference on E-Learning Emancipatory English: Fast Forwarding the Future organized by Jaipur National University, Jaipur from 29-31 January 2013. 
  • Research Paper entitled: "Nation as Community: Developing Linguistic Identities," presented in the International Conference on Bridging the Gap Through English : Education, Equity, Empowerment and Employability, organized by SCOPE, from  21-
    23 June 2012, at Anand, Gujarat in Association with Cambridge University, England. 
  • Research Paper entitled: “Social, Cultural and Linguistic Structures in Serpent and the Rope, Untouchable and The Guide,” presented in the International conference on Indian Art Forms, organized by Indira Kala Sangit Viswavidyalaya, Khairagarh, Chattisgarh from 26-28 February 2012.
  • Research Paper entitled: Tales of Partition in Selected Short Stories of Kartar Singh Duggal in UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Remapping History and (Con)Textualising Literature The Tragedy of Partition and the Fictional Narratives of Indian subcontinent, Karim City College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand from November 26-28, 2016.
  • Research Paper entitled: Concept of “New Woman” in Rabindranath Tagore’s Selected Short stories in First Global Conference on Contemporary Research in English Studies : Global Perspectives, Anand, Gujarat from 4-6 February, 2016.
  • Research Paper entitled: “Ecological Concern in Happy Feet: A Critical Analysis presented in National Conference on Ecocinema Celebrating Landscapes and Waterscapes at BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus from 8-10 October 2015.
  • Research Paper entitled: “Perennial Partitions!: Khuswant Singh’s Delhi” presented in the IX National Conference organized by Rajasthan Association for Studies in English at Jaipur National University from 3- 4 November 2012. 
  • Research Paper entitled: “Translation Method Vis-à-vis Direct Method: A Study, presented in the National Seminar on Translation, Bilingualism and Pedagogy: Possibilities, Potentials, Pitfalls organized by Govt. College, Ateli- Haryana. 
  • Research Paper entitled: “Postmodern Indian English Fiction: Towards Newly Defined Realities,” presented in the National Seminar organized by Buddha PG College, Kushinagar, U.P. 2012.
  • Research paper presented in National seminar on “The New Mantra of Effective Teacher” held at Amity Institute of Higher Education on 19/09/2008.
  • Research paper presented in National Seminar on “Constructivism” held at Kalka Institute for Research & Advanced Studies on 19/03/2009.
DR. AKBARUL HASSAN 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”.
  • “Empowering Slum Children through Education -Key to Juvenile Justice at Yamuna Pushta”; ‘Child Watch’ ,New Delhi
  • “Promoting Child Rights through Education: Case of Ethiopia in Africa”; ‘Glimpses’
  • Separating the inseparable; Patriot, New Delhi
  • Children waiting for revolution; Pioneer, New Delhi
  • Intermingling of religion and politics, Organizer
  • Education and our rights, The Advent
  • Mera Shukh, Sarika 

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
 MS. SUSMITA DUTTA
  • ‘Gadar – Ek prem katha: A postcolonial reading’ – paper presented on 28th March 2014 at the UGC sponsored national level seminar on “Aspects of partition of India in 1947,” Malda College, Malda
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  • “Reading and reflecting on Ernest Hammingway’s A Farewell to Arms through a Feminist lens – paper presented on 8th December 2016 at the Raigang University sponsored International Seminar on “War in / and Texts: Voices, Tecnicalities, and Thoughts,” Raiganj University, Raiganj (7 – 8 December 2016)

BOOKS

Mr. Saikat Banerjee

  • The Elusive Genre, series -I , ISBN 978-93-85528-57-6, Yking Books. Jaipur,2016.
  • Towards New Horizons in Indian Literature, ISBN 978-93-82532-94-1, Yking Books , Jaipur, 2016.
  • Charting New Approaches Indian English fiction, ISBN 975-93-55528-00-2, YKing Books,Jaipur, 2015.  

 Recent Trends in Indian English Literature, ISBN 978-83-83809-79-0, Power publishers,Kolkata, 2014.                                                               

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

CLUB : - The university has an official club by the name ‘Speakers’ association and study circle’ that is constantly engaged in the activities related to student development. It is responsible for initiating lateral thinking, creativity and leadership among the students. The forums at which the club operates are quizzing, formal & informal writing, debating, vocabulary building and public speaking. The club is responsible for instilling important employability skills for their academic and personal growth.

Workshop/Guestlectures/Industrial Visit

Workshop/Guestlectures/Industrial Visit

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.

Placement

All students are placed well in their chosen fields.

Alumni

Alumni

Photos (Events)