Facilities

Physical Infrastructure

SSS is situated in a complex of buildings at its own Campus of 4.8 acres. The School has currently a space of about 14,000 sq ft., lecture halls, conference hall, library, reading halls, archaeological museum, faculty conference hall, administrative office, project office, faculty rooms and research scholars apartments.

Faculty

The faculty has specializations in frontier areas like Social History, Social Theory, Human Ecology, Political Economy, Socio-linguistic Philosophy, Economic Anthropology, Ethnography, Social History, Social Theory, Social Anthropology, Archaeology and Human Ecology, Political Economy, Socioeconomic History and Culture Study, Political Philosophy and Social Theory, Mathematical Economics and Social Theory and Economic Anthropology.

Library

There is a collection of about 18000 books in the library of School of Social Sciences. Besides it has back volumes of four important journals in Social Sciences. The reference collection on south India is accessed by scholars from different parts even from abroad. Web access to over 200 international journals in social sciences is also available. There is a special collection of old books contributed by the family of Shankunny Menon, Diwan of the Cochin kingdom from 1860 to 1879. This collection has been digitized to preserve the brittle books. In addition, several old and rare collections of books and documents are also digitized for open access.

Computer Lab

A well-equipped Computer Lab with 20 terminals and web access cater to the academic needs of the students as well as the faculty. Access to numerous academic journals and other on line resources are available .

Archaeological Museum

The school also hosts an ethno-archeological museum displaying artifacts of paleolithic, mesolithic, neolithic, megalithic and medieval periods. Museum focuses on ‘a walk through Kerala’s Past…………’ where classroom teaching is integrated with hands on experience in field archaeology where students are familiarized with artifacts and archaeological antiquities pertaining specifically to Kerala archaeology. There are potteries such as red ware, black ware, black and red ware, rouleted ware, Chinese and glazed Islamic ware. Moreover, there are Burial urns, Iron implements, Beads, Coins, Inscriptions, Granite sculptures and so on. School has conducted two excavations in Anakkara (Palakkad district) and two salvage excavations to salvage megalithic remains in the years 2012 and 2014 (one in Neendur, Kottayam and two in Mankulam, Idukki).