All academic programmes of the School of Social Sciences are interdisciplinary in nature and we do follow Credit and Semester System (CSS). Curriculum is developed according to the new concerns of the course where participatory method has been incorporated to develop the themes of the programmes. To develop such a mode of curriculum, SSS has various academic bodies namely Faculty Council, Board of Studies and the Academic Council. Keeping the vision of doing interdisciplinary social sciences, the syllabi of the programmes are frequently updated and introduce new courses in emerging areas of specialization.

The total credits for four semester MA Programme is 72 (Core:56; Elective:12; Open Course: 4). Students have the flexibility to take one open course of four credits for semester III from any other Schools under the Faculty of Social Science. Curriculum is also improved through the systematic collection of feedback from students. The School offers three M.Phil programmes involving six months course work and subsequent submission of dissertation. SSS PhD programme is also interdisciplinary in nature and there is one semester course work for understanding social science concepts, theories and their application in empirical context.

(a) MA Programmes in History and Anthropology
(b) M Phil in General Social Sciences; Social Transformation and Empowerment; and Human
Ecology and Natural History
(c) PhD in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

MPhil Programmes (Currently not offered)

  • MPhil in Anthropology
  • MPhil in Economics
  • MPhil in History
  • MPhil in Sociology
  • MPhil in Human Ecology/Natural History
  • MPhil in Social Science Policy

MA Programmes (Total Intake: 40)

  • MA in Anthropology
  • MA in History

PhD Programme
49 researchers have been registered as PhD students studying various interdisciplinary topics. So far ten have been awarded PhD.