HOD’s Message

In a technical university, the work of the HSS Department is rather challenging. It is called upon to take care of learners belonging to diverse levels of proficiency. Some of the learners possess a relatively high level of proficiency in English, whereas a vast majority of learners have a low level of proficiency. There are also zero level learners of English. To design appropriate syllabus for such mixed groups and to bring them up to the expected international standard of proficiency in a short span of time is a challenge that the Department has been confronting. I’m glad that the department has been squarely meeting this singular challenge with complete dedication and commitment. On top of this, the department has its own dreams and aspirations. Its dream is to become a truly international hub for humanistic studies and research in areas pertaining to comparative language and literature. Having this objective in mind, it has already put its best foot forward by launching its M.A and Ph.D programmes in English. I’m sanguine that its dream of turning international will soon bear fruit.

About Department

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at CGU-Odisha was established in 1997 with the objective of providing students with a comprehensive education that fosters critical thinking beyond the confines of specialized training in niche areas of technology. Over the years, generations of students from CGU-Odisha, formerly CVRCE, have benefited from this holistic approach, which has significantly contributed to their overall growth and development. The Department plays a pivotal role in shaping the future leaders of tomorrow by providing integrated learning opportunities and equipping them with a modern and sensitive outlook to tackle the challenges of the competitive world. The Department has consistently helped students develop a strong foundation in both theoretical and practical aspects of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Department is committed to ensuring quality output by emphasizing Outcome Based Education (OBE).

The HSS Department of HSS at CGU-Odisha places particular focus on language courses that have been thoughtfully crafted to meet the diverse needs of different industries. These courses cover a range of essential skills, including professional communication, technical writing, writing for science and technology, and more. To further enhance the learning experience, the department conducts group discussions, debates and other team activities that prioritize effective interpersonal communication. In addition to traditional academic subjects, the Department has also contributed to developing the career skills of its students through placement training as well as by floating and delivering various general elective courses offered by CGU-Odisha.

In keeping with its commitment to academic excellence, the Department has recently launched several new programs. The Doctoral program in English at CGU-Odisha was launched in 2021, while an integrated MA PhD program was introduced in the 2022-23 academic year. Both programs focus on English Language and Literature and have been designed to be at par with the evolving trends in the academic and industry domains. Through its innovative teaching methods, cutting-edge research, and interdisciplinary approach, the Department of HSS at CGU-Odisha has become a hub of academic and intellectual activity and is widely recognized as a leading institution in the region.




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