To create effective communicators and socially responsible engineers.
The mission of the Department is to build and polish the soft skills of budding technocrats and sensitize them to social, political, economic, cultural, and psychological aspects of the society in general and the industry in particular. This is to equip them to contribute towards the sustainable development of the society. The mission is also to undertake research studies to contribute to a better understanding of linkages between Applied Humanities and Technical Education.
Salient features of Department
Education is inclusive of technical, social, cultural, financial and spiritual dimensions. The Department of Humanities is working to achieve the vision of creating effective communicators and socially responsible engineers. In order to fulfil its mission of developing soft skills and imparting humanising touch to the society, the Department teaches wide range of courses including Communication Skills, Social Skills, Employability Skills, Technical Communication, Principles of Economics and Management, Soft Skills, and Drafting Skills.
The Department hosts well equipped English Language Lab to develop effective communication skills among budding engineers. Faculty members with the Department have specializations in English Literature and Language, Economics, Environmental Studies, Linguistics, Psychology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration, Education and Management.
Three of the faculty members are Ph.Ds and have an average teaching experience of 11 years. They have more than 8 years of research experience in rural development and international training in environment management-specific research methodology. They have many publications in national and international journals, chapters in edited books, have authored many books, and have numerous national and international conference paper presentations.
The faculty is also invited for guest lectures on human resource development, communication skills, and is involved in various literary activities.
The Department is committed to enrich the personality of the students by providing them opportunities for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. In order to create awareness and sensitize the students about environmental issues, the Department founded the environmental club called REEF (Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineers for Environment Forum) in 2012. REEF won Wipro’s international Earthian Award 2015 along with a cash prize of Rs. 1,50,000. The club undertook skill development of the students through various environment related activities throughout the year.
In order to promote literary activities, the Department has established Reader’s Reverie Literary Club in collaboration with SRC. Speak Out Loud, a debate competition for First year students and Youth Parliament are the prominent annual activities of the club. Besides, the club arranges many activities such as debates, elocutions, quiz, creative writing, essay writing, story-telling, interviews with budding writers and so on. The Department is also keen to promote cultural consciousness among students. The drama club of the College is also mentored by the Department of Humanities.