The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a pioneering five core undergraduate programme aligned to the Civil Services and a Master’s Programme in Economics. Faculty from diverse areas such as Psychology, Gandhian Studies, History, Geography, Sociology, Philosophy, Economics and Political Science and International Relations staffs the Department. The unique selling proposition of this department is its robust outreach programme of community engagement across health, sanitation, education, animal welfare, urban development, tribal development, agricultural extension and sustainability. In addition to the rigorous curriculum involving Foundation, Core and Elective Courses, the Department through its programmes also offers value based extension activities, which are closely supervised. The Department brings a contemporary relevance to Gandhian ideology through its diverse courses and offers Value Based Education support to GITAM along with organizing Cultural Immersion Programmes.