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About Department

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences offers various courses that encourage the spirit of enquiry and critical analysis of new categories of thought that connects individual experience to the wider social life.

Committed to the pursuit of excellence in higher education, the department offers degrees at Bachelor, Masters and Ph. D levels in English Literature, Political Science, History, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, and Yogic Sciences. The department also offers various short-term courses in language proficiency. It offers special “bridge” courses and Communicative English Programs to students seeking to improve their language skills. The Remedial English course we offer to university students is always in demand is found useful by a wide range of students from various disciplines.

To become one of the leading schools of humanities and social sciences by setting global standards of excellence in ingenious curriculum, teaching-learning methods, professional
development, and cross-cultural understanding

  • M1. To promote learning and employability skills among students.
  • M2. To promote study of humankind and its manifestation.
  • M3. To help students succeed in their academic and professional lives.
  • M4. To encourage research and promote knowledge creation.

Head of the Department- Dr. Pramod K. Sharma

Advisory Board Members:

  • Dr. Rupendra Guha Majumdar- Retd. Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Delhi
  • Prof. Dilip Kumar Basu- Retd. Professor, Part of DU syllabus committee
  • Prof. Nirmalaya Syamanta- Associate Professor, Department of English, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi
  • Dr. Minakshi Lahkar- Assistant Professor, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi
  • Dr. Raj Kumar Verma- Associate Professor, Department of English, Sri Aurobindo College(M), University of Delhi
  • Dr. Anjana Neira Dev- Associate Professor, Department of English, Gargi College, University of Delhi
  • Dr. P.K Talan- Professor, AIMT Greater Noida
  • Dr. Neeti Rana- Dean SHSS, Associate Professor, Gautam Buddha University
  • Prof. Shikha Dixit- Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur
  • Prof. Naved Iqbal- Professor, Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia.
  • Dr. Urvesh Chaudhery- Professor, Advanced Institute of Technology and Management, Palwal.
  • Prof. Alka Sharma - Professor and Head of the Department, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, NoidaEmail:, Area of specialization - Sociology & Anthropology; Gender Studies
  • Dr. Sarbeswar Sahoo- Associate Professor,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi- Email: Area of specialization- Sociology & Anthropology; Political Studies; Economic Sociology, Sociology of Religion
  • Dr. Shoma Chaudhury Lahiri- Assistant Professor St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Calcutta University Email: Area of specialization- Sociology & Anthropology; Social Movements, Urban Sociology
  • Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Acharya Professor, Dept. of Pol Sc. University of Delhi
  • Dr. Nachiketa Singh- Associate Professor, S.G.T.B Khalsa College, University of Delhi
  • Prof. (Dr.) Kadloor Savitri- Professor, Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia University.
  • Dr. Kumar Rahul- Associate Professor, Ramjas College, University of Delhi
  • Dr. Kamakhya Kumar- Associate Professor (Dept. of Yoga), Uttarakhand, Sanskrit- University, Haridwar, U.K-
  • Dr. Vijay Singh- Associate Prof. (Dept. of Yoga & Health) Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar, U.K. Email:
  • Dr. K. Krishna Sharma- Prof. & Head (Dept. of Yoga) Mangalore University, Mangal Gangotri Mangalore, Karnataka
  • Dr. B. R. Sharma-Prof., Head (Dept. of Yoga) & Dean Sri Sri UniversityEmail:



Awards & Achievements

Our student Mr. Philem Rohan (M.A. English 1st year) has started his 35 days Cycle Journey from Sharda University to Manipur covering 12 states, a distance of 3500 kms, on 16th of October, 2018. The purpose of the journey is to create awareness about fragile environment and protecting endangered species, the SANGAI. Honorable Chancellor of Sharda University Sri P.K. Gupta sir flagged off the journey from Block 2 (Admission Cell) on 16th of October 2018.

Seminars & Workshops

  • The School of Humanities and Social Sciences organized a six-day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ‘Fostering Human Values and Professional Ethics’. The FDP was inaugurated on 15 July, 2019 and Valediction ceremony was held on 20th July, 2019.
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sharda University in association with SANKALP (NGO) organized an interactive session on 23rd April 2019, for students aspiring to qualify IAS (UPSC).
  • The School organized several Journal Club Meetings from the month of August, 2018 till date, where faculty members of different backgrounds have presented papers on varied topics raising from Psychology to Politics, Literature to Religion.
  • The first Literature festival, INKWASH was organized in March 2018 which saw the participation of more than 150 students in a plethora of creative events designed by students of literature and the second Literature festival INKWASH was organized with much more enthusiasm in 2019.
  • A guest talk on “The Archaic Evil and Milton’s Cult Formation: Reading Books 1 and IX of Paradise Lost” by Md. Abbasuddin Tapadar, Assistant Professor of English of University of Delhi on 2nd of November 2018, in Room no. 802, 8th floor. The purpose of the talk was to introduce the Epic work Paradise Lost in a greater way by a subject expert to our students. The text is a part of their syllabus (M.A. English 1st year in particular and all our literature students in general).
  • CASABLANCA Movie Club:  We took the initiative to form a movie club in the school where we show our students literary adaptations and award winning world movies from different cultures. The purpose of the club is to teach our students how to appreciate life, art and literature and also to take up Film Studies Course, Film Appreciation Course as subjects and as career options in future. Already screened movies: The Grave of the Fireflies (Based on World war) and To Kill a Mockingbird (Literary Adaptation).
  • The 6th Annual Conference on NextGen Approaches of English Language Teaching was jointly organized by Sharda University and ELT@I, NCR-Greater Noida on March 24, 2018.


The school is equipped with language lab with access to Pearson Global English Software; Wi-Fi enabled spacious classrooms with projectors and other audio-visual aids. With progressive and innovative outlook towards teaching, our highly accomplished and dedicated faculty earnestly follows interactive and student centric approaches to teaching –learning.  Co-curricular activities and events feature prominently in our academic calendar and we provide intensive mentoring to our students both within and beyond classrooms in a wide variety of forums.

Research & Publications

  • Dr. Jyoti Jayal published a paper on April 2018 in IJELLH: International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities (UGC Approved) titled “A Study of Speech Act of Oral English Complaints: Politeness and Gender”; ISSN(P) 2321-7065 (Vol.6; Issue 3), pp. 165-179.
  • Dr. Jyoti Jayal published a paper on January 2018 in IMPACT: IJRHL (UGC Approved) titled “A Study of Burnout Among English Language Teachers in the School of Gautam Budha Nagar, Greater Noida”; ISSN(P) 2347-4564 (Vol.6; Issue I), pp. 403-412.
  • Dr. Jyoti Jayal published a paper on July 2017 in The Criterion: An International Journal in English (CJ)(UGC approved Jr. No. 768) titled “An Analysis of Fugrative Language in the Song Lyrics of Taar Bijli Se Patle Hamare Piya”; ISSN 0976-8165 (Vol.8; Issue VIII), pp. 406-414. Dr. Jyoti Jayal presented a paper titled “Second Language Learning through English Course Books: A Study of Speech Act” in 62nd All India English Teacher’s Conference (AIETC) organized by Osmania University (18th -20th January 2018) on Globalization: Emerging Trends in English Language and Literature.
  • Dr. Jyoti Jayal presented papers titled “Politeness Strategies Employed by Bilingual Hindi Speakers in the production of Oral Complaints in English: Gender Variation” in 39th International Conference of Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI) organized by IIT Patna with collaboration with CIIL, Mysore and Linguistic Society of India (8th - 11th December 2017).
  • Dr. Jyoti Jayal presented papers titled “Politeness Strategies Employed by Bilingual Hindi Speakers in the production of Oral Complaints in Hindi: A Study in Pragmatics” in International Conference on Language, Culture and Identity organized by GLA, Mathura in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore (10th -11th November 2017).
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah published a paper “The Insurgent(’s) Wife: Reading Kaberi Kochari’s Account of Her Life in a Rebel’s Outfit” in the book Gender and History, which comprises twenty-eight selected papers from the session on history organized at the 12th Women’s World Congress held in Hyderabad. It’s published by Rawat Books with ISBN 9788131609415 in July 2018.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah translated two Assamese short stories into English and they have been published in 2017 in an anthology of translated short stories by Assamese writer Arupa Patangia Kalita, The Musk and Other Stories, published by Niyogi Books with ISBN number978-81-933935-8-1.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah interviewed two prominent literary personalities from Assam, Padmashree Mahim Borah and Dr. Prafulla Kotoky under a project of interviewing and archiving eminent regional literary personalities at the Centre for Academic Translation and Archiving (CATA) at the Department of English, University of Delhi for its UGC SAP (DSA Phase-II) project in December 2015-2018. The DVDs of both the interviews, with subtitles, are now part of the Centre.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah published a paper “Displaced Denizens: A Socio-historical Reading of the Literature of Displacement from Assam” in the book Muliticultural and Marginalized Voices of Postcolonial Literature. Published by Lexington books, Maryland, U.S.A in 2017. ISBN: 978-1-4985-4744-4.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah translated Kusum Bora's Story "Mure Notun Koina" into English (The Perfect Bride) and published by NEZINE. Issue5thAugust, 2017. (
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah translated an Assamese short story into English and is in the process of publication in an anthology by Harper Collins.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah’s paper is in the process of Publication by a book on Trauma and Fear by Department of English, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi by December 2018.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah presented the paper “Travels in Disguise: Exploring the Journeys Traversed by an Insurgent Woman” in the National Conference organized by the Department of English, Shyam Lal College (M), University of Delhi titled "A Cultural Perspective: Narrative and Narrativization of Journey", a collaborative seminar with the Centre for Academic Translation and Archiving (CATA), Department of English, University of Delhi on 20th April 2018.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah presented the paper “Displaced Citizens: Representations of Forced Migration in Literature from Assam” in the national conference Reading Migrations: Fractured Histories, Forged Narratives organized by Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi on March 20-21, 2017.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah presented the paper “Re-imagining Gender in Insurgency: A Reading of Kaberi Kochari’s Memoir” was presented in the national conference Many Patriarchies, Many Positionalities: Re-interrogating Gender in Narratives from North-East India organized by Shivaji College, University of Delhi on 15-16 February 2017.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah’s presented the paper “Moving Beyond the Margin: The Politics of Exclusion and Assimilation” on 15th and 16th of November 2018, that took place in Department of English, Central University of Rajasthan.
  • Dr. Mukuta Borah’s presented a paper in 44th All India Sociological Conference, (44th AISC) Mysuru for their ‘Gender Studies’ seminar that took place on 26-29th December 2018.

Faculty Achievement

S No Faculty Name Designation Awards/Achievements/Recognition Department
1 Prof (Dr.) Anviti Gupta Professor, Dean SSHSS First woman Vice Chancellor of Sharda University, Uzbekistan
Received Letter of Appreciation from the Hon'ble Governor of Andijan, Uzbekistan
2 Dr. Hari Om Sharma Associate Professor • Life-member of Indian Science Congress (L100079)
• American Psychology Association Annual Affiliate memberships (ID:00278220)
• Regular-member of National Academy of Psychology during 2004.
• Joint Managing Editor for International Journal at IMT, Faridabad, ISSN: 2231-3311, during 2011-2014.
• Active review member of the esteemed Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (ISSN : 2349-5162), Holding Member ID : 114095 Since:December-2018
• Steering Committee Member for International Conference on Business Intelligence, April, 2011.
• Steering Committee Member for National Conference on Global Meltdown: Issues, Challenges & Strategies, April, 2009.
• Editorial team member for Amity Journal of Behavioural and Forensic Sciences, 2005.
• Examiner for PhD Research Proposals (synopsis) to be conducted at Jain Vishwa Bharti Vishwavidhalaya, Ladunu during 2004-05.
• Examiner for UG/PG practical exams at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
• Project Supervisor for Research Project at PG level for Annamalai University, Chennai.
• University Examiner at Banaras Hindu University for University Examinations.
• University Evaluator at MDU, Rohtak for MBA Examinations.
• Completed Foundation Computer Course at Computer Centre, Banaras Hindu University
• Yoga Course at Yog Sadhana Kendra, Banaras Hindu University
3 Dr. Shivani Tomar Assistant Professor Certificate & awarded for “outstanding contribution as a member of core organizing committee - 44th NACIACP- 2018 & Golden Jubilee Year of IACP”.                                                    & NCC B- Certificate. Psychology
4 Dr. Toran Talwar Assistant Professor Directors Medal (Topper) for Graduation and Post Graduation at Dayalbagh Educational Institute.  
5 Dr. Pramod Kumar Professor Global Talent Track (GTT) awarded for encouragement and empowerment of youth English
6 Dr. Gurpyari Bhatnagar Associate Professor Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by EDUCOMP English
7 Dr. Prachi Priyanka Assistant Professor Topper in both Graduation and Post Graduation Programs  
8 Dr. Shradha Professor 'Vishwakarma Award by the Government of India  
9 Dr. Tanni Moitra Assistant Professor German Excellence Initiative supported by the Humboldt Foundation Jan 2016 – Sept 2019 Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Graduate School Distant Worlds Ludwig- Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
German Excellence Initiative supported by the Humboldt Foundation Oct 2014 – Nov 2014 Visiting Research Scholar at the Graduate School Distant Worlds for one month Ludwig- Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2013 - 2015 Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi
10 Dr. Vipin Solanki Assistant Professor • Certificate of Appreciation for contribution as “Local Sectional Secretary- Anthropological & Behavioral Sciences Committee” in organizing the 106th Indian Science Congress- “Future India: Science & Technology” held from 3rd to 7th January, 2019 in Lovely Professional University Punjab.
• Young Geographer Award for paper 'Disappearing Wetland: A Case Study of Basai Wetlands, Haryana' in 18th APJ Meet and 3rd International Conference RE-envisioning Globalization, Development and New world Order, organised by Association of Punjab Geographers at LPU from 27-28 October 2017.
11 Ms. Rupal Yadav Assistant Professor Gold Medalist, Attended International Conference in Sharda, attended seminars Sociology
12 Dr. Ritu Chaku Associate Professor Awarded with best thesis under the patron name MS Rudraiah Award in the convocationin January 2008.
Best paper presentation in a International conference
Yogic Science
13 Dr. Rukmani Joshi Assistant Professor Indian Council for Social Science Research Doctoral fellowship for the year 2014-16. Political Science
14 Dr. Madhura Ganguli Assistant Professor Recepient of the Canadian Commonwealth Research Fellowhship, 2012. Tenure spent in Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Granted by the DFAIT , Government of Canada.  Political Science
15 Dr.Meha Pant Assistant Professor Member of the research team at INUSAM University, Malatya, Turkey. Political Science

Facilities and Resources


The School is located in huge and sprawling campus of Sharda University. The School has a state of art infrastructure which can accommodate more than thousand students at one time. Spacious AC class-rooms, Lecture theatres and Labs with varying seating capacity, Board Room, Faculty cabins and Administrative Office form the core of the Infrastructural layout of the School. The School also has utility facilities for specially-abled students. The School strives to sustain clean and hygienic environment for everyone.


The whole campus is Wi-Fi enabled and class-rooms are fitted with smart boards, OHPs and other audio-visual aids. Some class-rooms have seating capacity of 60 while others have seating capacity of 100. There are also Tute rooms which can house 30-40 students.


The School has three labs, Language Lab, Psychology Lab and Geography Lab. Geography Lab is divided into two parts – Cartographic Lab and RS & GIS lab. These labs cater Communications techniques, Psychological Counseling and Environmental learning to the students. The labs are equipped with latest softwares like NVIVO, GIS-ARC and hardwares.

MAITRAYI Wellness Clinic

Maitrayi Wellness Clinic offers a range of mental health services, including individual therapy, group therapy and psychological assessment. Infrastructural facilities include observation rooms, interview rooms and testing rooms. The Clinic works in tandem with Psychology Lab.

LMS (Learning Management System)

Attendance record maintenance, data capturing, uploading of study materials and assignments, interactive teaching, everything is carried out on LAN enabled LMS (Learning Management System).

Student Achievement

S. No Student Name Department Program  Awards/Achievements/Recognition
1 Banner Lanamai James English MA (English) * 1st Runner up at Mister Heritage 2023(International) held at Philippines.
* Won four sub-titles (Best Runway Award, Elegenat Award, Best Resort Wear, Best in Formal Wear)
* Won the prestigious Rubaru Mr. India 2022 Title at Rubaru India Championship on 5th October 2022
2 Aditi Tripathi Psychology MA (Psychology) Paper publication in reputed International Journal.
'Parental Acceptance and Challenges Faced by LGBTQ Youth in India and Their Mental Health'. In: Mahajan, V., Chowdhury, A., Kaushal, U., Jariwala, N., Bong, S.A. (eds) Gender Equity: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer, Singapore.
3 Amisha Pandey Psychology BA (Psychology) Paper publication in reputed International Journal.
An Assessment of Gender Inequality Experienced by Female Youth in Indian Household During COVID-19 Online Classes. In: Mahajan, V., Chowdhury, A., Kaushal, U., Jariwala, N., Bong, S.A. (eds) Gender Equity: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer, Singapore.
4 Neha Bhati and Yashika Pal Psychology BA (Psychology) Paper Publication in reputed International Journal.
'Social Media Fatigue and Academic Performance: Gender Differences'. In: Mahajan, V., Chowdhury, A., Kaushal, U., Jariwala, N., Bong, S.A. (eds) Gender Equity: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer, Singapore.
5 Ms Sarandha Swain & Ms Prachi Chaudhary Psychology BA (Psychology) Chapter publication in Book.
 Chapter titled "Impact of Covid 19 on Securities of Adopted Children With LBGT Families" in Hope to Cope: Issues and Trends in the Post Covid Era (ISBN: 978-81-952035-7-4)
6 Ms. Manvi Sahni & Ms. Anamika Santhosh  Psychology MA (Psychology) Chapter publication in Book.
Chapter titled "Unraveling the New Normal for University Students: Challenges in Covid -19 Era" in Recent Trends in Business Management: Implications in the Post Covid Era (ISBN: 978-81-951310-5-1)  
7 Amisha Pandey  Psychology BA (Psychology) Chapter publication in Book.
Chapter titled "Role of Cognitive Engagement and Motivation in E-Learning during Pandemic" in Changing Trends in Business Management: Implications in the Post Covid Era (ISBN: 978-81-951310-4-4) 
8 Ananya Mishra  Psychology BA (Psychology) Chapter publication in Book.
 Chapter titled "Mental Health Challenges Faced by Youth During Covid-19"  in Hope to Cope: Issues and Trends in the Post Covid Era (ISBN: 978-81-952035-7-4) 

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