The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IISER Bhopal is a multidisciplinary department conceptualised with a vision of foregrounding the interfaces between science, society and culture, and of initiating a dialogue between the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. The department currently offers a doctoral programme in the disciplines of Cognitive Science, Literature, Philosophy, Sociology and Social Anthropology.

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The following PhD students from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences have been selected for the prestigious and competitive "UCSIA 21st International Annual Summer School on Religion, Culture & Society", at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, to be held from the 25th to 30th August 2024. 1) Mr. K J Ananthapadamanbhan (Roll No. 2210804) 2) Ms. Bincy Mariya N (Roll No. 1920802)

Purbita Das (Roll No. 2010805), a Ph.D. student from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences has been selected for the SSHM (Society for the Social History of Medicine) sponsored bursary to attend the "Health and Environmental Humanities Workshop" at the University of Bristol from August 14-16, 2024.

Dr. Renny Thomas, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been invited as 'Taki Visiting Global Professor' at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, New York.

Mr. Dipak Kr. Chakraborty (Roll No. 2210803) a PhD student from the Department of HSS has been selected to present his paper at the International Research Network for the Study of Science and Belief in Society’s 5th Annual Conference 2024, in Frankfurt, Germany.

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