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Best paper award to Indupriya B.

Indupriya B., UQIDAR PhD scholar of Dr. Varsha Singh presented a papertitled, 'Cognitive Sex-differences in Risk taking:Implications for Male over-representation in Road Accidents' at the 46th National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychology. The study done with Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi, funded by
Daimler Mercedes-Benz received 'Best Paper' Award

Workshop on Building STS Pedagogies in India

A two day workshop on critically engaging and bringing together Science and Technology Studies (STS) pedagogies in India, is being held in IIT Delhi, with the support of the Indian Academies of Science. The workshop aims to identify and deliberate conceptual and institutional issues towards developing a cogent, interdisciplinary, and broad pedagogic STS program within the Humanities and Social Sciences, as a way forward for a more integrated S&T program.

IIT Delhi Announces M.Sc. in Economics

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is launching full time two-year M.Sc. (Economics) programme from July 2020 semester. The programme draws on the strengths of mathematics, computer science, and other science and engineering disciplines. It is designed for students with bachelors degree in any discipline with substantial knowledge in mathematics.

Reproduction, Demography, and Cultural Anxieties in India and China in the 21st Century

As the most populous countries in the world, India and China have come to mark our collective conscience in significant ways. Recent research suggests that reproduction continues to be a national obsession in both countries. The stance has, however, shifted considerably from fears of overpopulation and high fertility rates, to policies encouraging childbearing and addressing infertility through assisted reproduction.

Communities at Risk and Disaster: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Certificate Course (five days) on Communities at Risk and Disaster: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Dates: 24 February to 28 February 2020
Venue: IIT Delhi, New Delhi
Organized by: Dr Vibha Arora, IIT Delhi (
Contact: Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Hauz Khas, IIT Delhi, New Delhi - 110016 Email:;

Result of written test for the post of administrative assistant

Results for the written test for the post of Administrative Assistant held on 28 January 2020 at HSS, IIT Delhi.

The following candidates have been shortlisted for the interview round. The candidates are requested to appear before the interview panel at 3 PM on 28 January 2020 in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Please bring your original transcripts.

Venue: MS 609 (Head’s office), Humanities and Social Sciences.

Debashree Dey
Akshay Ramesh K
Joginder Kumar Pahwa
Akriti Pandey


Concept Note:

Contemporary politics is rife with questions of identity, making one implicitly familiar with notions of “alterity.” Alterity can be defined as “otherness” or “being otherwise” and at times, is used simply to mean “difference.” This conference intends to unpack varied notions of "alterity" as a conceptual category, broadly understood as "difference" or "variation" within disciplines such as Sociology, Philosophy, Linguistics, Psychology, Literature, and Economics.

Prof. Richa Kumar wins outstanding social scientists award

Richa Kumar of our Department has won The Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust’s national award for outstanding social scientists below the age of 45 years. Congratulations Prof. Richa Kumar!

The Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust has instituted the award this year for recognised contributions to Development Studies by a scholar in India under the age of 45 years. Prof. Kumar is the first recipient of the inaugural Elizabeth Adiseshiah Memorial Award 2019. The award carries a citation and a cash prize of rupees one lakh.