The courses offered by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences aim at imparting and generating knowledge on emerging issues and problems of contemporary society, economy and polity.The course structure is choice based, flexible and is interdisciplinary. At the end of the course, a student would be equipped with analytical skills, social science theoretical knowledge based on empirical and field-based learning. Thus a student with this kind of learning can look forward to careers in teaching, management, research, policy making, development sector, media and administration.

The School of Humanities comprises the disciplines of English and Hindi, as well as a Translation Cell. The School offers Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree (MA) and Bachelor’s Degree (BA) Programmes in both English and Hindi apart from a number of Certificate, Diploma and Post-graduate diploma programmes. Included in the Bachelor’s Degree Programmes are the 16 foundation courses in English, Hindi, Sanskrit and 11 modern Indian languages, 16 elective courses (in English and Hindi) and five application-oriented courses in English and Hindi.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) is among the larger schools of studies at the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University. SHSS offers academic programmes in Twelve(12) disciplines: English, Hindi, Gujarati ,Sanskrit, Performing Arts, Journalism, Economics, History, Library and Information Science, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology

The programmes offered by disciplines relate to core subject areas but at the same time straddle disciplines, in order to enlarge the canvas for academic pursuits. The School also links the development of courses to the ever-expanding socio-economic and political contexts in which School of Humanities and Social Science processes occur.

In view of the fact that BAOU is today the foremost centre of open and distance learning and is adequately equipped with modern educational technologies, the School has consciously tried to assign a significant role to ICT tools in devising the learning programmes. The following features are a hallmark of its programmes:

  • Basic programmes in various disciplines at the under-graduate and post-graduate levels have been strengthened with foundation and application-oriented courses.
  • Short-term and long-term courses focused on vocational and professional needs.
  • Programmes and courses geared to meet the requirements of groups located on the fringes of society.
  • Programmes in areas of concern to society with a School of Humanities and Social Science perspective.

The School has expanded its academic activities and has launched a research programme that applies newer methodologies to elicit a more creative response, both from within a discipline and from interdisciplinary interactions.

At this juncture the School is in a position to comprehend the "new” social reality in a better light and give School of Humanities and Social Sciences a purposeful orientation. The key element in this strategy is the adaptation of Social Science study to the requirements of mass education. Thus modern educational technology including ICT is likely to determine the relevance of School of Humanities and Social Sciences and course development in the next decade. These additions will enrich and make them compatible and appropriate in the light of new developments in the discipline areas.

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Sr.No.Certificate Course - 13
1.Certificate in NGO ManagementCNM
2.Certificate in Environment StudiesCES
3.Certificate in Communication Skills in EnglishCCSE
4.Certificate in Environment AwarenessCEA
5.Certificate in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Life and ThoughtsCALT
6.Certificate in Food and NutritionCFN
7.Certificate in NaturopathyCIN
8.Certificate in Anganwadi WorkersCCAW
9.Certificate in Traditional Birth AttendantCTBA
10.Certificate in Child Care and DevelopmentCCCD
11.Certificate in Yog ScienceCYS
12.Certificate in Human RightsCHR
13.Certificate In Better ParentingCCBP
14.Certificate In Fashion DesigningCFD
15.Certificate In Journalism and Mass CommunicationCJMC
Sr.No.Diploma Courses-4
1.Diploma in Sanskrit LanguageDSL
2.Diploma in Village Health WorkerDVHW
3.Diploma in Creative Writing in HindiDCH
4.Diploma in Mother and Child Health and Family WelfareDMCH
5.Diploma in Journalism and Mass CommunicationDJMC
6.Diploma in Fashion DesigningDFD
Sr.No.Bachelor Degree Courses-09
1.Bachelor of EnglishEEG
2.Bachelor of HindiEHD
3.Bachelor of GujaratiEGT
4.Bachelor of SanskritEST
5.Bachelor of EconomicsECO
6.Bachelor of SociologyESO
7.Bachelor of Political ScienceEPS
8.Bachelor of Public AdministrativeEPA
9.Bachelor of History EHI
10.Bachelor of Library & Information ScienceBLIS
Sr.No.Master Degree Course-04
1.Master of Arts in GujaratiMGT
2.Master of Arts in HindiMHD
3.Master of Arts in SociologyMSO
4.Master of Arts in EnglishMEG
Sr.No.Vocational Professional Courses-02
1.Master of Social WorkMSW
Dr. Ami Upadhyay
Prof.(Dr.) Ami Upadhyay
Dr. Yogendra J. Parekh
Dr. Yogendra J. Parekh
Professor (Gujarati)
Dr. Priyankiben Rohitkumar Vyas
Dr. Priyankiben Rohitkumar Vyas
Associate Professor (Library and Information Sciences)
Dr. Awa S. Shukla
Dr. Awa S. Shukla
I/c. Director(SS)
Dr.Sanjaybhai R. Patel
Dr.Sanjaybhai R. Patel
Assistant Professor (Social Science)
Dr. Hetal K. Gandhi
Dr. Hetal K. Gandhi
Assistant Professor (Gujarati)
Dr. Kruti S. Chhaya
Dr. Kruti S. Chhaya
Assistant Professor (Economics)
Dr. Archana Mishra
Dr. Archana Mishra
Assistant Professor (Hindi)
Dr. Sonal Laxmanbhai Chaudhari
Dr. Sonal Laxmanbhai Chaudhari
Assistant Professor (History)
Dr. Diptiba Kishorsinh Gohil
Dr. Diptiba Kishorsinh Gohil
Assistant Professor (Political Science)
Mr. Digishbhai Vyas
Mr. Digishbhai Vyas
Assistant Professor (Performing Arts)
Dr. Chetana. N. Shah
Dr. Chetana. N. Shah