The main objective of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FoHSS) is to produce trained and specialized human resource in both basic and applied areas of humanities, social sciences and fine arts.At present, there are 30 constituent campuses and 265 affiliated campuses/colleges under this faculty.The number of affiliated colleges is increasing steadily.A total of 181 campuses have applied for new affiliations, subjects extensions and upgrade their programmes from coming sessions.Seven new Master’s programmes on International Relations and Diplomacy, Development Studies, Folklores, Master of Social Works, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Crisis Management Studies, Sports Science are introduced under this faculty.The Office of the Dean offers educational and academic support to these campuses.There are 21 central departmentsand one department with specialized study areas.They are Central Department of Buddhist Studies, Culture, Economics, English, Fine Arts, Geography, Hindi, History, Home Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Library Science, Linguistics, Maithili, Nepali, Nepal Bhasha, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Rural Development, Sanskrit, Sociology/Anthropology and Conflict, Peace and Development Studies (CPDS). Master Level programmes are conducted under all the central departments. Six other subjects are taught at Bachelor’s level only and Bachelor in Computer Application is introduced.These include Dance, Film Studies, International Languages, Philosophy, Social Work and Urdu.In addition, Statistics and Mathematics are also taught under the Institute of Science and Technology.The faculty offers Bachelor’s and Master’s Level courses in most of the areas mentioned above.It also offers research methodology courses and provides supervision for full-time study leading to the Ph.D. degree.
This faculty also offers special one-year postgraduate courses in Women’s Studies, Library Science, Counseling Psychology, and Nepal American Studies (under Central Department of English).This faculty is publishing half-yearly research journal entitled Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Recently the Faculty has upto dated research mannual for Ph.D. researches and it will be available to Ph.D. scholars very soon. Faculty is making a profile ofawarded Ph.D. researches unitl 2012. Long term and short term strategic plan of the Faculty has been identified and accordingly policy measures are rectifying to upgrade the teaching/learning and research status.
Other Details Regarding the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
-The Office of the Dean offers educational and academic cooperation to the central departments as well as other subjects that are introduced at Bachelor's Level in accordance with TU regulations.
-It forms and supervises Faculty Board, Standing Committees and Subject Committees for different disciplines.
-It takes necessary steps and procedures to evaluate the capacity, capability, and other requirements if the constituent campuses or affiliated colleges propose to add new subject (s) and programmes.
-Faculty has conducted M.Phil. programmes in Economics, English, Population Studies, Nepali, Sociology and Anthropology. M.Phil. is gradually encouraged to rest other programmes of the faculty.Around 30 to 35 Ph.D. candidates receive their Ph.D. degree in different disciplines from this faculty within a year.
-It conducts Ph.D. programmes in coordination with the concerned centraldepartments and the subject specialists.