Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Founded in 1959 the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the oldest in the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM), India.

The Department's essentially inter-disciplinary nature is its distinguishing factor. This allows students to develop an appreciation for a very diverse set of fields, including Development Studies, Economics, English Studies, Environmental Studies, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology. The Department offers both Master's and Doctoral programmes, as well as electives for B.Tech and M.Tech students.

As part of the Consortium for Research on Equitable Health Systems, researchers from IITM have conducted health systems research on important issues including improving access to health services in remote areas and studying the equitability of the Employees' State Insurance Health Scheme.


Professor V Muraleedharan,
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology (Madras),
Chennai 600 036
vrm [at] iitm [dot] ac [dot] in (Email)