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The School of Social Sciences (SSS) was established in 1989 as an interdisciplinary department in accordance with the directives of the University Grants Commission to facilitate teaching and research beyond the conventional disciplinary boundaries. The interdisciplinary structure, composition and academic practices of SSS have enabled it in securing several international recognitions.

Physical Infrastructure

SSS is situated in a complex of buildings at its own Campus of 4.8 acres. The School has currently a space of about 14,000 sq ft., lecture halls, conference hall,library, reading halls, archaeological museum, faculty conference hall, administrative office, project office, faculty rooms and research scholars  apartments.


The faculty has specializations in frontier areas like Social History, Social Theory, Human Ecology, Political Economy, Socio-linguistic Philosophy, Economic Anthropology, Ethnography, Social History, Social Theory, Social Anthropology, Archaeology and Human Ecology, Political Economy, Socioeconomic History and Culture Study, Poiitical Philosophy and Social Theory, Mathematical Economics and Social Theory and Economic Anthropology.


There is an interdisciplinary departmental library with books and journals numbering 14,200.

Computer Lab

The School has a well-equipped computer lab with broadband internet connectivity. The students get trained in special social sciences software.

Courses Offered

MPhil Programmes (Total Intake 23)

  • MPhil in Anthropology
  • MPhil in Economics
  • MPhil in History
  • MPhil in Sociology
  • MPhil in Human Ecology/Natural History
  • MPhil in Social Science Policy

MA Programmes (Total Intake 1 5)

  • MA in Anthropology
  • MA in Economics
  • MA in History

PhD Programme
49 researchers have been registered as PhD students studying various interdisciplinary topics. So far ten have been awarded PhD.


  • Social Records Series (Durate Barbosa's Accounts on Malabar and three compilations of medieval palm leaf-records).
  • Lateral Studies Series numbering fourteen mainly consisting of the occasional research papers by the faculty.
  • Seven Mimeographs (Making of modern Kerala, Sabarimala Enclave Management, socio-economic Profile of the Fringe Area of Periyar Tiger Reserve and Socio-economic Impact of the Eco Development Project, Economic Sustainability of PIR, Process Documentation Research, Neyyar/Peppara, Chinnar and Parambikkulam: Socioecological Evaluation Study of the Kerala Forestry Project)

Faculty Achievements

  • Two fellowships of Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
  • Nomination to Editorial Board, Journal of Development and Change
  • Position of Executive Councillor, International Association of Semiotics, Vienna
  • Invited Professorship of Ecole des Hautes Etudes Sciences Sociale, Paris
  • Deanship in Humanities, Kannur University
  • Joint Secretary ship of Indian History Congress
  • Nomination to the Experts Panel of Indian Academy of Sciences
  • UGC Career Award

Student Achievements

  • Cambridge Nehru Fellowship for PhD Research
  • Full Bright Fellowship
  • SEPHIS Grant