Faculty Strength: 13 PhD holders and 11 Masters Degree holders
One among the first departments to be established in RSET, the Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities is an integral part of the institution. It includes the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, English, Economics, and Physical Education. Student Welfare also falls under the purview of this department. In the undergraduate level engineering programmes, the department offers courses in Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Economics and English in the first year; Professional Ethics and Constitution of India in the second year; and Industrial Economics & Foreign Trade in the third year. Elective course in Industrial Psychology & Organizational Behaviour is also offered from the department.
As an important auxiliary department of the institution, with a dedicated workforce of twenty four faculty members, most of whom are actively involved in research projects and programmes, DBSH is also responsible for monitoring the first year of the B.Tech programme.
The department vision is to evolve into a center of excellence in sciences and humanities that will blend innovative practices in professional teaching with research in frontier areas in a mutually enriching manner, with the holistic development of the students as its prime focus.
The department mission is to provide the students with an excellent background in the fundamentals of sciences and humanities, to facilitate a comprehensive development of their technical and professional competencies, to foster scientific temper and a culture of lifelong learning, to produce high quality research, and to render socially relevant extension services.
The department objectives, which are derived from the vision and the mission statements, are as follows:
To continually improve the teaching – learning processes, by keeping abreast of latest trends in pedagogy and the individual disciplines
Topromote innovation, creativity and critical thinking across the disciplines, and increase participation in research and extension
Toempower the staff and the students to realize their full potential
The department is committed to maintaining quality in teaching, research and extension, hence, it will monitor its functioning in these spheres through self-assessment strategies and stakeholder feedback, and engage in a process of continuous improvement.
INDIVIDUAL DISCIPLINE OBJECTIVES
The objective of the course is to help the students capitalize on the symbiotic relationship between physics and engineering, which plays a primary role in all branches of engineering and in essence is applied physics.
The objective of the course is to impart a scientific approach and to familiarize the applications of chemistry in the field of technology and to create awareness about the major environmental issues for a sustainable development.
The objective of the course is to equip the students in relating their engineering ideas to market trends, to provide knowledge in identifying a proper market area where they can implement their own start-up ideas and to motivate the students in relating engineering knowledge to managerial economics.
ENGLISH & COMMUNICATION SKILLS
The objective of the courses is to provide a positive support system to hone the soft skills of the students, and to provide a favorable environment which will motivate the students to achieve their fullest possible potential for self-development in various aspects of language and communication skills for success in their professional and social life.
The discipline of Physical Education has as its objective, promotion of physical fitness and sports among students and to ensure participation of students at major sports and athletic meets at various levels.
The objective of the student welfare office is to cater to the mental health needs of the students by providing psycho education about common mental health problems among students and by providing timely counseling and follow up to students with mental health issues.