When the institute was established in 1960 as Regional Institute of Technology, the Department came into being as Humanities Department and was fashioned on the lines of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IITs. The Department was engaged in the teaching of English, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science and Economics to B.Sc. (Engg.) students. In 2014, the Department was upgraded to the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management. The department is currently engaged in teaching English for Communication, Introduction to Soft Skills, Organizational Behaviour and Industrial Psychology, Industrial Economics and Accountancy, Management Information System courses to B Tech (Hons.) students and Technical Communication to M.Tech,Communication kills to M.Sc,Financial Management ,Drag Behaviour and Management to MCA and Electives(principles of eco entrepreneurship Development). The faculty members of the department are also training students in the area of oral and written communication skills for placement purposes.
The department plans to start a two year full time, post graduate MBA programme in near future.
To contribute to the emergence of NIT Jamshedpur as a world class institution, producing highly skilled engineers who are finest specimens of technology at its best merging aesthetics with human values and social responsibility to make this world a better place.
To contribute to the holistic development of the personality of the students so as to enable them to successfully meet their professional as well as societal challenges and to inculcate essential human values in them and also to make them sensitive to the concerns of environment.