Applied Science & Humanities

Applied Science & Humanities (ASHU)

About the Department

The Department of Applied Science and Humanities, (or ASHU), is one of the oldest departments in GNIT, being present from the inception of the institute in 2003, and some of the faculty members in the Dept were the earliest teachers to join the institute. It is also the Dept with the largest student presence, as the entire student body in B. Tech 1 st Year is under its provenance. This student body is always more than 400 strong making ASHU the most populous Dept in numbers. The Dept also excels by reason of attracting dedicated and talented teachers and staff, who are research-active, conscientious, and continually strive to bring the Dept closer to an approximation of its goals and long-cherished objectives. The Vision and Mission of the Dept are given below:

HOD's Message

As the Head of the Department of Applied Science and Humanities, it is my privilege to welcome each and every one of you to this vibrant academic community.

Our department plays a pivotal role in laying the foundation for your educational journey here at our esteemed institution. We offer a diverse range of subjects, encompassing sciences, engineering, mathematics, and humanities. This unique combination enables us to foster a well-rounded and holistic learning experience, preparing you to face the challenges of the modern world.

Our dedicated faculty members are experts in their respective fields, and they are committed to imparting knowledge, cultivating critical thinking, and nurturing our students’ creativity. Our curriculum is designed to equip our students with not only the technical skills but also the essential soft skills that will make them good communicators, problem solvers, and leaders in their future endeavors.

Our Department also plays a crucial role in fostering research skills in students through various methods, including integrating research projects into the curriculum, offering workshops on research methodologies, and encouraging students to publish their findings or present them at conferences. By honing these research skills, students will be better equipped to excel in their academic pursuits and thrive in their future careers.

I also emphasize the importance of a collaborative and inclusive environment. Beyond the classroom, our department offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and events to help our students to develop personally and socially.

Together, let us create an inspiring and nurturing learning environment that fosters excellence and innovation.


                                                                                                        Dr. Sucharita Chakrabarti

                                                Head, Dept of ASHU, Guru Nanak Institute of Technology


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Vision of the Department
  • DV: To nurture students through intellectual, moral and value based education, enabling them to contribute innovatively toward Science and Technology to become future leaders in their profession and responsible citizens.
Mission of the Department
To achieve its vision the Department is committed to providing the students of technology
holistic development through
  • DM-1: Enabling the smooth transition of a 12th passed out student towards a successful career in Engineering by bridging the gap between science and technology.
  • DM-2: Creating a teaching – learning environment conductive to the pursuit of Higher Knowledge, relevant skills and experience
  • DM-3: Training them in the basic ethical values of profession.
  • DM-4: Enabling awareness on ecological and environmental issues, sensitizing on current socio-economic issues.
  • DM-5: Providing exposure to basic principles of Management and Business Economics needed by the present day professionals
  • DM-6: Providing awareness building on language use by technical professionals and corporate behavior and etiquette through aptitude and soft skill training.
  • DM-7: Creating a conducive research environment leading to consultancy and extension activities and making them industry ready.



Programe Outcomes

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • PO1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • PO3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • PO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • PO5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modernengineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO6: The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assesssocietal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • PO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms ofthe engineering practice.
  • PO9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, tomanage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PO12: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.