The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) of NERIST fulfils the vision of projecting a human content and consciousness required for the expansion of technological and scientific knowledge by synthesizing the sciences and technologies with social sciences and humanities. Coupled with Forestry, the Humanities and Social Sciences was initially tagged with the Applied Sciences group of NERIST. However, since 1993, it has been functioning as an independent department offering courses in English, Economics and Psychology. The faculty members are engaged in supervising research scholars on such subjects as Economics, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management, and Organizational Behaviour, etc. leading to Ph. D. degrees.