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About the School

The School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (SSBS) seeks to fulfill the noble mission to drive research for societal good with compassion as the firm foundation. Built on this core of compassion, it aims to identify and address the social disparities in physical and mental health, environmental health, community development while evaluating interventions and policies for gender-based violence, child rights and child protection. These efforts are in pursuit of improving the overall wellbeing of humankind and the environment.

Inside the School

Jump-start a career in Social Sciences by getting involved in cutting edge projects guided by a three-fold approach which is Participatory, Community-Centric and Value-Based.


The real experts of any community, and the true measure of empowerment, are the community members themselves. Projects at the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences are co-created with the target population from design, to implementation, to impact evaluation, and beyond.

Community Centric
Community Centric

Empowering an individual without considering the social, political, and economic structures in which the person lives greatly reduces the sustainability of any project. Our projects make a concerted effort to create strong social groups among men and women encouraging them to address the larger structures that may keep them marginalized.

Value Based
Value Based

All projects and research approaches are designed with compassion and encourage a community to reach higher goals. The life skills courses and vocational skills provided are selected to support personal growth and healthy, community development.


The Department of Social Science is actively involved in providing evidence-based, quality oriented social work education through most advanced and emerging domains of practice

Our Chancellor

Compassion Driven Research lies at the Core of Amrita’s value and identity.

There are two kinds of poverty. The poverty that comes with the lack of food, clothing and shelter. The second kind of poverty is the lack of love and compassion. If we address the second kind of poverty first, we automatically address the first kind of poverty.

– Amma



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For more information, contact

Office of the Dean,
School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritapuri, Clappana P.O.
Kerala, India – 690 525.

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