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School of

Social and Behavioural Science

Our Social Sciences campus is located at the Amrita Hospital, Faridabad, the largest multispecialty private hospital in India. Amrita School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Faridabad is a constituent unit of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, who’s Director, Dr. Rao R. Bhavani, holds India’s only UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. 

With a built-up area of more than 85,000 square feet, the Faridabad campus provides state of the art teaching-learning facilities for the students that include digital classrooms and computer labs, as well as access and exposure to multi-disciplinary specialty fields in areas of medicine, technology, social sciences, and more. The Faridabad campus also has the unique advantage of being within the Delhi NCR area with close connections to high-profile offices at the Government of India, United Nations, and other leading organizations. Further, with Amrita’s commitment of service to society and the country’s most vulnerable populations, students will have the opportunity to work with local communities in and around Haryana state, including rural and urban areas, tribal and other marginalized communities, and vulnerable populations from across the social spectrum. 

We currently offer an M.Sc program in Social Data Science and Policy with specializations in Education Policy, Gender Policy, Economic Policy, and Health Policy.

Programs Offered


Social and Behavioural Sciences
Dr. Christopher Coley

Head of Department,
Implementation Sciences, Gender Equality and Policy, Critical Masculinities, Mixed-methods Research

Social and Behavioural Sciences
Dr. Victoria Ustenko

Associate Professor,
Economic Development, Economics and Culture, Public Administration and Civil Service, Ethical Systems, Social Research

Social and Behavioural Sciences
V. S. Varunanvelu

Assistant Professor (Sr.Gr),
Social Work, Child Welfare and Public Service Policy, Field Research Methodologies

Social and Behavioural Sciences
Dr. Drishti Marwaha

Post-Doctoral Fellow,
Medicine and Public Health Policy, Economics of Healthcare, Educational Research

Social and Behavioural Sciences
Aswathi P.

Assistant Professor,
Social Data Science, AI & Advanced Computer Science Research Methods, Computational Engineering and Networking, Data Mining

Social and Behavioural Sciences
Dr. Padma Rao Sahib

Associate Professor,
University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Global Economics and Management

Social and Behavioural Sciences
Dr. Ram Fishman

Associate Professor of Public Policy,
Tel Aviv University, and Director, Nitsan Lab for Sustainable Development

Social and Behavioural Sciences
Ms. Sandhya Rani Kanneganti

Former Director on the Board of India Post Payment Bank, Postal Services Board, Dept. of Posts, Ministry of Communications, Govt. of India.

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