Established as a distinct entity in 2009, the School of Social Sciences and Languages (SSL) employs innovative teaching methods and adopts interdisciplinary approaches to learning. The School helps students gain knowledge and skills that are required in the global market. It adheres to the highest standards in teaching-learning by employing innovative practices, ensuring excellence in research, and by adopting rigorous internal peer and student review.The school is committed to providing a dynamic intellectual environment by fostering critical, reflective and conceptual thinking in students and aims to enrich their education by adopting unique approaches to learning. Integrating international perspectives into its teaching, the school attracts students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and provides a uniquely rich and diverse learning and teaching environment.
The school maintains an outstanding record of awards for excellence in teaching within the VIT community and in the broader higher education context. It is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and a team of excellent faculty members with commendable research capabilities. The school offers the B.Com. programme, in addition to M.Phil., and Ph.D. programmes in Commerce, Economics, Tamil, English, Psychology, Sociology and Hindi.