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School of Social Sciences and Languages (SSL)

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,...

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Programmes Offered



The School of Social Sciences and Languages offers various language courses aimed at preparing students to be globally employable. Knowledge of...

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The School of Social Sciences and Languages has a rich and vibrant research community to its credit in the disciplines of Commerce, Economics, English,...



Funded Projects And Consultancy

The faculty of SSL have carried out funded projects and given consultancy services to various funding agencies and corporations. The details are given below. Our school has a vibrant research culture.Our faculty members have secured funded projects and are also regularly involved in conducting faculty training programmes.



Our faculty members are actively involved in research. Their papers have regularly appeared in Scopus-indexed journals with high impact factor, UGC-approved and peer-reviewed journals of repute.



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Events Conducted




The School of Social Sciences and Languages (SSL) has got academically vibrant professors. Most of the faculty members guide research scholars. The school frequently conducts workshops, Faculty Development Programmes, Conferences and Seminars.  All the faculty members are highly qualified and actively involved in teaching, training, research, projects and consultancy. Almost all the faculty members are part of various...


The faculty at SSL believe in collaborative learning, and teaching and training. We also strongly believe and encourage both student and faculty exchange programmes to create a better teaching-learning environment.

The school has signed MOUs with various institutions and leading universities both in India and abroad.


SSL provides world-class infrastructure and rich amenities for both students and faculty members in order to facilitate an outstanding teaching and learning experience at our school. We are proud to create a learning ambience and environment with spacious and ventilated classrooms. We also provide world-class lab facilities for our students, which are on par with international standards.



The School organises annually various cultural and literary events under the name “COMFEST”, “ENGLISH OLYMPICS”, “LINGUAFIESTA”  These events offers students opportunities to exhibit their skills and makes them progress further with the spirit of competition.

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First International Tamil Rese

First International Tamil Research Conference 2019



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2nd International Conference o


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Student Achievements

Project Eloquence

VIT aims to produce professionals who have excellent communication skills in addition to cutting edge, state of the art technical abilities. The importance of English in this global world has strengthened the need to excel in the language. “Project Eloquence” was initiated in the beginning of the year 2019 by Department of English, School of Social Sciences and Languages to improve the language proficiency of the students. An objective English Proficiency Test (EPT) is conducted for the students to determine their proficiency levels. Based on the levels the students are taught courses that cater to their existing levels of language ability. The beneficial outcome of this would relate to the fact that students are given challenges and exercises that commensurate with their abilities. Staff members are also given training in English and communication skills. With a focus on clarity and adherence to global standards, “Project Eloquence” is expected to play a key role in taking VIT to the next rung among the universities of the world.

Programmes Particulars
For all Three year UG Programmes English Proficiency Test (EPT) and Personal Interview will be conducted for the students - based on the performance they have to study the English Courses as per the details furnished hereunder:

Group A: (Below Average Students)
English for Beginners: 1st Semester (0 Credit – Bridge Course)
General English – I: 2nd Semester (2 Credits)
General English – II: 3rd Semester (2 Credits)
Effective Communication Skills: 4th Semester (2 Credits)

Group B: (Above Average Students)
General English – I: 1st Semester (2 Credits)
General English – II: 2nd Semester (2 Credits)
Effective Communication Skills: 3rd Semester (2 Credits)
Foreign Language:4th Semester (0 Credit)

B. Tech and B. Arch EPT and aptitude test will be conducted and the students will be categorized based on their EPT and aptitude marks. Students have to study the English Courses as per the details furnished hereunder:
EPT Marks Group Courses
0-25 A Foundation English -I (0 Credit – Bridge Course); Foundation English –II (0 credit – Bridge Course); Technical English – I (2 credits)
26-35 B Foundation English -II, (0 credit- Bridge Course) ;Technical English – I (2 credits)
36-45 C Technical English – II (2 credits)
Above 45 D Advanced Technical English (2 credits)

SSL - International conference

2nd International conference on Innovations in the Teaching of English Language and Literature - 16th & 17th August 2109.

Students Achievements

Ms. Harini N P, 2nd year B.Com achieved the State level topper position in All India Essay Competition 2019 conducted by Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

Dr. G. Velmurugan

Professor & Dean

School of Social Sciences & Languages

Vellore Institute of Technology,
Vellore-632 014


0416 - 220 2370/ 2249816/0416 - 2202747