Mission, Vision, and Values


To offer a multidisciplinary liberal arts undergraduate program through the BA Humanities

To offer a world class post-graduate education in English, Sociology and History

To contribute to quality research by nurturing a mentor based PhD program

To create and sustain a high impact research facility

To develop a model of excellence at the national and international level, both in terms of quality teaching as well as in producing original ideas about contemporary societies

To establish a culture of humanities both in the campus, the local community and in the larger society, consistent with the values of Manipal Academy of Higher Education



To be acknowledged as a pioneer in enabling an ethically sensitive and socially responsible program in the Humanities.

To be able to provide a holistic interdisciplinary and academic training and pedagogy in Humanities 



Dignity: We intend to conscientiously inculcate the value of social responsibility to respect the dignity of diverse communities.

Creativity: We will seek to develop and encourage creative thinking combined with rigor and depth in all learning processes and initiatives.

Excellence: Our core activities in research and teaching will strive for the highest international standards.

Self-reflexivity: We will foster open communication, feedback and critical review of ourselves and others, and endeavor to constantly challenge ourselves.