The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management (HSS&M) was established in 1960 with other departments of the Institute.  Department of HSS&M offers various programs including PhD, MBA and MSc-TIED (Technology Innovation Entrepreneurship Dynamics). Department of HSS&M offers Ph.D. in various areas of Management and English. At post-graduate level MBA and MSc (TIED) programmes are being offered to the students to educate and prepare them with analytical abilities, critical thinking and management perspective. These programmes offer a wide variety of subjects that enhance their leadership skills, innovative thinking and creativity which will help the students to grow in the challenging and competitive environment. With the aim of inculcating problem-solving approach among the students, these courses will lead ways to build up the entrepreneurial abilities among the students.
Along with these courses, department of HSS&M offers various subjects with a very rigorous syllabus to familiarise engineering students of B. Tech/ M. Tech programmes at NIT Srinagar with modern concepts of Management, Social Sciences, Communication Skills and English language. The subjects like Management and Economics go a long way in improving the professional capability of the students who have a potential market both in public and private sector. The courses intend to enhance their employment opportunities in the growing private sector.