The Human Rights Studies Programme is driven towards the promotion and study of human rights through teaching and research activities. The HRSP prior to 2013 was the Centre for Promotion of Human Rights Teaching and Research (HURITER). HURITER was conceived as part of the School of International Studies in 1982, funded by UGC within framework of UNESCO Programme for Promotion of Human Rights Education. In 2013, the HRSP was introduced as an upgrade to HURITER with the introduction of teaching and research work.