Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology

The Post graduate Department of Sociology was established in 1977; it has a team of 4 highly qualified permanent faculties and invites guest faculties for the advance teaching-learning programme. The department offers fulltime M.A. course 4 semesters with an intake capacity of 60, M. Phil. and Ph.D. program based on UGC regulation 2016. course in the Department. More than 120 students are awarded Ph.D. degree and presently 21 scholars are in various stages of completion of their doctoral research. Interdisciplinary Certificate Course on Research Methodology is conduct by department. Social Sciences and Humanities student are admitted in the course. Innovative classroom methodology like ICT based & Classless (field based) teaching methodology is adopted. Teaching is also supplemented with seminars, workshops projects and annual lecture series. Department library has more than 700 books and 10 Journals. Department work with varies NGO and other institute. The thrust areas of research include coastal zone communities, environmental studies, caste and community studies, gender studies and developmental studies Department faculties have completed and ongoing 15 research projects published 10 students’ research projects, 42 books and more than 170 articles and published departmental journal “Journal of Indian Rural Society and Sociology” (JIRSS). Every year department conducts national and state level seminars, workshops and conference.

 

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