Under Graduate : 1974
Under Graduate : 1974
Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology was established in 1974 with an objective of conducting teaching and research on the issues related to the social phenomena. Our teaching and research programs have been conceptualized with an aim to develop systematic and comparative approaches to the analysis of social phenomena. The objective of the syllabus in Under-Graduate Program is to highlight the basic sociological concepts and sociological perspectives of the structure of Indian society. The Syllabus in Under-graduate includes Contemporary Indian Society, Criminology, Sociology of Tribal Society, Social Research Method and Foundation of Sociological Thoughts and Principle of Sociology. Apart from teaching courses in sociological theory and applied areas in Post-Graduate programme, the Centre emphasized on training students in social science methodology and the techniques of social research, both qualitative and quantitative.
The applied courses taught at the MA level are designed to be India centric looking toward other societies and generalizing principles. The courses taught are Perspective for the Study of Indian Society, Rural Indian Sociology, Social Movement in India, Crime and Society in India, Industry and Society in India and so on.
Research Project of University Grants Commission, New Delhi as well as the development projects of the Government of Chhattisgarh has completed by the Department of Sociology. Various UGC sponsored Seminar/Workshop have also been organized by the Department of Sociology.
The research work and publications undertaken by the department reflect its continued engagement with emerging societal issues at regional and national. The department has made efforts in evolving innovative courses and research programs to address some of these issues, but these efforts need to be strengthened further by augmenting academic resources of the department. Study and research in other areas listed below need further consolidation:
Teaching and research programs of the department are organized around studies in theories and methods, on the one hand, and analysis of structures and processes of social systems on the other. The ordinance of our University provides considerable scope for innovation and flexibility with regard to teaching and mode of evaluation. Interdisciplinary orientation is reflected in structure as well as contents of the courses offered at both MA levels Courses at the MA level seek to combine theoretical and methodological concerns with the study of substantive issues related to the Indian society.