Department of Sociology:
Sociology department is one of the oldest departments of our college. Honours was introduced as a new discipline in the year 1998. The department of Sociology admits students to its programs of studies 3 years Graduate Honours and General course from all over the state. Most of the enrolled students belong to rural localities and backward areas.
The department is housed in a splendid, disable friendly building having elaborate infrastructural facilities consisting of 05 lecture rooms, separate seating space for all faculty members in the departmental office. Department is furnished with a laptop with Wi-Fi facility and hundred of books for students. The department has five faculties among of them two are whole time teacher and three are SACTs.
It has been successfully able to carve a niche for itself. The department of Sociology aims to engender analytical and critical thinking among its students and has continuously endeavoured to incorporate the most contemporary debates in Sociology in its academic curriculum. After the introduction of CBCS in 2017 the entire syllabus was restructured in light of changing trends in sociology both at the conceptual and methodological level. It was felt that the changes could not be affected without parallel changes in the curriculum. So while the monological method of teaching continued, planning was done to supplement with various kinds of practical exposures. But the pandemic of Covid 19 created a constraint in arranging field trips but we surely will overcome this problem. Different ICT based teaching is done along with theory classes to enable students to get acquainted with the world around us.
It is a conviction that students are capable of creative thinking. To encourage the creativity in the students and also enable them to think critically, dissertation writing was made compulsory component of the curriculum.. This also enables them to become an independent thinker which stands them in good stead once they finish their graduation.
It was a challenge to the Department to instil in the students perspectives that would enable them not only to qualify for all kinds of professions and occupations but also to do so successfully. It was also hoped that the students would be able to pursue the quest of sociological understanding not only academically but also in practical application; and this too, not from a narrow sectarian point of view but from a critical analysis