Department of Sociology
M.A. in Sociology is a two-years, full-time course divided into four semesters, based on choice based credit system (CBCS). The programme has total 96 credits in 4 semesters, with 24 credits in each semester consisting of 16 core courses of 64 credits, 5 elective courses with 20 credits, 01 open elective course of 4 credits and 2 discipline centric ability enhancement courses with 8 credits.
The M.A. (Sociology) Programme is intellectually innovative both in its interdisciplinary nature and in its commitment to inquiry that is engaged with the social world beyond the university. The programme is designed to educate students in sociological concepts, theories and methods and in the discipline’s major substantive areas along with simultaneously exposing students to other arenas of intellectual inquiry in order to support them as they pursue their research questions and interests. It aims to develop a sociological inquisitive bent of mind to understand various aspects of the sociological tradition, the interrelationship between social structure, institutions, social order and social change. Another aim is the development of an appreciation for a disciplined inquiry, observation and research analysis of the social phenomena.
Upon successful completion of the M.A. in Sociology Programme, the students have:
The comprehensive knowledge and understanding of important concepts and issues of debate in Sociology.
The capability of critical thinking and perceptive observations and explanations.
Program Specific Outcomes
- Knowledge about various perspectives of sociological interpretation and skill of data collection, presentation and analysis.
- In-depth understanding of social structures, social institutions and social interactions as well as rapid social change and transformation.