Department of Sociology
The 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, 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, students will have the knowledge, skills and competence to:
1. Comprehensive knowledge of important concepts and issues in sociology and society at large and the ability to formulate cogent arguments.
2. Demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing and evaluating social, political and cultural arguments across different issues.
3. Exhibit sociological understanding of different social phenomena.
4. Formulate and communicate effective and convincing written and oral arguments.
5. To use the major classical and contemporary perspectives in social theory in an articulate manner.
6. Explain and evaluate the ways in which sociological theories and methods are used outside of academic settings in the practice of sociology.
7. Develop the ability to use appropriate research methods in sociological inquiries.
8. To exhibit knowledge of some of the major substantive areas within the field of sociology and skills for both qualitative and quantitative analysis.