Department of Sociology


Dept. data last updated on :01/06/2023


Standard Operating Procedures of the Department

Following are the SoPs of the department:

  1. Board of Studies (B.o.S) : The department is administered through Statutory body called Board of Studies. B.o.S comprises of all faculty members, 02 assigned members from other departments of the university and 02 co-opted members from other universities.
  2. Consultative Meetings are being called by the Chairperson of the department whenever an emergent situation arises. It is through B.o.S and Consultative Meetings the different tasks are given to the staff of the department.

3. Committees: Various committees are formed through B.o.S and Consultative Meetings  for the assigned tasks. The different committees are:

       Career Counselling Committee,

       Alumni Relations Committee,

       Women Cell/Prevention of Sexual Harassment Committee,

       Students Grievance Committee &

       Purchase Committee. 

Standard Operating Procedures: Office of the Department

Office of the department is equipped with all necessary infrastructural facilities such as computers, internet facility, photocopier, printer, telephone, etc. It has its page on the university website with the web address; Postal address –Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh (202002), India. The office operates with the principle of defined division of work and organizational hierarchy. Chairperson of the department controls and regulates the office.

       Office Timings: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on all working days (Lunch time 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) except Friday which is from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

       All applications and complaints by the students, faculty members and any other person, are to be submitted either in person or through registered post or through email (

       Any information related with the department, if not available on its website, may be sought from Mr. Aijaz Husain through telephone (0571-2707071) or through email ( 

       Gossiping, indecent behaviour, use of any social media platform and excessive use of mobile phones are not allowed in the office.

       Distribution of Office Work:


Name and Designation

Work Assigned


Mr. Aijaz Husain

L.D.C. (Admin)

  • Accounts Work
  • Daily Daak / Letter(s) / File(s) to Chairperson
  • Post Graduate & Research Student’s work such as examination, evaluation and admission etc.
  • Repair and maintenance of infrastructure and equipment in the department.
  • Any other tasks assigned


Mr. Mohd Faisal Khan

DW (Clerical)

  • Receiving and Dispatching
  • Under Graduate Student’s work such as examination, evaluation etc.
  • Various types of Scholarships to UG, PG & Ph.D. students.
  • Maintaining Leave register 
  • Display of circulars, examination schedules, advertisement and other publicity items on notice board.
  • Circulation of Notices among teachers.


Mr. Chand Mian

M.T.S (O.A)

  • Regulating visitors to the office and hospitality.
  • To look after the cleanliness, safe drinking water supply, monitoring use of electricity, etc.
  • To attend Chairperson’s call
  • Photocopy of the papers


Mr. Khaliduddin

D.W (Unskilled)

  • Distribution of Daak/Letter(s) /File(s) (Internal and External)
  • To attend Chairperson’s call
  • Photocopy of the papers


Mr. Manoj Kumar

Safaiwala D.W. (Unskilled)

  • Keeping Department neat and clean.
  • Any other tasks assigned.

Standard Operating Procedures: Library of the Department of Sociology

Library of the Department of Sociology is fully air conditioned, having about 7500 books of various disciplines of social sciences and humanities. The library is manned by a semi-professional assistant, who is assisted by a faculty member and two students’ representatives.

       Library Timing: From 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except Friday which is from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

       Students of postgraduate classes, research scholars and faculty members of the department are allowed to use the library in working hours. They are also allowed to borrow the books for a specified period. 

       The students and faculty members of other departments in the university and from other universities, as well as independent researchers are allowed to use the library with prior permission of the Chairperson.

       The Library procure/recommends for the procurement of the books on the recommendation of students and faculty members of the department.

       Users are instructed to maintain discipline and silence in the library and are not allowed any kind of mobile telephone use, gossiping and sleeping. Also, they are not allowed to photocopy books.

       All books are properly catalogued with accession numbers from Maulana Azad Library and seminar call numbers from the department. Titles of the books are alphabetically arranged for the purpose of keeping them in separate almirahs.

       Stock register of all books is regularly maintained and updated.

       A register is maintained for the issue and receipt of the books