Department of Sociology

The Department of sociology came into existence in the year 2011 as a part of colleges broader vision to periodically update its academic programmes in order to respond to the ever-increasing challenges of the changing society. The Department has since then, upheld its commitment towards fulfilling its mandate through the medium of quality instruction and collaboration. During its 10 years Journey, the Department has progressed by leaps and bounds, having outshined many mile stones. In its pursuit to attain the wider horizons, the Department brought into its fold the B.A programme with sociology which later on under its aegis got established as a full-fledged subject with additional skill courses.

The Department possesses a well-established team of dedicated and experienced faculty members highly specialized in diverse fields of research and interest. The Department is supported by a sound infrastructure in the form of well designed and well equipped Spacious and furnished lecture halls. By virtue of its dedicated faculty and sound infrastructure, the Department offers high quality teaching and research programmes in cutting-edge disciplines of regional, national and international importance.

Presently, the programmes that is being offered through the Department is Bachelor of Arts. In order to keep pace with the new challenges and prospects in the field of sociology, the Department has over the recent years diversified its academic base by bringing into its ambit a specter of new specializations.

To provide an enabling environment to the teachers, students and scholars in achieving excellence in teaching and fostering the spirit of scientific study. the Department organizes periodic Seminars/ group discussion/ Workshops and debates on buzzing issues of Local, national and international importance besides regularly engaging students in field work.

The Department owns the distinction of having produced the scores of graduate scholars till date besides hundreds of such students who have qualified various state and national level competitive examinations. With all these features and twinkling aspiration to attain excellence in providing cutting edge learning experience, intellectual freedom, and critical study opportunities to its student, it is no wonder then, if the Department remains the first choice for the student and scholars.

Year of Establishment 2011
Faculty Position
Intake capacity

The objectives of the department are :

  1. To teach students about behavioral and social service principles, theories, and methodologies.
  2. To teach pupils to society's core social processes, social institutions, and social behaviour patterns.
  3. To teach students how to objectively assess and interpret the role of social processes, institutions, and relationships in their lives.
  4. To prepare students to deal effectively with the socio-cultural and interpersonal processes that characterizes a complex society in perpetual flux.
  5. To prepare students for Higher Education.

Career Options

A career in sociology comprises a variety of professional paths involving the study of various social demographics and the impact of various policies. Sociology skills and expertise are also used to address a variety of administrative difficulties that shape a society. So, if you want to make a positive difference in your community, sociology is the course for you

Sociology, as a career, is both impactful and fulfilling. Many of us have aspired to make an impact on society and the career options in sociology bring this opportunity close. Here are some of the most popular career options in sociology:

  1. Social Worker
  2. Journalist
  3. Administrative Support
  4. Rehabilitation Counselor
  5. Family Counselor
  6. Survey Researcher
  7. Human Resources (HR) Specialist
  8. Policy Analyst

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    Department of Sociology
    Government Degree College Kangan Ganderbal (J&K) -191202

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