The following Courses of Study are prescribed for 1st to 4th Semester/s Masters Degree(PG) Programme under CBCS in the Subject of Sociology(Session 2018-19 and onwards).

Semester Course Code Course Title Credits Nature of Course
I PSSOTC101 Basic Concepts in Sociology 6 Core
  PSSOTC102 Sociology of Family, Kinship and Marriage 6 Core
  PSSOTC103 Classical Sociological Traditions 6 Core
  PSSOTC104 Perspectives on Indian Society 6 Core
II PSSOTC201 Methodology of Social Research 6 Core
  PSSOTC202 Sociological Theory 6 Core
  PSSOTC203 Environment and Sustainable Development 6 Core
  PSSOTC204 Social  Stratification and Mobility 6 Core
III PSSOTC301 Contemporary Sociological Theory 6 Compulsory
  PSSOTC302 Social Statistics and Computer Analysis 6 Compulsory
  PSSOTC303 Sociology of Change and Development 6 Compulsory
  *PSSOTE304 Gender and Society 6 Elective
  *PSSOTE305 Sociology of Religion 6 Elective
  *PSSOTE306 Crime and Society 6 Elective
  PSSOTO307 Understanding Society 4 Open
  PSSOTC401 Modernity, Culture & Society 6 Compulsory
  PSSOTC402 Social Development in India 6 Compulsory
  PSSOTC403 Rural Society and Development in India 6 Compulsory
  **PSSOTE404 Political Sociology 6 Elective
  **PSSOTE405 Sociology of Health and Sanitation 6 Elective
  **PSSOTE406 Peace and Conflict Studies 6 Elective
  **PSSOTE407 Urban & Industrial Sociology 6 Elective
  PSSOTO408 Marginalized Communities in India    

* Out of three available elective courses, the students will have to opt for only one elective course in the 3rd semester
**Out of the four available elective courses the studens will have to opt for only one elective course in the 4th semester.
Apart from the above mentioned courses, the candidates will have to earn one four credit course from IIIrd semester and one four credit course from IVth semester from any other Department under the faculty of Social Sciences of the University

Abbreviations used

1=Semester 1,  2=Semester 2,  3=Semester 3, 4=Semester 4
OCC=Open Category Course.

Total Credits 104
Credits to be earned from the programme 96
Credits to be earned from courses offered by other Departments under the faculty of Social Science 8
Credits of course open for students from other departments under the faculty of Social Science but not available for students of their own programme. Two courses of 4 credits in 3rd and 4th sem.

* M.A. Sociology is also being offered at Ramnagar Campus, University of Jammu and Reasi Campus, University of Jammu. However choice based credit system is not applicable in these institutions

Name Designation Qualification Specialization Contact Info.
Prof. Abha Chauhan Professor & Head M.A (Sociology), UGC-NET/ JRF ,M.Phil/PhD. Gender tribal Studies, Family and Community Studies. E-mail:,, Mobile No.: 9419797709
Prof. Vishav Raksha Professor M.A (Sociology), UGC-NET/ JRF, M.Phil, DLL & LW (Pune), Ph.D. Gender and Subaltern studies, Community studies, Media & Folklore studies. E-mail: EPABX: Mobile No.:
Dr. Hema Gandotra Sr. Assistant Professor M.A (Sociology), Ph.D. UGC/NET, ICSSR Fellow, Dip. in Journalism & Mass Comm., Certificate Course in Human Rights. Marginalized group studies, Community studies and Gender studies. E-mail: gandotrahema@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.:
Dr. Sapna Sharma Assistant Professor (On Tenure) MA, Ph. D. Crime, Law & Society, Conflict studies, Community development E-mail: sapksangra6@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: