Conferences/Lectures/Seminars/ workshop Year Outstation participants
Special Lecture on “Communication and Development Discourse : Some Sociological Reflections on North-East India onn 15.04.2019 2019 Prof.Pranjal Sharma,Deptt. of Sociology, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh Assam.
Special Lecture on “Consumption and Society”(03.04.3019) 2019 Prof.Nita Mathur, IGNOU
Special Lecture on  “Khap Panchayats”(28.03.2019) 2019 Prof. K.S. Sangwan, M.D University, Rohtak(Haryana)
Special Lecture on “Modern, Post-Modern: A Discourse (27.03.2018). 2018 Prof.Ashok Koul, BHU Varanasi,
Special Lecture on ‘Feminism and its Relevance in South Asia”(6.08.2018) 2018 Ms. Kamla Bhasin, Social Scientist and Activist.
Lecture on ‘The Question of Science and Scientific Knowledge vis-à-vis social science (19.02.2018) 2018 Prof. Paramjit Singh Judge, GNDU, Amritsar.
Special lecture on Environment , Health and Ethics (25.01.2018) 2018 Ms. Malvika Kalra, Founder REHAI.
Lecture on “Post Modernism” (15.12.2017) 2017 Prof. Ashok Kaul, BHU, Varanasi.
Special Lecture on Gender, Health and Marginalization (20.11.2017) 2107 Prof. Madhu Nagla, MDU, Rohtak
Orientation Session on National Digital Library: Vision and Mission (14.11.2017) 2017 Dr. Vikram Singh Sahi, University of Jammu.
Special Lecture on Methodological Skills in Social Research (1.11.2017) 2017 Prof. Madhu Nagla, MDU, Rohtak
XIIth S.C. Dube Memorial Lecture “ Ethnography and Public Policy in India: History, Politics and Contemporary Concerns”
 ( 13.10.2017)
2017 Prof. S.M. Patnaik, Vice Chancellor, Uttkal University, Odisha.
Special Lecture on “ Encounters with Ethnography” (12.10.2017) 2017 Prof. S.M. Patnaik, Vice Chancellor, Uttkal University, Odisha.
Special Lecture on Research Methodology, (21.2.2017) 2017 Prof. B.K. Nagla, MDU, Rohtak.
Special Lecture on “ Reading Hannad Avendt, Martin Buber and Edward Said on “Difference” (15.02.2017) 2017 Prof. Susan Visvanathan, JNU
Special Lecture on “Social Science Research” (30.11.2016) 2016 Prof. Tulsi Patel, Delhi University
XI Prof. S.C. Dube Memorial Lecture Tribes and Indigenous Peoples: Perspective from Below (11th Sept., 2015) 2015 Prof. Tiplut Nongbri, CSSS, SSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
X Prof. S.C. Dube Memorial Lecture  Village Marriages: Changing Preferences, Performance and Folk Practices  (23rd September, 2014). 2014 Prof. Abha Avasthi, Dept. of Sociology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow
National Seminar  Declining Sex Ratio in North-West India (20th- 21st March 2013). 2013
  1. Mr. Shabir Ahmed Khan, Minister of State for Health, J&K Govt.Prof. M.P.S. Ishar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, Jammu.
  2. Prof Tulsi Patel, University of Delhi, The Keynote Speaker
  3. Prof Poonam Dhawan, Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Jamm.
  4. Prof Karuna Chanana, JNU, New Delhi.
  5. Dr Madhu Khullar, Director Health Services, Jammu
IX Prof. S.C. Dube Memorial Lecture  From Revolt to Suicide; Farmer’s Response to Changing Political Economy (3rd September, 2013). 2013 Prof. D.N. Dhanagare
XVII North-West Indian Sociological Association Conference Changing Institutions of Family and Marriage in North-West India (22-23 November, 2013). 2013
  1. Prof. Birinder Pal Singh, Punjabi University,        Patiala, President NWISA
  2. Prof. Patricia Uberoi, Delhi University, Delhi. Keynote Speaker
  3. Prof. K.S. Sangwan, M.D. University, Rohtak.
  4. Prof. J.K. Pundir, CCS University, Meerut.
  5. Prof.  Aneesa Shafi, Department of Sociology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.
  6. Prof. Jigar Mohammad, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Jammu
VIII Prof. S.C.Dube Memorial Lecture The New Anthropology and Sociology: A Perspective from Diaspora Studies (28 February 2012); 2012 Prof. R.K. Jain, CSSS, JNU, New Delhi
National Seminar Devolution of Powers  in Jammu and Kashmir (21st-23rd November, 2012 2012
  1. Prof. Mohan Pal Singh Ishar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu
  2. Sh. Wajahat Habibullah, the Guest of Honour
  3. Prof. Balveer Arora, JNU, New Delhi.
  4. Prof. Rekha Chowdhary, Dean Research Studies, University of Jammu
  5. Ms. Sushobah BArve, Director, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation, New Delhi.
2-VIIth Prof. S.C. Dube Memorial Lecture Social Sciences in a Changing Milieu: Addressing Issues of Contemporary Concern (22nd Feb., 2011) 2011 Prof Yogesh Atal. (Former Principal Director, Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO)
3- National Seminar Internal Migration and Emergent Social Formations ( 23-24 November 2011) 2011
  1. Mrs. Usha Vohra, The First  Lady, J & K State; The Chief Guest
  2. Sh. Harsh Dev Singh, M.L.A., J & K Govt.
  3. Prof. S.L. Sharma, Panjab University Chandigarh.
  4. Prof. R.D. Sharma, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu.
  5. Prof. Vinay K. Srivastava, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  6. Dr. Surendra K. Gupta, Member Secretary, IASSI
  7. Prof. Maitrayee Chaudhuri, CSSS, JNU, New Delhi.
  8. Prof. M.N. Karna, NEHU, Shillong.
  9. Prof. R.S. Sandhu, GND University, Amritsar.
1- VIth Prof. S.C. Dube Memorial Lecture Sociology and Social Policy in India Today ( 1 December 2010) 2010 Prof. Anand Kumar, JNU, New Delhi.

Visiting faculty:

  • Outside experts: 20 experts from different Indian Universities. Prof. Gurpreet Bal, Prof. P.S Judge - GNDU Amristsar, Prof. Rajiv Gupta- University of Rajasthan, Prof. Manmohan Singh Gill--- GNDU Amritsar, Prof. Rabindra Kumar—IGNOU New Delhi,prof. Tulsi Patel, University of Delhi, Prof. Satish Sharma---- H.P. University Shimla, Prof. K.S. Sangwan, Prof. B.K Nagla, Prof. Madhu Nagla--- MD University Rohtak, Prof. Birinder Pal Singh--- Punjabi University Patiala, Prof. Ashok Kaul, BHU Varanasi.
  • Internal Experts: 10 experts from different departments of the University like Law, Political Science, Economics, History.


  • The department has a provision of field tour for familiarizing the students with the field techniques related to social research. The filed tour is conducted with an objective of comparative study of different cultures.
  • Keeping the aspirations of society the department extends the expertise in terms of research. It also orients the students for the competitive market. The department invites guest faculty regularly and also conducts seminars and conferences.

Placement Record:

Students of the department have been absorbed in various state and central departments like Higher education, 10+ 2 lecturers, Kashmir Administrative Services, NUEPA, Social Auditors, Social workers etc. Department has produced about 80 M.Phils and 32 PhDs till date. About 50 students have qualified NET/ JRF, 130 NET and 15 SET. The department is striving hard to make it a centre of excellence and has produced many research publications in various journals of National and International repute.

Name Designation Qualification Specialization Contact Info.
Prof. Vishav Raksha Professor & Head M.A (Sociology), UGC-NET/ JRF, M.Phil, DLL & LW (Pune), Ph.D. Gender and Subaltern studies, Community studies, Media & Folklore studies. E-mail:, sociology.1999@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.:
Prof. Abha Chauhan Professor M.A (Sociology), UGC-NET/ JRF ,M.Phil/PhD. Gender tribal Studies, Family and Community Studies E-mail:, EPABX: Mobile No.: 9419797709
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.:
Ms. Kajal Kalsi Assistant Professor M.A. (Sociology), M.Phil, UGC-NET/JRF Sociology of Forced Migration, Borderland studies, Sociology of Gender, Caste studies E-mail: Mobile No.: