The Department of Sociology was established in the year 1999 under the aegis of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Jammu, Jammu which was later shifted to Faculty of Social Sciences. The Department offers Post Graduate Programme through semester system and has been running regular M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes since the year 2002.  The department has introduced Choice Based Credit System since 2014-15 session. Many students of the Department have cleared NET/SLET/JRF and have been placed in various teaching departments as well as other government and research oriented non government jobs. Some have been awarded higher degrees in the prestigious institutions in India and abroad.

The Department is committed to cater to the academic and professional needs of the students with the following mission:
To cultivate adaptation of ethics, morality and healthy practices in professional life and to establish and promote close interaction with society and other cultures in order to create awareness about social and physical environment.

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.: