The department offers the following programmes:

  • Master Degree Programme
  • MPhil (till 2021)
  • PhD

The following courses are offered from the 1st Semester to 4th Semester/s under CBCS as a part of the Master Degree Programme – MA Sociology:

Semester Course Code Course Title Credits Nature of Course
I PSSOTC101 Classical Sociological Tradition 6 Core

Understanding Indian Society 

6 Core
  PSSOTC103 Sociology of Family, Kinship  6 Core
  PSSOTC104 Social Stratification & Mobility 6 Core
II PSSOTC201 Methodology of Social Sciences  6 Core
  PSSOTC202 Sociological Theory 6 Core
  PSSOTC203 Environment and Sustainable Development 6 Core
  PSSOTC204 Sociology of Change and Development 6 Core
III PSSOTC301 Contemporary Sociological Theory 6 Compulsory
  PSSOTC302 Statistics and Methods in Social Research  6 Compulsory
  PSSOTC303 Perspectives on Indian Society  6 Compulsory
  *PSSOTE304 Gender & Society 6 Elective

Sociology of Religion

6 Elective
  *PSSOTE306 Crime, Law & Society  6 Elective
  PSSOTE307 Sociology of Education 6 Elective
  PSSOTO308 Understanding Society 4 Open
  PSSOTC401 Modernity, Culture & Society 6 Compulsory
  PSSOTC402 Rural Society and Transformation in India  6 Compulsory
  PSSOTC403 Urban Sociology  6 Compulsory
  **PSSOTE404 Sociology of Health and Sanitation 6 Elective
  **PSSOTE405 Political Sociology 6 Elective

Peace and Conflict Studies

6 Elective
  **PSSOTO407 Marginalized Communities in India 4 Open

* 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 (4 MOOC + 4 Open Course)
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 (on Sabbatical Leave) M.A (Sociology), UGC-NET/ JRF ,M.Phil/PhD. Gender tribal Studies, Family and Community Studies E-mail:, EPABX: Mobile No.: 9419797709
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.:
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 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.: