H.S.& B.A. (Honor)
(CBCS & Non-CBCS)
Total No. of Class Rooms :Two
Dr. Jyotika Bora, M.A,Ph.D, Associate Professor, Sociology of North-East India; Science, Technology and Society Other Faculties:
Mrs. MunmiGogoi, M.A, M.Phil, Pursuing Ph.D, Assistant Prof. Medical Sociology; Sociology of Education
Dr. PrarthanaBarua, M.A, Ph.D, Assistant Prof., Sociology of Mass- Media, Sociology of Development
Dr. RajashreeSaharia, M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D, Assistant Prof., Gender and Society, Political Sociology.
Mission and Vision:
The vision of the Department of Sociology is to provide quality oriented teaching, and develop the theoretical and methodological rigor to understanding of the problems of social and cultural realities for the betterment of the society. The mission is to provide students with the critical analytical skills and methods to study social behaviors from a sociological perspective. The department is committed to promote a critical, ethical, inclusive understanding of complex social phenomena through constant development in learning and teaching process, training scientific research, service and academic programmes in partnership with other institutions.
The major course outcome is to acquaint the students of sociology with the philosophical and theoretical context behind its emergence, notions and concepts. It will enable the students to understand the process of change and development in society as well as the reality of the society.
Sociology seeks to understand all aspects of human social behavior, including the behavior of individuals as well as the social dynamics of small groups, large organizations, communities, institutions, and entire societies. Sociologists are typically motivated both by the desire to better understand the principles of social life and by the conviction that understanding these principles may aid in the formulation of enlightened and effective social policy. Sociology provides an intellectual background for students considering careers. By the end of the course, a student is equipped with Critical Thinking ability.
The programme develops:
• Knowledge and skills that will enable them to think critically and scientifically about the society and social issues.
• Ability to demonstrate sociological understandings of social phenomena
• Capability to apply theoretical knowledge and concepts in real life situation, as the department conducts field studies.
• Methodological understanding and its applicability.
Programme-wise Student Teacher Ratio:
Student projects: (From 2014-15 to 2020-21):
Seminars/Workshop /Extension Activities/ Conducted: (From 2014-15 to 2019-20):
Students profile – academic year wise: (From 2014-15 to 2020-21 )
Departmental Result: (From 2014-15 to 2019-20)
How many students have cleared Civil Services, Defense Services, NET, SLET, GATE and any other competitive examinations? (From 2014-15 to 2020-21)
a) Library: (From 2014-15 to 2019-20) Total No of Books: 87
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Teaching methods adopted by the faculty for different programmes.
The following methods are adopted:
1) The traditional classroom lectures are conducted along with interaction, discussion, seminar, debating and symposium unit test etc.
2) Reference books are prescribed and consulted.
3) Field study topics are organized on course related subjects/issues/topics.
4) Education tours related with subject matter are also conducted.
- Wall Magazine – Every year the students of the department publish wall magazine on topics relevant to social issues.
- The students have also published one edition of Hand written magazine titled ‘Societus: A magazine of Sociology department’ for the year 2019-20 in lieu of the wall magazine to preserve the write-up/articles.
Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Challenges (SWOC):
Strengths: A dedicated set of faculty members with diverse educational background and diverse specializations is one of the major strengths, as it exposes students to different perspectives and critical thinking
Weakness: Lack of adequate infrastructure is a major weakness.
Opportunities: The department has huge potential/ capacity to grow both academically and in terms of students numerical strength (as all the vacant seat are filled, faculty had diverse specialization/expertise/orientation), given institutional opportunity and help.
Challenges: A real challenge to the department is the moderate academic profile of the students of this particular area of the state and high rate of dropouts.
(i) The department aims to remove the weakness and except the challenges mentioned above through connected efforts besides organizing awareness programmes amongst the guardians and emphasizing better teacher student relationship.
(ii) Academic career up-gradation process among the faculty will be undertaken as soon as possible. Major and Minor Researcher will be encouraged.
(iii) An attempt of quantitative and qualitative improvement of departmental library will be developed shortly.