Dept of Sociology, renowned for its excellence in meticulous practice. The staff and students join hands for judicial partnership opportunities for knowledge. The anti-social slogans and behavior turned university as change agent. The programs of the department leaves proof agreed activism from long years. The department will open the eyes of the individuals with the facts that rip opens then from risks.
The department works among unsavoury forgotten friends both in Rural and Urban societies. The department turns students as patrons of practice by disputing inequalities. The department finger prints action culture from ambiguity to practice, from field journeys to individuals/selves with quest for practice/action. By practicing contemporary sociology the department introduces and interrogates life-giving knowledge. The department advocates scientific knowledge to open-up locked and blocked minds by capturing traumas.
During these long sojourns, the department mainly has dealt one foundational question, how society can be understood by raising sociological questions and how sociology can be understood by posing and solving social questions, Beginning this intellectual journey, looked into the intricacies of the notion of ‘Job Scope’ i.e. preparing for life it’s time to decide the priority of heart over stomach. As both are co-equally important the department is extending open hand over fist, by theorising and practicing sociology by observing challenging trends in society and sociology alike.
We implant social service to each of our students and research to cater to the growing and grinding demands of the society.
Our programmes are visual reminders that signifies the department’s commitment to it’s students, the parents and members of the community which it has vowed to serve.
Prof. D.P. Mukher jee
Dr. K. Vinod Kumar, JNU
The Department of Sociology was started in 1971, as combined Department of Anthropology and Sociology with two teaching faculty, Prof. A.S.N. Murthy and Prof. M.S. N. Reddy and became in independent Department in 1975. At present, there are 2 Professors, and 1 Assistant Professor in the Department.
The Department offers three courses: M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. Programmes to be abreast with social demands and keeping in view the social relevance the department makes selective choices of areas for teaching, research and extension. Students and Research scholars are provided with theoretical knowledge base along with functional domain exposure in areas like Rural Sociology, Urban Sociology Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Dalits and Backward Classes, Family Studies, Gerontology, Social Demography and Tribal Studies. The Departmental Library has a good collection of over 600 books and an audio system.
The course curriculum is job / career-oriented offering electives in emerging and inter-disciplinary areas like Sociology of Development and Welfare, Medical Sociology and Environmental sociology Criminology. The Department has a ‘Career Guidance Cell’ catering to the career prospects of the student fraternity.
To provide hands-on experience and technical skills to the students, field work and extension are made cornerstones of the department. The students of III semester carryout field work by staying in the field by at least ten days for collection of primary data on a specific theme individually and also apply PRA techniques. They submit a Field Report at the end of the semester. Further, they prepare and submit a dissertation after the analysis of data.
Outreach and Extension have been important foci of the department. Many activities like awareness on social problems and blood donation, organization of blood grouping activities and lectures on spiritual and moral values, etc., are taken up as part of both curricular and non-curricular aspects. The students of II semester visit various NGOs and other institutions like Juvenile Home for the purpose. Further, the whole department (Faculty, Research Scholars and P.G. Students) also organizes outreach activities.
Regarding University-community interface the Department is collaborating with NGOs like RASS, Rise and PASS and also with Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, SVIMS, Physiotherapy, Nursing colleges.
The Department so far has successfully guided 79 Ph.Ds and 68 M.Phils. The Department has hosted 11 National Seminars and completed 10 Major Research Projects with support from UGC & ICSSR. The number of Department publications are 23 books and 253 articles in National and International Journals. The Faculty of the department have attended 271 International and National Conferences / Seminars. They were also actively involved in reviving the Andhra Pradesh Sociological Society and bringing out its official journal, ‘The Sociologist’. Two gold medals have been instituted in the department Prof. ASN Murthy Memorial Gold Medal is Awarded to the best outgoing student. Prof. Sepuri Bhaskar’s Mother Smt. Narayanamma Memorial Gold Medial has been instituted for the outgoing women student.
The Department is committed to provide high standards of humane education generating sensitization on various issues particularly among the poor and needy. Through Field-urgy practical exposure they will be imparted education and skills for living and life.
The Department of sociology is a dynamic temple of learning and leadership. It provides Holistic knowledge propelling job – ready and not – for – Profit young leaders as a centre of Applied sociology.
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