BA (Hons.) | DURATION: 3YEARS

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Programme Overview:

The Course in Sociology aims to provide a systematic introduction to the subject and lays emphasis on the theoretical and methodological functions of Sociology. Contributions of eminent Indian sociologists and substantial themes of Indian Society are included in the syllabus. The students will be exposed to divergent perspectives with Sociology and acquire the necessary skills to understand various social phenomena.

Pedagogy:

The department has designed the pedagogy with a range of teaching and learning methods to help the students gain diverse skills. These will include seminars and workshops, where students can understand and learn the importance of participation, good presentation skills and team work.

Learning Facilities:

The department provides the facilities like:

    Well stocked Library

    Collaboration and communication between industry and academic establishments which facilitate the subsequent steps in placing young and talented students all around the country.

    Visits of eminent dignitaries and academia from time to time at campus.

    Digitally equipped lecture Halls

    Communication Lab.

    Seminar Halls.

    Auditorium.

    Conference Rooms

    Wi-Fi enabled infrastructure etc.

Career Opportunities:

Sociology as a career is very is not only a very enticing and provides many options. The career is diverse in terms of the specializations that one can choose from. Research institutes, the criminal justice system, public health and welfare organizations, private businesses, law firms, international agencies, medical centers, educational institutions, advertising firms, survey and polling organizations are only some of the example where people from this background are required. On completion of this course one can choose to be an educator, researcher, counselor, consultant, etc. Practicing sociologists who have advanced degrees can also apply for jobs such as research analysts, survey researchers, gerontologists, statisticians, urban planners, community developers, criminologists, or demographers.

Sociologist can largely contribute to:

    Market and Quality studies.

    Social-economic studies, Demographics and opinions.

    Planning of services

    Organisational management

    Design of project evaluation

    Human Resources management

    Grant management and public agreements

    Satisfaction: marketing, communication and publicity

    Regional planning

    Local development

    Social and occupational guidance

    Analysis and evaluation of posts

    Institutional relationships

    Negotiation and conflict resolution

    Advice in the creation of businesses

There is also a great need of sociology in institutions that have projects running in the rural areas and also in NGOs. There are also places like Health Care, Business Consultation, Central Government, State Government, Education and Child Welfare where the need of Sociologists is rising.

Programme Outcome:

After completion BA Sociology Programme, students would be able to understand the complex and interdependent nature of the relationship between individual, community and the global systems.  Students will acquire knowledge of the methods and terminology of the social sciences, structure, evaluate, support, and compare critically and interpret logical arguments in social sciences.  Sociology helps the student to comprehend the human behavior more easily, and know more about its cause and consequences. Sociology is more of a subject where the student will have to be patient and have an eye for detail to understand the behavior of human beings through their social interactions, and understand how societies organize, develop and change. An education in Sociology opens many avenues for the students in sectors like hospitals, private clinics, private practice, social service, criminal justice, law, media, etc. Sociology is a very vast field and thus there are different areas where one can specialize in. There are experts who study behavior of children, deal with problems of adolescents, decode criminal behavior and action, assist students to broaden their horizon and become able enough to conduct an effective communication, analyze and solve their problems and so much more.