Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology(Postgraduate) was established in 1966 under the dynamic leadership of Sr. Marie Cecile CSST, who went on to become the Principal of the College. Ours was the first department to offer Sociology at the postgraduate level exclusively for women. 5 years later, the B.A. sociology course was started in 1971. 1985 was a landmark for the department as it was raised to the status of a research centre.
We envision excellence in teaching, research, service, and support activities for the greater understanding and resolution of societal problems, and to promote an intellectually rich and culturally diverse academic community of faculty and students.
The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to the mission of the Department of Sociology. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the department creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster social responsibility and improve the quality of life.
Message from HOD
The Sociological Imagination and the skills that one learns through learning Sociology are absolutely irreplaceable, regardless of the paths we eventually walk in life. The ability to understand and develop empathy for diverse peoples and cultures, the ability to think critically about social problems and social policy, and the ability to analyze data and information and write coherently about it are just a few of the many skills the study of sociology conveys.
If you visit our department, you will find dedicated people (faculty and students) studying every conceivable dimension of the human condition from poverty and inequality in our society to environmental degradation and change in our culture and everything in between. Most importantly, spending a few minutes with us will make you a Sociology fan!!
I am proud to be part of the department which envisions women empowerment through the kaleidoscope of social accountability, spiritual enlightenment and participative community development.