Department of Sociology

About Department

The Department of Sociology was established in January 1993 and the first batch of M.A and Ph.D. degree students were admitted during the 1993-94 academic year. In the span of over one and half decades, the Department has trained a fairly large number of talented Post-graduate students drawn from different parts of the country. From its inception, the Department has focused on understanding the complexities of modern social life through the application of advanced sociological theories and methods within an interdisciplinary framework. Besides, our instructional methods pay special attention to developing skills in use of computers not only for data analysis but also as a tool for sourcing information and internet. The students are encouraged to acquire critical reading and data analysis skills through rigorous training.

Our alumni are employed in reputed governmental as well as corporate sector organizations. Many have found lucrative employment abroad. The research areas undertaken by students and faculty members cover wide range of issues of public concern like the effects of economic development on society and culture, problems of weaker sections, gender and society, disaster management, environmental issues, social movements, etc.

Entrance Examination

The entrance examination for M.A. will consist of 100 objective type questions for 100 marks. The Objective type questions will be from undergraduate sociology, general knowledge, reasoning and pattern recognition ability, high school arthimetics, English Language Vocabulary and English Language Comprehension.

M.Phil. & Ph.D.
The entrance examination for M.Phil & Ph.D. will consist of 100 objective type questions on social theories, general sociology, indian sociology and research methodology at the P.G. level.


Apart from the general opportunities available for sociology students in Universities, Research Institutions, IITs, IIMs, etc.; placements are also available in international agencies & reputed NGOs working on developmental programmes, Banking & Corporate sectors, etc.

Programmes Offered

M.A. Sociology
Ph.D. Sociology
P.G. Diploma in Rural Development


Infrastructure Facilities

Computer Laboratory with internet facilities
Several modern instructional equipments


Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Contact Us

Dr. B.B. Mohanty, Professor & Head (i/c), Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences & International Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry 605 014.
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