The journey of the Department of Sociology was started in the year 2001 as an elective subject of B.A. General Course with an intake capacity of 150 students. Academically our students have consistently performed well. The medium of language used to teach students are both in Bengali as well as in English.
Though the Department presently has only one full time faculty but sincere efforts by the faculty fulfill the need of the students as far as possible for understanding of the subject and intellectual development of the students. The Department encourages student-teacher interaction.
Studying Sociology opens up opportunities for students to work in diversified fields ranging from teaching in schools, colleges and universities, to actively engage in positive social change through working in different NGOs; it also opens up opportunities for one to work in Human Resource areas in both large and small scale industries, etc.
Why Study Sociology?
Study of Sociology provides the conceptual tools and methodologies for understanding the contemporary scenario. By focusing on the external constraints to social action it helps us to understand ourselves and the motivations of others around us. While we are all creatures of our society, we are also all co-creators of sociology which provides the tools so that we can take a more active role in that creation. The field experience helps us look more objectively at the society in which we live.
In today’s world of specialization and career oriented world sociology seems on the surface to have little relevance. But leaders of industry, government, and education have increasingly been advocating a strong liberal arts education as the most effective path to career attainment. Rather than prepare the student for a narrow specialty, the liberal arts prepare the individual to meet the challenges and opportunities of our increasingly diverse and complex society.
Officers in West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS)
Officers in Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
Labour Welfare Officer, Department of Labour Welfare
Project Director, Project Manager and Project Coordinator in various NGOs