05-11-2013

Sociology is one of the oldest Departments of this University. Post- graduate teaching of sociology was initially started combined with the Department of Anthropology in the year 1965 under the dynamic leadership of internationally renowned personality Professor S.C. Dube. By the recommendations of the U.G.C. review committee, Undergraduate teaching of Sociology was started in 1975.  The University established Independent Department of Sociology and Social Work in 1981.

The Department endorses an interdisciplinary approaches keeping in the view of blending of Applied Sociology with a strong foundation of Basic/theoretical Sociology. The Department has encourages the ethics of learning in which students are given an opportunity to participate actively in academic discussions and discourses. It has encourages the system of Group Learning by forming small groups of students in each semester to develop  sociological perspectives among them towards the contemporary issues and problems relating to regional, national and international level.  The main thrust area of the Department is ‘Social structure, Culture and Change process in Indian society in particular and South Asia in general’.

Faculty:

Dr. Diwakar Singh Rajput ( Professor & Head)

Contact: 09425171858 / 07582-264662

Email: drdiwakarrajput@rediffmail.com

Areas of interests:

Criminology & Correctional Administration; Social Research; Social Welfare & Social work

 

Dr. Kali Nath Jha (Associate Professor)

Contact: 9981758776, 07582-265811 (O)

E-mail: kalinathjha@rediffmail.com

Areas of interests:

Women’s Studies; Development Studies; Tribal Sociology

 

Shibsankar Jena (Assistant Professor)

Contact: 9424740522

E-Mail: jenashibsankar@gmail.com

Areas of interests:

Sociology of Development; Sociological theories

 

Dr. Neelu Rawat (Assistant Professor)

Contact: 09424350177

Email: n.rawat25@rediffmail.com

Areas of interests:

Tribal Studies; Sociology of Change and Development; Women Development

 

Usha Rana (Assistant Professor)

Contact: 09977544102

 E-mail: usharana21@gmail.com

Areas of interests:

 Human Rights; Women Studies.

 

Nandi Patodia (Assistant Professor)

Contact: 9479382197

Email: nandi12patodia@gmail.com

Areas of interests:

Religion; Religious movement;  Rural Development