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Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology


Sociology as a Department in the making took off during the academic session 2009-10 under the auspices of the Department of Political Science. The discipline has been designed, to begin with, as a two-year M.A. Degree Programme in a self-financing mode. The vision of this Programme is to see the emergence of a Department of Sociology that would promote research on various issues pertaining to the Northeast.

The initial initiative has met with encouragement from different sections of the society: students, civil societies, development agencies etc. In an environment where the Northeast is increasingly becoming the focus of research and development activities, a degree in Sociology will equip individuals to cater to the demands of the time. It is hoped that in the near future, Gauhati University will help bridge the academic gap with this much desired Programme by starting a full-fledged Department of Sociology.


Graduates from any discipline with 45% marks only can apply for this course. Candidates applying under reserved quota (SC/ST/OBC/MOBC) shall be given a relaxation up to 5% of the marks prescribed for admission. Successful candidates will be screened through a written test.


There is a growing demand for Sociology graduates in both government and non-government sectors (such as NGOs, Media, Research and Development Organizations, etc.).

Sociology is also considered a good option for students appearing for competitive examinations conducted by the UPSC, APSC and others.


The Sociology Programme is housed within the Department of Political Science.

The Department of Political Science has offered to lend its space, facilities of photocopying, computer and conference room to the Sociology Programme. The Political Science Library also has a whole section on Sociology which is very useful.

Department of Sociology
Gauhati University
Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar,
Guwahati- 781 014,
Assam, India.


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