Manonmaniam Sundaranar (MS) University, Tirunelveli

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Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology

To train students to be sensitive and responsive to social issues. To improve the quality of life of marginalized and exploited segments of population by undertaking research and extension activities. To promote communal harmony and social justice.

Courses Offered :

=> M.A Sociology
=> M.Phil Sociology
=> M.Phil Sociology
=> Ph.D Sociology

Research Projects :

=> A Sociological Study of an Industrial Town in Tamil Nadu: Comparative Study of Industrial Workers in three Major Types of Industries in Sivakasi- Financed by the ICSSR, New Delhi, 110710-81.

=> Assessment of the Status of Primary Education in Selected Blocks of Two Southern Districts of Tamil Nadu- Financed by the UNICEF Branch Office, Chennai, 110101-102.

=> Child Labour in Vellore District: An In-depth Study of Pledged Children in Beediworks- Financed by the ICSSR, New Delhi, 110101-102.

=> Child Labour in Beedi Making in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu- Financed by the Ministry of Labour, Government of India, New Delhi, 110104-106.

=> Status of Primary-Middle School Education and Child Labour in two Blocks of Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu- Financed by the UGC, New Delhi, 110105-106.

=> Class Crystallization in India: Whether within the reach of Industrial Workers- Financed by the UGC, New Delhi, 110105-108.

=> Family, Marriage and Employment of women in Hungary- Project completed in Hungary during 110108-1010 under Indo-Hungarian Cultural Exchange Programme sponsored by the UGC.

=> Sociology Lexicon in Tamil – Report submitted to Tamil Virtual University, Chennai, in 2002.

=> Child Labour in Tamil Nadu: A Comparative Study of plight of Children Employed in shops and hotels at Tourist places in three Southern Districts, Financed by the UGC, New Delhi, 2005.

Extension Activities :

The department in collaboration with Nava Jeevan Trust carried out sensitization programmes on eradication of child labour.


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