The Department of Sociology, located in Arts Block-IV on the Panjab University Campus was established in 1960. It has the distinction of being one of the leading centers of teaching and research in the northwest region. For its academic and research excellence, the University Grants Commission recognized it for Special Assistance Program (SAP) in 1977. The department also earned the honor of being the 'first' department from among the Social Science departments of Panjab University, Chandigarh to be selected by the UGC under the Assistance for Strengthening the Infrastructure of the Humanities & Social Sciences (ASIHSS) programme for a period of three years w.e.f. April 2004.
=> M.Phil in Sociology - 1 years
=> Masters in Sociology - 2 years (Semester system)
=> Ph.D. in Sociology - 3 years
=> M.A. 55% and Entrance test of Panjab University
=> M.A. General Category: 45% , SC/ST: 35%
=> Master's with 55% and entrance test of Panjab University
Department Library is an extension of the central library of the University. The Library has a rich collection of literature, both books and journals. At present it has a stock of approximately 4000 books, M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D theses, reprints and reports. In addition to these, the Department subscribes to 16 current national and international journals, which comprise of research journals and abstracting journals in areas such as Sociological Theory, Emerging Methods of Social Research, apart from various thrust areas being pursued in the Department under U.G.C. schemes granted from time to time.
Library material is arranged on the stacks in classified sequence according to Dewey.s decimal classification scheme. They are kept in close access. Card catalogue system has been maintained as the location tool. Catalogue entries are arranged according to author and title.
Computer Facility :
The Department has 17 Computers, 6 Printers, Fax Machine, Photocopier, LCD, Overhead Projector, Laptop etc. to facilitate research and active participation in Seminars/Conferences etc. by the faculty, research scholars and students. All faculty members have been provided with personal computers along with the Internet facility to enhance their work out put. M.A., M. Phil. and Ph.D. students working on their research assignments and dissertations/theses respectively also have access to computers with Internet facility in a separate computer lab designed for them.
Department of Sociology
Arts Block IV
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014
Telephone: +91 172 2770054, 2534739
E-mail: [email protected]
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