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Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology

Ancestry of the Department of Sociology (1966-71) : The Department of Sociology has its historical roots in the Department of Social Sciences, which was established in 1966 during the Vice-Chancellorship of Late Sri. Lakshmanaswamy Mudhaliar. The Master's degree programme in social sciences was conceived with interdisciplinary focus under the academic leadership of Professor Edwin Driver, the Full bright scholar. The course was designed by drawing the resources from various social science departments. The Department of Social Science began to function under the head-in-charge, Dr.K.K.Pillai, Professor of History.

Courses Offered :

=> M.A Sociology
=> M.A Corporate Sociology

Upcoming Research Themes :

=> Sociology of Globalization
=> Rural Sociology
=> Sociology of Marginalized Groups
=> Sociology of Health
=> Sociology of Development
=> Sociology of Environment
=> Sociology of Organization

Future Plans :

=> Introducing add on Courses in Social Entrepreneurship and NGO Management
=> Collaborative research on national level issues
=> Organizing training workshops for NGOs
=> Policy Analysis & Policy Advocacy
=> PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychiatry
=> Joint Degree Programme with overseas Universities
=> Online courses in Business Ethics
=> Organizing Entrepreneur Development Programme
=> Community Development work through partnership with NGOs
=> Village adoptation and Community Development


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