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Department of Sociology, University of Pune, Pune


Department of Sociology

Ours is one of the oldest Sociology departments in the country. It was started with Iravati Karve teaching Sociology and Anthropology in 1939 at the Deccan College Post-graduate and Research Institute. The Department got integrated with the University of Pune, when the University came into existence in 1948-49. In 1973, the Department shifted from the Deccan College to the University Campus. In the year 1977, the departments of Anthropology and Sociology were bifurcated.

Courses Offered

- Master of Arts (MA Sociology)
- Master of Philosophy (M.Phil Sociology)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D Sociology)


The Department has a well equipped library of its own, which has about 8000 books, bought under grants from the University Leadership Programme (ULP), the DSA, ASIHSS and UPE Programme of the University. There are also some books which have been received as donations from sources like the Shastri- Indo-Canadian Institute, Joan Mencher, Dr. Savitri Sahani and others.

Computer Lab Facility
The computer laboratory has several latest PCs with internet facilities for the use of faculty and research students. Department has the latest configured computers with all necessary software's are installed on it.

Contact Details

Department of Sociology
University of Pune,
Ganeshkhind Road,
Pune - 411 007
Maharashtra State,

Contact No : +91-020-25690389
E Mail : [email protected]


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