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About Us

“The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual. We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of.” ~Zygmunt Bauman Sociology is the scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, acceptance, and change. Many sociologists aim to conduct research that may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, while others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter ranges from the micro-sociology level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and the social structure. The traditional focuses of sociology include social stratification, social class, social mobility, religion, secularization, law, sexuality and deviance. As all spheres of human activity are affected by the interplay between social structure and individual agency, sociology has gradually expanded its focus to other subjects, such as health, medical, economy, military and penal institutions, the Internet, education, social capital and the role of social activity in the development of scientific knowledge. There are some MA and PhD sociologists which can obtain specialized training to become counselors, therapists, or program directors in social service agencies. They usually carry out the following functions: Market and Quality studies. Social-economic studies, Demographics and opinions. Planning of services Organizational management Design of project evaluation Human Resources management Grant management and public agreements Satisfaction: marketing, communication and publicity Regional planning Local development Social and occupational guidance Analysis and evaluation of posts Institutional relationships Negotiation and conflict resolution Advice in the creation of businesses

Career Way

B.A. in Sociology
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 3 years
Eligibility 10+2 (any discipline)
Entrance Exam Some institutions give admissions based on merit/University-level entrance exams, other institutions conduct their own entrance tests.
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹10,000 to ₹1,50,000
Mode Regular
Goal Community Service Worker, Youth Worker etc.
 

Colleges

Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Banasthali Vidyapith
Delhi University (DU), New Delhi
Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam
GD Goenka University, Gurgaon
Kakatiya University, Warangal
Loyola College, Chennai
Magadh University
Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak
Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur
Maulana Azad College
Parul University, Vadodara
PDM University, Bahadurgarh
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
University of Lucknow
University of Madras, Chennai
University of Rajasthan

Key Skills

Collaboration
Creativity
Flexibility

Career Prospectous

Community development worker
Family support worker
Teacher
Social Worker
International aid / development worker
Social researcher
Social worker
Youth worker
Actuarial analyst
Staff Reporter
Advisor
Training Advisor
Research Assistant
Charity fundraiser
Census Worker
Social Theorist
Counsellor
Human Services Assistant
Social Critic
Research Assistant

Salary

Sociologists, depending on the level of qualification in education, are paid keeping in mind the location and kind of the job. The salary of a sociologist can be from ₹6,000 to ₹10,000 for beginners and will increase with experience and knowledge. Those employed under government sector earn in a range of ₹8,000 to ₹10,000 per month. Higher salaries can be expected from corporate houses.

 

Role Models

  • Andre Beteille

    Andre Beteille, FBA is one of India's leading sociologists and writers. He is particularly well known for his studies of the caste system in South India. He is a Professor of Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics at the University of Delhi where he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology since 2003. He was appointed National Research Professor by the Government of India in 2007. He is a recipient of the Indian civilian honor of the Padma Bhushan.

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