The Master of Arts in Sociology is a two-year programme where students learn about the social institutions and the myriad social problems that plague our modern world

The MA in Sociology program will cover four semesters and in the last semester, five courses will be offered alongside a dissertation. The programme is directed at addressing social exclusion drawing on the perspectives of class, caste and gender. Through a study of social institutions and the roles of the agencies, concerns around politics, technology, identity and work are addressed. There will be intense engagement with the theory and the methodology to understand the various social objects. There is also a programme on contemporary social worlds that offers a comparative perspective to gain insights into historical, economic, and cultural changes. They learn to deal with the different layers of the social realities.


Bachelor Degree with as main or subsidiary subject from UGC approved University.

  • Duration
    2 Years
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  • To develop research skills, critical analysis abilities, and analytical writing skills.
  • To develop a scientific temper and enable students to critically understand issues at the local, national, and global levels.
  • Study sociological concepts and definitions.
  • Communication Skills: Demonstrate the ability to communicate sociological knowledge to others.
  • Life-long learning: Initiate and carry out sociological inquiry and collaboration in the knowledge areas and work sphere.

Curriculum Details

  • Foundation of Sociology
  • Methods of Sociological Research
  • Indian Society-I
  • Rural Sociology
  • Sociology of Tribal Society
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Globalization
  • Business Environment
  • Management Concept and Processes
  • Wind and Solar Energy Systems
  • General Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Knowledge Management

  • Development of Sociological Thought- I
  • Sociological Theory-I
  • Indian Society-II
  • Criminology
  • Industrial Sociology
  • Population of Society
  • Environment and Society
  • Human Resources Management
  • Air & Noise Pollution and Control
  • Disaster Management

  • Development of Sociological Thought-II
  • Development of Indian Sociological Thought-I
  • Family, Marriage and Kinship
  • Sociology of Development
  • Women’s studies
  • Sociology of Social Movements
  • Sociology of Ageing
  • Public Administration in India
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Computer Applications in Management
  • Introduction to Business Communication
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Principles of Management

  • Development of Indian Sociological Thought-II
  • Sociological Theory -II
  • Sociology in India
  • Social Stratification and Social Change
  • Urban Sociology
  • Sociology of Health and Sanitation
  • Dissertation
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Program Outcomes (POs)

  • PO1

    Learning and Critical Thinking: Solve problems by critical thinking, discussing and analysing based on the courses learned by him/her.

  • PO2

    Research and Development: Use the knowledge earned from different courses (by understanding the concepts and theories of sociology) and involve himself or herself in research and development effectively for the benefit of all.

  • PO3

    Investigation, Interpretation and Evaluation: Interpret and evaluate the problems by getting involved in varied sources that include data collection, manuscripts, observations, books, journals, case studies of society and the internet etc.

  • PO4

    Reporting: Report the findings of critical thinking observations, interpretation, understanding, evaluation and demonstration after effective documentation. Graphical representations such as pie diagrams, bar charts etc. make the report such which is easy for all readers.

  • PO5

    Communication and Social Interaction: Communicate effectively (verbal and written) government Programmes and policies as well as social solutions based on case studies and data analysis with the society.

  • PO6

    Universal Adaptability: Students can now be adaptive to any universal location to pursue social solutions.

  • PO7

    Ethics: Students can now collect, represent and ethically interpret the social data.

  • PO8

    Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of social changes


Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

To aware the students about the society setup and its relationships.

To enhance the thinking and sensitise students concerning social problems related to different cultures, races, gender, religion, politics and environment.

To find the possible solutions to social problems.



Career Path

  • Higher Education: Ph.D.
  • Lecturer
  • Independent Social Researcher
  • Research Associate
  • CSO/ NGOs
  • Media outlets
  • Writers
  • Consultants
  • Government jobs
  • Impact evaluations
  • Urban Planning
  • Labour Welfare Department
  • Juvenile Homes
  • Social Welfare Department and Agencies
  • Development Organization


What is the scope of an MA in Sociology?

Students may go for higher studies and pursue a Ph.D. They can also look for jobs in various sectors like law firms, health and welfare organizations, etc.

What should be my job profile after I complete my M.A. Sociology programme?

The common job profiles are Counsellor, Consultant, Administrator, Researcher, Lecturer/Professor, etc.

What are the eligibility criteria for an M.A. Sociology course?

Graduate students from any discipline can apply for an M.A. Sociology course.

How does an MA in Sociology course prepare students for the existing global job market?

M.A. Sociology focuses on deriving solutions to complex questions via data analysis, research, and critical thinking. The post-graduation degree imparts various practical skills that are crucial to many industries.


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