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The department of Sociology started in June 2010. The main research thrusts of department are: Agrarian studies, Development studies, social movements, Subaltern studies and Sociology of Health and illness. So far, the Department has organized 04 Symposium/Workshop, 03 National Seminar/Symposium, 01 UGC sponsored Refresher Program, 02 Pre-Ph.D. Programme, 20 Public Lectures and 05 Consultancy Programme.

As a practioner of field work along with theoretical insights, the department had a tradition of imparting field insights to the PG students. In the M.A I semester, the students do conduct field studies individually in their place of residence relating to religious ceremonies and analyze the data in order to write reports. M.A. III semester students conduct library exercise to understand the issues of modernization and development of India in a comparative framework with selected African nations from secondary resources. Field study was conducted by the M.A. II semester students in the city of Allahabad on the broader theme of ‘Youth’ as a category. The sub-themes are: Youth and Education; Youth and Gender; Youth and ICT (Information Communication Technology); Youth and Politics; Youth and Religion. Similarly, M.A. IVth semester in-depth case studies among patients admitted to or visiting the hospitals in and around the Allahabad city. The major sub-themes include: The socio-economic profile of the households/patients; Folk wisdom on health and illness; Health programs and evaluation in rural/urban areas; Challenges of effective health care system in rural/urban areas; Maternal and child health – promise and realities; Doctor patient relationship – people’s doctor and professional distance; Accessibility, affordability and accountability. Recently, the department has introduced a composite field/review based M.A. Dissertation/Report as part of evaluation focusing on the significant issues related to agrarian studies, health issues, Religious studies, Community studies etc.

All the faculty members are involved in inculcating the skills to the Post-graduate class members in matters of preparing interview schedules, collecting data from the villagers, preparation of coding manuals, entry of coded data, analysis of the data through SPSS and finally writing small reports.

The department has following academic programmes:

  • Doctoral Program (Ph.D. in Sociology)
  • The M.A. Programme (CBCS based Semester System)
Thrust Areas:

The main research thrusts of department are: Agrarian studies, Development studies, Social Exclusion and Subaltern studies, Sociology of Health and illness, Sociology of Science and Technology, Social movements and Sociology of Sanitation.

Programmes of Study:(Courses Run by the Department/Centre)

S. No.

Programme of Study

Duration

No. of Seats

Specialization(s)

1. 

Ph.D

5 years(includes pre-PhD course work)

Annually 02 per supervisor

Social Exclusion, Development studies, Agrarian studies, Migration, Science and Technology etc.

2. 

M. A.

(CBCS based Semester System)

 

2 years

43

Rural Studies, Development studies, Social Exclusion, Sociology of Health etc.

Faculty members and their Area of Research:

S. No.

Name of Faculty

Designation

Area of Specialization

1. 

Prof. Ashish Saxena

Professor & Head

Sociological Theories; Research Methodology; Development Studies; Subaltern Studies; Agrarian Studies; Urban Sociology; Sociology of Sanitation; Religion and Society

2. 

Dr. Muneer Illath

Assistant Professor (Stage II)

Migration Studies, Development Studies, Sociology of

Religion, gender studies, social demography

3. 

Dr. Subhasis Sahoo

Assistant Professor

Sociology of Science and Technology, Sociology of Social Movements, Public Understanding of Science/Science Communication, Anthropology of Reproduction and Knowledge Systems.

Support Staff:

S. No.

Name

Gender

Category (GEN/OBC/SC/ST)

Designation

Work assigned

1.

Mr. Sudhir Kr. Gupta

Male

Gen

Office Assistant

Office Maintenance

2.

Ajay Kumar

Male

SC

Peon

Routine matters

3

Lakhan Lal Shukla

Male

Gen

Peon

Routine matters

Awards/Fellowships/Honours to the faculty:

Year

Name of the Award

Agency/Institution

Name of the Faculty

2014

UGC-DAAD exchange of scientist programme in Humanities and Social Sciences UGC - DAAD fellowship

UGC – DAAD,

University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Prof. Ashish Saxena

2016

Sulabh Swacchta Samman & Gold Medal’

Sulabh International. New Delhi

Prof. Ashish Saxena

2017

Professor D.P.Mukherji Memorial Award

Indian Social Science Academy, New Delhi

Prof. Ashish Saxena

2017

Professor Radhakamal Mukherjee Memorial Award for Young Social Scientist

Indian Social Science Association

Dr. Subhasis Sahoo

2017

Dewang Mehta National Education Award for Best Professor of Sociology and Certificate of Merit

Business School Affaire, Mumbai, on its 25th Silver Jubilee Year in 2017 by Honorable Dy. Chief Minister, U.P. for academic excellence in Education field.

 

Prof. Ashish Saxena

2019

Professor M.N. Srinivas Memorial Award

Indian Sociological Society, New Delhi

Dr. Subhasis Sahoo

2020

Ganga Ratan Samman

 

 

 

Maa Ganga Nirmal Sarakshan Samiti, Prayag

Prof. Ashish Saxena

Projects/Consultancy undertaken:

Name of the Project

Principal investigator

Year of Award

Funding agency

Duration

Evaluation of  financial inclusion and convergence of MGNREGA in Uttar Pradesh

Prof. Ashish Saxena

2014-15

NIAR, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussorie

6 months

Child Labour Survey in Allahabad district

Prof. A. Satyanarayana

2015-16

Labour department, Govt. Of U.P.

 

1 year

“State initiatives, changing agrarian society and the backward castes: A study of social mobility among dalits of rural eastern U.P.”, major project funded by ICSSR, Delhi,

Prof. Ashish Saxena

2015-2017

ICSSR, New Delhi

2 years

“Baseline survey of knowledge, attitude, practices (KAP) of citizens regarding Lok sabha general election 2019, SVEEP plan:  With special reference to district Prayagraj,

Prof. Ashish Saxena & Dr. Muneer Illath

2019

District election office, prayagraj on behalf of CEO, U.P. & Election Commission of India, New Delhi

3 months

Workshop/Seminar/Symposium conducted by the Department
  1. Organized 2-days Symposium on ‘India – Post 1991’ organized by Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad & Dept. of Sociology, University of Allahabad, on 15-16thAugust, 2010.
  2. Organized a symposium on Child and Childhood Issues in Developing Countries: Some Insights from Brazil and India” on May 2, 2011.
  3. Organized two days National Seminar on ‘Social Movement in Contemporary India: Issues and Concerns’ on 5th-6th 2011.
  4. Organized National Workshop with MIDS, Chennai on 1stFebruary, 2019 on the theme “Regional Imagination in Social Science Discourse in India: ”. The key speakers was Prof. Ananta K. Giri, MIDS, Chennai. 
  5. One-day workshop on – ‘Role of Educational Institutions in U.P. in Impacting Health Concerns of Women and Children’ on 28th July, 2015. Distinguished participants were – Ashok Kaul, Professor & C S S E I P BHU, Varanasi; Prof. S.K.Pant, GBPSSI, Jhusi; Dr. Bobby John, Principle Adviser, Global Health Advocates, Noida, Dr. D.D Pandey, Regional Director,  NIPCCD, U.P.; Dr. Manoj Kumar Shukul, DGM, (MH), SPMU, NHM, U.P.; Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, Director, Aequitas, Noida
  6. One day WORKSHOPon “Gandhi Fellowship” in collaboration with Piramal Foundation, New Delhi, on 13th  September 2018.
  7. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized National Workshop on 26thOctober, 2018 on the theme “Emerging Development Discourse,: A Critique”. The key speakers were Prof. Anand Kumar, National Fellow, IIAS, Shimla; Formerly President, Indian Sociological Society, New Delhi ; Prof. SN Chaudhary, Director, Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, Barkathulla University, Bhopal, Prof. I.S. Chauhan, Former Ambassador, Fiji, Prof. Ashok Kaul, BHU, Prof. Ajit Pandey, BHU, Prof. Manish Verma, BBAU, Lucknow, Prof. Badri narayan, GBPSSI, Jhusi and others

Special Public lecture organized by the Department

  1. Organized a Public Lecture on 11thAugust 2016 on the theme “Cultivating Pathways of Creative Research: New Horizons of Transformative Practices”. The lecture was delivered by distinguished sociologist Ananta Kumar Giri, Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), Chennai. 
  2. Organized a Public Lecture on 5thAugust 2016 on the theme “Agrarian Development in neo-liberal era: Emerging research concerns”. The lecture was delivered by distinguished sociologist Debal K. Singharoy, Dept. of Sociology, I.G.N.O.U, New Delhi. 
  3. Organised a Public Lectureon 18th January 2017 on the theme “Subaltern, Ethnicity and the State: Contextualising Weaver Community of Varanasi”. The lecture was delivered by eminent sociologist Arvinder A. Ansari, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
  4. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized a Public Lectureon 17th February, 2017 on Debating alternative health care and National Health Mission in India at the Seminar Hall of the department of psychology. The speaker of the public lecture was Professor A.K Sharma, a noted social scientist associated with the Department of Humanities and Social sciences, IIT Kanpur
  5. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organized a Public Lectureon 21st February 2017 on the theme “Towards Onslaught of Development and People’s Mobilization in India: A Review”. The lecture was delivered by eminent sociologist  D. R. Sahu, the Head, Department of Sociology, Lucknow University. 
  6. Organized a Public Lectureon 26th April, 2017 on the theme “Discourse on Qualitative Methods in Social Research” . The lecture was delivered by eminent sociologist J. K. Pundir, former Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head, Department of  Sociology, CCS University, Meerut
  7. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized 4thPublic Lecture on 30th August, 2017 on “Traversing the age of crisis: A need of alternative modernity”. The speaker of the public lecture was Ashok Kaul, a senior professor at the Department of Sociology, BHU, Varanasi.
  8. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organized a Public Lectureon 8th September, 2017 on the theme “Changing Paradigms of Development: A Critical Review”. The lecture was delivered by D. N. Jena, former Vice Chancellor of Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar.
  9. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organized a Public Lectureon 2nd February 2018 on the theme ”Quantitative and qualitative research in social sciences”. The lecture was delivered by eminent sociologist Professor Tulsi Patel, eminent sociologist at the University of Delhi and former secretary of Indian Sociological Society.
  10. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organized a Public Lectureon 20th April, 2018 on the theme “The Cobra-Women of North India: A metamorphosis of gender roles”. The lecture was delivered by Marriane Sarah Saulnier, Department of Anthropology, University of Montreal, Canada 
  11. Public Lectureon the theme “Theoretical Aspects of Social Ecxlusion and Inclusion Policies: A Critical Analysis(Speaker: Prof. Bibhuti B. Malik, Department of Sociology, BBAU, Lucknow) on 20th September 2018. 
  12. Public Lecture  on the theme “Issues of Research Methodology in Social Sciences(Speaker: Prof. Kirti Pandey, Department of Sociology, DDU Gorakhpur University)on 29th September 2018.
  13. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organized a Public Lectureon 25th January, 2019 on the theme “Understanding Indian Diaspora: An overview”. The lecture was delivered by Chandrashekhar Bhat, Retd. Prof. Of Sociology, HCU, Hyderabad.
  14. Organized National Workshop with MIDS, Chennai on 1stFebruary, 2019 on the theme “Regional Imagination in Social Science Discourse in India: ”. The key speakers was Prof. Ananta K. Giri, MIDS, Chennai. 
  15. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organized a Public Lecture on the “Indian General Election Campaign 2019 and its Impact on Democracy” on 29th April, 2019 by Prof.Ronojoy Sen Senior fellow at Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore University. Singapore
  16. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organized a Public Lectureon  Public Lecture on “Consumer Culture, modernity and Identity” on 26th August, 2019 by Prof. Nita Mathur, F.S.S, IGNOU, New Delhi
  17. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organized a Public Lecture on “Insights on Fieldwork and Academic Writings” on 11thSeptember, 2019 by Prof. P.S. Vivek, Dept. of Sociology, University of Mumbai 
  18. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organized a Public Lecture on “Qualitative methodological issues in sociology” on 4th December, 2019 by Prof. Anil K. Jha, Head, Department of Sociology, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya
  19. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organized aPublic Lecture on “Gender and Development: Theoretical Debates” on 28th January, 2020 by Prof. Shweta Prasad”, Dept. of Sociology, BHU, Varanasi
  20. The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organized aPublic Lecture on “Emerging Concerns & Challenges of Rural Development” on 18th February 2020 by Prof. D.S. Rajput”, Head, Department of Sociology, Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar,
Academic Achievements
18 Feb 2020
Head, Department of Sociology, AU

Public lecture on “Emerging Concerns and Challenges of Rural Development: Insight from Rural India”

The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized its 20th Public Lecture on Emerging Concerns and Challenges of Rural Development: Insight from Rural India” by Prof. Diwakar Singh Rajput”, Head of department of Sociology, Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, on February 18, 2020. The session was chaired by Prof. Ashish Saxena, the Head of Department of Sociology. At the outset, Dr. Muneer Illath introduced the guest and gave a brief overview of the highlighted achievements of the department. Prof. Diwakar Singh Rajput provided sociological analysis towards the concerns and challenges of rural development. He highlighted relevance of various sociologists like Durkheim, Lombrosso, Sutherland and others. He emphasized upon the excessive use of technology and the changing life style in the urban areas having its bearing on rural society. He also discussed difference between crime and deviance and how rural deviance is different from urban deviance. Prof. Rajput also emphasize on not only on just reading sociology but also living sociology in applied manner. He also shared his academic and administrative experiences in Madhya Pradesh. Prof. summed up his lecture by narrating about his field experiences by giving live examples about value degradation and moral density. The public lecture was attended by faculty, research scholars and post-graduate students of Sociology in large numbers. Mr. Aditya Mishra, Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, offered formal vote of thanks.


विभागाध्यक्ष, समाजशास्त्र विभाग, इ0वि0वि0ः

‘‘ग्रामीण विकास में उभरती चिंताएँ और चुनौनियाँः ग्रामीण भारत का अन्तर्दृष्टि विश्लेषण’’ पर सार्वजनिक व्याख्यान

इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय के समाजशास्त्र विभाग ने अपने 20वें सार्वजनिक व्याख्यान का आयोजन ग्रामीण विकास में उभरती चिंताएँ और चुनौनियाँः ग्रामीण भारत का अन्तर्दृष्टि विश्लेषण’’ पर ’’प्रो0 दिवाकर सिंह राजपूत’’, विभागाध्यक्ष, समाजशास्त्र विभाग, डाॅ0 हरिसिंह गौर विश्वविद्यालय, सागर, मध्य प्रदेश, फरवरी 18, 2020 को किया गया। सत्र की अध्यक्षता समाजशास्त्र विभाग के विभागाध्यक्ष प्रो0 आशीष सक्सेना ने की थी और डाॅ0 मुनीर इलाथ ने अतिथि का परिचय दिया और विभाग की मुख्य उपलब्धियों पर प्रकाश डाला। प्रो0 दिवाकर सिंह राजपूत ने ग्रामीण विकास की चिंताओं और चुनौनियों के प्रति समाजशास्त्रीय विश्लेषण किया। उन्होंने विभिन्न समाजशास्त्रियों जैसे दुर्खीम, लोम्ब्रोसो, सदरलैंड और अन्य की प्रासंगिकता पर प्रकाश डाला। उन्होंने ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में प्रौद्योगिकी के अत्यधिक उपयोग और शहरी क्षेत्रों में बदलती जीवन शैली पर जोर दिया। उन्होंने अपराध और विचलन के बीच अंतर पर चर्चा की और बताया कि ग्रामीण अवमूल्यन शहरी विचलन से अलग कैसे है। प्रो0 राजपूत ने न केवल समाजशास्त्र पढ़ने पर, बल्कि समाजशास्त्र को जीवन में लागू करने के तरीकों पर भी जोर दिया। उन्होंने मध्य प्रदेश में अपने शैक्षणिक और प्रशासनिक अनुभवों को भी साझा किया। प्रो0 ने मूल्य में गिरावट और नैतिक घनत्व के बारे में जीवंत उदाहरण देकर अपने क्षेत्र के अनुभवों के बारे में बताते हुए अपने व्याख्यान का सारांश दिया। सार्वचनिक व्याख्यान में बड़ी संख्या में संकाय, अनुसंधान विद्वानों और समाजशास्त्र के स्नातकोत्तर छात्रों ने भाग लिया। श्री आदित्य मिश्र, शोध छात्र, समाजशास्त्र विभाग कि तरफ से औपचारिक धन्यवाद ज्ञापन दिया।


09 Jan 2019

Dr. Subhasis Sahoo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Allahabad (A Central University) has been awarded the most prestigious Prof. M. N. Srinivas Memorial Prize for his outstanding contribution in the field of Sociology and Social Anthropology. Dr. Sahoo has been conferred with the award on December 27, 2018 at Mysuru, Karnataka by Indian Sociological Society, New Delhi on the recommendation of juries for the year 2018, as an expression of esteem and in recognition of his noted research activities. Prof. M. N. Srinivas prize has been instituted by the Indian Sociological Society, New Delhi for the development of research in the field of Sociology and Social Anthropology. The prize is awarded to person(s) who have made significant original contributions to human knowledge and progress, applied or fundamental, who are citizens of India and engaged in research in Sociology and Social Anthropology. Dr. Subhasis Sahoo has previously been awarded the Indian Social Science Association’s Radhakamal Mukherjee Memorial Award for the Young Social Scientist for the year 2017

डॉ० शुभाशीष साहू, सहायक प्रोफेसर, समाजशास्त्र विभाग, इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय को प्रोफेसर एम. एन.श्रीनिवास मेमोरियल पुरस्कार वर्ष 2018 से सम्मानित किया गया है । यह पुरस्कार समाजशास्त्र एवम् मानवविज्ञान केक्षेत्र में उत्कृष्ट कार्यों हेतु प्रदान किया जाता है। यह पुरस्कार Indian Sociological Society, New Delhi द्वारा 27/12/2018 को मेसूर में प्रदान किया गया।

Courses

The M.A. Programme in Sociology

The Post-graduate degree programme of the department is basically an academic programme which focuses on preparing the students for research as well as for the application of the sociological knowledge in various areas like Sociology of Development, Agrarian studies, Social movements, Sociology of health and illness, political life, Exclusion and Inclusion policies, Sociology of Education, Population and gerontological studies, etc. in the rural and urban field settings. Besides this main goal the programme has three broad orientations: Job orientation, Knowledge orientation and social orientation.

Objectives of the Programme

Keeping the above mentioned orientations in mind the following objectives will be emphasized: a) to equip the students to critically understand and interpret social reality, b) to generate in students a distinctly sociological perspective on socio-economic and cultural reality, c) to enhance the social sensitivity and sensibility of the students, d) to help students acquire skills that will be useful to them in their personal and social life. e) Allow students to choose courses from a basket of courses, in accordance with their career goals (as and when full strength of faculty positions is filled). f) Train students in the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods of research in various fields of sociology along with logical and philosophical issues and explanations in social sciences. 

Academic Structure of the Programme

For the implementation and smooth running of the M.A programme in Sociology based on Semester System and Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), two committees have been proposed which got the nod of the members in Board of Studies.

(A). Academic Programme Committee (APC)

The Academic Programme Committee of the Department is responsible for the efficient running of the academic programme and for achieving overall objectives of the programme. This committee is not only responsible for the development of a Basket of Courses for the programme but also approves the courses to be offered in each semester after satisfying itself with the contents, the time duration of the course and the number of credit hours which it carries.

Composition of APC: The APC will consist of one Professor, one Reader and one Lecturer of the department. The tenure of the members will be of 2 years, on rotation basis.

(B). Departmental Examination Committee (DEC)

The Departmental Examination Committee of the Department is responsible for the conduct of ongoing internal evaluation (sessional and mid-term) through term papers/tests and seminar/presentation in each course. It also takes responsibility in conducting the end-semester examination. The end semester answer books will be evaluated internally by the instructor who taught the course or external examiners, if need arises. This committee is also responsible for maintaining and collating the results of students in different courses and works in coordination with the CoE in finalising the results.

Composition: The DEC will consist of one Professor and one Reader or Assistant professor of the department. The tenure of the members will be of 2 years, on rotation basis.

The Courses are classified into the following categories.

Core Courses: There will be eight core courses which the APC consider compulsory for all students. Their numbers and contents (with the incorporation of recent articles and recent books) may vary from year to year, as per recommendations of the APC.

Elective Courses: There are some courses which the APC considers elective. Elective Course is courses which can be chosen from a pool of papers which are (a) supportive to the discipline of study (b) provide an expanded scope (c) enable an exposure to some other discipline or domain or nurture student’s proficiency skills. An elective can be “discipline centric” or may be chosen from an unrelated discipline. 

Practical and field-based Course

  • Library/ Field-based exercises: In each semester the candidate has to pursue library exercise/Field-based exercisesrelating to the courses taught in respective semesters and these exercises will be evaluated through viva at the semester end. In this direction, the department undertakes Observation, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Content Analysis, data analysis and other techniques as a tool in understanding field realities and documented source material. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the students to the application of research techniques in field situation or on documented source material. The course will help them in understanding community intervention in developmental projects as well as interpretation of source material for policy making.

 

Semester Wise Distribution of M.A. Courses* (w.e.f July 2019)

Semester-I (Autumn Semester)

Sl. No

Paper

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

L-T-P-C

Marks

I

E

T

1

I

SOC-501

Basic Sociological Concepts  

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

2

II

SOC -502

Emergence and Growth of Sociology

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

3

III

SOC -503

Methods & Techniques in Sociological Research

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

4

IV

SOC -504

Indian Society: Continuity and Change

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

 

 

Total (For 4 courses taught)

20 credits

Total

400

Semester-II (Spring Semester)

Sl. No

Paper

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

L-T-P-C

Marks

 

I

E

T

 

5

V

SOC-505

Modern Sociological Theories

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

6

VI

SOC-506

Development of Sociology in India

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

7

VII

SOC-507

Sociology of Development

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

8

VIII

SOC-551

Rural Sociology: Indian Perspective

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

9

SOC-552

Urban Sociology

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

 

 

Total (For 4 courses taught)

20 credits

Total

400

 

 

 

 

Semester-III (Autumn Semester)

Sl. No

Paper

Course  Code

Course Title

Credits

L-T-P-C

Marks

 

I

E

T

 

10

IX

SOC-608

Advanced Social Theories

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

11

X

SOC-609

Sociology of Exclusion and Inclusive Policies in India

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

12

XI

SOC-653

Sociology of Religion in India

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

13

SOC-654

Economy and Society

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

14

SOC-655

Industrial Sociology

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

15

XII

SOC-656

Political Sociology

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

16

SOC-657

Social Movements in India

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

17

SOC-658

Environmental Sociology

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

 

 

Total (For 4 courses taught)

20 credits

Total

400

 

 

 

 

Semester-IV (Spring Semester)

Sl. No

Paper

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

L-T-P-C

Marks

 

18

XIII

SOC-610

Philosophical Issues in Social Sciences

5

4-1-0-5

I

E

T

 

19

XIV

SOC-659

Sociology of Health and Illness

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

20

SOC-660

Population Studies and Gerontology

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

21

SOC-661

Agrarian Society

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

22

XV

SOC-662

Sociology of Education

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

23

SOC-663

Sociology of Science and Technology

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

24

SOC-664

Sociology of Disaster Management

5

4-1-0-5

40

60

100

 

25

XVI

SOC-631

Field work/Library based Project Work

5

1-0-4-5

40

60

100

 

 

Total (For 4 courses taught)

20 credits

Total

400

 

 

40

60

100

 

Summing up

80 credits

G. Total

1600

 

 

 

 

 

Total

400

 

COURSEWORK FOR Ph.D PROGRAMME IN SOCIOLOGY

Outline of the Course:

The Department of Sociology conducts a coursework programme for its doctoral scholars as per the requirement of UGC regulation for the award of D.Phil. The Programme is of one semester duration and will be compulsory for all the students admitted to the D.Phil. programme. The Programme comprises course and skill upgradation, which shall be evaluated. Continuation of a student’s D.Phil. will be subject to satisfactory progress being made in the pre-D.Phil. coursework.

Course Module of the Programme:

The Programme comprises of the following course modules. Each course having teaching/instruction mode will carry 100 marks:

  1. Research Methodology in Sociology(SOC-801) 4 Credits 100 Marks
  2. Data Analysis in Social Science Research(SOC-802) 4 Credits    100 Marks
  • Emerging Trends in Sociology(SOC-803) 4 Credits  100 Marks

Total = 12 Credits       300 Marks

 

Scheme of Examination & Evaluation:

The student shall be under the overall guidance of the supervisor and with the mentoring by the other faculty member of the department. The Pre-D.Phil. examination is Sociology will have two components:

  • An end-of-semester written examination in each course at the end of the semester in which it is taught. The maximum marks for the end-of-semester examination in each course will be 60 or as per University guidelines.
  • A system of Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) in each course during the semester in which it is taught. CIA will carry a maximum of 40 marks in each course or as per University guidelines. The CIA entails the submission of written assignment(s) in that course and the marks will be based on evaluations of presentations, participations in discussions and the written work submitted. The GCPI evaluation pattern will be followed for the declaration of the result and the student have to attain minimum qualifying GCPI as recommended by the Central University of Allahabad.
Seminar/Workshop/Symposium
28 Jan 2020
Head, Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad
Public lecture on “Gender and Development Theoretical Debates”
The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized its 19th Public Lecture on “Gender and Development: Theoretical Debates” by Prof. Shweta Prasad”, Department of Sociology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, on 28th January, 2020. The session was chaired by Prof. Ashish Saxena, the head of department of Sociology. Dr. Muneer Illath introduced the guest and gave a brief overview of the department. 

Prof. Shweta Prasad spoke at length about gender and development through its historical trajectories and ideological contestations. She deliberated on theoretical aspects of development which is shifted from women in development to women and Development and finally to gender and development. Drawing on recent theoretical perspectives she spoke about the challenges of gender of gender equality in the globalised era.  Prof. Shweta also discussed about the promises and challenges of Marxist and Socialist feminism in Indian context. She also shared her field work experiences about gender and development

Certificates were distributed to the students who participated in the Baseline Survey of Election Commission of India carried out by the department. The public lecture was attended by guest faculties, research scholars and post-graduate students of Sociology in large numbers. Priya Singh, Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, offered formal vote of thanks.

04 Dec 2019
Head, Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad
Public lecture by Department of Sociology on “Qualitative Methods in Social Science Research”
The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized its 18th Public Lecture on “Qualitative Methods in Social Science Research” by Prof. Anil K. Jha, Head, Department of Sociology, Central University of South Bihar, on 04th December, 2019. Prof. Ashish Saxena, Head Department of Sociology, UoA formally welcomed the distinguished guest and briefed the relevance of the qualitative research in social sciences.
Prof. Anil K.S.Jha provided very fruitful insights on qualitative understanding in social science research and basically focused on the problems faced by researchers during data collection in field situation. He emphasized on the relevance of Ethnomethodology as a perspective in understanding and analyzing day to day activities life world. He also provides major insights on the differences between Phenomenological and Ethnomethodological understanding i.e. extension of Verstehen approach. He spoke on the relevance of gestures, symbols, conversation and sign in analyzing social interaction. He said researcher in qualitative research, tries to focus on objective understanding of subjective reality like feelings, emotions etc. and to maintain ‘laxaman Rekha’ between respondent and researcher. He also suggested that a researcher must maintain ‘factor of attachment and detachment’ during field activities as er the context.   
The public lecture was attended by the faculties, research scholars and students of Social science in large numbers. Ms. Priya Singh, Research Scholar, Department of Sociology offered formal vote of thanks.

11 Sept 2019
Head, Department of Sociology, AU
Public lecture on “Insights on Fieldwork and Academic Writings”
The Department of Sociology in collaboration with UGC HRDC, University of Allahabad, organized its 15 th Public Lecture on “Insights on Fieldwork and Academic Writings” by Prof. P.S. Vivek, a senior professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai, on 11 th September, 2019.Prof. R.K. Singh, Director HRDC was the chair of the event. Prof. Ashish Saxena, the head Department of Sociology formally welcomed the distinguished guest and explained about the proceedings of the programme. Dr. Muneer Illath, faculty member in Department of Sociology, spoke briefly about the series of activities organized by the Department. Prof. A.R. Siddiqui, the Coordinator of the Orientation Program UGC HRDC, offered formal vote of thanks. Prof. Vivek mainly emphasized on the importance of doing field study in a natural setting. He said that research techniques such as participant observation, direct interviews and case studies
should be widely used for the data collections in the field. Informed understanding about the field settings, especially its cultural specificities and dimensions, needs to be given utmost importance while considering the quality of research that we are undertaking. The second section of his lecture focused on academic writings. He said that systematic and scientific writings require deep insights about the purpose, process and possible outcomes of these writings. This exercise involves different stages such as brainstorming, free writing, mind mapping, branching and topic analysis. Good academic writings also require wide and deep reading along with listening skills and a critical thinking. The public lecture was attended by the teacher candidates of UGC HRDC, college faculties, guest faculties, research scholars and post-graduate students of Sociology in large numbers.

Head, Department of Sociology, AU 
Public lecture on “Consumer Culture, modernity and Identity”
The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized its 14 th Public Lecture on “Consumer Culture, modernity and Identity” by Prof. Nita Mathur, a senior professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi, on 26 th August, 2019. Prof. P.K. Sahoo, the Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Allahabad, graced the occasion as the guest of honour. Prof. Ashish Saxena, the head Department of Sociology formally welcomed the distinguished guests and explained about the proceedings of the programme. Dr. Muneer Illath, faculty member in Department of Sociology, spoke briefly about the milestones and achievements of the Department. Dr. Prema Tiwari, guest faculty in the department, offered formal vote of thanks. Prof. Mathur delivered her lecture in the context of globalization, modernity and changing consumer behavior. She narrated different shades and forms of consumer culture in India with formidable insights from her field. For her, Increase in the income level coupled with new forms of convenience of payment has made people to join the bandwagon of mass consumption which, sometimes, offers them status enhancement and a new feeling of self-worth. She argues that new shades of consumer culture is disguised in the form of ‘feel good’ and ‘accommodative’ which, for new entrants to the consumer culture, finds more liberative. In this process, elements of modernity are appropriately placed within the
traditional folds of economic consumption and cultural practices. Prof. P.K. Sahoo added new insights to the debates of consumer culture by arguing that capitalism has adopted new strategies to reach out to the hitherto neglected consumers by novel means of accommodation and recognition. The public lecture was attended by the guest faculties, research scholars and post-graduate students in
large numbers.

25 Jan 2019
Head, Department of Sociology, AU
Special  lecture on ‘Understanding Indian Diaspora: An Overview’
The Department of Sociology, in collaboration with UGC Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), University of Allahabad, organized a special Lecture on “Understanding Indian Diaspora: An Overview” by Prof.Chandrashekhar Bhat, retired professor from the Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad. The lecture was chaired by Prof. R.K Singh, the Dean, Academic Affairs and currently, the director, HRDC, University of Allahabad. Prof. Ashish Saxena, the head Department of Sociology, formally welcomed the gathering and explained about the proceedings of the programme. 
Prof. Bhat began his lecture with a brief history of the socio-cultural contexts in which the indentured labourers explored new economic avenues in different colonies like Surinam, Jamaica, Fiji, Mauritius etc. as early as 1830 and how these sojourns not only altered their economic fortunes but also their cultural perceptions and practices. However, their sense of belongingness with their homeland made them reconnect with their cultural roots through different possibilities including new means of transportation, communication, literature and through new social media. He recalled some of the terminologies used in old diasporic literature like girmitiya, kalapani, boat people etc. to capture the historical pains and cultural strains that the early indentured migrants had taken to reach the unknown land.     
Speaking on the ‘new India diaspora’, Prof. Bhat explained about the way in which globalization of labour and capital has shattered the boundaries of nations and how new technologies have made immigrants to easily connect with their homeland. He invoked the significance of ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ as a new occasion for the Non-resident Indians (NRIs) and People of Indian Origin (PIOs) to effectively engage with their homeland. He hoped that ‘the diaspora connect’ can go a long way for the overseas Indians to participate in the development process in India.     
Dr. Muneer Illath, faculty member in the Department of Sociology, proposed formal vote of thanks. The special lecture was attended by the participants of UGC HRDC Orientation Program as well as by the guest faculties, research scholars and PG students of the Department of sociology. 

29 Oct 2018
National Symposium on ‘Emerging Development Discourse: A Critique’ was organized by Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad on 26th October 2018. The inaugural session began with welcome address by Prof. Ashish Saxena, Head, Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad. Prof. K.S. Mishra, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Allahabad presided the inaugural session. Prof. R.K. Singh, Director, UGC-HRDC, University of Allahabad was the Guest of Honour for the session. An eminent sociologist Prof. Anand Kumar, Senior Fellow, Indian Institute of Advance Studies, Shimla delivered Keynote Address. In his address, Prof. Kumar highlighted the shifting paradigm of development. For him, the paradigm of development has been shifted from growth to inclusive development. He spoke at length on the emerging policies of development especially SAP and LPG initiatives. He identified seven development deficit like governance deficit, financial deficit, democracy deficit and others. Prof. Singh, Guest of Honour, mentioned various aftermaths of development like emergence of various classes in the society in association with a more deprived class. Prof. Mishra emphasized that there is a need to relook at the strategy of development. The session ended with vote of thanks to auspicious gathering by Dr. Muneer Illath, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad.

          There were three symposiums with participation and presentation by Prof. M.P. Dubey, formerly Vice-Chancellor, UPRTOU, Allahabad; Prof. Badri Narayan, Director, GB Pant Institute of Social Science, Jhusi, Allahabad; Prof. Ashok Kaul, Department of Sociology, BHU, Varanasi. Prof. Manmohan Krishna, Department of Economics, University of Allahabad; Prof. S.K. Sharma, Department of English, University of Allahabad; Prof. Manish K Verma, Department of Sociology, BBAU, Lucknow, Prof. Sangeeta Srivastava, Department of Home Science, University of Allahabad; Prof. Ajit K Pandey, Department of Sociology, BHU, Varanasi; and Prof. Debashish Guha, Department of Philosophy, University of Allahabad. Prof. Narayan Srinivasan, CBCS, UoA; Prof. Yogeshwar Tewari, Department of Ancient History, UoA; Prof. Harsh Kumar, Department of History, UoA.

The programme was followed by Valedictory session. It was presided by Prof. I.S.Vishkarma, Chairman, U.P. Higher Education Selection Commission, Allahabad; Prof. S.N.Chaudhury, Rajiv Gandhi Chair professor, Barkatulla University, Bhopal; Prof. I.S.Chauhan, Former Vice-Chancellor, Barkatulla University, Bhopal and also Ex-High Commissioner of India in Fiji. The programme was conducted by Prof. Ashish Saxena and Mr. Sunil Yadav presented formal thanks. The programme was well attended by interdisciplinary faculty, research scholars and students. 

 


20 Sept 2018
The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized its 12th Public Lecture on “TheoreticalAspects of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies: A Critical Analysis by Prof. Bibhuti B. Malik, Professor and formerly Head, Department of Sociology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow on 20th September, 2018 at the lecture hall of the department. The lecture was chaired by Prof. Ashish Saxena, the Head Department of Sociology. Mr. Satish Upadhyay, a guest faculty in the department, welcomed the gathering. Dr. Muneer Illath, faculty member in Department of Sociology, spoke briefly about the milestones and achievements of the Department. Mr. Sunil Kumar Yadav, a guest faculty in the department, presented a brief academic profile of Prof. Malik. On behalf of the research scholars of the department, Mr. Pramod Kumar and Miss Neelu Singh presented a memento to the speaker.
Prof. Bibhuti spoke at length about the layers and forms of social exclusion in India which defeats the cause of a social democracy in the country. Invoking many theoretical models of social exclusion from both western and Indian context, he explained the ways in which exclusion leads to creation of moral underclass which will continue to pose serious threat to social integration. He also narrated with illustrations about the means through which economic exclusion spills over as well as feed into other forms of exclusions, including social and political. By concluding his lecture, Prof. Malik urged the academia to ensure successful implementation of measures of social inclusion by setting examples from their own individual life.    
After a brief question-answer session, Miss. Husna Bano, a guest faculty in the department, proposed formal vote of thanks. The public lecture was attended by faculty members, guest faculties, research scholars and students of the department of sociology and anthropology.

13 Sept 2018

Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, in collaboration with University Placement Cell and Model Career Centre of the Allahabad University and Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership, New Delhi organized a Workshop on Gandhi Fellowship.  In the deliberation session, Prof. Ashish Saxena, Head of Department of Sociology, welcomed the guest and explained how this program could be beneficial for a better interaction with the wider society, especially for generating leadership skills and capacity building. Mr. Shashwat, the placement officer, introduced the outline of the workshop and explained the need of developing alternative career opportunities. Mr. Virendra Gupta, Program Manager, Piramal school of leadership, New Delhi introduced need for Gandhi Fellowship to the students and scholars. He discussed the advantage of these training for empowerment and national-building. Dr. Muneer Illath, Faculty of the department conducted the event, also discussed the merits of the program. MA Students and Research Scholars of the Department attended the workshop. Students raised their queries about the fellowship which was answered by Ms. Swati of Piramal Foundation. The Session ended with vote of thanks by Mr. Durga Prasad on the behalf of the students for organization of workshop. The event was attended by Ms. Husna, Mr. Satish, Mr. Sunil, Dr. Ragini and scholars of the department.  

The department from 2010 has been actively engaged in various academic and research activities including seminars, symposia, field studies, presentation of research papers, publications etc. The department has so far organized Two national seminars (1) India: Post 1990 in collaboration Indian Academy of Social Sciences, on 15-16 August, 2010 (2) Social Movements in Contemporary India: Issues and Concerns, on 5th-6th September, 2011. The proceedings of the social movements’ seminar will be brought out in the form of an edited book. A symposium on Child and Childhood Issues in Developing Countries, (In Collaboration with Federal University, Rio De Janeiro, Barazil) on May 2, 2011. The department also organized a workshop in collaboration with the Department of Psychology on designing curriculum in Rural Health Management Systems in December 2010 involving noted social scientists, health professionals, NGOs and sister institutions of the university. The recent publications of the faculties in the department include edited books (in press) on (1) Village Studies (2) Social Justice and Marginalization. The faculty members of the department also presented articles and research papers on Rural and Agrarian Studies, Social Exclusion and Minority Studies in various national and international seminars. Besides this, a comprehensive reading package for M.A Sociology (Up to Second semester) has been prepared by collecting materials from different libraries and research centers.

Faculty members of the department were involved in teaching Research Methodology course   to M.Com students in the Commerce department of the University. Besides this a faculty member has been regularly teaching the following papers in the department of psychology (1) Indian Society and Culture (2) Social Psychological aspects of Change and Development (3) Ethno methodology: A Field-based Course (4) Qualitative Research Methodology (for Pre-Doctoral programme).

Apart from teaching assignments, faculty members delivered special lectures in refresher courses organized by Lucknow University, Gorakhpur University, (Department of Sociology), Iswar Saran Degree College and University of Allahabad (Dept. of Education).  Faculty has also served as consulting member to the evolution of the MGNREGA Scheme in the state of Uttar Pradesh. A proposal on Child Labour in Hazardous Occupations was prepared which will be carried out in collaboration with the District Magistrate of Rai Bareilly district. The faculties of the department have been extending help to research scholars in other departments and centers like Department of Psychology, Department of Political Science and Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Contemporary Studies.


Seminars/Workshops Conducted by the Department:

S. No.

Name of the Seminar/ workshop/conference

National / International

Dates

Sponsor

 

Speakers

1

‘India – Post 1990’

in collaboration Indian Academy of Social Sciences

National

15-16th August, 2010

-

Prof. Pradeep Bhargava, Prof. R.C.Tripathi and others

2

Child and Childhood Issues in Developing Countries: Some Insights from Brazil and India

Symposium

May 2, 2011

In Collaboration with Federal University, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Prof. C. Ruberiao

3

Refresher Course on ‘Research Methodology in Social sciences’

(Coordinator: Ashish Saxena)

 

National

3-23 December, 2012

UGC

Prof. Partha Nath Mukherji , Prof. Yogesh Atal, Prof. Mark Lindley, Prof. Jean Dreze, Prof. Partha Ghosh,; Prof. H.M Desardia.  & others

4

‘Social Movement in Contemporary India: Issues and Concerns’

National

5th -6th Sept. 2011

-

Prof. Partha Nath Mukherji , Prof. C.S.Bhat, Prof. Debal Singha Roy; Prof. B.K.Pattnaik & others

5.

Role of Educational institution in U.P. in impacting Health concerns of women and children

National

28 July, 2015

U.G.C Unassigned Grant

Prof. Ashok Kaul; Dr. Bobby John, Dr. D.D Pandey, Regional Director,  NIPCCD, U.P.; Dr. Manoj Kumar Shukul, DGM, (MH), SPMU, NHM, U.P.; Dr. Amir Ullah Khan & others

 

Seminars/Workshops/Conferences attended (last 5 years):

Prof. A. Satyanarayana:

  • Organized and attended the one-day workshop on – ‘Role of Educational Institutions in U.P. in Impacting Health Concerns of Women and Children’ on 28th July, 2015.
  • Attended National Seminar by Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society at Department of Sociology, Lucknow University on 20th – 22nd March 2015”.
  • Organized and attended National Seminar on ‘State, Marginality and Empowerment’ organized by Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, University of Allahabad on April 30th – 1st May 2015.
  • Resource person for ICSSR Workshop on “Research Methodology in Social Sciences” at H.S Gaur Vishvidalaya, Sagar, 2015.
  • Resource person for ICSSR Workshop on “Research Methodology in Social Sciences” at Lucknow University, 2015.
  • Resource person and Advisory committee for ASC, DDU University, Gorakhpur, 2015.
  • Attended National Seminar and resource person for the seminar organized by M.G. Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi, 2015.
  • Resource person for Education department at S.S. Khanna College, Allahabad, 2015.
  • Resource person for at Hamidia girls degree college, Allahabad, 2015.
  • Resource person for Workshop on “Research Methodology in Social Sciences” organized by Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, BHU, Varanasi, 28th January, 2016.
  • Attended National Seminar on ‘Ambedkar and Modernity in Global era’ organized by CSSS, JNU, New Delhi on 17 – 18th March, 2016

 

Prof. Ashish Saxena:

  • Organized and attended the one-day workshop on – ‘Role of Educational Institutions in U.P. in Impacting Health Concerns of Women and Children’ on 28th July, 2015.
  • Attended National Seminar by Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society at Department of Sociology, Lucknow University on 20th – 22nd March 2015 and presented paper in symposium on “Culture and Development among Gujjar Community in Global Era: A Subaltern Narrative of the Semi-Nomadic Tribes in Jammu and Kashmir State ”.
  • Attended National Seminar on ‘State, Marginality and Empowerment’ organized by Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies, University of Allahabad on April 30th – 1st May 2015 and presented paper entitled: “Elementary education and the marginalized in the J&K state: The critique of implementation of SSA in Jammu state”.
  • Attended National Symposium on ‘Transformations and Transitions of the Rural in India: Mapping Trajectories, Analysing Challenges and Possibilities’ organized by G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Allahabad on 18th – 20th December, 2015 and presented a paper on ‘Economic reforms and the Concerns for Marginals: Opportunities and Challenges from rural India’’.
  • Attended National Seminar on ‘Globalization, Media and Culture: Issues and Perspectives’ organized by Department of Sociology, DDU University, Gorakhpur on 29th - 30th February 2016 and presented a paper on ‘Media, Globalization and the Transnationalism of Dalit identity ’.
  • Attended National Seminar on ‘Social ecology and environment movement’ organized by Department of Sociology, Lucknow University on October 13th – 14th 2015 and presented paper entitled: “Religiousity, environmental movement and green pilgrimage: an analysis of kumbh mela at prayag”.
  • Attended National Seminar organized by Sulabh International Centre for Action Sociology, New Delhi on 19h -20th November, 2015 and presented paper tiltled Debating implications of sanitation transformation in global era: a critical analysis of sanitation status in India’’.
  • Resource Person for Refresher Course on ‘Disaster and Risk Management’  organized by Academic Staff College, University of Allahabad, 18th January, 2016 and delivered lecture on ‘Disaster management and Rehabilitation Policies: A Sociological Appraisal’
  • Resource person for Workshop on “Research Methodology in Social Sciences” organized by Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, BHU, Varanasi, 28th January, 2016.
  • Resource person for Refresher Course on “Teachers Education in India’ organized by Dept. of Education, University of Allahabad, 5-7th February, 2016 and delivered on Sociological aspects of Globalization and Marginalized sections.
  • Resource person and ICSSR observer for the Capacity Building Programme for MGKVP, Varanasi, 17-18, Feb. 2016.
  • Attended National Seminar on ‘Ambedkar and Modernity in Global era’ organized by CSSS, JNU, New Delhi on 17 – 18th March, 2016 and presented a paper on ‘Locating Modernity in the works of Ambedkar’’.
  • Attended National Seminar on ‘Most Marginalized in the Global era’ organized by G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Allahabad on 24-25th March, 2016 and presented a paper on ‘State initiatives and Dalits in Jammu region’’.
  • Attended Workshop by Sociological Research Unit, Indian Statistical Unit, Giridih on 6-7th Feburary, 2017 and delivered lecture on “State Policies for Weaker Section in Jammu and Kashmir”.
  • Attended Golden Jubilee  of ISSA at BHU Varanasi on ‘Rethinking Development’ on February, 2017 and delivered D.P.Mukherji Memorial lecture on “Envisioning new pathways of development: a critique of modernity, synergies and contradictions in India”.

 

Dr. Muneer Illatah:

  • Organized and attended the one-day workshop on – ‘Role of Educational Institutions in U.P. in Impacting Health Concerns of Women and Children’ on 28th July, 2015.
  • Attended International conference on ‘Diaspora and transnationalism’ organized by India international centre, New Delhi on Feburary 20-21, 2016 and presented paper on Gulf migration in Kerala.
  • Delivered invited lecture at Centre for women studies on ‘Status of women in Islam and muslim societies’ on 17th August, 2016.
  • Delivered public lecture at GB Pant SSI, Jhusi on ‘Prospects and challenges of Kerala model of development, on 21st September, 2016

Dr. Subhasis Sahoo:

  • Attended the one-day workshop on – ‘Role of Educational Institutions in U.P. in Impacting Health Concerns of Women and Children’ on 28th July, 2015.
  • Attended All India Sociological Conference at KIIT, Bhubaneswar on 27-29th December, 2015 and presented paper on the issue of Ethics, Science and Technology’’.

 

 

Notice

30 Oct 2019

Chairman, Examination Committee, Department of Sociology, AU
Second Examination of M.A. Sociology IVth Semester      
Paper Name of the Paper Course Code Date of Examinations Time Teacher in- Charge Venue
I Sociological Research: Logical and Philosophical Issues SOC-508 25.11.2019 10:30 a.m - 01:30.p.m Dr. Muneer Illath Classroom of Department of Sociology, FCIBuilding
II Sociology of Health and Illness SOC-560 26.11.2019 10:30 a.m - 01:30.p.m Dr. Muneer Illath
III Social Movements  SOC-561 27.11.2019 10:30 a.m - 01:30.p.m Dr. Subhasis Sahoo
IV Rural Sociology SOC-562 28.11.2019 10:30 a.m - 01:30.p.m Dr. Ashish Saxena

13 Sept 2019
Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
Final result of CRET 2019: Keeping in view the annouced seat and the subsequent interview in department of Sociology, the competent authorities have duly approved the final result of the selected candidate for D.Phil admission in Sociology,The final result is as follows:
S. No. Name & Category Result
01 ADITYA MISHRA Selected UR 1
02 NAINSI Selected UR 2
03 ROHIT PATEL Selected UR 3
04 KASHIF ALI Selected UR 4
05 POONAM DWIVEDI Selected UR 5
06 NEHA MEHROTRA Selected UR 6 (PH)
07 ANKUR KUMAR PANDEY Selected UR 7
08 NEETU SHUKLA Selected UR 8
09 PRATIBHA GUPTA (OBC) Selected OBC 1
10 KAUSAR (OBC) Selected OBC 2
11 AKANSHA GUPTA (OBC) Selected OBC 3
12 GULAFSHAN (OBC) Selected OBC 4
13 AUDHESH KUMAR (SC) Selected SC 1
14 (SC) VACANT Vacant 1
15 (ST) VACANT Vacant 1
-- -- --
1 PRATIBHA GUPTA UR WL 1
2 RAJENDRA PRATAP SINGH OBC WL 1
The above selected candidates are requested to contact the office of the department accordingly

16 August 2019

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
Keeping in view the previous annoucement of CRET-2019 in department of Sociology, date 06/08/2019, this is to inform that shortlisted candidates, who have submitted relevant documents are hereby requested to bring original document and attend the interview on 20th August 2019 at10:30 am in the Deptt. of sociology. For further clarification, the candidates are advised to see the department notice board.There will be no further consideration of any CRET 2019 candidates after it.

14 August 2019

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
This is to inform following qualified candidates for Level II Test of the CRET 2019  in the Department of sociology,University of Allahabad and having computed marks of 150 (General), 135 (OBC), 143 (SC), all qualified ST Category candidates and all thsose exempted from the Level I Test are hereby requestedto submit their forms along with documents (sellf-attested)  academic, category, Aadhar card, other relevant certificates and 6 (six) copies of their Rdesearch Proposal in the office of the Department latest by August 16th , 2019 till 5:00pm Research proposal should not exceed 3000 words. All eligible candidates would have to prepare a power point presentation ( Not more than eight slides) based) on their Research Proposal and present it during personal interview.An employed candidate for admission to the Ph.D. programme should submit a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from his/her employer. The admission will be strictly based on merit and prescribed seats in respective categories

06 August 2019

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
This is to inform following qualified candidates for Level II Test of the CRET 2019  in the Department of sociology,University of Allahabad and having computed marks of 150 (General), 135 (OBC), 143 (SC), all qualified ST Category candidates and all thsose exempted from the Level I Test are hereby requestedto submit their forms along with documents (sellf-attested)  academic, category, Aadhar card, other relevant certificates and 6 (six) copies of their Rdesearch Proposal in the office of the Department latest by August 16th , 2019 till 5:00pm Research proposal should not exceed 3000 words. All eligible candidates would have to prepare a power point presentation ( Not more than eight slides) based) on their Research Proposal and present it during personal interview.An employed candidate for admission to the Ph.D. programme should submit a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from his/her employer. The admission will be strictly based on merit and prescribed seats in respective categories

25 July 2019

Chairman, M.A. Admission Committee (2019-20), Department of Sociology, AU:
The candidates who are seeking admission to MA Sociology under the non subject category are required to report to the admission Cell, Department of Sociology, FCI Building (New Academic complex) till 29th July 2019 at 10:00am to 1:00pm, subject to fulfillment of the following requirements.
  1. Candidates who have oopted for Non subject in sociology with the prescribed criteria of the PGAT 2019 as well as the Department shall only be entertained for admission .
  2. The candidates should have passed B.A. in relevant disciplines of social sciences.
  3. Admission shall be strictly based on merit and availability of seats.

23 July 2019

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
The class work of M.A. 1st semester (2019-20) will commence w.e.f. 25th July 2019 at 10:00am (Orientation class) . the detailed time-table and other formalities canbe obtained from the office of the department.

22 July 2019

Chairman, M.A. Admission Committee (2019-20), Department of Sociology AU:

The candidates who have secured  129.20 and above marks in Unreserved (UR) category, 108 and above marks in OBC category, 1 and All candidates of Scheduled tribe (ST), PH and Sports Quota categories are hereby required to report to the admission cell, Department of Sociology, FCI Building (New Academic Complex) till 25th July 2019 between 10:00am to 1:00pm with all original certificates and mark sheets, passport size photographs and other relevant documents as per the admission norms. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.

18 July 2019

Chairman, P.G. Admission Committee-2019, Department of Sociology,AU:

Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2019-20, Based on the result of post Gradate Admission Test (PGAT2019) ADMISSION for M.A. (Sociology) for the session 2019-20 is being held in the admission Room of the Department of Sociology Located in FCI Building,(New Academic Complex),  Unisversity of Allahabad. The candidates who have secured 129.20 and above marks (in sociology ) in Unreserved (UR) category and 117.80  and above marks in EWS Category, and all candidates of Scheduled Tribe (ST), PH and Sports quota are hereby required to report to the admission Cell, Department of Sociology, till 24th july 2019 between 10:00am to 01:00pm with all orginal Certificates and marksheets, Passport size Photographsand other relevant documents asper the admission norms. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit

15 July 2019

Chairman, P.G. Admission Committee-2019, Department of Sociology,AU:

Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2019-20, Based on the result of post Gradate Admission Test (PGAT2019) ADMISSION for M.A. (Sociology) fro the session 2019-20 will commence w.e.f. 8th July 2019 (Monday) between 10:00am to 01:00pm in the admission Room of the Department of Sociology Located in FCI Building,(New Academic Complex),  Unisversity of Allahabad. The candidates who have secured, 108 and above Marks in OBC category, 118 and above marks in EWS Category, and all candidates of ST, Employee   ward candidates are hereby required to report to the admission Cell, Department of Sociology, till 19th july 2019 between 10:00am to 01:00pm with all orginal Certificates and marksheets, Passport size Photographsand other relevant documents asper the admission norms. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.

10 July 2019

Chairman, M.A. Admission Committee (2019-20), Department of Sociology AU:

Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2019-20 Session: Based on the result of post Graduate Admission Test (PGAT-2019), admission for M.A. (Sociology) for the session 2019-20 has commenced on 08 July, 2019 (Monday) in the Admission room of the Department of Sociology located in  FCI building (New Academic Complex), University of Allahabad.

The candidates who have secured  130 and above marks in Unreserved (UR) category, 120and above marks in OBC category, 104 and above marks in Scheduled Caste (SC) category and all Scheduled tribe (ST) category and Employee Ward categories are hereby required to report to the admission cell, Department of Sociology, till 16th July 2019 between 10:00am to 1:00pm with all original certificates and mark sheets, passport size photographs and other relevant documents as per the admission norms. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.

08 July 2019

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
The class work for M.A. 3rd semester sociology (session 2019-20) will start w.e.f. 10th July 2019. The student are required to do the needful formalities and registration process in the office of the department. The detailed time-table is displayed on the Notice Board.

05 July 2019

Chairman, M.A. Admission Committee (2019-20), Department of Sociology AU:

Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2019-20 Session: Based on the result of post Graduate Admission Test (PGAT-2019), admission for M.A. (Sociology) for the session 2019-20 will commence w.e.f. 08 July, 2019 (Monday)between 10:00am  to 1:00pm in the Admission room of the Department of Sociology located in  FCI building (New Academic Complex), University of Allahabad.

The candidates who have secured  140 and above marks in Unreserved (UR) category, 112 and above marks in Scheduled Caste (SC) category and all Scheduled tribe (ST) category and Employee Ward candidates are hereby required to report to the admission cell, Department of Sociology, till 11th July 2019 between 10:00am to 1:00pm with all original certificates and mark sheets, passport size photographs and other relevant documents as per the admission norms. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.

07 May 2019

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
Keeping in view the Assembly Election 2019, the Viva Voce Examination (Course Code SOC-532) of remaining constituent colleges for MA 2nd  Semester (Sociology) earlier scheduled on 11/05/2019 will be now held in the Department as follows. Venue: Department of Sociology, FCI Complex University of ALLAHABAD
The Revised schedule of Viva Voce Examination:
S.No. Date Time Name of the college Course code
1. 14/5/2019 10:30am CMP Deggree College SOC 532
2. 14/05/2019 12:30PM Iswar Saran Degree College SOC 532

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
The classes of M.A. IInd and IVth semester (Sociology) will commence w.e.f. 07 January 2019 all stdents are requested to needful formalities. The detailed Time Table is Dispalyed on the Notice Board.

10 Dec 2018

Coordinator, Examination Committee Department of Sociology, AU:
Keeping in view the Viva voce Examination of the Second Examination (Ex-students), the candidate woth Roll No. 1843267 (AU) IVth Semester and 1843323 (ISD) IVth semester are requested to attend the Viva-Voce along with their Project Report on 17th December 2018 in the Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad at 10:30am.

29 Oct 2018

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
Please find enclosed the tentative schedule of Second Examination of M.A. Sociology  4TH semester for your kind information and necessary action. The Examination will be held in the classrooms of Department of Sociology, FCI Building University of Allahabad. The schedule of the examination is given below.
Paper
Name of the paper
Course code
Date
Time
I
Sociological Research logical and philosophical Issues
SOC 508
01/11/2018
10:30AM TO 1:30PM
II
Sociology of Health and IIIness
SOC 560
02/11/2018
10:30AM TO 1:30PM
III
Social Movements
SOC-561
03/11/2018
10:30AM TO 1:30PM
IV
Rural Sociology
SOC 562
05/11/2018
10:30AM TO 1:30PM
 

09 Oct 2018

Head, Department of Sociology, AU
Kepping in view the announced One (1) seat in sociology for CRET 2018 and interview conducted by the DPC accordingly, the competent authority has apporoved the following candidates for the D.Phil Admission in Sociology in 2018
S.No       Candidates Name     Mother Name
  1.           Bhagyashree Ojha     Sheela Ojha
The above mention candidate required to contact the Department, immediately for further action. 

25 Sept 2018

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:

As per the announcement of the list of selected candidates for CRET 2018 in Sociology, provided by the Director, Admission, the D.Phil Admission Committee of the Department had announced the shortlisted candidates and were requested to submit their academic and category documents within the stipulated time.those candidates who fulfil the eligibility conditions and have submitted their relevant documents within the stipulated time are hereby required to attend the Level II TEST (Department interview) scheduled to be held on 28th September 2018 at 1:00pm with their synopsis, certificates and other relevant documents in original. Selection of the candidates will be strictly based on merit and number of seats available.

18 Sept 2018

Head, Department of Sociology, AU
“Dr. Subhasis Sahoo, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad has been conferred with  Excellence Award  for his research paper “Would You Mind If We Record This?” by the School of Environmental Sciences (SES), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Indian Nano-Biologists Association (INBA) at JNU, New Delhi on 15 September 2018.
डॉ० शुभाशीष साहू, सहायक प्रोफेसर, समाजशास्त्र विभाग, इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय को अपने शोध पत्र “Would You Mind If We Record This?” के लिए स्कूल ऑफ एनवायरनमेंटल साइंसेज (एसईएस), जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय (जेएनयू ) और भारतीय नैनो-जीवविज्ञानी संघ (आईएनबीए) द्वारा 15 सितंबर 2018 को जेएनयू, नई दिल्ली में उत्कृष्टता पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया है.

14 Sept 2018

Head, Departement of Sociology, AU:
As per the announcement of the list of selected candidates for CRET 2018 in Sociology, Provided by the Director, Admission, the following shortlisted candidates are hereby requested to submit their academic and category documents (self- attested) along with 3 copies of research proposal (Synopsis) in the office of the Department on or before 17th September, 2018 till 5:00pm Candidates who fulfil the eligibility conditions and submit their desired documents within the stipulated time will only be called for the Level II Test (Department interview) scheduled on 19th September 2018 the shortlisted candidates are advised to be in touch with the department for further information.

 


10 September 2018

Head, Department of Sociology, AU

The list of selected candidates for CRET-2018 in Sociology, provided by the Director Admission, the following shortlisted candidate are hereby requested to submit their academic and category document (self-attested) along with 3 copies of research proposal (synopsis) in the office of the Department on or before 17th September 2018 till 05:00pm.

Candidates who fulfill the eligibility condition and submit their desires documents within the stipulated time will only be called for the levelII test (Department interview) tentatively scheduled in the third week of septmber,2018. the shortlisted candidate are advised to be in touch with the Department for further Infirmationf

Shortlisted from CRET Exam
Shortlisted from CRET Exam
S. No Roll No Application Number Candidates Name Mother Name
1 902015 9065841 Bhagyashree Ojha Sheela Ojha
2 902045 9137394 Varsha Singh Archana Singh
  JRF Candidates
S. No Roll No Application Number Candidates Name Mother Name
1 903267 9158570 Ankita Dubey Geeta Dubey
2 903268 9163664 Babita Tiwari Asha Tiwari
3 903269 9162184 PoonamDwivedi Rekha Dwivedi
4 903270 9163585 Priya Mishra Manju Mishra
5 903271 9158906 Reenu Patel Prabhawati Devi
6 903272 9080958 Shraddha Srivastava Manorama Srivastava
7 903289 9163566 Sukarna Katiyar Meena Katiyar
8 903329 9165071 Meera Devi Pushpa Yadav
 

14 August 2018

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
All registered scholars of the department are directed to be present in the department for the presentation of their annual progress on 21st August 2018 from 10:00 am onwards. Scholars are required to bring the relevant documents for due verification

31 July 2018

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
The class work for M.A.-Ist semester 2018 will commence w.e.f. 01.08.2018 at 10:00 am. All the students who have taken admission in M.A.-Ist  semester 2018 are directed to attend the class as per time table

30 July 2018

Chairman, M.A. Admission Committee (2018-19), Department of Sociology AU:
Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2018-19 Session:    
The candidates with the following Category/criteria are hereby required to report for counseling to the Admission cell, Department of Sociology between 9:30am to 1:00pm on or before 2nd August 2018, with all original certificates and mark sheets, passport size photographs and other relevant documents as per the admission norms. 
  •  All Scheduled Tribe (ST), Employee Waard (EW), PH and Sports Quota Candidates whose name is figured in the merit list of M.A. Sociology
  •  The Non-Subject candidates who had opted Sociology and secured 73.00 and above marks in General Category, 65.00 and above marks in OBC category
Only candidates with a B.A Degree with first class (60% and above marks) are eligible for admission to M.A Sociology in Non-Subject category
 

27 July 2018

Chairman, M.A. Admission Committee (2018-19), Department of Sociology AU:
Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2018-19 Session:    
The candidates with the following Category/criteria are hereby required to report for counseling to the Admission cell, Department of Sociology between 9:30am to 1:00pm on or before 1st August 2018, with all original certificates and mark sheets, passport size photographs and other relevant documents as per the admission norms. 
  •  Candidates who have secured 51.00 and above marks  in Schedule Caste (SC) category
  •  All Scheduled Tribe (ST), Employee Waard (EW), PH and Sports Quota Candidates whose name is figured in the merit list of M.A. Sociology
  •  The Non-Subject candidates who had opted Sociology and secured 85.00 and above marks in General Category, 78.00 and above marks in OBC category
Only candidates with a B.A Degree with first class (60% and above marks) are eligible for admission to M.A Sociology in Non-Subject category
 

25 July 2018

Chairman, P.G. Admission Department of Sociology, AU:
All Scheduled Tribe (ST), Employee Waard (EW), PH and Sports Quota whose name is figured in the merit list of M.A. Sociology and  Non subject candidates who had opted Sociology and secured 99.90 and above marks in General,  96.20 and above marks in OBC Category are hereby required to report to the admission cell, Department of Sociology between 9:30am to 01:00pm  on before 27th July 2018 with all original certificates and mark sheet, passport size photograph and othe relevant documents as per the admission norms.  Only candidates with a B.A. Degree with first class (60% and above marks) are eligible for admission to M.A. Sociology in Non subject category.The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.

24 July 2018

Chairman, P.G. Admission Department of Sociology, AU:
All Scheduled Tribe (ST), Employee Waard (EW), PH and sports quota whose name is figured in the merit list of M.A. Sociology  Non subject candidates who have secured 99.90 and above marks in General,  96.20 and above marks in OBC Category, are hereby required to report to the admission cell, Department of Sociology between 9:30am to 01:00pm  on before 27th July 2018 with all original certificates and mark sheet, passport size photograph and othe relevant documents as per the admission norms.  Only candidates with a B.A. Degree with first class (60% and above marks) are eligible for admission to M.A. Sociology in Non subject category.The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.

23 July 2018

Chairman, M.A. Admission Committee (2018-19), Department of Sociology AU:
Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2018-19 Session
The Non-Subject candidates who had opted Sociology and secured 99.90 and above marks in General Category, 96.20 and above marks in OBC category are hereby required to report to the Admission cell, Department of Sociology between 9:30am to 1:00pm on or before 26th July 2018, with all original certificates and mark sheets, passport size photographs and other relevant documents as per the admission norms.Only candidates with a B.A Degree with first class (60% and above marks) are eligible for admission to M.A Sociology in Non-Subject category
 

20 July 2018

Chairman, M.A. Admission Committee (2018-19), Department of Sociology AU:
Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2018-19 Session
The candidates who have secured 64.00 and above marks (in sociology) in OBC category, 58.00 and above marks in scheduled Caste (SC) category and 46.50 and above marks in scheduled tribe (ST) category are hereby required to report to the Admission cell, Department of Sociology between 9:30am to 1:00pm on or before 25th July 2018, with all original certificates and mark sheets, passport size photographs and other relevant documents as per the admission norms. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.
 

17 July 2018

Chairman, M.A. Admission Committee (2018-19), Department of Sociology AU:
Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2018-19 Session
The candidates who have secured 66.50 and above marks (in sociology) in OBC category, 62.55 and above marks in scheduled Caste (SC) category and 46.50 and above marks in scheduled tribe (ST) category are hereby required to report to the Admission cell, Department of Sociology between 9:30am to 1:00pm on or before 20th July 2018, with all original certificates and mark sheets, passport size photographs and other relevant documents as per the admission norms. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.

16 July 2018

Chairman, M.A. Admission Committee (2018-19), Department of Sociology AU:

Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2018-19 SessionBased on the result of post Graduate Admission Test (PGAT-2018), admission for M.A. (Sociology) for the session 2018-19 will commence w.e.f. July 13 (Friday), 2018 between 09:30am  to 1:00pm in the Admission room of the Department of Sociology located in  FCI building (New Academic Complex), University of Allahabad.

The candidates who have secured  73 and above marks in General category, 65 and above marks in scheduled Caste (SC) category and 46.50 and above marks in scheduled tribe (ST) category are hereby required to report to the Admission cell, Department of Sociology between 9:30am to 1:00pm on or before 19th July 2018, with all original certificates and mark sheets, passport size photographs and other relevant documents as per the admission norms. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.
 

12 July 2018

Chairman, M.A. Admission Committee (2018-19), Department of Sociology AU:

Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2018-19 Session: Based on the result of post Graduate Admission Test (PGAT-2018), admission for M.A. (Sociology) for the session 2018-19 will commence w.e.f. July 13 (Friday), 2018 between 09:30am  to 1:00pm in the Admission room of the Department of Sociology located in  FCI building (New Academic Complex), University of Allahabad.

The candidates who have secured  73 and above marks in General category, 65 and above marks in scheduled Caste (SC) category and 46.50 and above marks in scheduled tribe (ST) category are hereby required to report to the admission cell, Department of Sociology between 9:30am to 1:00pm with all original certificates and mark sheets, passport size photographs and other relevant documents as per the admission norms. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.
 

02 July 2018

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
The class work for M.A. 3rd semester 2018 will commence w.e.f. 03.07.2018 and the time table is displayed on the Notice Board. All the students of M.A. 3rd semester are directed to attend the class as per time table.
 

20 April 2018

Head, Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized the 9th Public Lecture on The Cobra-Women of North India: A metamorphosis of gender roles” by distinguished scholar Marriane Sarah Saulnier, Department of Anthropology, University of Montreal, Canada. The lecture was chaired by Prof. Ashish Saxena, Head, Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, who formally welcomed the distinguished guests and explained about the proceedings of the programme. Dr. Muneer Illath, faculty of the department discussed the about the milestones and achievements of the department. It was followed by the lecture by Ms. Marriane. She discussed the artistic expression as a site of negotiation and transformation of the roles associated with men and women. As an ethnographer she discussed dance of Gypsy women in North India: the cobra dance of Rajasthan.

She emphasized as the profession of cobra-charmer is now illegal in India, a female dancer now personifies the snake. In North India, access to the public sphere has been the prerogative of men for a long time, thus limiting the emergence of women in the artistic fields and confining them to one-dimensional roles often associated with sexuality. Using an anthropological analysis based on actual fieldwork in India (2017-18), this presentation sheds light on the transgression of social taboos through this dance and points to the constantly mutating process of identity construction among Kalbeliya women in the traditional rural Rajasthan. Based on a systematic dance analysis and various interviews, this perspective allows us to understand how the dancer Kalbeliya not only gave birth to a new image of women, but also encouraged the emergence of a new role hitherto inexistent among the Gypsies women.

Dr. Shailendra Mishra, faculty member in Department of Anthropology proposed the formal vote of thanks. The session ended with queries and discussions by the participants. It was attended by the faculty, guest faculties, research scholars and students of sociology, anthropology and allied discipline of social sciences.


19 March 2018

Head, Department of Sociology, AU
Mid- Term Test:
 
Title of the Course
Date of Examination Time
IInd Semester IVth Semester    
Development of Sociology in India Rural Sociology: Indian Perspective 23.03.2018 10.00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Modern Sociological Theories Social Movements in India 01:00 P.M. - 03:00 P.M. 
Sociology of Development Sociology of Health and Illness 26.03.2018 10.00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Political Sociology Sociological Research: Logical and Philosophical Issues 01:00 P.M. - 03:00 P.M. 

End-Semester Examination(2017-2018)

Semester Title of the Course Course Code Date of Examination Time
       M.A IInd Semester 2017-18
II Modern Sociological Theories SOC-505 01.05.2018 11 a.m - 02.p.m
II Development of Sociology in India SOC-506 03.05.2018 11 a.m - 02.p.m
II Sociology of Development SOC-551 05.05.2018 11 a.m - 02.p.m
II Political Sociology SOC-552 08.05.2018 11 a.m - 02.p.m
II Viva based on field-based study SOC-532 10.05.2018 11 a.m - 03.p.m
  M.A IVnd Semester 2017-18
IV Sociological Research: Logical and Philosophical Issues SOC-508 27.04.2018 11 a.m - 02.p.m
IV Sociology of Health and Illness SOC-560 02.05.2018 11 a.m - 02.p.m
IV Social Movements in India SOC-561 04.05.2018 11 a.m - 02.p.m
IV Rural Sociology SOC-562 07.05.2018 11 a.m - 02.p.m
IV Viva based on field-based study SOC-534 09.05.2018 11 a.m - 03.p.m
 

22 Feb 2018

Head, Department of Sociology, AU
                                            Three-day Workshop on Soft Skills Enhancement
Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, in collaboration with University Placement Cell and Model Career Centre of the Allahabad University, organized a three-day workshop on ‘Soft Skills Enhancement’ from 21-23 February, 2018, for students and research scholars of the department. In the inaugural session, Mr. Shashwat, the placement officer, introduced the outline of the program and explained the need of developing soft skills in the era of heightened competition. Prof. Ashish Saxena, the head of Department of Sociology, explained how this program could be beneficial for a better interaction with the wider society. Dr. Muneer Illath, a faculty member in the department, also discussed the merits of the program. The event was attended by trainers of the Career Centre and students, research scholars and guest faculties of the department.
 

02 Feb 2018

Head, Department of Sociology, AU
UGC-HRDC University of Allahabad conducted its Valedictory session for the 118th Orientation course on 1st February 2018.The course was attended by around 50 teacher participants across states of various university and colleges.  The program was blessed with the presence of Dean, Research development AU prof. R K P Singh, Director, HRDC prof. R.K Singh and course coordinator prof. Ashish Saxena. The event incorporated by lecture by Dr.khan, Dr. Subhash, Dr.  Kaushik and other scientists on water concerns and followed by distribution of certificate to participants. The program was supported by efficient staff of HRDC. AU

12 Jan 2018

Dr. Subhasis Sahoo, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, AU
“Dr. Subhasis Sahoo, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad has been conferred with the prestigious  Professor Radha Kamal Mukherjee Young Social Scientist Award 2017-18  on January 07, 2018 at Indore”. 
डा0 शुभाशीष साहू, सहायक प्रोफेसर, समाजशास्त्र विभाग, इलाहाबाद​ ​विश्वविद्यालय को अति प्रतिष्ठित " प्रोफेसर राधाकमल मुखर्जी युवा​ ​समाजवैज्ञानिक पुरष्कार​ ​2017-18 " से इन्दौर में दिनांक 07 जनवरी 2018 को  सम्मानित किया गया |

03 Jan 2018

Head, Department of Sociology, AU
The class work of M.A - IInd and IVth semester (Sociology) will commence from 02nd January 2018. Students kindly see the detailed Time-Table on the Notice Board for attending the classes

31 Oct 2017

Head, Department of Sociology, AU

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas


On the Occasion of Celebrating ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ on 31st October, 2017, the Birth Centenary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Department of Sociology organized  a debate on the theme “Indian Unity and the Contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel”. The event begins with the interdisciplinary participation of students and scholar of the department Sociology and allied department. They throw light on the life sketch, works and significant contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The occasion was followed by the discussion and remarks of distinguished departmental and allied faculty including Prof. Ashish Saxena, Dr. Rahul Patel, Dr. Khirod Maharana, Dr. Munir Illath, Dr. Subhasis Sahoo, Dr. Sanjay, Ms. Husna Bano, Mr. S.K. Upadhaya and others. The deliberation included the academic understanding, Inclusive representation, integrating forces and nation-building. The deliberation included the relevance of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in historical and contemporary scenario. The distinguished participants were offered books on the relevant field as a token of appreciation. The programme ended with summing-up session and formal vote of thanks by Prof. Ashish Saxena, Head, Department of Sociology to the distinguished faculty of Anthropology, Sociology and student fraternity gracing the said event.   

 

14 September 2017

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
The Dewang Mehta National Education Awards is India's largest Education Awards.  On its 25TH SILVER JUBILEE YEAR IN 2017,  the Grand celebration took place at hotel Taj, Lucknow and Dy. Chief Minister of U.P. honorable Prof Dinesh Sharma was the chief guest of the event. On this occasion I.e. 14th September 2017,  Prof. Ashish Saxena, Head, Dept of Sociology, University of Allahabad got the Award for Best Professor of Sociology and Certificate of Merit by Honorable Dy. Chief Minister for academic excellence in Education field under the EDUCATION LEADERSHIP AWARD category.

08 Sep 2017

Head, Department of Sociology, AU
Public lecture on “Changing Paradigms of Development: A Critical Review” on 8 September, 2017
On September 8, 2017 the Department of Anthropology and Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, jointly organized a public lecture in the New Academic Building. The topic for the lecture was “Changing Paradigms of Development: A Critical Review”. The invited speaker was Prof. D. N. Jena, former Vice Chancellor of Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar. Prof Shekhar Adhikari, Dean, College Development Cell, AU graced the occasion by chairing the programme. Dr. Prashant Khattri, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, compeered the entire programme.  Prof. Ashish Saxena, the Head of the Department initiated the discussion by raising some of the very contemporary and crucial debates in the domain of development. Dr. Muneer Illath, Department of Sociology presented a brief introduction to the Department. Then Dr. Khirod Ch. Moharana introduced the distinguished speaker to the house by highlighting his academic and administrative achievements. Prof. Jena presented his talk in a very lively and interactive method and the students participated in the entire talk enthusiastically. He began with the Nehruvian model of Development in our country by highlighting various plans and schemes during the 1950s. Eventually he brought out, in a very lucid manner, the pitfalls of economics-oriented development. He argued that development in true sense cannot be quantified. By citing examples from the kind of development that is happening in Odisha Prof. Jena reiterated that we are creating underdevelopment in the name of development. He used the word “Vinash” to highlight the consequences of use-and-throw mode of policy making. Most often the policy makers are far away from the ground reality and as a result the development planning and pragrammes become utter failures. Finally the speaker talked about human development and how the new paradigms of development are becoming human-centred. Then Prof. Adhikari presented his brief deliberation on development issues and how human security is a crucial matter in development. He argued that national security and human security can be considered as the means of development today. Then there were queries from the audiences which were answered by the speaker. Finally Dr. Rahul Patel presented the vote of thanks. The lecture was attended by faculty members, research scholars, and students of the social science discipline.
 

07 Sep 2017

Head, Department of Sociology, AU
    PUBLIC LECTURE
 
Organized by
 
Department of Anthropology & Department of Sociology,
University of Allahabad

TOPIC: “CHANGING PARADIGMS OF DEVELOPMENT:  A CRITICAL REVIEW”

Orator: Prof. D.N. JENA,  
Former V.C., UTKAL UNIVERSITY OF CULTURE
 
                                                                 Chair: Prof. Shekhar Adhikari,
    Dean, College Development Cell, University of Allahabad
 
DATE    : 08/09/2017
TIMING   :  11:00 A.M.
VENUE    :  L.L.T.7- F.C.I COMPLEX, UNIVERSITY OF ALLAHABAD
 

04 September 2017

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
Keeping in view the announced 2 seats in Sociology for CRET 2017 and Interview by the DPC, the competent authority has approved the following candidates for the D.Phil admission in Sociology.

S.NO.

Selected Candidates for CRET 2017

1.

Shalini Yadav D/o R N  Yadav

2.

Shivami Jaiswal D/o L K Jaiswal

The above mentioned candidates are required to cantact the Department immediately for further action.


30 August 2017

Head, Department of Sociology, AU
Public lecture on “Traversing the age of crisis: A need of alternative modernity”

The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized the 7th Public Lecture on “Traversing the age of crisis: A need of alternative modernity by Prof. Ashok Kaul, a senior professor at the Department of Sociology, BHU, Varanasi. The lecture was chaired by Prof. K.S. Mishra, the Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Allahabad. Dr. Shailendra Mishra, faculty member in Department of Anthropology welcomed the gathering. Prof. Ashish Saxena, the head Department of Sociology formally welcomed the distinguished guests and explained about the proceedings of the programme. Dr. Muneer Illath, faculty member in Department of Sociology spoke briefly about the milestones and achievements of the Department. Dr. Subhasis Sahoo from Department of Sociology, offered a brief academic profile of Prof. Kaul. Prof. Heramb Chaturvedi, the head department of history acted as discussant for the event.

Prof. Kaul delivered his lecture in the context of globalization, modernity and crisis. He narrated different shades and forms of crises which emerged as identity crisis and social crisis as he explained identity crisis emerged due to modernity or globalization era where people started interrogating the traditional hierarchies of power and prestige. In this context people began to ask who I am I? and what I am ? etc.


Although modernity had brought a way of thinking that after adopting this way of life many problems of the society can be solved which although eventually did not materialize. In short, linking the unholy nexus between globalization and modernity he claimed that “Sama ke sar pe duwa jo tab thi, wo abh bhi hein” which hinted that there was a no structural change that has occurred even after embracing modernity.

Prof. Heramb Chaturvedi, the head department of history and Prof. KS Mishra, the Dean, faculty of Arts offered some insightful remarks about the lecture. After a brief question answer session, Dr. Prashant Khatri, a faculty member in Department of Anthropology, proposed vote of thanks. Many dignitaries including Prof. D.R Sahu, the head Department of Sociology at Lucknow University, Dr. Krishna Banerji, Dr. Rahul Patel, Dr. Khirod Mahorana also graced the occasion. The public lecture was attended by the guest faculties, research scholars and students of sociology and anthropology and some other students who are drawn from different departments and centers of social science.    

 

08 August 2017

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02 August 2017

Coordinator, M.A. Admission Committee (2017-18) Department of Sociology AU:

Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2017-18 Session

Based on the result of post Graduate Admission test (PGAT-2017), for admission into M.A. (Sociology),the merit list of the candidates who have secured 60.00 and above marks in OBC category, all Scheduled Tribe (ST) Category, all EW category and Sports Quota  are hereby required to report the department till 4'th  August, 2017 between 9:30am to 1:00pm with all original certificates and mark sheet passport size photograph, photocopy of Aadhaar card and other relevant documents as per the admission norms. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.


31 July 2017

Coordinator, M.A. Admission Committee (2017-18) Department of Sociology AU:
Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2017-18 Session

Based on the result of post Graduate Admission test (PGAT-2017), for admission into M.A. (Sociology),the merit list of the candidates who have secured 74.37 and above marks in General category and 64.50 and above marks in OBC category are hereby required to report the department till 2nd  August, 2017 between 9:30am to 1:00pm with all original certificates and mark sheet passport size photograph, photocopy of Aadhaar card and other relevant documents as per the admission norms. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:
The class work for M.A. 1st semester 2017 will commence w.e.f. 03.08.2017 and the time table is displayed on the Notice Board. All the students of M.A. 1st semester 2017 who have deposited their fee and other formalities are directed to attend the classes as per time table.

27 July 2017

Coordinator, M.A. Admission Committee (2017-18) Department of Sociology AU:
Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2017-18 Session
  • Based on the result of post Graduate Admission test (PGAT-2017), for admission into M.A. (Sociology ) all  Scheduled Tribe (ST) category , all the candidates in PH Category, EW Category, Sports Category are hereby required to report in the Department of Sociology till 1'st August, 2017 between 9:30am to 1:00pm with all original certificates and marksheet passport size photograph, photocopy of Aadhar card and othe relvant documents as per the admission norms.
  • All the Non-subject candidates in the merit list are requested to report to the department till 31'st July 2017 between 9:30am to 1:00pm for counseling and no candidate shall be entertained after 31'st july 2017.The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit and subject to the availability of seats only.


25 July 2017

Coordinator, M.A. Admission Committee (2017-18) Department of Sociology AU:
Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2017-18 Session
Based on the result of post Graduate Admission test (PGAT-2017), for admission into M.A. (Sociology ) the merit list of the candidates who have secured 75 and above marks in General category , 70.50 and above in OBC and 54.50 & above marks in Scheduled caste (SC) category and all  Scheduled Tribe (ST) category candidates are hereby required to report in the Department of Sociology till 28 July, 2017 between 9:30am to 1:00pm with all original certificates and marksheet passport size photograph, photocopy of Aadhar card and othe relvant documents as per the admission norms. All the candidates in PH Category and Sports Quota are requested to report to the Department during the abovementioned time for counseling. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.

 


Coordinator, M.A. Admission Committee (2017-18) Department of Sociology AU:

Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2017-18 Session

Based on the result of post Graduate Admission test (PGAT-2017), for admission into M.A. (Sociology ) the merit list of the candidates who have secured 87.87 and above marks in General category , 69.27 and above marks in Scheduled caste (SC) category and all  Scheduled Tribe (ST) category candidates are hereby required to report in the Department of Sociology till 26 July, 2017 between 9:30am to 1:00pm with all original certificates and marksheet passport size photograph, photocopy of Aadhar card and othe relvant documents as per the admission norms. All the candidates in PH Category and Sports Quota are requested to report to the Department during the abovementioned time for counseling. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.


19 July 2017

Coordinator, M.A. Admission Committee (2017-18) Department of Sociology AU:
Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2017-18 Session 
Based on the result of post Graduate Admission Test (PGAT-2017), for admission into M.A. (Sociology) the merit list of the candidates who have secured 87.87 and above marks in General Categoryand 69.27 and above marks in scheduled caste (SC) category and all scheduled tribes (ST) category candidates are hereby required to report in the Department of Sociology till 26 July, 2017 between 9:30am to 1:00pm with all original certificates and mark sheets, passport size photographs and other relevant documents as per the admission norms.
All the candidates in PH Category and Sports Quota are requested to report to the Department during the abovementioned time for counseling. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.
 

14 July 2017

Coordinator, M.A. Admission Committee (2017-18) Department of Sociology AU:

Admission into M.A. (Sociology) 2017-18 Session Based on the result of post Graduate Admission Test (PGAT-2017), admission into M.A. (Sociology) for the session 2017-18 will commence w.e.f. July 17 (Monday), 2017 between 09:30am  to 1:00pm in the office of the Department of Sociology located in  FCI building (New Academic Complex), University of Allahabad. The candidates who have secured  96.50 and above marks in General category, 39.50 and above marks in scheduled tribe (ST) category are hereby required to report in the Department of Sociology between 9:30am to 1:00pm with all original certificates and mark sheets, passport size photographs and other relevant documents as per the admission norms. All the candidates in PH Category and Sports Quota are requested to report to the Department during the abovementioned time for counseling. The admission shall be given strictly on the basis of merit.


03 July 2017

Head, Department of Sociology AU:

The class work for M.A. IIIrd semester will commence w.e.f. 03.07.2017 and the time table is displayed on the Notice Board. All the students of M.A. IIIrd Semester are directed to attend the class as per time table.


26 April 2017

Head, Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized its 6th Public Lecture on a theme titled ‘Discourse on Qualitative Methods in Social Research’ by Prof. J.K Pundir (Former Pro-VC & former Head, Dept of Sociology, CCS University, Meerut) at the lecture hall of Academic Staff College, University of Allahabad. The lecture was chaired by Prof. Avinash C. Pandey, former Vice Chancellor, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi & and the current head, Centre of Atmospheric and Ocean Studies, University of Allahabad.

Prof. Pundir deliberated on the need to look into social events and cultural contexts of research settings in order to sharpen and broaden the understanding of the social world under study. He highlighted the interpretative and qualitative aspects of social research studied by classical sociological and anthropological thinkers. Prof. A.C Pandey, while emphasizing the importance of qualitative research along with quantitative enquiry, highlighted the efficacy of multiple methods in understanding social phenomena.

Prof. Ashish Saxena, the head, department of Sociology, welcomed the guests. Dr. Muneer Illath, faculty member in the department, spoke briefly about the lecture series conducted by the department. The event was attended by Prof. ARN Srivastava, Dr. Sandhya Pandey and other faculty members, research scholars and students from sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, and development studies. Miss. Sabeeha Khan, research scholars in the department of sociology, proposed the vote of thanks.    


25 April 2017

Head, Department of Sociology A.U.

Department of  Sociology, University of  Allahabad invites you all for a public lecture on “Discourse on Qualitative Methods in Social Research” delivered by Prof. J. K. Pundir, former Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head, Department of  Sociology, CCS University, Meerut on April 26, 2017 at  2:15 pm at Lecture Hall, Academic staff College, University of Allahabad. Prof. Avinash C. Pandey, former Vice Chancellor, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi and Head, Center of Atmospheric and Ocean studies, University of Allahabad will chair the lecture.


21 April 2017

Chairman, Examination Committee Department of Sociology A.U.

Programme of M.A. Sociology  2nd Semester Exam. 2016-17.

Date

Time

Paper Code

Title of the Course

25.04.2017

10:30am to 1:30pm

SOC-502-C-05

Modern Sociological Theories

27.04.2017

10:30am to 1:30pm

SOC-502-C-06

Development of Sociology in India

01.05.2017

10:30am to 1:30pm

SOC-502-E-51

Sociology of Development

03.05.2017

10:30am to 1:30pm

SOC-502 E-52

Political Sociology

05.05.2017

10:00am to 1:00pm

SOC-502-E-32

Viva Based Field- Based study

M.A. 4thSemester Exam 2016-17

Date

Time

Paper Code

Title of the Course

24.04.2017

10:30am to 1:30pm

SOC-C-008

Sociology Research Logical and Philosophical Issues

26.04.2017

10:30am to 1:30pm

SOC-C-007

Sociology of Health and IIINESS

28.04.2017

10:30am to 1:30pm

SOC-C-004

Social Movements

01.05.2017

10:30am to 1:30pm

SOC-C-006

Rural Sociology

04.05.2017

10:00am to 1:00pm

SOC-C-004

Viva Based Field- Based study

             

18 April 2017

Head, Department of Sociology, AU

The Viva-Voce examination of constituent colleges for M.A-IInd Semester(Sociology) will be held in the Department

The schedule of Viva-Vbce Examination is as follows:

S.No Date & Time   Name of the College Course Code
1

05.05.2017

10:30 A.M

Iswar Saran Degree College SOC-502-C-32
2

05.05.2017

01:30 P.M

Hamidia Girls Degree College SOC-502-C-32
3

06.05.2017

10:30 A.M

S S Khanna Girls Degree College SOC-502-C-32
4

06.05.2017

01:30 P.M

Arya Kanya Girls Degree College SOC-502-C-32

Venue: Department of Sociology, FCI Complex, University of Allahabad

Note: Concerned college Heads of Sociology, are requested to bring blank Awards rolls (wilh serially arranged roll no. and candidates name) separately, carrying 40 marks (Internal) and 60 marks (external) each along with Report assignment.The concerned college Heads should ensure that all candidates should reach as per schedule and no further Viva- Voce will be conducted for the course afterwards.


28 Feb 2017

Head,Department of Sociology, AU

Press Release dated 17 th February, 2017

The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad, organized 4th Public Lecture on Debating alternative health care and National Health Mission in India at the Seminar Hall of the department of psychology. The speaker of the public lecture was Professor A.K Sharma, a noted social scientist associated with the Department of Humanities and Social sciences, IIT Kanpur. Prof. Sharma, with his long expertise in the field of rural health and indigenous health practices, spoke at length about the challenges of health policies and practices in India. His presentation highlighted some of the critical sociological insights about the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), especially its efficacy, political acceptance and possible misuse by different stake holders. He opined that the recent rural health programs meant for architectural correction in the implementation of health programs have turned out be derailing primary health care in the country. His deliberations also focused on the challenges in the institutional linkages between health workers and the rural masses. For him, albeit having wider acceptance and patronage, the indigenous health practices still lacks scientific efficacy, homogenous credentials adequately required to be considered as a standardized alternative health system for the larger population. He ended his lecture with a note that strengthening primary health care in the rural areas with considerable degree of autonomy granted to them still appears a ray of hope.

Prof. R.K Singh, professor in-charge of Academic Programs and the Director of Human Resource Centre at the University of Allahabad, chaired the session. He highlighted the lack of institutional commitment and effective training among the health professionals as major stumbling blocks in the successful health delivery system in the country. He supported Prof sharma’s argument with his own live experiences.

Prof. Ashish Saxena, the Head of the department conducted the program and welcomed the guests. Dr. Muneer Illath briefed about the achievements and its recent initiatives on health. Miss Priya Singh and Dr. Subhasis Sahoo presented vote of thanks. The lecture was attended by eminent social scientists like Prof. R.C Tripathi, Prof. Rashmi Kumar (Head, Dept. of Psychology), Prof. P.K. Sahoo, Prof. Komila Thapa, Dr. Shanti Suman, Dr. Rahul Patel, Dr. K Maharana, Dr. Prashant Khattri, Dr. Kunal Keshri (GBPSSI) Dr. Ritu Modi and scholars and students of social sciences.

 

21 Feb 2017

Head, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organized a Public Lecture on 21st February 2017 on the theme “Towards Onslaught of Development and People’s Mobilization in India: A Review”. The lecture was delivered by eminent sociologist Prof. D. R. Sahu, the Head, Department of Sociology, Lucknow University. Prof. Sahu discussed how sociology has emerged strongly in the background of democracy. He highlighted how development and deprivation are two sides of same coin. He emphasized on the comparative study i.e. study based on cross-culture, cross-temporal and cross-spatial. He delivered his lecture in the specific context of Orissa in which he nicely portrayed the link between development, deprivation, mobilization and people’s participation. The session was chaired by Prof. V. K. Rai, the Head, Department of Political Science, Allahabad University. He offered the concluding remark on the lecture and also shared his personal experiences regarding the development in Orissa. The session was begun by a formal introduction on the topic by Prof. Ashish Saxena, the Head, Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad He emphasized upon the politics of development and the need for reaching the benefits to the masses. Dr. Muneer Illath spoke about the achievements and milestones of the Department followed by a formal vote of thanks by Priya Singh, research scholar. The programme was attended by the faculty members, research scholars and students of the social sciences of the University.

 


20 Feb 2017

Head, Department of Sociology


16 Feb 2017

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:


14 Feb 2017

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:

 

D. P. MUKERJEE MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP AWARD 2017

The Indian Social Science Association (Member, Indian Association of Social Sciences, New Delhi), an inter-disciplinary professional body established in 1967 has successfully completed FIFTY (50) YEARS of incorporation and proactive existence, in this year 2017. On the occasion the association held an All India Golden Jubilee Conference at Varanasi on February 10 – 11, 2017 in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU). The Theme of the Conference was “Rethinking Development: Social Development Today - State, Industry & Civil Society in India”. The Conference focused on Dimensions, Determinants and Directions of Social Development with deliberations on areas ranging from Policy Reforms, Good Governance, Policy Paralysis, Civic Engagements, Environment and Sustainable Development.

The occasion also remembered Professor D. P. Mukerjee, an ideal for social scientists internationally because of his passion for field work and methodological precision. To commemorate his memory, the Indian Social Science Association also instituted “Professor D. P. Mukerjee Memorial Fellowship Award. The Awards Committee of The Indian Social Science Association unanimously decided to confer upon Prof. ASHISH SAXENAHead, Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad for the prestigious “Professor D. P. Mukerjee Memorial Fellowship Award – 2017”.

As a precedence, the awardee scholar i.e. Prof. Saxena, also delivered prestigious Professor D P Mukerjee Memorial Lecture on the theme: “Envisioning New Pathways of Development: A Critique Of Modernity, Synergies And Contradictions In India”.

The occasion was graced with the presence of prominent outside dignitaries such as – Dr. D.N.Pathak, Chief Controller of Audit and Accounts, HRD ministry, New Delhi; Prof. Sanjay Paswan, Ex-Minister, GoI, New Delhi; Dr. Suresh Chalisa, Ex-US and UK ambassador for NEPAL, Bindra Bhattari, Member, PCS, NEPAL; Prof. Y.C. Simahadari, Ex-Vice Chancellor, BHU, Varanasi; Prof. Sanjay Bhatt, School of Economics, Delhi University and others.  


20 Jan 2017

Head, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad organised a Public Lecture on 18th January 2017 on the theme “Subaltern, Ethnicity and the State: Contextualising Weaver Community of Varanasi”. The lecture was delivered by eminent sociologist Prof. Arvinder A. Ansari, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. The session was chaired by Prof. Ashish Saxena, Head, Department of Sociology. Prof. Saxena introduced the theme of the discussion and the speaker. While addressing the gathering, Prof. Ansari said that there is a need to understand and rethink of the marginalisation and marginalised communities in India. Relating weaving as a ‘way of life’, she argued that the weaving era represented a historical moment of relative prosperity for the marginalised communities, particularly for Muslims. She highlighted an important phase of social mobility which was initiated through weaving. With the onset of economic liberalisation in India, as the handloom sari industry has lost its momentum, weavers have increasingly abandoned their occupation to join the ranks of unskilled casual labourers. Prof. Ansari’s ethnographic research informs us how weaving community of Varanasi surrendered by compelling socio-economic imperatives (e.g. impact of globalisation and liberalisation) that their meager wages couldn’t meet their ends, former weavers appear to belong to a ‘lost world’ as they try to make sense of the laws of local and global bazars. She also explained that the prosperous era of handloom weaving as ‘a way of life’, was also marked by relative gender equality and enhanced the presence of women in the household decision-making. At the end of the lecture, she urged the researchers on the communities to contextaulise their studies at the intersection of multiple variables including caste, ethnicity and religion. Dr. Muneer Illath highlighted the achievements and milestones of the department. Prof. Ashish Saxena, intervened the open house and Dr. Subhasis Sahoo offered concluding remarks upon the lecture followed by vote of thanks. The programme was attended by the inter-discipline faculty members, D.Phil. scholars and students of the University. 
 

17 Jan 2017

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:

Prof. Arvinder A. Ansari, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi will deliver a lecture on the topic “subaltern, Ethnicity and the State: Contextualising Weaver Community of Varanasi” on January 18, 2017 at 3.45 pm in the Department of Sociology all are invited.


14 Dec 2016

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:

The Viva-Voce examination of constituent colleges for M.A. (Sociology) first semester will be held in the Department. Following re-schedule has been proposed for the conduct of Viva-Voce examination of course code SOC-501-C-31. The schedule of Viva-Voce examination is as follows:

 

S.No.

Name of College

Date

Time

1

Iswar Saran Degree College

20.12.2016

10:30 am

2

Hamidia Girls Degree College

1:30 pm

3

S S Khanna Girls Degree College

21.12.2016

10:30 am

4

Arya Kanya Girls Degree College

1:30 pm

Venue: Department of Sociology, FCI Complex, University of Allahabad.

Concerned college Head’s, of Sociology, are requested to bring blank award rolls (with serially arranged roll no. and candidates name) separately, carrying 40 marks (Internal) and 60 Marks (external) each along with report assignment. The concerned college Heads should ensure that all candidates should reach as per schedule and no further Viva-Voce will be conducted for the course afterwards.

 

07 Dec 2016

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:

·         A Book Exhibition related to Social Science from sage, Oxford, Orient blackswan, Rawat publisher etc. will continue on December 08, 2016 between 9 am to 5 pm. In the department of Sociology. 

·         Keeping in view the announced 4 seats in Sociology for CRET 2016 and Interview by the DPC, the competent authority has approved the following candidates for the D.Phil admission in Sociology:

S. No.

Name & Category

Result

1

Mandvi Deekshit (Gen)

Selected in General

2

Nishi Yadav (OBC)

Selected in General

3

Neelu Singh (OBC)

Selected in OBC

4

Aparna Ananad (SC)

Selected in SC

The above Mentioned candidates are required to contact the Department immediately for further action.


25 Nov 2016

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:

This is to inform you that the interview of CRET-2016 in Sociology is scheduled on November 30, 2016 at 1 pm. All the eligible listed candidates having submitted their synopsis in the department are required to come with original documents, synopsis and other requirement as per the mentioned schedule. No CRET-2016 candidates will be entertained after the same.


04 Nov 2016

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:

This is to inform that the interview of eligible candidates for CRET-2016 in sociology which was earlier scheduled on November 10, 2016 at 1 pm had been postponed till further announcement. Fresh date will be announced accordingly.


27 Oct 2016

Head, Department of Sociology, AU:

The interview of CRET-2016 in Sociology is scheduled on November 10, 2016 at 01.00 p.m. All the eligible listed candidates having submitted their synopsis in the department are required to come with original documents, synopsis and other requirement as per the mentioned schedule. No CRET-2016 candidates will be entertained after the same.

 

Faculty

Sr. No.

Photo

Name

Designation

Email

Educational background (Masters and PhD details)

Niche area of research

Total no of research papers

1.

Prof. Ashish Saxena

Professor &

Head

[email protected]

MA (Sociology), C.C.S. University,  Meerut

MPhil (Sociology), C.C.S. University,  Meerut

PhD (Sociology), C.C.S. University,  Meerut

 

 

Sociological Theories; Research Methodology;

Development Studies; Subaltern Studies; Agrarian Studies; Urban Sociology;

Sociology of Sanitation; Religion

and Society

Research Papers: 27

Chapters in books: 17

Book reviews: 13

Books: 3

2.

Dr. Muneer Illath

Assistant Professor

 

Stage 2

[email protected]

M. A. Sociology 2002

(University of

Hyderabad)

M. Phil Sociology

2004 (University of

Hyderabad)

Ph. D Sociology 2015

(University of

Hyderabad)

Migration Studies,

Development

Studies, Sociology of

Religion, gender

studies, social

demography

Research Papers: 7

 

 

3.

 

 

 

Dr. Subhasis Sahoo

Assistant Professor

[email protected]

MA (Sociology),

University of Hyderabad,

Hyderabad.

MPhil (Sociology),

University of Hyderabad,

Hyderabad.

PhD (Sociology), IIT Kanpur.

Sociology of Science

and Technology,

Social Movements,

Knowledge Systems,

Urban Ecology,

Identity and

Indigenous Groups

Research

Papers: 18,

Chapters in

books: 9

Employees
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Employees Image Mr. Lakhan Lal Shukla Peon
Employees Image Mr. Ajay Kumar Peon