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B.A. Sociology


Year of Establishment:  September 1996

  • Multidisciplinary approach in curriculum
  • The Department attracts Civil Services aspirants.
  • Empirical Research at under graduate level
  • Regular field visits are organized to understand and link theory with practical knowledge.
  • The programs prepare students for a range of careers:- Social Advocacy, Research, Teaching, NGO management, Policy-making both in public and private sectors.
  • Faculty advisors offer constant support and guidance in academics, career choices and life coping skills.


  Principles of Sociology – I  Social Movements in India
 Sociology of Indian Society Sociology of Development
  Social Psychology Sociology of Organization
Principles of Sociology – II Corporate Social Responsibility
 Rural Sociology Human Resource Management
Social Anthropology Political Sociology
Sociological Theory Globalization & Society
 Social Pathology Social Welfare & Social Legislation
Research Methodology Environmental Sociology
Urban Sociology Visual Sociology – Practical
Social Demography IDE-Counselling for Life Span

Visual Sociology (Practical Paper)

List of topics on which documentaries were made by students during 2017.

  • Enchanting Environment Enigmas – A Travelogue
  • Learning from Indigenous people
  • The Silk Route
  • Past, Present and ? of Water Bodies in Chennai
  • Freedom of Fishermen
  • The Todas
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Devaaranyam – Sacred Groves of Tamilnadu
  • Plastic Time Bomb
  • The Lost Land
  • Roots of Nature

People’s Club

The club provides a platform for the students to develop leadership, organizing and team building skills. Various intramural and intercollegiate activities are undertaken under the auspices of People’s club.

Journal “SPOTLIGHT” in house publication of the department.

Annual paper presentation competition: Aachi  Manorama Endowment Award For Best Paper Presenter

Guest Lecture  Organized  -during 2017-18



Resource Person

18.07.17 Sociology in Action Ms. Shobana Ramasubramanian, Advocate, Madras High Court
25.07.17 Orientation to Civil Services – Preparing for Prelims Mr. R.A. Israel Jebasingh (IAS), Director, Officers IAS Academy
21.09.17 Career and Higher Education Options on CSR, Psychology, Social Work and Human Resource Management Ms. Vinitha S, HR Executive, TCS.

Ms. Vaishnavi G, Project Coordinator, CII.

Seminars &Conferences



Resource Person

24.1.18 Symposium  on

“Juvenile Justice in India –Crisis to Cure”

Ms.Vidhya Shankar,

Founder-Director Relief Foundation

Ms.Girija Kumar Babu,

Member of Juvenile Justice Board, Chennai

Dr.R.Thilagaraj, Retired Professor and Head, Department of Criminology

University of Madras.

21.02.18 Conference  on Contemporary Themes in Urban Studies  Dr.R.Indira,

President of Indian Sociological Society

Mr.Sundarrajan, Member,

Poovulagin Nanbargal, (NGO)

Mr.Siddarth  Chandrasekar

Content Coordinator,Imagin8ors Pvt Ltd

Mrs.Ashwathy Dilip

Senior Program Manager, ITDP

Internship: The department ensures that the student chooses right institution to undertake their internship. To name a few:

Nature of Organization  

Name of the Company

Government Organizations NLC India Limited ,State Information Commission ,  Integral Coach Factory ,Corporation of Chennai, Indian Oil Corporation, Fei Yue, Community Service Singapore, Southern Railways, Chennai
NGOs Banyan ,Helpage India , Indian Council for Child Welfare, Spastics Society Of India Shankara Nethralaya , Cancer Institute ,TCS
Industries India Cement , Ashok Leyland ,TVS India ,Rane, Google
Culture and Heritage  Dakshin Chitra ,National Folklore & Support Centre ,Brhadhvani

Community Services

The Department of Sociology chose Prakriti Seva as Dhaan Activity because the need to conserve and protect nature is a paramount duty and the department is committed to contributing wholeheartedly to this cause.

Avenues for Higher Education

  • M.B.A
  • B.L
  • M.A Sociology
  • M.A Criminology
  • M.A Social Work
  • Post graduation in Media Studies
  • M.Sc Psychology
  • M.A HRM

Career Options:

  • Civil Services
  • Academicians
  • Social Scientist
  • Project Co-ordinators
  • Counselors
  • Community Development Officers
  • Social Entrepreneurs
  • H.R Executives
  • Policy Planners
  • Executives in C.S.R

Placement Details:

  • Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission – Group II
  • Assistant Professors
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • TCS
  • Teach for India
  • IFMR, Chennai
  • McKinsey
  • Indian Oil Corporation
  • The Rane Group of Companies
  • TVS


1 Ms.A. Uma Maheswari M.A.,


Associate Professor and Head of the Department Social Psychology,

Urban Sociology and Women and Society

2 Dr. Sudha Krishnakumar M.A.,Ph.D. Assistant Professor Demography, Indian Society, Political Sociolgy,Human Resource Management, Environment and Society
3 P.S. Rajalakshmy M.A.,B.Ed.


Assistant Professor Social Pathology, Social Demography
4 Ms.Deepika Krishnan P.K M.A., M.Sc. Assistant Professor Principles of Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Social Welfare, Social Legislation

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