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B.A. Sociology

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

Year of Establishment:  September 1996
Uniqueness of the Department

  • 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.

Eligibility:

A candidate, who has passed in Higher Secondary Examination, is eligible for seeking admission.

Curriculum

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

People’s Club : Various intramural and intercollegiate activities are undertaken under People’s club.

Student Paper Presentation: Best paper will receive “Aachi Manorama Endowment Award”.

Journal: “SPOTLIGHT” in house publication of the department.

Projects:Research skills of the students are developed to link theory with practice. To name a few list of projects undertaken by the students of 2018-19

  • The role of Social Media in facilitating communication during Kerala floods 2018.
  • A study on Sathyavani Muthu Ammaiyar Ninaivu scheme.
  • A study on the marriage practices of Illathu Pillai community.
  • A sociological study of Tanjore painting artisans in Chennai.
  • A study on plastic ban 2018-19 in Kanchipuram municipality

Visual Sociology /Ethnographic Research: List of topics on which documentaries were made by students.

  • Past, Present and? of Water Bodies in Chennai
  • Freedom of Fishermen
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Devaaranyam – Sacred Groves of Tamilnadu
  • Plastic Time Bom

Community Services

Students to undertake extensive community services under NGOs and other service organizations like:Makkal Padhai, Aruvi, World wish, U&I, Teach for India, Cancer Institute, Ramakrishna math, SAFE PAWS, Rotary club, Born 2 win etc.

Avenues for Higher Education

  • M.B.A
  • M.A Sociology
  • M.A Media studies
  • M.S.W
  • M.A HRM
  • M.A Communication
  • M.A (HRD Psychology)
  • L.L.B

Career Options:

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

Guest Lecture Organized during 2018-19

Date Topic Resource Person
27.08.18 Social Communication and Changing Mindsets -A People First Perspective Prof.K.M.Pathi

Senior Consultant, Faculty IndraPrastha Institute of Information Technology,

New Delhi

26.09.18 Mahatma Gandhi – 150th birthday celebrations Smt.Suguna Kiran

Project co-ordinator, Vital for India

Mr.Devendra Oza

Philathrophist, Social Activist

04.12.18 Nuances of Writing Civil Services Examination Mr.K.Kalyan Sundaram

Director of Excell Career Academy

11.12.18 Role of Youth in Civil Society K.M.Ilanchezhian

Faculty at Officers IAS Academy

23.01.19 Environmental Psychology – An overview Dr.Anja Peters

Environmental Psychologist

Faculty, Fsaunhofer Institute of Supteu & Innovation Research

Karlsruhe, Germany

28.02.19 Cyber security: Contemporary significance and employment opportunities Aditya Nair

Innovation Engineer

Rocheston Press Pvt. Ltd.

Egmore, Chennai

Internship:

The department ensures that the students choose the right organizations to undertake their internship at the end of the second year. To name a few:

 

Nature of Organization Name of the Company
Government Organizations SHRC, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, CMA,, Tamil Nadu Corporation for development of women,  Fei Yue, Community Service Singapore, Southern Railways, IIM Ahmedabad, CMDA, State Information Commission
NGOs YES Foundation, CRY,ICCW, Cancer Institute ,TCS CSR, TAFE CSR, Bhumi , Helpage India ,
Industries

India Cements , Ashok Leyland ,TVS India ,Rane, HCL, HP, Goldman Sach,

Alumni Details:

Name Designation
Divya S Sarathy Director, Born 2 Win NGO for Transgenders.
Nisha Subramanianm Teach For India, South Zone Coordinator, Chennai.
Asha Chandini R.M HR Manager, JPW Tec Services Pty Ltd, Sydney.
Smriti Nandakumar H.R Executive, Indian Oil Corporation, Chennai.
Aishwarya Raman Senior Mobility Consultant, OLA, New Delhi.
Aishwarya. S HR Executive, High Places International, California.
Ramya Ravi Associate CSR, CII Confederation of Indian Industries, Chennai.
Ananthitha K. Chari Assistant, Data and Policy, Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Vasundhara S.Nair Social Researcher ST.Johns Hospital, Bangalore.
Shruthi P RBS- Process Associate,  Bangalore
Roshni R Goldsman Sachs- Analyst,  Bangalore
Varsha Balakrishnan Soft-Skill Trainer & Life Coach, Chennai.
Aishwarya R Catalog Associate, Amazon. Inc, Chennai.
Divya Tata Tax Associate, Ernst & Young, Bangalore.

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