B.A. Sociology

Program Overview

The Department of Sociology established in the year 1996 follows a multidisciplinary approach in its curriculum and it attracts Civil Services aspirants. The program aims to provide an understanding of social institutions and social issues within diverse societies in a global context, and to apply sociological perspectives to these areas. It prepares students for a wide range of careers such as, Social Advocacy, Research, Teaching, NGO Management, Policy-making both in public and private sectors. The program is concerned with social transformation and in developing an insight into the major challenges in contemporary society.

The program is offered in Shift I

Program Specific Outcomes

Course Outcomes

Faculty Team

Ms. Uma Maheswari A

Position: Associate Professor and Head
Dept. of Sociology
Email: maheswari.elangovan@gmail.com

M.A(Sociology), M.A(Mass comm.& Journalism). M.Phil. B.Ed.,

Experience

Teaching: 24 years
Research: 6 years

Significant Publication

  • Women Power and Social Change, Women Empowerment and Gender Equality (Book published) ISBN – 978-93-81992-26-5
  • Political Awareness Level among Women in Chennai – Tamil Nadu , Our Heritage, ISSN (Online): 0474-9030 Vol-68-Issue-30-February-2020,Page 5548 to 5559. UGC CARE LIST
  • The Marginalization of Women in Indian Politics, Dogo Rangsang Research Journal l ISSN : 2347-7180, Vol-10 Issue-07 No. 18 July 2020 ,Page 55 to63 (UGC Care List)

Ms. Uma Maheswari A

Associate Professor and Head
Dept. of Sociology

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Dr. Sudha Krishnakumar

Position: Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Email: sudhak.soc@mopvaishnav.ac.in

M.A, Ph. D (UGC-JRF)

Experience

Teaching: 15 years
Research: 7 years

Research

Doctoral Research

Migration and Social Change (UGCJRF), University of Kerala

Significant Publications

  • Dr Sudha Krishnakumar, A Sociological Study on the Socio-Economic Conditions of Women Migrants in Construction Sector in Chennai, Modern Tamizh Research: An International Multi-Lateral Thamizh Journal, ISSN 2321-984X , May, 2021 ( UGC-CARE)
  • Dr Sudha Krishnakumar, Sociological Study on the Conditions of Migrant Workers in the Garment Industry in Ernakulam City Post 2018 Floods, International Journal of Management, Vol.10. ISSN 0976-6510, July-August, 2019 (SCOPUS)
  • Dr Sudha Krishnakumar, The Rhetoric and Reality of Woman in the Unorganized Sector- a Study on House Maids in Chennai, Studies in Indian place name, ISSN 2394-3114, February, 2020 (UGC CARE)

Best Paper Award

Dr Sudha Krishnakumar and Dr S, Jaishree, (2008), Gender Equity through Women’s Education and Empowerment, Paper presented at UGC Sponsored National Seminar, S.T Hindu College, Nagercoil

Dr. Sudha Krishnakumar

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

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Ms. Rajalakshmy P S

Position: Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Email: rajalakshmyps.soc@mopvaishnav.ac.in

M.A Sociology , B.Ed. (Social Science), UGC – SET

Experience

Teaching: 5 years

Significant Publications

Rajalakshmy P S (co-authored).2020. A Study on the Issues and Challenges of Paid Home Caregivers in Chennai. Our Heritage),0474-9030(ISSN NO). (UGC-CARE LIST)

Rajalakshmy P S (co-authored).2021. Financial and Social Exclusion of Transmen: A Qualitative Study in the Chennai Region. Modern Tamizh Research: An International Multi-Lateral Thamizh Journal,2321-984X (ISSN NO) ).(UGC-CARE LIST)

Ms. Rajalakshmy P S

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

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Dr. Deepika Krishnan P K

Position: Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Email: deepikakrishnanpk.soc@mopvaishnav.ac.in

MA, M.Sc., Ph.D., (UGC-NET)

Experience

Teaching: 4 years
Research: 4 years

Research

Doctoral Research

“Maternal and child health practices among the tribal communities in Attappady, Kerala, India”
Shodhganga Link- http://hdl.handle.net/10603/255479

Significant Publications

  • PK, Deepika. (2015). Qualitative study on “social structure and tribal health care in Attappadi block, Palakkad district, Kerala state” Health status of the marginalized groups in India (ISBN: 978-81-910172-2-9 page: 375).
  • PK, Deepika. (2018). A descriptive study on “changes in praxis in response to social alienation and restructuration among the tribal women in Attappady, Kerala” in Shanlax International Journals, UGC Approved-No-43960, ISSN: 2321-788X
  • PK, Deepika. (2019). A Descriptive study among the tribal inhabitants in Attappady Area” in the edited book titled “Health and well-being: The Tribal perspective”, APH Publishing cooperation, New Delhi. ( ISBN: 978-93-88316-66-8 page: 98)

Dr. Deepika Krishnan P K

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

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