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The Department of Sociology was established in 2017. Since then the department has grown manifolds. Being the department of national repute and integral part of internationally acclaimed educational institution (Pandit SN Shukla University, Shahdol MP), the department of Sociology admits students to its programs of studies - Graduate, Post-graduate and Ph.D. from all over the country. Most of the enrolled students belong to marginalized and minority communities, backward areas and distant states.

The department is housed in a splendid, disable friendly building having elaborate infrastructural facilities consisting of 04 lecture theatres, well-furnished library with about 200 books, computers with LAN/Wi-Fi facilities, separate seating space for all faculty members, research scholars and visiting faculty and separate washrooms for male and female.

The department frequently invites distinguished scholars as members of Board of Studies, for delivering extramural lectures, participation in seminars, workshops and orientation programs. Some of the renowned scholars who visited the department.

All faculty members, irrespective of their status, equally participate in academic programs and administrative work through a system of consultation and committees. Apart from regular teaching and supervising Ph.D. scholars, all teachers are constantly engaged in research activities, resulting in publication of a large number of books, monographs, articles and reports in different fields of sociology.

Major areas of teaching and research are: Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Minorities, Sociology of Health, Sociology of Marginalized Communities, Social Anthropology, Environmental Sociology, Criminology, Gerontology, and Population Studies. The department has produced innumerable scholars, administrators, professionals, social and political activists.


To provide quality interdisciplinary education and training through fieldwork, writings, discussions and research.

To focus on areas relevant to the empowerment of marginalized communities, Tribal Study, Social problems of society , globalization, development and fostering of inclusive society.

To prepare students for bringing about transformative change in social groups, and communities through knowledge of social forces and humanistic values.


The broad vision of Sociology Department is to be an institution in dynamic equilibrium with its social, political and economic environment striving continuously for excellence in social science research to serve as a valuable resource for society and contribute to the nation’s development.

Trust Areas

The Sociology Department envisioned its research with this realization and also embarked upon strategic extension, field action and advocacy through sensitizing, training and capacity building of the grassroots functionaries of decentralized governance. With the aim of converging excellence with relevance the research undertaken by the Sociology Department could be categorized in the following thrust areas.

  • Tribal and Rural Development
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Development and Deprivation
  • Decentralized Governance and Rural Reconstruction
  • Poverty and Migration
  • Education and Child Related Issues
  • Employment and Labour
  • Environmental Issues
  • Information Technology and Society




The basic aim of Sociology Department is thus to engage in cutting edge research on relevant contemporary issues and disseminate the research findings for the enhancement of the existing knowledge and for the well being of the society through policy input Production of knowledge that facilitates social transformation is the primary concern of sociology Department. Disillusionment with development paradigms and failure of empowerment and inclusion policies led the sociology Department towards diversifying its activities over the years, from decentralised governance, to social justice, tribals in modern world, poverty alleviation and rural development, food security and agrarian policies.




A career in sociology entails professional avenues where the study of different social demographics, the effects of various policies is important. The skills and knowledge acquired in sociology are also applied in tackling many administrative challenges that shape a society. So if one wishes to make a positive impact on improving society, studying sociology is ideal for Student.

    Sociology, as a subject, has a broad spectrum of topics. These include:

  • Family issues
  • Marital advantages and disadvantages
  • Deviance in society
  • Divorce causes
  • Criminology
  • Dynamics of group interaction
  • Gender roles & indescrimation
  • Professional roles
  • Public policy
  • Dynamics of ageing
  • Causes of social inequality
  • Mass attitude development, etc.

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