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HOD

Prof. Deepmala Srivasatava

 

Address

Deptt. Of Sociology, Institute of Social Sciences 

 

Phone

9720039168

 

Email

About Department

The department of Sociology came into existence in the year 1955 as an integral part of the
Institute of Social Sciences (the then: Agra University, Agra) now Dr.Bhim Rao Ambedkar
University, Agra. It was aimed to impart postgraduate teaching and research in Sociology
along with social work and social psychology. However, the social work course became and
independent or separate department in 1983. Initially the department had adopted the annual
examination system but since 1970 it switched over to the semester system along with
adopting an alternative course of study, that is an alternative to the university run course,
which is pursued by the P.G. Colleges affiliated to the university. The department is
regarded as a role model for teaching and research in sociology due to its high standards.
Research is an essential aspect of the activities of the members of the department. These
activities are undertaken at different levels. The collective work of the members of the
department express itself in four ways:
· Planning and execution of research projects on behalf of the department.
· Organization of and participation in research seminars of the Institute.
· Production of the institute research journal “The Journal of Social Sciences”
(Discontinued).
· Supervision and guidance of the work of numerous research students working for
their research degree.
The number of students in department limit to only one section of 30 to 40 students for
M.A. and 15 seats for M.Phil course. The admission of students is based on the test-cummerit
rule. At present 15 students are actively pursuing their Ph.D. The department has had
the unique distinction of organizing many conferences for both Indian Sociological
Association and Uttar Pradesh Sociological Association. Besides, this one conference of the
World Sociological Conference was organized under the convenership of Lt. Prof.
R.N.Saxena, Head, Department of Sociology, who was also the founder Director of the
institute.
Distinguished sociologist of international repute like Prof. Yogendra Singh, Prof.
D.N.Dhanagra, Prof. Yogesh Atal, Prof. Indra Dev, Prof. R.N.Saxena, Prof. P.K.Srivastava,
Prof. S.L.Sharma and Prof. S.V.Pande had been members of the department and at one or
other stage of its development.

Faculties

S .No

01.
02.

Name

Dr. Deepmala Srivastava 
Dr. Md. Arshad

 

Designation

Professor
Associate Professor

 

Qualifications

Ph.D.
M.A, NET, Ph.D.

Courses

Courses Name


M.A.

 

Syllabus


 

Duration

2 Years (4
Semester)

 

Minimum – Eligibility

Graduation
with 45%
 

Admission Procedure

Interview

 

No of Seats


30

M.Phil

 

 

1 Year (2
Semester)

 

M.A. In
Sociology
with 55%
Marks

 

Written
Test and
Interview

 

15

Ph.D

 

 

As per UGC/University Norms

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

Achievements Regarding department

· The department has produced 15 Ph.D. and 30 M.Phil students in last 2 years.
· The department has a number of publications to its credits.