Department of Sociology
Name of the Department
Department of Sociology
Name of the Faculty
Faculty of Social Science
Year of the establishment
1961
Head of the Department
Prof. Mallika Chaturvedi
About the Department
1. The Department of Sociology was established in 1961.
2. In India generally 4 schools of sociology are referred and acknowledged, Bombay school, Lucknow school, Kashi Vidyapith School and Calcutta School. Amongst them, Kashi Vidyapith School of Sociology is referred prominently for extra ordinary contribution to Sociology with special reference to Indian social thought, the Indology.
3. In Kashi Vidyapith, as an important subject (paper) sociology was started at UG level from the beginning of the university (1921). The massive contribution given by world famous scholars like Dr. Bhagwan Das the first Bharat Ratna & Acharya Narendra Dev created the grace of Kashi Vidyapith School of sociology.
4. Later in 1961 Department of Sociology was established. Eminent scholar Professor Raja Ram Shastri took the charge as the first acting HOD, then, similar great academician Professor K.N. Sharma served as the first full-fledged HOD.
5. In starting phase of the department, maximum domains of the sociological studies were incorporated for teaching and research. Especially Indian social thought, Advanced Sociological Theory, Industry and Society, Rural Society in India, Urban Society in India, Criminology and Penology, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Development, Social Demography, Sociology of Religion, Social Anthropology etc, were adopted as the thrust area.
6. After 1970s decade, department started giving special attention to Modernization of Indian tradition, issues related with industrialization, democratization and social problems.
7. After the decade of 1980 department explored its attention towards the study and research of Criminology and Penology, Sociology of Religion, Anthropology and Coming crisis of Sociology.
8. In the beginning of 21st century, Department of Sociology adopted unified syllabus recommended by University Grants Commission.
9. Ethnic Problem, Globalization, Information Technology, Terrorism etc had have importance for teaching and research.
10. The department of sociology is now moving towards the end of golden jubilee year.
11. Sociology in India, Sociology of India and Sociology for India is the concern domain worldwide. To manifest the current quest has become a priority of the Department of Sociology, ‘The Sociology for India’.
Objectives of the Department
1. To run UG & PG degree courses, extensive research and extension program for New Discourse of Knowledge.
2. Transformation of Knowledge into wisdom.
3. To improve students’ orientation towards humanitarianism.
4. To make sociology knowledge for knowledge and knowledge for employment both.
5. To do needful for transformation into an ethical and moral society.
6. To make sociology praxis oriented with interdisciplinary approach.
Course running in the Department
S.No. Name of the Course(Regular/Self Finance) Fee Number of Seats Duration of the Courses Mode of Courses Regular (Full Time /Part time)
1 Graduation/B.A. (Regular) - According to Faculty 3 Years Full Time
2 Post Graduation/M.A. in Sociology (Regular) - 150 (Regular) & 30(Paid) Seats 2 Years Full Time
3 Pre-research/M.Phil in Sociology (Self Finance) Rs. 10000/- 30 1 Years Full Time
4 Research/Ph.D. in Sociology (Regular) - Professor = 08 Asso.Professor = 06 Assit.Professor = 04 Minimum 2 years Maximum 5 years Full Time
Research/Thrust Area of the Department
1. Advanced Sociological Theory.
2. Globalization and Society.
3. Social Stratification and Dynamics.
4. Indian Social Thought.
5. Urban Society in India.
6. Sociology of Culture.
7. Population and Society.
8. Criminology and Penology.
9. Gender and Society.
10. Rural Society in India.
11. Sociology of Development.
12. Social Movement in India.
13. Gandhian Thought and Society.
14. Industry and Society.
15. Social Demography.
16. Sociology of Religion.
17. Social Anthropology.
18. Social Statistics.
19. Sociology of Administration.
Teaching Members of the Department
1
Name Prof. Ravi Prakash Pandey
Designations Professor
Qualifications M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 22 Years
Specialization Advanced Sociological Theory.
Thrust Area -
No. of Published Books 12
No. of Published Papers 16
Contact No. 9415304344
Email Id -
2
Name Prof. Mallika Chaturvedi
Designations Professor (Head)
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 24 Years
Specialization Social Research and Urban Sociology
Thrust Area -
No. of Published Books 03
No. of Published Papers 11
Contact No. 9451570654
Email Id -
3
Name Prof. Brajesh Kumar Singh
Designations Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 11 Years
Specialization Research and Demography
Thrust Area -
No. of Published Books 01
No. of Published Papers 13
Contact No. 9415353944
Email Id -
4
Name Prof. Rekha
Designations Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 11 Years
Specialization Sociology of Religion
Thrust Area -
No. of Published Books 02
No. of Published Papers 19
Contact No. 9838034182
Email Id -
5
Name Prof. Amita Singh
Designations Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 08 Years
Specialization Sociology of Development
Thrust Area -
No. of Published Books 04
No. of Published Papers 30
Contact No. 9450210861
Email Id -
6
Name Dr. Bharti Rastogi
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 08 Years
Specialization Social Demography
Thrust Area -
No. of Published Books 01
No. of Published Papers 12
Contact No. 9453012340
Email Id -
7
Name Dr. Somya Yadav
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 04 Years
Specialization Criminology and Penology
Thrust Area -
No. of Published Books -
No. of Published Papers 02
Contact No. 7897171942
Email Id -
8
Name Dr. Rahul Gupta
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D., NET
Teaching Experience 03 Years
Specialization Criminology and Penology
Thrust Area -
No. of Published Books -
No. of Published Papers 06
Contact No. 9453615234
Email Id -
9
Name Mr. Amar Deep Verma
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., M.Phil.
Teaching Experience 03 Years
Specialization Sociology of Administration
Thrust Area -
No. of Published Books -
No. of Published Papers 03
Contact No. 7505782283
Email Id -
10
Name Dr. Jay Prakash Yadav
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 08 Years
Specialization Industrial Sociology
Thrust Area -
No. of Published Books -
No. of Published Papers 14
Contact No. 7376561562
Email Id -
11
Name Dr. Arun Kumar Singh
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 01 Years
Specialization Social Statistic
Thrust Area Social Demography
No. of Published Books 05
No. of Published Papers 16
Contact No. 9451244849
Email Id -
Non-Teaching Members of the Department
1
Name Mr. Raj Nath Pal
Designations Clerk
Qualifications Graduate
Contact No. 7275879710
Email Id -
2
Name Mr. Jitendra Prasad Kharwar
Designations Clerk
Qualifications Graduate
Contact No. -
Email Id -
3
Name Mr. Satish Tiwari
Designations Peon
Qualifications Intermediate
Contact No. 9792452714
Email Id -
4
Name Mr. Sohan Yadav
Designations Peon
Qualifications High School
Contact No. -
Email Id -
Departmental Library
S.No. No. of Books Name of National Journal Subscribed in the Department Name of International Journal Subscribed in the Department
1 About 2500 Reference and Text Books

Sociological Bulletin (English)

THE SOCIETY Bi-lingual
2 36 Encyclopedias Samajikiy (Hindi)  
3   EPW (English)  
4   Samajik Vimarsh (Hindi)  
Future Mission of the Department:
1. To improve the quality of teaching, research and extensions programs.
2. To establish and run MAHATMA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR CONFLICT PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT.
3. To establish and run POPULATION STUDIES CENTRE.
4. To establish and run CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN CRIMINOLOGY & PENOLOGY.
5. To establish and run CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN GLOBALIZATION.
6. Strengthen to ACTION SOCIOLOGY.
7. To developed the department as a higher centre of excellence.
8. To improve infrastructural facilities.