About Department of Sociology and Social Work

Head of the Department : Dr. Kali Nath Jha
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IQAC Profile 
 Criterion 1 :-  Curricular Aspects 
  Criterion 2 :-  Teaching-Learning and Evaluation 
Criterion 3 :-   Research, Innovations and Extension
Criterion 5 :-   Student Support and Progression
Criterion 6 :-   Governance, Leadership and Management
Criterion 7 :-    Institutional Values and Best Practices

 Brief Introduction of the Department 

Year of Establishment:  1981

Post graduate teaching of Sociology was initially started combined with the Department of Anthropology in the year 1965 under Professor S.C. Dube. By the recommendations of the U.G.C. review committee, Undergraduate teaching of Sociology was started in 1975.  The University established Independent Department of Sociology and Social Work in 1981. The Department endorses an interdisciplinary approaches keeping in the view of blending of Applied Sociology with a strong foundation of Basic/theoretical Sociology.
Vision and Mission of the Department
The Department follows skilled based teaching and learning in which students are given opportunity to participate actively in both theoretical and practical aspects of academic learning process with the blending knowledge of sociology and social work. The Department encourages  a  system  of  Group Learning  by  forming small groups of students in each semester to develop  sociological perspectives among them towards the contemporary issues and problems relating to regional, national and international level.  
 Thrust areas:  ‘Social structure, Indian Tradition and Culture,  Women and Development, Change and Continuity in Indian society in particular and South Asia in general’          

Master in Social Work:

The MSW programme was started in the Department from 2014-15 academic session. The vision of the Department for MSW programme is to make a coherence academic teaching, research, and learning bond between the core sociological insights with fruit-full action based teaching and research where students are not only treats as trainer for social work but also a learner from society. 

Achievement of the Department

Community College was running in the Department from 2015-16 to 2017-18. The Department has organized Research Methodology course for Ph.D. students and Capacity Building programmes for faculty sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi. Faculty of the Department has visited different universities and institutions within the country and abroad to discuss and present their research based academic knowledge in different platforms.

Dr. Ambedkar Chair: (Sponsored by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India) 

 

Recognized Contribution 

The Department has actively contributed its research based academic knowledge in Sansad Adarsh Gram Yozna, conducted various social awakening programmes under different banners.  Four days training and counselling programmes for the family councilors in Madhya Pradesh was jointly organised by the Department with Central Social Welfare Board, New Delhi. Conducted workshop  collaboration with Centre for Social Research, New Delhi. Faculties of the Department are actively engaged and contributing their sociological knowledge in various schemes and programmes such as Unnat Bharat Yozna, Adarsh Gram Yozna, and Kaushal Vikash Mission.   

  1. (a)  Details of Teaching Faculty :
S.No. Name Designation Degree(University/Institute from which awarded) Subject Specialization
1. Dr. Kali Nath Jha Associate Professor & Head M.A. (Patna University, Patna),Ph.D. (L.N. Mithla University, Darbhanga) Women’s Studies, Development Studies, Tribal Studies
2. Prof. D.S. Rajput Professor

M.A. (Dr. HSG VV Sagar), Ph.D.(Barkatullah University, Bhopal)

Sociology of Crime & Correction Rural Development, Tribal welfare
3. Dr. Shibsankar Jena Assistant Professor M.A. (JNU, New Delhi),M.Phil. (JNU, New Delhi),Ph.D. (JNU, New Delhi) Agrarian and Poverty Studies,  Culture and Development
4. Dr. Neelu Rawat Assistant Professor M.A. (Dr. HSG VV Sagar),Ph.D. (Barkatullah University, Bhopal) Tribal Studies, Sociology of Development, Women's Studies
5. Usha Rana Assistant Professor M.A., M.Phil. (Jiwaji University, Gwalior) Women’s Studies, Cultural studies, Community Health,  Social Institutions
6. Nandi Patodia Assistant Professor M.A. (Barkatullah University, Bhopal) Dalit Studies
7. Dr. Ravidas Ahirwar Guest Faculty M.A. (DHSGU, Sagar), Ph.D. (Dhsgu, Sagar) Rural Development and Policy studies

 

  Student Intake Capacity (PG) : 25 (Sociology)  & 25 (MSW)

 Number of Teaching  Staff in the department (during 2020-21) :

Designation SC ST OBC UR TOTAL
 M F M F M F M F M F
Professor              01    01  
Associate Professor              01    01  
Assistant Professor    01       01  01 01  01 03
Guest Faculty 01                01  

 

Number of Non-Teaching Staff in the department (during 2020-21) :

Designation SC ST OBC UR TOTAL
 M F M F M F M F M F
Computer Operator (Out Source)         01       01  
Peon 01               01  

    

Allied and Cognate Subjects :

Allied Subjects Cognate Subjects
Criminology Social Work
Women's Studies Social Anthropology, Social Psychology

 

 Student Particulars (2020-21)  :

Sl.

No.

Courses / Semester

SC

ST

General

OBC

Total

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

MA (Sociology)

1.

M. A. I Semester (July 2020)

Nil

02

01

Nil

02

02

07

03

10

07

2.

M. A. II Semester (Jan. 2021)

Nil

02

01

   Nil

02

02

07

03

10

07

3.

M. A. III Semester (July 2020)

     01     Nil     Nil     Nil       02      01      02     Nil      05     01

4.

M. A. IV Semester (Jan. 2021)

01

Nil

    Nil     Nil        02       01       02      Nil       05     01

MSW (Social Work)

5.

MSW I Semester   (July 2020)

    Nil    Nil     Nil     Nil       02       04      01   02    03    06

6.

MSW II Semester  (Jan. 2021)

    Nil     Nil      Nil     Nil        02       04       01     02     03     06

7.

MSW III Semester (July 2020)

     Nil      01      Nil     Nil         04       03        01      02      07      04

8.

MSW IV Semester (Jan. 2021)

    Nil      01      Nil     Nil         04       03        01      02       07      04

 

Students Support and Progress :

 (i) Total No. of Students (2020-21)  :

M.A.  M.S.W.  Total
    M       F

     M 

     F 

     M      F
    15        08      10

      10 

      25 

     18

      (ii) No. of Student outside the state : 06

    (iii)Students belonging during 2020-21 :

UR

SC

ST

OBC

PC

Total

20

04

01

18

Nil

43

 
 
Course / Programmewise Distribution of Pass Percentage  (2020-21) :

Programme/Semester

Registered

Appeared

No. of Pass students

Pass Percentage

M.A. Semester I

17

17

Result awaited 

Result awaited

M.A. Semester IV

06 

06

06

100.00

MSW Semester I

09 

09

Result awaited 

Result awaited 

MSW Semester IV

 11

09

09

100.00

 

Details of students who are receiving Fellowship/Financial Support  (2016-2021):

Course

Details

SC

ST

OBC

UR

Grand Total

M

F

TT

M

F

TT

M

F

TT

M

F

TT

M

F

TT

Ph.D.

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship

 

01

 01

 01

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 01

01

 02

UGC Research Grant

(JRF/SRF)

  02

   01

   03

-

-

-

 01

-

 01

  01

  01

  01

  04

 02

   05

University Fellowship (UGC)

  00    01    02  -  -  -   02   05    07   02    01    03   05    07    12

Any other 

ICMR, MGNF, NF (OBC) 

 

-

-

-

-

-

03

-

 03

   01

 

-

03

-

 04

 

Number of papers presented / attended by Faculty in Refresher Course/Orientation Course:

Sl.

No.

Name of Faculty

Research

Papers Published

Books

Published

Chapters

in Books

Papers presented

Chaired sessions

Attended

Seminars / Conferences

Invited Lectures given

 

1.

Dr. Kali Nath Jha

01

--

--

11

06

11

10

2.

Prof. D.S. Rajput

04

-- 

-- 

 --

-- 

12

3

3.

Dr. Shibsankar Jena

02

--

--

05

--

05

16

4.

Dr. Neelu Rawat

05

 --

 06

04

 --

04

 

6.

Usha Rana

06

01

--

08

--

05

05

5.

Nandi Patodia

 02

 --

02 

10

 --

10

---- 

 

Total

        14    01     02       38      06         47             34

 

No. of Conference / Seminar /Workshop organized by the Department :

Level

International

National

University

Number

---

04

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Sponsoring Agencies

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 ICSSR, New Delhi,  Centre for Social Research, New  Delhi

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