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Sociology

History of the Department

The popular emergence and growth of Sociology as an independent discipline in India in the early part of the 20th century, the subject matter of understanding different societies in the north eastern region became unabated, where sociology as a subject suits to obtain certain answers to different questions in the north eastern societies. Thus sociology which deals with the study of society was offered as an independent discipline in 1965 for the first time in Dibrugarh University in the region.  

Swahid Peoli Phukan College, known as SPP College is established with the initiative of eminent personalities, academician and likeminded people in and around Namti area of Sivasagar district, Assam in honour of a great Freedom fighter and Martyr Peoli Phukan in 1970, look after by a very dedicated personality Shri Durgadhar Bora, as founder Principal. The same year, Sociology was introduced as Pass course (Non-Major/Hons) subject and look after by Shri S. N Borgohain. In 1990, Dibrugarh University gives permission to offered Sociology as major subject and three students got admitted for the first time in the department. Subsequently, within a few years a number of students admitted in the department progresses and hundreds of students from Namti and adjoining areas passed out and engaged in government, non-government, public and private sector of different organization. 

The department of Sociology has its own Library having a collection of more than 300 books and references, provided to the students as per their needs and requirements. Besides in-campus exhibition, and out-campus exhibition such as, Field Survey in the nearby villages, departmental study Tour and Picnic for teacher-students informal interaction and understanding the social psyche of the students within the department were arranged with the permission of the head of the Principal.    

Finally, the Department of Sociology has made exemplary effort to prepare the Departmental Profile to produce before the peer team of NAAC, 2021.

Vision and Mission

Department of Sociology has a firm belief and stick to the College Motto enabling the future generations to develop and make progress in all matter of affairs. As such, the Head, who himself is a post graduate from Sociology took over the responsibility of department and look after the department since the college inception in 1970. After 20 years in 1990, Dibrugarh University granted permission to introduce the major course and with three major students in the first yearKeeping in mind vision and mission, the department of sociology offers opportunities to the students for exhibition as well as moulding one’s talent in the form of educational Seminar, workshop, Group discussion, etc. and other co-curricular and extracurricular activities to augments ample room for the growth of interaction among themselves and gives an impetus to the rise of personalities, social well being and a good citizen. Sociology department organized annual departmental Fresher’s Social gathering to welcome the newly admitted students and to know each other with lots of love and fervent. At the end of the academic session a Farewell Party is being arranged for the out-going students with the hope in their future career.  

Besides in-campus exhibition, out-campus exhibition such as, Field Survey in the nearby villages, departmental study Tour and Picnic for teacher-students informal interaction and understanding the social psyche of the students within the department were arranged with the permission of the head of the Principal.    

In order to accomplish the mission the following measures has been undertaken and tries to execute the trust of the college and the University. 

 

 

Course/Programme:

SPP College is affiliated to Dibrugarh University and the Department offered Graduate Pass course in the beginning of its inception in 1970. Hons Course/programme However, with the growth and rise of students’ enrollment in the college the department offered Major and Hons course in 1990 as per situation demand. And thus latest course and syllabus offered by the University is given into two course that is, B.A Semester Non CBCS and B.A CBCS course. 

I. Bachelor of Arts Major/Hons Course (Semester Non CBCS Course) 

Major/Hons Course 

Sl. No.

Paper code

Paper Name

1

SOCM-10100

Principles of Sociology

2

SOCM-20100

Indian Social System

3

SOCM-30100

Theoretical Perspective in Sociology

4

SOCM-30200

Sociology of Social Change

5

SOCM-40100

Social Survey Research and Statistics

6

SOCM-40200

Social Problems and Social Welfare

7

SOCM-50100

Sociology of Development

8

SOCM-50200

Society in North East India

9

SOCM-50300

Understanding Social Psychology

10

SOCM-50400

Sociology of Mass Communication

11

SOCM-60100

Globalization and Society

12

SOCM-60200

Science, Technology and Society

13

SOCM-60300

Sociology of Industry

14

SOCM-60400

Sociology of Health and Hospital Management

Non-Major/Pass Course

1

SOCNM-10100

General Sociology

2

SOCNM-10200

Society in India

3

SOCNM-20100

Techniques of Social Research

4

SOCNM-20200

Sociological thought

5

SOCNM-30100

Social Problems in India

6

SOCNM-30200

Sociology of Rural Development

 

II. B. A Semester (CBCS Course)

Major Course 

Sl. No.

Paper code

Paper Name

1

Core Course 1 

Introduction to Sociology - I

2

Core Corse 02

Sociology of India – I

3

Core Course 03

Introduction to Sociology II

4

Core Course 04

Sociology of India – II

5

Core Course 05

Political Sociology

6

Core Course 06

Sociology of Religion

7

Core Course 07

Sociology of Gender

8

Core Course 08

Economic Sociology

9

Core Course 09

Sociology of Kinship

10

Core Course 10

Social Stratification

11

Core Course 11

Sociological Thinkers –I

12

Core Course 12 

Sociological Research Methods – I

13

Core Course 13 

Sociological Thinkers - II

14

Core Course 14

Research Methodology – II

Discipline Specific Course (Specialization)

1

Discipline Specific Elective 01

Urban Sociology

2

Discipline Specific Elective 02

Agrarian Sociology

3

Discipline Specific Elective 03

Environmental Sociology

4

Discipline Specific Elective 04

Sociology of Wok

5

Discipline Specific Elective 05

Sociology of Health and Medicine

6

Discipline Specific Elective 06

Indian Sociological Traditions

7

Discipline Specific Elective 07

Visual Culture

8

Discipline Specific Elective 08

Reading Ethnographies

9

Discipline Specific Elective 09

Societies in North East India

Non-Major Course

1

Generic Elective 01

Indian Society: Images and Realities

2

Generic Elective 02

Family and Intimacy

3

Generic Elective 03

Rethinking Development

4

Generic Elective 04

Gender and Violence

5

Generic Electives 05

Sociology of Social Movements

6

Generic Elective 06

Sociology of Education

 

Generic Elective 07

Sociology of Media

 

Generic Elective 08

Population and Society

Skill Enhancement Course 

1

Skill Enhancement Course - 1

Reading, Writing and Reasoning for Sociology

2

Skill Enhancement Course 02

Ethnographic & Filmmaking

 

Faculties:

  1. Number of Teaching Post  : Three

Post

Sanction

Filled

Professor

X

X

Associate Professor

1

1

Assistant Professor

2

2

  1. Faculty Profile with name, Qualification, Designation, Specialization

(D.Sc./D. Lit/PhD/M. Phil. etc.)

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

Experience

Mrs. Sehida Khatoon

M.A

Associate Prof

Sociology of Economic development, Educational Sociology, Sociology of North East

26 yrs.

Dr. Paochon Tuboi

M.A, Ph.D

Assistant Prof.

Sociology of Tribal Culture, Sociology of Development &Sociology of Entrepreneurship, Urban Sociology

14 Yrs

Dr. Papu Kr. Ngatey 

M.A, Ph.D

Assistant Prof.

Penology Prison

Administration and

Correctional Services, Sociology of Rural

Development and Changes, Sociology of North East

3Yrs

 

Facilities:

The following facilities were provided by the department in order to mould and strengthen Knowledge, Personality and Physical & Mental development of the students of Sociology.

  1. Infrastructure facilities:
  1. Separate departmental office
  2. Departmental Library with more than 300 Books
  1. Class room (1) 
  2. Computer and Printer
  3. Water Filter with stand
  4. Whiteboard

 

  1. Non-Infrastructure facilities
  1. Seminars, Workshop, Group Discussion and Remedial Class
  2. Departmental Fresher’s Social meet 
  3. Departmental Parting Social gathering
  4. Field Survey in nearby villages 
  5. Departmental Picnic
  6. Study Tour within and outside the state

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