Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology was established in 1919. Sociology is the  most versatile subject of the Social Sciences. It trains students to grasp the social structures, understand the social processes, map the dynamics of social change and make sense of individual and collective experiences in their proper social context. The department places emphasis on integrated learning based on class room lectures, interactive tutorials, use of audio-visual material, seminars, extension lectures and coordinated-multipronged internal assessment. Equipped with  skills our students move on to successful postgraduate programmes such as social work, sociology, mass communication, human resource management, development studies, and law in the best universities all over the world. Our students find placement in diverse fields such as the media, publishing houses, the corporate sector, the public sector, NGOs (national and international), research, and many other sectors related to development. The uniqueness of Sociology demands that creative and imaginative methods are adopted to teach students. The Department believes in the adage that Sociology surrounds us and that the only way to be truly sociological is to have dialogue with one another. Therefore, the classroom teaching is not top down but is done in an interactive way through the use of chalk and talk, newspaper analysis.  Visual methods provide a means to understand the practices of representations as cultural texts, to develop interpretations of meanings in socio-cultural contexts, and to decode images of social relations and individual experience. These methods applied along with reading the relevant texts drive student motivation and interest in learning, induce sociological imagination and critical thinking. There are also invited lectures, panel discussions and seminars .  

Courses offered

B.A. (Hons.)

       

      It is a three year bachelors course offered by the Department in different stream.

M.A

       It is a two year post graduation course offered by the Department.

 

PhD

        The department offers PhD course for 3-5 years depending upon the area of research.

Departmental Associated Activities

The department organises various National level Seminars.

Various reports and journals are published  by the department.

Faculty Profile

Giving a Lecture

DR AJIT KUMAR PANDEY

Professor & Head

ajitpandey2010@yahoo.com

919670554628

Area of research : Sociological Theory, Research Methodology, Rural Development

In the Classroom

DR ASHOK KR KAUL

Professor 

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DR AK JOSHI

Professor

arvindvns@outlook.com

09839335199

Area of research : Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Ageing

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DR OMPRAKASH BHARTIYA

Professor

opsociology@gmail.com

09415934894

Area of research : Rural Sociology, Dalit studies

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DR SHWETA PRASAD

Assistant Professor

shweta1_bhu@yahoo.co.in

9415206631

Are of research :  Sociology of Development, Women’s Studies

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DR CD ADHIKARY

Assistant Professor

adhikary@bhu.ac.in

91-542-6702295

Area of research : POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY, DEVELOPMENT, PEASANT & SOCIETY

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DR DINESH KUMAR SINGH

Assistant Professor

dksinghsociology@gmail.com

9452196414

Area of research : Medical Sociology

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DR SUSHMITA SINGH

Assistant Professor

Area of research : Sociology of Gender and Gandhian Sociology

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DR ANUPAMA SINHA

Assistant Professor

Area of research : Gender and Tribal Studies

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DR AWADH KISHORE PANDEY

Associate Professor

awadhbhu@gmail.com

9452196414

Area of research : Theory, Industrial Sociology, Tribalism

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DR RN TRIPATHI

Associate Professor

rntripathisociobhu@gmail.com

9415698765

Area of research : Sociology of Development, Rural Development, Ciminology

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DR VK LAHRI

Assistant Professor

vimalsociology@gmail.com

9452196414

Area of  research : Religion of Sociology, II. Peasant & Society, III. Marginalized Groups Studies

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DR MANOJ KUMAR VERMA

Assistant Professor

Manojbhu786@gmail.com

9450282627

Area of research : Rural Sociology and Social Transformation, Sociology of India, Sociology of Environment, Social Movement, Subaltern Studies

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