Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology was started in the year 1967. The introduction of Sociology in Post-Graduate level in Dibrugarh University had created a new chapter in the growth and development of Sociology in the North-Eastern Region of India. It is the first department of sociology in a university in this region. Since its inception the department has been designing its academic curriculum as per the changing intellectual fervor of the region. The course curriculum of the Department at M.A. (CBCS) and Ph.D. / M. Phil levels have been prepared keeping in view the manpower requirements in various industrial organizations and departments of both public and private sectors. Besides providing teachers in Sociology for Universities Under Graduate Colleges and Higher Secondary Schools of the region this Department has been creating specialized manpower in various capacities to Oil, Coal, Plantation and Power Industries. Alumni from this department are also assets to various government departments such as State Administrative Services, State Police and Prison Services, State Economics Services, Town Planning, Health and Family Welfare, Social Welfare and Probation etc. The Department of Sociology has also played a key role in the establishment of "The Centre for Social Work Studies " in 2010-11 academic session for teaching Post Graduate semester course in Master of Social Work (MSW). The Department has been publishing "The North Eastern Research Bulletin", an ISSN Referred Journal since 1970

Vision: We foresee the department as a continuing locus of critical understanding of the problems and prospects of building better societies.

Mission: The department aims at inter disciplinary cooperation in creating and spreading scientific and analytical knowledge along with generating critical agency among its scholars.


Dr. Joyanta Borbora

Dr Seema Verma Borbora

Dr. Pranjal Sarma

Dr. Jyoti Prasad Saikia [Head Of the Department]

Associate Professor

Dr. Upasona Sarmah

Assistant Professors

Dr. Bikash Deka

Dr. Anannya Gogoi

Mr. Partha Pratim Borah

Ms. Kuheli Das

Courses and Programme offered:

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D.

Eligibility for admission:

  • M.A.: 45% marks in B.A.(Major) in Sociology or 50%marks in the subject and 45% marks in aggregate.
  • M.Phil: Securing a minimum of 50% marks in the subject in M.A. Cleared with DURAT or having NET –JRF.
  • Ph.D: As per Dibrugarh University Ph.D. regulations.

Duration of programmes:

  • M.A.: 2 Years (4 semesters under CBCS)
  • M.Phil:1 year
  • Ph.D.: Course Work: 6 months

Intake Capacity:

  • M.A.: 50 + 5 (Endowment Seats) = 55
  • M.Phil.: 5
  • Ph.D: As per availability

Structure of the existing syllabus:

The core papers of the syllabi of Post Graduate Programme in Sociology focused on the following subjects:

  • General Sociology
  • Sociological Theories
  • Research Methodolog
  • Social Stratification
  • Sociology of Indian Society

Besides the abovementioned core papers the other specialized papers cover the following broad areas:

  • Rural Sociology
  • Urban Sociology
  • Sociology of NE India
  • Criminology & Penology
  • Industrial Sociology & Personnel Management
  • Educational Sociology
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Sociology of Development
  • Medical Sociology


Other highlights:

University awards Dr. Jatin Mipun Memorial Scholarship for meritorious students, who secures the top position in Sociology in 1st & 2nd Semester Examinations every year


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