Department of Sociology


The Graduate programmes in Sociology are designed primarily to prepare students for the award of the M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Sociology. These programmes are designed to emphasize the quantitative approach to the study of Sociology. There is therefore the understandable emphasis on Sociology theory, Methodology, Social Statistics and Computer application to the study of Sociology.

The Department offers courses at the M.Sc and Ph.D levels in the following areas of specialization:

  1. Population and Demography
  2. Industrial and Labour Relations
  3. Political Sociology
  4. Social Sociology
  5. Sociology of Development


M.Sc. Sociology
A student shall be required to pass a minimum of 30 Units in two Semesters which should include mandatory/Core and Elective courses and thesis based on original research.

A Ph.D. Candidate will be required to satisfy the following conditions before he/she is awarded the Doctorate Degree.

  1. Pass comprehensive examination in Theory and Methodology and Area of Specialization
  2. Earn a minimum of 12 Units in Coursework/Seminars
  3. Successfully defend the Ph.D. Thesis in an Oral examination.