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Introduction

The Department of Sociology was one of the first departments to be established in Christ College. Post graduate studies at Christ College began in 1991 with the initiation of the MA programme in Sociology. Today the Department of Sociology also offers M.Phil and Ph.D programs.


The goal of the Department of Sociology is to equip students with a critical, analytical ability by providing them theoretical and empirical exposure to various social realities. The Department offers an up-to-date curriculum which takes into account recent advancements in theory, methodology and contemporary social phenomena. The curriculum is supported with an innovative pedagogy which emphasises on interactive forms of teaching-learning process.


The Department encourages research and focuses on providing its students with an atmosphere for rigorous academic and intellectual development.

 
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Department Activities

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  • A two day National Seminar on Poverty and Social Exclusion in India Organised by Dept. of Sociology and ISEC
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  • National Young Sociologist Competition 2013-14
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  • One day workshop on Engaging Social Sciences in the 21st Century
  • Report - Seminar on Poverty and Social Exclusion
  • Report of One Day Workshop on Engaging Social Sciences in the 21st Century
  • Report on Visit by the students from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA


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  • Faculty Profile
    Name Dr. Sheila Mathew
    Designation Associate Professor
    Qualification M. A., M. Phil., Ph. D.
    Email id sheila.mathew@christuniversity.in
    Phone No 080-40129341
    Date Of Birth 1963-09-08
    UG Bangalore University History,Economics ,Sociology 1983
    PG Bangalore University Sociology 1985
    MPhil Bangalore University Social Demography 1987
    PhD Bangalore University Social Demography 1995

    Seminars / Conferences Attended:

    Theme

    Venue

    Organizer

    Date / Month / Year

    Refresher courses in sociology (UGC)

    Bangalore

    Bangalore University

    1.   02 to 25 November-1998

    2.   19-02-2001 to 12th -03-2011

    Orientation course (UGC)

    Bangalore

    Bangalore University

    11-08-2000 to 11-09-2000

    National Seminar on Urban Poverty and Social Exclusion " Need for Policy intervention"

    Christ University

    Department of Sociology and ICSSR New Delhi

    11th and 12th February 2011

    National Level Young Sociologist Competition

    Christ University

    Department of Sociology

    2008,2009,2010

    Seminar on Empowerment of women challenges and prospects in the context of globalization

    Christ University

    Centre for Social research Christ University

    29th and 30th September 2000


    Honours and Awards:

    *  10th Rank in 2nd PUC Govt of Karnataka 1980

    *  17th Rank in B.A Bangalore University 1983

    *  1st Rank in M.A sociology in Bangalore University 1985

    *  Recieved the National merit Scholarship for Higher education 1983 to 1984 and 1984 to 1985

    *  Received two Endowment prizes for being the topper in Economics and History

    *  Received two gold medals (M.A Sociology Bangalore University)

    Conferences/Seminars Attended

    Sl.No. Name of the Seminar
    Name of Organiser
    Date/Month/Year
    1 Workshop on Teaching and Learning   Department of Sociology   05/10/2012
    2 Refresher Course   Christ University   25/04/2012
    3 National Level Seminar: ?Contours Of Development- Vulnerability And Social Justice?   ISEC and Christ University   28/02/2013

    List of Faculty
    SL. No.
    Name           
    Qualifications
    Profile
    1
    Dr. Joyce Georgina John M.A., Ph.D.
    2
    Dr. Om Prakash L. T. MA, PGDM, Ph.D.
    3
    Dr. Pritha Das Gupta MA, Ph.D., Post Doc, NET.
    4
    Dr. Shaji Isaac M. A., M. Phil. PhD
    5
    Dr. Sheila Mathew M. A., M. Phil., Ph. D.
    6
    Dr. Sudhansubala Sahu B.A.,M.A.,M.Phil.,PhD
    7
    Maya M B.A.,M.A.,JRF, NET.
    8
    Suparna Majumdar Kar M.A., M.Phil., JRF, NET.

    Courses Offered

    Doctoral Programmes (Ph.D.)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sociology

    M Phil Programmes
      Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Sociology

    Postgraduate Programmes
      Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Sociology

    Undergraduate Programmes
      Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, Sociology, Economics
      Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics, Politics, Sociology
      Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, Sociology, English

    Certificate Courses in Odd Semester
      Certificate Course on Methods of Social Research
      Certificate Course on Women's Issues




    Contact Us
    Department of Sociology
    Christ University,
    Hosur Road,Bangalore,
    Karnataka, India- 560029,
    Ph: +91 80.4012.9600,9100
    Fax:+91.80.40129000
    Email: mail@christuniversity.in
    Website: www.christuniversity.in

    Head of the Department
    Pritha Das Gupta(Dr.)
    prithadas.gupta@christuniversity.in,
    Ph:+91-80-40129067


    Festivals
     
    Sambandh
     
    Sociology Exhibition-2014