Department of Sociology
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   Introduction :

The Department of Sociology has been established in November 1970.

Vision and Mission of the Department: Advancement and dissemination of sociological knowledge for upholding values such as democracy, equality, social justice and inclusiveness required for just and humane society.

The goals of the Department:

  • To equip the students with the latest sociological knowledge, research aptitude and skills

  • To enrich students’ understanding of the dynamics of Indian Society and the global social order

  • To strengthen sociological research pertaining to the issues in the region in particular and nation in general and

  • To strengthen research in the thrust area of the Department, namely Sociology of Development and Environment.

  Sponsorship :

This Department has been identified by the UGC under UGC/SAP/DRS-Phase-I (w.e.f 16th Nov. 2004) with the thrust area “Sociology of Environment and Development”. The total amount sanctioned for five years under this project is :Rs. 25,00,000+P.F(Actual).

  Research Areas :

Since its inception, the Department has exhibited dynamism in its endeavor in the field of research. Initially, research focus of the faculty was on social history of the region (Prof. Vilas Sangave’s unique work on Chh. Shahu Papers) and sociology of religion. Then, there was a shift towards rural and industrial sociology with empirical focus on this region. With the UGC sanctioned project under the emerging areas in 1994-95, and SAP-DRS-I (2004), the department is continuously undertaking and encouraging research in the thrust area of Sociology of Development and Environment.

  Subject Specializations :

The M. A., M. S. W. and M. Phil. courses include papers in the specialized field of sociology of Development and Environment.

  Academic Programmes Offered : 

The Department offers M. A.  M. Phil. and Ph. D. (Sociology) programmes and MSW programme.

  Course Structure :(Papers)

The course structure of the M. A.  M. Phil. (Sociology)and  programmes and  Master of Social Work (MSW programmes is as under:

STRUCTURE OF MA SOCIOLOGY COURSE
Semester System with Credits and Continuous Internal Evaluation [CIE]
[Introduced Under Academic Flexibility w.e.f. 2008-2009 for M. A. Part –I in the Department of Sociology,] Course Structure with Credit Points and Marks

M. A. Sociology, Part – I: Semester – I [To be introduced from 2008-2009]

SEMESTER - I:        COMPULSORY /CORE PAPERS

 

Paper Number

Paper Title

Credits

Marks

SOC  001

Classical Sociological Traditions: Marx, Durkheim and Weber

04

100

SOC  002

Understanding Indian Society

04

100

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER - I

ELECTIVES: SPECIALIZATIONS AND OPTIONAL PAPERS: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Specialization Group-A:

 

 

 

Sociology of Change, Development and Environment

 

 

SOE  001

Social Movements in India

04

100

SOE  002

Social Ecology

04

100

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Specialization Group-B:

 

 

 

Study of Tribal, Rural and Urban-Industrial Society

 

 

SOE  003

Rural Society in India

04

100

SOE  004

Industry and Society in India

04

100

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Specialization Group – C:

 

 

 

Study of Indian Society

 

 

SOE  005

Social Problems in Contemporary India

04

100

SOE  006

Social Exclusion and Social Inclusion

04

100

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Papers

 

 

SOE  007

Education and Society

04

100

SOE  008

Gender and Society

04

100

SOE  009

Society and Culture in Maharashtra

04

100

SOE  010

Comparative Sociology

04

100

 

Credit by Choice :

 

 

SE-1

The Theories and Causes of Social Exclusion and Discrimination

04

100

WS-1

Introduction to Feminist Thought and Women’s Movement

04

100

M. A. Sociology, Part – I: Semester – II [To be introduced from 2008-2009]

SEMESTER - II:        COMPULSORY /CORE PAPERS

 

Paper Number

Paper Title

Credits

Marks

SOC  003

Classical Sociological Traditions: Pareto, Cooley and Mead

04

100

SOC  004

Perspectives on Indian Society

04

100

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER - II

ELECTIVES: SPECIALIZATIONS AND OPTIONAL PAPERS: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Specialization Group-A:

 

 

 

Sociology of Change, Development and Environment

 

 

SOE  011

Sociology of Change and Development

04

100

SOE  012

Resources, Development and Environment in India

04

100

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Specialization Group-B:

 

 

 

Study of Tribal, Rural and Urban-Industrial Society

 

 

SOE  013

Urban Society in India

04

100

SOE  014

Sociology of Tribal Society

04

100

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Specialization Group – C:

 

 

 

Study of Indian Society

 

 

SOE  015

Sociology of Marginalized Communities

04

100

SOE  016

Sociology of Religion

04

100

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Papers

 

 

SOE  017

Political Sociology

04

100

SOE  018

Sociology of Mass Communication

04

100

SOE  019

Criminology

04

100

SOE  020

Social Marketing

04

100

 

Credit By Choice :

 

 

SE-2

Inclusive Policies for Eliminating Discrimination

04

100

WS-2

Gender and International Development

04

100

M. A. Part-II Sociology
Semester System with Credits and Continuous Internal Evaluation [CIE]
[To be introduced w.e.f. 2009-2010 for M. A. Part –II in the Department of Sociology,
Shivaji University, Kolhapur-4, Under Academic Flexibility]

M. A. Sociology, Part – II: Semester – III [To be introduced from 2009-2010]

SEMESTER - III:          COMPULSORY /CORE PAPERS

 

Paper Number

Paper Title

Credits

Marks

SOC  005

Major Schools of Sociological Thought

04

100

SOC  006

Methodology of Social Research (With Practical)

04

100

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER - III

ELECTIVES: SPECIALIZATIONS AND OPTIONAL PAPERS: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Specialization Group-A:

 

 

 

Sociology of Change, Development and Environment

 

 

SOE  021

Globalization and Society

04

100

SOE  022

Environmental Sociology (With Practical)

04

100

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Specialization Group-B:

 

 

 

Study of Tribal, Rural and Urban-Industrial Society

 

 

SOE  023

Sociology of Kinship Marriage and Family

04

100

SOE  024

Sociology of Migration

04

100

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Specialization Group – C:

 

 

 

Study of Indian Society

 

 

SOE  025

Dalit Studies: Issues and Perspectives

04

100

SOE  026

Law and Social Change in India

04

100

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Papers

 

 

SOE  027

Sociology of Information Society

04

100

SOE  028

Sociology of Health

04

100

SOE  029

Science, Technology and Society

04

100

SOE  030

Dissertation [Practical Work and Journal]

04

100

 

 

 

 

M. A. Part-II Sociology
Semester System with Credits and Continuous Internal Evaluation [CIE]
To be introduced w.e.f. 2009-2010 for M. A. Part –II in the Department of Sociology,
Shivaji University, Kolhapur-4, [Under Academic Flexibility]

M. A. Sociology, Part – II: Semester – IV [To be introduced from 2009-2010]

SEMESTER - IV:          COMPULSORY /CORE PAPERS

 

Paper Number

Paper Title

Credits

Marks

SOC  007

Recent Trends in Sociological Theory

04

100

SOC  008

Data Collection and Analytical Procedures (With Practical)

04

100

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER - IV

ELECTIVES: SPECIALIZATIONS AND OPTIONAL PAPERS: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Specialization Group-A:

 

 

 

Sociology of Change, Development and Environment

 

 

SOE  031

NGOs and Development

04

100

SOE  032

Environment and Society in India

(With Practical)

04

100

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Specialization Group-B:

 

 

 

Study of Tribal, Rural and Urban-Industrial Society

 

 

SOE  033

Rural Development in India

04

100

SOE  034

Society and Human Resource Development

04

100

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Specialization Group – C:

 

 

 

Study of Indian Society

 

 

SOE  035

Social Demography

04

100

SOE  036

Sociology of Ageing 

04

100

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Papers

 

 

SOE  037

Sociology of Literature

04

100

SOE  038

Sociology and Social Work

04

100

SOE  039

Sociology of Multi-national Companies

04

100

SOE  040

Dissertation

04

100

 

 

 

 

STRUCTURE OF MSW DEGREE COURSE AND SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
First Year –Semester – I and Semester - II

Paper No.

Course Title

Semester Exam.

Marks

CIE

Marks

Total Marks

Duration of theory Examination

 

I Semester [First Year]

 

 

 

 

MSW: 1.1

Social Work – History and Ideologies

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 1.2

Sociology for Social Workers

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 1.3

Human Growth and Development

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 1.4

Work with Individuals and Families

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 1.5

Work with Groups

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 1.6

 

Social Work Practicum

 

 

150

 

 

II Semester [First Year]

 

 

 

 

MSW: 2.1

Work with Communities

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 2.2

Social Work Research

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 2.3

Social Policy, Planning and Development

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 2.4

Management  of Developmental   and Welfare Services

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 2.5

Disaster Management

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 2.6

Social Work Practicum

 

 

150

 

 STRUCTURE OF MSW DEGREE COURSE
Second Year –Semester – III and Semester - IV

 

III Semester [Second Year]

 

 

 

 

MSW: 3.1

Social Legislation

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 3.2

Communication and Counselling

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 3.3

Women and Development

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 3.4

HRD. Human Resource Development 

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 3.5

Organisational Behaviour

80

20

100

- 3 hrs.

MSW: 3.6

CD. Rural Issues and Development

80

20

100

- 3 hrs.

MSW: 3.7

Tribal Community Development.

80

20

100

- 3 hrs.

MSW: 3.8

MPSW. Preventive and Social Medicine

80

20

100

- 3 hrs.

MSW: 3.9

Medical Social Work

80

20

100

- 3 hrs.

MSW: 3.10

Social Work Practicum

 

 

 

150

 

 

IV Semester [Second Year]

 

 

 

 

MSW: 4.1

Population and Environment

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 4.2

Political Economy and Development.

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 4.3

Dissertation/Computer Applications

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 4.4

HRD. Labour Legislation

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 4.5

Industrial Relations and Employee Welfare

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 4.6

CD. Urban Community Development

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 4.7

NGOs. and Programme Management

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 4.8

MPSW. Clinical Psychiatry and Community Mental Health

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 4.9

Psychiatric Social Work.

80

20

100

3 hrs.

MSW: 4.10

 

Social Work Practicum

 

 

150

 

  • M. Phil. Sociology Course
  • Paper I    =  Advanced Research Methodology.
  • Paper II   =  Recent Trends in Sociological Theories.
  • Paper III  = Options Available include the following.
  1. Industrial Sociology in India.

  2. Indian Society: Perspectives and Issues.

  3. Sociology of Development and  Environment.

  4. Communication and Development.

  5. Population and Society.

  6. Science, Technology and Society.

  7. Social Movement in India.

  • Submission of Dissertation is compulsory along with Seminars and viva-voce examination.

  Facilities / Services Offered

Facilities / Services: The Department has in-house facility of photocopying and of data processing on the SPSS software.

  Extension Services :

The faculty members and students participate in the extension activities of the University (NSS, State Level Evaluation Committee for Nirmal Gram Yojana etc.). Besides, the extension services are taken up by MSW students as part of their course requirement in local Slum, Bal Sankul Graha, Old Age Home, Mental Hospital etc.

  Consultancy Services :

The senior teachers provide consultancy services to the teachers in the affiliated colleges for Minor and Major research projects, without charging any fees.

  Instruments/Infrastructure :

Xerox Machine=01, Computers =14, Printers = 04, LCD Projector+ 01, Overhead projectors: 02, Audio System =01 Computer Lab with SPSS Software.

  Collaboration :

This Department has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for academic exchange and co-operation with TALEEM Research Foundation, Ahmedabad, on 25-01-2007.

  Faculty :

At present there are 03 Professors and 04 Lecturers (Sociology); one temporary Lecturer in Social Work, filled up as per the prescribed qualifying standards and reservation rules. Three contributory teachers are invited for teaching three papers for MSW. The number of UGC approved positions is adequate and all the teachers are competent to undertake teaching, research and extension activities.

Sr.No. Teacher Name Designation Qualification Research Specialization
1.  Dr. S. A. Salunkhe   Prof. & Head M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D. Sociology of Environment and Development, Industrial Sociology and Gender Studies
2.  Dr. R.B.Patil   Professor M.A., Ph.D. Industrial Sociology/ Sociology of Development and Environment.
3.  Dr. R. N. Salve Professor  M.A.,Ph.D. Sociology of Weaker Sections
4.  Shri. D Shrikant Sr. Lecturer  M.A.,M.Phil. Rural Sociology, Social Movement, Sociology of Environment.
5.  Shri. B. N. Kendre Lecturer M.A. SET Sociology of Mass Communication, Migration, Change and Development
6.  Smt. P. P. Desai Lecturer M.A. NET/SET Sociology of Development, Rural Sociology and Gender and Society
7.  Shri. M. P. Chougule Lecturer B.Sc.,M.S.W.,SET Urban and Rural Community Development
8.  Smt. R. S. Malache Lecturer M.A.,SET,NET Tribal Development , Gender and Trieb
  Contact Person :

Head,
Department of Sociology,
Email: sociology@unishivaji.ac.in