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Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology was established in the year 1977, when it was introduced as a Minor subject under humanities to the B.A degree students. Now it is offered as a major or core subject for the B.A degree course. The department is in constant touch with Indian sociological society as well as Mangalore University sociology teachers association. Hence, every year it conducts national seminars and workshops for teachers and students. The department maintains a departmental library. Besides guest talks on burning issues are held regularly. The department also conducts study tours every year. The department also plans for developing the department as centre for women studies.

Under following Combinations the subject Sociology is offered at under graduate level
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) – Sociology, Psychology, Communicative English.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) – Sociology, Kannada Major, Political Science.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) – Sociology, Social Work, Psychology.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) – Sociology, Economics, Political Science.

B.A Semester I – Principles of Sociology.
B.A Semester II – Social Institutions and Social Change.
B.A Semester III – Indian Society- Rural and Urban.
B.A Semester IV – Industrial Sociology.
B.A Semester V – Social Problems in India (opt), Research Methodology (opt).
B.A Semester VI – Sociological Thought and Modern Theories (opt), Social Policy and Welfare in India (opt).

Distinguished Alumni
Rev. Dr Francis Serrao S J, Bishop of Shimoga, Karnataka.
Mr Madhukar Shetty I.P.S., Formarly S.P. of Lokayukta under Mr Santhosh Hegde. Now on a study leave in the U.S.
Dr Shasheej Hegde, Professor of Sociology, Central University, Hyderabad.
Dr Dhruva Jyothi, Professor of Sociology, Karnataka University, Dharwad.
Dr Vinay Rajath, Associate Professor of Sociology, Mangalore University.
Dr Giridhar Rao, Principal, Government First Grade College, Mudipu, D.K. District.
Mr Sumanth Pai Enterpreneur, Owner of Sri Prema Sai Printers and Publishers, Yeyyadi, Mangalore. Employs 35 people.
Mr Leo Noronha, Principal St Philomena College, Puttur
Dr Clement D’Souza, Associate Professor of Economics, St Joseph’s College Autonomous, Bangalore.
Dr Fr Francis Arakal, Co-ordinator of Mass Communication and Journalism, St Joseph’s College Autonomous, Bangalore.


Ms Prema D'Souza
HOD, Lecturer
Fr Alhonse Fernandes
Assistant Professor