Sociology is the subject which deals with the study of the social world and
the behavior of mankind in a variety of situations. It tries to explore the
various ways in which the social structure groups, organizations,
communities, social categories (such as class, sex, age, or race), and
various social institutions (economical, political, or religious) affect
human behavior, actions, and various opportunities available to them. Thus
Sociology provides many distinguishing viewpoints on the world
The field of sociology includes a large number of specialties: race and
ethnic relations, urban sociology, deviance, political sociology, sociology
of the family and social psychology. Almost any aspect of how human beings
gather together in groups, organizations, and societies can be studied
within sociology. Sociology provides a broad umbrella under which many ways
of examining human social life are included.
In short, it involves all aspects of human experience and activity.
Sociology allows students to integrate knowledge from a variety of social
disciplines including history, economics, psychology, political science and
anthropology. Consequently, it is an appropriate concentration for students
who are interested in a wide variety of subjects and academic fields.
Aspirants can pursue Sociology as a subject at all levels. These days many
options are available to aspirants at plus two level, graduate, post
graduate and also at doctorate level. A candidate must have 10+2 with high
class marks in social sciences for pursuing sociology at graduation level.
Similarly, a good percentage in sociology is needed to pursue sociology at
post graduation level.
One of the most frequently asked questions about sociology is, "What can I
do with a sociology degree?" Because sociology seems to offer something for
everyone, its career potential is almost limitless. As a result, sociology
is a popular concentration for students planning future studies in business,
education, law, social research, architecture, and medicine, as well as
social work and public administration.
Research institutes, the criminal justice system, public health and welfare
organizations, private business, government, and international agencies
employ sociologists. Students with a bachelor's degree often secure
employment as research assistants, data analysts, case workers, paralegals,
advertising managers and administrators. Researchers in a variety of
nonacademic settings - federal, state, or local public agencies, business or
industrial firms as well as private institutes are increasingly in demand.
Advanced degrees are generally required for consulting work, upper level
administrative positions, advanced research jobs and college teaching.
University of Delhi
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University of Rajasthan,
Jaipur 302004, Rajasthan
Jamia Millia University,
Jamia Nagar, New Delhi
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University of Mumbai,
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Mumbai - 400 032 Maharashtra,
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University of Calcutta,
87 /1 College Street,
Kolkata-700 073, West Bengal
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Guru Nanak Dev University,
Amritsar - 143 005 Punjab
Tel: 2450601-14 (14 lines)
Fax: 0183-2258819, 2258820
Website: www.gndu.ac .