Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology is established in 1995 and belongs to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Sociology, at the Sree Sankaracharya University, is unique among its kind in India, with innovative teaching and research engagements. Within a short span of time from its inception in 1995, the department has attracted the extensive attention in the country, especially in the state of Kerala. The department aims at specialised understanding of the State's social and cultural scenario with due emphasis on theorising.
Since 1995 onwards, Sociology has been taught as interdisciplinary subject catering to the needs of under-graduates. In 2009, it became a research department with Ph.D programme in Sociology. The department now offers a portfolio of M.Phil, Ph.D and integrated M.Phil-Ph.D programmes. Each academic programme has been visualised in a manner that, they have excellent depth in sociological theory, methodology and practice. The elective courses offered in several multi-specialised areas of research attract a large number of students to our programmes. Sociology at the Sree Sanakaracharya offers vibrant options to specialise in the subject with contemporary relevance.
The faculty members are involved in producing environmental video documentaries related to waste disposal, environmental conservation. The faculty member who is in charge of the University Nature Club has submitted an innovative proposal for the establishment of a Bird sanctuary in an ideal location in the campus. The proposal contained lot of opportunities for generating new knowledge, both basic and applied.
About Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit
The University was established two decades ago in the name of the illustrious Indian philosopher Jagad Guru Adi Sankara in his place of birth at Kalady. The basic objective of the University is to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit, Indology, Indian culture, Indian and Foreign languages, Indian philosophy, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and to promote the study and research in Sanskrit and other systems of Indian knowledge. As a centre of cultural heritage and a house for indigenous art forms, the University is envisioned to harmonize the society through educational excellence.