About the Department

The Department of Sociology came into prominence in 1995 and comes under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Sociology department has acquired its vital position among the academic as well as research institutions in Sociology both inside and outside the state of Kerala. The department has introduced notable and innovative teaching and research activities, which makes the student equivalent to those in any other universities in the country. Since 1995, Sociology is taught as an interdisciplinary subject catering to the needs of undergraduates. In 2009, it became a research department with the PhD programme in Sociology. The department now offers a portfolio of M.Phil as well as PhD 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. The Department of Sociology at the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit offers vibrant options to specialise in the subject with contemporary relevance.

Thrust areas of Ph. D Entrance Examination
The following are the thrust areas a candidate appearing for the entrance examination should focus on while preparing for the same:
50 % of the Entrance Examination would focus on Research methodology.
The rest 50% would be from the subject area: Sociology. This would include themes such as:
1. Social Theory
2. Sociology of Religion
3. Gender and Society
4. Sociology of Keralam
5. Sociology of power and social relations
6. Intersectionality studies
7. Sociology of food and culture.
8. Indian Social Structure
9. Social Institutions.
Domain areas of Ph. D Entrance Examination 2024
List of domain areas on which three sets of question papers to be designed
towards the conduct of PG Entrance Examination 2024.
  1. Kerala Social Structure
  2. Sociology of India
  3. Environmental Sociology
  4. Gender and Society
  5. Constitution as a Verb
  6. Social categories for social analysis
  7. Technology and society
  8. Social Theories
  9. Social Research
10. Sociology of Religion