About Us


The School of Social Sciences was formed in 2002 with two Departments, Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology. Both these Departments were established in the University during 1976.

The School is housed in DR. B. R. Ambedkar Maligai. It has 10 faculty members with expertise in Panchayat Raj, Rural Development, Mass Communication, Medical Sociology, Social Change, Subaltern Studies, Welfare Administration, Police Administration, International Relations and Security Studies.

It has awarded doctoral degree to more than one hundred and fifty scholars and about 75 candidates are currently working on their doctoral dissertation.

The School has carried out Twenty Research Projects which are funded both by National and International Agencies.

The UGC has recognized the Department of Sociology as a Department of Research Support under its Special Assistance Programme. The thrust areas identified by UGC are
  • Social Change with special reference to Marginal Communities
  • Community Health, Mass Communication and Social Development

  • The School also has Nehru Study Centre funded by the UGC and Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar Chair funded by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Both of them are housed in the Department of Political Science.

    Vision

    The Vision of the School aims to sensitize the younger generation to be socially responsible and constructively contribute to nation building.

    Mission

    To set National Standards through excellence in teaching, research and extension..

    The School Consists of the following Four Department

    1. Department of Political Science
    2.  Department of Sociology

    Programmes in the School

    • M.A
    • M.Phil
    • Ph.D
    • PDF
    • Certificate courses
    • Diploma Courses

    Faculty Members of the School of Social Sciences

     

    Name of the Department

     

    Faculty Name and Designation

    Chairperson i/c Dr.C.Karuppiah
    Department of Political Science Dr. D. Ramakrishnan, Professor & Head
    Dr. N. Muthuraju, Assistant Professor
    Dr. P. Nagarajan, Assistant Professor
    Department of Sociology Dr.C.Karuppiah, Professor & Head,
    Dr. P. Rajkumar, Professor
    Dr.A.Vijayarangan, Associate Professor
    Dr.B.Geetha, Assistant Professor
    Dr.M.Buvaneswaran, Assistant Professor
    Dr.R.M.Muthu, Assistant Professor

     

    S.NO

    ITEMS

    2007-12

    2012-17

    Total

    1

    Ph. D. awarded

    68

    2

    Ongoing Number of Ph.Ds in the School

    -

    -

    53

    3

    M.Phils awarded

    123

    4

    Papers published

    125

    5

    Cumulative 
    Impact Factor

    -

    -

    -

    6

    Book chapters

    -

    -

    5

    7

    Book (Co-authored)

    -

    -

    3

    8

    e-Lessons

    -

    -

    5

    9

    No. of Projects

    16