DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

Brief Profile of the Department

              The Departments of sociology was established in the University during 1976. The Vision of the department is to sensitize the younger generation to be socially responsible and to constructively contribute to nation building. It has a Mission to set National Standards through excellence in teaching, research and extension. The department is housed in DR. B. R. AmbedkarMaligai. It has 6 faculty members with expertise in Mass Communication, Medical Sociology, Social Change, social Anthropology and so on.
              It has awarded doctoral degrees to more than one hundred and fifty scholars and about 30 candidates are currently working on their doctoral dissertation. The School has carried out Twenty Four 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-DRS-III for five years.

              The thrust areas identified by the UGC are:

  •   Social Change with special reference to Marginal Communities
  •   Community Health, Mass Communication and Social Development
  • Research Activities (2007-2017)


    S. No.

    Name of the Project In charge

    Title of the Project

    Funding Agency

    Sanction Order No. & Date

    Total Grant in Rs

    Duration

    1

    Dr. P. Periakaruppan

    Educational Status of Dalit Students at Primary Schools in Southern Districts of Tamil Nadu

    ICSSR

    Rs.10,20000

    2

    Dr. P. Periakaruppan

    Inclusive Planning Process and Institutional Mechanism for the Urban Infrastructure and Governance; Innovation and Lessons Learned from Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)

    UGC

    RS.13,00000

    3

    Dr. P. Periakaruppan

    Nehru Studies Centre under the scheme of Epoch Making Social Thinkers of India

    UGC

    F.No:6-1/2012 (NFE)  dated : 18.07.2014

    Rs. 7,50,000

    2014-2015

    4

    Dr. M. Nallakaman

    Role of Caste Groups In New Panchayati Raj Institutions – A Case Study in Tamil Nadu

    UGC

    F NO. 5 – 269/ 2012 (HRP) dated 01.08.2012

    Rs.6,94,600

    2012-            2014

    5

    Dr. P. Periakaruppan

    Nehru Studies Centre under the scheme of Epoch Making Social Thinkers of India

    UGC

    F.No:6-6/2006 (NFE-II)  dated : 31.12.2012

    Rs. 4,52,495

    2012-2013

    6

    Dr. R. Mangayarkarasu

    Women Leadership in Rural Tamilnadu: A study of the Elected Women Leaders of Madurai District

    UGC

    5-13/2010 (HRP) dated 07.12.2010

    Rs.2.5 lakhs

    2011-2013

    Faculty Members



    Dr.C.Karuppiah

    Professor & Head

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    Dr. P. Rajkumar

    Assistant Professor

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    Dr.B.Geetha

    Assistant Professor

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    Dr.M.Buvaneswaran

    Assistant Professor

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    Dr.R.M.Muthu

    Assistant Professor

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