About the department
The Department of Sociology at Tezpur University was established in 2006 with a Masters programme. Subsequently, it launched a PhD programme in 2008.
The department is dedicated toward creating competent and socially sensitive graduates through rigorous teaching/training programmes and
The curriculum lays emphasis on the teaching and learning of general concerns of sociology as well as the issues of sociological significance in
northeastern India which constitute a special focus of the teaching and research of the department. A combination of participatory, experiential and
creative pedagogy is used for transacting the curricula with a view to fostering dialogue, mutual learning and critical reflection. The pedagogical
practices also utilise an inter-disciplinary framework combining classical approaches in conjunction with emerging areas of research.
The students pursuing their Masters in the department not only have to learn critical approaches and perspectives in the classroom but are also
encouraged to participate in short field visits during vacations as part of their mandatory research projects. The department also takes care to
expose the students to the prevailing social realities through activities such as outreach programmes, regular film screening, seminars and other
programmes in collaboration with other social organisations.
The faculty members of the department have a wide range of interests and expertise and are currently engaged in research in areas such as Development,
Education, Environment, Ethnic Conflicts, Governance, Health, Migration, Social Movements, Science Studies and so on.