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    ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

     

    The Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai, has the distinction of being the oldest centre of teaching and research in Sociology and Anthropology in India. In addition, it is the oldest Department in the University of Mumbai. The Department was set up in 1919 with an eminent British sociologist and town planner Sir Patrick Geddes as the first Professor and Head. Over the last nine decades the department has made pioneering and significant contributions to teaching and research in Sociology in South Asia.

    The Department has played a pioneering role in the promotion of social science research in general and in the development of sociology and cultural anthropology in particular in four major respects. Firstly, it initiated an ambitious project of mapping out, independently, the vast and variegated ethnographic landscape of India through systematic field studies. In the span of over nine decades, more than 250 Ph.D. and M.Phil dissertations have been completed in the Department. Secondly, it trained a fairly large number of talented students who were drawn from different parts of South Asia and who, in turn, advanced the frontiers of sociological and anthropological research in India. Some of the leading figures in Indian Sociology and Anthropology had their initial training in the Department. Mention may be made of M.N. Srinivas (M.A. 1938, Ph.D. 1943), IrawatiKarve (M.A. 1928), I.P. Desai (Ph.D. 1943), Y.B. Damle (Ph.D. 1950), Vilas Sangave (Ph.D. 1950) and M.S.A. Rao (Ph.D. 1953), among several others. Thirdly, the Department played a leading role in the professionalisation of Sociology and Anthropology in India. The Indian Sociological Society and its Journal Sociological Bulletin owe their inception to the initiative of Professor Ghurye and his colleagues in the Department. Professor Ghurye served as the President and Professor K.M. Kapadia and Professor J.V. Ferreira served as secretaries of Indian Sociological Society from its inception in 1952 till 1966. Fourthly, long before the value of inter-disciplinary research came to be widely acknowledged and emphasised, a number of inter-disciplinary studies relating to the varied dimensions of Indian society were taken up in the Department.

     

    Professor Sir Patrick Geddes was the Head of the Department from 1919 to 1924. He was imbued with a vision far ahead of his times. His academic endeavours spanned the disciplinary boundaries of Sociology, Town Planning, Geography and Biology. He impressed on his students the importance of field work and practical experience. His work continues to inspire new generations of students not only in Sociology but also in Architecture, Town Planning as well as Sociology of Science.

     

     

    Dr. G. S. Ghurye, was appointed Reader and Head of the Department in 1924. He became professor in 1934 and continued to head the Department until his retirement in 1959. Ghurye initial training was in Sanskrit and Indology. Under the influence of Sir Patrick Geddes, Ghurye pursued higher studies in Anthropology under the distinguished anthropologist W.H.R Rivers at Cambridge and later under A.C. Haddon. His attempt to combine insights from Indology with anthropological perspectives was one of the major contributions of the time. After his retirement he was designated the first Professor Emeritus in the University of Mumbai.

     

     

    Professor Ghurye guided 55 students for the Doctorate in Sociology, probably the highest number for any single Sociologist. He trained many eminent sociologists who contributed to building the discipline in India. Among them, mention may be made of the following: IravatiKarve and Y.B. Damle who subsequently moved to University of Pune, M.N. Srinivas who started the Department of Sociology at Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, M.S.A Rao who also went to Delhi School of Economics, A.R. Desai and D. Narain who succeeded Ghurye as Heads of the Department in Mumbai, I.P. Desai who went on to the Centre for Social Studies at Surat, M.S. Gore who went on to head the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and later became the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai, Suma Chitnis who became the Vice Chancellor of SNDT Womens University and Victor DSouza who was head of the Department of Sociology at Punjab University.

     

     

    Professor K.M. Kapadia succeeded Professor Ghurye as Head of the Department in 1960. His tenure and scholarly career came to a rather abrupt end with his unfortunate death in 1967. Professor Kapadia will be remembered for his notable contribution to the study of kinship, family and marriage in India. His book Family and Marriage in India became a classic in its genre, a reference book for succeeding generations of students.

     

     

    Professor A.R. Desai succeeded Professor Kapadia as Head of the Department in 1967. Professor Desai made a significant contribution to Sociology through his numerous publications relating to political sociology, rural sociology, peasant struggles and trade union movement. His books Social Background of Indian Nationalism, Rural Sociology in India,and Peasant Struggles in India are widely used as recommended texts in several universities in India. Professor Desai retired in 1976. He was elected President of Indian Sociological Society in 1979.

     

     

    Professor J.V. Ferreira assumed the headship of the Department in 1976. Initially trained in the Department of Sociology, Professor Ferreira subsequently went to Vienna and obtained a doctorate from the University of Vienna. Professor Ferreira contributed to anthropological theory and methodology through his book Totemism in India (1965) and later through numerous papers and monographs. He edited the second series of the ICSSR sponsored Survey of Research in Sociology and Social Anthropology in 1985. During his tenure as Head of the Department Professor of Ferreira also served as Director of Western Regional Centre of ICSSR. He retired in 1982.

     

     

    Professor DhirendraNarain succeeded Professor Ferreira as Head of the Department in 1982. Professor Narain completed his doctoral dissertation under the guidance of Professor G.S. Ghurye, which was later published as Hindu Character (1957). He was invited to contribute an article on Ghurye, which was published in the Biographical Supplement of the International Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences in 1979. He also edited the ICSSR-sponsored volume containing abstracts of M.A. and Ph.D. dissertations completed in the Department of Sociology. He retired in February 1991.

     

     

    Professor A. R. Momin assumed the headship in 1991 after Professor D. Narain. Professor Momin is a distinguished Cultural Anthropologist. He has several publications to his credit and he has served on committees of the University Grants Commission, The Indian Council of Social Science Research and Anthropological Survey of India. His term as head expired in April 1999, under the new scheme of rotation of heads in the University Departments.

     

     

    Professor S. K. Bhowmik became the head after Professor Momin in 1999. Professor Bhowmik has done pioneering work in the areas of plantation labour, trade union movement, the issues confronting workers in the informal sector and urban poverty. Tea Plantation Labour in India, Street Vendors and the Global Urban Economy (2009), and Industry, Labour and Society (2012) are among his major contributions. Since 2004, Prof. Bhowmik has moved to Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

     

     

    Professor P. G. Jogdand assumed the headship in 2002. Professor Jogdand specialises in Dalit Studies, Sociology of the marginalised communities, Social Movements and Globalization. His publications include Dalit Movement in Maharashtra (1991), Dalit Women: Issues and Perspectives (1995), New Economic Policy and Dalits (2000), and Globalization and Social Movements: Struggle for Humane Society (2003) co-edited with Prof. S.M. Michael. Professor Jogdand is member of the University Management Council as well as Dean of the Arts Faculty.

     

     

    Professor Indira Munshi assumed headship of the department in 2005. Professor Indira Munshi has nurtured research in the areas of development, tribal studies, sociology and environment and the sociology of tourism. Her publications include Contradictions in Indian Society (1995), co-edited with Professor ManoramaSavur and Adivasi Life stories (2007).

     

     

    Professor Kamala Ganesh became the head of the department in 2007. Professor Kamala Ganesh has worked on the themes related to Feminist Methodologies, interface between gender and kinship, identity and culture, and Indian diaspora. Her publications include, Negotiation and Social Space: A Gendered Analysis of Marriage and Kinship Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (1998) co-edited with Carla Risseeuw, Culture and the Making of Identity in Contemporary India (2005) co-edited with UshaThakkar, and Zero Point Bombay: In and around Horniman Circle (2008), co-edited with UshaThakkar and Gita Chadha.

     

    Professor P.G. Jogdand assumed headship for a second term in the year 2010.

  • Courses :

    M.A. SOCIOLOGY (HONOURS)

    The Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai offers Master of Arts in Sociology based on Credit and Semester system. The course is named Master of Arts (Honours) in Sociology and was initiated in the academic year 2008-2009.  

    Structure

    It is a two year programme consisting of Four Semesters with many optional courses on offer. The Syllabus is divided into Core and Elective courses. Each Course carries six credits. Core Courses are compulsory for all the students in a given Semester and the Elective Courses are optional as specified for each Semester.  

    The Course is designed to provide the students an exhaustive understanding of the contemporary developments and debates in Sociology and Anthropology with specific focus on issues pertaining to South Asia. It is compatible with the patterns followed in distinguished universities in India and abroad. It is a rigorous programme based on innovative pedagogical practices.  

    Consequently, the department of Sociology no longer offers the older programme of Master of Arts in Sociology with annual exams. Such a course is still available to students through the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) of the University of Mumbai as well as a few colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai.  

    Duration of the Course

    M.A. (Honours) in Sociology is a TWO YEAR programme, consisting of FOUR semesters with many course options. The duration of each semester is FIFTEEN weeks, with TWELVE weeks of classes, one week each for the mid semester and end semester exams and one week kept in reserve for viva-voce exams and other allied activities. The semesters follow the academic year of the University of Mumbai and run between June/July and March/April, with three breaks during Diwali, Christmas and the summer vacation in the month of May.  

    The lectures for the courses in First Semester commence on July 15. In case the results of the BA exams conducted by the University of Mumbai are delayed, classes will commence for the courses in Semester One within the ten days of the declaration of BA results at the University of Mumbai. The lectures for Semester Three begin on the first day of the new academic year in June.  

    Students will have to opt for a combination of courses totalling 96 credits over two years. Of these 48 credits are from the core courses and the rest 48 credits from electives. The courses which are actually offered for each semester will be announced two weeks prior to the commencement of the semester.  

    Assessment

    The end semester examination for each course will be for a maximum of sixty marks for the duration of two hours.  

    A student must secure a minimum of 40% marks (internal assessment and end semester examination put together) in a course (both core courses and electives) to obtain the number of credits assigned to the particular course. A student failing a course will be allowed to keep terms and proceed to the next semester provided she/he has failed in not more than two courses in that semester.  

    A student who has passed all the courses (core as well as elective) and obtained not less than 96 credits shall be deemed to have obtained the Masters (Honours) Degree in Sociology. The total performance within a semester and the continuous performance from the second semester onwards shall be indicated by a Grade Point Average (GPA), Weighted Average Marks, Cumulative Grade Point Average and overall Weighted Percentage Marks and the Overall Percentage Marks respectively, calculated as per standard practice. 

    Grading System

    As per Circular No. UG/18 of 2012 of University of Mumbai the Grading System for the course is as follows:

    Grades

    Marks

    Grade Points

    O

    70% and above

    07

    A

    60 - 69.99%

    06

    B

    55 - 59.99%

    05

    C

    50 - 54.99%

    04

    D

    45 - 49.99%

    03

    E

    40 - 44.99%

    02

    F (Fail)

    39.99% and below

    01

     

    The Details

     

    Total Number of Courses : 16 (08 Core Courses + 08 Electives)

    Credits per course : 06

    Total Credits : 96 (16 X 06 = 96)

    Teaching Hours : 04 teaching hours weekly for each course, for 15 weeks, in each Semester.

    Scheme of Assessment : 60 Marks (End semester exam of 02 Hours Duration) / 40 Marks (Internal Assessment)

    Pattern of End Semester Examination : 04 questions of 15 marks each with internal choice. (15 X 4 = 60 marks)

    Internal Assessment : Assignment on a topic related to the course, word limit: between 3000 4000 words. : Maximum of 20 marks for the written assignment, 10 marks for viva voce examination on the assignment and maximum of 10 marks for class participation, regularity of attendance and interest shown in the course (20 + 10 + 10 = 40 Marks).

     

    Criteria for Admission and Fee Structure for MA (Honours) in Sociology

     

    Who Can Apply?

    All graduates (B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, BMS, BMM, etc.) of recognized universities may apply. Those who have appeared for the final examination and are awaiting the results may also apply. Forms can be collected from the Accounts Section of the University of Mumbai, 2nd Floor, Mahatma Jotirao Phule Bhavan, Kalina Campus for a sum of '100/- or downloaded from the website of the University of Mumbai. Forms, duly filled in with all the necessary details, may be submitted to the Department of Sociology in person/by post/by email. The option of submitting the form by email is available only to those who have downloaded the form from the website. Along with it a Crossed Demand Draft for '100 favouring.The Finance and Accounts Officer, University of Mumbai needs also be submitted. The last date for submission of applications is June 25th each year.  

    An entrance test will be held for all those students who have a graduate degree in any subject other than Sociology. Marks obtained by the candidate at the entrance test as well as the marks obtained at the Bachelor Degree examination will be together considered for deciding on the admissions.  

    Fee Structure

    Regular Fee and other Activities Charges for M.A. Part - I and M.A.Part - II implemented from Academic Year 2010-2011.

    Sr. No

    FEE

    AMOUNT

    M.A. Part - I

    AMOUNT

    M.A. Part - II

    1.

    Tuition Fees

    1,000/-

    1,000/-

    2.

    P.G. Registration

    1,000/-

    ---

    3.

    P.G. Registration Form Fee

         25/-

    ---

    4.

    Application Form & Prospectus Fee 

       100/-

    100/-

    5.

    Library Fee

     1,080/-

    1,000/-

    6.

    Gymkhana Fee

      200/-

    200/-

    7.

    Admission processing fee

      200/-

    200/-

    8.

    Vice Chancellor fund

    20/-

    20/-

    9.

    Identity Card

    50/-

    50/-

    10.

    Student Welfare Fee

    50/-

    50/-

    11.

    University Sports & Cultural Activity

    30/-

    30/-

    12.

    E suvidha

    50/-

    50/-

    13.

    E-charge-website

    20/-

    20/-

    14.

    Disaster Relief Fund

    10/-

    10/-

    15.

    Caution Money Deposit

    150/-

    ---

    16.

    Railway Concession

    20/-

    20/-

     

    Total

    '4,005/-

    '2,750/-

     

    • Tuition Fee for M.A. Part I foreign students is '5,000/-
    • Enrolment fee for students belonging to Universities other than Mumbai University is '220/-

     

    THE COURSES 

    SEMESTER ONE

    Course Code : Title of the Course

    Core Courses (two):

    501 : Classical Sociological Theory

    502 : Perspectives on Indian Society

    Electives (any two)

    503 : Gender and Society

    504 : Population and Society                                                   

    505 : Religion and Society                                                     

    506 : Sociology of Urbanization                                                  

    507 : Sociology of the Informal Sector                                                

    SEMESTER TWO

    Core Courses (two):

    601 : Classical Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology

    602:Methodologies of Social Research                                                     

    Electives (any two):

    603 : Industry, labour and globalization

    604 : Family and Kinship

    605 : Media and Society

    606 : Social Movements 

    SEMESTER THREE

    Core Courses (two):

    701 : Contemporary Sociological Theories

    702 : Sociology of Development 

    Electives (any two):

    703 : Environment and Society

    704 : Agrarian Society: Structure and Change

    705 : Caste, Tribe and Marginalization

    706                                                      Indian Social Thinkers

    707                                                      Sociology of Megacities

    708                                                      Contemporary Feminist Theory

    709                                                      Plural Society: Issues and Challenges

    710                                                      Dissertation 

    SEMESTER FOUR

    Core Courses (two):

    801                                                      Contemporary Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology

    802                                                      Sociology of Globalization 

    Electives (any two):

    803                                                      Science, Technology and Society

    804                                                      Theorizing Caste: Advanced Sociological Analysis of Caste in Contemporary India.

    805                                                      Theoretical Perspectives on Kinship

    806                                                      Sociology of Tourism

    807                                                      Indian Diaspora Studies

    808                                                      The Making of Mumbai: Structures and Processes

    809                                                      Tribes in India

    810                                                      Popular Culture in India 

    (For a comprehensive understanding of the rules and regulations pertaining to Master of Arts (Honours) in Sociology, kindly see Circular No. UG/18 of 2012 of University of Mumbai available at http://archive.mu.ac.in/ug18.pdf)

    M.Phil. PROGRAMME

    The department of Sociology is introducing a newly designed M.Phil. course during the academic year 2013 - 2014. The proposed course will be of three semesters, two semesters of course work and one semester for the M.Phil. dissertation. The course work would involve three papers; two compulsory papers on Methodology of the Social Sciences and Research Methods in Sociology along with a third paper on Contemporary Debates in India, for which the student may choose any one of the electives on offer. Semester Three is earmarked for the M.Phil. dissertation. More updates on the M.Phil. programme will be available at http://archive.mu.ac.in/arts/social_science/Sociology/courses.html 

    Ph.D. PROGRAMME

    Since the inception of the department of sociology in 1919 about 250 PhD and MA dissertations have been completed. The doctoral dissertations completed in the department cover such wide and varied themes as well as all the sub disciplines in Sociology and Anthropology.  

    Procedures for Admission and Fee Structure 

    In general a candidate for the PhD programme must have secured 55% or CGPA of B Plus at the Masters Level.  

    Most the rules and regulations regarding admission to PhD are framed by the University of Mumbai from time to time in line with the framework provided by University Grants Commission.  

    The candidate applying for the PhD programme needs to pass the PhD Entrance Test (PET) conducted by the University of Mumbai. This examination is held twice in a year. The validity period for those who clear PET examination is three years. The candidates with any one or more of the following qualifications are exempted from appearing for PET.

    Those who are NET, SET, JRF qualified and teacher fellowship holders from apex bodies such as UGC.

    Those who have completed MPhil degree from University of Mumbai or any other recognised Universities as per extant UGC guidelines.

    Approved teachers affiliated to the University Department or affiliated colleges having not less than FIVE years of full time continuous teaching experience after the date of the first approval of appointment of the University of Mumbai.

    A candidate who fulfils the conditions for eligibility as laid out above, shall make an application to the Department of Sociology in the prescribed form seeking admission to the PhD programme, along with a Demand Draft/cash for '100/-. The shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews to be held by a PhD Interview Committee constituted by the Head of the Department of Sociology. The said committee decides on selection of candidates for the PhD programme as well as allocation of PhD supervisors for the eligible candidates.

    The eligible candidates who have been allotted PhD supervisors are required to submit an outline of their research proposal to the Department of Sociology to be forwarded to the Research and Recognition Committee (RRC) for consideration. After the approval of the RRC, the candidates shall submit their application for registration for PhD programme to the Thesis Section of the University of Mumbai.  

    Every candidate is to complete a six month long PhD course work conducted at the Department of Sociology. Those who have completed MPhil from the University of Mumbai or any other University recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and whose date of registration for the same was before 11th July 2009, are exempted from PhD course work (See No. 2.10 of Circular No. Exam/COE/Thesis/2891 of 2011, http://archive.mu.ac.in/Ph.D_Circular_2891_21-04-2011.pdf

    All research students are required to renew their admission each term within a week of the opening of the term by submitting the prescribed form along with the term fees. Such applications for renewal are to be countersigned by the Guiding teacher and the Head of the Department.  

    Submission of Synopsis 

    Two months prior to the submitting of the PhD dissertation the student is to submit 25 copies of the synopsis of the dissertation countersigned by the guiding teacher, along with examination fees of '5010/-. In case the student fails to submit the dissertation within six months of the submission of the synopsis the examination fees are to be paid again.  

    Submission of the thesis 

    Upon the approval of the thesis by the guiding teacher, the student is required to submit 3 copies of the thesis to the Department of Sociology. It will be examined by two external examiners to determine whether the student can be conferred the degree of PhD based on the said thesis. If both the examiners accept the thesis, the student will be asked to defend it at a viva voce in the presence of the guiding teacher as well as one of the external examiners. However, if any one of the examiners rejects the thesis, it will be sent to a third external examiner whose decision on the matter shall be deemed final. If both the external examiners reject the thesis, the student is required to modify the thesis based on the recommendations of the external examiners and re-submit it for consideration.  

    As per University Ordinances 770 and 771 a declaration by the student is required to be attached to the thesis stating that the work embodied in the said thesis is the result of original research conducted by the student and that the work has not been submitted for a degree in any university. It further states that wherever the student has used material from other sources and authors, they are duly cited and acknowledged.  

    The PhD programme is for the minimum duration of two academic years. The maximum period for the completion of PhD is five academic years.  

    Fee Structure 

    Revised Fee Structure for Ph. D. For First Year

    Sr. No

    Particulars

    Fees

    1.

    Tuition Fees

    6000/-

    2.

    Admission Process Fee

      200/-

    3.

    PG Registration Fee

    1000/-

    4.

    PG Registration Form Fee

        25/-

    5.

    Library Fee

    1080/-

    6.

    E -Charges

        20/-

    7.

    E Suvidha

       50/-

    8.

    Gymkhana Fee

     200/-

    9.

    Disaster Fee

       10/-

    10.

    Sports & Cult. Act. Fee

       30/-

    11.

    VC Fund          

       20/-

    12.

    I - Card

       50/-

     

                                                                              Total

    '8685

     

     

    *Tuition Fee for Foreign Students is '30,000/- & P. G. Registration Fee of '5000/-

    *Enrolment Fee for student belonging to University other than Mumbai University is '220/-

    Revised Fee Structure for Ph. D. Renewal

    Sr. No

    Particulars

    Fees

    1.

    Tuition Fees

    6000

    2.

    Admission Process Fee

      200

    3.

    Library Fee

    1000

    4.

    E - Charges

        20

    5.

    E - Suvidha

        50

    6.

    Gymkhana Fee

      200

    7.

    Disaster Fee

        10

    8.

    Sports & Cult. Act. Fee

        30

    9.

    VC Fund          

        20

    10.

    I - Card

       50

     

                                                                             Total

    7580

    11.

    Examination  / Viva voce Fee (Final Year)

      600

    12.

    Convocation (Final Year)

      250

     

                                                                             Total

    '8430

     

     

    *Tuition Fee for Foreign Students is '30,000/- 

    STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, FREESHIPS AND PRIZES 

    According to circular number BCC/257 of 2001 of the University of Mumbai no tuition fees and examination fees are to be charged by University Departments of students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and DT/NT categories at the time of admission to a course/examination. It may be noted that a bond in a suitable form will  be taken from the candidate concerned to the effect that if his/her claim for freeship is not accepted by the Social Welfare Department, Government of Maharashtra, he/she shall pay the amount towards the tuition fees and examination fees to the University Department in which he/she is admitted and sent for examination.  Any further clarification on this matter can be obtained from the Director of Social Welfare Department, Pune 1, Government of Maharashtra. 

    The Department provides a limited number of scholarships and fellowships for M.A. students. The details regarding these are provided below:

    1. Scholarships:  Merit Scholarships of '1500/- per annum are offered to students of the Department registered for the M.A. degree by papers.  These scholarships are awarded on merit as indicated by the B.A. examination results of the candidates or by the M.A. (Part I) examinations results of the University.

     

    1. Government of India Post-Matric Scholarships to Backward Class Students:  The scheme of grant of the Government of India (GOI) Scholarship for Backward Class students (SCs/STs/NTs/VJs and STs outside Specified Area in Vidharba) for post SSC course is implemented by the Director of Social Welfare, Pune.  All Backward Class students undertaking approved post SSC courses, and who satisfy the requisite criteria, are considered eligible for the GOI Scholarship.  Students who are eligible for the GOI Scholarship will not be required to pay tuition fees to the University.

     

    (Further details regarding eligibility and the procedure for applying for these scholarships can be obtained from the Superintendent, Department of Sociology).

    PRIZES 

    The following Prizes are awarded at the M.A. Degree Examination:

    Sir Patrick Geddes Prize '620/-

    (Awarded to a candidate who secures the highest marks in the paper on Urban Sociology).

    Professor Kanaiyalal M. Kapadia Prize '280/-

    (Awarded to a candidate offering eight papers in Sociology and securing the highest marks on the aggregate in the subject

    Professor K.M. Kapadia Prize '620/-

    (Awarded to a candidate offering eight papers in Sociology and securing the highest marks on the aggregate in the subject

    Dr. N.A. Thoothi Prize '620/-

    (Awarded to a candidate who secures the highest marks in the paper on the Methodologies of Social Research).

    G. Mamata Memorial Scholarship '2125/-

    (Awarded to a candidate who secures the highest marks in the paper on the Theoretical Anthropology).

    Smt. Shanti Rajendra Shah Prize '1800/-

    (Awarded to a candidate securing the highest marks in Sociology in the M.A. examination of the University of Mumbai).

    Sir William Wedderburn Scholarship '450/-

    (Awarded to a candidate, by rotation, who scores the highest marks in Sociology).

  • Library

    The Department has its own specialised library for the benefit of the students and the members of the faculty. The library is developed with a special grant from UGC-SAP programme since 2004. It has collection of around 2000 books and is open on weekdays from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

  • Courses

    M.A. SOCIOLOGY (HONOURS)

    The Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai offers Master of Arts in Sociology based on Credit and Semester system. The course is named Master of Arts (Honours) in Sociology and was initiated in the academic year 2008-2009.

    Structure

    It is a two year programme consisting of Four Semesters with many optional courses on offer. The Syllabus is divided into Core and Elective courses. Each Course carries six credits. Core Courses are compulsory for all the students in a given Semester and the Elective Courses are optional as specified for each Semester.

    The Course is designed to provide the students an exhaustive understanding of the contemporary developments and debates in Sociology and Anthropology with specific focus on issues pertaining to South Asia. It is compatible with the patterns followed in distinguished universities in India and abroad. It is a rigorous programme based on innovative pedagogical practices.

    Consequently, the department of Sociology no longer offers the older programme of Master of Arts in Sociology with annual exams. Such a course is still available to students through the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) of the University of Mumbai as well as a few colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai.

    Duration of the Course

    M.A. (Honours) in Sociology is a TWO YEAR programme, consisting of FOUR semesters with many course options. The duration of each semester is FIFTEEN weeks, with TWELVE weeks of classes, one week each for the mid semester and end semester exams and one week kept in reserve for viva-voce exams and other allied activities. The semesters follow the academic year of the University of Mumbai and run between June/July and March/April, with three breaks during Diwali, Christmas and the summer vacation in the month of May.

    The lectures for the courses in First Semester commence on July 15. In case the results of the BA exams conducted by the University of Mumbai are delayed, classes will commence for the courses in Semester One within the ten days of the declaration of BA results at the University of Mumbai. The lectures for Semester Three begin on the first day of the new academic year in June.

    Students will have to opt for a combination of courses totalling 96 credits over two years. Of these 48 credits are from the core courses and the rest 48 credits from electives. The courses which are actually offered for each semester will be announced two weeks prior to the commencement of the semester.

    Assessment

    The end semester examination for each course will be for a maximum of sixty marks for the duration of two hours.

    A student must secure a minimum of 40% marks (internal assessment and end semester examination put together) in a course (both core courses and electives) to obtain the number of credits assigned to the particular course. A student failing a course will be allowed to keep terms and proceed to the next semester provided she/he has failed in not more than two courses in that semester.

    A student who has passed all the courses (core as well as elective) and obtained not less than 96 credits shall be deemed to have obtained the Master (Honours) Degree in Sociology. The total performance within a semester and the continuous performance from the second semester onwards shall be indicated by a Grade Point Average (GPA), Weighted Average Marks, Cumulative Grade Point Average and overall Weighted Percentage Marks and the Overall Percentage Marks respectively, calculated as per standard practice.

    Grading System

    As per Circular No. UG/18 of 2012 of University of Mumbai the Grading System for the course is as follows:

    Grades

    Marks

    Grade Points

    O

    70% and above

    07

    A

    60 to 69.99%

    06

    B

    55 to 59.99%

    05

    C

    50 to 54.99%

    04

    D

    45 to 49.99%

    03

    E

    40 to 44.99%

    02

    F (Fail)

    39.99% and below

    01

     

    The Details

    Total Number of Courses 16 (08 Core Courses + 08 Electives)
    Credits per course 06
    Total Credits 96 (16 X 06 = 96)
    Teaching Hours 04 teaching hours weekly for each course, for 15 weeks, in each Semester.
    Scheme of Assessment

    60 Marks (End semester exam of 02 Hours Duration)

    40 Marks (Internal Assessment)

    Pattern of End Semester Examination 04 questions of 15 marks each with internal choice. (15 X 4 = 60 marks)
    Internal Assessment Assignment on a topic related to the course, word limit: between 3000 - 4000 words. : Maximum of 20 marks for the written assignment, 10 marks for viva voce examination on the assignment and maximum of 10 marks for class participation, regularity of attendance and interest shown in the course (20 + 10 + 10 = 40 Marks).

     

    Criteria for Admission and Fee Structure for MA (Honours) in Sociology

    Who Can Apply?

    All graduates (B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, BMS, BMM, etc.) of recognized universities may apply. Those who have appeared for the final examination and are awaiting the results may also apply. Forms can be collected from the Accounts Section of the University of Mumbai, 2nd Floor, Mahatma Jotirao Phule Bhavan, Kalina Campus for a sum of '100/- or downloaded from the website of the University of Mumbai. Forms, duly filled in with all the necessary details, may be submitted to the Department of Sociology in person/by post/by email. The option of submitting the form by email is available only to those who have downloaded the form from the website. Along with it a Crossed Demand Draft for '100 favouring The Finance and Accounts Officer, University of Mumbai needs also be submitted. The last date for submission of applications is June 25th each year.

    An entrance test will be held for all those students who have a graduate degree in any subject other than Sociology. Marks obtained by the candidate at the entrance test as well as the marks obtained at the Bachelor Degree examination will be together considered for deciding on the admissions.

    Fee Structure

    Regular Fee and other Activities Charges for M.A. Part - I and M.A.Part - II implemented from Academic Year 2010-2011

    Sr. No

    FEE

    AMOUNT M.A. Part - I

    AMOUNT M.A. Part - II

    1.

    Tuition Fees

    1,000/-

    1,000/-

    2.

    P.G. Registration

    1,000/-

    ---

    3.

    P.G. Registration Form Fee

    25/-

    ---

    4.

    Application Form & Prospectus Fee

    100/-

    100/-

    5.

    Library Fee

    1,080/-

    1,000/-

    6.

    Gymkhana Fee

    200/-

    200/-

    7.

    Admission processing fee

    200/-

    200/-

    8.

    Vice Chancellor fund

    20/-

    20/-

    9.

    Identity Card

    50/-

    50/-

    10.

    Student Welfare Fee

    50/-

    50/-

    11.

    University Sports & Cultural Activity

    30/-

    30/-

    12.

    E suvidha

    50/-

    50/-

    13.

    E-charge-website

    20/-

    20/-

    14.

    Disaster Relief Fund

    10/-

    10/-

    15.

    Caution Money Deposit

    150/-

    ---

    16.

    Railway Concession

    20/-

    20/-

     

    Total

    '4,005/-

    '2,750/-

    • Tuition Fee for M.A. Part I foreign students is '5,000/-
    • Enrolment fee for students belonging to Universities other than Mumbai University is '220/-

    THE COURSES

    SEMESTER ONE

    Course Code Title of the Course

    Core Courses (two):

    501 Classical Sociological Theory

    502 Perspectives on Indian Society

    Electives (any two)

    503 Gender and Society

    504 Population and Society

    505 Religion and Society

    506 Sociology of Urbanization

    507 Sociology of the Informal Sector

    SEMESTER TWO

    Core Courses (two):

    601 Classical Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology

    602 Methodologies of Social Research

    Electives (any two):

    603 Industry, labour and globalization

    604 Family and Kinship

    605 Media and Society

    606 Social Movements

    SEMESTER THREE

    Core Courses (two):

    701 Contemporary Sociological Theories

    702 Sociology of Development

    Electives (any two):

    703 Environment and Society

    704 Agrarian Society: Structure and Change

    705 Caste, Tribe and Marginalization

    706 Indian Social Thinkers

    707 Sociology of Megacities

    708 Contemporary Feminist Theory

    709 Plural Society: Issues and Challenges

    710 Dissertation

    SEMESTER FOUR

    Core Courses (two):

    801 Contemporary Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology

    802 Sociology of Globalization

    Electives (any two):

    803 Science, Technology and Society

    804 Theorizing Caste: Advanced Sociological Analysis of Caste in Contemporary India.

    805 Theoretical Perspectives on Kinship

    806 Sociology of Tourism

    807 Indian Diaspora Studies

    808 The Making of Mumbai: Structures and Processes

    809 Tribes in India

    810 Popular Culture in India

    (For a comprehensive understanding of the rules and regulations pertaining to Master of Arts (Honours) in Sociology, kindly see Circular No. UG/18 of 2012 of University of Mumbai available at http://archive.mu.ac.in/ug18.pdf)

    M.Phil. PROGRAMME

    The department of Sociology is introducing a newly designed M.Phil. course during the academic year 2013 � 2014. The proposed course will be of three semesters, two semesters of course work and one semester for the M.Phil. dissertation. The course work would involve three papers; two compulsory papers on Methodology of the Social Sciences and Research Methods in Sociology along with a third paper on Contemporary Debates in India, for which the student may choose any one of the electives on offer. Semester Three is earmarked for the M.Phil. dissertation. More updates on the M.Phil. programme will be available at http://archive.mu.ac.in/arts/social_science/Sociology/courses.html

    Ph.D. PROGRAMME

    Since the inception of the department of sociology in 1919 about 250 PhD and MA dissertations have been completed. The doctoral dissertations completed in the department cover such wide and varied themes as well as all the sub disciplines in Sociology and Anthropology.

    Procedures for Admission and Fee Structure

    In general a candidate for the PhD programme must have secured 55% or CGPA of B Plus at the Masters Level.

    Most the rules and regulations regarding admission to PhD are framed by the University of Mumbai from time to time in line with the framework provided by University Grants Commission.

    The candidate applying for the PhD programme needs to pass the PhD Entrance Test (PET) conducted by the University of Mumbai. This examination is held twice in a year. The validity period for those who clear PET examination is three years. The candidates with any one or more of the following qualifications are exempted from appearing for PET.

    Those who are NET, SET, JRF qualified and teacher fellowship holders from apex bodies such as UGC.

    Those who have completed MPhil degree from University of Mumbai or any other recognised Universities as per extant UGC guidelines.

    c) Approved teachers affiliated to the University Department or affiliated colleges having not less than FIVE years of full time continuous teaching experience after the date of the first approval of appointment of the University of Mumbai.

    A candidate who fulfils the conditions for eligibility as laid out above, shall make an application to the Department of Sociology in the prescribed form seeking admission to the PhD programme, along with a Demand Draft/cash for '100/-. The shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews to be held by a PhD Interview Committee constituted by the Head of the Department of Sociology. The said committee decides on selection of candidates for the PhD programme as well as allocation of PhD supervisors for the eligible candidates.

    The eligible candidates who have been allotted PhD supervisors are required to submit an outline of their research proposal to the Department of Sociology to be forwarded to the Research and Recognition Committee (RRC) for consideration. After the approval of the RRC, the candidates shall submit their application for registration for PhD programme to the Thesis Section of the University of Mumbai.

    Every candidate is to complete a six month long PhD course work conducted at the Department of Sociology. Those who have completed MPhil from the University of Mumbai or any other University recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and whose date of registration for the same was before 11th July 2009, are exempted from PhD course work (See No. 2.10 of Circular No. Exam/COE/Thesis/2891 of 2011, http://archive.mu.ac.in/Ph.D_Circular_2891_21-04-2011.pdf)

    All research students are required to renew their admission each term within a week of the opening of the term by submitting the prescribed form along with the term fees. Such applications for renewal are to be countersigned by the Guiding teacher and the Head of the Department.

    Submission of Synopsis

    Two months prior to the submitting of the PhD dissertation the student is to submit 25 copies of the synopsis of the dissertation countersigned by the guiding teacher, along with examination fees of '5010/-. In case the student fails to submit the dissertation within six months of the submission of the synopsis the examination fees are to be paid again.

    Submission of the thesis

    Upon the approval of the thesis by the guiding teacher, the student is required to submit 3 copies of the thesis to the Department of Sociology. It will be examined by two external examiners to determine whether the student can be conferred the degree of PhD based on the said thesis. If both the examiners accept the thesis, the student will be asked to defend it at a viva voce in the presence of the guiding teacher as well as one of the external examiners. However, if any one of the examiners rejects the thesis, it will be sent to a third external examiner whose decision on the matter shall be deemed final. If both the external examiners reject the thesis, the student is required to modify the thesis based on the recommendations of the external examiners and re-submit it for consideration.

    As per University Ordinances 770 and 771 a declaration by the student is required to be attached to the thesis stating that the work embodied in the said thesis is the result of original research conducted by the student and that the work has not been submitted for a degree in any university. It further states that wherever the student has used material from other sources and authors, they are duly cited and acknowledged.

    The PhD programme is for the minimum duration of two academic years. The maximum period for the completion of PhD is five academic years.

    Fee Structure

    Revised Fee Structure for Ph. D. For First Year

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    Particulars

    Fees

    1.

    Tuition Fees

    6000/-

    2.

    Admission Process Fee

    200/-

    3.

    PG Registration Fee

    1000/-

    4.

    PG Registration Form Fee

    25/-

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    Tuition Fee for Foreign Students is '30,000/- & P. G. Registration Fee of '5000/-

    *Enrolment Fee for student belonging to University other than Mumbai University is '220/-

    Revised Fee Structure for Ph. D. Renewal

    Sr. No

    Particulars

    Fees

    1.

    Tuition Fees

    6000

    2.

    Admission Process Fee

    200

    3.

    Library Fee

    1000

    4.

    E Charges

    20

    5.

    E Suvidha

    50

    6.

    Gymkhana Fee

    200

    7.

    Disaster Fee

    10

    8.

    Sports & Cult. Act. Fee

    30

    9.

    VC Fund

    20

    10.

    I Card

    50

     

    Total

    7580

    11.

    Examination / Viva voce Fee (Final Year)

    600

    12.

    Convocation (Final Year)

    250

     

    Total

    '8430

     

    Tuition Fee for Foreign Students is '30,000/-

    STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, FREESHIPS AND PRIZES

    According to circular number BCC/257 of 2001 of the University of Mumbai no tuition fees and examination fees are to be charged by University Departments of students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and DT/NT categories at the time of admission to a course/examination. It may be noted that a bond in a suitable form will be taken from the candidate concerned to the effect that if his/her claim for freeship is not accepted by the Social Welfare Department, Government of Maharashtra, he/she shall pay the amount towards the tuition fees and examination fees to the University Department in which he/she is admitted and sent for examination. Any further clarification on this matter can be obtained from the Director of Social Welfare Department, Pune 1, Government of Maharashtra.

    The Department provides a limited number of scholarships and fellowships for M.A. students. The details regarding these are provided below:

    a) Scholarships: Merit Scholarships of '1500/- per annum are offered to students of the Department registered for the M.A. degree by papers. These scholarships are awarded on merit as indicated by the B.A. examination results of the candidates or by the M.A. (Part I) examinations results of the University.

    b) Government of India Post-Matric Scholarships to Backward Class Students: The scheme of grant of the Government of India (GOI) Scholarship for Backward Class students (SCs/STs/NTs/VJs and STs outside Specified Area in Vidharba) for post SSC course is implemented by the Director of Social Welfare, Pune. All Backward Class students undertaking approved post SSC courses, and who satisfy the requisite criteria, are considered eligible for the GOI Scholarship. Students who are eligible for the GOI Scholarship will not be required to pay tuition fees to the University.

    (Further details regarding eligibility and the procedure for applying for these scholarships can be obtained from the Superintendent, Department of Sociology).

    PRIZES

    The following Prizes are awarded at the M.A. Degree Examination:

    Sir Patrick Geddes Prize - '620/-

    (Awarded to a candidate who secures the highest marks in the paper on Urban Sociology).

    Professor Kanaiyalal M. Kapadia Prize - '280/-

    (Awarded to a candidate offering eight papers in Sociology and securing the highest marks on the aggregate in the subject

    Professor K.M. Kapadia Prize -'620/-

    (Awarded to a candidate offering eight papers in Sociology and securing the highest marks on the aggregate in the subject

    Dr. N.A. Thoothi Prize -'620/-

    (Awarded to a candidate who secures the highest marks in the paper on the Methodologies of Social Research).

    G. Mamata Memorial Scholarship -'2125/-

    (Awarded to a candidate who secures the highest marks in the paper on the Theoretical Anthropology).

    Smt. Shanti Rajendra Shah Prize - '1800/-

    (Awarded to a candidate securing the highest marks in Sociology in the M.A. examination of the University of Mumbai).

    Sir William Wedderburn Scholarship -450/-

    (Awarded to a candidate, by rotation, who scores the highest marks in Sociology).

  • FACULTY RESEARCH AND PURLICATIO^S

     

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    UGC SPECIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME (UGC - SAP)

    The Department has been granted assistance at the level of DRS I (Department Research Support 1st Term) under the Special Assistance Programme (SAP) of the UGC to undertake research programmes and publications in thrust areas. The faculty members through their specializations cumulatively bring to bear their expertise on a broad range of themes and topics on the teaching and research programmes of the Department. For the five year period 2004 - 2009, the two thrust areas for the Department identified under SAP were: a) Marginalised Groups and Communities and b) Sociology of Environment.

    Continuing the support for research and innovation at the Department UGC gave approval for the second phase of SAP (SAP II) for a period of five years from 2009 - 2014. The thrust areas identified for this phase are: Marginalised Groups and Communities

    1. Development of Sociology in India - Contribution of the University, Department of Sociology, Mumbai
    2. Impact of Globalization on

    (a) Culture and Identity

    (b) India and its Diaspora

    (c) Labour in the Informal Sector

    Prof. P.G. Jogdand acted as Co-ordinator of SAP for Phase I (2004 - 2009) and Phase II (2009 - 2014). The Department is already planning ahead for applying for the next stage of SAP (SAP III). The thrust areas identified at the meeting of the Faculty with experts from UGC, Prof. ArvindAgrawal and Prof. HariBabu are the following:

    1. Sociology of Marginalized Groups and Communities
    2. Evolution of Sociology in India and New Challenges
    3. Globalization and Social Processes in India:

    a) Environment and Development

    b) Cities, Urbanization, Migration and the Informal Sector

    c) Gender, Culture and Identity

    d) India and its Diaspora

    e) Labour in the Informal Sector

    NATIONAL SEMINARS

    Department has been able to bring together academics, scholars and activists for exchange of ideas by way of National and International Seminars on topical issues and debates in the Social Sciences. From the year 2004, many of these seminars were organised under UGC-SAP.

    The Golden Jubilee of the Department was celebrated in 1969 with an international seminar on Modernization of Underdeveloped Societies, a much talked about issue at that time. Scholars such as Paul Lazarsfeld, Robert Merton, David Mandelbaum, among others presented papers at the conference. The proceedings of the conference were later edited into two landmark volumes.

    As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Department, an international seminar, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnicity and Nation-Building in South Asia, was organised in 1995. Renowned scholars S.C. Dube, M.N. Srinivas, Y.B. Damle, Bhikkhu Parekh, Jan Breman, Theodore Wright Jr. and Gerald Berreman were among the participants. A volume based on the papers presented at the seminar was later published.

    Some of the other significant seminars and conferences organised by the Department are detailed below:

    • Seminar in honour of Prof. A.R. Momin, Celebrating Syncretism, 2005.
    • Seminar on Reservation or Affirmative Policy in the Private Sector: Issues and Concerns, 2005
    • Workshop on Migration, Marginalization, Ghettoization and Identity Crisis: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Insights, (In collaboration with University of Bonn), 2005
    • National Seminar on Tribals, Forests and Livelihood Issues, March 2006
    • Western Region Workshop Archiving Women Lives: Perspectives and Techniques, in collaboration with Indian Association of Women Studies, 19th and 20th January, 2007.
    • National Seminar on Marginalization, the Public Sphere and the State: Issues of Market and Citizenship, 22nd and 23rd March, 2007
    • National Seminar Interrogating and Reorienting Sociology: Critical Perspectives from the Margins, 21st and 22nd February, 2008
    • A two day National Seminar on theme Informal Sector in India: Marginalised Communities on 26th and 27th February, 2009
    • Interdisciplinary International Conference, Revisiting Linkages and Exchanges between India and Germany: Shifting Images and Discourses, jointly organised with the University of Bonn, 11th to 13th March, 2009
    • Two day National Seminar on theme Modernity, Identity and Resistance in South Asia: Negotiating Subjectivity amidst changing solidarities, 18th, 19th and 20th March, 2010
    • Two day National Seminar on theme Understanding Marginalized Groups in India. Exploring Perspectives, Approaches & Methodologies on 19th& 20th January, 2011 under UGC-SAP (Phase II).
    • Two-day Pre-Conference Seminar in the run up to the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Indian Sociological Society, titled Sociology in India and the Bombay School: Retrospect and Prospects, 23rd and 24th September 2011
    • Two day National Seminar on Sociology of Dalit Literature, under UGC - SAP Programme on 17th and 18th February, 2012
    • Two day National Seminar on Development, Identity and Politics: Issues of Development and identities of the Marginalised in Contemporary India, under UGC - SAP Programme on 1st and 2nd March, 2013.

    ENDOWMENT LECTURES

    A.R DESAI MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES

    A.R. Desai memorial lecture is a lecture series held annually by the Department of Sociology in honour of Prof. A.R. Desai. The details of the recent A.R. Desai Memorial Lectures are given below.

    Sr.

    No.

    Name of the Speaker

    Topic

    Date

    1

    Prof. UpendraBaxi

    The Unreason of Globalization & the Reason of Human Rights

    1996

    2

    Lord. Bhikhu Parekh

    Indian Secularism: Paradoxes & Dilemmas

    30th January, 1997

    3

    Prof. Yogendra Singh

    The world View of Sociology & the Challenge of Post Modernity

    23rd March, 1999

    4

    Prof. JayantLele

    Reviving Secular nationalism under new age imperialism

    13th February, 2002

    5

    Prof. R. S. Sharma

    Village as a source of Ancient History

    26th February, 2003

    6

    Prof. Jan Breman

    A Radical Agenda for agrarian reforms in the late colonial era the activity of the kisansabha in south Gujarat

    16th February, 2006

    7

    Prof. Ghanshyam Shah

    Civil Society & the Urban Poor

    21st February, 2008

    8

    Prof. PratapBhanu Mehta

    The Social Basis of Indian Citizenship

    20th February, 2009

    9

    Prof. SukhadeoThorat

    Discrimination, Atrocities and Dalits: Fifty years of Hope and Despair in Maharashtra

    28th February, 2012

    10

    Prof. Dipankar Gupta

    The Informal in the Formal: India Growth Story and Its Sociological Effects

    31st January, 2013

    G.S. GHURYE BOOK AWARD

    The University of Mumbai instituted the Prof. G.S. Ghurye Award in the year 1976 in the name of Prof. GovindSadashivGhurye, pioneering Sociologist as well as illustrious Head of the Department. The award, consisting of a cash prize and a citation, is given to an Indian author for a book or monograph in Sociology and Anthropology in the English language. The selection is done by the award committee from among the monographs published in India and abroad. The previous recipients of this award include, M.N. Srinivas (The Remembered Village), Veena Das (Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual), M.S.A Rao (Social Movements and Social Transformation: A Study of Two Backward Caste Movements in India), Ratna Naidu (The Communal Edge to Plural Societies: India and Malaysia), T.K. Oommen (From Mobilization to Institutionalization: The Dynamics of Agrarian Movement in 20th Century Kerala), M.S. Gore (The Social Context of an Ideology: Ambedkar's Social and Political Thought), K.S. Singh (The Scheduled Tribes) and SatishSaberwal (Spirals of Contention: Why India was Partitioned in 1947).

    G.S. GHURYE MEMORIAL LECTURE

    • First Prof. G. S. Ghurye Memorial Lecture on G. S. Ghurye and the Politics of Sociological Knowledge delivered by Nicholas Dirks, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History, Columbia University, on Friday, 15th January 2010.
    • Second Prof. G. S. Ghurye Memorial Lecture on Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Nation: Situating G.S. Ghurye by T. K. Oommen, Professor Emeritus, Centre for the study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on Thursday, 23rd December 2010.

    3rd Professor G. S. Ghurye Memorial Lecture on Caste Today: What Some Sociologists Don't Know by Professor Gail Omvedt on Monday, 25th February, 2013.

  • Faculty
    B V Bhosale B.V. Bhosale
    Professor & Head
    M.A., Ph.D. (Pune)
    Email (Office): bvbhosale@sociology.mu.ac.in
    Email (Other): bvbhosale@hotmail.com
    Specialization and Areas of Interest: Sociology of Informal Sector, Industry, Labour and Globalization, Sociology of Megacities, The Making of Mumbai.
    Website :- Profile
    P G jogadand P.G. Jogdand
    Professor
    M.A., M.Phil. (JNU), Ph.D. (BAMU)
    Email (Office): pgjogdand@sociology.mu.ac.in
    Email (Other): pgjogdand@gmail.com
    Specialization and Areas of Interest: Political Sociology, Sociological Traditions, Sociology of Weaker Sections, Population and Society, Gender and Society, Sociology of Indian Society.
    Website :- Profile
    P S Vivek P.S. Vivek
    Professor
    M.A., Ph.D. (Mumbai)
    Email (Office): psvivek@sociology.mu.ac.in
    Email (Other): psvivek@gmail.com, Website: www.psvivek.com
    Specialization and Areas of Interest: Sociology of Development, Occupational Sociology, Sociology of Cities, Sociology of Urbanization, Sociology of the Underprivileged, Sociology of Management, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Spitting.
    Website :- Profile
    kambale Ramesh Kamble
    Associate Professor
    M.A. (Mumbai), Ph D (Published research work is duly recognized as equivalent to Ph D by the University of Mumbai).
    The title of research work presented: ‘Dalit Identity in Metropolis: Social, Occupational and Political Experiences
    of Dalits in Urban Setting of Mumbai’
    Email (Office): kambleramesh@sociology.mu.ac.in
    Email (Other): kambleramesh@hotmail.com
    Specialization and Areas of Interest: Ethnomethodology, Critical Theory, and complexity theory; Intersectionality debate Theorizing Globalization, Culture and Identity ; Critical Cultural Studies; cultural studies of science and technology, caste and gender studies; multi-layered marginalization, vulnerability and subjectivity
    Website :- Profile
    kendra Balaji N. Kendre
    Associate Professor
    M.A. (Pune), Ph.D.
    Email (Office): balaji.kendre@sociology.mu.ac.in
    Email (Other): bnk2830@rediffmail.com
    Specialization and Areas of Interest: Sociology of Change and Development, Sociology of Marginalized Sections, Sociology of Communication
    Website :-Profile
    Rita Malache Rita Malache
    Assistant Professor
    M.A. (Pune), SET, NET
    Email (Office): ritasociology@yahoo.co.in
    Email (Other):
    Specialization and Areas of Interest: Tribes in India, Tribal Sociology
    Website :- Profile
    Joseph M T Joseph M.T.
    Assistant Professor
    M.A. (Mumbai), M.Phil. & Ph.D. (Delhi)
    Email (Office): dr.josephmt@sociology.mu.ac.in
    Email (Other): mtjoseph@live.in
    Specialization and Areas of Interest: Sociology of Religion, Critical Engagements in Ethnography, Social Movements, Political Sociology, Dalit Sociology, Gender and Society, Post-colonial Studies.
    Website :- Profile
    Geeta Chadha Gita Chadha
    Assistant Professor
    M.A., Ph.D. (Mumbai)
    Email (Office): dr.gitachadha@sociology.mu.ac.in
    Email (Other): gita_chadha@hotmail.com
    Specialization and Areas of Interest: Sociology of Knowledge, Sociological Theory and
    New Research Methods, Science Studies, Feminist Theory and the Women’s Movement, Post-Colonial Perspectives, Cultural Studies.
    Website :- Profile
    wakharde Sonali Wakharde
    Assistant Professor
    M.A. (Nanded), NET,SET
    Email (Office): sonaliwakharde@sociology.mu.ac.in
    Email (Other): sonaliwakharde@yahoo.in
    Specialization and Areas of Interest: Gender and Society, Rural Society, Tribes in India 
    Website :- Profile
    Manisha Rao Manisha Rao
    Assistant Professor
    M.A., M.Phil. (Delhi), Ph.D. (Pune)
    Email (Office): manisha.rao@sociology.mu.ac.in
    Email (Other): manisharao008@gmail.com
    Specialization and Areas of Interest: Environment, Gender and Development Studies, Globalization, Social Movements.
    Website :- Profile

    Adjunct Faculty

    michael S.M. Michael
    Professor
    M.A. (Pune), Ph.D. (Mumbai)
    Email (Other): smmichael2000@hotmail.com
    Specialization and Areas of Interest: Social Movements, Dalit Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Sociology of Religion.

     

    Research Assistant

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    Ramachandra Zade
    Research Assistant
    M.A., M.S.W. (Pune)
    Email address: ramzade@sociology.mu.ac.in
    Specialization and Areas of Research: Tribes Studies, Marginalised communities
    Website :- Profile

    prasannajeet Prasenjeet. H. Khanderao
    Research Assistant
    M.A., M Phil (Mumbai),UGC – NET (2011),Pursuing Ph.D. (Mumbai)
    Email (Office): prasenjeetsocio@sociology.mu.ac.in
    Email (Other): prasenjeet2683@gmail.com
    Specialization and Areas of Research: Informal Sector, Marginalised Communities,
    International Relations: India –Africa, India- Turkey, Environment.
    Website :- Profile

     

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