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Master of Arts (Sociology)
Duration :
Min. Duration 2 Years
Max. Duration 4 Years
Programme Details



The two years master degree programme in sociology is designed for open and distance learning to provide advanced sociological knowledge, perspectives and skills to a wide cross section of students who are unable to access and also who do not have enough time for regular course. The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic concepts, methods and theories of sociological studies. Students will be introduced to the sociological perspective and will be presented with a set of core sociological concepts and tools to examine the social world and explore social issues. The course contents focuses on the concepts and theories of sociological, social research methods, social research methods, social stratification and social mobility, rural and urban societies in the contemporary India. In addition, courses at this level are also concerned with the problems relating to globalization, development, mass media and social change.




Broadly, three orientations can be described/ defined with reference to the teaching of sociology. 1. Job orientation (as in vocational courses), 2. Knowledge orientation (as in personality and skill development) and 3. Social orientation (as in responsible citizenship education). Keeping this orientation in mind, the programme emphasizes on the following Objectives:

1. To equip the students to critically understand and interpret social institutions, social issues and changes.
2. To generate in students the importance of understanding how gender, ethnic, racial and religion differences, among others, influence social structure and social processes in human societies.
3. To help students broaden their view of society beyond their own immediate experience and understand how and why their own experiences may be similar or different to the experiences of others.
4.To help students acquire skills that will be useful to them in their personal and professional life.


Programme Code : 442C-S

(English/ Hindi/ Punjabi Medium)


Programme Duration


Min. Duration 2 Years
Max. Duration 4 Years

Eligibility & Fee



Graduation in any discipline or equivalent

Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university.


*Fee Details

Programme Fee₹ 4500 (per semester)

Examination Fee₹ 1500 (per semester)

Study Material Fee₹ 1000 (per semester)



  • Programme Fee for 1st semester will be payable at the time of admission. Fee for all other semester(s) will be payable as per the schedule prescribed by the university before the start of End Term Exam of corresponding semester/ year.

  • Examination fee will be payable along with the programme fee.

  • If a student wants to take printed Study Material, then he/ she is required to pay the Study Material fee separately at the time of receiving Study Material.

*Exclusive of one time Application Fee of Rs. 500/- to be paid at the time of new admission.


Career Prospects

Some of the relevant designations related to MA Sociology

  • Sociologist

  • Social Worker in various NGOs

  • Research Analyst/ Research Fellows/Research Associates for carrying out policy relevant projects

  •  Teacher/ Lecturer
    Teachers can find employment in

    • Secondary schools

    • Colleges

    • Universities

    • Educational research institutes

    • Teaching opportunities in foreign countries

One can explore qualifying various competitive exams for banks and other public sector organizations


Further study options after M.A.

  • M.Phil.

  • Ph.D.

Higher studies can be pursued in reputed universities in India and abroad

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