South Calcutta Girls' College

Affiliated to University of Calcutta | B++ Accredited (NAAC)

72, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata 700025, West Bengal, India

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Sociology

OVERVIEW

The Sociology department at SOUTH CALCUTTA GIRLS COLLEGE is one of the UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA'S leading Sociology Departments, highly regarded for its record of influential teaching. The Department makes a longstanding commitment to original theoretical knowledge and work on society, and on the production of cultural and scientific knowledge. The approach is shaped by a sociological understanding of the importance of the link between biography and history, private troubles and public issues, the micro social worlds of individuals and wider social structures. The department was established in the year 2006 as Sociology General and then in the year 2008 the department started B.A.HONOURS IN SOCIOLOGY .The department offers undergraduate course ( B.A HONOURS AND B.A. GENERAL) IN SOCIOLOGY. The department is run and controlled by five faculty members. The department has 34 seats for honours students.

List Of Faculty in Sociology Department


Name Qualification Designation Details
Ankita Mookherjee M.A., M.Phil, Ph. D Assistant Professor View
Pratap K. Gharai M.A., M.Phil. State Aided College Teacher View
Ipshita Chakraborty M.A., M.Phil. State Aided College Teacher View
Swarnali Debnath M.A.,B. LIS State Aided College Teacher View
Sudeepa Dey M.A., M.Phil,B. Ed, P. G Diploma (Society, Religion & Social Work) State Aided College Teacher View

TEACHING LEARNING MATERIALS

The department faculty members have taken the following methods to improve reading, writing skills of the students, creativity and thinking process of the students by conducting debate both intra departmental and interdepartmental, quiz competition, poster competition (on various social issues, social events, sports, wildlife, films etc), 5 minutes oral presentation given by students on topics related to sociology, article submitted by students on topics related to sociology and social issues. Besides all these methods, students prepared powerpoint presentations on various social problems including ( some topics related to the syllabus). This method of teaching was applied to enhance their communication skill which will help them in future. Maintenance of attendance record is very crucial for students internal evaluation as a result the department always keeps the track of attendance record of every month. The record is monthly signed by the students to make them aware of their percentage of attendance since attendance percentage is added with the internal marks for calculating the total marks in their end semester. Parent teacher meeting is conducted by the department to inform the parents regarding their wards performance and attendance level. Every week department conducts tutorial exams to evaluate the understanding level of the students and their progress of learning. Before the semester ends, students are required to submit term paper so that in future, they can learn to write reports, projects, dissertation. Department:- Total number of lectures= per week

  • Cc1:- theory= 5 , tutorial =1
  • Cc2 :- theory = 5 , tutorial =1
  • Cc5 :- theory = 5 , tutorial = 1
  • Cc6 :- theory = 5 , tutorial = 1
  • Cc7 :- theory = 5 , tutorial = 1
  • SEC for Honours = 2
  • Ge1 :- theory = 5 , tutorial = 1
  • Ge3 :- theory = 5 , tutorial = 1
  • Sec for Ge3= 2
  • 3rd year Honours= 11
  • 3rd year general = 3

CAPACITY BUILDING

The department conducts debate both intra departmental and interdepartmental, quiz competition, poster competition (on various social issues, social events, sports, wildlife, films etc), 5 minutes oral presentation given by students on topics related to sociology, article submitted by students on topics related to sociology and social issues. Parent teacher meeting is conducted by the department to inform the parents regarding their wards performance and attendance level. For dissertation purpose, the Departmental Faculty have trained the students to conduct field work on their respective topics so that it will help them in higher studies.The department faculty members have taken the following methods to improve reading, writing skills of the students, creativity and thinking process of the students by conducting debate both intra departmental and interdepartmental, quiz competition, poster competition (on various social issues, social events, sports, wildlife, films etc), 5 minutes oral presentation given by students on topics related to sociology, article submitted by students on topics related to sociology and social issues. Parent teacher meeting is conducted by the department to inform the parents regarding their wards performance and attendance level. For dissertation purpose, the Departmental Faculty have trained the students to conduct field work on their respective topics so that it will help them in higher studies.

OUTCOME SCOPE OF THE SUBJECT

Sociology as a career is not only a very enticing career but also many options. The career is diverse in terms of the specializations that one can choose from. Once you have completed your education there will be quite some opportunities. Research institutes, the criminal justice system, public health and welfare organizations, private businesses, law firms, international agencies, medical centers, educational institutions, advertising firms, survey and polling organizations are only some of the example where people from this background are required. There are options of working in other sectors with area specialists to help function. People like economists, political scientists, anthropologists, psychologists and social workers also require the assistance to make the right choices in their field.Once you complete your education in this field you can choose to be an educator, researcher, counselor, consultant, etc. Practicing sociologists who have advanced degrees can also apply for jobs such as research analysts, survey researchers, gerontologists, statisticians, urban planners, community developers, criminologists, or demographers. There are some MA and PhD sociologists which can obtain specialized training to become counselors, therapists, or program directors in social service agencies.

COURSE OFFERED

B.A. HONOURS IN SOCIOLOGY
B.A. GENERAL IN SOCIOLOGY

EVENTS

The department conducts debate both intra departmental and interdepartmental, quiz competition, poster competition (on various social issues, social events, sports, wildlife, films etc), 5 minutes oral presentation given by students on topics related to sociology, article submitted by students on topics related to sociology and social issues.
ONE -DAY SEMINAR CONDUCTED BY SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT ON COMPARATIVE STUDY ON CAPITALISM OF KARL MARX AND MAX WEBER.SPEAKER : Professor Deboprasad Chattapadhyaya

RESEARCH

UGC SPONSORED PROJECT:THEME : MAN AND NATURE ,SUB THEME: IF HOUSEHOLD WASTE DISPOSED PROPER ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION WILL NEVER OCCUR.ACTIVITIES:SURVEY AND FIELD WORK ,DATA ANALYSIS, DATA INTERPRETATION and FINDINGS

DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES

STUDENT POWER POINT PRESENTATION ON “RESEARCH PROPOSALS”

A power-point presentation was made by the students of 5th semester on 23rd December 2021, where they presented their respective research proposals as a part of their paper which included introduction, background and significance, review of literature, objectives, methodology and limitations. The number of participants was 17.

STUDENT POWER POINT PRESENTATION ON “GENDER ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY”

The power point presentation by Semester III students of Sociology Department on “Gender Issues in Contemporary Society” was held on 24th December 2021. It involved presentations by students which allowed for group discussion and deliberation on topics related to gender equality, gender violence, third gender among others. The discussion enhanced student’s understanding of gender issues in contemporary times. The number of participants was 11.

INVITED LECTURE ON “ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT: SOME CONTEMPORARY TRENDS”

SPEAKER- Dr. Shoma Choudhury Lahiri, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata

On 8th July, 2021, an invited lecture was delivered by Dr. Shoma Choudhury Lahiri. The speaker introduced the term “environment” and the various connotations given to it by different groups of people. She highlighted the dualism between development and environment and drew upon research material to show how states such as Uttarakhand foregrounded their demand for separate statehood by highlighting issues of underdevelopment in the area. Discussions around environment are often anti-development and the speaker argued that as such that’s largely the paradigm within which it is organised. Environmentalism can be varied in its forms and while Ramchandra Guha speaks of the environmentalism of the poor, Baviskar writes about bourgeoise environmentalism. She drew attention towards a convergence of various kinds of social and environmental movements. The talk concluded with the speaker answering several interesting questions by the students. The number of participants was 37.


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