The Department of Sociology started in June 2018. Teaching and research in Sociology
started at JNCU Ballia in 2018. This was superseded by the two-year master’s programme in
2018. The department has one permanent Associate Professor and Four Assistant Professors. The
department organised various programmes and guest lectures in a way to develop professional
skills in the students. We look forward to organizing many more programmes, workshops and
lectures to enrich students’ abilities and enhance department strengths to accommodate new
Sociology is the most contemporary and versatile subject of the Social Sciences. It trains
students to grasp social and diversified structures and understands social processes. It can map
the dynamics of social change, decipher social interactions and make sense of individual and
collective experiences in their social, historical and cultural context. Sociology is at once critical
and constructive, conceptual and applied, theoretical and empirical. It embodies the best of
enlightenment virtues, inculcates scientific reason, tolerance of diversity humanistic empathy. It
is the celebration of Democratic and social ideals. it is the science of our time. Sociology in India
is more than 100 years old with rich entrenched, ongoing and involving scholarly legacies.
Presently PG and Ph. D. programmes are running through the department at JNCU.
The sociology department at Ballia recognised the importance of disseminating the finding
of sociological research and training the next generation of sociologists and decided to introduce
undergraduate courses in Sociology quite early on. Interdisciplinary has always been an article of
faith for sociology under the auspices of Ballia University and it constantly endeavoured to
introduce sub-discipline and special areas of study in response. You may find how JNCU will
find its legacy and this Legacy is lived and vision is equalized in the following pages that elucidate the learning outcome Framework for the undergraduate and post-graduate, Ph.D.
curriculum for sociology at University JNCU.
The scholarly and institutional foundations of the sociology discipline were laid by eminent
Sociologist, late Professor G S Ghurye at the University of Mumbai. The Department of
Sociology, JNCU Ballia, believed to disseminate social, cultural, moral and secular values and
trained students with these values as well trained with critical thinking about social phenomena
and society. The Department of Sociology, JNCU conceived as interdisciplinary and became a
school of thought.