Department of Sociology

Sociology Department

Department at a Glance

The department of sociology came in to existence in 1981. Started with 80 students in its resent stage presently the strength has reached to 350-400 students. Amongst all social sciences, sociology is one of the most coveted streams. Since its inception the department has pioneered in providing quality education and has thus produced scholars, intellectuals and educationists.Eminent professors and distinguished scholars from other universities have contributed in disseminating knowledge to our student. 

This department is formally established by Dr. Suchitra Sharma.Later (Late) Dr. A.P. Shrivastava, Shri A. K. Parsai, Dr. G. P. Sharma and Dr.Archana Pandey contributed their service for the better future of students. The department is recognized as "Star Performer Department". At present, the faculty consists of two Professors and two Asst. Professors with Dr. Rajendra Choubey as the head of the department and Dr. Ashwini Mahajan, Dr. Suchitra Sharma, Dr. Sapana Sharma Saraswat as the members of the department. Post Graduate courses were introduced in the year 1986 keeping in view to orient students with a sociological perspective on regional and national issues. It also aims to develop interest and teach the importance and significance of sociology in connection with other disciplines. Over the years large number of students who performed with flying colors have been offering their services big teaching in universities, Railways, Defense services, state govt. Administration and by clearing NET and JRF Exams. They have successfully proven their mettle and have created a space for themselves in society.

The department strives to provide coaching and guidance especially to the (SC/ST/OBC) underprivileged students. This has really proved beneficial as in the past years many students have cleared competitive exams.Subsequently in the academic session 2013-14 and 2014-15 in the art stream students of this department have scored highest marks and were felicitated with Shri Nirmal Chandra Pathak Memorial Award with a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-.

The faculty is committed towards promoting awareness amongst students for social concerns and community service. In accordance with their mission the faculty has adopted Thanod village and organizes various outreach programs and extension activities are organized within and without the premises as well. In2015 the department in association with the department of Psychology has initiated and established a "Guidance and Counseling Cell" to resolve problems and issues concerned with students' future aspirations. The department has organized the national workshop on "Naxalism in Chhattisgarh: Impact and challenges."

Vision 
The Department of sociology aspires to provide letter quality of higher education by retaining its standard of excellence in teaching. It seeks to respond to the changing social realities and impart knowledge to create a people centered, ecologically sustainable and just society which protects equality social justice and human rights for all. It looks forward to enhance the inherent ability of the enthusiasts.

Mission 
The department promotes socio-eco-friendly atmosphere through value oriented mind set and reflective practices in concrete field situations. The objective is to educate, train and prepare students for successful careers in their chosen field. The faculty supports and encourages the learners for their overall development. The curriculum, teaching and service demonstrates that the faculty value. The diverse profiles of its learners. It also strives to provide innovative educational, environment, opportunities and experiences that enable the individual communities of the region to grow, thrive and prosper.


DRC Research and Guide

S.No

Name

Research Area

1.

. Ashwini Mahajan

Rural Area, Health and Education, Tribal Area

2.

Dr. Suchitra Sharma

Women studies, Rural Area, Special Focus on Women Issue, Tribal Area, N.G.O.

3.

Dr. Sapna Sharma Sarswat

Tribal Studies, Rural Area and Health, Women studies

 

Ph.D. Awarded

S.No

Year

Ph.D.Produced

1.

2016

01

 

Ph.D. Registered

S.No

Year

Ph.D.Registered

1.

2015

03

2.

2014

03

3.

2013

01

4.

2011

01

 

Minor Projects

S.No

Name

Topic

Amount

Funding agency

Duration

1.

Dr. Ashwiani Mahajan

बाल अपराधियों में शिक्षा एवं स्वास्थ्य की स्थिति एवं समस्याएं

175000

UGC

2014-16

2.

Dr. Suchitra Sharma

शालात्यागी बालिकाओं का समाजशास्त्रीय अध्ययन, दुर्ग जिले के विशेष संदर्भ में

85000

UGC

2012-14

3.

Dr. Sapana Sharma Sarswat

A comprehensive Study of prevalence of sickle cell Anemia amongst the youth of some particular ethnic groups (scheduled caste, scheduled tribes & other back word classes), with special attention to awareness and counseling. (With reference to Govt. Arts and Science College, Durg).

100000

UGC

2006-08

4.

Dr. Ashwiani Mahajan

शिक्षित नारी के विरूद्ध हिंसा कोरबा नगर के विशेष संदर्भ में

40000

UGC

2005-07

 

Major Projects

S.No

Name

Topic

Amount

Funding agency

Duration

1.

Dr. Suchitra Sharma

ग्रामीण महिला सशक्तिकरण एवं गैर सरकारी संगठन, दुर्ग जिले के विशेष संदर्भ में

851400

ICSSR

2012-14

2.

Dr. Sapana Sharma Sarswat

A comprehensive Study of Sickle cell anemia amongst The Students of Ethnic Groups (SC, ST & OBC Studying In various Govt. College of Rural & Tribal Areas of Durg District.

413000

UGC

2009


Publications

Year

National

International

Total

2016

3

-

3

2015

8

3

11

2014

10

2

12

2013

5

1

6

2012

3

1

4

2011

5

-

5

 

Seminar

Year

Topic

Amount

Funding agency

Date

Social Change

UGC

 

Workshop

Year

Topic

Amount

Funding agency

Date

2015

छत्तीसगढ़ में नक्सलवाद: समस्य और प्रभाव

 

UGC

26-11-15

 

Workshop
One day national workshop sponsored by UGC and organized by department of Sociology in government VYTPG autonomous college on 26-11-2015 Topic of the workshop was "Naxalism in Chhattisgarh : Problem and Effect".Addressing large gathering of faculty members, research scholars. Respectable citizens and students Dr. Dwivedi termed it to be national problem. Bastar,Rajanandgaon, Sarguja and other Places of Chhattisgarh are afflicted by this problem. We will have to think over what. Naxalites in fact want. The problem can be solved through dialogue, argument and discussion. It is worth pondering why 15 years after formation of Chhattisgarh state there is no solution to the problem. This is true that somewhere our efforts are lacking. Every body's priorities are determined on the basis of interests.

Dr. Dwivedi opined lack of development is not related with problem. Strong will power is essential for solution to problem. A time bound policy has to be determined to solve the problem. Chairing the program Brigadier (Retd) Hemant Mahajan, VSM through power point presentation explained internal enemy is more harmful than external enemy. For solving the problem officials and policemen will have to go field. Special guest Dr. N.P. Dixit,V.C. Durg University stressed on realizing the agony of Naxal affected persons. 
Delivering welcome address principal Dr. Sushil Chandra Tiwari said Naxal problem is deterrent to development of developing Chhattisgarh bilateral talksare necessary to find a solution. 

Briefing about aim of the work shop organizer and Head Sociology department Dr. Rajendra Choube said discussion is the only solution to the problem spread over 16 state. Organizing Secretary Dr. Sapna Sharma Saraswat threw light on theme of the workshop and its relevance. 125 delegates participated in the workshop. Dr. Suchitra Sharma proposed a vote of thanks.

 

Guest Lecture

S.No

Guest

Topic

Date

1.

Dr. Mahesh Shukla - (REWA)
Dr. L. S. Gajpal (RSU Raipur)

Crime and their effect
How to write research paper

2011
2011

2.

Dr. Arvind Joshi- (BHU)
Dr. A. N. Sharma

Old Age Problem and their impact 
Development and Change

2012
20.11. 2012

3.

Col. B. K. Panday

How to join Army

2013

4.

Dr. A. N. Sharma

Globalizition &Sanskritization

2014

5.

Dr. L. S. Gajpal (RSU Raipur)

Migration and Rural Society

2015

6.

Smt. Sharda Jain

RURBAN SCHEAM

19.02. 2016

 

Old Age Problem and their impact 
On Sep. 2012 The Department organized a guest lecture by Dr. Arvind Joshi, from Banaras Hindu University on Old Age Problem and their impact on Society.

RURBAN SCHEAM 
On 19-02-16 the sociological council organized a guest lecture by Mrs. SharadJain, from Govt J.Y. Chhattisgarh College Raipur on the topic – Prime Minister's new scheme "Rururban". In present scenario apart separate study of rural and urban areas mew branch Rururban is grately needed. Block,Nagar Panchayat and such town are being selected where like urban areas all basic amenities will be provided
.

 

Placements

S.No

Student Name

Placed at

1.

Dr. L.S. Gajpal

A.P. in School of Sociology Pt. R.S.U. Raipur

2.

M. Haridas

Second Leftinent in diffence service.

3.

Vinod Langewar

Railway Sub Inspector

4.

Mr. A. Birdi

G.G. Ministry

5.

Manish Dhroov

Sub Inspector in C.G. Govt

6.

Moh. Ajhar Quereshi

C.G. Govt

7.

Anand Sharma

C.G. Govt

8.

Lalita Sahu

Patwari

9.

Pravinyalata Gayakwad

Guest Leturer

10.

Shahnaz Begum

Guest Leturer

11.

Laxman Mahilkar

Guest Leturer

 

S NoFaculty PhotoFaculty NameQualificationDepartmentDesignationMobile NoProfile
1 Dr. Rajendra Kumar ChoubyPh.D. SociologyProfessor and HOD- View Profile
2 Dr. Ashwini MahajanPh.D. SociologyProfessor- View Profile
3 Dr. Suchitra SharmaPh.D. SociologyAsst. Professor- View Profile
4 Dr. Sapna Sharma SaraswatPh.D. SociologyAsst. Professor9893467679 View Profile


Vivekanand Yuva Sammelan


Venue : Govt. Science College Durg
Date : 23-12-2015

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