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Department of Sociology

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The Department:

The present Department of Sociology was established as a combined Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology by the University of North Bengal in 1976. Professor Niren Ch. Choudhury, eminent anthropologist, was the first Professor and Head of the Department who provided the leadership in the formative years of the Department.Professor R.K.Bhadra and Dr.Namita Choudhury were associated with him since inception of this department and helped in the process of its development. The bifurcation between sociology and anthropology took place in 2001 and thus the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology was renamed Department of Sociology and a separate Department of Anthropology was established under the Science Faculty. From its beginning the Department of Sociology has been training students for three courses: M.A., M. Phil. and Ph.D. The Department has produced more than 30 Ph.Ds and more than one thousand Masters. Besides the two main programmes the Department invites visiting faculty, from the reputed national and international universities and the faculty of this department visit the universities abroad on visiting faculty programme and for attending seminars/conferences. The teachers of the Department encourage students to take part in academic discussions outside the class-room interaction and encourage them to present papers in seminars/conferences. In recognition of the good work done by the Department the University Grants’ Commission (UGC) has granted the Special Assistance Programme (DRS – 1) in 2007 which has facilitated undertaking a good number of research projects on issues relating to gender question and the problem of ethnicity in the North Bengal region. The Department has been organizing a national level seminar every year on the gender and ethnicity related issues, which constitute the focal theme of the SAP. As a part of the programme the Department publishes Occasional Papers and edited volumes based on the research articles that are produced under different SAP related programmes.

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Courses:

MA, M. Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. The intake in M.A. is 35 and for the M.Phil and Ph.D. porogrammes the intake varies from year to year.
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Research Profile:

Besides running Ph.D. programme the Department’s curricula includes a fortnight-long field study for the 4th Semester students. The teachers run various minor and major research projects with grants from the UGC, ICMR and the ICSSR. The teachers also undertake research projects under the SAP which has been granted to the Department in 2007. Study of social problems relating to North Bengal and North-East India has been one of the specialized areas of research in the Department.

Journal:

The Department publishes collection of articles in the Occassional Papers; five such volumes have been published so far since its introduction in 2008.
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Faculty Directory:

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Dr. Sanjoy Kr. Roy

Professor

Urban Sociology, Sociological Theories, Political Sociology, Refugee Studies, Gender Studies

+91 - 0353 - 2776345

sanroynb@rediffmail.com

 
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Dr. Rajat Subhra Mukhopadhyay

Professor

Social Anthropology

+91 - 0353-2580875 (R) , 09434878022 (M)

rajatsocio@rediffmail.com

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Dr. (Mrs.) Saswati Biswas

Professor

Sociology of Religion, Gender. N.E. Studies. Sociology of Health

+91 - 9832057568 (M)

saswatiraybiswas@gmail.com

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Dr. Sanjoy Kr. Roy

Professor

Theoretical Sociology, Urban Sociology, Refugee Studies, Tribal Studies

+91 - 9434975610 (M)

sanroynb@rediffmail.com

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Dr. Swatasiddha Sarkar

Assistant Professor

Sociology of Region, Ethnicity, Sociology of Development, Political Sociology

+91 - 9474585883 (M)

ss3soc@gmail.com

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Contact Us:

Department Address: Department of Sociology, North Bengal University, Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin – 734013

Telephone No : 0353-2776352, +91 353-2776345

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