Department Profile

Department Profile


The post-graduate department of sociology, Sardar Patel University was established in the year 1963 under the headship of eminent Indian Sociologist Dr. N A Thoothy. Later on it was developed by Dr. B V Shah, Dr. A S Patel, Dr. J D Thaker and Dr. M F Patel. Located in the Humanities Building of University, it is a full-fledged department with seven sanctioned faculty positions. Having three positions vacant, at present it has four faculty members comprising of three professors, 1 associate professor and one Assistance professor. Initially started with only two PG Students, at present it has 128 students comprised of 114 M.A., 06 M.Phil and 08 Ph.D students. The department has UGC financed Center for Indian Diaspora and State Govt. financed Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Chair as its constituent units.

Future Plans


  1. Organizing of seminar on new trends in society and sociology for the faculty of affiliated colleges.
  2. Organizing workshop in research methodology for M.Phil & Ph.D . scholars.
  3. Planning to introduce  new papers on critical social issued.
  4. Orienting students in use of computer and other advanced technology for research and learning.
  5. To publish curriculum based textbooks & Department research journal.