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  • About
    Seats
    TBA
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Any bachelor's degree with at least 45% marks (or an equivalent grade) from a recognised Univers

    The School of Liberal Studies (SLS) offers a range of interdisciplinary and overlapping programmes that support, encourage and redefine liberal arts education through cutting - edge interdisciplinary courses, interactive pedagogy and learning that goes beyond classroom spaces.

    The Masters (MA) Programme in Sociology at AUD is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills that will make them engaged citizens of the world capable of critical thinking and reflexive action. The unique approach of the program is its focus on orienting students to the relationship between text and context, self and society, and the past and present. Over the course of their program, students develop a reflexive awareness of the historicity of the social and the ability to locate the history of the discipline within the sociology of knowledge production. The MA programme in Sociology envisages its students as compassionate, engaged researchers and active learners committed to principles of social justice. Graduates from our programme are thus taught to think across disciplines and to ask questions from multiple vantage points while maintaining a firm sociological 'grounding' when exploring specific research issues.

  • Programme Structure
    Seats
    TBA
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Any bachelor's degree with at least 45% marks (or an equivalent grade) from a recognised Univers

    The Masters (MA) Programme in Sociology is a two- year (four semesters) program with a total of 64 credits. There are core compulsory courses as well as elective courses. Students have the facility of taking some elective courses from outside the discipline of Sociology.

    Careers
    Besides taking the route of doing MPhil and PhD, after MA Sociology students have a range of opportunities in the development sector, social policy initiatives of both government as well as NGOs, in the human resources of corporate houses, in civil services, and also the media.


    Medium of instructions:
    English


    Eligiblity:
    Any bachelor's degree with at least 45% marks (or an equivalent grade) from a recognised University (relaxation of 5% of marks for candidates belonging to ST/SC/PwD Categories). Candidates appearing for the final year examination of a degree can also apply.

    Fees:
    Tuition fee of Rs. 107520/-/- (@Rs. 1680/- per credit i.e. Rs. 26880/- per semester) + Rs.5000/- (one-time, refundable caution deposit) + Rs.500/- per semester for student welfare fund. Page 2 of 2 If a student opts for extra credits, an additional fee of Rs. 1680/- per credit.

    Partial/Full fee waiver and scholarships are available. Full fee waiver of tuition fee will be extended to students belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories.

  • Programme Outcomes
    Seats
    TBA
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Any bachelor's degree with at least 45% marks (or an equivalent grade) from a recognised Univers

    • The Masters (MA) Programme in Sociology at AUD is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills that will make them engaged citizens of the world capable of critical thinking and reflexive action. The unique approach of the program is its focus on orienting students to the relationship between text and context, self and society, and the past and present. Over the course of their program, students develop a reflexive awareness of the historicity of the social and the ability to locate the history of the discipline within the sociology of knowledge production. The MA programme in Sociology envisages its students as compassionate, engaged researchers and active learners committed to principles of social justice. Graduates from our programme are thus taught to think across disciplines and to ask questions from multiple vantage points while maintaining a firm sociological 'grounding' when exploring specific research issues.
    • Strong methodological entrenchment with focus on both epistemology and their applications, writing and analysis that would ensure highly skilled and therefore necessarily employable students in different sectors; the developmental sector, corporations, government agencies and the media.
    • Learning to analyse and interpret diverse data with and without the help of computer software
    • Learning to write a Dissertation with the experience of applying the knowledge that one gathers in a theoretical course on Social Research. Having guided interaction with supervisors on area of research, field site, and research questions while framing the Dissertation Proposal prior to writing the Dissertation. Honing research interests, developing research writing abilities and encouraging hands on experiences of research techniques are the main objectives of this exercise.
    • Engaging in a course Workshop on Expressions aimed at developing students’ writing, library research and presentation skills as it takes them through the mechanics and protocols of various genres of writing—from proposals to reports, and dissertation
    • Doing a course on Organizational Exposure and introducing students to a range of sites/organizations in and around Delhi that are engaged in social science research, policy making and advocacy, and hence to the world of future opportunities that lay in front of a Sociology Graduate
    • Encouraging students to take at least 8 credits of Elective courses outside the discipline of Sociology thereby interacting with the fields of other social sciences. Electives around Social Exclusion, Agrarian Societies, Law and Society, Culture, Health and Systems of Healing, Science, Technology and Society from within the Sociology programme or Space and Spectatorship, Gender and Education, Gendered Memory: Women Writing from North East from other disciplines in the university give students a wide array of options to choose from.
    • Building a culture of critical thinking, which is committed to the promotion of liberal education which has an invaluable role for the sustainability of any democratic and inclusive society, particularly in a globalised world.
    • Inter-disciplinarity and inter-sectoral knowledge and experience sharing: emphasis on both existential and intellectual learning; the inter-linkages between the concrete and the abstract.
    • Its pedagogical preference would be on hands on/experiential learning, continuous interplay between text and context, use of tools such as documentaries, films and real life narratives.
    • AUD’s existing academic set up, with specialised schools and centres in humanities and social sciences with an accent on osmosis of ideas and expertise across disciplines creates an enviable and unparallel resource base.
    • Comprehension and analysis of social realities in a cross-cultural framework in order to bring meaningful intervention and transformation
    • Openness towards engagement with emerging spaces including those involving generation of profit
    • Development of change agents equipped with technical acumen as well as social sensibility in an extremely unequal world
  • FAQ
    Seats
    TBA
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Any bachelor's degree with at least 45% marks (or an equivalent grade) from a recognised Univers

  • Courses
    Seats
    TBA
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Any bachelor's degree with at least 45% marks (or an equivalent grade) from a recognised Univers