History of the Department
From a humble beginning in 1965 with hardly a dozen students on its rolls and a couple of teachers drawn from the directorate of collegiate education, the department has grown in both quality and numbers. With the introduction of B A (Hons.) in sociology, the department witnessed a major expansion in the late sixties and early seventies. It was during that period too that the department had an exchange programme with the Ford Foundation, and the United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI). The department was one of the very few to be identified for the introduction of faculty improvement programme (FIP) by the UGC in the late seventies. In recognition of the outstanding work done by the department for over two decades the department was accorded special assistance by UGC in 1988, the first sociology department to be given the status in south India

Chairperson  Dr. B.C. Mylarappa


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Department of Sociology
Manasa Bhavana
Jnanabharathi Campus
Bangalore University

Tel: 080 22961771 to 1779

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A. Course Offered - M. A. in Sociology

B. Natureof Course - Semester Scheme

C. Duration - 4 Semesters (2 years)

D. Intake- 50 + Payment Seats - 10

E. Eligibility : Candidates who have secured 40% marks in the aggregate of all subjects and 50% marks in the cognate subject at the Bachelor’s Degree level.


Sl. No.NameQualificationsDesignationSpecializationView Profile
1Dr. B. C. MylarappaM.A., Ph.DProfessorSociology of Science & Technology, Sociology of Indian Society , Sociology of Medicine Profile
2Dr. C. SomashekharM.A; M.Phil; Ph.DProfessorSociology of ProfessionsProfile
3Dr.Samata.B.DeshmaneM.A; Ph.DProfessorSociology of Women, Sociology  of Movement, Dalit Studies adn Subaltern StudiesProfile
4Dr. R. RajeshM.A;M.Phil Ph.DProfessorSociology of Markets  Economic Sociology  Corporate, UrbanProfile
5Dr.Sudha KhokateM.A;M.Phil Ph.DAssistantProfessorSociology of Gender, Sociology   of Education, Sociology of HealthProfile