Established in 1976, the department offers M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes, and from its inception, 31 students were awarded Ph.D. degree and 167 were awarded M.Phil. degree. Resolved to profess sociological perspective and with receptivity to change and transformation, the Department has a vision to be an active partner in the development of this region through research partnerships with private businesses corporations, government agencies, and social and community service organizations. The pursuit, analysis and dissemination of sociological knowledge for social good continue to be the mission. The curricula of the department also aims at providing expert training to promote more effective delivery in public and private human service organizations. With faculty at the discipline’s cutting edge, we seek to develop the next generation of sociologists

Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, seminar sessions, case analysis, group stimulation, quiz, assignments, and fieldwork. Whilst students are offered academic input from specialists, there is also an emphasis on the use of students’ own experience and on their active involvement in the learning process.

The department recognizes research and evaluation as cornerstones of policy-making and effective programming. Committed to building research-practice partnerships, staff members are capable of engaging in a multifaceted set of activities comprised of research studies, demonstration projects, program evaluations, and training evaluations.

Our staff and alumni provide expertise in the areas of
· Social Network and Support systems
· Role conflict and involvement areas
· Organizational effectiveness
· Social gerontology
and give technical assistance and consultation with program planning, implementation and evaluation.

Contact Address
Office :
Department of Sociology & Population Studies
Bharathiar University,
Coimbatore 641 046
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone : (91) - 422- 2428453
Fax : 91 - 422 – 2422387