Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology established in the year 1980 offers undergraduate programme in Sociology with Economics and Politics as subsidiaries. The Department of Sociology envisions excellence in teaching, research, service and support activities for the greater understanding and resolution of societal problems, and promote an intellectually rich and culturally diverse academic community of faculty and students. The department gives platform for the students to enhance  and nourish their skills and capabilities. The department strives to mould value-based, socially committed individuals through effective learning experiences. Various programmes like, field trips, activities, seminars, conferences and workshops are conducted to develop the innate potentials of  the students. Keeping in tune with the changing times, the Department has introduced papers of contemporary relevance like Social Psychology, Human Rights etc.

Every year this department churns out students who perform with flying colours. It intermittently produces university rank holders despite admitting students with average and vernacular-medium background. Field trips , outreach and extension programmes organized for our students   developed the interaction among students and  helped in developing social responsibility. The curriculum offered by the Department provides opportunities  for the holistic development of the students and blends learning  from the classroom with experiential  learning. Moreover, the faculty of the Department strive hard to equip themselves and students with research outputs. Students are encouraged to present papers in both national and international seminars and conferences. The faculty had Major and Minor research projects from prestigious institutions like ICSSR and UGC.

The Department of Sociology envisions  an intellectually rich and  socially conscious  academic community. Sociology offers a distinctive and enlightening way of seeing and understanding the social world in which we live and which shapes our lives. Sociology looks beyond normal, taken-for-granted views of reality, to provide deeper, more illuminating and challenging understandings of social life. The courses we offer are relevant to our students,  to be self reflexive   and to understand the world around them.

Our central mission is to provide insights into the deeper and challenging realities of social life. Through the analytical perspective, social theories, and research methods, sociology is a discipline that expands our awareness and analysis of the human social relationships, cultures, and institutions that profoundly shape both our  personal lives and human history.

CHAIRMAN
DR. DIANA MATHEWS
Assistant Professor and Head
Department of Sociology
Mar Athanasius College Kothamangalam

EXPERTS

Dr. Antony Palakkal
Associate Professor
University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr.Biju C
Vincent Assistant Professor
Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady

EXPERT NOMINATED BY VC (MGU)
Alphonsa C. A.
Assistant Professor, BCM College, Kottayam

MEMBER FROM INDUSTRY
Sri. Babu Alias Assistant
General Manager Capital Investment, Kothamangalam

MERITORIOUS ALUMNUS
Adv. Gigi Peter Criminal Lawyer, Muvattupuzha Court

MEMBER TEACHERS
Dr. Mridula Venugopal S.
Assistant Professor

SPECIAL INVITIES (Other faculty of Dept.)
Ms.Bibn Paul, Assistant Professor
Ms. Sharon V Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor
Ms. Mary Febiya K. J., Assistant Professor

Student oriented Activities on every Friday via Sociological Association.
Students are encouraged to participate and present papers in Conference conducted by Kerala Sociological Society every year.
Exposure through field visits. 

Student oriented Activities on every Friday via Sociological Association.
Students are encouraged to participate and present papers in Conference conducted by Kerala Sociological Society every year.
Exposure through field visits. 

Student oriented Activities on every Friday via Sociological Association.
Students are encouraged to participate and present papers in Conference conducted by Kerala Sociological Society every year.
Exposure through field visits. 

Student oriented Activities on every Friday via Sociological Association.
Students are encouraged to participate and present papers in Conference conducted by Kerala Sociological Society every year.
Exposure through field visits. 

Student oriented Activities on every Friday via Sociological Association.
Students are encouraged to participate and present papers in Conference conducted by Kerala Sociological Society every year.
Exposure through field visits. 

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HOD’s Desk

Welcome to  the Department of Sociology - one of the most fascinating and exciting disciplines in social sciences! It is a science where sociologists offer theories to explain the social world that we live in, and tests them with systematic observation.
Through sociological imagination and phenomenological interpretation we learn to critically understand society and the  societal issues. At the personal level, sociology investigates the social causes and consequences of such things as romantic love, racial and gender identity, family conflict, deviant behavior, ageing, and religious faith. At the societal level, sociology examines and explains matters like crime and law, poverty and wealth, prejudice and discrimination, schools and education, business firms, urban community, and social movements. At the global level, sociology studies such phenomena as population growth and migration, war and peace, and economic development. Sociologists emphasize the careful gathering and analysis of evidence about social life to develop and enrich our understanding of key social processes.

Dr. Diana Mathews
Head, Department of Sociology

Programme Offered

B. A Sociology

Application Method:
Online

No of Intakes:
50

Eligibility:
Higher Secondary or Equivalent

Self financing or Aided:
Aided

Phone:

Email:
sociology@macollege.in

Course Duration : 3 Years

Sociology of Health and Nutrition

Application Method:
Direct Entry

No of Intakes:
50

Eligibility:
Any B. A. student can join

Self financing or Aided:
Aided

Phone:
9447801356

Email:
diana.mathews@gmail.com

Course Duration : 30 Hours

Child Support and Mentoring

Application Method:
Direct Entry

No of Intakes:
50

Eligibility:
Any B.A. Sociology student can join

Self financing or Aided:
Aided

Phone:
9447801356

Email:
diana.mathews@gmail.com

Course Duration : 30 Hours

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