Gour Mahavidyalaya

Sociology Department

B.A. Courses

Department of Sociology

Year of Establishment: 1995

About The department

The department of Sociology started its journey in September 1985. This was the second department among Non-Government colleges under University of North Bengal to offer this subject. In the beginning sociology was offered at the pass/ general level. Subsequently Honours course was introduced in 1995. later, in 2009 the department along with the college, shifted under University of Gour Banga. The department of Sociology has a focus on socio- cultural-politico factors, impact of various agencies like family, peer group, mass media, educational institution of the development of personality & self , various social issues and problems etc so that the students can think rationally and create a healthy society.

Department Notice

Notice for 3rd hons, 2021

All the 3rd year hons students are requested to come to the department on 17/03/2021 at 12:30pm regarding their field work, failing which the department will not be responsible.

All the students are requested to check their respective whatsapp group and departmental notice board for assignment and tutorial details. For any problem plz contact with departmental teachers

Internal assessment of Semester I (hons) will be held on 07/08/19 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. All the students are requested to attend positively. ,

Internal assessment for Semester I (general) will be held on 09/08/19 from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm (room no. 108, 109,110,112, 117, 118, 206, 207, 213, 216, 217 ). All the students are requested to attend positively. ,

Link for internships prog

All members of placement committee , and HOD , of different departments are here by requested to forward the following link https://internshala.com/i/UGC2788 to their students for enlisting at an internship program under INTERNSHALA , scheme. Last date for application is 14/06/2019. The link provided here is Gour Mahavidyalaya specific.

All the students of B.A. 3rd Year (hons) are hereby informed that the dissertation &, viva-voce examination will be held on 07/06/2019 from 10:00am onwards. Reporting time is 9:00am. All are requested to come by time along with their admit card at the departmental room, failing which the Dept will not be responsible. ,

A meeting will be held on May 3rd, 2019 at 12:00pm with all the members of the society “Unity ” at the departmental room. ,

Parents- teachers meeting

A parents teachers meeting will be held on 11/05/2019, from 12:00pm at the departmental room. All the students of the honours are requested to inform their parents to attend the same.

A special lecture will be held on “Social Institutions: Focus on Family, Marriage and Kinship” by Md. Kausar Ansar, Asst. Prof., Dept. Of Sociology, South Malda College, dt- 11/04/2019, at the Dept from 12:00pm onwards. ,

We also hope that our students in particular will learn to identify how various social theories came into existence and how they are related to our society in reality. The students also learn from real life by visiting various areas and performing field projects by using both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

The department offers both honors and general courses. There are two classrooms adjacent to the departmental teacher’s common room for teaching. At present the department has one computer with internet facilities. The seminar library is also there to help the students with books and the department is still working for the betterment and availability of more books and journals.

Our Vision

The Department of Sociology envisions a global society where citizens are engaged in their communities; where sociologists are ethical and committed to diversity and inclusivity, to serve the public good; and where people from all backgrounds can connect with them like their own group or community.


To prepare students for the society we envision for tomorrow while modelling today the values of community engagement, ethics, morality, values, diversity in a global world, critical reflection, and technology in service of the public good also creating and maintaining an environment that promotes participation by all while demonstrating our responsibility to all strata of society.

Core Values

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Department of Sociology is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do. Our commitment is rooted in the belief that acknowledging and embracing a broad range of life experiences and perspectives strengthens our pledge to deliver excellence in teaching, research and learning. Our practices related to diversity, equity and inclusion benefit all those in the department — faculty, staff and students alike — as well as those alumni and the community with whom we engage.


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Urmimala Basak Roy

Head Of the Department

Welcome to the Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology in Gour Mahavidyalaya is committed to offer quality education in Sociology. The Department seeks to fulfil this commitment through innovative methods like teaching and learning and by exposing the students to the frontier and upcoming areas within Sociology. Industrial Sociology, Urban and Rural Sociology and Political Sociology to mention a few.

The under graduate programme is unique, incorporating the essential theoretical inputs together with on-site study programmes and research study as a practical component. The Department periodically revises and updates its curriculum as instructed by the University. The course in Sociology which is part of the B.A. Honours and General program aims to provide a systematic introduction to Sociology. It lays emphasis on the theoretical and methodological functions of Sociology. Equal importance is given to a systematic introduction to Sociological studies in India. Contributions of Eminent Indian Sociologist and substantial themes of Indian Society are included in the syllabus. The students are exposed to divergent perspectives with sociology and acquire the necessary skills to understand various social phenomena through the perspectives of Sociology.

Programs Offered & Intake Capacity : 140

circulation of elites by Pareto
case study
culture of tribes
historical materialism
features of the Indian society
difference between parameter and statistics
types of observation
tribe vs caste
survey research
participant observation
nature & scope of demography
jhum cultivation
infant mortality
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Sociology hons part- I , paper- I (a&b),20202021
Sociology hons part- I , paper- ii (a&b),20202021
Sociology hons part- ii , paper- iii (a&b),20202021
Sociology hons part- ii , paper- iv (a&b),20202021
Sociology general part -I paper a&b 20202021
Sociology general part -ii paper a&b 20202021
Sociology hons semester- ii , dc-3 ,20202021
Sociology hons semester-ii , dc-4 ,20202021
Question papers2022
Question papers2023
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Result of b.A. Part iii examination, 2018-20192022
2019-2020 b.A part iii hons. Result2022

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