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B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology

Start Date

01 August 2022
End Date
31 July 2025
Duration
3 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3 Lacs

Important Notice

NOTIFICATION RELATING TO ADMISSIONS 2021-22

In the light of the decision of the Government of India to cancel the XII Board Examination (CBSE) and similar decisions taken by other Boards, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) will admit students for the academic year 2021-22 on the basis of the performance in the relevant entrance examination. 

All students admitted to undergraduate programmes at JGU should have successfully completed their XII standard and should submit the Transcripts as and when it is provided to them by their respective Boards.

Introduction to B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology

Contemporary societies face unprecedented challenges – globalisation, conflict, climate change, violence, crime and the “great acceleration” of rapid technological change. At the same time, it is experiencing huge upsurges in cultural creativity in the media, arts, economic arrangements, new political alignments, new social movements and in technology. Sociology is the academic discipline charged with trying to make sense of these shifts in the world, and of the institutions such as the family, education, political structures, law, religion and the arts with which humans have attempted to structure their relationships as individuals and as collectives. Sociology, is as a result, one of the most exciting and revealing ways in which we can make sense of the world in which we live, the directions that it is taking as it changes around us, and how we might actively attempt to transform it in ways more compatible with creating more humane, fulfilling and socially just forms of social arrangements.

The B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology at JGU is designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge to be an effective actor in our rapidly changing world. It does so by exposing you to the means to analyse and explore that world (methodology), to debate the various ways in which society and culture has been understood and explained (theory), to understand the linkages between the many levels of society and culture which of necessity touch on the economic, political, psychological, ecological and environment, and on the workings of the human imagination in the arts and creative activities (holism), and to explore how the insights generated can be applied in the real world (policy).

Why You Should Apply

  • You are curious about the social world and want to understand it better to see how you fit into it, through your family, your locality, your nation, and indeed in the world.
  • You have been perplexed about social changes that have happened in the last decade, and want to make sense of it through cross-cutting theories.
  • You want to understand how we live together, more or less in harmony without the system breaking down, yet make sense of the violence that regularly affects our societies.
  • If you want to know more about how technology, big data, climate change; climate crisis or even viruses will change the world, and learn about the tools and techniques for mapping these changes.
  • You want to make the world a better place for everyone, and want to be armed with the latest theories, ideas and practices from across the globe.
  • You want to work in the policy and social sectors, or creative industries