Department of Sociology

Sociology has witnessed significant development in the last fifty to sixty years. The subject is expanding and diversifying to cater to the changing and dynamic needs of the society. Recognizing these challenges and as suggested by the NAAC in 2003, the college has adopted steps to start a need based course and the Department of Sociology was established in the year 2006. The Department commenced its learning with the 1st year Degree Pass Course having strength of sixty four (64) students. At present the Department has increased its enrolments to 462 students who are willing to take up Sociology as an optional subject in the Three Year Degree Pass Course. Seeing the keeness and interest of the student, the Department has opened up Honours course from the academic session 2009.
In making the subject more applicable in tackling the issues of human life the Department of Sociology felt the necessity to create awareness and at the same time to build interest among the students. Taking this as a background, a one-day programme was organised by the concerned Department on 31st July 2008, to highlight the importance and relevance of the subject. The programme was a Popular Talk on “Understanding Sociology – Its Relevance to Society” and Dr. A. K. Nongkynrih from the Department of Sociology, North Eastern Hill University was invited as the Resource Person.
Recognising the growing needs and enthusiasm of the students, the Department organised a field trip for the B.A. 1st Year Honours Student to Smit Village to witness the ‘Pomblang Syiem’ commonly known as the ‘Shad Nongkrem’. The main objective of the trip was to give the students a first hand experience to witness and understand the indigenous political structure of the Khasi as depicted in the festival. 
Keeping the objective in mind the students were divided into five groups consisting of 05(five) students each. Under the supervision of the teachers, each group submitted a detailed report to the Department.

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Smt. Sharalyne Khyriemujat (Head)





Smt. Suzanne R. J. Khongwar


M. Phil. (JNU), NET




Smt. Kareen Sohtun

M. A. (NEHU)






Smt. Donna Rica Diengdoh


M. Phil. (NEHU), NET