School Of Social Science

School Of Social Science

 

Crafting knowledge through innovation

 

Social science is a major category of academic discipline thats concerned with society and its various dynamics.

It not only studies the relationship among individuals but also leads to insights regarding communications approaches and functional strategies to improve the societal mechanism.

CoursesYearsSemesterEligibility CriteriaMarks Required
B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science36Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Stream: Any Stream)50%
B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology36Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Any stream)50%
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics36Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Any stream with Maths)50%
M.A. in Sociology24Passed/Appeared B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology50%
M.Sc. in Economics24Passed/Appeared B.Sc Economics (Hons.)50%
Ph.D in Economics (Full Time)
Ph.D in Economics (Part Time)
Ph.D in Sociology (Full Time)
Ph.D in Sociology (Part Time)
Dr. Sayantani Sen Mazumdar

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Email: sayantani.sm@snuniv.ac.in


Prof. Sanchari Chakraborty

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

M.Phil. from Jadavpur University

Email: sanchari.c@snuniv.ac.in


Prior to joining the department of Political Science at Sister Nivedita University in the Autumn of 2021, I had been engaged in various teaching assignments at the undergraduate level in the University of Calcutta and West Bengal State University. In the course of these assignments, I taught papers on political theory, international relations and Indian politics and society. I have completed my postgraduate degree in political science from Presidency University, Kolkata and thereafter, I went on to Jadavpur University to pursue my M.Phil. My M.Phil. research investigated the Election Commission of India, its interface with the judiciary and civil society in India and the shaping of the ‘postcolonial voter’ in India. Earlier, my masters level research explored the links between the modern state India, education and citizenship construction. In broad terms, my areas of research interest include: political theory, Indian government and politics, global politics and public policy. I have qualified UGC-NET for the position of Assistant Professor in July 2019.

Prof.(Dr.) Bula Bhadra

Head of Department

Email: bula.b@snuniv.ac.in


Prof. (Dr.) Bula Bhadra, an alumnus of Presidency College and University of Calcutta did her M.A. & PhD from McMaster University, Canada where she taught for three years as Assistant Professor. She joined Dept of Sociology, University of Calcutta and taught for 28 years. Prof. Bhadra was a Visiting Professor in the Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur, West Bengal, India from June 1 2017- May 31 2019. At present she is the Professor and Head of Dept. of Sociology at Sister Nivedita University, New Town. Her research interest and areas of specialization includes Post colonial theory, Sociology of gender, Sociology of childhood, and Sociology of Science and Technology. She has published extensively on Gender and Childhood, Gender and Technology nationally and internationally. Her first book entitled Materialist Orientalism: Marx, ‘Asiatic’ Mode of Production and India is internationally accredited. She has written in both Vernacular and English. She has supervised 15 PhDs and 16 MPhil on Gender, Childhood, Police and Correctional Institution. She has been awarded several major and minor projects by UGC & ICSSR. Her last project was on “Micro Solar Dome: An affordable Lighting Solution for Slum Dwellers”, (A project of SEED, DST, Govt. of India) jointly with NBIRT, 2017-9 and her current project is “Utilisation of Indigenous Ayurvedic Knowledge for Health Empowerment of Indian Women by ICSSR jointly with Department of Home Science, University of Calcutta” 2020-21. She is also recipient of “Professor D. N. Mazumdar Memorial Gold Medal – 2017 as Distinguished Social Scientist by Indian Social Science Association in 2017. She is Regional representative & Board Member of Research Committee (RC) 32 (2014-2018 &2018-22) and RC 53 (2014-18) & Secretary and Treasurer (2018-2022), International Sociological Association. She was also the Expert Memeber, Schemes of Science for Equity, Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division of Department of Science & Technology (DST , Govt. of India) in 2018-19 and was the Convenor, Research Committee on Sociology of Childhood and Youth, Indian Sociological Society (ISS), New Delhi, 2012---2017. She has been a visiting Professor in many Universities of India and Abroad and a resource person in a good number of Universities of India for UGC & ICSSR conducted Refresher & Research methodology Courses. She has Have been associated with Police training of Government of India, West Bengal Police and Kolkata Police; participated as Resource person in Human Rights and Gender Sensitization training; also associated with Family Counseling in Legal Aid Services West Bengal ( LASWEB), State Legal Services Authority, Government of West Bengal, State Audit Advisory Board (SAAB), West Bengal as expert in advisory capacity and also Govt. of Assam for training of counsellors in relation to Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000. Associated also with NGOs (e.g. CINI, Save the Children, Care India, Sanlap, Sanhita, Saroj Nalini, Country Women’s Association of India, Women’s Coordinating Council, Manas Bangla, Ganna Unnayan Parshad, Kolkata Nivedita Shakti, Dignity Foundation etc) who are engaged in uplift of women, children and marginalized/excluded sections of the people (like HIV/AIDS victims). Regularly participated in numerous talk shows in All India Radio, and in different TV channels and also contributed a large number of articles to All India English and Bengali dailies on current social issues and problems.

Dr. Somdatta Mukherjee

Assistant Professor

Email: somdatta.m@snuniv.ac.in


Dr. Somdatta Mukherjee completed her MA in Sociology from University of Calcutta, MSc in Disaster Mitigation from Sikkim Manipal University of Health Medical and Technological Sciences, and MPhil in Sociology from Jadavpur University. She did her PhD on hatha yoga and religion from Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne. Dr. Mukherjee was a research assistant in the Department of Sociology at Boston University. She has been invited as speaker in different international conferences/ workshops in Europe and Asia. She has the research experience of working in different places like: the two major correctional homes in Kolkata (which is the first of its kind), the largest sex-workers’ area of Kolkata, one of the biggest slums in Kolkata, old age homes, tea-gardens, tribal areas, child disability rights centres to name a few. She has expertise in Sociology of health and medicine, yoga, religion, ethnology, visual anthropology. She is the first Indian student at CANTHEL, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne, as well as the first ethnologist on yoga in France. She is interested to break the traditional chalk-and-talk concept of classroom and facilitate students with manifold manifestations of teaching learning process. Now she is working on body techniques, yoga, health and medicine, tantra and sacrifice. Apart from academic engagements she is interested in photography, recitation and dance (especially Indian classical dance form Odissi).

DR. SEEMA DUTTA

Assistant Professor

Completed MA and MPhil in Sociology from Jadavpur University. Cleared UGC NET in 2011. Submitted PHD

Email: seema.d@snuniv.ac.in


Graduated from St. Xavier’s College Kolkata, with Sociology Honors. Completed MA and MPhil in Sociology from Jadavpur University. Cleared UGC NET in 2011. Submitted PHD Thesis on Tattoo: An Inquiry in its Different Dimension at the Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bipul Kumar Bhadra. Before joining Sister Nivedita University, was engaged as State Aided College Teacher, Category – I at Jogamaya Devi College under Calcutta University. I was also engaged as a Visiting Faculty in the Department of Sociology, Rabindra Bharati University and Jadavpur University. Also taught at a Visiting Faculty at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. Research Interest is Sociology of Science Technology and Society, Sociology of Crime and Deviance and Sociology of Gender. Life member Indian Sociological Society. Coordinated the Women Entrepreneurship Development Program, Sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in 2018 at Jogamaya Devi College. Presented papers at various National and International Conferences.

MS. SANCHITA GANGOPADHYAY

PART TIME FACULTY

Masters Degree in Sociology from Calcutta University

Email: sanchitagangopadhyay@gmail.com


Ms. Sanchita Gangopadhyay pursed her graduation degree in Sociology Honours from Jogamaya Devi College, University of Calcutta. She successfully completed her Masters Degree in Sociology from Calcutta University, securing a first class second position from her department. Ms. Gangopadhyay is a recipient of 2017 The Radhakamal Mukherjee Young Social Scientist Award. .She is currently working as a part- time faculty at Sister Nivedita University and as a guest-faculty at The Heritage College, Kolkata. She has an experience of working as a Head of the Department of Sociology at Loreto College and has served as a guest-lecturer at Asutosh College, Kolkata. She also has an experience of working as a field assistant on a National Project titled ‘Promoting Micro Solar Dome Technology in Tribal Pockets of India with Different Agro-Climatic Condition & Varied Type of Housing’ conducted by NB Institute of Rural Technology under the supervision of Prof. S.P Gonchaudhury & Prof. (Dr.) Bula Bhadra in 2017 & 2018. Her areas of interest are Sociology Childhood & Youth and Sociology of Crime and Deviance.

MS. Atufah Nishat

Visiting Faculty

Master of Arts in Sociology from Presidency University, Kolkata

Email: atufah.nishat96@gmail.com


Atufah Nishat is a visiting Faculty in the Department of Sociology.  She did her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, and completed her Master of Arts in Sociology from Presidency University, Kolkata. Her master’s research work titled ‘Placing the Dalit Women at the Intersections: A Sociological Study of Dom Women of Kolkata’ got published in Contemporary Voice of Dalit Journal in 2022. Currently, she is pursuing her M.Phil from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, Kolkata. Her current research looks at the question of Muslim women’s agency and citizenship rights. 

Sharmin Chowdhury

Visiting Faculty

pursuing PhD on the applicability of International Humanitarian Law to Non- International Armed Conflicts from Diamond Harbour Womens University

Email: sharminchowdhury555@gmail.com


Sharmin Chowdhury, a Visiting Faculty in the Department of Political Science has completed her M.Phil in Political Science from Jadavpur University on the topic 'Atrocity crimes and the Responsibility to Protect.' She is currently pursuing PhD on the applicability of International Humanitarian Law to Non- International Armed Conflicts from Diamond Harbour Women's University. An erudite scholar of International Relations, her areas of research includes Atrocity crimes, International Criminal Law and Refugee crisis. She has worked as RUSA Project Assistant in Jadavpur University on the "Issues in Global South: Eastern Perspectives", and has actively participated in National and International Seminars and conferences on her interest areas.

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CoursesFee During Admission (Including 1st Semester Fee / 1st installment for annual scheme)Fee 2nd semester / 2nd installment onwardsProgram Fees Total
B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science5915023150174900
B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology5915023150174900
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics5915023150174900
M.A. in Sociology6090024900135600
M.Sc. in Economics6090024900135600
Ph.D in Economics (Full Time)9025070000480250
Ph.D in Economics (Part Time)7025050000360250
Ph.D in Sociology (Full Time)9025070000480250
Ph.D in Sociology (Part Time)7025050000360250

 

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School Of Social Science

Sociology

A major in Sociology provides an ideal background to pursue a range of careers:

Ø  Business careers (management, marketing and advertising, personnel and human relations);

Ø  Criminal justice careers (law enforcement, courts, corrections; juvenile justice);

Ø  Social service careers (social work; counselling, administration, drug rehabilitation; health administration); family services; disability services);

Ø  Careers in social policy, politics and law (attorney, legal investigator, legal assistant, policy advocate, policy analysis, urban planning, philanthropy; public administration, polling, social research);

Ø  Educational careers (college professor; college administrator; university student services; social science teacher; school administrator.)

School Of Social Science

Political Science

  • Academicia,Research work;
  • Content writing,Journalism;
  • Civil Services;
  • Lawyers, Human Rights Activists;
  • Policy Analysts; Diplomats,Defence strategists etc.