Department of Sociology was established in the year 1987 with the vision of creating the world of equity and social justice. Initially the department concentrated on research and later it started offering Post Graduate and M.Phil in Sociology.In 2012 it expanded its horizon and thus started Master of Social Work for the benefit of students from rural urban and tribal areas with three specialization viz., Medical & Psychiatric Social Work, Community Development and Human Resource Management. UGC sponsored PG Diploma in Human Rights Education was initiated from 2012. The Counselling Center is also initiated to address the grievances and facilitate the students to overcome the issues faced by them. The department is also coordinating the activities and Courses under UGC funded Centre for Gandhian Studies.
Since last 30 years, the Department has taken up challenges and remained as guiding force for the UG, PG, MSW, M.Phil and Doctoral Research in Sociology, Social Work and Women's Studies. Most of the students' Research projects and course components are much more inter disciplinary. The department has also been encouraging research and also focusing on extension outreach programs so as to enable the students to have a live experience of the class room teaching. Many of the students placed in good positions after the completion of their courses.
The Department takes maximum efforts in the holistic development of the students by developing the various skills with the opportunity to participate in variety of programs and to be aware of their rights. The students are also given an opportunity to earn while they learn.
Besides regular academic prrgrams involving teaching and research activities, the Department in collaboration with leading Voluntary organizations/NGOs has been actively conducting socially relevant outreach programs for the development os socially and economically disadvantageous of the local communities. Various collaborative activities are consistently undertaken to engender attitudinal and social cjange regarding vital social issues. The courses equip the students to grow as an interdisciplinary thinker by providing knowledge and understanding of core issues on society across established Social Science disciplines.

M.A Public Administration-CO        Master of Social Work-COs       M.A Sociology-CO M.A Public Administration-PEO,POs and PSOs       Master of Social Work-PEO,POs and PSOs M.A Sociology PEO,POs and PSOs




p Dr C.Hilda Devi Professor and Head
p Dr. Muthulakshmi Assistant Professor
p Dr.Anilukose Associate Professor, Retired on 31.05.2015
p Dr.K.Rethidevi Professor, Retired on 31.12.2017

Facility available

  1. Competent and sincere teaching staff
  2. Good Student-Teacher rapport
  3. Sponsoring poor  students
  4. Informal academic, personal and career counseling to not only to the students of our department, but also to the  students from other  departments.
  5. Conducting Picnic and trekking programmes regularly to eco-spots to create awareness about sustainable tourism development.
  6. Satisfactory placement record and progression to higher education



S.No Project Title Name of the Principal Investigator/ Co Investigator (if applicable) Name of the Funding Agency Year of Award Funds provided (INR in lakhs) Duration of the project

Socio-Economic status of Street vendors with special reference to women in Madurai city

Dr.Hilda Devi

ICSSR 2014 7.5 2014-2016

Study on Child Marriage in Theni Dt. Of Tamil Nadu, India

Dr.Hilda Devi

GOT-DCPO-Dept. of Social Defence (GoT) Theni Collectorate 2019 7.5 2019-2020


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