VISION STATEMENT

“To contribute to the society through the Pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest level of excellence”.

MISSION

The Department of Sociology is committed to excellence in teaching, research and extension activities in the fields of rural and urban areas in India and particularly in Vidarbha region by providing necessary  guidance and support  for students and staff.

GOALS / OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • To impart qualitative higher knowledge & guidance in the subject at MA; M.Phil & Ph.D levels.
  • To equip the students with the latest sociological knowledge, research aptitudes & skills.
  • To organize remedial coaching classes for the backward students who belong to the SC, ST and Minorities communities.
  • To provide opportunities & encourage students for carrying on research works.
  • To encourage the students for various competitive examinations i.e. SET/ NET/MPSC/UPSC etc.
  • To strengthen research in the thrust area of the department namely: Sociology of Marginalized Communities & Sociology of Development, Rural & Urban Society In India.
  • To undertake major / minor research projects pertaining to especially the local issues & problems in the region.
  • To organize Seminars / Conferences / Workshops/& disseminate advanced knowledge among students.
  • To undertake extension activities & establish linkage with the local communities.

 

TEACHING FACULTY

1. Dr. K.B. Nayak

Reader & Head
Mobile: 9822085068
Email: dr.nayakkb@rediffmail.com

2. Mr. K.U. Raut

Lecturer
Mobile: 9850251725

 

COURSES

i) PG COURSES:

M.A. I

Paper- I     Classical Sociological Tradition

Paper- II    Methodology of Social Research

Paper-III    Perspectives on Indian Society \ Rural & Urban Society

Paper- IV   Sociology of Religion \ Social Movements in India

M.A. II

Paper- I     Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology

Paper-II     Sociology of Change and Development

Paper-III    Industry and Society in India\Political Sociology

Paper-IV   Criminology /Gender and Society : OR Dissertation / Research Essay : Shri. K.U.Raut & Dr. K.B. Nayak

ii) M. Phil COURSES : (Regular M.Phil course was during 1995-1997)
 
VACATIONAL M.Phil. COURSES (2006-2007 & 2007-2008)

PAPER I -      Research Methodology

PAPER II  –   Sociology of Modernization with reference to Indian Society

PAPER III -   Contemporary Trends and Development in Sociological Theory

PAPER IV –Dissertation (A norm of “five students for each guide” is followed).

iii) Ph. D COURSES (As per UGC norms)

 

AREAS OF RESEARCH

  1. Rural Society in India
  2. Urban Society in India
  3. Sociology of Change and Development
  4. Sociology of Marginalized Communities

RESEARCH AND EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

Type of Work/Project/Post

Title of the Project/Work

Name of Teachers Concerned

Year

Financial Sanction/ Agency

TRDEA

Centre for Human Rights Awareness and Education

Dr. R. Thakur
Mr. K. U. Raut

Mr. K. U. Raut
Dr. K.B.Nayak

2000-02

2002-09 onwards

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University.

Hon. Director

Dr. Ambedker Studies Centre

Mr. K.U Raut

2006-07

SGB Amravati University

Major Research Project.

Farmers'/Peasants' Suicide in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra : Sociological Study

Mr. K.U. Raut
&
Dr. K.B. Nayak

2006-08

Rs.3,84,400/- UGC, New Delhi.

Minor Research Project.

Socio-Economic Factors of Farmers’ Suicide in Western Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra : An Analytical  Study

Dr. K.B. Nayak
&
Mr. K.U. Raut

 

2006-08

Rs. 20,000/-
Dr. Ambedker Studies Centre SGB Amravati University

Minor Research Project.

Socio-Economic Status and Educational Aspirations of the SC and ST Students in Colleges:A Study in Western Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra

Mr. K.U. Raut
&
Dr. K.B. Nayak

2006-08

Rs. 20,000/-
Dr. Ambedker Studies Centre SGB Amravati University

Major Research Project.

Poverty and Starvation Deaths : An Interdisciplinary Study Tribal Communities in Melghat Area of  Maharashtra

Dr. K.B.Nayak
&
Dr.S.D.Chauhan
&
Sh.S P. Wardhe

2009-11

Rs.4,38,400/- UGC, New Delhi.

Hon. Director

Dr. Ambedker Studies Centre

Dr. K.B. Nayak

2009-2010

SGB Amravati University

Important Publications of the Faculty :

Name of Faculty

Paper Published in Journals

Books

Remarks

National

International

Edited

Authored

Dr.KB.Nayak

18

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02

 

Mr.K U. Raut

08

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01

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    1. ‘Sustainable Development : An Alternative Approach in R.N.Tagore’s Vision’ (2008) authored by Dr.KB.Nayak, Serials Publications, New Delhi.
    2. ‘Rural Development & Underdevelopment : An Interdisciplinary Study’(2008) authored by Dr.KB.Nayak, Sarup & Sons Publishers, New Delhi.
    3. Research Methodology (in Marathi) Edited by Dr. Dillip Khairnar & Shri. K.Uaut. Chinmaya Prakashana, Aurangabad, 2006.

     

    Courses, Seminars \ Workshops \ Conferences \    Symposia conducted by the Department (During 2002-2007) :

    1. Two Days State Level Workshop on “ Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking”. Date: 10-11, 08, 2002.(Academic Year 2002-2003)
    2. One Day State Level Seminar on “ Human Rights in the Context of Atrocities on Women”. Date 09-01-2004. (Academic Year 2003-2004)
    3. Refresher Courses in Social Sciences (Sociology, Social Work and Psychology) Organized by Department of Sociology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. Period – From 09th to 29th March 2005
    4. One Day District Level Workshop on “Human Rights and Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens”. Date: 19-01-2005.(Academic Year 2004-2005)
    5. Two Days State Level Seminar on “Human Rights in the Context of Child Labour”. Date : 23-24, 03, 2005. (Academic Year 2004-2005)
    6. Two Days Regional Level Workshop on “ Mental Health of Women”. Date : 22-23, 12, 2006. (Academic Year 2005-2006)
    7. Vacational M.Phil Course (1st Session) undertaken during 1st-4th November 2006 (Academic Year 2006-2007)
    8. Two Days National Seminar on “Relevance of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Thought on Development in Contemporary India” was organized by Dr. Ambedkar Studies Centre supported by Department of Sociology. Date : 16-17, 03, 2007. (Academic Year 2006-2007)
    9. Term End Examination ( M.A-I & M.A-II) is organized in the month of October and March during every academic year

APPENDIX I

A List of Research Papers Published by the Faculty given Below:

Dr. K.B.Nayak : Out of 17 Papers 11 papers were published during (2002-2007):

  1. Nayak, K.B. 2002. “Kalahandi Syndrome : A Review”, Journal of Man & Development, Vol-24, No-2, pp.47-58.
  2. Nayak. K.B. 2003. “Festivals in India : A Theoretical Consideration”, in R.D. Tribhuwan(Ed.) Fairs and Festivals of India, New Delhi : Discovery Publishing House.
  3. Nayak. K.B. 2003. “Toranmama Mela : An Outlook (A Study in Toranmala Village of Maharashtra), in R.D. Tribhuwan(Ed.) Fairs and Festivals of India, New Delhi : Discovery Publishing House.
  4. Nayak. K.B. 2003."Development of Other-Underdevelopment:Facts from Tribal Society of Orissa”, Journal of Man & Development, Vol-25, No-1, pp. 65-84.
  5. Nayak. K.B. 2004. “ Deforestation and Tribal Under -development in Kalahandi District of Orissa”,Journal of Social Action, Vol- 54, No-1, pp.76-92.
  6. Nayak. K.B. 2004. “ Dialectics as a Perspective in Social Sciences : It’s Relevance to the Study of India Society, Journal of Shivaji University, Vol-39, pp.109-128.
  7. Nayak. K.B. 2004. “ Development of Underdevelopment : Facts on Deforestation and Displacement in Orissa”, Journal of Social Change, Vol-34, No-1, pp.26-39.
  8. Nayak. K.B. 2004. “Tribal Peasanrty as a Transitional Social Category : A Case Study of the Gond Tribe in Nawapara District of Orissa”, Journal of Tribal Research Bulletin, June-December 2004.
  9. Nayak. K.B. 2005. “ Modernization Aproach to Development : An Overview”, in Patil et.al. (Eds) Development in India : Anxities and And Alternative Paradigms, Kolhapur : S. N. Pawar Felicitation Volume Committee, Kamala College, 2005.
  10. Nayak. K.B. 2006. “ Is not the Paharia Community a Hilly Tribe in Orissa? : A Field Report” Tribal Research Bulletin, 2006.
  11. Nayak. K.B. 2006. “Tribal Women and NGOs in Rural Development in Orissa”, in Kiran Prasad (Ed.) Women in Rural Development- Contemporary Social Policy  and Practice, New Delhi : The Women Press.

Shri. Kishor.U.Raut :  Total 09 research papers published:

  1. Raut.K.U. 2002. “ Changing Pattern of Marriage Institution in Pardhi Samaj : A Case Study in Amravati.
  2. Raut.K.U. 2003. “Dalit Leadership and Movement”, Sugava Prakashan, Pune.
  3. Raut.K.U. 2004. “Sahu Maharaj and Social Justice” (in Marathi), Samaj Sashtra Smaranika, Jalna, November, 2004.
  4. Raut.K.U. 2004. “Socio-Economic Impact of Globalization”, Bhimnayak Someswar Prakashan, Amravati, 2004
  5. Raut.K.U.2004. “Impact of Globalization on Poverty” (In Marathi)Samyak Bharat Pune, September 2004.
  6. Raut.K.U.2005. “Child Labour in Vidarbha Region of aharashtra : A Case Study in tapovan, Amravati”(in Marathi), Jeevan Monthly, September 2005.
  7. Raut.K.U. 2005. “Cross-Cultural Problems in Rural and Urban Areas of Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra”, Journal of Social Work, TISS, Mumbai.
  8. Raut.K.U. 2006. “Dhammakranti and Educational Change in Vidarbha”,I Jagannath Karade(Ed.) Dhammakrantichi Phalashruti(in Marathi),Takshila Prakashan : Pune.
  9. Raut.K.U. 2007. “Jaques Darida” in Vicharshalaka, April-September 2007.

APPENDIX II
Books and other publications of the Faculty:

A)Shri.K.U.Raut: Samajsashtra Padhati (Research methodology in Sociology), CHINMAYA Prakashan, Aurangabad, 2006.

B)Dr. K.B. Nayak:

i) Sustainable Development-An alternative approach in Rabindra-nath Tagore’s Philosophy, Serials Publications,New Delhi, 2008.

ii) Rural development and Underdevelopment : an interdisciplinar Study, Sarup & Sons Publications, New Delhi 2008.

APPENDIX III
Participation of Faculty members in Conferences \ seminars\workshops: ( A List Given below )
                                                                       
Dr. K.B.Nayak : (ATTENDED & PRESENTED PAPERS) DURING 2002-2007

  1. One Day Conference of Shivaji University Samajsashtra Parishad organized by S.M. Sankararao Mohite Patil Mahavdyalaya, Rahimpur, Koregaon, Satara. Presented Paper on “Deforestation and Tribal Underdevelopment : A Study in Old Kalahandi District of Orissa”. Period: 08\12\2002.
  2. Two Days National Seminar, organized by Department of Sociology, Shivaji University Kolhapur, on Presented a Paper on Development of Underdevelopment : Facts on Displacement and Rehabilitation in Orissa”. Period: 10-11\ 03\2003.
  3. One Day Workshop on Revised Syllabus for TYBA – Sociology, Organized by Department of Sociology, Shivaji University Kolhapur. Participated as a Resource Person on paper “Rural Society in India”. Period : 07\\10\2003.
  4. One Day Conference of Shivaji University Samajsashtra Parishad, Organized by Arts and Commerce Night College, Ichalkaranji, Kolahapur. Presented a Paper on “Impact of Globalization on Industry”. Period: 01\02\2004.
  5. Two Days National Workshop on “ Measurement of Social Variables Towards Standardization”, organized by Department of Sociology, Shivaji University Kolhapur. Participated in the Discussion Sessions.    Period: 17 –18\12\2004.
  6. Two Days National Conference of XXVII All Indian Sociological Society, organized byUdaypur University, Rajastan. Presented a Paper on”Sustainable Development : A Marriage Between Global and Local Agendas”. Period: 21-23\ 12\ 2004.
  7. Two Days National Seminar on “Panchayati-Raj Institutions and Rural Development in Western India”, organized by School of Social Sciences, Swami Ramananda Teerth Marathawada University, Nanded. Paper Presented on “ Panchayati-Raj in India : A Review”. Period: 24-25\01\2005.
  8. Two Days National Seminar, organized by Department of Sociology, Shivaji University Kolhapur, on “ Sustainable Development: Perspectives and Experiences”. Presented a paper on “ A Linkage Between Local NGOs Movement in Contemporary India and Global Agendas of Sustainable Development”. Period: 20-21\03\2005.
  9. Two Days Regional Workshop on “Mental Health of Women” organized by Department of Sociology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Period : 22-23\12\2005. Attended.
  10. One Day Rastriya Vasha Sangosthi, Organised by Department of Hindi, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. Attended. Period: 15-\02\2006.
  11. Three Days National Conference of All India Sociological Society,on “ Science, Technology and Society : Emerging Issues”,  Organised by Madras University at Loyala College, Chenai. Communicated Research Paper to RC-11, on “ Sustainable Development in Rural India Through IWDP A Symbiosis of Local Technology, Environment and Society in IWDP : A Case Study in Western Orissa”. Period 27-29\12\2006.
  12. Two Days National Seminar on “Need of Gandhian Thoughts For Youths : A Guideline For Success in Life”,Organized by North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon & SPD Arts, Commerce and Science College, Shirpur, Dhule. Presented a Paper on “ Sustainable Development in Gandhian Approach to Thought”. Period:01-02\02\2007.
  13. Two Days National Seminar on “ Sustainability of Natural Resources in India”, organized by Department of Sociology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Communicated Research Paper to Dr. R.B. Patil (Convener) on “From CDP to IWDP : A Search for Sustainability in the Rural Development Programmes of India”. Period : 27-28\02\2007.
  14. Two Days National Seminar on “Relevance of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Thought on Developmet in Contemporary India” organized by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Studies Centre, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. Presented a Paper on “ Challenges of Globalization to the Dalits and Relevance of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Thought on Developmet”. Period : 16-17\03\2007.
  15. Two Days Workshop “ Development and Implementation of Question Banks” organized by Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati on 30-31\03\ 2007. Participated in the Discussion Sessions.

Shri. Kishor. U. Raut.(PRESENTED PAPERS)

  1. Two Days State Level Conference of Marathi Samaj Sashtra Parishad organized by Department of Sociology Badrinath Marawadi College, Jalna. Presented a Paper on “ Rajarshi sahu Maharaj and Social Justice”. Period- 27-28\11\ 2003.
  2. Two Days State Level Conference, organized by Shri. Shivaji College of Education, Amravati. Presented a Paper on ‘ Negative Impact of Population Growth on Environment”. Period- 27-28\11\ 2004.
  3. Two Days State Level Seminar , organized by Centre for Human Rights Awareness and Education under TRDEA and Depaerment of Sociology, SGB Amravati University. Presented a Paper on “ Educational Rights of Child Workers : A Sociological Study”. Period- 23-24\03\ 2005.
  4. Three Days International Seminar , Organized by Department of Sociology, Vanarashi University, Varanashi, UP. Presented a Paper on “ Impact of Globalization on Human Poverty”. Period- 04-06\12\ 2004.
  5. Two Days International Seminar , Organized by Department of Sociology, Haridwar, Uttranchal. A Sociological Study with special reference to the Relationship Between Rural and Urban Areas in Vidarbha Region, Maharashtra. Period- 26-28\02\ 2005.
  6.  One Day State Level Workshop, organized by PWS College , Nagpur. Presented a Paper on “ A Study of Family Structure in Amravati”. Period. 08\10\ 2005.
  7. Two Days International Seminar on “ Redefining Work Culture in Globalized Era”  , Organized by Mahila Mahavidyalaya & CCEE, Nagpur. Presented a paper on “ Impact of Globalization on Work Culture” Perid. 26-27\09\2005.
  8.  Two Days National Conference on “ All Religions National Conference”, organized by Department of Sociology & Political Science, Sou. Kamatai Jamkar Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Parbhani. Presented a paper on “Indian Society and Growing Religious Terrorism : A Sociological Study”
  9. Two Days State Level Conference of Marathi Samaj Sashtra Parishad organized by S.N. Mor college, Tumsar, Bhandara.  Presented a Paper on “Social Research and Methodology in Sociology. Period- 06-07\01\ 2006.
  10. Three Days International Congress, organized by Department of Sociology, M.G. Kashi University,( Varanasi, UP), presented a paper on “ Essential Unity of All Religions in Modern Society: A Sociological View”. Period:4-6, November 2006.
  11. Two days State Level Conference, organized by Dr. Ambedkar College of Social Work, Wardha and NehruYyuva Kendra(MS). Presented a paper on “Farmers’ Suicide in Vidarbha Region : Sociological Study”. Period. 24-25, November 2006.
  12. One Day State Level Conference, organized by SGM college and Shivaji Universiyt, Kolhapur(MS). Presented a paper on “ Farmers’ Suicide in Vidarbha Region”. Period : 16th, December 2006.
  13. One Day State Level Seminar, organized by Sangmeshwar College, Solapur(MS). Presented a paper on “Importance of Students’ Seminar”. Period:7th January 2007.
  14. Two Days National Seminar on “Relevance of Ambedkarite Philosophyin the Present Society”, organized by Dhanvate College, Nagpur(MS).Presented a paper on “Dhammadeeksha and Social Change with reference to Human Rights in India”. Period : 20-21, January, 2007.
  15. Two days National Level Seminar on Relevance of Dr. Ambedkar’s Thought on Development in Contemporary India”, organized by DrAmbedkar Studies Centre, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati(MS).Presented a paper on “Challenges of Globalization to the Dalits and Relevance of Dr. Ambedkar’s Thought in Contemporary India”.Period : 16-17, March 2007.
  16. One Day National Level Seminar on “The Problems of the SCs and STs in India”, organized by Department of Sociology, Tilak Maharashtra University, Pune(MS).Presented aPaper on “ Educational Problems of the SCs in Vidarbha”. Period:20th March 2007.

ATTENDED :

  1. One Day University Level Workshop, Organized by Department of Sociology, Hislop College, Nagpur. Period. 05\10\2002.
  2. One Day State Level Workshop, on Career Opportunities Through Competitive Examinations, organized by TRDEA, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. Period. 10\10\2003.
  3. One Day State Level Seminar, on “ Urban Life Related Mental Stress and Social Adjustment”, organized by Dr. Ambedkar College, Deeksha Bhoomi, Nagpur.
  4. One Day University Level Workshop, Organized byShri. Shivaji College of Education, Amravati. Period. 29\02\2004.
  5. Three Days National Conference of XXVIII All India Sociological Society, Organized by Department of Sociology, IIT, Kanpur, Up. Period. 18-20\12\202.
  6. Three Days National Conference of XXIX All India Sociological Society, Organized by Department of Sociology,Rajasthan University, Udaipur, Rajasthan. Period. 21-23\12\2003.
  7. One Day National Seminar on “Polution Free Environment : A Need of 21st Century”, organized by JSB College, Wardha.
  8. One Day National Seminar on “Globalization and Indian Society”, organized by Department of Sociology, Nagpur University, Nagpur.Period. 07\03\2004.
  9. Two Days National Conference on “Antar-Bharati Sahitya Sambad-2004”, organized by North Maharashtra University, Jalagaon.
  10. One Day Regional Level Seminar on “21st Century Buddhism” organized by Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Social and Economic Change, Mumbai(MS). Period : 18th February, 2007.