Departments
Department of Sociology

Brief Profile of the Department

The major thrust of the Department of Sociology, Tripura University is to promote interdisciplinary teaching and research. The Department has a group of committed faculty from diverse background and experiences. While emphasizing topics and themes central to the discipline, the Department’s teaching and research activities have been oriented towards contemporary questions that have both basic and applied dimensions. From the very beginning efforts have been made to evolve the courses keeping in mind the International, national and regional traditions.

Year of Establishment:

2011

Major thrust area of Research:

Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Economic Life/Development, Sociology of Culture and Communication, Sociology of Gender& Political Sociology.

Head of the Department (In-charge):

Dr. Sharmila Chhotaray

Courses Offered:

  • M.A
  • Ph.D.

Intake Capacity:

MA - 20

IMD -

Total Research Project Funding (Completed & Ongoing):

Syllabus for Various Courses Offered::

  • Post Graduate: Download
  • Ph.D. Course Work: Download
  • Research Eligibility Test (RET): Download

Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher/Orientations etc. Organized

  • Workshop on Doing Sociology, 23rd September, 2016
  • Lectureon Family, Gender and Domestic Violence in India & Trafficking of Women and Girls into Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Assam, Northeast India, 1st September, 2016
  • Workshop on 'CREATIVITY',  29th August - 31st August, 2016
  • Public Lecture on Scientific Temper and Social-Humanistic Orientation: Dimensions of Research Intensiveness in a Modern University, 22nd April, 2016 by Prof. Braj. K Sinha
  • Workshop on Elementary Statistics, Quantitative and Computational Techniques, 5th-9th January, 2016
Sl. No.DateTitle of TalkSpeaker
1 8th May 2013 Development Induced Displacement and the Problems of Rehabilitation in India Prof. Balgovind Baboo (Visiting Fellow)
2 13th Sept. 2012 ‘Interconnectedness among the Uncongenials’ Prof. P. K. Haldar (Department of Commerce, Tripura University)
3 16th Aug. 2012 ‘Change of History Writing in North East India: With Specific Reference to Tripura’ Prof. Satyadeo Poddar (Department of History, Tripura University)
4 30th Aug. 2012. ‘Domestic Violence in Tripura’ Prof. C. B. Mazumdar (Department of Political Science, Tripura University)
5 27th July 2012 Loving the White and Living with the Black: Locating the Grey Between the Lines’ Prof. K.N. Jena, (Department of Political Science, Tripura University)
6 02nd Aug. 2012 ‘Issue of Security: A Comprehensive Analysis Prof. K.N. Jena, (Department of Political Science, Tripura University)
7 09th Aug. 2012 ‘New Economic Policy and its Social Conequences’ Arobindo Mahato (Asst. Prof. Department of Political Science, Tripura University)
8 23rd Aug. 2012 ‘Concept of Joint Forest Management and Participatory Approach’ Dr. Thiru Selvan (Department of Forestry and Bio-Diversity), Tripura University
9 13/11/2013 ‘Complementarily in Social Science Research’ Pro. Swapan Kumar Pramanick, Former Vice-Chancellor, Vidyasagar, Midnapur and Prof. of Sociology, Calcutta University (Retd)
10 17/01/2014 ‘Recent Trends in Sociological Research’ Prof. Biswajit Ghosh, Director, Academic Staff College, University of Burdwan
11 14/02/2014 ‘Studying Muslim Societies’ Prof. Vinod K. Jairath , Dept of Sociology, University of Hyderabad
12 27/09/2014 “Methodology of Social Sciences” i.Prof. B. K. Nagla, Prof of Sociology (Retd) M.D. University, Rohtak (India), & Prof. on Babu Jagjivan Ram Chair Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
ii.Prof. Dinesh Kumar Sharma, Prof of Sociology, NCERT, New Delhi.
13 06/04/2015, 08/04/2015, 10/04/2015 “ROLE OF RELIGION AFTER 9/11”, "EDUCATIONAL & RESEARCH COOPERATION OPPORTUNITIES IN CANADA", "INDO-CANADIAN DIASPORA AND MULTI-CULTURALISM" Prof. Braj M. Sinha Professor of Religious Studies Department of Religion and Culture University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Address of Communication:

Department of Sociology.
Tripura University (A Central University), Suryamaninagar-799022,
Tripura, India
Cell: +91- 8974040172, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , hod_sociology[at]tripurauniv.in

Laboratory Facilities:

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Other Information (if any):

The following professors visited the Department during the ongoing First Semester (July-Dec. 2012)


Sl NoSl NoInstitutionNature of Duty
1 Prof. G. Ram Assam University, Silchar Assam University, Silchar
2 Prof. Bipul Bhadra Jadavpur University, Silchar Visiting Lecture

Ph.D. Scholars : 2013-2014

PhotoNameTitle of ThesisContact Details
Rita Chakma yet to be finalised Ph: + 91- 9436456457 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Amit Kumar Deb yet to be finalised Ph:+91- 9774426337
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Sudeshna Chanda yet to be finalised Ph:+91- 9862521334
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Lalmasawmi Sailo yet to be finalised Ph:+91- 9612534318
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Remruatpuii Tochhawng yet to be finalised Ph:+91- 8974016369
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Ph.D. Scholars : 2014-2015

PhotoNameTitle of ThesisContact Details
Pinky Banik yet to be finalised Ph:+91-9402170589 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Synem Hrangkhawl yet to be finalised Ph:+91- 9436179916 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rashmi Das yet to be finalised Ph:+91-8794559613 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Juli Debbarma yet to be finalised Ph:+91-9863585687 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Details of Guest Faculty Members:

Name: Mrs. Lilypar Hrangkhawl
Date of Birth: 25/06/1978
Phone number's : +919436135237
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Academic Qualifications : M.A, B.Ed., UGC-NET
Present Designation/position : Guest Teacher
Papers Taught:
  1. Sociology of Family Life and Kinship in India,
  2. Sociology of Tribal Life

Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher/Orientations etc. Participated:

Sl. No.Title of Workshop/ Seminar ProgrammeOrganized & Sponsored byWhether international / national / state / regional / college or university level
1 One Day Regional Workshop on People’s Linguistic Survey of India. Date: 1st Sept. 2012 Bhasha Research Centre,Baroda Regional
2 One day Workshop on Enhancing Institutional Innovation with Intellectual Property Rights. 21st March 2013 Tezpur University Intellectual Property Right Cell in collaboration with Equal Opportunity Cell, Tripura University. University Level

Other information (if any):

  1. Worked as Investigator for a major research project on “Ethnic Philosophies of the Non-Literate Traditions of Tripura”, sponsored by The Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi, from August 2012-July 2013.
  2. Worked with Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA) India and Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI) for the project “North East India Humanitarian Assistance & Livelihood Support Project” from 15th May’2013 to February 2014.
Name: Mr. Surajit Debnath
Date of Birth: 16/11/1978
Phone number's : +919436940729
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Academic Qualifications : M.A.Sciology, UGC-SET
Present Designation/position : Guest Teacher
Papers Taught: Political Sociology, Sociological Theories, Indian Society
Name: Miss Arosomita Sahoo
Date of Birth: 20/03/1988
Phone number's : 09437692157
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Academic Qualifications : M.A, M.Phil, P.G.D (Rural Development), UGC-NET
Present Designation/position : Guest Teacher
Papers Taught: Economy & Society, Methodological debate in Classical Sociology & Emerging Debate, Science- Theory of Falsification- critical rationalism

Seminar/ Conference Programme Participated:

Sl. No.Title of Workshop/ Seminar ProgrammeOrganized & Sponsored byWhether international / national / state / regional / college or university level
1 “Exploitation and Alienation of Kansari Artisans in Odisha: A note on their Socio-economic Exclusion”. 26-27 March2012, UGC-SAP sponsored Seminar, at Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. National

Workshop/Training Programme attended:

Sl. No.Title of Workshop/ Seminar ProgrammeOrganized & Sponsored byPaper Presented
1 “Course on Research Methods on Gender Issues in Labour”, held during August 05-16, 2013, Organised by The V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida. “Course on Research Methods on Gender Issues in Labour”, held during August 05-16, 2013, organized by the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida.
2 Workshop on “Gender Transversal Politics and Inter-sectionality: New Methods in Feminist Research.” 2nd-6th September 2013 Conducted by the Inter University Centre for Social Science Research and Extension, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala Research proposal on the topic “Women’s participation in Social Movements in Post-reformed period: A case study of Orissa.”

Scholarship/Award/Recognitions:

  1. Awarded Gold medal from Pondicherry University for my outstanding performance in the M.A. Sociology examination held during May 2010

Research Experience:

  1. M.Phil. Dissertation – Continuity and Change: A study of Kansari Artisans of Odisha
  2. M.A. Project- Impact of PMGSY on Rural Economy: A case study Bhuban block, Odisha.
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