#Admissions2022: Course Profile – B.A. (Hons.) Sociology

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Here’s everything you need to know about the B.A. (Honours) Sociology course offered at DU!

With the introduction of the NEP and the FYUP for the 2022-23 session, courses are bound to face a drastic shift. However, it helps to know what the course has looked like up till now. 

What Did the Course Structure Look Like?

B.A. (Honours) Sociology was divided into six semesters, two every year. The first two semesters had Introduction to Sociology – 1,   Sociology of India-1, Introduction to Sociology-2 and  Sociology of India -2. The second and third semesters consisted of  Political Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Gender, Economic Sociology, Sociology Of Kinship, and Social Stratification. The last two semesters consisted of Sociological Thinkers, Sociological Research Methods, Sociological Thinkers-2, and Sociological Research Methods-2.

How High Were the Previous Cut-offs? 

Cut-offs ranged from 98.75% in Miranda House College and Lady Shri Ram College for Women  to 91% in Bharati College for Women in 2021.

Refer to the links below for detailed cut-offs:

What Career Choices are Available After This Course?

  • Academics
  • Social Work
  • Law
  • Management
  • Policy Making
  • Human Resource Development
  • Research
  • Civil Services

Which Colleges Offer This Course?

Colleges that  offer B.A. (Honours) Sociology  course include Shree Venkateshwara College, Lady Shri Ram College, Miranda House, Hindu College, Kamla Nehru College, Jesus and Mary, Janki Devi Memorial College, Maitreyi College and Bharati College.

What Do Students Think About This Course?

Studying sociology in Delhi University is a dream come true. It has made me think about situations and things in a very different way than before. Sociology of gender in the 3rd semester is one such paper which has been the most enriching and interesting for me personally. It has made me think analytically about the concept of gender itself.


Are there any Notable Alumni from B.A. (Honours) Sociology?

  • Dipankar Gupta (Professor and Author of Redefining Caste in India)
  • Deepak Mehta (Professor at Ashoka University, Researcher)
  • Jit Uberoi (Author of Science and Culture)
  • Amita Baviskar (Professor at Ashoka University)
  • Gopa Sabharwal (Professor at Lady Shriram College)


Read Also: #Admissions2022: College Profile- Hansraj College

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