Periyar University,Salem
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Wisdom Maketh the World

பெரியார் பல்கலைக்கழகம்


Salem-636011, Tamilnadu, India.
Reaccredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade - State University
NIRF Rank 83 - ARIIA 4th Rank


The Department of Sociology has been established in October, 2008 at Periyar University to carve out social equilibrium through its three dimensional phenomena as

The Department has adopted a village for the multi-faceted growth. The Post Graduate students of the Department visit the village all the alternative Fridays to the village Sangeethapatti to know the issues, problems, developments, challenges etc., through the methodologies viz narratives, interview, and case study. The field visits help them to prepare the periodical reports par with the international reports like Through the adopted village, the Debartment identifies the young child scientists and bring them to the Department celebrates the National Science Day on twenty eighth February every year since 2010 consistently.


M.A. (Sociology)

A candidate who passed any UG degree of this University or an examination of any other University accepted by the syndicate as equivalent shall be permitted to appear and qualify for the M.A.Sociology.

M.Phil (Sociology) [as per University Norms]
Ph.D (Sociology)[as per University Norms]
Certificate Course in NGO Management for Social Development (One Year)



Village Adoption Programme

The Department of Sociology has adopted the village Sangeethapatti, in Omular Taluk, Salem. Through this adoption programme the department keen on monitoring the social activities taking places in the village. And our department provides necessary awareness programme for their improvement in health, education, self employment, banking, environmental care etc. Every fortnight our students visit the village for knowing the social problems exists in it, this helps the student to do their social research as qualitative and quantitative, and it helps them to interpreting the data effectively.

Weekly Seminar

The department of sociology conducts weekly seminary on every Tuesday. The students, teachers and other experts in various social related activities are participating and discuss about the contemporary social issues to obtain through knowledge on the issue.

Awareness Programme

Rural Employment, Health Camps and motivating the school children are the main activities of the awareness programmes

Parents Teacher Association

Every six month the teachers and parents meeting are held in the department. In this meeting the parents ask to disclose the needs and problems they encounter by their children for pursuing their education.

Celebration of Special day’s

Our department celebrates the special days like human rights day, world elderly day, young child scientist day, etc.

Inviting Speakers Professor/ Exports

Many renounced professors, scholars, and experts are invited to deliver the lecture.

Community Policing

Our head of the department regularly participate in the community policing.


Coaching for Civil Service Aspirants

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Name of the Faculty Project Title Funding
Year Funds Provided Status
Dr.T.Sundara Raj Sociology Social Exclusion and Inclusion of Transgender in Salem District Tamilnadu ICSSR 2015-2017 22,00,000 Completed
Dr.C.Gobalakrishnan Effect of open defection - A Sociological study with special reference to women, Adolescent Girls and Children in Tamilnadu ICSSR 2015-2017 15,00,000 Completed
Dr.T.Sundara Raj Ageing and Socila Exclusion - An Inquiry into the abuses on Elderly women as a challenge to their dignity of life NCW 2018-2019 4,00,000 Completed
Dr.T.Sundara Raj Health seeking behaviour of Malayali Tribal Women in Salem district of Tamilnadu ICSSR 2019-2021 10,00,000 Ongoing
Dr.C.Gobalakrishnan Involved Baseline survey for Establising child hassle free union by District Administration State Balanced Grwoth Fund, Tamilnadu 2019-2020 85,000 Completed


2018 - 2019 ONWARDS
1 M.A (Sociology) SYLLABUS
2 M.Phil (Sociology) SYLLABUS


2016 - 2017 ONWARDS
1 M.A (Sociology) SYLLABUS


2015 - 2016 ONWARDS
1 M.A (Sociology) SYLLABUS


2012 - 2013 ONWARDS
1 M.Phil (Sociology) SYLLABUS




Professor and Head
Department of Sociology
Periyar University
Periyar Palkalai Nagar
Salem – 636011
Tamil Nadu
Ph: 0427-2345766 (Ext.No:229 & 230)
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