M.Phil. Sociology or Master of Philosophy in Sociology is a postgraduate Sociology course. Sociology is the study of society. It is a social science a term with which it is sometimes synonymous which uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop and refine a body of knowledge about human social activity. For many sociologists, the goal is to apply findings directly to the pursuit of social welfare, while others seek purely academic or intellectual knowledge. M.Phil. (Sociology) is aimed at generating future researchers who would be equipped with an ability to develop a critical understanding of social realities. This Programme is a research degree and it would therefore be beneficial for individuals who wish to pursue a career in research, be it in academics or in development sector or in industry. The Programme would also be useful in providing a platform for individuals who wish to pursue their Ph.D. degree in future. By making the students undergo rigorous academic exercise it is an aim of the Department of Sociology to produce a group of students through the M.Phil.

M.Phil. Sociology Eligibility

  • A pass with 55% marks aggregate or equivalent grade at the Postgraduate level in Sociology or related disciplines from any recognized university.

M.Phil. Sociology Course Suitability

  • Candidates who have the ability of appreciating the complexity and diversity of social situations; applying sociological theory to society's organisations including schools, shops, hospitals and offices, researching, judging and evaluating complex information. 
  • Second, those who have the capacity of making reasoned arguments orally (in tutorials and presentations) and in written work; have strong IT skills gained through the presentation of projects and dissertations also are good suit for it. 
  • Third, candidates having knowledge and understanding of research methods, analysis and statistical techniques; developing opinions and new ideas on societal issues also are good match for it.

How is M.Phil. Sociology Course Beneficial?

  • Sociology, as a discipline engages itself in the description and explanation of social structures and processes.
  • Studying sociology not only increases one's understanding of human society but also helps one to classify human social behaviour systematically.
  • It also helps in the understanding of the Social, Religious, Political, Economic and Governmental Institutions in Society, their changing nature and impact on everyday life. Sociology is a subject that attracts many students. Specialisation areas for Master's Degree Programs in sociology include industrial sociology, medical sociology and social psychology. Graduates in any discipline are eligible for admission to master's Programs in sociology.
  • Also, they have Civil Services Exam options in form of Sociology as their second option.


A pass with 55% marks aggregate or equivalent grade at the Postgraduate level in Sociology or related disciplines from any recognized university.
  • M.Phil. Sociology Syllabus

    Syllabus of Sociology as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

      Stream I (Theories and Methods)

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    Subjects of Study


    Reflections on Ethnography


    Contemporary Class Analysis


    Philosophical Anthropology


    Philosophical Anthropology


    Theorising Democracy, Equality and Social Justice


    Archaeology of Caste

      Stream II (Theories and Methods)


    Sociology of Health and Illness


    Theorising Masculinities


    Rethinking the Family in Contemporary Society


    Nature, Society & Environment


    Sociology of Civil War


    Studying the State


    Agrarian Structure


    Transnational Migration, Gender and Identities


    Social Discrimination and Subalterneity: Historical and Comparative Perspectives


    Gender and Population: Perspectives on Reproduction, Sexuality, and Power


    Women in Indian Society

Jaipur National University, Jaipur

Jaipur, Rajasthan

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