Department of Sociology

University School of Social Sciences,

Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-380009.

Phone : +91-79-26308646/2385

Director         :           Dr. Rajasi Clerk

Head              :           Dr. J. C. Patel


                        The Department offer Four(4) Compulsory paper at M.A.I and Four(4) optional papers are to be selected by the students from total Ten(10) papers at M.A.II The department generally offer every year six(6) of these  papers (Including master level field work based dissertation).          Department offer M.Phil Course programme in the subject. We offer three (3) papers (Including Monograph) and dissertation for M.Phil students. Research through Ph.D. is also encourage by the Department During Last (5) Five years, three (3)  scholars were awarded Ph.D. out of these, Two(2) is foreign Student,(From Spain) and London School of economics Scholars have submitted his thesis.

            In view of the growing needs and the importance and potential for application of the knowledge gained, we revised our courses accordingly. We introduced courses in criminal behaviour, Environmental Sociology, Woman Studies, Rural society in India, Studies of Indiaís society, sociology of health, social movements in India, Political sociology, Sociology of Region and Industry and society in India. As well as master essay as optional paper.

There are five recognized Ph.D. Guide in the department. Five books and 20 Articles are published by faculty members. Department has organized six refresher courses and three seminars. Out three seminars one was national seminar. Faculty member has delivered their lectures in refresher courses are around 50, and number of lecture delivered by faculty member in orientation courses organized by Academic Staff College are 90. Major thrust area for the Departmentís faculty is studies on weaker section of the society, women, and HIV/AIDS.

Courses Offered

Course Name                                                    M.A., M.Phil, & Ph.D

Course Type                                                      Grant in Aid

Intake                                                               100       20

Eligibility                                                           Graduate, Post Graduate

Subject offered/Specialization                             Sociology

Duration                                                            Two years

Course Commencement                                      June

Admission Process                                            By Merit

Fees                                                                 As per University Norms






Name                                       :           Dr. J. C. Patel

Qualification                            :           M.A., Ph.D.

Designation                             :           Professor

Areas of Specialization            :          Tribal Studies, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Environment

Contact No.                              :           26302385 (O) 9879470482 (M)



Name                                       :           Dr. Chandrika K. Raval

Qualification                            :           M.A., Ph.D.

Designation                             :           Reader

Areas of Specialization            :          Womenís Studies, Industrial Sociology and Education

Contact No.                              :           26302385 (O) 55219099 (R )



Name                                       :           Dr. Gaurang Jani

Qualification                            :           M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Designation                             :           Lecturer

Areas of Specialization            :          Caste and Religions, HIV/AIDS and Society, Women Studies

Contact No.                              :           26302385 (O) 26740916 (R )



Name                                       :           Dr. (Mrs.) Leena J. Badshah

Qualification                            :           M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Designation                             :           Lecturer

Areas of Specialization            :          Women Studies, Sociological Theories & Social Change

Contact No.                              :           26302385 (O)  26641693 (R )