Academic Focus:

Sociology is an inter-disciplinary approach which focuses on recognizing and analyzing social determinants that shape our lives and offers a unique potential not only for understanding society, but also for social action and social change. It provides and understanding on how and why society functions together with the impact of social institutions on individual lives. Studying sociology can help foster students’ creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and analytical problem solving and communication skills. As a graduate and masters in sociology the students will have a foundation for better understanding and engaging with the globalised world. They will be equipped with the tools needed to make sense of the changing social world and contribute solutions to difficult social problems. Public Administration is a crucial sector for any country. A developed or developing country needs administrative officers to run various branches of administration in an efficient way. The discipline of Public Administration being inter-disciplinary equips one to do this. Theories and concepts of Public Administration have been drawn from other disciplines of social sciences like economics, political science, management, law, sociology and psychology with an objective of educating the students to be eventually capable of working in various sectors of public life. Emphasis is also on field trips, workshops and seminars for wider and practical exposure on the subject-matter. Moreover students aspiring for competitive examinations like UPSC will be given coaching opportunities by the Dept. • Career Scope: The most common jobs held by sociologists are that of educators or teachers, researchers, administrators, consultants and counselors. • Other careers in which those with a bachelors degree in sociology often secure employment are as case workers, paralegals, public relations workers, urban planners, community organizers, public policy researchers, and data analysts. • People with sociology degree most often choose teaching as profession, teaching in a college level needs masters degree and may even further advance their level with a Ph.D and M.Phil. • Another common job opted by this subject specialists are that of a researcher. Nonacademic research jobs are available in government agencies, private research institutions, and the research departments of private corporations. Research work include conducting market research, public opinion surveys, evaluation research and impact assessments. Sociologists enter the corporate, non-profit, and government worlds as policy analysts, directors of research, consultants, human resource managers, public information officers and program managers.

Career Scope:

The curriculum of sociology in the USTM is designed in such a way that it suits to help the students to develop the skills they need for a successful 21st century career which includes creativity, innovation, critical thinking, analytical problem solving, communication, collaboration, multicultural and global understanding , and excellent written expression. The methods and substantive areas of sociology provide an excellent background for a broad range of careers in fields such as research institutes, law firms, public health, welfare organizations, international agencies, educational institutes, advertising firms, survey and polling organizations, journalism, urban and community planning, social work, non-profit agencies, child care, environment groups, professional writing, advocacy and many more. Students with a degree in sociology often secure employment as a social researcher, case workers, public relation workers, councilors, administrators, community organizers, public policy researchers, data analyst. Careers in Public Administration demand administrative skills and knowledge, a solid understanding of various dimensions of governance, organizational proficiency, knowledge of working in various departments and corporate sectors, administration, budgeting and organizational proficiency. Career aspirants, on successful completion of the course can secure jobs as administrators, budget analysts or executives in both NGOs and local government bodies. Aspirants can opt for job prospects in government sectors both Central and State Service Commissions. Professionals with doctorate degree can join in administrative management sector, teaching, industrial sector, personnel management sector and social service sectors as well.