• Sleepy Hollow, Nainital, Uttarakhand
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Sociology Department : DSB Campus, Nainital

The Department of Sociology, one of the oldest Post-Graduate Departments of Kumaun University, has been providing teaching at under graduate and post graduate levels since 1974 and research programmes since 1977. The Department of Sociology has been doing pioneering work in the field of teaching, research and extension activities meant for knowledge generation, knowledge sharing and knowledge dissemination. Major thrust areas of research are rural and urban sociology, gender studies, contemporary social problems, socio- economic and cultural changes among tribes and weaker sections of the society with special reference to Uttarakhand. Senior faculty members of the department are conducting major research projects on various contemporary issues, providing consultancy services to public and private sectors. The Department has been conducting seminars, workshops and refresher courses on contemporary issues. Special lectures by eminent scholars have also been organized from time to time. Few activities carried out during current session are as under:-


  1. Refresher Course on Recent Trends of Globalization for Social Sciences from 27 August to 09 September 2019.
  2. Special Lecture by Prof Aanand Kumar (Retd Professor of CSSS, JNU, New Delhi) on 28 August, 2019.
  3. Workshop on Research Methodology on 01 June, 2019. Theme Lectures were delivered by Prof Nilika Melhotra, Deptt of Anthropology, CSSS, JNU, New Delhi and Prof Sukant Chowdhary, Deptt of Sociology, Lucknow University, Lucknow.
  4. Special Lecture by Prof S.M. Patnayak, Honourable Vice-Chancellor, Utkal University, Bhubneshwar, Odisha on Recent Trends of Methodology in Social Sciences, on 01 June, 2019.
  5. Workshop on Gender Responsive Budgeting sponsored by National Institute of Financial Management on 25/26 March, 2019.
  6. Special Lecture by Prof Anand Kumar on Challenges of Nation Building on 14 March, 2019.

The vision of the department is to impart students with the theoretical and substantive knowledge in order to make them grasp the nuances of social reality and participate as future academicians and sociologists.


The adopted tagline of the department is D3 : DEVELOPMENT with DIGNITY and DEDICATION.

Head of Department

Name : Dr. Jyoti Joshi

Phone : 9837465590

Email : dr.joshijyoti@gmail.com

Prof. Jyoti Joshi has been serving as the Head of the Department of Sociology, D S B Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital since Oct 2018. She did her Masters in Sociology from the Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan with first position in the order of merit for which University Gold Medal was bestowed upon her. In the year 1993, she was awarded the doctoral degree from Kumaun University for her work on the Status of Tribal Women in Kumaun. She has made valuable research publications in reputed National and International journals. Folk studies have been her main area of research interest and writings. Of late, her research interest has diversified into the areas of Gender and Sexuality. Her teaching areas include Sociological Thought, Research Methodology and Sociology of Gender. She has been supervising research for over a decade.


Besides, she has served in various Administrative Boards and Committees such as DSW Board, Proctorial Board and Admission and Examination Committees.



Course Offered : BA and MA Courses in Semester System Mode and Ph.D. Programme.

Faculty Members: DSB Campus, Nainital
S.No Name Designation Specialization Email Phone Photograph Academic Profile
1 Dr. Jyoti Joshi Head of Department Gender and Tribal Studies dr.joshijyoti@gmail.com 9837465590 Dr. Jyoti Joshi View Profile
2 Dr. Indu Pathak Professor Gender, Weaker Section & Gerontological Studies drpathakindu@gmail.com 9411198714 Dr.  Indu Pathak View Profile
3 Dr. D. S. Bisht Professor Rural Sociology drdsbisht@yahoo.co.in 9411198824 Dr. D. S. Bisht View Profile
4 Dr. Bhagwan S. Bisht Professor Studies on Tribes and Backward Communities bsbisht_headsocio@rediffmail.com 9411159928 Dr. Bhagwan S. Bisht View Profile
5 Dr. Archana Srivastava Professor Sociological Theories, Many Contemprory Social Problem dr.archanasrivastava@yahoo.com 9412516289 Dr. Archana Srivastava View Profile
6 Dr. Priyanka Neeraj Ruwali Associate Professor Sociological Theories, Many Contemprory Social Problem krisnakiran@gmail.com 9410501990 Dr. Priyanka Neeraj Ruwali View Profile

New Sociology Syllabus 2019
  1. Sociology Syllabus
B.A Syllabus (Year Wise)
  1. B.A. I Year
  2. B.A. II Year
  3. B.A. III Year
UG Sociology syllabus (Semester wise)
  1. UG semester syllabus Sociology
M.A Syllabus (Semester Wise)
  1. M.A. I Semester
  2. M.A. II Semester
  3. M.A. III Semester
  4. M.A. IV Semester