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DEPARTMENTAL PROFILE 2009 for NAAC Peer Team Name of the University: University of Jammu Name of the Department: Sociology Year of Establishment: 1999 Date of Visit: 17 th March,2009 . No. of Teachers sanctioned & present position : 5 sanctioned (1 Prof. Post Vacant)
NAAC Peer Team
No. of Teachers sanctioned & present position : 5 sanctioned (1 Prof. Post Vacant)
2 Tenure post (Asst. Prof.)
Publication/No. of Conferences/Seminars/Workshops/Courses attended by faculty members (last 5 years)
Faculty who have attended International Conferences/Seminars (last five years)
No. of Non-teaching staff :04 (Permanent), 04 (Contractual/Casual labour)
In all 21 courses are being taught in the department in 4 semesters out of which 11 are foundation, 4 are Specialized and 6 are Optional courses.
1.1 Curricular design and development :
i) Interdisciplinary Courses like: Crime & Society, Gender & Society, Environment and Society, Political Sociology.
ii. Curriculum includes courses like : Research Methodology, Statistics & Computer Analysis which are important for the students to grow academically as researchers.
iii. Courses related to Contemporary Issues like : Environment & Society, Social Development, Sustainable Development & Social Movements.
1.2 Academic Flexibility : Offered Optional and Specialised courses .
1.3 Feedback on curriculum : The amendments made in curriculum from time to time on the basis of feedback received from the syllabus of other Universities, UGC and by inviting outside experts.
1.4 Curriculum Update : Regular Revision of curriculum in accordance with
syllabus prescribed by the UGC
The year when the curriculum was revised last : M.A. : 2005 &M.Phil.: 2009
1.5 Best Practices : Field Study tour/ Ecological tour related to social research and for comparative understanding of different cultures. ‘Samaj’ a Forum for Students of Society organizes coaching, counseling, seminars, workshops and orientation programmes from time to time.
2.2 Catering to diverse needs : Students are admitted for P.G. in sociology from Science and Allied Disciplines on merit basis. Admission is also given to the students of Reserved categories.
3.1 Promotion of Research : Courses like M.Phil & Ph.D.
Ph.D Awarded : 01
Submitted : 01
Registered : 15
M.Phil completed : 20
Pursuing : 25
Encouraging students to write UGC-JRF NET
3.2 Research & Publication output : The Research Projects by faculty
members funded by UGC/ICSSR and others (10).
Dr. Ambedkar Studies Centre : 3 Research Projects namely: Socio-Economic Study of Sikligars (2007), Impact Assessment Study of IAY (2007) and Socio-economic Status of Jheers (2008)
4.1 Physical Facilities : Airconditioned Computer Lab, Fax machines, Photocopier, Scanner, Computers, Laptops, Air Coolers, Heat Pillars etc.
4.2 Maintenance of infrastructure : Update Computer systems, Antivirus, UPS etc. & regular cleaning of water cooler, purifier, water tanks etc.
4.3 Library as a learning resource : There are around 3000 books in the
Departmental library, adequate space for students and scholars, proper accessioning of books, maintaining of records of books in the Computer, Open access system etc.
4.4 ICT as learning resources : Use of Internet for mailing, Searching websites chatting etc. Organizing lectures and workshops on special packages like SPSS.
4.5 Other facilities : Furnished Scholar’s Room with Lockers,
Computer & Internet facility, Furnished Class rooms.
4.6 Best practices in the development
of infrastructure and learning Availability of LCD projector for Power
resources : point presentation by faculty members &
scholars. Internet facility & Wi-fi to all the faculty members.
5.2 Students support : Students provide support to all the Departmental activities like volunteers & rappoteurs at Conferences, Seminars, Workshop etc. By doing well in the career they enhance the status of the Department.
5.3 Students Activities : Sports : National Badminton : Vikram Saini (2008-09)
Cultural : National Youth Festival : Juhie Mohan
Cultural Secretary : Vinay Kumar
National Debates : Vinay Kumar
5.4 Best practices in student
support and progression : Feed back on Teaching learning methods,
Students involvement in Study tour/ Ecological tour/picnics/ Alumni Meets/Fresher & Farewell celebration etc.
6.1 Institutional Vision & Leadership :
Head as Organising Secretary of ISS & faculty members in different Committees for AISC in 2005,
Head as Organising Secretary & other faculty members in different Committees for NWISA, 2004
Convenor & Co-convenor of National Seminars 3 faculty members are Executive Committee members of ISS 2 are Executive Committee members of NWISA Regular Faculty meetings like DAC, DRC
Finance Managed through committees like Local Fund, Purchase Committee etc. Finance support of Payment seat fund
6.2 Organisational Arrangements : Major Conferences/Seminars/Workshops
a) 2003 : National Seminar on “Families in Conflict Situations” in
Collaboration with RC-II, Indian Sociological Society. (9th -10th May)
b) 2004 : VIII NWISA Conference on the broad theme “Identity Formation
in North West India” (28-30 October)
c) 2005 : XXXI All India Sociological Conference on “Redesigning Sociology:
Teaching and Research” (25th -27th October)
d) 2005 : National Seminar on ‘Panchayat Raj, Participatory, Democracy and
Development’ (24th- 26th March)
g) 2007 : National seminar on “Ambedkar and Social Justice” by Dr. Ambedkar
Studies Centre (7th -8th March).
h) 2007 : All India Workshop for Young Sociologist in collaboration with ISS, New Delhi. (5th -6th October)
6.3 Strategy Development & Deployment : For every activity an Organising Secretary/Convenor/Co-convenor is appointed and Committees and Teams are formed. Students work as volunteers.
6.4 Human Resource Management : Computer expertise by the Office staff, Library Management skill by the concerned
6.5 Financial Management
and Resource Mobilization : Funds realized from the students at the time of admission called Local fund. Funds through Payment seats.
6.6 Best practices in governance
and leadership : Collective and team efforts.
Samaj : All seminars, special lectures open to civil society.
New Initiatives: Alumni Meet (First held in October 2008), Alumni Directory in making.
Dr. Ambedkar Studies Centre since 2006.
Applied for SAP in June 2008.
7.1 Internal quality assurance system : Dept. follows guidelines of the
University’s Internal Quality Assurance Cell
7.2 Inclusive practices : Regular Students’ feedback
Regular disposal of old records and documents (Old Admission forms, old answer scripts etc.)
7.3 Stakeholder relationships : Society- Dept interaction through
seminars, workshops, special lectures
Govt agencies – Dept interaction through consultancy and collaborations (ERA, NHPC, J&K State Resource Centre, Sher- e-Kashmir Police Academy, J&K State Commission for Women, IMPA, Dept. of Forests , Rural Development, NABARD,
Non Govt. Agencies – Dept. Interaction (OXFAM, CCNI, ORG Research group, Centre for Media Studies, New Delhi, Centre Board for Workers Education, LBSNAA Mussorie.)