Muralidhar Girls' College

AFFILIATED TO CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY | RE-ACCREDITED BY NAAC GRADE B++
P-411/14 Gariahat Road Ballygunge Kolkata-700029

Muralidhar Girls' College

AFFILIATED TO CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY | RE-ACCREDITED BY NAAC GRADE B++
P-411/14 Gariahat Road Ballygunge Kolkata-700029

Department of Sociology

About the Department

The Department of Sociology was started in the year 1986 in the premises of Muralidhar Girls’ College, Kolkata, West Bengal. This was a historic event for the Department. This was also the time of evolution of Indian society and nascent development of sociology in India which has been impacted upon by the colonial rule to a large extent. The department started off with a General course at the initial level. In 1986, Dr. Uttara Maity joined as a Part-time faculty of the department in the college. In 1988, she was appointed in the first full time post of Assistant Professor. Since then she has acted as the Head of the Department of Sociology. With her single-handed effort she has introduced many books and has improved the amenities available in the department. Along with other Part-time teachers and guest-lecturers appointed occasionally, she has had run the department for a span of 26 years. Her teaching experience is currently more than 28 years.

In 2005, after the first NAAC gradation received by Muralidhar Girls’ College, the Department could successfully initiate the introduction of Honours course. Since then the department has been running successfully. The General library and the Seminar library are equipped with books received from SAAC and UGC fund. There is regular maintenance of record of portions of syllabus taught by the teachers. Students get involved in several extra-curricular activities like making wall-magazines, dancing, singing, painting, reciting and others. Students engage in doing research projects on topics varying from Women education, women empowerment to drug addiction, ‘selfie’ addiction, mid-day meal scheme, gender discrimination and many others. Successful students have passed out and joined in universities like Jadavpur University (JU), Calcutta University (CU), West Bengal State University (WBSU), Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU), Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) for completion of their Post-graduation in various fields.

In 2013, the Department got equipped with laptop, printer and camera as important ICT tools for teaching and learning process. Since, 2010 many seminars, workshops and talks have been organized by the department for the students. In 2014, second full-time post was filled by Miss Atrayee Saha, who joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Muralidhar Girls’ College on 25th April 2014. Her teaching experience is more than 2 years.

In 2015, first State-level UGC Sponsored seminar has been organized in collaboration with the Department of Psychology and Department of Journalism and Mass-Communication and Asutosh College (as the collaborating college) in Muralidhar Girls’ College, Kolkata on the topic ‘Panopticon Media: From a Sociological and Psychological Perspective’. Students have participated in intra-college extempore, quiz, debate and recitation competition.

Students have participated in District-level Youth Parliament competition organized in the college premises and also in Asutosh College, Kolkata, West Bengal.

In 2015, 2 students from the Department presented their research papers in 41st Indian Sociological Society (ISS) conference held in Varanasi in Research Committee (RC) on ‘Sociology of Everyday Life’.

One student from passed out in 2016 is selected as part of a survey work organized by Bureau of Applied Economics and Research Studies, West Bengal, Kolkata.

Abstracts of research papers of 3 students have been selected for paper presentation in National Young Sociologist Competition 2016, to be organized by Christ University, Bangalore.

The Department hopes to excel more in future.

Faculty

Dr. Uttara Maity

Designation: Associate Professor
Qualification: M.A., Ph. D.
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Smt. Atrayee Saha

Designation: Assistant Professor & HOD
Qualification: M.A., M. Phil
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Smt. Aditi Ghosh

Designation: State Aided College Teacher, SACT
Qualification: M.A.
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Smt. Anusuya Moitra

Designation: State Aided College Teacher, SACT
Qualification: M.A
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