The department of sociology was granted permission to start a pass course of sociology for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh in the year 2004-2005. It was only Don Bosco College Jollang, Itanagar that offers sociology in the state of Arunachal Pradesh under Arunachal University (Now Rajiv Gandhi University). The year 2007-2008 has been a lucky one for the department of sociology as, the University once again has approved to start BA Sociology honours course at Don Bosco College, Jollang Itanagar. Since the inception of the department, the department has accommodated numbers of students who have succeeded in various walks of life. The yearly system culminates by the year 2016 when the new semester system was introduced.

The department of sociology put forth the idea of a just and equal society into the minds of the students. The department envisions to bring out the best of a person and to prepare them to live an exemplary lives in the society as they graduate from the college. Guided by the religious and educational philosophy of St. John Bosco, the college along with all the departments envisions the following: to Provide easier access to higher education to the underprivileged. To Nurtures excellence and fosters commitment in youth care and education. To equip society’s next-generation leaders to be competent, to dedicated and committed to excellence, equity and peace building. Contribute to Arunachal Pradesh by promoting human resources. Offer opportunities for interaction between various socio-cultural and religious groups and their constituents. Harness resources and commitment in favor of solidarity, equity, development and peace.

Sociology being the science of society has always made an attempt to in still the human and societal values within the department of sociology. It has given priorities in the following areas:

  • To educate human and societal values
  • To promote the spirit of oneness in the society
  • To offer the human resources to the state and the country
  • To impart qualitative values of sustainable development
  • To equip today’s generation youngsters to be competent leaders.
  1. Programme Objective & Outcome: Mention Program Objective (s). Create Program Outcome from Program Objective.
Programme Objective Sociology emerged as a distinctive discipline in the mid-nineteenth century in European society as an intellectual response to the confronting crisis after the Industrial Revolution and French Revolution. The teaching and learning processes of sociology since then has been influenced by a variety of socio-economic and political conditions where it has been taught and practice. Across the globe sociology is now established as a multi-academic discipline, with theoretical knowledge and its empirical methodologies. The objectives of imparting sociological knowledge among the students is to familiarize the students with the social, political, economical and intellectual contexts in which sociology emerged as a distinctive discipline. Its objective is to enable the students to gain classical sociological knowledge and its contemporary relevance.
Programme Outcome The students are to familiarize the students with the social, political, economical and intellectual contexts in which sociology emerged as a distinctive discipline. Its objective is to enable the students to gain classical sociological knowledge
  1. Detail of Courses: ANNUAL SYSTEM 2015-2016
B.A. III Year (Pass) Paper Title Paper Code Course Objective & Outcome
B.A. III Year (Pass) Society in India Paper – III Objective: This paper aims to enable the students to gain better understanding of their own situation and region. It will also sensitize the students to the emerging social issues and problems of contemporary India.
Outcome: understanding the Indian society in a broader manner. Learnt the diverse nature of the Indian Society.
B.A. III Year (PASS) Social Research Methods PAPER IV Objective: This paper aims to provide the students an understanding of the nature of social phenomena, the issues involved in social research and the ways and means of understanding the studying social reality.
Outcome: General understanding of social research, how to go about doing research. Motivation for students to do research
B.A. III YEAR (Hons) Social Change Paper – V Objective: This paper highlights the various aspects relating to social change in India in terms of theoretical and empirical perspectives.
Outcome: Theoretical aspects of social change and the status of the Indian Society.
B.A. III YEAR (Hons.)

Social research methods

Paper – V The course aims to provide an understanding of the nature of social phenomena, the issues involved in social research and the ways and means of understanding and studying social reality. Thus, the emphasis is threefold: firstly on the study of research methods as a means of understanding social reality; second, the tools and techniques are only instruments and not the end or goal of research. Thirdly, there are different perspectives and methods (as in quantitative and qualitative research) of understanding social phenomena.
Outcome: Understanding the social reality through social research. Basic knowledge of research and its significance in the society
B.A. III YEAR (HONS) Social Stratification in India Paper – VII Objective: This paper introduces concepts of social stratification and social mobility in Indian perspective.
Outcome: The paper sensitizes the students about how Indian Society was stratified, the changes and mobility in Indian Society.
B.A. III YEAR (HONS) Social Conflict and Movements Paper –VIII Objective: This paper discusses theories of social conflicts and its application to understand some specific social movements in India.
Outcome: Understanding the nature of social conflicts and some social movements in India
B.A. III YEAR (HONS) Social Problems and Social Welfare Paper - IX (Option A) Objective: To understand the various social problems in India. To know the goals of social welfare. To appreciate the social welfare needs of the people of India.
Outcome: understanding the basics of social problems in Indian Society and the welfare for its citizens.
B.A. III YEAR (HONS) Sociology of Tribal Society in India Paper - IX (Option B) Objective: The objectives of this paper are to understand the vicarious aspects of Tribal society in relation to its structure and change. Students will also be oriented to the knowledge of some emerging issues in tribal society like socio-economic movements, gender disparity and approaches to tribal development.
Outcome: understanding the tribes of India, their social structure, emerging issues and tribal movements in India.
Semester System
Semester Paper Title Paper Code Course Objective & Outcome
Semester – I Introduction To Sociology I SOC-CC-1110 Objective: ...
Outcome: ...
Semester – I Polity And Society In India SOC-MC-1110 Objective: ...
Outcome: ...
Semester – III Political Sociology SOC-C-211 Objective: The course is an introduction to the theoretical debates in the sub-field and equips students to learn both classical and contemporary arguments about age old questions of power, authority and resis-tance and their manifestations in political institutions and political systems. It deals with theoretical and analytical aspects of examining the interface between politics and society and seeks to provide an understanding of political processes in India.
Semester – III Sociology Of Religion SOC-C-212 Objective: This course introduces students to the distinctiveness of the sociological approach to the study of religion. Students are introduced to the basic theoretical and methodological perspectives on the study of religion and also exposed to ethnographic texts on various aspects of religious phenome-non.
Outcome: 1. Students will be acquainted with representative texts that symbolize the development of knowledge in the field of Sociology of Religion They will be able to identify different theories, approaches and concepts that make up the study of religion, distinguish between them and also use terms specific to the field in specific context.
2. Students will be able to make a link between texts and paraphrase their arguments and use these to communicate their ideas in research papers, projects and presentations.
Semester – III Sociology Of Gender SOC-C-213 Objective: The course introduces gender as a critical sociological lens of enquiry in relation to various social fields. It also interrogates the basic concepts of sex and gender by problematising common-sensical notions of gender. The course also examines the intersectionality between gender and other forms of stratification and identities.
Outcome: 1. An understanding of concepts such as sex and gender by problematising common-sensical notions of gender
2. Places gender in juxtaposition with other forms of stratification and identity such as caste, class, family and work.
Semester – III Theorizing Development SOC-S-214 Objective: This course aims to familiarise students with the arguments of development theory in the decades of 80s onwards and equip them with some of the methodology in development practices adopted since then.
Outcome: 1. Understand different ideas and approaches to development.
2. Explain the dynamics between developmental institutions, actors, policies, theories, approaches, and ideas and the implementation, consequences, and experiences of development
Semester – III Society And Stratification SOC-G-215 Objective: The course introduces the student to various ideas of Social inequality and their sociological study. The different forms and institutional manifestations of social stratification are explored here both theoretically and through case studies.
Outcome: 1. To introduce the concept and approaches on stratification.
2. To describe various forms of stratification and their intersectionality.
Semester- IV Economic Sociology SOC-C-221 Objective: The course offers an introduction to the key concepts and theoretical foundations of Economic So-ciology as a specialized branch of Sociology. Students will be introduced to socio-cultural bases of various dimensions of economy such as production, distribution, exchange, consumption and mar-kets while emphasizing the impact of norms, social structure, and institutions on economy. It also highlights the significance of sociological analysis for the study of economic processes and institu-tions in local and global contexts by drawing insights from both theoretically and empirically grounded studies.
Outcome:1. Develops familiarity with different theoretical and conceptual aspects of economic sociology as a specialized branch ofknowledge.
2. Develops background knowledge about the diverse ways in which economy is interlinked with other aspects of society andculture
Semester- IV Sociology of Kinship SOC-C-222 Objective: The course seeks to impart a comprehensive study of the concepts relevant for understanding kinship, marriage and family. It will enhance understanding of family, marriage and kinship both in historical and evolutionary perspective.
Outcome:1. Develop an analytical perspectives on concepts relevant for understandingkinship
2. Comprehend the coexistence of multiple perspectives in the study of family, marriage andkinship
Semester- IV Social Stratification SOC-C-223 Objective: The course introduces the student to various ideas of Social inequality and their sociological study. The different forms and institutional manifestations of social stratification are explored here both theoretically and through case studies. An understanding of stratification and theories would sensitize students to its various sociological aspects, providing ample scope for applied learning and application.
Outcome:1. Understanding of stratification and theories would sensitize students to itsvarious sociological aspects, providing ample scope for applied learning andapplication.
2. Examining forms of stratification, understanding the relevance of caste, race andethnic identities in contemporaryworld.
Semester- IV Ethics, Politics & Skill in Social Research SOC-S-224 Objective: This course aims to explore issues of ethics and politics in relation to social research and appraises the student with a wide range of questions and debates. The course also seeks to equip students and strengthen their basic computational skills and other technicalities involved in research writing.
Outcome:The students will be able to understand the fair practice of writings, ethics and politics in doing research. Students will also get exposure to basic skills in handling computers for collection, analysis and presentation of data.
Semester- IV Introduction to Social Research SOC-G-225 Objective: This course aims to enhance the skills of students to understand and use techniques employed by social scientists to investigate social phenomena. With emphasis on formulating research design, methods of data collection, and data analysis, it will provide students with some elementary knowledge on how to conduct both, quantitative and qualitative research.
Outcome:1. To provide introductory understanding of doing research in social sciences.
2. To give elementary exposure to the techniques and tools of collection and analysis of data
Semester –V Sociology Thinkers SOC-C-311 Objective:
Semester –V Sociology Research Methods SOC-C-312 Objective:
Semester –V Environmental Sociology SOC-D-313 Objective:
Semester –V Indian Sociological Tradition SOC-D-314 Objective:

Sl. No. Course/ Paper Title Semester Code No. Course objective
1 Environment science BA I EVS VA1210 ....
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1 Religion In India BA I SOC-MD-1110 ....
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1 Theorizing Development BA I SOC-SE-0010 ...
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1 Study Material Culture in Arunachal Pradesh BA V SOC-CC ....
Name Seminar Workshops Publications Books
Mr. Pouluanthai Phaomei 4 2
Dr. Lalgin Chongloi 6
Dr. Sr. Penny Rose Chinir
Dr. Tailyang Sirah 3 1 6 2
A. Faculty Details: a. Basic Information
Name Qualification Designation No. of years of experience
Pouluanthai Phaomei MA,NET Assistant Professor 7
Dr.Lalgin Chongloi (HoD) M.A, Ph.D, NET Assistant Professor 3
Dr. Tailyang Sirah M.A,NET, Ph.D Assistant Professor 1
Dr. Sr. Penny Rose Chinir M.A, B.Ed, Ph.D Assistant Professor 1
  • The department of Sociology being the oldest in the University, the students stand a better chance for absorption in the university.
  • Co-operation and good rapport among the stake-holders. teaching, non-teaching and student’s community.
  • Homely, peaceful and quiet location away from the town provides conducive atmosphere for serious intellectual work.
  • The students are disciplinedand enthusiastic about their participation in academic and non-academic activities.
  • The teaching staff has the opportunity to be part of the University examination process.
  • Being the only college offering sociology, the students are less competitive.
  • Hectic semester system and vast curriculum impede more activities with stake holders.
  • Insufficient sociological e-journals and books in the college library. 
  • The learners are always made aware of the wide scope for their future.
  • Efforts are on to enhance the quality of the students by giving them opportunities for interaction with senior faculty members of the University by means of special classes, workshops and departmental seminars.
  • The students take active part in collection of data and presentation of the seminar papers.
  • The main challenge is to enhance the percentage of attendance of the students.
  • To motivate the weaker and irregular category of students. 
The Department has successfully completed the session 2018-19 with farewell programme for the outgoing sixth semester students.  The final year studentshave brought excellent results to the department, clinching 5 university ranks. The department has successfully conducted continuous internal evaluation in the form of internal tests, assignments and presentations of the assignment papers. The Annual departmental seminar on the topic “Youth Unrest in North East: With Special Reference to Arunachal Pradesh” was a grand success.
  • Work harder in achieving better results in the university examinations.
  • Initiate departmental activities in the form of informal interaction between the teachers and the students, performance of short dramas about societal issues, cultural items etc from time to time.