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Department of Sociology
Brief history of the department

The Department of Sociology, Jorhat College (Amalgamated) was started in 1969. The department of Sociology came into being as separate department from the very beginning. Probably, the department is the first department that introduced in Graduation level in Assam and North-East India. Since then the department has been offering Major and Non-Major courses in this subject.

The founder teacher of the department was Mr. Prabir Kumar Bora (Retd. Principal I/C and Vice Principal). Later on he was assisted by two teachers respectively Dr. Deben Chandra Boruah (Retd.) and Late Dr. Prabhash Kumar Bora (Former HOD). Presently the department has three permanent teachers and one part time teacher, Ms. Swapnajyoti Borah, Dr. Diganta Kumar Phukan (HOD), Dr. Biswajit Borah and Ms. Meghali Das. The faculties are always being dedicated and sincere to their duties and responsibilities in academic, curricular and co- curricular activities.

Student Profile

Students are admitted in major on the basis of merit. With the growing demand of aspiring students to pursue graduation in this subject, the department has increased the allotment of seats. No issue of discrimination regarding gender, race, religion, caste, community, class is allowed in admission process. The students are coming from in and outside Assam to the department. They have workable knowledge of Assamese, Hindi and English.

The students of the department are very regular and sincere. They perform very well in extra-curricular activities also. They publish the Sociological Imprint, a students’ journal, a hand-written magazine, “Polosh” and a wall magazine named “Samalay”. Besides, they are encouraged to participate in various district and state level seminar, workshops, debating, quiz, sports competition. The department organize freshmen social, farewell programme, alumni meet, parents meet and observe some important National and state-level occasions for the students.

Course Offered

B.A. (Regular): The College is affiliated to the Dibrugarh University. Hence, the college has to follow the prescribed syllabus of Dibrugarh University. From the beginning till 2013, the TDC course was offered in both Major and Non-Major areas. From 2011, the semester programme was introduced. Presently, the CBCS System has been introduced from 2019.

B.A. (Distance under Dibrugarh University): The department offers B.A. programme in distance mode affiliated to Dibrugarh University. The degree programme under the distance mode is in annual system.

M.A. (Distance under Dibrugarh University): The department also offers M.A. programme in distance mode affiliated to Dibrugarh University. The degree programme under the distance mode is in annual system.

Learning resources of the departments
The department has its own library which is dedicated to the father of Indian Sociology G.S.GHURYE, with a good collection of books, references, field study reports and other necessary documents. It has one laptop with internet facility. Students and teachers normally consult in the departmental library and the central library which is quite rich in old and new books, journals, references. The department also provide the information about the web-links of required field. Students are also provided study materials of each and every paper.
Modern teaching methods practiced and use of ICT in teaching-learning
The department has two classrooms dedicated to the father of Indian Constitution, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar and to the first Indian women teacher Savitribai Phule. One classroom is well-equipped with projector, podium . Lectures, power-point presentation, talk and chalk methods are used in the classes. Apart from this procedure, tutorial classes, home assignment, group discussion, seminar etc. are also arranged among the students. To encourage the students in social fields, different field studies are conducted in the annual basis. Poster presentation is a very good initiative of the department to teach them how to prepare the research report. Apart from these, various guest lectures are also arranged by the department enriched by the scholars of various educational institutions like Tezpur University, Dibrugarh University, TISS, Ghy and other local colleges of the District. The department always tries to facilitate the students in various ways of teaching and learning and therefore teachers are available beyond class hours for academic interaction with students.
Participation of teachers in academic and personal counseling of students

The teachers of the department are always available for personal guidance to the students. They are very helpful to the students and encourage them for future prospects. Teachers regularly interact with the students in academic and personal purposes to meet their needs and aspirations. In addition to this, students with difficulties are encouraged to have personal discussion outside their class-room. Due to this the student-teacher relationship in the department has always remained excellent. Students now feel free to seek advice from any teachers, at any time of the day in the department.

Departmental Award
There is a departmental award for the student who secured highest marks in sociology in B.A.Final examination under DU. In the loving memory of Late Dr. Prabhash Kumar Borah, the former HoD, a cash Award of Rs. 5000/ and a certificate of appreciation is offered to encourage the students. The awardees from 2014 -2018 are Nitish Gogoi, Niharika Das, Sumpee Bora, Madhusmita Borah respectively.
Achievements of the students in 2019
  1. In the National Level:

    Ms. Arpita Das, 5th Semester, Major in Sociology won Silver Medal in the 9th All India Wado Independent Open Karate-do Championship held in Borodarra, Gujarat in 2018.

  2. In the State level:

    Ms. Arpita Das 5th Semester, Major in Sociology won Gold Medal in Kata event and Silver in Kunit event the 7th All Assam Karate Championship, 2019 held in Nagaon.

  3. Inter College level(Under the DU):

    Mr. Pranjal Baruah won Bronze Medal in the Dibrugarh University Inter College Taikowandow Championship, 2018 under 70-74 KG.

  4. In the 100 years of Jaliwanwalbagh massacre held at college jointly organized y the Jorhat College and Ramghoria Samaj, Jorhat on 23rd March, 2019 the Chorus Team of the Department won the First Prize and second prize won in cultural procession.
  5. In the college Week-2019
    1. Wall Magazine: 1st in entire decoration of the Magazine, 1st  in the Editorial
    2. Hand-Written Magazine: 1st in the entire Magazine, 2nd in Hand-writing
    3. Chorus: 1st
    4. Cultural rally: 2nd
    5. Best Literary Man/Women: Ms. Tazmin Ahmed
    6. Quiz: 1st
    7. Biy-naam: 1st and 2nd
    8. Kabadi: 2nd winner (Runners up)
    9. Go as you like: 1st
    10. Group dance: 2nd

    Besides, many students won medals individually in sports, music, debating, literary sections etc.

  6. Others
    1. 3rd Prize in the drawing competition organized by the college authority on the occasion of Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha Divash.
    2. Ms. Nandita saikia selected as 3rd in the Essay writing comp. held at the Cotton University on the occasion of world Environment Day, 5th June, 2019.
    3. 1st and 2nd prize won in the patriotic song comp. organized by the Jorhat College Authority in 2018 on the occasion of the Independence Day.
Current Faculty Members
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Dr. Diganta Kr. Phukan
Assistant Prof, H.O.D.

Mrs. Swapnajyoti Bora
Assistant Prof.

Dr. Biswajit Borah
Assistant Prof.

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