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About The Department

The Department of Sociology at Hindu College, University of Delhi, has established itself as an academic institution of distinction since its inception in 1969. Its students have consistently occupied top positions in university examinations, a testament to the Department's academic prowess and creative ingenuity. Many sociological stalwarts have been associated with the Department from its inception. The faculty is distinguished and accomplished, possessing considerable expertise across a broad spectrum of fields, including but not limited to economic and political sociology, kinship, religion, gender, urban sociology, social stratification, and sociological theories. Further enhancing the already vibrant academic environment, specialists in the discipline are periodically invited to deliver lectures on a chosen theme. Through a rigorous academic curriculum and active participation in extracurricular activities, students are equipped to explore diverse career paths, ranging from social research, public policy, journalism and media, human resources, government service, the development sector, social work, law, and the core areas of teaching and disciplinary research. Thus, a sociology graduate from the department emerges as a critical and engaged citizen, well-equipped to navigate and thrive in a rapidly transforming world. 

The Department has an energetic ‘sociological society’ with elected student office bearers. In active collaboration with the faculty, the society organizes academic seminars, lectures and workshops during an academic year. The Department organises alumni connect sessions with distinguished graduates, academic lecture symposium sessions, heritage walks and field visits, workshops on ethnographic field visits among other activities. The high point of the Department's academic calendar is its annual inter-collegiate festival, 'RITES,' which comprises both academic and extracurricular components. Our students also participate actively in various co-curricular societies of the College often assuming crucial leadership roles.

Faculty Members

  1. Prof. Achla Tandon, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Professor
  2. Prof. Shalini Suryanarayan, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Professor
  3. Dr. Gitika De, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Associate Professor
  4. Dr. Twinkle Pal, M.Sc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  5. Dr. Meha Thakore, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  6. Ms. Sonia, M.A., M.Phil., Assistant Professor


  1. WAQIF: WAQIF, the yearly publication of the Department, is a compilation of essays, commentaries, poetry, film and book reviews, visual essays, and artwork, artfully woven together to evoke a sense of nostalgia and appreciation for time spent studying sociology in college. This literary and visual thread serves as a comprehensive documentation of events and milestones in the academic calendar. Furthermore, it stands as a testament to the tireless efforts and remarkable creativity of the editorial and creative team who take the lead in its publication. 
    Link: Waqif 2023 Edition


  1. Hindu College Journal of Sociological Research: In April 2023, the Department announced the launch of its inaugural academic publication: the Hindu College Journal for Sociological Research, in partnership with Team WAQIF, the Department's annual magazine. These initiatives reflect the department's commitment to fostering a dynamic and inclusive academic environment that extends beyond the confines of the classroom.



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