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Department of Sociology

About the Department

Year of establishment: 2012

Names of Programs / Courses offered (UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph.D, Integrated Masters, Integrated Ph.D, etc): UG courses

Name of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments / units involved: Skill course for UG students of 4th, 5th and 6th semester

Teaching Methods Adopted to Improve Student Learning

Traditional lecture method aided by board and marker is the basic method adopted for teaching. In addition to traditional lecture method, active participation of students is ensured by involving students in preparing presentations and assignments on some topics. This enables the students to have deeper understanding of the topics being taught in the class. Use of smart classroom is made wherever the syllabus demands. Remedial classes are also arranged for the weaker students.

Details of Infrastructural Facilities

Library:

There is no separate library for the department but there are a good number of books in the College library to cater the demands of the students. Text Books as per the syllabus prescribed by Kashmir University are available for the students. Number of books is being added every year to enrich the
library.

Smart classroom:

College has the facility of smart classroom that is being used by all the departments whenever required as per the contents of the syllabus being taught.

SWOC Analysis of the Department and Future Plans

Strength: Student-teacher relation has always been the strength of our department. Students are always encouraged to ask question and teachers always try to give an agreeable answer to it. Ever supportive principal and rich library facilitates the teaching learning process.

Weakness: Most of the students come from poor and backward family and thereby cannot attend classes regularly as they have to provide economic support to their family. Unreliable transport system is also one of the reasons to keep students away from the college.

Opportunities: The learners are always made aware of the wide scope for their future. Efforts are made to develop the overall personality of the students by giving them opportunities of interaction with the senior faculty members of other institutions by means of special classes.

Challenges: The main challenge is to enhance the percentage of attendance of the students in classes and to motivate the students to perform better in the examinations of the university.