School Of Social Science

School Of Social Science


Crafting knowledge through innovation


Social science is a major category of academic discipline thats concerned with society and its various dynamics.

It not only studies the relationship among individuals but also leads to insights regarding communications approaches and functional strategies to improve the societal mechanism.


Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies and Research in Social Sciences (CISRS)

CoursesYearsSemesterEligibility CriteriaMarks Required
B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science36Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Stream: Any Stream)50%
B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology36Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Any stream)50%
M.A. in Sociology24Passed/Appeared B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology50%
Ph.D in Sociology (Full Time)3 To 5
Prof. Sanchari Chakraborty

Assistant Professor & HOD - Political Science

M.Phil. from Jadavpur University


Prior to joining the department of Political Science at Sister Nivedita University in the Autumn of 2021, I had been engaged in various teaching assignments at the undergraduate level in the University of Calcutta and West Bengal State University. In the course of these assignments, I taught papers on political theory, international relations and Indian politics and society. I have completed my postgraduate degree in political science from Presidency University, Kolkata and thereafter, I went on to Jadavpur University to pursue my M.Phil. My M.Phil. research investigated the Election Commission of India, its interface with the judiciary and civil society in India and the shaping of the ‘postcolonial voter’ in India. Earlier, my masters level research explored the links between the modern state India, education and citizenship construction. In broad terms, my areas of research interest include: political theory, Indian government and politics, global politics and public policy. I have qualified UGC-NET for the position of Assistant Professor in July 2019.

Soumya Saha

Assistant Professor - Political Science

Pursuing PhD from WBNUJS, Kolkata.


Soumya Saha is currently pursuing his PhD at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata. Prior to joining Sister Nivedita University, he has gathered the experience of teaching Political Science papers as a Guest Lecturer in the Department of Law, University of Calcutta, and as a Junior Research Fellow in WBNUJS, Kolkata. He is the founder of the social media academic platform, eSpartacus, which focuses on organizing and conducting academic interviews of scholars, writers and administrators, on issues concerning politics and society. He has also worked as a Research Investigator in the Research Project on “Discoursing the Homeless Elderly: Tropes, Desires and Containment” sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). His research interests include Citizenship Law, Indian Politics and Political Theory, on which he has presented and written papers, book reviews and book chapters.

Sharmin Chowdhury

Visiting Faculty - Political Science

pursuing PhD on the applicability of International Humanitarian Law to Non- International Armed Conflicts from Diamond Harbour Womens University


Sharmin Chowdhury, a Visiting Faculty in the Department of Political Science has completed her M.Phil in Political Science from Jadavpur University on the topic 'Atrocity crimes and the Responsibility to Protect.' She is currently pursuing PhD on the applicability of International Humanitarian Law to Non- International Armed Conflicts from Diamond Harbour Women's University. An erudite scholar of International Relations, her areas of research includes Atrocity crimes, International Criminal Law and Refugee crisis. She has worked as RUSA Project Assistant in Jadavpur University on the "Issues in Global South: Eastern Perspectives", and has actively participated in National and International Seminars and conferences on her interest areas.


Head of Department - Sociology

Completed MA and MPhil in Sociology from Jadavpur University. Cleared UGC NET in 2011. Submitted PHD


Graduated from St. Xavier’s College Kolkata, with Sociology Honors. Completed MA and MPhil in Sociology from Jadavpur University. Cleared UGC NET in 2011. Submitted PHD Thesis on Tattoo: An Inquiry in its Different Dimension at the Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bipul Kumar Bhadra. Before joining Sister Nivedita University, was engaged as State Aided College Teacher, Category – I at Jogamaya Devi College under Calcutta University. I was also engaged as a Visiting Faculty in the Department of Sociology, Rabindra Bharati University and Jadavpur University. Also taught at a Visiting Faculty at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. Research Interest is Sociology of Science Technology and Society, Sociology of Crime and Deviance and Sociology of Gender. Life member Indian Sociological Society. Coordinated the Women Entrepreneurship Development Program, Sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in 2018 at Jogamaya Devi College. Presented papers at various National and International Conferences.

Dr. Nabamita De

Assistant Professor - Sociology

B.A, Sociology Honors (Presidency college, Calcutta University) M.A, M.Phil., PhD (Jadavpur University), B.Ed. (wbuttepa)


I have an experience of more than 12 years, prior joining here, I was the head of the Sociology department of ADAMAS UNIVERSITY. I taught as visiting faculty in JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY and KALYANI UNIVERSITY. I even taught in BANGABASHI COLLEGE as guest faculty. I received prestigious WESTBENGAL STATE FELLOWSHIP for research. My research interest is on Sociology of Religion and Sociology of Health. Conducted various National and International seminars and webinars. Presented papers at various National and International Conferences. Published in different UGC CARE listed and good publication house. Guided two PhD scholars. 


Dr. Priyanka Dutta

Assistant Professor - Sociology

PhD in Sociology with ICSSR doctoral fellowship from the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore.


Dr. Priyanka Dutta has an academic background in Sociology with a focus on gender, labour and development studies. An alumna of the South Point High School, Priyanka has pursued her graduation in Sociology (Hons.) from the Lady Brabourne College, under the University of Calcutta and Post Graduation in Sociology from Calcutta University. She pursued her M.Phil from the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK) and completed her PhD in Sociology with ICSSR doctoral fellowship from the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore. Her thesis has been endowed with the prestigious M.N. Srinivas Memorial Award for the best PhD thesis in Sociology. A qualitative sociologist by training, she has more than a decade of research and teaching experience in various states across India working at reputed academic institutions and development organizations like St. Xavier’s University Kolkata, Rabindra Bharati University, Basanti Devi College, Department of Law, Calcutta University, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS-Bangalore), IFMR, CUTS International, IDSK etc. She has also presented her research work in various seminars and conferences both in India and abroad. Priyanka has also completed a Diploma in Social Work and also has to her credit a four-year diploma in Japanese Language.


Visiting Faculty - Sociology

Masters Degree in Sociology from Calcutta University


Ms. Sanchita Gangopadhyay pursed her graduation degree in Sociology Honours from Jogamaya Devi College, University of Calcutta. She successfully completed her Masters Degree in Sociology from Calcutta University, securing a first class second position from her department. Ms. Gangopadhyay is a recipient of 2017 The Radhakamal Mukherjee Young Social Scientist Award. .She is currently working as a part- time faculty at Sister Nivedita University and as a guest-faculty at The Heritage College, Kolkata. She has an experience of working as a Head of the Department of Sociology at Loreto College and has served as a guest-lecturer at Asutosh College, Kolkata. She also has an experience of working as a field assistant on a National Project titled ‘Promoting Micro Solar Dome Technology in Tribal Pockets of India with Different Agro-Climatic Condition & Varied Type of Housing’ conducted by NB Institute of Rural Technology under the supervision of Prof. S.P Gonchaudhury & Prof. (Dr.) Bula Bhadra in 2017 & 2018. Her areas of interest are Sociology Childhood & Youth and Sociology of Crime and Deviance.

MS. Atufah Nishat

Visiting Faculty - Sociology

Master of Arts in Sociology from Presidency University, Kolkata


Atufah Nishat is a visiting Faculty in the Department of Sociology.  She did her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, and completed her Master of Arts in Sociology from Presidency University, Kolkata. Her master’s research work titled ‘Placing the Dalit Women at the Intersections: A Sociological Study of Dom Women of Kolkata’ got published in Contemporary Voice of Dalit Journal in 2022. Currently, she is pursuing her M.Phil from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, Kolkata. Her current research looks at the question of Muslim women’s agency and citizenship rights. 

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CoursesFee During Admission (Including 1st Semester Fee / 1st installment for annual scheme)Fee 2nd semester / 2nd installment onwardsProgram Fees Total
B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science5915023150174900
B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology5915023150174900
M.A. in Sociology6090024900135600
Ph.D in Sociology (Full Time)9025070000480250


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School Of Social Science


A major in Sociology provides an ideal background to pursue a range of careers:

Ø  Business careers (management, marketing and advertising, personnel and human relations);

Ø  Criminal justice careers (law enforcement, courts, corrections; juvenile justice);

Ø  Social service careers (social work; counselling, administration, drug rehabilitation; health administration); family services; disability services);

Ø  Careers in social policy, politics and law (attorney, legal investigator, legal assistant, policy advocate, policy analysis, urban planning, philanthropy; public administration, polling, social research);

Ø  Educational careers (college professor; college administrator; university student services; social science teacher; school administrator.)

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Political Science

  • Academicia,Research work;
  • Content writing,Journalism;
  • Civil Services;
  • Lawyers, Human Rights Activists;
  • Policy Analysts; Diplomats,Defence strategists etc.